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Two die as car falls in river in Bengal


July 17th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Two people including an executive engineer with the railways were killed and one other injured after the car they were traveling fell into a ... Read more...

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Two sisters arrested for defrauding Kolkata bank


July 1st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) Two sisters from West Bengal's Darjeeling district' have been arrested for allegedly defrauding the Kolkata branch of a nationalised bank to the tune of Rs.1.48 crore, ... Read more...

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One injured, seven missing in Bengal accident


June 14th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, June 14 (IANS) One person was injured and seven others were missing after the car they were travelling in fell into the Teesta river in Kalimpong of West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Manipur ultra nabbed in West Bengal


June 12th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) A self-styled commander-in-chief of Manipur's banned militant outfit Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) has been arrested in West Bengal's Darjeeling district, police said Tuesday.Following a tip-off, Naorem ... Read more...

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Youth collapsing at police recruitment rally, dies


June 12th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) Suresh Bhujal, a youth from West Bengal's Darjeeling district, Monday died in a state-run hospital days after falling sick during a physical endurance test for recruitment ... Read more...

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KKR fans face police batons outside Eden


May 29th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) As West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan hogged the limelight inside the Eden Gardens stadium Tuesday, spectators outside had ... Read more...

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Left Front blames Mamata government for Terai-Dooars violence


April 26th, 2012 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front (LF) Wednesday blamed the recent unrest in the Terai-Dooars region in the state's northern part to the "undue haste" of ... Read more...

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Five killed in Bengal road accident


April 16th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, April 16 (IANS) Five people were killed when a speeding car skidded and rolled down a gorge in the hilly Darjeeling district of West Bengal Monday, police said."Five people ... Read more...

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Two Manipuri militants arrested from Siliguri by NIA


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), March 23 (IANS) Two members of Manipur's banned Kangleipak Communist Party of Manipur were arrested Friday from near the Indo-Nepal border here in West Bengal's Darjeeling district, ... Read more...

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Maruti plans Rs.80 crore logistic hub in Bengal


January 13th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL), the country's largest car maker, plans to invest about Rs.80 crore to set up a logistic hub at Siliguri in ... Read more...

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Government teams inspect fire-hit Bengal hospital


December 12th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Three days after a blaze in the city's AMRI hospital killed 93 people, a West Bengal government team Monday inspected the institution's basement to check ... Read more...

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Tata, army among 24 teams for Darjeeling’s maiden motor rally


November 6th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) Twenty-four national-level rally drivers will vie for the top spot in the first national motor sports event to be held in the hills of Eastern India, ... Read more...

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Sourenee to sell Darjeeling teas in foreign markets


October 25th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) Kolkata-based Sourenee Leaves Pvt Ltd (SLPL), a part of the Titagarh Group, is planning to sell packaged Darjeeling teas in foreign markets like Europe and the ... Read more...

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All bridges in Darjeeling will be checked: Mamata


October 23rd, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 23 (IANS) In the wake of bridge collapse in the Darjeeling district, which left 32 people dead, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday announced all bridges ... Read more...

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Landslide snaps Siliguri-Sikkim highway link


July 20th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 20 (IANS) The road link between Siliguri and Sikkim was snapped for about six hours Wednesday after heavy overnight rains triggered a landslide on National ... Read more...

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Leopard injures six, shot dead


July 20th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 19 (IANS) A leopard was shot dead after it attacked and injured six people in a slum in West Bengal's Darjeeling district Tuesday, an official said.The leopard attacked ... Read more...

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Darjeeling pact signed amid euphoria and protests (Roundup)


July 18th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sukna (West Bengal), July 18 (IANS) A tripartite agreement on the trouble-torn Darjeeling hills in northern West Bengal was signed Monday between the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) and the ... Read more...

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Darjeeling tripartite accord signed (Lead)


July 18th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sukna (West Bengal), July 18 (IANS) A tripartite agreement on the Darjeeling hills was signed Monday between the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) and the West Bengal and central governments.At ... Read more...

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Darjeeling accord an alarm signal: CPI-M


July 17th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) The Darjeeling tripartite accord, to be signed Monday, is an alarm signal for West Bengal, the state's former ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) says."The ... Read more...

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Darjeeling tripartite accord on July 18: Mamata


July 15th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) The tripartite agreement on Darjeeling involving the West Bengal and central governments, and the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) will be signed July 18, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Tuskers trample couple to death in Bengal


July 11th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 11 (IANS) Elephants trampled to death a married couple in their sleep and damaged their mud house in West Bengal's Darjeeling district early Monday, officials said.The incident occurred ... Read more...

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Heavy rains hit West Bengal, six killed (Roundup)


June 17th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, June 17 (IANS) Landslide and electrocution claimed six lives as incessant overnight rains disrupted normal life in West Bengal Friday, inundating several areas and crippling road and rail traffic.A ... Read more...

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Landslides kill four, snap links to Sikkim


June 17th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, June 17 (IANS) Four members of a family were Friday killed when their house in West Bengal's Darjeeling district collapsed in a landslide. Another landslide snapped road links to ... Read more...

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GJM calls 24-hour shutdown in Darjeeling hills


May 18th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, May 18 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Wednesday called a 24-hour shutdown in the three hilly sub-divisions of Darjeeling district Thursday to protest the death of a party ... Read more...

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Tourism, business in Darjeeling hit by closure of National Highway 55


April 30th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Apr 30(ANI): Ongoing repair work at National Highway 55 (NH 55), which connects West Bengal's Darjeeling district with the rest of the country, has hampered tourism and business of roadside shops.A ... Read more...

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High polling in Naxalbari


April 19th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Naxalbari (West Bengal), April 18 (IANS) Naxalbari recorded a high 84.55 percent voter turnout in the first phase of the West Bengal assembly elections Monday."Polling was peaceful and incident free," ... Read more...

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74 percent turnout in first phase of West Bengal polls


April 18th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 18 (ANI): Around seventy four per cent voters exercised their franchise as polling ended in the first phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections for 54 seats spread over ... Read more...

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W. Bengal polls: 14 per cent vote cast in first two hours


April 18th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 18 (ANI): Fourteen per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the first two hours of polling in 54 Assembly constituencies in six North Bengal districts on Monday. ... Read more...

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Polling underway for first phase of W. Bengal elections


April 18th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 18 (ANI): Polling for the first phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal for 54 constituencies is going on today.The voting, which started at 7 a.m. will continue till 5 ... Read more...

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Once a Maoist hub, Naxalbari all set to vote (Lead)


April 17th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Naxalbari (West Bengal), April 17 (IANS) Once the cradle of a revolution that was supposed to sweep India, Naxalbari is preparing to vote Monday in West Bengal's assembly elections.The violence ... Read more...

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No talk of ‘red rebels’ as Naxalbari goes to polls


April 17th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Naxalbari (Darjeeling), April 17 (IANS) The guns have fallen silent here long ago. The cries of "China's chairman is our Chairman" are no longer heard. The fields of Boroorujot ... Read more...

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Vote out CPI-M, end misrule: Rahul tells Bengal (Roundup)


April 15th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Naxalbari/Malbazar/Mothabari/Domkal (West Bengal), April 14 (IANS) In a scathing attack on West Bengal's Left Front government, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday said the 34 years of Communist rule ... Read more...

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Thunderstorms hit Bengal campaign of Rahul, Advani (Lead)


April 14th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), April 14 (IANS) Thunderstorms in large parts of West Bengal's Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts Thursday poured water on the campaign plans of several political heavyweights.While senior ... Read more...

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Bad weather stalls campaigning in north Bengal


April 14th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), April 14 (IANS) Thunderstorms in large parts of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts of West Bengal Thursday poured water on the campaign plans of several political ... Read more...

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End of Left rule in West Bengal: Rahul Gandhi


April 14th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Naxalabari (West Bengal), April 14 (IANS) West Bengal had fallen behind the rest of the country as the ruling Left Front was busy serving the interests of their organisations ... Read more...

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