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G. Kasturi, former editor of The Hindu is dead (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) G. Kasturi, former editor of The Hindu group, passed away here Friday, said a family member. He was 87.He was also the former managing director of ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee begins four-day trip to Bengal


September 14th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday arrived here on his first visit to his home state, West Bengal, after assuming the nation's highest post.Mukherjee was received at ... Read more...

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Delay in checking dengue in Bengal, says governor


September 11th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) With five people dead and more than 1,200 people affected with dengue, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Tuesday blamed initial delays on the part of ... Read more...

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A false case that delayed India’s cryogenic project (Kerala Newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 8 (IANS) In the early 1990s, S. Nambi Narayanan was working to develop cryogenic technology when things went for a toss and he was arrested on false ... Read more...

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Always believed in the judiciary: Former ISRO scientist


September 7th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 7 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Friday upheld the order of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) ordering compensation of Rs.1 million to ... Read more...

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Gorkhaland team meets Bengal governor


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 IANS) A delegation comprising the elected representatives of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) called on West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan here Wednesday to discuss development issues of the ... Read more...

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India readies for Asia U-18 basketball championship


August 16th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) announced its contingent for the 22nd FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship for men to be held in Mongolia August 17-26.The ... Read more...

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West Bengal assembly celebrates 75 years


August 13th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A two-day celebration to mark 75 years of the West Bengal Assembly started Monday, with former speakers including ex-Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee being felicitated ... Read more...

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West Bengal assembly celebrates platinum jubilee


August 13th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A two-day celebration to mark 75 years of the West Bengal assembly started Monday, with former speakers, including ex-Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, being felicitated ... Read more...

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CAG official splurged on air fare, says Goa RTI activist


August 6th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 6 (IANS) A right to information (RTI) activist here Monday complained to the Comptroller Auditor General (CAG), accusing a senior official of the premier auditing and financial propriety ... Read more...

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Court notice to centre on diesel-run vehicles (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the central government and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on a plea seeking steps for putting ... Read more...

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Court notice to centre on diesel-run vehicles


July 19th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the central government and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on a plea seeking steps for putting ... Read more...

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Nine silent films to be shown at Mumbai fest


July 18th, 2012 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Nine silent movies will be screened at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival and veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal said "this is how we are going to celebrate ... Read more...

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Congress complains to Bengal governor about law and order


July 17th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (I ANS) In a snub towards alliance partner Trinamool Congress, Congress leaders in West Bengal Monday submitted a memorandum to Governor M.K. Narayanan expressing concern over the alleged ... Read more...

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Visva Bharati shocker: Varsity team visits student


July 12th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) A team from the Visva-Bharati University Wednesday visited the house of the 10-year-old girl, four days after she was allegedly made to lick her own urine ... Read more...

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Vishva-Bharati case: Girl refuses to go back to school


July 10th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) The 10-year-old student who was allegedly made to drink her own urine in West Bengal's Visva-Bharati campus as a punishment for bedwetting says she does not ... Read more...

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Mamata government gets governor’s praise


July 8th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Two days after union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's virtual snub to the Mamata Banerjee government, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Saturday praised it for ... Read more...

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Deaf-mute athlete raped in Bengal, attacker arrested


June 26th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) An auto-rickshaw driver was arrested for raping a deaf and mute national level athlete in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, police said Tuesday."Ranjit Das, 28, was ... Read more...

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UDF wins 2 Rajya Sabha seats, LDF 1 in Kerala


June 25th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) The outcome of the Rajya Sabha elections in Kerala Monday went on expected lines with the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) winning two seats and the ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha elections in Kerala to be held Monday


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 22 (IANS) Elections to three Rajya Sabha seats in Kerala will be held Monday, with four candidates in the fray.The ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) is confident ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M fields Chintha editor for Rajya Sabha (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 7 (IANS) The Left Democratic Front (LDF) Thursday decided to field CPI-M leader C.P. Narayanan as its nominee for the Rajya Sabha elections to be held in Kerala ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M fields Chintha editor for Rajya Sabha


June 7th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 7 (IANS) The Left Democratic Front (LDF) Thursday decided to field veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist leader and former State Planning Board member C.P. Narayanan as its nominee ... Read more...

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Banerjee admits debt-ridden farmers contemplate suicide


June 1st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), June 1 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday conceded that there were "debt-ridden peasants who contemplated committing suicides"."There are many farmers who take ... Read more...

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Bengal governor clarifies ‘paribartan’ remark


May 30th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) A day after courting controversy for saying "true paribartan" (change) had touched West Bengal, Governor M.K. Narayanan Wednesday said his words referred to Kolkata Knight ... Read more...

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Satish Kaushik’s ‘Mayanagri’ to roll in September


May 19th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Satish Kaushik's "Mayanagri", which deals with male prostitution, is finally ready to go on floors. The director says he will start shooting the film starting ... Read more...

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Ahead of Clinton’s visit, US ambassador calls on Mamata


April 30th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell Monday had a 30-minute meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, apparently to prepare the ground for US ... Read more...

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Eros joins hands with Shilpa for ‘Dishkiyaaoon’


April 21st, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Eros International Media Ltd. has teamed up with Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty's Essential Sports & Media Pvt. Ltd. (ESMPL) as co-producers of gangster film ... Read more...

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Blame game over delay faced by new Bengal judges (Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) The swearing-in ceremony of seven new judges of the Calcutta High Court had to be deferred by several hours Monday, leading to a blame game ... Read more...

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Left walks out over newspaper ban, to meet Bengal governor


March 29th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) The opposition Left Front staged a walkout from the West Bengal assembly for the third consecutive day Thursday after its adjournment motion on the newspaper ban ... Read more...

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Give Calcutta varsity same status as Presidency: Governor


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Thursday suggested that the over 150-year-old Calcutta University be given the same special status as the Presidency University and likewise ... Read more...

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China may resort to Indian territory grab, says expert report


February 29th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) China may resort to territorial grabs, including through a "major military offensive", especially in Arunachal Pradesh or Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, and India ... Read more...

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Kolkata rape: Governor defends Mamata


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Thursday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may have been trying to "defuse the situation" in calling an alleged rape a ... Read more...

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Ajneya a litterateur similar to Tagore: Hamid Ansari


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Admiring the versatility of eminent poet and novelist Sachidananda Vatsayan Ajneya, Vice President Hamid Ansari Wednesday said his creative output made him a literary figure similar ... Read more...

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Gorkha group to meet Mamata for honouring accord


February 10th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 10 (IANS) Amidst the rising political tempers in the hills of West Bengal, the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leadership is all set to meet chief Minister ... Read more...

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GJM threatens to renew Gorkhaland demand


February 9th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Feb 9 (IANS) Tempers are again rising in the hills of West Bengal, with the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) threatening to renew its agitation for a separate ... Read more...

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