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Freedom fighter, Telangana leader Bapuji is dead


September 21st, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Eminent freedom fighter and a well-known figure in the Telangana movement, Konda Lakshman Bapuji died here Friday. He was 96.Bapuji, who was not keeping well for ... Read more...

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Looking beyond the communal to diagnose Assam


September 4th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The problem in Assam, which resulted in frequent outbreaks of violence, was not one of illegal immigration alone; there were dangers in demonising a community ... Read more...

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Court order promotes ‘balika vadhus’ among Muslims: Thackeray


June 8th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Friday expressed concern over a recent Delhi High Court judgement allowing Muslim girls attaining puberty the right to get married."This is ... Read more...

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Remarkable turnout in parliamentary elections: Syrian minister


May 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 7 (IANS) Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad Ibrahim Al Sha'ar said Monday that the parliamentary elections are moving smoothly with a "remarkable" turnout."The voting is moving normally... There ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton arrives in Kolkata (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived here Sunday on a two-day visit during which she would hold talks with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Kazakhs want Russian names removed from map


May 5th, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Kazakh group has asked the government to remove Russian names from the map of Kazakhstan, saying the names were a "gloomy legacy of Soviet ... Read more...

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MediaGuru partners with the Guardian for tech summit


May 4th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Media consulting and entertainment company MediaGuru Friday said it had entered into a partnership with the London-based Guardian for organising its technology summit 'Activate' scheduled ... Read more...

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From streets to stage: Living, breathing and dancing Tagore


May 1st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Poet Rabindranath Tagore, who was often derided as "elitist" by a section of ultra-Left intellectuals during his time, is bridging the class divide in a ... Read more...

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Kolkata Slum dwellers’ eviction a crime: Binayak Sen


April 29th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Describing the eviction of people from slums in Nonadanga in the eastern part of the city as a "tragedy and great crime", human rights activist Binayak ... Read more...

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‘CPI-M, Maoists, teachers trying to stop development’ (Lead)


April 29th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Sunday blamed the opposition Left Front and a section of teachers for trying to stop the developmental work in ... Read more...

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CPI-M, Maoists spreading canards against us: Trinamool


April 29th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Sunday blamed the opposition Left Front and the Maoists for trying to stop developmental work in the state by ... Read more...

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Kolkata rocked by protests, counter protests


April 19th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Even days after the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor for circulating cartoons involving West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the city continued to be ... Read more...

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Mamata’s reign similar to semi-fascist rule of 1970s: Left leader


April 18th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Surya Kanta Mishra Wednesday likened the rule of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to the "semi fascist regime" ... Read more...

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This is not the change we wanted: Bengal intellectuals


April 17th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Expressing concern over instances of "police excesses" in West Bengal, a section of human rights activists and intellectuals Tuesday said people were fast losing trust ... Read more...

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Trinamool minister backtracks on ‘boycott Marxists’ remark (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Under severe criticism for asking Trinamool supporters to 'socially boycott' CPI-M, state Food Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick Tuesday backtracked and alleged that his statement has been ... Read more...

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Kabir Suman mocks Mamata over Toongate, composes song


April 17th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Causing more embarrassment to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is drawing flak over the arrest of a professor for circulating cartoons, singer-turned-Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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British Muslim faces war crimes charges in Bangladesh


April 16th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) A top Muslim activist in Britain -- a former Bangladeshi citizen -- has been accused of involvement in the abduction and murder of intellectuals during Bangladesh's ... Read more...

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Anger in Bengal over professor’s arrest (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) First a ban on certain newspapers and now the arrest of a professor for allegedly circulating a cartoon targeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. People in ... Read more...

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Partial fascism or right move - Bengal divided on Mamata’s act


April 14th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) First a ban on certain newspapers and now the arrest of a professor for allegedly circulating a cartoon targetting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Is it ... Read more...

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Intellectuals protest against Mamata regime


April 12th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Upset over various incidents ranging from the Park Street rape case to attack on human rights organisations, intellectuals of Kolkata, including a Trinamool Congress MP, ... Read more...

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No ‘dramatic announcements’ due to political constraints: Pranab


March 31st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) After getting a lukewarm response from India Inc to his 2012-13 budget proposals in respect of key reforms, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said ... Read more...

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Kolkata shop owners urged to use Bengali in signboards


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) With the Kolkata civic agency urging owners of shops and offices to use Bengali in their signboards, the city's intellectuals Thursday called for the use of ... Read more...

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Myanmar president wants investment in education


February 12th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 12 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein has stressed upon investment in the education sector, saying that it is the best guarantee and most valuable for the country's ... Read more...

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Trinamool members, others held for assault on principal (Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) Thirteen people, most of them from the ruling Trinamool Congress, were arrested from the Raiganj area of West Bengal's North Dinajpur district Friday for the ... Read more...

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13 Trinamool students held for assault on principal


January 6th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) Thirteen people were arrested from the Raiganj area of West Bengal's North Dinajpur district Friday in connection with the assault a day earlier on the principal ... Read more...

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Mamata to lead rally against illegal liquor Dec 30


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Days after West Bengal's worst hooch tragedy, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will lead a rally from central Kolkata's College Square Dec 30 to spread social ... Read more...

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Black flags to greet Sonia Gandhi in Goa


December 15th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Intellectuals, literatteurs, educationists, retired bureaucrats and freedom fighters will greet Congress president Sonia Gandhi with black flags during her brief visit to Goa on Dec ... Read more...

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Reject Lokpal panel recommendations, Bedi urges parliament


December 11th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Team Anna member Kiran Bedi Sunday asked parliament to reject the recommendations of the standing committee on the Lokpal bill and urged them to ... Read more...

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Punish the guilty, Kolkata echoes in one voice


December 10th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) It was a collective chorus of anger and shock in Kolkata as intellectuals, celebrities and commoners demanded exemplary punishment for culprits and a mechanism to ... Read more...

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Educationist Sunanda Sanyal resigns from Mamata’s panels


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Noted educationist Sunanda Sanyal, who had for years backed Mamata Banerjee during her fight against West Bengal's then ruling Left Front, Wednesday resigned as head ... Read more...

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Kejriwal meets Muslim clerics for Jan Lokpal movement


November 14th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 14 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal met several Muslim clerics and intellectuals here Monday to garner support from the minority community for the Jan Lokpal movement, officials ... Read more...

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Intellectuals flay Mamata for Nandigram ‘injustice’


November 10th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) A section of intellectuals and activists Thursday publicly criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for not ensuring justice for the families of those killed ... Read more...

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Mamata’s bid to de-politicise education (West Bengal Newsletter)


November 5th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) The writ of students, non-teaching employees and politicians will no longer run in the decision making process of West Bengal's state universities, unlike the scenario ... Read more...

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Intellectuals-Mamata honeymoon over?


October 21st, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Five months into her stint, the strains are visible between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and a section of liberal intelligentsia and social activists who had ... Read more...

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Pranab urges youth to follow Tagore’s ideals


October 10th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) A two-day international conference on Rabindranath Tagore opened here Monday with union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee calling for re-affirming faith in the Nobel Laureate's ... Read more...

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