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Mamata’s intolerance thrusting celebrity status on commoners


September 19th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) One can call it Mamata Banerjee's Midas touch. The maverick West Bengal chief minister's intolerance is making heroes out of faceless people in the crowd.After a ... Read more...

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Roofers to start production soon at cement plant


September 17th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Kolkata-based Roofers Group Monday said it would start commercial production at its newly-built cement plant in West Bengal's West Midnapore district within a couple of days ... Read more...

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Ex-CPI-M minister alleges political vendetta after brother’s arrest


September 10th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) Following his brother Prashanta's arrest in the Midnapore skeleton case, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sushanta Ghosh Monday claimed the arrest as "political vendetta" ... Read more...

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Youth questions Mamata, gets answer this time


August 29th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Krishnanagar (West Bengal), Aug 29 (IANS) After all the flak she drew the last time she got a man arrested for publicly questioning her government's policies, West Bengal chief ... Read more...

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Man who questioned Mamata granted bail


August 24th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) A West Bengal court Friday granted bail to Shiladitya Chowdhury, who was arrested after he had publicly questioned Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government's ... Read more...

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Mamata government intolerant, tries to evade responsibility: Left


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Terming the Mamata Banerjee government "intolerant", Marxist leader Surjya Kanta Mishra Thursday alleged it was trying to evade its responsibilities on law and order by ... Read more...

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Bengal rights panel orders probe in Shiladitya Chowdhury’s arrest


August 17th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) The State Human Right Commission (SHRC) has ordered a probe into the arrest of a man who had publicly questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Man who questioned Mamata denied bail


August 13th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A West Bengal court Monday rejected the bail plea of a man, who was arrested after he had publicly questioned Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about ... Read more...

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Man arrested for questioning Mamata, activists condemn incident (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) A man, who had publicly questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government policies towards farmers, was Saturday arrested from West Midnapore district ... Read more...

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Man arrested for publicly questioning Mamata


August 11th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) A man, who had publicly questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government policies towards farmers, was arrested from West Midnapore district for ... Read more...

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Mamata sees peace in Maoist area, warns guerrillas (West Bengal Newsletter)


August 11th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) In another of her frequent district tours, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Maoist-affected Belpahari area promising to usher in all-round development.Thursday's trip to ... Read more...

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Seven Maoists get political prisoner status


August 8th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Wednesday granted status of political prisoners to seven Maoist leaders and sympathizers in West Bengal jails, the rebels' counsel said.The seven include ... Read more...

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JSW Steel’s Salboni project to ‘restart’ in August: Bengal minister


July 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) The Rs.350 billion integrated steel plant at Salboni in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, proposed by Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Steel, will "restart" from August this ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s former MP Laxman Seth gets bail


July 13th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) A West Bengal court Friday gave bail to former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) parliamentarian Laxman Seth, who was in custody for 118 days for allegedly ... Read more...

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Sajjan Jindal’s Bengal steel project to start soon


July 11th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) The West Bengal government and JSW Bengal Steel have resolved their differences and will sign an agreement for the Rs.350 billion integrated steel plant at Salboni ... Read more...

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Monthly allowance to Singur’s unwilling farmers doubled


June 27th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government Wednesday doubled to Rs.2,000 the monthly allowance of Singur's farmers unwilling to sell their lands after the Calcutta High Court struck ... Read more...

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Trinamool wins both seats in Bengal assembly by-polls


June 15th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) Friday retained the Daspur and Bankura assembly seats where by-polls were held Tuesday.However, the Trinamool's winning margin has come down ... Read more...

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Large voter turnout in Bengal by-polls


June 12th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) An average 70 percent of voters exercised their franchise in by-polls to Daspur and Bankura assembly seats in West Bengal Tuesday. The elections passed off peacefully, ... Read more...

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Trinamool passes popularity test, with twin failures (West Bengal newsletter)


June 9th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has passed its first major popularity test, bagging four of the state's six civic bodies after contesting the elections on ... Read more...

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Two Bengal professors asked to explain ‘anti-government comments’


June 8th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) Two professors in two government colleges of West Bengal have been issued show cause notices by the higher education department and asked to explain ... Read more...

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Trinamool shines in civic polls, loses near Nandigram (Roundup)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress stole a march over its opponents, winning four civic bodies, while the Left Front and the Congress clinched one each ... Read more...

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CPI-M demands release of its jailed Bengal ex-MP


June 5th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) The CPI-M Tuesday demanded the release of its former MP Laxman Seth and two of his associates jailed for allegedly plotting violent incidents in West ... Read more...

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Win shows we can go it alone, says Trinamool; Congress slams (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Backed by its resounding victory in the West Bengal civic polls, the ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday bragged about its ability to go it alone in ... Read more...

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We can fight and win on our own, Trinamool tells Congress


June 5th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) In a strong message to ally Congress after winning elections to four of six civic bodies, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday said the victory ... Read more...

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Trinamool scores in civic polls, loses near Nandigram


June 5th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress stole a march over its opponents, bagging four civic bodies, while the Left Front and the Congress clinched one each ... Read more...

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Three dead as Doon Express derails, Mamata hints at sabotage (Third Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi/Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Three people were killed Thursday when 11 coaches of the Dehradun-bound Doon Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur district, the railway ministry said even ... Read more...

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Doon Express derailment: Mamata wants high-level probe


May 31st, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday demanded a high-level inquiry into the Doon Express derailment in Uttar Pradesh, which left ... Read more...

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Congress blasts Trinamool ahead of local polls


May 30th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday accused the Trinamool Congress of creating a "vicious environment" ahead of municipal elections in the state. It said its candidates are threatened and ... Read more...

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SAIL to invest Rs.21,000 crore in West Bengal


May 25th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) The West Bengal government has entered into an MoU with the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and the Burn Standard Company Ltd (BSCL) to ... Read more...

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Congress moves state election panel against Trinamool threats


May 8th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) In an apparent sign of strain, the West Bengal state Congress Tuesday shot off a letter to the state election commissioner complaining against the threats ... Read more...

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Left Front announces candidates for Bengal by-polls


April 30th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The Left Front announced Monday its candidates for the Daspur and Bankura assembly seats in West Bengal where by-elections are scheduled on June 12.While Samar Mukherjee ... Read more...

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By-polls in two Bengal assembly constituencies June 12


April 25th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) By-elections in two West Bengal Assembly constituencies - Daspur and Bankura - will be held June 12, the Election Commission announced Tuesday.Both the Assembly constituencies ... Read more...

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Mamata’s secretariat official evading arrest: CPI-M


April 20th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) West Bengal's Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday alleged that an official at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's secretariat was not being arrested despite a non-bailable ... Read more...

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Woman molested for spurning Trinamool, tries suicide


April 18th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) A woman in West Bengal attempted suicide after she was molested and her family members were beaten up by a group of people for her refusal ... Read more...

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Bengal minister becomes HPL chairman


March 27th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) West Bengal Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee was Tuesday inducted as chairman of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL) at a board meeting where it was decided to convert ... Read more...

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