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Don Bosco warden arrested in Bengal on charges of sodomy


July 16th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) A hostel superintendent was arrested Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting a class V student of Don Bosco School at Sagardighi in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police ... Read more...

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Literature renders with style on stage (Theatre Review)


June 24th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Short stories render themselves to stage with equal panache as on screen - they strike an easy note in their dramatised avatars with dialogues between ... Read more...

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Excerpts from Singur judgement


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Following are excerpts from the judgement delivered Friday by Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghosh and Mrinal Kanti Chaudhuri of the Calcutta High Court striking down the Singur ... Read more...

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Jolt for Mamata as court annuls Singur land law (Roundup)


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Delivering a jolt to the Mamata Banerjee government that rode to power capitalising on peasant agitations in Singur and Nandigram, the Calcutta High Court Friday ... Read more...

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I believe Singur’s farmers will win, says Mamata


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said her government was committed to the cause of the farmers of Singur and hoped they would win.Banerjee's ... Read more...

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Court scraps Singur land law, Mamata suffers setback (Second Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee government Friday suffered a serious jolt when the Calcutta High Court Friday struck down as unconstitutional and void the Singur Land ... Read more...

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Calcutta High Court strikes down Singur land act (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) In a major setback to West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government, the Calcutta High Court Friday struck down the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011, ... Read more...

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Zohra Segal an egotist but firm mother: Daughter


May 20th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Legendary theatre actor Zohra Segal, who celebrated her 100th birthday April 27, was a difficult mother because of her stubborn and "I-know-best" attitude that came ... Read more...

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‘More women stepping out to write’


April 29th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) An increasing number of women are now stepping out in the world of literature to shape up the voice of feminist authors, feel well-known women ... Read more...

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Two Manipuri militants arrested from Siliguri by NIA


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), March 23 (IANS) Two members of Manipur's banned Kangleipak Communist Party of Manipur were arrested Friday from near the Indo-Nepal border here in West Bengal's Darjeeling district, ... Read more...

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Human trafficker held in Chhattisgarh


November 11th, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 11 (IANS) A Chhattisgarh man, alleged to be involved in human trafficking, has been arrested with 14 tribal girls and six others from the state's poverty hit Jashpur ... Read more...

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Court extends stay on Singur land return


November 3rd, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 3 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Thursday extended the stay on the state government move to return to farmers the land acquired in singur till the ... Read more...

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Tata’s Singur case appeal assigned to new bench


November 1st, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 1 (IANS) The Tata Motors' appeal in the Singur land case was Tuesday assigned to a new two-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court following an objection ... Read more...

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ULFA committed to peace talks with Centre


April 19th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Tinsukia, Apr 19 (ANI): With peace talks between the Centre and the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) having begun, it seems the hard work put in by the government to persuade ... Read more...

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Suspected Maoists sent to police custody in Bengal


February 1st, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) A court in West Bengal's West Midnapore district Tuesday sent two suspected Maoists, arrested from a relief camp housed in a guest house of a Trinamool Congress-run civic ... Read more...

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Harmony Silver Awards announced


October 5th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 5 (IANS) Tina Ambani, the chairperson of Harmony Foundation, Tuesday announced the winners of the fourth edition of Harmony Silver Awards to honour people, including senior citizens, who are engaged ... Read more...

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Moily to inaugurate two-day RTI convention in Delhi


September 13th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.13 (ANI): Union Minister of Law and Justice, Veerappa Moily will inaugurate the two-day fifth Convention on the Right To Information (RTI) here today.The theme of the convention is "RTI: ... Read more...

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New TV show to highlight sexual harassment


September 9th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) From actor Ashutosh Rana's moustached look to the sporty girl protagonist's zeal, the similarities between a new TV offering, "Kaali - Ek Agni Pariksha", and ... Read more...

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CPI-M wins West Bengal by-poll


July 8th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front major Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday retained the Durgapur-1 assembly seat in a byelection held Monday but with a much reduced margin. CPI-M's ... Read more...

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Is Goa’s potable water contaminated?


April 13th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 13 (IANS) A Netherlands-based water treatment company has claimed that water supplied by the Goa government shows a high presence of coliform - a disease-causing bacteria. But officials denied the ... Read more...

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Brattle Foods to invest Rs.8 bn in Punjab


December 22nd, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 22 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday approved the investment plan of Brattle Foods Limited, giving them a green signal to set up three mega units in the ... Read more...

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ULFA pro-talk leader says Bangladesh has backstabbed movement


December 11th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Dec 11 (ANI): Mrinal Hazarika, the leader of a pro-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has said that Bangladesh has "betrayed" and "backstabbed" them, after the group's ... Read more...

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Solar photovoltaic power plant commissioned in West Bengal


December 8th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Asansol (West Bengal), Dec 8 (IANS) The country's first 2MW solar photovoltaic power plant was commissioned Tuesday at West Bengal's Seebpur village by Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah, who ... Read more...

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Panic grips northeast after four tremors


September 5th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 5 (IANS) Panic has gripped people in the northeast with four earthquakes rocking the region in the past three weeks, including a 5.9 magnitude tremor Friday, the biggest in the ... Read more...

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Now, a news magazine from Rahul Gandhi’s stable


August 13th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Khalid Akhter New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Here comes another initiative from Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi targeting youth -- a commercial news magazine that is expected to hit the stands ... Read more...

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Diwakar Ram to lead Indian team in junior hockey World Cup


May 19th, 2009 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Diwakar Ram was named captain of the junior hockey team for the World Cup to be hosted by Singapore and Malaysia. The selectors announced an 18-member squad for ... Read more...

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Three minors die in Kolkata hospital, relatives go on rampage


February 16th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Violence broke out in northeastern part of the city and protesters ransacked a city hospital after three minor patients died allegedly due to the negligence of doctors and ... Read more...

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Assam politicians use ULFA issue during polls: rebel leader


February 10th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) The leader of a pro-talk faction of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Tuesday accused politicians of hobnobbing with the outfit and alleged that political parties ... Read more...

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Dunlop’s Ruia seeks Rs.1 bn loan


November 24th, 2008 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Dunlop India Ltd chairman Pawan Kumar Ruia Monday said he has asked the government to grant Dunlop a loan of Rs.1 billion."We have asked for a loan of ... Read more...

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Raman Singh hails Mrinal’s performance in junior Asia Cup hockey


July 20th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 20 (IANS) Chhattisgarh-based hockey player Mrinal Chaubey, who displayed an impressive performance as goalkeeper in the junior Asia Cup hockey, was congratulated by Chief Minister Raman Singh for bringing fame ... Read more...

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West Bengal seeks lowest power plant bid


July 9th, 2008 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) West Bengal would offer engineering procurement and construction contracts (EPC) to any company which emerges as the lowest bidder irrespective of the country of origin of the winner ... Read more...

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Gurbaz Singh to lead India in Junior Asia Cup


July 1st, 2008 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 1 (IANS) India's hockey team that won the silver at the recent Azlan Shah tournament will form the nucleus of the side for the junior Asia Cup starting here at ... Read more...

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ULFA battalion declares unilateral ceasefire in Assam


June 28th, 2008 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
Amarpur (Assam), June 28 (ANI): A 'battalion' of banned outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) declared unilateral ceasefire recently in expectation of reciprocal gesture from the Central government to pave ... Read more...

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ULFA commanders ask bosses for unconditional talks with centre


June 26th, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Amarpur (Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border) June 25 (IANS) Key commanders of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) have urged their self-exiled top leaders to open "unconditional talks" with ... Read more...

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ULFA’s strike unit announces ceasefire (Lead)


June 24th, 2008 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 24 (IANS) The most potent strike unit of the separatist United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Tuesday announced a unilateral ceasefire, prompting Assam authorities to say more rebel units might ... Read more...

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