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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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Three dead as Doon Express derails, Mamata hints at sabotage (Third Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi/Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Three people were killed Thursday when 11 coaches of the Dehradun-bound Doon Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur district, the railway ministry said even ... Read more...

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Doon Express derailment: Mamata wants high-level probe


May 31st, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday demanded a high-level inquiry into the Doon Express derailment in Uttar Pradesh, which left ... Read more...

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Seven Maoists surrender in Bengal (Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Seven members of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), including a body guard of slain rebel leader Kishenji, Wednesday surrendered with weapons in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Seven Maoists surrender in Bengal


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Seven members of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) have surrendered with weapons in West Bengal's Jhargram district, police said Wednesday.This follows an appeal from ... Read more...

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Mamata U-turn: Blames CPI-M for Gyaneshwari train tragedy


February 19th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Months after accusing the Maoists of triggering the 2010 Gyaneshwari Express train derailment - which killed 149 people - West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, ... Read more...

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Mamata slams Left for questioning her performance


January 12th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
West Midnapore (West Bengal), Jan 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the opposition Thursday, saying it had no right to question the performance of her seven-month-old ... Read more...

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Law will take its course in AMRI directors case: Mamata


January 12th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
West Midnapore (West Bengal), Jan 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her government was being pressurised to release the AMRI Hospital directors who are behind ... Read more...

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Post Kishenji, security forces hunt for Maoists (Roundup)


November 25th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jhargram/Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) A day after killing senior Maoist leader Kishenji, security forces Friday hunted for his comrades in a large swathe of West Midnapore in West Bengal amid ... Read more...

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Manhunt for Kishenji in Junglemahal, five arrested


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Five Maoists were arrested by the joint security forces after they launched a massive manhunt for top Maoist leader Kishenji suspected to be hiding in ... Read more...

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Maoist involved in train hijack sent to police custody


November 20th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) A Maoist suspected to be involved in the 2009 Rajdhani Express hijack was remanded to police custody by a court in West Bengal's West Midnapore ... Read more...

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Jnaneswari Express sabotage suspect arrested


November 13th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) Pro-Maoist tribal outfit People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA) member and a suspect in the Jnaneswari Express sabotage Asit Mahato was Sunday arrested in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Two Maoists escape during gun battle


October 19th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Two Maoist leaders escaped during a police raid that triggered a gun battle in jungles of Bankisole and Aulgeria at Jhargram in West Bengal's West Midnapore ... Read more...

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Mamata begins tour to Maoist-hit West Midnapore


October 14th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) Over 500 security personnel comprising crack commandos and anti-terrorist personnel were at hand as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee began a two-day visit to ... Read more...

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Maoists using CPI-M guns to kill: Mamata


September 20th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday alleged that rifles earlier used by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists have been passed on to the ... Read more...

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Bengal to create 6,900 new home department posts


July 21st, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government Wednesday decided to create 6,900 new posts in the home department, majority of them for absorption in the Kolkata Police, whose area ... Read more...

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Mamata announces sops for Maoist-hit zone (Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Nayagram/Jhargram (West Bengal), July 12 (IANS) Promising jobs and development, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced an economic package for the Maoist-affected districts and asserted that violence ... Read more...

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Mamata waves magic wand in Maoist heartland


July 12th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Nayagram/Jhargram (West Bengal), July 12 (IANS) Handing out land deeds, old age pension and scholarship cheques amid thunderous applause, Mamata Banerjee Tuesday went on a wish fulfilment spree as ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee to visit Maoist hotbeds


July 10th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit the Maoist hotbeds of West Midnapore and Bankura next week in her first district tour after taking ... Read more...

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Compulsory year-long NCC stint for youth?


June 9th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Member of Parliament have asked the defence ministry to make it compulsory for school and college students to undergo a yearlong training stint with the ... Read more...

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I wish I could canvass for Mahato: Trinamool MP


May 28th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Singer-turned-Trinamool-Congress-MP Kabir Suman has said in his blog that his parliament membership stopped him from campaigning for West Bengal's jailed People's Committee Against Police Atrocities ... Read more...

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Bengal election officials earn praise for peaceful polls


May 10th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Three days before the victor of the West Bengal polls is declared, the Election Commission (EC) has already emerged as the winner, earning accolades for ... Read more...

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Polling ends in Bengal, 83.48percent votes cast in phase six


May 10th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) At least 83.48 percent voting was recorded in 14 constituencies that went to the polls Tuesday in the sixth and the last round of the West ... Read more...

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Tight security, high voter turnout in Maoist heartland (Third Lead)


May 10th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Defying a Maoist boycott and braving the scorching sun, nearly half of the over 26 lakh electorate voted peacefully in the first four hours of ... Read more...

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Tight security, long voter queues in Maoist heartland (Second Lead)


May 10th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Defying a Maoist boycott call, people formed long queues outside booths as the sixth and final phase of assembly elections in West Bengal started off ... Read more...

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Tight security, long queues in West Bengal polling (Lead)


May 10th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Defying a Maoist boycott call, people formed long queues outside booths amid high security as the sixth and final phase of assembly elections in West ... Read more...

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Polling ends in West Bengal Tuesday as Maoist heartland votes


May 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) Posing the biggest challenge to the authorities and the security forces, the West Bengal assembly election enters the Maoist heartland Tuesday in the sixth and ... Read more...

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Pro-Maoist leader makes things tough for CPI-M


May 6th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jhargram (West Bengal), May 6 (IANS) He is a jailed pro-Maoist leader, accused in at least 31 cases, who has stepped into the democratic process. Chhatradhar Mahato's entry into ... Read more...

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Election agent of Chhatradhar Mahato arrested


May 5th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) A member of the pro-Maoist tribal group - Peoples' Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA) - and the election agent of its jailed chief Chhatradhar Mahato ... Read more...

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Maoists kill former CPI-M activist


April 4th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Maoists killed a former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activist in West Bengal's West Midnapore district Monday, police said."Gagan Mahato was travelling when a gang of ... Read more...

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Maoists kill schoolteacher in West Bengal


April 2nd, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Jhargram (West Bengal), Apr 2(ANI): Maoist rebels killed a schoolteacher in West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Saturday.Parbat Mahato (42), a worker of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)'s youth wing, ... Read more...

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Eight held for Netai carnage in Bengal (Lead)


March 14th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Eight men were arrested in West Bengal's West Midnapore district for allegedly killing nine people in Netai area Jan 7, a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ... Read more...

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Four held for Netai carnage in Bengal


March 14th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Four men were arrested in West Bengal's West Midnapore district for allegedly firing at a group of people in Netai area Jan 7 killing nine, a ... Read more...

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