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President to visit Bengal from Friday


September 13th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will begin a four-day visit to West Bengal from Friday, said an official statement here.This will be Mukherjee's first visit to ... Read more...

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Man beheaded in crowded train compartment, one held (Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) A man was beheaded by a group of assailants in a crowded compartment of a train in West Bengal's Murshidabad district and an accused was arrested ... Read more...

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Man beheaded in crowded train compartment


August 28th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) A man was beheaded by a group of assailants in a crowded compartment of a train in West Bengal's Murshidabad district and an accused was arrested ... Read more...

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KBC hot seat coming to your town!


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The celebrated 'hot seat' of popular game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)" is set to travel across towns like Raipur, Patna and Nagpur, giving the ... Read more...

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I don’t know what’s happening with ‘Shantaram’ now: Big B


August 22nd, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Two of his much-talked about films have not come out yet and shedding light on them Amitabh Bachchan says shooting for "Shoebite" is complete and ... Read more...

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Exodus of people from northeast continues from Bangalore (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 17 (IANS) The exodus of people from northeast, including hundreds of students, from Bangalore continued Friday even as police arrested three youths for allegedly assaulting three Manipuri ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa assures safety to people from northeast (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday assured safety to the people from the northeast living and working here.In a statement, Jayalalithaa said: "Tamil Nadu has ... Read more...

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As exodus continues, bulk SMSes banned; parliament unites in support (Roundup)


August 17th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In an effort to stem the scaremongering that has led to thousands from the northeast fleeing southern states, the government Friday banned bulk SMSes ... Read more...

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Assamese, others continue to flee Maharashtra


August 17th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Panic stricken people hailing from Assam and other northeastern states continued to flee for home from various parts of Maharashtra for the third consecutive day Friday, ... Read more...

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Bangalore cops scotch rumours as northeast students flee


August 16th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 16 (IANS) Police Thursday scotched rumours that students from northeastern region living in the city would be attacked in retaliation for the ethnic violence in Assam, even ... Read more...

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Train accident averted in Bengal


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) A major train accident was averted in West Bengal when the driver of an express train stopped the engine after it got detached from the passenger ... Read more...

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3 lakh passengers, 300 trains stranded in eight states (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Around 3 lakh passengers were Tuesday stranded in over 300 trains across eight states after the northern and eastern grids failed, crippling operations ... Read more...

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Power outage in West Bengal, many trains stranded (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) There was no power in all of West Bengal, with the exception of some parts of the state capital, as the Eastern Grid collapsed suddenly ... Read more...

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14-hour power failure hit NCR towns


July 30th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 30 (IANS) The sudden failure of the Northern Grid Monday severely affected the NCR towns of Ghaziabad, Noida, Meerut and Bulandshahr, hitting common people and businesses alike. The ... Read more...

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Chronology of major Indian train accidents since 2000


July 30th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) In one of India's worst train tragedies and the biggest this year, at least 35 passengers were killed, most of them in their sleep, and ... Read more...

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Power supply partially restored in Punjab, Haryana


July 30th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Train services were partially resumed and power supply to some parts of Punjab and Haryana restored Monday after a complete power failure in the two states ... Read more...

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Goods train derailed in Bihar, disrupts traffic (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 13th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/Lucknow, July 13 (IANS) A goods train was derailed in Bihar's Kaimur district early Friday, disrupting services in the busy Gaya-Mughalsarai section of the East Central Railway. Many trains ... Read more...

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Goods train derails in Bihar; no casualties


July 13th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 13 (IANS) Twenty-six wagons of a goods train derailed in Bihar's Kaimur district early Friday, damaging tracks and disrupting train services, officials said. No casualties were reported.The train ... Read more...

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Bengal heat toll rises to 45 (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) At least 15 more people died from the prevailing oppressive heat in Kolkata and the districts, taking the toll in the blistering summer heat across ... Read more...

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Bengal heat toll rises to 42


June 6th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) With a heat wave prevailing across southern West Bengal, the death toll rose to 42, with 12 more people succumbing Wednesday in Kolkata and the ... Read more...

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Heat kills 30 in Bengal, officials swing into action


June 5th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Amid reports of over 30 deaths, apparently due to an intense heat wave in southern West Bengal, the state administration has started taking precautionary measures."We ... Read more...

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CPI-M flays minister for rail accidents


June 1st, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The CPI-M Friday blamed Railway Minister Mukul Roy for the increasing number of railway accidents and said he appeared to be more engrossed in ... Read more...

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Shutdown disrupts life across UP, train services disrupted


May 31st, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) The shutdown call against the petrol price hike, supported by the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP), disrupted life in all cities and towns of Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Complete shutdown observed in Odisha (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 31 (IANS) A near-complete shutdown was observed across Odisha Thursday in response to the call by various political parties, including the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), against ... Read more...

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Dehradun-Howrah Express derails in Uttar Pradesh


May 31st, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) Five coaches of the Dehradun-Howrah Express derailed at Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, railway officials said here Thursday."Five coaches of the Dehradun-Howrah Express have derailed. We don't ... Read more...

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SBI to open new SME branches in Bengal


April 27th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Giving emphasis on more lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), public sector State Bank of India (SBI) will set up four new specialised SME ... Read more...

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Parts of Kolkata waterlogged after rains


April 6th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) Several parts of Kolkata were waterlogged after heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms lashed the city and its outskirts Friday."Several parts of Kolkata became waterlogged since early ... Read more...

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Husband facilitates wife’s gang rape in Bengal, absconding


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Howrah (West Bengal), March 23 (IANS) Two men have been sent to police custody by a local court in West Bengal's Howrah for allegedly raping a newly-married woman in connivance ... Read more...

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Incriminating documents, cash seized from arrested Maoists


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) Several incriminating documents and cash amounting to over Rs.55 lakh were recovered from the house of one of five Maoist rebels arrested here earlier in a ... Read more...

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Few people on road, trains affected in Bengal


February 28th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Streets wore a near empty look and train services were disrupted as protestors put up blockades at various railway stations Tuesday in West Bengal where normal ... Read more...

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Tunnelling work of Kolkata’s East-West Metro inaugurated


February 26th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) The tunneling work of the Rs.4,874 crore East-West Metro Corridor Project, linking the IT hub in Salt Lake with Howrah across the Hooghly river, was ... Read more...

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Protesters disrupt services after Mamata extends train


February 20th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced extension of a suburban train, locals and passengers at its original terminus Monday disrupted services ... Read more...

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Premier League Soccer: Sorin to be Haldia franchisee’s icon player


February 7th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) The Rs 1.5 crore prize money Premier League Soccer (PLS), that has already grossed over Rs.100 crore, is tentatively slated to begin March 24 with the ... Read more...

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Six-month-old girl abandoned in train


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) A six-month-old girl was found abandoned in a train heading to Kolkata, police said Wednesday.The girl was found by passengers travelling in a second class sleeper ... Read more...

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Foreign players auctioned for Indian soccer league


January 30th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Legendary football players like Fabio Cannavaro, Hernan Crespo and renowned coaches, including Peter Reid, from yesteryears Monday went for auction for the first edition of the ... Read more...

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