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Snapshots of 19th century Bengal in paintings of Kalighat (With Images)


April 19th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The 19th century paintings of Kalighat in West Bengal mirrored a phase of socio-political transition when the feudal Bengali gentry was opening up to European ... Read more...

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Under Didi, Bengal gets a controversy a day (West Bengal Newsletter)


April 15th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) An issue a day keeps boredom at bay - this could well be the guiding principle of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee these days. ... Read more...

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Bengalis celebrate ‘Poila Baishak’


April 14th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) People greeted each other with a warm "shubho nabo borsho" and exchanged sweets or visited temples to pray for a good year as West Bengal Saturday ... Read more...

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Three Nigerian footballers arrested for ’sex racket’


February 25th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Three Nigerian footballers, one of whom has turned out in the first division of the I-League, were arrested Friday alongwith a woman from an apartment in ... Read more...

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Mamata’s mother passes away, condolences pour in (Roundup)


December 17th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's mother Gayatri Banerjee, who was a pillar of strength for West Bengal's first woman chief minister, passed away here Saturday morning. She was ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee’s mother dies (Second Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's mother Gayatri Banerjee, who was a pillar of strength for West Bengal's first woman chief minister, passed away here Saturday morning. She was ... Read more...

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Bengal minister denies Mamata stormed cop station, CPI-M slams her (Lead)


November 9th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) As the opposition slammed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly storming a police station to free two arrested Trinamool Congress activists, the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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Trinamool fields Subrata Bakshi for Lok Sabha by-poll


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 2 (IANS) Trinamool Congress state president Subrata Bakshi will be the party's candidate for the Lok Sabha by-election from South Kolkata to be held Nov 30, party ... Read more...

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Bypoll to South Kolkata Lok Sabha seat Nov 30


November 1st, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 1 (IANS) The bypoll for West Bengal's high profile South Kolkata Lok Sabha constituency which fell vacant after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee resigned the seat will be ... Read more...

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London-style AC double-decker buses for Kolkata tourism


October 17th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Taking forward Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's promise to make "Kolkata into London", the city authorities will soon introduce two open-deck AC double-decker buses for sightseeing."Two ... Read more...

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Mamata’ looks clear favourite in by-election (Curtain raiser)


September 24th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) West Bengal is all set for one of its most eye-catching by-elections Sunday, when state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeks her maiden entry into ... Read more...

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Mamata woos voters through Rabindra sangeet


September 18th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Sloganeering -- the pet campaign tool of Indian politicians -- is minimal and soothing Rabindra sangeet plays in the background. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Trinamool workers canvass door-to-door for ‘Didi’


September 11th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) Trinamool Congress leaders took out rallies and went door-to-door Sunday kicking off party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's maiden campaign for the ... Read more...

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Thefts silence Rabindrasangeet at traffic signals


September 9th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government's novel way of easing the rough ride on the city's roads by playing soulful Rabindra Sangeet at traffic signals has hit ... Read more...

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Mamata takes over Bengal reins, walks history road (Intro Roundup)


May 21st, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Tens of thousands filled the streets of this grand old city and millions more watched on TV, as Mamata Banerjee made history Friday by becoming ... Read more...

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Mamata takes over Bengal reins, walks history road (Roundup)


May 20th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) As tens of thousands crowded the streets of this grand old city and millions more watched on TV, Mamata Banerjee made history Friday by becoming ... Read more...

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Hundreds continue to throng Mamata’s Kalighat house


May 14th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Hundreds of people continued to throng Mamata Banerjee's Kalighat residence to have a glimpse of the leader, set to take over as the state's first ... Read more...

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Bangladesh applauds Mamata win


May 14th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 14 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina telephoned Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee and congratulated her on her party's massive victory in the state assembly elections in ... Read more...

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Exeunt Left, enter Mamata and Jayalalithaa, stay on Congress (Afternoon Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Two mighty upsets, a photo finish and a third consecutive win... As the electoral jigsaw fell into place Friday, the political picture too changed ... Read more...

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Bangladesh PM congratulates Mamata


May 13th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Friday congratulated Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for her party's spectacular win in the West Bengal assembly polls."Sheikh Hasina ... Read more...

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Personal abuse and attacks mar Bengal poll campaign


May 11th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) While being high on drama and significance, the just concluded West Bengal assembly polls also saw a new low in political campaigning with leaders using ... Read more...

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Bengalis celebrate ‘Poila Baisakh’ with prayers and sweets


April 15th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Devotees thronged the famous temples of goddess Kali at Kalighat and Dakshineshwar to offer prayers and people greeted each other with sweets Friday as West Bengal ... Read more...

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Hindus in Bangladesh take holy dip in Brahmaputra (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) For Hindus in Bangladesh it was a sacred day as in their thousands they took the holy dip in the Brahmaputra river Monday on the ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi Hindus take holy bath


April 11th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi Hindus Monday took holy bath in the tributaries of the Brahmaputra river on the occasion of "astami snan".The two-day bathing ritual ... Read more...

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Former chief secretary may take on Buddhadeb in polls (Lead)


March 12th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) A former bureaucrat, who served as chief secretary under West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, is likely to be pitted against him by the Trinamool ... Read more...

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Former chief secretary may take on Buddhadeb in polls


March 12th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) Former West Bengal chief secretary Manish Gupta is likely to be the Trinamool Congress candidate against Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in the coming assembly polls."I ... Read more...

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Youth who set himself afire in Kolkata dies


March 11th, 2011 - 2:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) A youth, who had set himself on fire outside Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's residence here after failing to get a railway ... Read more...

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Youth immolates over Trinamool ‘fraud’, party denies role (Lead)


March 6th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) A youth, who allegedly failed to get a railway job as promised by some Trinamool Congress leaders, set himself on fire outside Railway Minister and ... Read more...

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Youth sets self ablaze outside Mamata’s house


March 6th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) A youth, who reportedly did not get a job in the railways as promised to him by some Trinamool Congress leaders, set himself on fire ... Read more...

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Mamata not to contest, ready for by-poll if party wins


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief and union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said she will not contest the coming West Bengal assembly polls as she will be ... Read more...

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Catholic university in Pennsylvania organizing Hindu exhibition


November 4th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 04 (ANI): Hindus have applauded Misericordia University of Pennsylvania (USA), a Roman Catholic institution, for organizing a Hindu art exhibition.Eminent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada ... Read more...

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Mukherjee visits Mamata, denies political agenda (Lead)


August 14th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and Congress heavyweight Pranab Mukherjee Saturday paid an hour-long visit to Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been taken ill after a road accident, ... Read more...

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World Cup football fever grips locals in Kolkata


June 11th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, June 11 (ANI): Football lovers in Kolkata celebrated the world's biggest football event at Kalighat to mark the beginning of the World Cup.India, ranked 133rd in the world, has never ... Read more...

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Indian Mujahideen plans ’something’ in Kolkata: police


April 29th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) The Indian Mujaheedin plans to carry out subversive activities in Kolkata, a top police official said here Thursday. "We have received inputs that the Indian Mujaheedin is planning to ... Read more...

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Juhi Chawla invites Mamata to watch KKR match


March 15th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Bollywood actress and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Juhi Chawla Monday met Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee at her south Kolkata residence and invited her to watch Indian ... Read more...

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