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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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Congress squeezing Trinamool to get support: BJP


July 7th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) After Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram expressed "concern" over the law and order situation in West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday accused the ... 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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CPI-M expels rebel member questioning support to Pranab


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday expelled party leader Prasenjit Bose who had attacked the party for supporting UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee in ... 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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Goa Trinamool promises to return farm land


February 5th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 5 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress unveiled a populist Goa assembly election manifesto Sunday, promising stringent action against illegal mining and returning land "recklessly" acquired by government agencies.The manifesto, ... Read more...

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Mamata lashes out at Congress, takes a dig at PM (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Attacking the Congress and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for political opportunism, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asserted that her party, Trinamool Congress, will continue ... Read more...

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Congress, Trinamool ties reach new low (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) Ties between the Congress and Trinamool Congress reached a new low Monday with the Trinamool leadership terming its ally as a "shameless party" which is ... Read more...

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Congress must say if it is with us or Marxists: Trinamool


January 9th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) In a hard rap to the Congress, the Trinamool Congress Monday called it "shameless" for not departing from the state ministry even after being asked to ... 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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Three-decade struggle helped defeat Left: Mamata


November 24th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday slammed critics and said her Trinamool Congress party's victory in the assembly polls earlier this year was the ... Read more...

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Mamata hints at unleashing joint forces against Maoists


November 4th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) After a Trinamool Congress supporter was killed in Purulia, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday hinted at unleashing joint security forces against Maoist guerrillas.Banerjee ... Read more...

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Seven special police men suspended in West Bengal


October 14th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) Seven India Reserve Battalion personnel, who had gone on an indefinite fast last month in camps in various parts of West Bengal against "marathon postings" ... Read more...

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No steps taken to find missing Left workers: CPI-M


September 10th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Leader of the Opposition in West Bengal and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Surya Kanta Mishra Friday alleged that the Trinamool Congress-led government in ... Read more...

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Bollywood’s A-certificate films rake in moolah


July 22nd, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) "Delhi Belly" has shocked quite a few with its toilet and sex scenes and generous use of expletives, but the A-certified film got a ... Read more...

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Land acquisition law must avert conflict, push development(Comment)


July 14th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
From Nandigram to Noida, the fury of farmers has brought the land acquisition issue into spotlight, underscoring the need for new legislation that provides for quick, fair and equitable compensation and ... Read more...

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Mamata, the leading lady of Bengali jatra (Feature)


July 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Her life story doesn't lack drama, and now it's feeding the Jatra folk theatre form of Bengal known for its dramatic, over-the-top performances. Even plays ... Read more...

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Singur, Nandigram proved costly but Left still relevant: CPI-M (Lead)


June 12th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday admitted that mistakes on Singur and Nandigram led to its "big" defeat in the West Bengal assembly polls but ... Read more...

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Singur, Nandigram proved costly but Left still relevant: CPI-M


June 12th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday admitted that mistakes on Singur and Nandigram led to its "big" defeat in the West Bengal assembly polls but ... Read more...

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Left Front’s wrong steps, deviations brought its downfall: CPI


June 6th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Blaming the Left Front's rout in the West Bengal assembly elections on the state government's wrong steps and its evitation from ethics, the Communist Party of ... Read more...

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Bengal massacre accused sent to CBI custody


June 5th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) A lower court in West Bengal's West Midnapore district Saturday sent Dil Mohammad, an accused in the 2001 Chota Angaria massacre, to seven days' Central Bureau ... Read more...

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Left lost polls on Singur land, says CPI-M leader


May 26th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal legislator and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Abdur Rezzak Mollah Wednesday said that the Left Front would not have lost the assembly ... Read more...

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