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Over 20,000 ponds dug in Bengal in last one year


June 27th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Altogether 20,608 ponds have been dug in West Bengal over the past one year creating 1.25 crore man days of work under the Mahatma Gandhi National ... Read more...

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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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Compensation sought for land erosion


March 29th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Saying erosion in West Bengal has become a major problem, a minister Thursday called for the central government's intervention and compensation for those affected."The problem of ... Read more...

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Mild quake hits Bengal, Bihar


March 28th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, March 28 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit West Bengal and other parts of eastern India early Wednesday, the meteorological department said. There have been ... Read more...

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Thwart farmers’ suicides: Bengal governor


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee denied that farmers' suicides in the state were linked to farm debts, Governor M.K. Narayanan Monday said ... Read more...

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Farmer suicides spark Bengal political storm (West Bengal Newsletter)


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) The almost daily reports of farmer suicides are the latest political flashpoint in West Bengal. While Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says the suicides are not ... Read more...

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ULFA and KLO rebels arrested in Meghalaya


January 5th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 4 (IANS) Two separatist rebels of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) were Wednesday arrested from western Meghalaya bordering Bangladesh, a Border ... Read more...

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Seven health districts to be set up, says Mamata


December 24th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday announced creation of seven new health districts in the state to be operational by 2012."We will create seven ... Read more...

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BSF acted in self-defence, India tells Bangladesh


December 20th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Days after Bangladesh protested the killing of its three citizens in firing by the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers, India Tuesday regretted the casualties but ... Read more...

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Hike in Bengal’s credit-deposit ratio linked to investments


December 9th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Stating that the low credit-deposit (CD) ratio of West Bengal is a matter of concern, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D. Subbarao Thursday said that ... Read more...

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Unscrupulous Left workers joining Trinamool: Congress


November 27th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) The Congress' West Bengal unit Sunday alleged that several Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) workers have infiltrated the Trinamool Congress to jeopardise the relationship of ... Read more...

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Secret behind Ranveer’s six-pack (Movie Snippets)


November 15th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) After the Khans and Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh of "Band Baaja Baaraat" famehas toned himself with six-pack abs for his next release "Ladies Vs ... Read more...

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Child rights panel tells Bengal schools to return students’ money


November 1st, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 1 (IANS) Days after India's apex child rights panel exposed rampant violations of the Right to Education Act in West Bengal's government schools, several of the schools have ... Read more...

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Centre okays Rs.120 crore more for quake-hit West Bengal


October 13th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The central government Wednesday approved financial assistance worth Rs.120 crore to West Bengal following the recent earthquake that rocked the region.The amount is the second ... Read more...

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Bihar has most child marriages: Unicef


September 9th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 9 (IANS) India's eastern state of Bihar tops the child marriage chart with a staggering 68.9 percent of the marriages in the state involving girls below the marriageable ... Read more...

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Bengal floods leave 15 dead, 1.9 million affected


August 14th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) With one more death reported Sunday, the toll in West Bengal floods rose to 15. About 1.9 million people across 14 districts have been affected, the ... Read more...

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Derailment toll goes up to two, services partly restored


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) The toll in the Guwahati-Bangalore Express derailement in West Bengal's Malda rose to two Monday with discovery of the body of a youth from the debris ... Read more...

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Re-poll ordered in two Bengal polling stations


April 19th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday ordered re-polling Wednesday in two polling stations of North Dinajpur and Cooch Behar districts of West Bengal after problems were detected with ... Read more...

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Polling peaceful in West Bengal first phase (Intro Roundup)


April 18th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) The much-awaited battle for control of Writers' Buildings - the seat of power in West Bengal - got off to a peaceful start Monday with ... Read more...

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70 percent turnout in peaceful Bengal polls (Roundup)


April 18th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) In one of the most incident-free elections witnessed in politically volatile West Bengal in recent years, 70 percent of electors cast their votes peacefully in ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in West Bengal, nearly 50 percent turnout till 1 p.m.


April 18th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 18 (ANI): Around fifty per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the first six hours of polling in 54 Assembly constituencies in six North Bengal districts on ... Read more...

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Poll boycott in some areas of West Bengal


April 18th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Voters in several polling stations in West Bengal's Malda and South Dinajpur districts Monday boycotted the elections saying their areas were under-developed, said an official, adding ... Read more...

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Polling underway for first phase of W. Bengal elections


April 18th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 18 (ANI): Polling for the first phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal for 54 constituencies is going on today.The voting, which started at 7 a.m. will continue till 5 ... Read more...

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Polling begins for first phase of West Bengal elections


April 18th, 2011 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The polling for the first phase of polls in the 54 assembly constituencies of West Bengal began Monday.The voting started at 7 a.m. in all the ... Read more...

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Next government must focus on peace: Bengal intellectuals


March 29th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) With mounting violence ahead of the April-May assembly elections, noted intellectuals in West Bengal feel restoration of peace and welfare of the poor should be the ... Read more...

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Couple killed in gas cylinder blast


February 16th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A couple was killed in their house in Delhi when a leaking liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder exploded Tuesday night, police said Wednesday.Chandan Vishwas, 45, and his ... Read more...

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Delhi building collapse shatters dreams in Bengal village


November 19th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Malda/Murshidabad (West Bengal), Nov 19 (IANS) A phone call from Biswajit Halder was the last time that Ashalata Halder got to interact with her 25-year-old grandson. After days of agonising over the ... Read more...

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Central team to visit W. Bengal’s drought-hit districts today


September 8th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 8 (ANI): A eight-member central team, headed by Joint Secretary in Union Agriculture Ministry E K Majhi, will visit drought-hit districts of West Bengal today.They would call on ... Read more...

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Central team to visit W. Bengal’s drought-hit districts


September 7th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 7 (ANI): A eight-member central team, headed by Joint Secretary in Union Agriculture Ministry E K Majhi, will visit drought-hit districts of West Bengal tomorrow.They would call on ... 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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Four militants arrested in Assam


July 24th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 24 (IANS) Four militants of the outlawed Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) were arrested from a safe house Saturday in Assam's main city of Guwahati in a joint raid by police ... Read more...

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Shock, horror for bloodied train accident survivors


July 19th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sainthia (West Bengal), July 19 (IANS) Shock, pain and sheer horror: Survivors of the train accident in the early hours of Monday in this West Bengal town recalled the fateful moment when ... Read more...

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Fake currency notes racket busted in Bangalore


July 16th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 16 (IANS) An international fake currency racket was busted with the arrest of two people carrying Rs.15 lakh in counterfeit notes - printed in Pakistan, police said here Friday. "Anrool ... Read more...

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Two killed after falling into Himachal gorge


July 13th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 13 (IANS) Two labourers were killed and two were injured as they fell into a gorge while laying high-power transmission lines in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district Tuesday, an official said. "Two ... Read more...

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Railways to take another day to restore normalcy


July 6th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) A day after a nationwide shutdown disrupted over 265 train services, Indian Railways Tuesday said it will take another 24 hours to restore full normalcy even ... Read more...

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