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Akhilesh Yadav calls on Mamata Banerjee (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) On a day when the Samajwadi Party (SP) indicated it would prefer Left parties over the Trinamool Congress for the Third Front, party leader Akhilesh ... Read more...

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Akhilesh Yadav calls on Mamata Banerjee


September 12th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) On a day when the Samajwadi Party (SP) indicated it would prefer Left parties over the Trinamool Congress for the Third Front, party leader and ... Read more...

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We have sown seeds of Third Front: SP (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Urging all regional parties opposed to the Congress and the BJP to come together, the Samajwadi Party (SP) Wednesday said it had sowed the seeds ... Read more...

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Left Front blames Mamata government for Terai-Dooars violence


April 26th, 2012 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front (LF) Wednesday blamed the recent unrest in the Terai-Dooars region in the state's northern part to the "undue haste" of ... Read more...

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Mamata takes the limelight on Bengal budget day


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) It was West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee all the way as her government presented its first full-fledged budget Friday. While the speech of Finance ... Read more...

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Presidency to hold election


March 5th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Two years after being upgraded from a college, the Presidency University will hold student elections for the first time in September, it was announced here ... Read more...

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Congress urges Mamata to reconsider renaming Indira Bhavan


December 31st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 31 (IANS) The West Bengal unit of the Congress Saturday requested Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to reconsider her decision to rename "Indira Bhawan" - which briefly served ... Read more...

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Trinamool rebuffs Congress protests over renaming building


December 30th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 30 (IANS) The Congress is creating a "needless issue" over renaming of a guest house which briefly served as the residence of late prime minister Indira Gandhi ... Read more...

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Congress flays Mamata’s move to rename Indira Bhavan


December 29th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 29 (IANS) Congress activists Thursday protested outside the state secretariat here and demanded the West Bengal government withdraw the decision to rename Indira Bhawan -- which briefly ... Read more...

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Township must be named after Jyoti Basu: Left


October 21st, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) The opposition Left Front (LF) Friday demanded that the West Bengal government reverse its move to scrap the renaming of North 24 Parganas district's Rajarhat ... Read more...

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When Mahatma threatened to throw out wife


September 27th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The heroes of modern India have come alive in their human avatars in a new anthology of biographical sketches by noted writer and former ... Read more...

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Basu’s birth anniversary celebrated across Bengal


July 8th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) Former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu's 98th birth anniversary - the first after the ouster of the Left Front government - was celebrated across ... Read more...

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Netaji’s grand nephew to help revive Presidency


June 6th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) A grand nephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is determined to help revive one of Kolkata's best known academic institutions that has produced gems like ... Read more...

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New nameplate reflects Writers’ Buildings’ historic change


May 21st, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) For the first time in over 10 years, the nameplate outside the high profile chamber in the historic Writers' Buildings - the seat of power ... Read more...

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Mamata redeems pledge made 18 years ago


May 20th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) As Mamata Banerjee walked into the Writers' Buildings as chief minister Friday, it was also a redemption of a pledge she made 18 years back ... Read more...

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People wanted change of guard, say Left veterans


May 15th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Veteran leaders who served in West Bengal's first Left Front ministry of Jyoti Basu feel that the alliance was voted out this time as as ... Read more...

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Exit Buddhadeb, man who saw beyond ideological convictions


May 14th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) With a reputation of being incorruptible and cultured, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will go down in history as a chief minister who tried to fast-track industrialisation in ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb loses from Jadavpore (Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Outgoing West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee lost to Trinamool Congress nominee Manish Gupta by 16,684 votes from Jadavpore constituency.Gupta polled 103,972 votes, compared to ... Read more...

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CPI-M reports predict losses in West Bengal, Kerala


May 10th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) seems resigned to losing power in West Bengal and Kerala -- after studying reports from its units in ... Read more...

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BJP demands statement on Purulia arms drop probe


April 28th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday demanded a statement on the probe into the Purulia arms drop after one of the accused made a ... Read more...

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From aide to adversary - former bureaucrat takes on Buddhadeb


April 26th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) He is taking on the chief minister whom he used to address as "Sir". Today, former West Bengal chief secretary Manish Gupta is confident of ... Read more...

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Somnath Chatterjee campaigns for CPI-M, attacks PM


April 24th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Three years after his expulsion from the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee Saturday campaigned for the party ahead of ... Read more...

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Marxist Jyoti Basu had a bourgeois lifestyle: Dalai Lama


February 7th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 7 (IANS) Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama stole a march on Indian Marxists Monday when he said that veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu himself led a bourgeois lifestyle. ... Read more...

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Marxists publish book to woo masses in poll year


February 6th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) In an apparent bid to woo the masses in an election year, West Bengal's ruling Marxists have brought out a 728-page book on the state's left movement ... Read more...

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Jyoti Basu was a perfect communist: Karat


January 17th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Monday said Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu was a perfect communist and was unique in many ways."Jyoti Basu for ... Read more...

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Saddened to see violence in Bengal, says Somnath Chatterjee


January 17th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee Monday said he was saddened to see the ongoing political violence in West Bengal and recalled that Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu, ... Read more...

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CPI-M launches fundraiser for Jyoti Basu centre


January 17th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) In a bid to intensify its mass contact programme ahead of assembly polls slated for later this year, West Bengal's ruling Marxists launched a door-to-door fund-raising ... Read more...

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She still feels like taking meals to ‘Jyoti babu’ (Monday is Jyoti Basu’s first death anniversary)


January 16th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) She used to send meals to "Jyoti babu" and call on him every morning. Even one year after Marxist legend Jyoti Basu's death, Ramala Chakraborty ... Read more...

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Save lives, become an organ donor (Nov 27 is World Organ Donation Day)


November 27th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Cindrella Thawani New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) There is a huge shortage of organs in India, and patients die while on waiting list as they do not get an organ ... Read more...

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Somnath Chatterjee shares dais with Buddhadeb, Biman


October 7th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 7 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, along with several other Marxist leaders, was Thursday seen sharing the dais with expelled party veteran Somnath Chatterjee, who in his ... Read more...

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West Bengal CPI-M unit lashes out against Somnath over autobiography


July 26th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)'s West Bengal unit, so far considered soft on expelled party leader Somnath Chatterjee, Monday lashed out against the former Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Jyoti Basu’s Man Friday now a loner


July 8th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) Every alternate day Joy Krishna Ghosh visits Indira Bhavan and spends a long time in the room where Jyoti Basu spent his later years. Ghosh, ... Read more...

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Communism digs in, with much memorabilia, in Punjab town (With Image)


March 19th, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Zirakpur, March 19 (IANS) Marx, Lenin and Che are certainly alive and kicking if one is to go by the accessories, posters, books and magazines on Communist ideology ... Read more...

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Bengal assembly adopts condolence motion on Jyoti Basu


March 10th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) The West Bengal assembly Wednesday adopted a condolence resolution on former chief minister and veteran Marxist Jyoti Basu, who died Jan 17, terming him a "legislator par ... Read more...

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No English translation of president’s speech, MPs protest


February 22nd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) DMK MPs, led by union Ministers A. Raja and Dayanidhi Maran, complained to Speaker Meira Kumar about the lack of a simultaneous English translation of President ... Read more...

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