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Two held for molesting minors in Bengal


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Two people were arrested while a complaint was lodged against a third in three different cases of molestation and attempted rape in West Bengal, police said ... Read more...

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Bengal hooch tragedy: Charge sheet against 23 filed


February 11th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) The West Bengal Police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Saturday filed a charge sheet against 23 accused in the December 2011 hooch tragedy case which claimed ... Read more...

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Bengal hooch tragedy prime suspect surrenders


January 16th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Noor Islam Sheikh alias Khora Badshah, prime suspect in the Sangrampur hooch tragedy in which 171 people were killed, surrendered before a court in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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West Bengal hooch deaths rise to 171, official suspended (Roundup)


December 16th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) The death count in West Bengal's hooch tragedy rose to 171 as more succumbed to the moonshine they had consumed. Around 90 ... Read more...

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West Bengal hooch deaths rise to 167 (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) More people continued to die in West Bengal after consuming spurious liquor with the toll mounting to 167 Friday afternoon. Nearly 100 ... Read more...

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West Bengal hooch deaths rise to 156


December 16th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) More people continued to die in West Bengal after consuming spurious liquor with the toll mounting to 156 Friday morning. Over 100 ... Read more...

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West Bengal: Killer liquor dens exist near police camp


December 16th, 2011 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) The illegal country liquor dens in West Bengal's Sangrampur which sold spurious liquor that claimed almost 150 lives were located close to a ... Read more...

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Second tragedy for West Bengal, moonshine kills 148 (Second Intro Roundup, correcting figure in headline)


December 16th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) India saw one of its worst liquor tragedies, as at least 148 people died and over 100 were hospitalised in rural West Bengal after they ... Read more...

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Second tragedy for West Bengal, moonshine kills 143 (Intro Roundup)


December 16th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) India saw one of its worst liquor tragedies, as at least 148 people died and over 100 were hospitalised in rural West Bengal after they ... Read more...

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Sip of death leaves families bereft of hope


December 15th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 15 (IANS) Sisters mourn their brothers, the old and infirm grieve inconsolably for their sons who used to earn for the family, and new widows ... Read more...

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Second tragedy for West Bengal, moonshine kills 143


December 15th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 15 (IANS) In one of India's worst liquor tragedies, at least 143 people died and over 100 were hospitalised in rural West Bengal after ... Read more...

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Glass of death at Rs.10!


December 15th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 15 (IANS) A glass of liquor for just Rs.10! The allure of extremely cheap country liquor after a hard day's toil was too much to ... Read more...

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Moonshine kills 63 in Bengal village


December 15th, 2011 - 2:21 am ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 15 (IANS) At least 63 people, mostly rickshaw pullers and labourers, died and 80 others were hospitalised Wednesday after consuming spurious liquor in a ... Read more...

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Moderate 5.5-magnitude earthquake shakes Christchurch


October 10th, 2011 - 5:40 am ICT by BNO News
CHRISTCHURCH (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake struck near the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Sunday evening, seismologists said. It was the strongest earthquake to hit the region since June.The 5.5-magnitude ... Read more...

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Hooked on the hilsa


September 7th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 7 (IANS) Dig into it once and you are hooked for life on the hilsa, a fish for which Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is willing to ... Read more...

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RFQ for Diamond Harbour container terminal July 22


July 21st, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) will issue a request for qualification (RFQ) July 22 for setting up a container terminal at Diamond Harbour, a top port ... Read more...

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Mamata tames pricey hilsa?


July 20th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) By a curious coincidence, within days of new Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee shooting off a missive to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to help lower the ... Read more...

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Kolkata port trust to begin work on container terminal


July 8th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) is gearing up to start work on a container terminal at Diamond Harbour following approval from the central government.After a high-level ... Read more...

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5.3-magnitude aftershock shakes Christchurch


April 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr 16 (ANI): A strong aftershock measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale has hit Christchurch city of New Zealand on Saturday.The quake was centered 10 km northeast of Diamond Harbour at ... Read more...

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Repair work to start on stranded vessel at Diamond Harbour


December 22nd, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Nearly a month after it suffered extensive damages in a collision with another ship in West Bengal's Hooghly river, a stranded container vessel has been brought to dry ... Read more...

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Navy wants customs’ post to check Bangladeshi ships


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) Concerned over the unfettered entry of Bangladeshi vessels into Indian territory through a canal in West Bengal's South 24 Pargans district, the Indian Navy Thursday said it has ... Read more...

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Experts examine damaged vessel on Hooghly river


November 24th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Experts from a private agency in Mumbai Wednesday examined the container ship stranded in the Hooghly river after it collided with another container vessel in West Bengal's South ... Read more...

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Kolkata beefs up security for Durga Puja


October 12th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the five-day Durga Puja festivities beginning Wednesday, police said here Tuesday."Police personnel have been deployed in large numbers to prevent any ... Read more...

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Metro rail is an effective system of transport: President Patil


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday said in a city, the metro rail is an effective system of transport, giving people a convenient, comfortable and an affordable mode ... Read more...

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President Patil to lay foundation of new Kolkata Metro


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will on Wednesday lay the foundation of the Metro railway extension project at Joka, located on the city's southern fringes.The Metro will connect ... Read more...

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UN ship detained by India reaches Karachi


July 25th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, July 25(ANI): United Nations' cargo vessel "MV Aegean Glory", which was earlier detained by Indian authorities at the Kolkata port, has reached Karachi dockyard.The Indian Navy, the Customs and the police ... Read more...

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Ganguly’s security guard beaten up by mob


July 25th, 2010 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Former captain of Indian cricket team Sourav Ganguly's security guard was severely beaten up by some people after he tried to disperse an agitating crowd at Behala on ... Read more...

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Seven hurt as protesters clash with police in West Bengal


July 14th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) At least seven policemen were hurt as protesters clashed with police and torched 15 vehicles in West Bengal's South 24 Pargans district Wednesday, police said. Trouble began at Dolonghata ... Read more...

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Shipping Ministry to set up port freight corridor in West Bengal


July 6th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) A port freight corridor, including a deeper-draught port, will come up in West Bengal, Minister of State for Shipping Mukul Roy said here Tuesday. He said the shipping ... Read more...

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KoPT to set up midstream container handling facility


June 28th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) will set up a midstream container handling facility to improve cargo traffic in the port, its chairman M.L. Meena said here Monday. Larger container ... Read more...

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Pak objects to seizure of Karachi bound ship by India


June 28th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 28 (ANI): Pakistan has objected to India seizing a Karachi bound ship which purportedly carried huge cache of arms and ammunition, saying the sea carrier was on duty of the ... Read more...

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Dubious Pak-bound ship carrying explosives tugged to Kolkata port for investigation


June 27th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, June 27(ANI): The dubious Pakistan-bound ship, MV Aegean Glory, was on Sunday brought to Kolkata port by the Coast Guard and the Calcutta Port Trust authorities.Earlier, the ship was accosted beyond ... Read more...

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Karachi-bound ship with explosives to be probed


June 26th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) The Karachi-bound ship with explosives from Bangladesh and intercepted on the Hooghly will be brought to the Kolkata dock for a thorough investigation, police said Saturday. The ... Read more...

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Absence of police, volunteers caused Ganga Sagar tragedy: Eyewitnesses


January 14th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Absence of police vigil, lack of volunteers and irregular vessel services were the principal reasons for the stampede that led to the death of seven Ganga Sagar-bound pilgrims ... Read more...

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Stampede at Ganga Sagar kills six women, one child (Lead)


January 14th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Seven pilgrims - six women and a child - were killed and 12 others injured Thursday in a stampede that occurred while they were trying to board a ... Read more...

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