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Meghalaya organisations demand permit system for visitors


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) Several social organisations in Meghalaya Monday staged a sit-in, demanding immediate implementation of inner line permit (ILP) to restrict entry of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants to the ... Read more...

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Manipur pushes back 60 suspected Bangladeshis


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 2 (IANS) Authorities in Manipur have pushed back into Assam 60 suspected Bangladeshis, an official said Sunday.Manipur Police have launched a crackdown in several parts of the state ... Read more...

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49 illegal immigrants arrested in Manipur


August 31st, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 31 (IANS) Manipur Police Friday arrested six more illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and rounded up over 400 suspected immigrants for verifying their nationalities, police said.With Friday's arrest, the number ... Read more...

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Manipur continues to crackdown on illegal immigrants


August 31st, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 31 (IANS) Manipur Home Minister G. Gaikhangam Friday said the crackdown to detect illegal Bangladeshi and Myanmarese nationals would continue in the state.On Thursday, Manipur police arrested 43 ... Read more...

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43 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants detained in Manipur


August 30th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 30 (IANS) Manipur Police Thursday detained 43 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants while over 300 other suspects were rounded up during a combing operation, police said.Police conducted a combing operation ... Read more...

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Meghalaya plans tough measures against illegal immigrants


August 30th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday said the state would have a "more stringent institutionalised mechanism than the inner line permit (ILP)" to restrict influx of ... Read more...

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Meghalaya groups want check on illegal immigrants


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) Entry permits should be introduced in Meghalaya to restrict the influx of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, social organisations demanded Wednesday.The Khasi Students' Union (KSU), along with eight ... Read more...

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Mamata breaks tradition, hoists tricolour at Red Road


August 15th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Breaking a tradition in place since 1948, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday unfurled the tricolour at the Indira Gandhi Sarani, also known as ... Read more...

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Seven Maoists get political prisoner status


August 8th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Wednesday granted status of political prisoners to seven Maoist leaders and sympathizers in West Bengal jails, the rebels' counsel said.The seven include ... Read more...

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Railways to take over East-West Metro project


April 24th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy Monday said that Indian Railways will soon take over the East-West Metro in Kolkata which proposes to connect North 24 Parganas district ... Read more...

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Top woman Maoist Suchitra Mahato headed lethal rebel squad


March 10th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 9 (IANS) Top woman Maoist squad leader Suchitra Mahato, who surrendered Friday, is capable of handling all sophisticate firearms including Anton Kalashnikovs and INSAS assault rifles ... Read more...

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CIF shifted after clashes with EFR (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Counter Insurgency Force (CIF) personnel were Friday removed from an Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR) camp in West Bengal to ease tensions between their warring personnel.The CIF ... Read more...

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CIF shifted following clashes with EFR


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata (West Bengal), March 2 (IANS) Counter Insurgency Force (CIF) personnel were Friday removed from an Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR) camp in West Bengal to ease tensions between their warring ... Read more...

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Eight injured as rival Bengal security forces clash


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Salua (West Bengal), March 1 (IANS) Eight security personnel sustained injuries Thursday after fresh clashes were reported between troopers of the Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR) and Counter Insurgency Force (CIF) ... Read more...

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Maoist couple surrenders at Bengal secretariat


November 17th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) A Maoist couple, facing cases for attacking a paramilitary camp in West Bengal's Silda, surrendered Thursday before police at the state secretariat - Writers' Building.Rajaram ... Read more...

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Mamata does volte-face on train accident, blames Maoists


November 16th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) After having blamed the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) for the Jnaneswari Express sabotage last year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday did a ... Read more...

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India’s Andaman military command completes a decade


October 9th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India's Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC), a tri-services military formation based in Port Blair, has completed a decade of its existence and has over the ... Read more...

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Congress seeks detailed probe into Bengal arms recovery (Lead)


May 24th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday demanded a detailed inquiry into the recovery of arms, including one looted after an attack on a paramilitary force camp last ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb facilitated arms stockpiles across state: Congress


May 24th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The Congress party's West Bengal chief Manas Bhuniya Tuesday accused former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee of deliberately crippling the administration to allow stockpiling of illegal ... Read more...

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CID starts fresh probe into Silda attack case


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) The criminal investigation department (CID) of West Bengal police Monday visited Enayetpur in West Midnapore as part of a fresh probe into the attack last year ... Read more...

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Top Maoist leader killed in West Midnapore encounter


March 11th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Midnapur, Mar 11 (AN): A top ranking Maoist leader Sasadhar Mahato was killed in an encounter with joint forces near the Jamboni Forest in West Midnapur District last night.Acting on a tip ... Read more...

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2 Maoists held, arms and ammunition seized in Bengal (Lead)


February 18th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Two Maoist cadres were arrested and a huge cache of firearms, most of which were snatched away from police in the past, and ammunition were recovered form their ... Read more...

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Police custody for Maoist leader linked to Silda attack


February 7th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) A court in west Bengal's West Midnapore district Monday sent a Maoist leader, suspected of involvement in the attack on a camp of the Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR) ... Read more...

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Maoist hideout busted in Bengal, arms seized


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Security personnel Thursday recovered a sophisticated firearm, explosives and huge cache of ammunition from a Maoist hideout in West Bengal's West Midapore district, police said.Joint forces conducted raids ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb threatens action against Trinamool


February 1st, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Tuesday threatened to take administrative action against the state's main opposition Trinamool Congress leadership if the party continued its "nexus" with ... Read more...

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Are Maoists losing ground in West Bengal?


December 30th, 2010 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Kolkata, Dec 30 (IANS) When Maoists derailed a train in West Bengal in May killing 148 people, the guerrillas appeared to be on the offensive. As 2010 draws to a ... Read more...

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Two Maoists arrested in Bengal (Lead)


December 17th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Two Maoist rebels, including a woman involved in an attack on a paramilitary forces' camp in February in which 24 troopers were killed, were arrested Friday in West ... Read more...

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Two Maoists arrested in Bengal


December 17th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Two Maoist rebels, including one involved in an attack on a paramilitary forces' camp in February in which 24 troopers were killed, were arrested Friday in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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West Bengal awards 140 policemen


December 1st, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 30 (IANS) A total of 140 West Bengal policemen were awarded meritorious service medals by Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee here Tuesday.Five persons, including the officer-in-charge of Sarenga police station in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh urged to dismantle insurgent groups’ camps: BSF chief


September 28th, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) India has urged Bangladesh to dismantle the camps of all northeast insurgent groups operating from within its territory, said a senior Border Security Force (BSF) official Monday. Bangladesh ... Read more...

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Kolkata welcomes CWG Queen’s Baton Relay


August 1st, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) With monsoon rains bringing the temperature down, hundreds of sports enthusiasts hit the streets here Sunday cheering the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay that saw the participation of ... Read more...

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Six Maoists, one trooper killed in Bengal gunbattle (Second Lead)


July 26th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Goaltore (West Bengal), July 26 (IANS) Six Maoists, including a top cadre, and a paramilitary trooper were killed in a gunbattle that ensued when security forces raided a rebel hideout in this ... Read more...

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Six Maoists, one CRPF trooper killed in Bengal gunfight (Lead)


July 26th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Goaltore (West Bengal), July 26 (IANS) Six Maoists were gunned down and one paramilitary trooper was killed when joint security forces raided a rebel hideout here in West Bengal's West Midnapore district ... Read more...

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Kishenji aide, three other Maoists arrested


July 23rd, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Four top Maoists, including one who was wanted for the 2007 killing of Jharkhand MP Sunil Mahato and is a close aide of rebel leader Kishenji, were arrested ... Read more...

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Over 60 trains affected due to shutdown


July 5th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Over 60 long-distance trains were cancelled or disrupted Tuesday on account of the day-long shutdown called by opposition parties to protest the hike in fuel prices and ... Read more...

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