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Manmohan regime sinking due to corruption: Buddhadeb


September 9th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Arambagh (West Bengal), Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government is sinking due to unchecked corruption and unbridled capitalism, senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb denied permission to hold conference in Bengal


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Raising the hackles of the opposition, the state administration has denied former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee permission to hold a party conference in the ... Read more...

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Over 20 injured in Bengal clash over INTUC leader’s killing


August 15th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Over 20 people, including 16 policemen, were injured in West Bengal's Hooghly district after supporters of a murdered Congress leader clashed with the police, officials said ... Read more...

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Probe lapses not fatal to case if guilt proved: SC


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said lapses in investigation cannot be exploited by an accused to his advantage if there is sufficient evidence to nail him ... Read more...

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Committee to inspect functioning of state shelters in Bengal


July 16th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) In the wake of the suspected rape and murder of a mentally-ill woman in a government-run asylum, the West Bengal government Monday announced the ... Read more...

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Doctor detained in murder of mentally-ill woman in Bengal


July 15th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) A doctor was detained Sunday in connection with the death certificate of a mentally-ill woman suspected to have been raped and murdered last month in West ... Read more...

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Three held for murder of mentally-ill woman in Bengal


July 12th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Three people have been arrested for murder after the body of a mentally-ill woman was exhumed from a mental asylum's backyard in Dhaniakhali in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Woman’s body exhumed following rape, murder allegations


July 12th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) The body of a mentally deranged woman was exhumed Wednesday from the backyard of a mental asylum at Dhonekhali of West Bengal's Hooghly district, amid allegations that ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader keeps away from his ‘Occupy Singur’ movement


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Much of the sheen of the "Occupy Singur" movement in West Bengal was lost after CPI-M lawmaker Abdur Rezzak Mollah, who had given the call, ... Read more...

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Parties scramble to capture Singur turf (West Bengal Newsletter)


June 30th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) The rural pocket of Singur that played a decisive role in shaping the big political change in West Bengal last year again seems headed towards ... Read more...

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Singur farmers disappointed but still hopeful


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Singur (West Bengal), June 22 (IANS) Notwithstanding their disappointment at the Calcutta High Court ruling against them, the "unwilling" farmers of Singur Friday said they would continue their war ... Read more...

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Court scraps Singur land law, Mamata suffers setback (Second Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee government Friday suffered a serious jolt when the Calcutta High Court Friday struck down as unconstitutional and void the Singur Land ... Read more...

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CPI-M lacks inner party democracy: Expelled leader


June 12th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) Lashing out at the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) for lacking inner party democracy, expelled party leader Anil Basu Monday said the ongoing rectification process ... Read more...

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CPI-M expels former party MP for indiscipline


June 11th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) Former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) parliamentarian Anil Basu, who had acquired infamy for his lewd comments against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, has ... Read more...

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Rail projects in Bengal suffered from 2001 to 2008: Mamata


June 4th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hoogly, June 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday alleged that indifferent attitude of the railway ministry was responsible for "zero progress" in projects related to the ... Read more...

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Biman Bose may face suit


May 4th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Sabita Basu, wife of suspended CPI-M leader and former MP Anil Basu, Friday rubbished allegations of "corruption and nepotism" against her husband and threatened to ... Read more...

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CPI-M suspends former party MP


May 1st, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha member Anil Basu, who acquired infamy for his lewd comments against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee ahead of the West Bengal assembly ... Read more...

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Six dead in Bengal road accident


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Six people were killed when the car in which they were travelling collided head-on with a lorry coming from the opposite direction in West Bengal's Hooghly ... Read more...

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‘Clarify timeframe on worker deployment at Sahaganj’


April 10th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) The West Bengal government Tuesday said tyre-maker Dunlop India Ltd (DIL) would have to clarify the timeframe within which the company would complete the process of ... Read more...

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Bengal transport employee kills self, government blamed


January 25th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Howrah, Jan 25 (IANS) The suicide of a state transport department employee Wednesday took a political turn with the opposition gunning for the West Bengal government for announcing withdrawal of ... Read more...

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Buddha slams Mamata government for farmer suicides


January 22nd, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rishra (West Bengal), Jan 22 (IANS) Calling for a "new agricultural movement" in the wake of the ongoing farmer suicides in the state, former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb ... Read more...

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Bengal farmers to be paid by cheque to avoid fleecing: Mamata


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dankuni (West Bengal), Dec 2 (IANS) Farmers in West Bengal will henceforth be paid through cheque for the grain procured from them by the government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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Tata’s Singur case appeal assigned to new bench


November 1st, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 1 (IANS) The Tata Motors' appeal in the Singur land case was Tuesday assigned to a new two-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court following an objection ... Read more...

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Tata may challenge Singur land law verdict Tuesday (Lead)


October 31st, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Monday permitted Tata Motors to appeal against its verdict validating the Singur land law but the petition could not be filed ... Read more...

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Conditional offer to open Sahagunj unit in phases


October 21st, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Under pressure from the West Bengal government to reopen its Sahagunj unit, the Ruia group-owned Dunlop India limited Friday said it was prepared to do so ... Read more...

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Dunlop board to discuss shut Bengal factory Oct 21


October 13th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Tyre maker Dunlop India Limited (DIL) will discuss the suspension of work at its Sahagunj factory in West Bengal's Hooghly district and the government's demand of ... Read more...

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Assocham for state’s role in land acquisition for industry


October 9th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) Disagreeing with the West Bengal government's view that it has no role to play in land acquisition for industrial projects, industry body Assocham Sunday said ... Read more...

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Dunlop suspends work at Bengal tyre factory


October 8th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) Work at tyre-maker Dunlop's factory in Sahagunj area of West Bengal's Hooghly district was suspended Saturday, five months after a similar temporary shut down in ... Read more...

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Singur land act held valid, Singur farmers celebrate


September 29th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 28 (IANS) On a day she recorded a thumping win in her maiden assembly contest, there were more cheers for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with ... Read more...

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Singur farmers distribute sweets, throw colour


September 28th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Singur (West Bengal), Sep 28 (IANS) Residents of this hamlet distributed sweets, and joyously smeared each other with gulal on hearing of the Calcutta High Court judgement Wednesday upholding ... Read more...

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Banerjee talks tough on Maoists, draws CPI-M’s ridicule


September 27th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Singur/Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) Hardening her stand on the Maoists, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday asked them to choose between talks and the politics of killings, and ... Read more...

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Singur vegetable vendor’s daughter shines as athlete


September 12th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 11 (IANS) Asha Roy, daughter of a small-time vegetable vendor in West Bengal's Singur, stole the show by taking the women's 100 metres gold at the National ... Read more...

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Four killed, 25 injured in Bengal road accident


August 26th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) Four people were burnt to death and 25 injured when a bus in which they were travelling caught fire after hitting a stationary lorry on the ... Read more...

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Hindustan Motors to clarify on land sale


August 5th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) Hindustan Motors, the flagship venture of the multi-billion dollar C.K. Birla Group which gave the country the iconic Ambassador car, Thursday said the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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Judge withdraws from Singur land case


July 26th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Justice Soumitra Pal of the Calcutta High Court Tuesday withdrew from the Singur land case hearing because he said he knew personally one of those ... Read more...

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