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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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TMC withdrawal a betrayal of people’s faith: Bengal Congress


September 19th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Terming the Trinamool Congress' decision of withdrawing support to the UPA regime as a "betrayal" of the people's faith, the West Bengal Congress said Wednesday it ... Read more...

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40,000 affected as north Bengal rivers in spate


July 17th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) As many as 40,000 people were affected as large parts of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts of north Bengal remain submerged with all the rivers overflowing in ... Read more...

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Mamata to meet Sonia on presidential polls Wednesday


June 12th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi Wednesday regarding the upcoming presidential polls, Trinamool Congress insiders said.Banerjee ... Read more...

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Mitra meets Pranab, says discussions incomplete


June 11th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee here Monday for talks on the state government's demand for moratorium on ... Read more...

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Speculation on Pranab’s candidature grows after Bengal leader’s pitch (Lead)


June 10th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) Speculation about Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee emerging as the Congress candidate for presidential elections grew Sunday with a senior party leader from West Bengal ... Read more...

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Support Pranab as president, Congress urges Mamata


June 10th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) The Congress Sunday appealed to Trinamool Congress - its ally both at in the central and West Bengal government - to support its veteran ... Read more...

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Mamata to write to PM on Indo-Bhutan joint river panel


June 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee will write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, calling for making the Indo-Bhutan Joint River Commission effective."The Indo-Bhutan Joint River ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Centre to fund 90 percent of Project Tiger in northeast


May 29th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) The Central government has increased its share of funding from the existing 50 percent to 90 percent for northeastern states under the Project Tiger scheme.This was ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sri Lanka cracks down on illegal workers after Indian’s death


May 15th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka has cracked down on foreigners working illegally after an Indian died while working in a steel plant, an official said here Tuesday.The Indian was ... Read more...

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This time, Rongali Bihu to spread AIDS awareness


April 13th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 13 (IANS) Rongali Bihu, the most popular festival of Assam that will be celebrated this weekend, will see some leading singers and performers help generate awareness about HIV/AIDS ... Read more...

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Leopard skin seized in Assam


April 6th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 5 (IANS) A leopard skin has been seized near the famed Manas Tiger Reserve in Assam and one person has been arrested, an official said Thursday.The skin was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Environment |

Kyrgyz activists demand closure of US airbase


March 16th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, March 15 (IANS) Social activists in Kyrgyzstan plan to block the entrance to a US airbase next week in a bid to demand its early closure, a media report ... Read more...

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Six killed in China mine blast


February 15th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) A total of six miners were killed in a coal mine gas explosion Tuesday in northwest China, said authorities.The six miners were underground when the explosion ... Read more...

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Leopard strays into Guwahati, injures three


January 20th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) At least three people were mauled by a leopard Friday in the heart of Assam's main city of Guwahati after the big cat strayed into a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Coalition dharma does not permit unilateralism, Congress tells Trinamool


January 18th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday expressed its displeasure with the Trinamool Congress, saying "coalition dharma does not permit unilateralism", after a Congress minister in West Bengal ... Read more...

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Mamata a dictator, says Congress minister and quits (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Ties between West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and its ally Congress worsened further Tuesday as a Congress minister called Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a dictator ... Read more...

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Pranab backs Shakeel’s cool down advice to Bengal Congress


January 13th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) A day after the Congress high command asked its Bengal unit to cool down tempers against ally Trinamool, senior Congress leader and union Finance Minister ... Read more...

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Congress asks West Bengal unit to cool down tempers (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) With the ruling alliance partners in West Bengal bitterly targeting each other, the Congress Thursday asked its state unit to refrain from using harsh ... Read more...

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Congress asks Bengal unit to settle issues with Trinamool


January 6th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) With Congress against losing a "valued partner" like Mamata Banerjee, the party high command Friday instructed the West Bengal leadership to settle all outstanding issues ... Read more...

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Congress jealous of our success: Trinamool


January 5th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 5 (IANS) Slamming West Bengal minister and Congress leader Manas Bhuniya for hitting out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Trinamool Congress Thursday said the Congress was ... Read more...

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Congress calls Trinamool stooge of BJP


January 4th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 4 (IANS) Hitting back at the Trinamool Congress for alleging it was colluding with the Marxists, the West Bengal state Congress leadership Wednesday termed its alliance partner ... Read more...

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Myanmarese delegation interested in trade with Bengal


December 6th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) A 16-member trade delegation from Myanmar Wednesday met West Bengal Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Manas Bhunia and expressed interest in trade with the state in ... Read more...

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Handloom technology institute in Bengal soon: Minister


November 26th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) A handloom training institute will soon come up in West Bengal's Nadia district, state Textile and Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Manas Bhunia said Saturday."We ... Read more...

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Banks urged to launch uniform credit card for MSME sector


November 4th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) The West Bengal government has urged the leading public sector banks to launch an uniform credit card for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in the ... Read more...

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Bengal wants uniform credit card for MSME sector


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 3 (IANS) The West Bengal government has urged leading public sector banks to launch a uniform credit card for the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector in ... Read more...

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New Kyrgyz president calls for closure of US airbase


November 1st, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Nov 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan's President-elect Almazbek Atambayev has called for the closure of the US airbase at Manas in the central Asian republic."I don't think the base ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Debutant Deepak Aras’ ‘Manasology’ disappoints (Kannada Movie Review)


September 25th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Manasology"; Cast: Amoolya, Raakesh, Sadhu Kokila and Neenasam Achyutha; Producer-Director: Deepak Aras; Music Director: Anoop Sileen; Camera: Sugnaan; Rating: *Amoolya made a sensational debut with "Cheluvina Chiththaara" four years ago. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New textile policy for Bengal soon


September 14th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) The West Bengal government's new textile policy, seeking to revive the state's handloom and powerloom sectors, will be announced next month, state Textiles Minister Manas Bhunia ... Read more...

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Bengal favours credit cards for MSMEs


September 14th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) The West Bengal government is mulling the introduction of credit cards on the lines of the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) for micro, small and medium enterprises ... Read more...

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Bengal sets up panel on Teesta barrage


September 14th, 2011 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) West Bengal Irrigation Minister Manas Bhunia Tuesday set up a five member committee to work out the road map for the completion of Teesta Barrage project.The ... Read more...

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No-confidence motion moved against Meghalaya government


September 12th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 12 (IANS) Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Charles Pyngrope Monday admitted a no-confidence motion moved by the opposition Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) against the ruling Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance government."Since ... Read more...

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Bengal flood toll 14


August 13th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) The toll in the Bengal floods triggered by heavy rains has risen to 14, with more than 1.4 million people affected, officials said Saturday."Seventy one blocks ... Read more...

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Three dead, Bengal rivers breach danger mark


August 10th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) Three people died and several rain-swollen rivers were flowing above the danger mark Wednesday in large parts of West Bengal.With the level rising in its reservoirs, ... Read more...

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