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Crime reports an anti-government campaign: Bengal minister


August 19th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) A West Bengal minister Sunday termed the reports of alleged rapes as a "rotten campaign" against the government and denied that the law and order situation ... Read more...

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Bengal plans more affordable houses for poor (Lead, correcting para one)


August 18th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up more affordable houses for the urban poor under different central government schemes, a minister said Saturday.The government ... Read more...

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Bengal plans more affordable houses for poor


August 18th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up more affordable houses for the rural poor under different central government schemes, a minister said Saturday.The government ... Read more...

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Congress free to leave ministry: Trinamool


June 16th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) A day after Congress leaders expressed their desire to walk out of the Trinamool Congress-led alliance government in West Bengal, the Trinamool Saturday said they ... Read more...

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Hawkers should not be evicted: Mahasweta Devi


May 16th, 2012 - 2:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) With the West Bengal government deciding to issue permits to Kolkata's hawkers without earmarking any permanent hawking zone, Magsaysay awardee Mahasweta Devi Tuesday said the hawkers ... Read more...

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Katrina on a bottle! (Movie Snippets)


March 30th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Are you a die hard Katrina Kaif fan? A limited range of collectible bottles inspired by the actress has been launched and fans can ... Read more...

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Kolkata’s iconic Hatibagan market gutted, Mamata suspects sabotage (Second Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) A major portion of Kolkata's age-old Hatibagan market was gutted in a devastating blaze that started early Thursday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hinting ... Read more...

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NCC cadets in Kolkata clean up drive


March 11th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) Pledging to rid Kolkata of garbage, nearly 1,400 senior division cadets of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Sunday took part in a cleanliness drive at the ... Read more...

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Mamata’s nephew arrested for assaulting cop


February 29th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Akash Banerjee and three others were arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a traffic police officer and causing obstruction ... Read more...

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Two CPI-M leaders killed in Bengal


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders, including a former legislator, were killed in a clash in Burdwan district of West Bengal Wednesday, police said.Pradip Ta, ... Read more...

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Kashmir accountability commission issues notice to government


February 17th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir State Accountability Commission Friday asked the state government to explain how it had granted minister of state status to politicians heading ... Read more...

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Thousands run to save Kolkata’s Rabindra Sarobar Lake


January 29th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) Industrialists, celebrities and politicians joined thousands of others here in a 10-km marathon to save Rabindra Sarobar, an artificial lake which is now facing environmental pollution.The ... Read more...

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Principal faints after students shout at him


January 12th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) Harassment of principals and teachers continued in West Bengal, with the principal of a government college in Birbhum fainting Wednesday during a demonstration by the ... Read more...

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Mamata takes out road show against hooch


December 30th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday led a road show to create awareness against the ills of moonshine, which killed 171 people in the ... Read more...

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Trinamool rebuffs Congress protests over renaming building


December 30th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 30 (IANS) The Congress is creating a "needless issue" over renaming of a guest house which briefly served as the residence of late prime minister Indira Gandhi ... Read more...

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Zardari’s health improving: Gilani


December 11th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said President Asif Ali Zardari's health is improving as he is feeling comfortable and resting in a Dubai ... Read more...

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Tiny lane delayed fire fighting operation


December 10th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) The tiny lane leading to the AMRI Hospital annexe building proved a major hindrance in the firefighting operation as the fire tenders found it difficult to ... Read more...

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Bengal minister denies Mamata stormed cop station, CPI-M slams her (Lead)


November 9th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) As the opposition slammed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly storming a police station to free two arrested Trinamool Congress activists, the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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11 injured in Kolkata violence


November 7th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) Ten people and a policeman were injured in a pitched battle between cops and a mob in south Kolkata's Bhowanipore area after disturbances over a ... Read more...

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One crore saplings to be planted across Bengal (Lead)


June 5th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) In a joint initiative with the state government for a greener West Bengal, the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) Sunday announced that it will plant over 45,000 ... Read more...

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One crore sapplings to be planted across Bengal


June 5th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) In a joint initiative with the state government for a greener West Bengal, the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) Sunday announced that it will plant over 45,000 ... Read more...

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UAE condoles death of Zardari’s father


May 28th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has condoled the death of Hakim Ali Zardari, father of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, officials said.The Pakistani president received UAE ... Read more...

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to be new chief of Zardari tribe


May 27th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will be the new chief of the Zardari tribe, after his father President Asif Ali Zardari decided to ... Read more...

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PCB official arrives in Amritsar to see India-Pak WC semifinal logistics


March 26th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Wagah, Mar.26 (ANI): A senior member of the Pakistan Cricket Board arrived here on Saturday with his family to complete the logistics for high dignitaries expected to visit Mohali for the semi-final ... Read more...

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Zardari’s father in critical condition


March 21st, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's father has been admitted to a medical centre in the capital following a brain haemorrhage and complications in his respiratory system, ... Read more...

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Cops fire during marriage ceremony, one killed


February 14th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Auraiya (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 14 (IANS) Two cops were booked and suspended here Monday for opening fire from an AK-47 rifle that killed a man and left two people injured at a ... Read more...

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Musharraf involved in Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, claims Zardari’s dad


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 4(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf was involved in former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination, President Asif Ali Zardari's father, Hakim Ali Zardari has said.However, Benazir's killers cannot be ... Read more...

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Oregonian Jury Confers Sentence Of Capital Punishment To A Father-Son Duo For Participation In A Bank Bombing


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 23, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A panel of judges in Oregon on Wednesday suggested that a father and his son be sentenced to demise for positioning a bomb that detonated ... Read more...

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12 injured in Valley road accidents


December 22nd, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 22 (IANS) At least 12 people were injured in different road accidents in Kashmir Wednesday, police said.According to police, a Tata minibus turned turtle at Dooru in north Kashmir's Baramulla ... Read more...

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Afghan women still face brutal abuses, says UN report


December 10th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Afghan women still reportedly suffer horrible abuses, including forced marriages, 'honour' killings and are compelled somehow or the other to take the extreme step of self-immolation.According to ... Read more...

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Demining team abducted in Afghanistan


December 9th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 9 (IANS) Eighteen members of a demining team were abducted Thursday in eastern Afghanistan's Khost province, reports Xinhua."Unknown men stopped a group of deminers travelling in a truck in Musa ... Read more...

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Taliban Executes Pregnant Widow For Allegedly Perpetrating Adultery


August 10th, 2010 - 10:49 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 10, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The delegates of the terroristic Taliban have visibly whipped and then executed a pregnant Afghan widow. The local police in Qadis in Afghanistan articulated on ... Read more...

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Taliban executes pregnant woman accused of committing adultery


August 10th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kabul, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Taliban in Afghanistan have executed a lady whom they accused of committing adultery. The Taliban carried out the execution on Saturday.The woman - Sanam ... Read more...

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Archaeologists find 4,300 year old tombs in Egypt


July 9th, 2010 - 2:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Saqqara, July 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The archaeologists have managed to find 4300-year-old tombs in Egypt. It is a major find in the region of Saqqara near Cairo, and it could now also ... Read more...

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Bald ‘Miss Delaware’ Comes Into View On ‘The Early Show’ On Monday


June 29th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 29, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Kayla Martell is the recently crowned Miss Delaware, which, obviously, is a wonderful piece of news for her. She had come into view on ... Read more...

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