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Two held for molesting minors in Bengal


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Two people were arrested while a complaint was lodged against a third in three different cases of molestation and attempted rape in West Bengal, police said ... Read more...

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Mamata’s war cry in Congress fortress (West Bengal Newsletter) (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) With the panchayat polls slated for next year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now trained her guns at Congress bastions in the state, ... Read more...

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Mamata’s war cry at Congress fortress (West Bengal Newsletter)


September 1st, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) With the panchayat polls slated for next year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now trained her guns at Congress bastions in the state, ... Read more...

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Man beheaded in crowded train compartment, one held (Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) A man was beheaded by a group of assailants in a crowded compartment of a train in West Bengal's Murshidabad district and an accused was arrested ... Read more...

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Man beheaded in crowded train compartment


August 28th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) A man was beheaded by a group of assailants in a crowded compartment of a train in West Bengal's Murshidabad district and an accused was arrested ... Read more...

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‘Pranab’s son wants to fill father’s Lok Sabha seat’


July 24th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) West Bengal legislator Abhijit Mukherjee, son of president-elect Pranab Mukherjee, has expressed his desire to contest from the Jangipur Lok Sabha seat which has fallen ... Read more...

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Jangipur celebrates but some sadness at losing MP Pranabda


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jangipur (West Bengal), July 22 (IANS) For eight years, they have looked at him to deliver the goods as their elected representative in Lok Sabha. As Pranab Mukherjee is ... Read more...

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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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Child strangled for gold earrings in Bengal


May 16th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) Attracted by a five-year-old girl's gold earrings, a middle aged man strangled her to rob the ornaments in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Indian boy, grandparents freed from Bangladesh jail


April 29th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka/New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) In a gesture of goodwill, the Bangladesh authorities Sunday released a five-year-old Indian boy, Ariful Sheikh, who spent nearly a year in a Bangladesh jail ... Read more...

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Bengal schoolboy brings pistol to shoot principal


April 17th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) A high school student in West Bengal's Murshidabad district was caught with a gun and bullets which he had brought purportedly to kill the principal who ... Read more...

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Illegal arms factory raided in Kolkata


March 31st, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) An illegal arms manufacturing factory was raided and several arms and ammunition were seized in West Bengal's Murshidabad district. One person has been arrested, police ... Read more...

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Farakka barrage to get new sluice gates: Bansal


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) Stating that the existing sluice gates of the Farakka Barrage were too old to function, Union Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Saturday said they ... Read more...

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Drugs worth Rs.8 crore seized, two held in Bengal


February 7th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Murshidabad (West Bengal), Feb 7 (IANS) Two people were arrested and drugs worth Rs.8 crore were seized from West Bengal's Murshidabad district Tuesday following questioning of two people earlier taken ... Read more...

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Irritated by wailing, father kills baby girl


February 6th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Murshidabad (West Bengal), Feb 6 (IANS) Enraged by the continuous bawling of his infant daughter, a man allegedly flung the two-month-old baby down a drain resulting in her death in ... Read more...

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Troopers who thrashed Bangladeshi will be punished: Chidambaram


January 31st, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday described as "unfortunate, condemnable and rare" the incident involving some Border Security Force (BSF) personnel beating up a Bangladesh ... Read more...

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Bengal baby’s body exhumed to check acid death


November 3rd, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Murshidabad (West Bengal), Nov 3 (IANS) The body of a baby was exhumed Thursday for an autopsy following allegations that it died after its mother was swabbed with acid for ... Read more...

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Crime trail leads to illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, 140 deported


May 26th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) "I was born and brought up in Midnapore in West Bengal. I have come here to earn a living. I am not a Bangladeshi," pleaded ... Read more...

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Father, son kiiled in West Bengal attack


May 24th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) A man and his son were killed in West Bengal's Murshidabad district when a group of men attacked his house, police said Tuesday.Mahabul Sheikh was hacked ... Read more...

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Congress rebels worry Trinamool in Murshidabad


April 22nd, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Murshidabad (West Bengal), April 22 (IANS) Rebel candidates backed by a senior Congressman in this West Bengal border district have become a major worry for the Trinamaool Congress, causing ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee accused of poll code violation


April 13th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) is looking into an allegation that Congress leader and union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee violated the model code of conduct in ... Read more...

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293 nominees in fray for second phase of Bengal polls


April 11th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Altogether 293 candidates are in the fray for the April 23 second phase of West Bengal assembly polls covering 50 constituencies in three districts, officials ... Read more...

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Process for Bengal’s second phase poll begins Wednesday


March 29th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) The process for the second phase of West Bengal assembly polls from 50 constituencies in three districts will start Wednesday when the Election Commission ... Read more...

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Trade balance matter of concern if oil gets costlier: Pranab


February 6th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kandi (West Bengal), Feb 6 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said if oil prices shoot up further, then both the current account deficit and the trade balance would be ... Read more...

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IOB eyes Rs.2.5 lakh crore business


February 6th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Raghunathganj (West Bengal), Feb 6 (IANS) The Indian Overseas Bank hopes to increase its business volume to Rs.2.50 lakh crore by March 2011."We are targeting Rs.2.50 lakh crore business by March. Now, ... Read more...

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Sagardighi thermal plant to come up by 2015


February 5th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) The construction work for the 1,000-MW thermal power plant at Sagardighi in West Bengal's Murshidabad district will be completed within 2015, an official said Friday."The construction work ... Read more...

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Truck ploughs into Congress supporters, two die


December 27th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) Two people were killed Monday when a truck ploughed into a crowd of Congress supporters returning from a public meeting in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said.Hundreds ... Read more...

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Congress, CPI-M activists killed in Bengal


December 21st, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) Two party activists, one each from the Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), were killed Tuesday in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said."Siraj-ud-Daula of the Congress ... Read more...

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Maoist wanted in twin murder case held in West Bengal (Lead)


November 17th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) A Maoist leader wanted in a twin-murder case was arrested in West Bengal's Murshidabad district Wednesday, police said."Acting on a tip-off, we conducted a raid in Dudhsagar village ... Read more...

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Maoist leader held in Bengal


November 17th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) A Maoist leader wanted for murder was arrested in West Bengal's Murshidabad district Wednesday, police said."Acting on a tip-off, we rounded up Idrish Sheikh at Dudhsara village near ... Read more...

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New pension scheme for low-income workers to be launched Sunday


September 25th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) A new pension scheme for low-income workers in the unorganised sector, for which the government will grant an incentive of Rs.1,000 annually, will be launched in ... Read more...

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Four killed in CPI (M)-Congress clash in West Bengal


August 23rd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Murshidabad (West Bengal), Aug 23 (ANI): At least four persons were killed in a clash between Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Congress supporters in West Bengal's Murshidabad District on Monday over ... Read more...

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Four killed in Congress-CPI-M clashes in West Bengal


August 23rd, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Three Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists and a Congress worker were Monday killed in clashes between supporters of the two parties over a school management committee poll ... Read more...

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Blind beggar hoists tricolour


August 15th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) As hundreds of people Sunday took part in Independence Day celebrations, a club in West Bengal's Murshidabad district bestowed the honour of raising the tri-colour on a teenaged ... Read more...

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Two killed by Maoists


July 6th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Two farm labourers were shot and later hacked to death by Maoists who suspected them of being police spies in West Bengal's Murshidabad district Tuesday, police said. Sohidul Sheikh ... Read more...

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