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Chatterjee Group chief meet Mamata ahead of HPL board meet


March 26th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) The Chatterjee Group (TCG) chairman and co-promoter of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL) Purnendu Chatterjee Monday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the eve ... Read more...

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Bengal institutes Krishi Ratna award for best farmers


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The West Bengal government has instituted the Krishi Ratna award for the best farmer in a block, Finance Minister Amit Mitra announced in his budget ... Read more...

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Fire at two health care facilities


March 21st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Dozens of patients were evacuated from a premier referral hospital here after a major fire, bringing back memories of a hospital inferno that killed 94 people.Another ... Read more...

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Kishenji’s laptop recovered in search


March 20th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) A laptop believed to be that of slain Maoist leader Kishenji as well as a quantity of arms, ammunition, explosives and Maoist literature and documents were ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M lawmaker, aides sent to 3 days’ CID custody


March 20th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) A court Tuesday sent former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MP Laxman Seth and two of his associates, arrested in connection with the 2007 Nandigram ... Read more...

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Prohibitory order in Bengal court premises


March 20th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) An order banning the assembly of five or more people has been imposed in a court premises in West Bengal where former Communist Party of India-Marxist ... Read more...

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Bengal assembly adjourned following Trinamool legislator’s death


March 19th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The West Bengal legislative assembly was adjourned following the death of Trinamool Congress lawmaker Ajit Bhunia here early Monday morning.Bhunia, 58, a senior leader of Trinamool ... Read more...

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Ex CPI-M MP arrested in Nandigram case flown to Kolkata


March 18th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Lok Sabha member Laxman Seth and two of his associates, arrested in Mumbai in connection with violent incidents at Nandigram ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M MP arrested in Nandigram case (Lead)


March 17th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Lok Sabha member Laxman Seth and two of his associates were arrested in Mumbai Saturday in connection with the ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M MP arrested in Nandigram case


March 17th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Lok Sabha member Laxman Seth and two of his associates were arrested in Mumbai Saturday in connection with the violent ... Read more...

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Mamata government receives Rs.80,000 crore investment proposals


March 15th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal government has received investment proposals of around Rs.80,000 crore in the first nine months of its tenure, Governor M.K. ... Read more...

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Mamata tells PM: Let Mukul Roy replace Trivedi


March 15th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday night to make her Trinamool colleague Mukul Roy railway minister after her nominee ... Read more...

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Trinamool demands fare hike roll-back, hints at Congress hand (Third Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday demanded a roll-back of the fare hike announced by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who is from the same party, and ... 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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Mamata blames Left Front for ‘brutal’ land laws


March 12th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) With her government facing flak on farmer's suicides, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday slammed a law framed by the previous Left Front government ... Read more...

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Nandigram police firing day to be marked as Farmers’ Day: Mamata


March 12th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata Mar 12 (IANS) To honour the victims of police firing in the Nandigram area of East Midnapore district March 2007, the West Bengal government Monday announced that from ... Read more...

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‘Trinamool leaders, not Mamata, to attend Akhilesh, Badal’s swearing-in’ (Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will not attend the swearing in ceremonies of the new state governments in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, a Trinamool ... Read more...

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‘Mamata won’t attend Akhilesh, Badal’s swearing-in’


March 11th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) Ending all speculation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided against attending the swearing in ceremonies of the new state governments in Punjab and ... Read more...

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Top woman Maoist Suchitra Mahato headed lethal rebel squad


March 10th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 9 (IANS) Top woman Maoist squad leader Suchitra Mahato, who surrendered Friday, is capable of handling all sophisticate firearms including Anton Kalashnikovs and INSAS assault rifles ... Read more...

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Murder accused CPI-M leader attacked with shoe


March 6th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Midnapore (West Bengal), March 6 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former minister Sushanta Ghosh, who is facing murder charges in the Midnapore skeleton case, was attacked ... Read more...

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Eight injured as rival Bengal security forces clash


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Salua (West Bengal), March 1 (IANS) Eight security personnel sustained injuries Thursday after fresh clashes were reported between troopers of the Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR) and Counter Insurgency Force (CIF) ... Read more...

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Two ‘rapists’ lynched in West Bengal


February 26th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Egra (West Bengal), Feb 26 (IANS) Two people were lynched by angry villagers after they raped a woman at Egra in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, police said Sunday."Two persons ... Read more...

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Biman Bose re-elected CPI-M’s Bengal state secretary


February 19th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday re-elected Biman Bose as the secretary of its West Bengal unit at its 23rd state conference, while several ... Read more...

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Mamata U-turn: Blames CPI-M for Gyaneshwari train tragedy


February 19th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Months after accusing the Maoists of triggering the 2010 Gyaneshwari Express train derailment - which killed 149 people - West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, ... Read more...

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World Bank help for Bengal irrigation projects: Pranab


February 17th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
East Midnapore, Feb 17 (IANS) Small irrigation projects worth Rs.1,250 crores will be implemented in West Bengal with the World Bank's help, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here ... Read more...

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Pranab listens as Mamata says state coffers are empty


February 17th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
East Midnapore (West Bengal), Feb 17 (IANS) Days after attacking the central government for being insensitive to the state's financial crisis, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday chose ... Read more...

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CPI-M lawmaker given euphoric welcome after bail


February 7th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) CPI-M lawmaker and former minister Sushanta Ghosh, prime accused in the Midnapore skeletons case freed on conditional bail by the Supreme Court last week, Tuesday walked ... Read more...

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Mamata to turn Digha sea resort into Goa


January 13th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Digha (West Bengal), Jan 13 (IANS) In a bid to fulfil her election promise of converting this sea resort in East Midnapore district into an international tourist destination on ... Read more...

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Policy matters, iron ore sourcing delaying steel plant: JSW Steel


January 10th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) JSW Steel Monday said implementation of its proposed 10 million tonnes plant at Salboni in West Midnapore district of West Bengal is being delayed due ... Read more...

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Five years on, Nandigram feels forgotten and betrayed


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nandigram (West Bengal), Jan 3 (IANS) Five years after a movement that catapulted it into the national spotlight and spelt the beginning of the end of the 34-year Left ... Read more...

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Kolkata ushers in New Year on merry note


January 1st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) The residents of Kolkata welcomed the New Year on a note of merriment Sunday with huge crowds thronging to various tourist and picnic spots and popular ... Read more...

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Night ban on trains in Maoist areas lifted


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Following assurances of tighter security for trains passing through Maoist affected areas in states like Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal, Indian Railways Friday lifted the ... Read more...

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Maoist surrenders in West Bengal


December 20th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) A Maoist guerrilla Tuesday surrendered in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said.Subodh Hasda was active in the Jhargram area, especially in Binpur. Hasda surrendered at ... Read more...

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West Bengal has got Rs.56,000 crore investment: Mamata


December 15th, 2011 - 2:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said her government has received Rs.56,000 crore worth of investment proposals since coming to power in May."We have ... 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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