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West Bengal comes to a halt due to shutdown, strike (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a halt in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.However, ... 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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High court annuls land acquisition for Kolkata Metro corridor


September 11th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) In a major setback for the ongoing East-West Metro railway corridor project, the Calcutta High Court has declared as "lapsed" the acquisition of land along a ... Read more...

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Mumbai Metro accident: One killed, 11 injured (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) One person was killed and 11 others were injured when a slab of a staircase of an under-construction Metro railway station collapsed here Tuesday, officials said."One ... Read more...

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Mumbai Metro accident: One killed, seven injured


September 4th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) One person was killed and seven others were injured when a slab of a staircase of an under-construction Metro railway station collapsed here Tuesday, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Power outage in West Bengal, many trains stranded (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) There was no power in all of West Bengal, with the exception of some parts of the state capital, as the Eastern Grid collapsed suddenly ... Read more...

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Civil gallantry awardees to get free AC train travel


July 24th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Civilian winners of gallantry awards like Param Vir Chakra and Maha Vir Chakra among others will now also get the benefit of life-long freetravel by ... Read more...

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Mumbai Metro delayed till March 2013


June 12th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) The much-anticipated Mumbai Metro Railway project has been delayed by eight months and is now expected to be operational by March 2013, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan ... Read more...

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Kolkata Metro to have smart card recharging machines


June 8th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) The Kolkata Metro Thursday announced it plans to install automatic smart card recharging machines across all its 23 stations by the end of this year.After the ... Read more...

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After Mumbai, Pune to get Metro


June 7th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) In a major breather for the five million people of Pune, the Maharashtra government has given the green signal for the state's second Metro rail project ... Read more...

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Railways to take over East-West Metro project


April 24th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy Monday said that Indian Railways will soon take over the East-West Metro in Kolkata which proposes to connect North 24 Parganas district ... Read more...

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Kolkata Metro gets automatic signalling system


April 22nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Kolkata Metro's automatic signalling system became operational Sunday, enhancing the transit system's safety and paving way for increased frequency of trains."The new Rs.12-crore signalling system became ... Read more...

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Tremors in Kolkata: Metro services halted, buildings develop cracks (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) People came out of their homes and offices, buildings developed cracks and Metro services were halted Wednesday as twin tremors from the massive earthquake that ... Read more...

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Automatic signaling system introduced on Kolkata Metro


April 8th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) In a bid to reduce congestion and increase the frequency of trains, Kolkata Metro Sunday introduced an automatic signaling system which will reduce the gap between ... Read more...

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Faridabad to come on Delhi Metro line


March 25th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 25 (IANS) Faridabad town in Haryana, adjoining the national capital, will be on the Delhi Metro network soon, with the state government and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s first metro railway project kicks off


March 21st, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 21 (IANS) A private company said Wednesday that it has kicked off Sri Lanka's first metro railway project that is estimated to cost $600 million. Airport Express Air ... Read more...

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Trivedi proposes new projects for home state, constituency


March 14th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Mar 14 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi may have veered away from his leader West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal-centric approach to focus on mopping up ... Read more...

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Mumbai elevated rail corridor may become a reality


March 14th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Barring the nominal fare hike, Mumbai's suburban commuters have many things to cheer about in the rail budget for 2012-13 presented in parliament Wednesday by Railway ... Read more...

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‘Mumbai mega infra-projects to be completed by 2013′


March 7th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Focusing on completing mega-infrastructure projects in and around Mumbai, the state government has allocated Rs.4,825 crore for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for fiscal ... Read more...

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Few people on road, trains affected in Bengal


February 28th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Streets wore a near empty look and train services were disrupted as protestors put up blockades at various railway stations Tuesday in West Bengal where normal ... Read more...

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Rubbish to say Kishanji died in fake gunbattle: Mamata


December 15th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Rebutting allegations that top Maoist leader Kishanji was killed in a "fake encounter", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said the security forces took ... Read more...

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Kishenji was given three days to surrender: Mamata


November 27th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) Claiming that slain Maoist leader Kishenji had been given three days' time to surrender by security forces after he was tracked down, West Bengal Chief ... Read more...

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Putzmeister to invest four million euros in India


October 18th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) Putzmeister Concrete Machines (PCM) India Tuesday said it will invest four million euros over the next three years to expand production capacity at its Goa manufacturing ... Read more...

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Mamata unfurls tri-colour, sends sweets to prisoners


August 15th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee Monday became West Bengal's first woman chief minister to unfurl the national flag as the state joined the rest of the nation in ... Read more...

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179 men penalised for using women’s coach in Metro


August 4th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) About 179 men were fined for travelling in Delhi Metro coaches reserved for women, an official said Wednesday."A total of 174 were let off after ... Read more...

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Peeved Mamata hits out at UPA (Lead)


July 31st, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Apparently peeved over the central government not yet providing money to bail out cash-strapped West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday hit out at the ... Read more...

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Railway ministry to stay with Trinamool: Mamata


July 8th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her party will retain the railway ministry."My party, being an ally of the ... Read more...

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Metro’s Airport Express timings extended


April 9th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Delhi Metro's high-speed Airport Express line will operate for 18 hours from Sunday instead of 16 at present, the Delhi Metro announced.The Airport Express ... Read more...

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Railways, Kolkata municipality to be asked to remove Mamata’s photos


March 25th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Acting on a complaint by West Bengal's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), election authorities will write to the general managers of the three zonal ... Read more...

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West Bengal welcomes Mamata’s rail budget


February 25th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) The people of West Bengal Friday welcomed Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget but wondered if the projects would actually take off."We are happy with the rail budget. ... Read more...

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Mamata’s railway measures to boost West Bengal economy


February 25th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose Trinamool Congress is the largest opposition in West Bengal, Friday proposed in her railway budget a slew of new initiatives to boost ... Read more...

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Protests cannot stop development: Mamata


February 7th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) Taking a dig at West Bengal's ruling Left Front government for its alleged obstruction to and sabotaging several railway projects, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said hollow ... Read more...

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Mamata names two Kolkata Metro stations after journalists (Lead)


February 7th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) Two stations of the proposed new Kolkata Metro Railway line will be named after journalists Barun Sengupta and Gour Kishore Ghosh, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Monday. ... Read more...

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Two Kolkata Metro stations to be named after journalists


February 7th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday announced that two stations of the proposed new Kolkata Metro Railway line will be named after journalists Barun Sengupta and Gour Kishore ... Read more...

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Kolkata Metro station to be named after Mother Teresa


January 15th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday announced that a proposed Metro railway station in New Barrackpore municipality of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district will be named after ... Read more...

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