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Texmaco for logistic park in West Bengal


August 30th, 2012 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Texmaco Infrastructure and Holdings Ltd. has applied to the West Bengal government to allow it to set up a logistic-cum-food processing park in Howrah district, the ... Read more...

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Mamata, CAB felicitate golden boy Sachin (Lead)


May 12th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) With the crowd roaring "Sachin, Sachin", and leaflets and cut-outs saluting him, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was Saturday felicitated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Mamata, CAB felicitate golden boy Sachin


May 12th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) With the crowd roaring "Sachin, Sachin", and leaflets and cut-outs saluting him, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was Saturday felicitated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Trans Damodar Coal Mining Project inaugurated


April 13th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bankura (West Bengal), April 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday inaugurated the Trans Damodar Coal Mining Project at Barjora in Bankura district.Annual production of coal from ... Read more...

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Congress urges Mamata to withdraw circular curbing newspapers


April 2nd, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Dubbing the West Bengal government's order asking state-run and state-funded libraries to stock only specific newspapers as "most partial and undemocratic", the Congress Sunday urged ... Read more...

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Chidambaram opens NSG hub, Mamata skips event


February 18th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) The security of the country is a shared responsibility of the centre and the state, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Saturday here at the ... Read more...

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India clarifies Chidamabaram’s absence during Hasina visit


October 23rd, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Seeking to assuage hurt feelings in Dhaka, the government Saturday clarified that Home Minister P. Chidambaran could not receive Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ... Read more...

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Nod for Kolkata gas distribution MoU


October 20th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) The West Bengal government Monday approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Ltd (GCGSCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and ... Read more...

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Investment in Bengal only if there is no hostility: Tata


August 30th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) The Tata Group will invest in West Bengal only if it is satisfied that the state government has no hostility towards it, the conglomerate's chairman ... Read more...

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Japanese business keen to invest in Bengal: Ambassador


June 4th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) The Japanese business community is keenly looking forward to invest in West Bengal, Japanese Ambassador Akitaka Saiki said Friday."Japanese business community is keenly looking forward ... Read more...

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No Indian government role in Purulia arms drop: CBI


April 29th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday dismissed allegations that an arms drop in West Bengal's Purulia district in 1995 was an operation carried ... Read more...

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Purulia arms drop an Indian operation: Kim Davy


April 29th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) In a sensational allegation, Kim Davy, an accused in the 1995 Purulia arms drop case, has told a TV channel that the "Indian government ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi slams Communist ‘misrule’ in West Bengal


April 14th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, Apr 14 (ANI): Slamming the 34-year-old "misrule" of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM)-led Left Front government, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today asked the people of West Bengal to elect ... Read more...

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New IIIT to be set up in West Bengal


February 17th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The central government has approved the plan to set up an Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in West Bengal, the state's Information Technology Minister Debesh Das said ... Read more...

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Biman Bose appeals for peace after Lalgarh violence


January 11th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, Jan 11 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) State Secretary Biman Bose expressing his concern over the recent political violence in West Bengal, on Tuesday appealed for peace and harmony."The question ... Read more...

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West Bengal Government compensates victims of Nandigram police firing


November 5th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Midnapore, Nov 5 (ANI): The West Bengal Government paid compensatory cheques of Rs one lakh each to 90 of the 159 persons injured in the 2007 Nandigram police firing.Following a direction from ... Read more...

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Elephants spread havoc in West Bengal’s Bankura District


September 9th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonBankura (West Bengal), Sep. 9 (ANI): A herd of 90 elephants entered West Bengal's Bankura District on Thursday, causing loss of life and property.The elephants divided themselves into two groups ... Read more...

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Protest in Siliguri against formation of a separate Gorkhaland


September 7th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), Sep 7 (ANI): The Bangla-O-Bangla Bhasha Bachao Committee (BOBBBC), a regional non-political outfit, observed a 24-hour strike here on Tuesday to protest against the formation of a separate ... Read more...

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Armed camps exist in West Bengal: Chidambaram


September 1st, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said some armed camps do exist in West Bengal and it was for the state government to look into the matter. "I ... Read more...

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Trinamool-Maoist gangs killed 250 CPI-M activists: Karat


August 7th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Vijayawada, Aug 7 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday alleged that the Trinamool Congress, led by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, and Maoists were working in tandem and over 250 ... Read more...

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2nd tripartite talks on Gorkha Interim Authority remain inconclusive


July 24th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): The 2nd tripartite talks involving the Centre, Gorkha Janmukhti Morcha and the West Bengal Government remained inconclusive here on Saturday.Union Minister of State for Home Affairs ... Read more...

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2nd political level tripartite talks on Gorkha Interim Authority held


July 24th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): The West Bengal government and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) will submit their point wise observation/ reaction to the Union Government's proposal regarding the Interim Authority within ... Read more...

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Second round of tri-partite talks on Gorkhaland held


July 24th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The West Bengal government and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) were Saturday asked to file, in two weeks, their observations on the central government's proposal of an ... Read more...

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Upcoming tripartite meeting heats up hill politics in Darjeeling


July 22nd, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, July 22 (ANI): The upcoming sixth tripartite meet called by the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has united almost all regional parties in the hill town of Darjeeling in West ... Read more...

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West Bengal releases three district human development reports


July 12th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, July 12 (ANI): An in-depth study of three districts in West Bengal reveals that where you live can determine your well-being as there are wide variations in human development between districts ... Read more...

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Security arrangements for C’wealth Games reviewd: Chidambaram


June 1st, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram on Monday said security arrangements for the Commonwealth Games have been reviewed in consultation with Delhi police and other security forces."Security arrangements ... Read more...

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GJM activists now demand ‘Gorkha Adivasi Pradesh’


May 31st, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling (West Bengal), May 31 (ANI): Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) activists, who are demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland, have decided to change the name of the desired state to 'Gorkha ... Read more...

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Gorkhas hold separate state demand torch rally


May 15th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Salugara (West Bengal), May 15 (ANI): The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) held a torch procession at Salugara town in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri District in support of their demand for a separate state. ... Read more...

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GJM activists kick off relay hunger strike over separate Gorkhaland demand


May 10th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), May 10 (ANI): Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) activists kick started a relay hunger strike in West Bengal's Siliguri town on Monday to give a fillip to their movement over ... Read more...

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West Bengal rehabilitates surrendered Kamtapur rebels


April 20th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), Apr 20 (ANI): West Bengal Government has launched a special scheme at Jalpaiguri to rehabilitate the surrendered rebels of Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), a banned militant outfit.To herald ... Read more...

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Siliguri women learn embroidery skills for self-employment


April 17th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), Apr 17 (ANI): The Ministry of Textiles, Government of West Bengal, has started the programme to impart training to 30 skilled women of Putimari village of Siliguri.The Ministry ... Read more...

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GJM leaders meet Chidambaram over separate Gorkhaland demand


April 9th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi on Friday over the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland.The ... Read more...

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Mamata’s Singur proposal draws mixed reactions


February 24th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's announcement of her willingness to set up a coach factory in West Bengal's Singur has triggered mixed reactions among the people in the ... Read more...

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Captains of Indian industry mourn Basu’s demise


January 17th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.17 (ANI): Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) President Venu Srinivasan on Sunday said the nation has lost one of the tallest leaders in the demise of former West bengal ... Read more...

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I have lost great well-wisher in Basu’s death: Pranab Mukherjee


January 17th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said he had lost a great well-wisher with the demise of Communist veteran Jyoti Basu. "In his death, I lost a great ... Read more...

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