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Congress ministers to quit Mamata ministry Saturday (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) With union ministers belonging to the Trinamool Congress resigning Friday, the Congress said its ministers in the West Bengal government will put in their papers Saturday."All ... Read more...

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West Bengal paralysed due to shutdown


September 20th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a standstill in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.Rail ... Read more...

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Mamata government intolerant, tries to evade responsibility: Left


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Terming the Mamata Banerjee government "intolerant", Marxist leader Surjya Kanta Mishra Thursday alleged it was trying to evade its responsibilities on law and order by ... Read more...

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Woman drug peddler arrested in Delhi


July 9th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) A 50-year-old woman, who turned to drug peddling to support her family in the aftermath of her husband's death, was arrested here with 300 gm ... Read more...

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Mamata draws flak for observing Basu’s birthday in advance


July 6th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee government Friday stirred a controversy by celebrating the birth anniversary of former chief minister Jyoti Basu at the state assembly two days ... Read more...

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We are committed to the cause of Singur farmers: Mamata (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) In the wake of the Calcutta High Court's verdict striking down as unconstitutional and void the Singur land act, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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Mystery shrouds couple’s death in police custody


June 8th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 8 (IANS) Mystery shrouds the death of a couple in the Ghaziabad police custody Thursday, following which four policemen have been suspended from service, police said.Rukkan Singh, 38, ... Read more...

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CPI-M to Mamata: Can’t evade responsibility on Terai, Doars row


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) West Bengal opposition leader Surya Kanta Mishra Monday citicised the Mamata Banerjee regime over the ongoing violence in the Terai and Dooars regions, saying the ... Read more...

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After railways, Banerjee now sending Bengal to ICU: CPI-M


April 20th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that her government has completed most of its tasks in its very first year, Communist Party of ... Read more...

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Mamata’s reign similar to semi-fascist rule of 1970s: Left leader


April 18th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Surya Kanta Mishra Wednesday likened the rule of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to the "semi fascist regime" ... Read more...

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Andhra court declares prime land allotted to MNCs Wakf property


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) In a landmark judgment, the Andhra Pradesh High Court Tuesday ruled that 1,654 acres of prime land allotted to several multinational companies on the outskirts of ... Read more...

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Bengal government trying to choke voice of opposition: Left


March 21st, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) West Bengal opposition leader Surjya Kanta Mishra Wednesday accused the Trinamool Congress-led state government of "trying to throttle" the voice of the opposition both inside and ... Read more...

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Bengal assembly adjourned following Trinamool legislator’s death


March 19th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The West Bengal legislative assembly was adjourned following the death of Trinamool Congress lawmaker Ajit Bhunia here early Monday morning.Bhunia, 58, a senior leader of Trinamool ... Read more...

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Haryana bureaucrat arrested in corruption case


February 16th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 15 (IANS) A Haryana Civil Services (HCS) officer was arrested by the state vigilance bureau Wednesday for his involvement in a case of corruption registered against him in ... Read more...

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Bengal opposition leader holds press meet on road


February 14th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) Protesting against West Bengal assembly Speaker Biman Bandopadhyay's decision to ban media conference inside the assembly premises when the house is not in session, Leader ... Read more...

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Mamata trying to gag opposition: CPI-M


February 12th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday accused the West Bengal government of attempting to gag the opposition and slammed assembly Speaker Biman Bandyopadhyay's ban ... Read more...

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Parties criticise bar on press meets in Bengal assembly


February 11th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) The West Bengal assembly's decision to bar press conferences at the media centre in the assembly premises when the house is not in session Saturday drew ... Read more...

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Left demands probe into farmer suicides


February 7th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) West Bengal opposition leader Surya Kanta Mishra Monday demanded a probe into the farmer suicides in the state and compensation to the families of such ... Read more...

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Mamata’s remarks about CPI-M defamatory: Left Front


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Thursday dubbed as "irresponsible" and "defamatory" Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegation that the Marxists had hatched a "conspiracy" to poison drinking ... Read more...

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Bengal Left leader questions Mamata’s policies


October 19th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) West Bengal's Leader of Opposition Surya Kanta Mishra Wednesday criticised the functioning of the Mamata Banerjee government, accusing it of displaying "political narrow-mindedness" in its ... Read more...

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No steps taken to find missing Left workers: CPI-M


September 10th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Leader of the Opposition in West Bengal and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Surya Kanta Mishra Friday alleged that the Trinamool Congress-led government in ... Read more...

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Finally, Amritsar-Chandigarh Duranto train is flagged off


August 24th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar/Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) The much-awaited Duranto Express train, linking the Sikh holy city of Amritsar to Punjab and Haryana capital Chandigarh, was flagged-off by Union Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Woman, brother kill husband


July 30th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) A 35-year-old woman and her brother were arrested in west Delhi for killing her alcoholic husband, police said Saturday."Kanta and her younger brother Anil were ... Read more...

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Tripartite pact will intensify Darjeeling problem: CPI-M


July 16th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Alleging that the July 18 Darjeeling tripartite accord would intensify the problems in the West Bengal hills, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Leader ... Read more...

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Court acquits man accused of torturing daughter-in-law


June 28th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Delhi High court has upheld a trial court's order acquitting a man accused of torture and dowry harassment of his daughter-in-law, who later committed ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader demands probe into school result leak


June 4th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) West Bengal's Leader of Opposition and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Surya Kanta Mishra Saturday demanded that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee order a probe ... Read more...

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Assam hunts for hangman


June 2nd, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jorhat (Assam), June 2 (IANS) Authorities in Assam have launched a countrywide search for a hangman to execute a 49-year-old murder convict, officials said Thursday.The hunt for an executioner ... Read more...

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FICCI leader Amit Mitra, Kolkata mayor win


May 13th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Leading economist and secretary general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) Amit Mitra won the West Bengal assembly election beating state ... Read more...

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Four BJP ministers resign in Punjab (Second Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) Four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in Punjab resigned Thursday over a corruption taint on the party's state leadership. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal ... Read more...

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Polling ends in Bengal, 83 percent votes cast


May 7th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) At least 83 percent voting was recorded in 38 constituencies that went to the polls Saturday in the fifth round of West Bengal assembly elections, ... Read more...

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Punjab orders probe into female foeticide case


April 1st, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) While the Punjab government is patting itself for improvement in sex ratio in the state, the health department Friday ordered an enquiry into an alleged incident ... Read more...

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Armed militants rob people in Imphal


December 25th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Manipur, Dec.25 (ANI): Unidentified armed militants robbed people at gunpoint in here recently."We were scared and handed over our cell phones. They then wanted other valuables and broke open our cupboards. We ... Read more...

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Supreme Court orders end to Nepal PM poll fiasco


December 18th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 18 (IANS) As Nepal's parliament sits Sunday after a month's hiatus, the futile exercises that failed to elect a new prime minister even after 16 rounds of vote ... Read more...

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Five Maoists held in Bengal


December 9th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) Five Maoists have been arrested in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said Thursday.They included squad member Uttam Mandi who was wanted in several murder cases, Jhargram Superintendent ... Read more...

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Nearly 61,000 HIV-infected in Punjab


November 30th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 30 (IANS) The number of HIV cases in Punjab is going up due to increased prevalence of the infection among injectable drug users and now stands at nearly 61,000, ... Read more...

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