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Footballer dies after on-field injury in West Bengal


July 10th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Yet again bringing into stark focus the lack of medical facilities on India's soccer grounds, a footballer died following an on-field injury after he was moved ... Read more...

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Trinamool shines in civic polls, loses near Nandigram (Roundup)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress stole a march over its opponents, winning four civic bodies, while the Left Front and the Congress clinched one each ... Read more...

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Haldia victory answer to Trinamool’s politics: Left Front


June 5th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) As West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress won elections to four civic bodies, opposition Left Front Wednesday hailed its sole victory in the Haldia municipality as ... Read more...

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Win shows we can go it alone, says Trinamool; Congress slams (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Backed by its resounding victory in the West Bengal civic polls, the ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday bragged about its ability to go it alone in ... Read more...

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We can fight and win on our own, Trinamool tells Congress


June 5th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) In a strong message to ally Congress after winning elections to four of six civic bodies, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday said the victory ... Read more...

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Congress blasts Trinamool ahead of local polls


May 30th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday accused the Trinamool Congress of creating a "vicious environment" ahead of municipal elections in the state. It said its candidates are threatened and ... Read more...

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Assam power crisis to continue


May 8th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 8 (IANS) Assam is reeling under a severe power crisis since May 2 after a storm damaged a transmission line in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district.The state's power department ... Read more...

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Violent clashes, arson mark shutdown in Bengal’s Terai, Dooars (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 23 (IANS) Violent clashes and arson marked the indefinite shutdown in northern West Bengal's Terai and Dooars regions called from Monday by a faction of the Akhil ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Bengal’s Terai, Dooars evokes mixed response


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 23 (IANS) Violent clashes and arson marked an indefinite shutdown in northern West Bengal's Terai and Dooars regions called from Monday by a faction of the Akhil ... Read more...

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Goodricke plans foray into dairy business


April 18th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Tea major Goodricke Group is planning to foray into dairy business and will soon seek the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) approval for it, an official ... Read more...

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Love your morning cuppa? Get ready to pay more


February 9th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) The humble tea is set to turn a bit pricey. A supply shortage, hike in the wages of tea garden workers and soaring input costs are ... Read more...

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Elephant hit by train dies, another very critical


July 1st, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), July 1 (IANS) One of the two elephants hit by a train in West Bengal late last month died Friday, following multi-organ failure, an official said.The two ... Read more...

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Eight injured in bison attack in north Bengal


June 17th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), June 16 (IANS) Eight people, including an eight-year old boy, were injured after three bisons strayed into a tea garden and attacked them in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in West Bengal, nearly 50 percent turnout till 1 p.m.


April 18th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 18 (ANI): Around fifty per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the first six hours of polling in 54 Assembly constituencies in six North Bengal districts on ... Read more...

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People angry over Ghisingh’s sixth schedule demand: GJM


April 18th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 18 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Monday rejected Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) chief Subash Ghisingh's demand for sixth schedule status for the Darjeeling hills and said ... Read more...

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Poll campaigning peaks in north Bengal districts


April 13th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, April 13 (IANS) With only three days of campaigning left in the first phase of assembly elections in West Bengal, senior political leaders from all major ... Read more...

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‘Fear factor’ missing from Darjeeling campaigning, say parties


April 12th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 12 (IANS) With the Election Commission keeping a close watch, the "fear" that affected most parties' campaigning in the 2009 general elections seems to have dissipated as the ... Read more...

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Ghising returns to Darjeeling after three years


April 8th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 8 (IANS) Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) supremo Subash Ghising Friday returned to the Darjeeling hills after almost three years, sans the pomp seen during his heyday.There were ... Read more...

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Mother, daughter appear for secondary exams in Bengal (Lead)


March 8th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) Displaying a never-say-die spirit, Bharati Devi, a 40-year-old mother of three, is appearing for the ongoing secondary examinations this year along with her daughter in northern ... Read more...

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Mother, daughter to appear for secondary exams in Bengal


March 8th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) Displaying a never-say-die spirit, Bharati Devi, a 40-year-old mother of three, is all set to appear for her secondary examinations this year along with her daughter ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Darjeeling for sixth day


February 14th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Feb 14 (IANS) Normal life was paralysed in West Bengal's Darjeeling Hills Monday for the sixth day due to an indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) protesting the ... Read more...

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Day 4 of Darjeeling shutdown: Interlocutor meets officials


February 12th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, Feb 12 (IANS) The central government-appointed interlocutor Vijay Madan visited West Bengal's Darjeeling hills to assess the situation Saturday, day four of an indefinite shutdown the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) ... Read more...

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Day 3 of shutdown in Darjeeling, tension continues


February 11th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, Feb 11 (IANS) The situation in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills continued to be tense but no fresh trouble was reported Friday, day three of an indefinite shutdown called by pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha ... Read more...

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Trucks torched, Gorkhaland demand intensifies in Darjeeling (Lead)


February 10th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal)/Kolkata/New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) activists burnt down two trucks in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district while normal life was paralysed in Darjeeling hills Thursday by ... Read more...

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Darjeeling peaceful, but shutdown disrupts life


February 10th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Feb 10 (IANS) The Darjeeling hills in West Bengal were peaceful Thursday but normal life was paralysed by the indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) to ... Read more...

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GJM supporters go on rampage in Darjeeling (Lead)


February 9th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Feb 9 (IANS) Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) activists set ablaze several government bungalows and a checkpost and looted ammunition from a police outpost as violence rocked West Bengal's Darjeeling ... Read more...

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Elephant found dead in West Bengal


January 30th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by ANI
Jalpaiguri, Jan 30(ANI): An elephant was found dead by locals and regional officials in a forested area near West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Sunday.No signs of any external injury were found in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh, India open border land ports to boost trade


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 23 (IANS) Bangladesh and India have opened two land ports along the international border to boost bilateral trade and facilitate trading activity of neighbours Nepal and Bhutan.The simultaneous openings ... Read more...

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10 killed, 13 injured in Bengal accident


January 10th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) Ten people were killed and 13 others were injured when a pick-up van carrying picnickers collided with a truck at Binaguri in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district Sunday night, ... Read more...

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Forest rangers capture wild elephant calf in Jalpaiguri


December 31st, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarJalpaiguri (West Bengal), Dec.31 (ANI): Forest Rangers of Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary captured a two-year-old male elephant calf from the vicinity of Madarihat village in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri District.The elephant calf ... Read more...

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Leopards to be relocated in West Bengal


December 20th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Rik Sundar SasmalJalpaiguri (West Bengal), Dec.20 (ANI): Three leopards will be shifted from the Khayerbari animal rescue centre of West Bengal's Jalpaiguri District to the Alipore Zoo in Kolkata.The shifting leopards ... Read more...

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Elephants cause havoc in Jalpaiguri’s tea estate


December 8th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarJalpaiguri (West Bengal), Dec.8 (ANI): A herd of 40 elephant caused havoc in a tea estate in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district.On Tuesday, the wild herd damaged large tracts of tea ... Read more...

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Fire at Bengal army ammunition depot, no casualties


November 20th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) A fire broke out at the army ammunition depot in the cantonment town of Binnagudi in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district Saturday, but there were no casualties, a defence ... Read more...

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One tusker killed, one critically injured as trains hit them


November 16th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) An elephant was mowed down by a passenger train in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district Monday night, an official said Tuesday."The incident took place between Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri ... Read more...

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PETA moots speed guns against trains that kill tuskers


October 5th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Animal welfare NGO PETA has urged Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for use of speed-detection guns to catch train drivers who exceed ... Read more...

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