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Foundation laid for Meghalaya’s first railway line


September 8th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 8 (IANS) The railways will be coming into Meghalaya for the first time with Chief Minister Mukul Sangma laying the foundation of the Dudhnoi-Mendipathar railway station in Garo ... Read more...

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Marathi actor arrested in Goa parlour raid


September 7th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 7 (IANS) Marathi actor Sachit Pati was arrested along with five others when police raided a Goa massage parlour and rescued five women, officials said Friday.The six were ... Read more...

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Indian tea makers to showcase brew at London Olympics


July 25th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Leading tea makers from India will showcase different varieties of tea during the July 27-Aug 12 London Olympics to promote the brew in Britain.Premium brands of ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh to file papers for vice president Friday


July 20th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh will Friday file his nomination for the vice presidential election, party sources said.Jaswant Singh, who has unanimously ... Read more...

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Anjan Dutt’s next movie is about his own life


July 17th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Renowned filmmaker Anjan Dutt is planning a movie on the Gorkhaland movement in Darjeeling, West Bengal. He says it his "own story" and that he will ... Read more...

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40,000 affected as north Bengal rivers in spate


July 17th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) As many as 40,000 people were affected as large parts of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts of north Bengal remain submerged with all the rivers overflowing in ... Read more...

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Flood-like situation affects 40,000 in north Bengal


July 15th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 15 (IANS) Nearly 40,000 people were affected due to incessant rains triggering a flood-like situation in the north Bengal region with Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri being the worst hit, ... Read more...

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I’m not star struck by Ranbir: Sumona Chakravarti (With Images)


July 7th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Young girls are swooning over Ranbir Kapoor's cute, chocolate-boy looks in "Barfi!", but TV actress Sumona Chakravarti isn't part of that league. The 24-year-old ... Read more...

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Decision on territorial polls Saturday, says GJM


June 28th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) would decide Saturday on whether the party would take part in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls to be held ... Read more...

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West Bengal report sought on Ghishing petition


June 19th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Tuesday admitted a petition by GNLF chief Subhas Ghishing challenging the constitutional validity of the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and asked ... Read more...

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LF demands all-party meet on Mamata’s talks with GJM


June 18th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Monday demanded an all-party meeting on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's recent talks with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and also a statement ... Read more...

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Bengal to form panel on Gorkha council (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government has decided to form a three-member fact verification panel to look into the recommendations of a high-powered committee on the issue ... Read more...

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Bengal to form panel on Gorkha council


June 16th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) West Bengal will form a three-member fact-verification panel to look into the recommendations of a high-powered committee on the issue of area demarcation in a ... Read more...

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GNLF supremo Ghishing to challenge GTA in court


June 13th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Gorkhaland National Liberation Front (GNLF) supremo Subhas Ghishing is all set to challenge in the Calcutta High Court the constitutional validity of the proposed Gorkhaland ... Read more...

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Upset over panel report, GJM threatens to renew agitation (Second Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) Upset over a high-power committee's report on additional areas to be included into the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in northern West Bengal, ... Read more...

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Upset over panel report, GJM threatens to renew agitation (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday threatened to launch another protest campaign to press for its demand for a separate Gorkhaland.It is upset that a committee ... Read more...

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Man escapes from police custody in Darjeeling


June 1st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, June 1 (IANS) A man accused of fraud escaped from police custody in West Bengal's Kalimpong town Friday.Sonam Dorji Bhutia, 33, was arrested May 29 for allegedly cheating several ... Read more...

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Woman gangraped in Noida, one arrested


April 8th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, April 8 (IANS) A 30-year-old woman was drugged and gangraped by two men in a moving car in Noida and dumped near Kalindi Kunj in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh Police ... Read more...

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Victor Banerjee upset with National Awards jury


March 19th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Victor Banerjee is upset with this year's National Awards jury for rejecting Assamese director Bidyut Kotoki's film "As The River Flows" for not being Assamese.Victor, who ... Read more...

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Mamata’s nephew arrested for assaulting traffic cop (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Akash Banerjee and three others were arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a traffic police officer and causing obstruction ... Read more...

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Mamata’s nephew arrested for assaulting cop


February 29th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Akash Banerjee and three others were arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a traffic police officer and causing obstruction ... Read more...

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CBI rescues minor forced into sex trade from south Delhi


February 28th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 14-year-old girl from Darjeeling who was brought to Delhi and forced into prostitution was rescued by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier this ... Read more...

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CBI rescues minor forced into sex trade from south Delhi


February 28th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 14-year-old girl from Darjeeling who was brought to Delhi and forced into prostitution was rescued by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier this ... Read more...

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Gorkha leaders seek Mizoram CM’s support


February 16th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Feb 16 (IANS) A team of Gorkha leaders has sought the support of Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on the issue of a separate Gorkhaland in West Bengal, an ... Read more...

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GTA a blunder, Darjeeling on the boil: CPI-M


January 8th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
South 24 Parganas (West Bengal), Jan 8 (IANS) Terming the creation of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) a "blunder", the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said Sunday Darjeeling was ... Read more...

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Duncan not to hike tea prices: Goenka


December 20th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) The G.P. Goenka-run Duncan Group Tuesday said the recent hike in labour wages will increase production cost of tea by Rs.12-15 per kg, but it will ... Read more...

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Two BPO managers sacked on sexual harassment charge


November 29th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Nov 29 (IANS) An assistant manager at a call centre here was sacked Tuesday after four woman trainees complained he was sexually harassing them, police said. The management also ... Read more...

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Footfall increases in Darjeeling, but whither infrastructure?


October 17th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 17 (IANS) Tourists have returned to this queen of the hills in West Bengal in a big way this festive season but poor infrastructure and the lack ... Read more...

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Mamata’s sops to ‘turn Darjeeling into Switzerland’


October 11th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 11 (IANS) In a bid to fulfil her pre-poll promise of turning Darjeeling in northern West Bengal into Switzerland, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced a host ... Read more...

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A social activist’s struggle to save women


September 21st, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) She may not be able to bring back 12 women from the clutches of traffickers operating in Gulf countries but her fight against bonded labour and ... Read more...

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After quake, tour operators get calls from anxious tourists


September 20th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) After Sunday's earthquake, tour operators have been receiving hundreds of anxious calls about the conditions in Darjeeling and Sikkim from tourists who have done advance ... Read more...

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Quake kills four, injures over 100 in north Bengal


September 19th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, Sep 19 (IANS) Four people were killed, over 100 injured and power supply disrupted in parts of northern West Bengal as a powerful quake, epicentred in adjoining Sikkim, ... Read more...

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Mamata’s 100 days: cheers and some sneers


August 26th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) The state could soon get a new name, teachers receive salaries on the first of every month, Darjeeling is quiet after a tripartite pact and ... Read more...

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An eco-tourism park to come up near Kolkata


July 20th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) An eco-tourism park will come up soon on the outskirts of Kolkata at the intiative of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee."We want to set up an ... Read more...

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Day after accord, GJM harps on Gorkhaland


July 19th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sukna (West Bengal), July 19 (IANS) A day after signing the tripartite agreement for the creation of the autonomous development council Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA), the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha ... Read more...

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