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Over 80,000 affected in north Bengal floods


July 18th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 17 (IANS) Over 80,000 people have been affected by floods in West Bengal's three northern districts of Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Cooch Behar. However, with rainfall ending and the ... Read more...

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40,000 affected as north Bengal rivers in spate


July 17th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) As many as 40,000 people were affected as large parts of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts of north Bengal remain submerged with all the rivers overflowing in ... Read more...

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Flood-like situation affects 40,000 in north Bengal


July 15th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 15 (IANS) Nearly 40,000 people were affected due to incessant rains triggering a flood-like situation in the north Bengal region with Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri being the worst hit, ... Read more...

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LF demands all-party meet on Mamata’s talks with GJM


June 18th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Monday demanded an all-party meeting on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's recent talks with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and also a statement ... Read more...

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Bengal to form panel on Gorkha council (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government has decided to form a three-member fact verification panel to look into the recommendations of a high-powered committee on the issue ... Read more...

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Bengal to form panel on Gorkha council


June 16th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) West Bengal will form a three-member fact-verification panel to look into the recommendations of a high-powered committee on the issue of area demarcation in a ... Read more...

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Mamata to meet GJM delegation June 14


June 11th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) Amid reports of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) planning to revive violent agitation in protest against a high-powered panel's report, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Trinamool inducts ‘dissident’ GJM activists


June 11th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, June 11 (IANS) In a bid to increase its presence in the Darjeeling hills, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Monday inducted hundreds of "dissident" supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti ... Read more...

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Trinamool inducts ‘dissident’ GJM activists


June 11th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, June 11 (IANS) In a bid to increase its presence in the Darjeeling hills, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Monday inducted hundreds of "dissident" supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti ... Read more...

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Upset over panel report, GJM threatens to renew agitation (Second Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) Upset over a high-power committee's report on additional areas to be included into the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in northern West Bengal, ... Read more...

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Upset over panel report, GJM threatens to renew agitation (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday threatened to launch another protest campaign to press for its demand for a separate Gorkhaland.It is upset that a committee ... Read more...

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GJM protests curtailed powers to Gorkha body


June 9th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) The pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday threatened to launch another protest campaign.It is upset that a committee set up for inclusion of additional areas in ... Read more...

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Large turnout amid sporadic violence in Bengal civic polls (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Amid accusations and counter-accusations of violence, brisk polling was reported Sunday during elections for six civic bodies in West Bengal - being viewed as a ... Read more...

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Brisk polling amid sporadic violence in Bengal civic polls


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Brisk polling marred by incidents of sporadic violence was reported Sunday during elections for six civic bodies in West Bengal -- being viewed as a ... Read more...

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Assam ready for more power reforms


May 16th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) Assam is gearing up for the second phase of power reforms to increase electricity generation, Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi said here Wednesday.He said the state was ... Read more...

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Assam harried by power woes, CM defends state board


May 11th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) As Assam has been facing electricity outages of over 16 hours a day, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday came to the rescue of the state ... Read more...

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GJM to boycott Mamata meets in Darjeeling (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 22 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called for a boycott of all future meetings of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and North Bengal Development Minister Goutam ... Read more...

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GJM boycotts Mamata meets in Darjeeling


April 22nd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 22 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called for a boycott of all future meetings of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and North Bengal Development Minister Goutam ... Read more...

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Mild quake hits Bengal, Bihar


March 28th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, March 28 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit West Bengal and other parts of eastern India early Wednesday, the meteorological department said. There have been ... Read more...

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‘Assam losing revenue as Bodo tea growers sell to Bengal’


March 25th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) Small tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) in Assam are forced to sell their green leaves to markets in neighbouring West Bengal ... Read more...

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Revenue loss for Assam as Bodo area tea goes to Bengal


March 24th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 24 (IANS) The Assam government has been losing a huge sum of revenue as tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD), on the north bank ... Read more...

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West Bengal government to release 40 lifers


March 14th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) The West Bengal government would release 40 prisoners serving life terms who have completed 18 years behind bars, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Tuesday."Our government ... Read more...

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Thwart farmers’ suicides: Bengal governor


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee denied that farmers' suicides in the state were linked to farm debts, Governor M.K. Narayanan Monday said ... Read more...

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ULFA and KLO rebels arrested in Meghalaya


January 5th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 4 (IANS) Two separatist rebels of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) were Wednesday arrested from western Meghalaya bordering Bangladesh, a Border ... Read more...

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Seven health districts to be set up, says Mamata


December 24th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday announced creation of seven new health districts in the state to be operational by 2012."We will create seven ... Read more...

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Centre okays Rs.120 crore more for quake-hit West Bengal


October 13th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The central government Wednesday approved financial assistance worth Rs.120 crore to West Bengal following the recent earthquake that rocked the region.The amount is the second ... Read more...

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Teesta accord was without stakeholders’ consent: LF


September 7th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) The Left Front Wednesday accused the central government of attempting to go ahead with the Teesta river water sharing accord with Bangladesh without consulting ... Read more...

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Teesta water sharing pact hasty: Expert


September 6th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) The draft Indo-Bangla Teesta water sharing agreement, which has irked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was "hastily authored" and not in tune with the ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Siliguri, Dooars against Darjeeling accord


July 18th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), July 18 (IANS) Life in West Bengal's Siliguri sub-division and Dooars in neighbouring Jalpaiguri was partly hit on day one of a 48-hour shutdown to protest ... Read more...

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Shutdown in north Bengal hits normal life


July 15th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 15 (IANS) Normal life was hit in parts of north Bengal Friday following a 24-hour shutdown called by 11 organizations to protest against the proposed tripartite agreement ... Read more...

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One killed, thousands of houses washed away in Bengal rains


June 21st, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) One man was killed and more than six lakh people affected as heavy rains inundated parts of ten districts in West Bengal, a minister said Tuesday."Ten ... Read more...

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In a Trinamool wave, one party man loses security deposit


May 16th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) As the Trinamool Congress wave swept away West Bengal's longest ruling Left Front in the assembly elections, one unlucky Trinamool candidate not only ... Read more...

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Re-poll ordered in two Bengal polling stations


April 19th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday ordered re-polling Wednesday in two polling stations of North Dinajpur and Cooch Behar districts of West Bengal after problems were detected with ... Read more...

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Record 84.11 percent turnout in Bengal polls


April 19th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 19 (IANS) There was record 84.11 percent turnout in the first phase of the West Bengal assembly elections, officials said Tuesday.Polling was held in 54 constituencies in six ... Read more...

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Polling brisk and peaceful in West Bengal (Fourth Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Polling was brisk and peaceful in West Bengal Monday with around 61 percent ballot cast till afternoon in the first phase of the assembly ... Read more...

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