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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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‘Seeds of Mahogany safe in treating diabetes’


August 17th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists in West Bengal claim that the seeds of the big leaf mahogany tree, that are used to treat diabetes in folk medicines, are non-toxic and ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb hits out at Trinamool over Infosys imbroglio


August 5th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) Questioning Trinamool Congress-led government over the bottlenecks that have forced IT major Infosys to rethink its West Bengal project, CPI-M leader and former chief minister Buddhadeb ... Read more...

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More from Bengal schools: Two girls asked to disrobe


July 14th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) A high school teacher in West Bengal was arrested Saturday after she allegedly made a Class 8 student take off her uniform to check if she ... Read more...

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Inter-party clashes on in West Bengal: Chidambaram (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) In a virtual snub to the Mamata Banerjee government, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday noted that inter-party clashes were continuing in West Bengal, adding ... Read more...

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Bengal virtually free from Maoist threat: Chidambaram


July 5th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Conceding that three states of the country continued to be "badly affected" by left wing extremism, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said West Bengal ... Read more...

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126 couples in Bengal tie knot at mass wedding


July 1st, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) A total of 126 couples hailing from underprivileged backgrounds, tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony here Sunday.Under the aegis of the city-based Vishwa Jagriti ... Read more...

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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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Bengal heat toll rises to 42


June 6th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) With a heat wave prevailing across southern West Bengal, the death toll rose to 42, with 12 more people succumbing Wednesday in Kolkata and the ... Read more...

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Haldia victory answer to Trinamool’s politics: Left Front


June 5th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) As West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress won elections to four civic bodies, opposition Left Front Wednesday hailed its sole victory in the Haldia municipality as ... Read more...

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Heat kills 30 in Bengal, officials swing into action


June 5th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Amid reports of over 30 deaths, apparently due to an intense heat wave in southern West Bengal, the state administration has started taking precautionary measures."We ... Read more...

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Large turnout amid sporadic violence in Bengal civic polls (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Amid accusations and counter-accusations of violence, brisk polling was reported Sunday during elections for six civic bodies in West Bengal - being viewed as a ... Read more...

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Brisk polling amid sporadic violence in Bengal civic polls


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Brisk polling marred by incidents of sporadic violence was reported Sunday during elections for six civic bodies in West Bengal -- being viewed as a ... Read more...

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Reforms coming too slowly in Bengal: Investors (One year of Mamata Banerjee)


May 14th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) A year after the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government promised to usher in industrial resurgence, investors and industry bodies say reforms are coming too slowly ... Read more...

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Trinamool celebrates poll victory anniversary


May 13th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) With Rabindra Sangeet and other age-old popular Bengali songs playing in the background, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday led a huge, colourful procession ... Read more...

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West Bengal to have four hardware hubs


May 4th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Four hardware hubs with 60 units each will be set up in West Bengal, the government said Friday."The state already has the land for these hubs," ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen denies recommending impersonator for government job


April 26th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen Thursday denied recommending Anjan Bhattacharya, who is facing prosecution for allegedly impersonating a relative of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, ... Read more...

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Bengal aims at 60 days work under rural jobs scheme


April 24th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lalgarh (West Bengal), April 24 (IANS) West Bengal aims to give 60 days of work to each household under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in ... Read more...

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I am an actor, not an entrepreneur: Shah Rukh


April 15th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan who co-owns the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL franchisee and runs a film production house, Sunday said he was not an ... 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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Bengal’s roses for Italy


April 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Italian lovers can now gift roses from West Bengal to their sweethearts, with the state government planning to tap the European nation's market for exporting the ... Read more...

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Jilted lover kills girl in Bengal


April 8th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) A young jilted lover stabbed a girl to death in front of her father in East Midnapore's Tamluk, some 80 km from here, police said Sunday.Manisha ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M MP, aides jailed for Nandigram violence


March 27th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) A West Bengal court Tuesday sent former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MP Laxman Seth and two of his associates, who allegedly plotted the violent incidents ... Read more...

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Bengal to set up rescue centres for stray jumbos


March 27th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) In a bid to reduce man-elephant conflict and rehabilitate jumbos driven away from the herd, the West Bengal government is planning to set up two 'Elephant ... Read more...

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My government opposed to shutdowns and strikes: Banerjee


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Reterating that her government was opposed to the "politics of shutdowns", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said such "disruptive movements" have adversely affected ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader questions Nandigram accused’s induction


March 20th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) A Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Monday questioned the presence of leaders like former MP Laxman Seth, arrested for alleged involvement in the 2007 Nandigram ... Read more...

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Elimination of Kishenji not planned, just happened: Mamata


March 9th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 9 (IANS) Dismissing allegations by Maoists and human rights groups that top ultra leader Kishenji was "murdered in police custody", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday ... Read more...

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Top woman Maoist surrenders, Mamata says Holi gift (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 9 (IANS) Top woman Maoist Suchitra Mahato, suspected to have been with rebel leader Kishenji when he was killed during a shootout last year, surrendered here Friday, ... Read more...

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CIF shifted after clashes with EFR (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Counter Insurgency Force (CIF) personnel were Friday removed from an Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR) camp in West Bengal to ease tensions between their warring personnel.The CIF ... Read more...

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Another rape in Bengal, victim deaf and mute


February 29th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bankura (West Bengal), Feb 29 (IANS) In another incident of rape in West Bengal, a physically challenged woman was allegedly raped by a junior doctor in a government hospital ... Read more...

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Another Maoist couple surrenders in Bengal


February 7th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
West Midnapore (West Bengal), Feb 7 (IANS) A Maoist couple Tuesday surrendered before the police in West Bengal, becoming the third pair to do so since the Mamata Banerjee-led ... Read more...

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Maoist killed in Junglemahal


February 5th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
West Midnapore, (West Bengal) Feb 5 (IANS) A Maoist involved in several acts of violence was killed in a gun battle with security forces here Sunday, police said.Judhisthir Mahato, alias ... Read more...

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Mamata rejects probe into farmer suicides


January 25th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Terming the reports of farmers' suicides incorrect, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday rejected a proposal of a probe by an all-party team into ... Read more...

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