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Kolkata ushers in New Year on merry note


January 1st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) The residents of Kolkata welcomed the New Year on a note of merriment Sunday with huge crowds thronging to various tourist and picnic spots and popular ... Read more...

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Mamata expresses concern over flood-hit areas


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) Describing the situation in parts of West Bengal as alarming following heavy release of water from the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) dam and the incessant ... 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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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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Mamata sets up core group on industrialisation


June 18th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday formed a 23-member core group comprising representatives of chambers of commerce, ministers and bureaucrats to decide various issues ... Read more...

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‘L&T; to help in Bengal’s rebuilding and reconstruction’


June 7th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jun 6 (IANS) Larsen & Toubro chairman A.M. Naik Monday said his company would extend all cooperation for the "rebuilding and reconstruction" of West Bengal.Talking to reporters after ... Read more...

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Andhra chief minister welcomes rail budget


February 25th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Friday welcomed the railway budget and thanked the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for sanctioning new trains and ... Read more...

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Kolkata welcomes New Year with picnics and prayers


January 1st, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) Hundreds of Kolkatans thronged various tourist spots, churches and crowded the popular Dakshineswar Temple to usher in 2011 on a note of merriment Saturday.Tourism hot-spots like the Alipore ... Read more...

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Sporadic trouble in round four of Bihar polls (Roundup)


November 1st, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) Millions in 42 constituencies voted Monday in the fourth phase of the Bihar elections that were marred by a landmine blast in Jamui and homemade bombs exploding ... Read more...

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33 percent voting in Bihar polls, FIR against Lalu (Afternoon Lead)


November 1st, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) Nearly 33 percent of the electorate cast votes by Monday afternoon in the generally peaceful fourth phase of the Bihar assembly elections being held in 42 constituencies. ... Read more...

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FIR against Lalu, Nitish cries ‘law breaker’ (Lead)


November 1st, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad was Monday booked for violating the model code of conduct for entering a poll booth with his security guards. And political ... Read more...

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FIR against Lalu for violating code of conduct


November 1st, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) Bihar police has filed a complaint against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by walking into a polling booth ... Read more...

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‘Antim Swash Sundor’ about success vs happiness (IANS movie preview)


August 17th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A magic pendant turns a small time trader into a rich man, who gets all his wishes fulfilled, but at the same time makes him dishonest. Upcoming ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb scoffs at Mamata’s claim of advancing polls


May 16th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) Scoffing at Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee's claim that the West Bengal assembly polls would be advanced to October, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday said only the ... Read more...

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Six new rail lines for West Bengal, three for other states


February 24th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Six new rail lines for West Bengal were amongst the total nine announced by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee in the railway budget for 2010-2011. The six new ... Read more...

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Railways to welcome private investment in infrastructure development


February 24th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said Indian Railways is ready for public private partnership which would help to develop railway infrastructure as well as promoting ... Read more...

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West Bengal gets new hills-to-coast train


October 4th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Oct 4 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday announced a new train service between this northern West Bengal town and the coastal tourist destination of Digha in East ... Read more...

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Deep depression crosses Orissa coast (Lead)


September 5th, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) The deep depression formed over the northwest Bay of Bengal crossed the Orissa coast Saturday evening and moved toward West Bengal, weather officials said. "The deep depression has moved ... Read more...

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Eco-tourism vs chemical hub: latest spat over Nayachar


August 23rd, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) A fresh political confrontation is brewing in West Bengal with a union minister, owing allegiance to Trinamool Congress, Sunday declaring that an eco-tourism project will be implemented across ... Read more...

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Holiday declared in schools as more rains to hit Orissa (Second lead)


July 20th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) Flood battered Orissa Monday declared holidays for two days starting Tuesday in all schools in Orissa's Balasore district anticipating massive rains in the region due to a depression ... Read more...

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More heavy rains to hit flood-battered Orissa (Lead)


July 20th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) More rains were predicted in Orissa Monday where flash floods triggered by continuous heavy rains for a week have caused the deaths of at least 36 people and ... Read more...

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Mamata shows her humane side, orders lowering of food prices in new train


June 14th, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
Howrah (West Bengal): Known for being the voice of the voiceless, Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday ordered officials to reduce the exorbitant price range of food available on board a new ... Read more...

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Banerjee orders ‘high’ food prices to be cut in new train


June 14th, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Howrah (West Bengal), June 14 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday publicly disagreed with the prices fixed for food items on board a new express train and asked the officials to reduce ... Read more...

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Trinamool ministers plan bounty for Bengal


June 14th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) A 14-day river cruise on the Ganges, extension of the Kolkata metro rail, several new trains, more rural jobs - a large central bounty will ... Read more...

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Now, two trains a day to tourist hotspot Digha


June 6th, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday announced two pairs of daily trains between Howrah and Digha, a popular coastal hotspot in West Bengal that she aims to transform into ... Read more...

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Kolkata will be London in Trinamool rule, promises Mamata


March 23rd, 2009 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Although she was instrumental in pushing the Nano out of West Bengal through her sustained agitation, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee promises to turn the coastal tourist ... Read more...

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Kolkata youth arrested for killing neighbour for Rs.500


December 30th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 30 (IANS) A youth in Kolkata who murdered his old neighbour Dec 18 for Rs.500, which he needed for a trip to the popular sea resort of Digha in West ... Read more...

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