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Expansion work to end at Tata Metaliks’ Kharagpur plant by October


September 6th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) Pig iron maker Tata Metaliks, promoted by Tata Steel, will complete its capacity expansion work at its Kharagpur plant in October, a top company executive said ... Read more...

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Bengal plans more affordable houses for poor (Lead, correcting para one)


August 18th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up more affordable houses for the urban poor under different central government schemes, a minister said Saturday.The government ... Read more...

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Bengal plans more affordable houses for poor


August 18th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up more affordable houses for the rural poor under different central government schemes, a minister said Saturday.The government ... Read more...

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62 special trains for Puri Rath Yatra


June 20th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) Indian Railways Tuesday announced it would run 62 special trains for the famous Rath Yatra (chariot festival) of Lord Jagannath, beginning at Odisha's Puri town June ... Read more...

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Bengal nod to extract groundwater divides experts


May 25th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal has allowed more farmers to use electric pumps to draw groundwater to expand its paddy output. Six months later, like many ... Read more...

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Habib salon chain plans international expansion


April 19th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Salon chain Jawed Habib Hair & Beauty Limited (JHHBL) is planning to expand business internationally and venture into haircare products to increase profitability."We will open our ... Read more...

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Oxford to take Indian school toppers


March 24th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kharagpur (West Bengal), March 24 (IANS) Oxford University has decided to allow the toppers of ISC and CBSE exams entry to its undergraduate courses from 2013, an university official said.The ... Read more...

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‘Immediate reforms vital for cleansing public life’


March 9th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Ridding the public domain of corruption and criminality may be a laudable goal, but it's doubtful whether a Lokpal would succeed in reforming the ... Read more...

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Organic fertilisers cut input costs, raise crops’ life


February 25th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) A senior professor at IIT Kharagpur says the use of organic fertilisers not only can reduce the production cost of the farmers but also increase the ... Read more...

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Night trains on key Jharkhand section resume after 19 months


January 13th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 13 (IANS) Night train services on the key Tata-Kharagpur section have resumed 19 months after a horrific rail crash in Jharkhand left 148 people dead, an official said.The ... Read more...

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Creating a roadmap for hassle-free transport in India


December 30th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 30 (IANS) With the exponential growth of private vehicles making commuting a nightmare in most Indian cities, experts have come together to form the Transport Research Group of ... Read more...

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‘TIL factories to create 2,000 jobs in Bengal city’


November 18th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kharagpur, Nov 18 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Friday said TIL Ltd's port and construction equipment factory and the upcoming crane and reach- stacker factory here would generate ... Read more...

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Two IITians sowing change in Bihar’s farmlands (Feature)


November 3rd, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 3 (IANS) A degree from IIT was the big ticket of Shashank Kumar and Manish Kumar to white collar jobs. But instead of chasing corporate dreams, the two ... Read more...

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Kakodkar recommendations to be considered: PM


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kharagpur, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the recommendations of the Anil Kakodkar panel on the functioning of IITs will be soon considered by the Council ... Read more...

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Court asks police for action report on ED official’s threat


April 8th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the Delhi Police Commissioner to be apprised of the steps taken over an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) professor's ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh’s Alirajpur district has lowest literacy rate


April 1st, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 1 (IANS) Alirajpur district in Madhya Pradesh has given the state a cause for embarrassment. The district carries the "worst" literacy tag in country - of 37.22 ... Read more...

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IIT Delhi top university for IT graduates in India


March 8th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, March 08 (ANI/Business Wire): Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, which has been created as a centre of excellence for higher training, has been ranked as India's top university for IT graduates, ... Read more...

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Mamata offers bait to states for safe train movement


February 25th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has a novel incentives scheme to ensure safety of trains across states. She has offered to "gift" two new trains and two ... Read more...

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Tusker creates ruckus at IIT Kharagpur


February 8th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) The elite Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur suffered a blackout and lockdown for more than three hours after a wild elephant entered the campus and caused ... Read more...

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Energy Awareness Yatra, East starts Jan 12


January 7th, 2011 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) In a bid to raise awareness for an orange revolution, Vivekananda Vijnana Mission and West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation Limited (WBGEDCL) will organise the 15-day Energy Awareness ... Read more...

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Vice chancellors appointed for two Maharashtra varsities


December 30th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 30 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Thursday appointed new vice chancellors for the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth in Ahmednagar district and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in Aurangabad district, a ... Read more...

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CPI parliamentarian in all praise for Mamata


October 6th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kharagpur (West Bengal) Oct 6 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) parliamentarian from Midnapore Prabodh Panda here Wednesday praised Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for her development works and assured all kind ... Read more...

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Curbs on night trains in Orissa, West Bengal areas extended


September 21st, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Restrictions on the movement of passenger trains during night in Maoist-affected areas of Orissa and West Bengal will continue till Sep 27, a statement issued by the East ... Read more...

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Woman Maoist leader arrested in Kolkata


August 29th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) A hardcore woman Maoist leader from Bihar, Chameli Devi, was arrested from this West Bengal capital Sunday, police said. Acting on intelligence inputs, policemen from Bihar's Munger district, ... Read more...

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IIT alumni keen to push Punjab growth


August 21st, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) A group of former students of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has planned a conference of the alumni to contribute in the social and economic development of ... Read more...

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Suspected Maoists kill Bihar man


August 16th, 2010 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) Suspected Maoists shot dead a man in Bihar's Munger district early Monday, police said. They threw his body near a government office at Haweli-Kharagpur, about 200 km from here, ... Read more...

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Night halts of trains causing inconvenience to people


August 11th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 11 (IANS) The halting of trains at night for the past two-and-half months in areas bordering Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa fearing Maoist attacks has been causing immense inconvenience to ... Read more...

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Magma Fincorp to disburse Rs.447 crore in West Bengal


August 5th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) Asset financing company Magma Fincorp would disburse Rs.447 crore in retail loans in West Bengal in 2010-11, the company said here Thursday. "We will focus on providing asset finance ... Read more...

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Cockroach in food in Duronto, passengers protest


July 19th, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Passengers of the Mumbai-Howrah Duronto Express Sunday night staged protests at the Howrah station here after the discovery of a cockroach in a meal supplied on ... Read more...

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Banerjee, Hariprasad Chaurasia honoured by IIT-Kharagpur


July 17th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kharagpur (West Bengal), July 17 (IANS) Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee and flautist Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia were conferred honorary Doctor of Science degrees by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) ... Read more...

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Police dig out baby girl’s body to probe murder claim


July 15th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Police dug out the body of a nine-month-old baby from a grave in West Bengal's West Midnapore district and sent it for autopsy Thursday after locals alleged that ... Read more...

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Maoist strike hits train, bus movement in six states (Roundup)


July 7th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Hyderabad/Raipur, July 7 (IANS) Trains were cancelled, buses went off the roads and Chattisgarh's iron ore transportation was disrupted as Maoists began a two-day shutdown in six states Wednesday to protest ... Read more...

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Security men escape Maoist poster bomb (Lead)


July 7th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 7 (IANS) Security personnel had a narrow escape when Maoists used a poster bomb in Jharkhand on the first day of a two-day strike called by them to protest against ... Read more...

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Seven trains cancelled in Jharkhand, Bhubaneswar following Maoist shutdown


July 7th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi/Bhubaneswar July 7 (ANI): Seven trains were cancelled and routes of five diverted in Jharkhand as Maoists began their two-day shutdown in seven states in protest against what they allege the killing ... Read more...

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Maoist shutdown hits road, rail traffic in Orissa (Lead)


July 7th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) Road and rail services were hit in Orissa's interiors Wednesday as Maoists enforced a 48-hour nationwide shutdown to protest against the killing of a top leader in Andhra ... Read more...

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