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Linda pockets chess title


May 29th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Pondicherry, May 29 (IANS) Local star Linda Rangarajan with 9.0 points emerged champion in the third KACC International FIDE Rating chess tournament (below 2200) here Tuesday.In the final round, Linda ... Read more...

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Bengal’s Left attacks Mamata, UPA over petrol price hike


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal's Left parties Wednesday threatened to hit the streets against the petrol price hike and slammed the Trinamool Congress for enjoying power as a ... Read more...

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Congress ditched nation regarding Lokpal: Left


December 31st, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 31 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of "ditching" the nation by not going for a vote on the Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha, the Left parties have slammed ... Read more...

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Ace rally driver Balu calls it a day


November 20th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chikmgalur, Nov 20 (IANS) Arjun Balu, one of the finest drivers to grace the Indian rallying scene in recent times, has decided to quit after a 17-year career during which ... Read more...

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26 Bengal ministers lose in elections


May 14th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and 25 of his ministerial colleagues were humbled by opposition nominees - some of them first time contestants - as ... Read more...

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Mamata tsunami sweeps away 34 years of Left rule in Bengal (Roundup)


May 13th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Mamata Bannerjee's Trinamool Congress and its allies swept the assembly polls in West Bengal Friday ending the Left Front's unprecedented 34-year rule in the state.Of ... Read more...

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22 ‘criminal’ candidates in Bengal final phase poll


May 6th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) A total of 22 candidates of the 90 in fray in 14 Maoist-affected assembly constituencies in the final phase of West Bengal's assembly polls have ... Read more...

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Over 84 percent turnout in fourth phase of West Bengal polls


May 3rd, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 3 (ANI): Over 84 percent polling was recorded in the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly polls in 63 constituencies spread across East Midnapore, Howrah, Hooghly and parts of Burdwan ... Read more...

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Voting for fourth phase ends, 84.55 percent polling


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Voting came to an end Tuesday in 63 constituencies spread over four districts in the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections, with 84.55 percent ... Read more...

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Peaceful voting in fourth round of West Bengal polls (Third Lead)


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Singur and Nandigram voted peacefully Tuesday as 58 percent polling was recorded till 1 p.m. in the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly elections for ... Read more...

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West Bengal polls: 21 percent votes cast in first two hours


May 3rd, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 3 (ANI): Twenty one per cent polling was recorded in the first two hours of voting in 63 constituencies in Howrah Hooghly, East Midnapore and parts of Burdwan Districts of ... Read more...

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Polling underway for fourth phase of West Bengal elections


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 3 (ANI): Polling for the fourth phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal for 63 constituencies is going on today.The voting, which started at 7 a.m. will continue till 5 ... Read more...

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Singur, Nandigram vote in round four of West Bengal polls (Lead)


May 3rd, 2011 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) People queued up in large numbers to vote in the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections Tuesday for 63 constituencies spread over three districts.An electorate ... Read more...

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Fourth phase of Assembly polls in West Bengal tomorrow


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 2 (ANI): Over 1.26 crore electorates will decide the fate of 366 candidates in the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls to be held tomorrow.Voting will take place in ... Read more...

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Red Rooster Racing exit motorsports


April 25th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) After three seasons, the high-profile Bangalore-based Red Rooster Racing team has decided to exit motorsports in view of a financial crunch, according to its Managing Director ... Read more...

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Assamese happy over possible government, ULFA talks


January 21st, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati (Assam), Jan.21 (ANI): This year's Bhogali Bihu festival has become more special than previous ones, owing to the fact that there is a possibility of the Central Government holding talks with ... Read more...

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Left allies condemn Lalgarh killings


January 8th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 8 (IANS) A day after the gruesome killings of seven villagers near Lalgarh allegedly by West Bengal's ruling Left Front major Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) backed assailants, the ... Read more...

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Chikka moves ahead of Fernandes in All India junior golf


December 29th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 29 (IANS) Playing on his home turf, Chikkarangappa took advantage of Rigel Fernandes faltering in the third round to take the overall lead in the All India Junior and sub ... Read more...

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Bengal blames central government for costly onions


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) As onion prices skyrocketed to Rs.70 a kg in markets of Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal, the state government Wednesday blamed poor supply and the central ... Read more...

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Gill triumphs in Rally of Kerala


December 19th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam, Dec 19 (IANS) Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) of Team MRF expectedly won the overall title, only his second this season, in the Speed-Indian National Rally Championship, as he took the ... Read more...

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MRF’s Gill surges into lead at Misty Meadows


December 18th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam, Dec 18 (IANS) A pumped-up and angry Gaurav Gill of Team MRF, following an early morning verbal altercation with rival Red Rooster Racing team, showed who the boss was as he ... Read more...

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Another battle of big guns at Misty Meadows Rally


December 16th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam, Dec 16 (IANS) After the disastrous Karnataka-1000 a fortnight back, the Speed-Indian National Rally Championship caravan has arrived in the much calmer and scenic Kuttikkanam for the all-tarmac Misty Meadows Rally.The ... Read more...

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Aroor bags Overall honours in K-1000 Rally


December 5th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 5 (IANS) Arjun Rao Aroor (co-driver Satish Rajagopal) of Team MRF finally emerged from the shadows to win his first Overall title in five years as he clinched the honours ... Read more...

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Aroor surges ahead in National Rally Championship


December 4th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 4 (IANS) Team MRF was poised for a 1-2 finish in the Karnataka-1000 Rally, the fourth round of the Speed-Indian National Rally Championship, here Saturday.Arjun Rao Aroor (co-driver Satish Rajagopal) ... Read more...

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Injured Gill faces tough task in K-1000 Rally


December 2nd, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 2 (IANS) Team MRF and Red Rooster Racing face off yet again in the Karnataka-1000 Rally, the fourth round of the Speed-Indian National Rally Championship to be held at Sidlaghatta, ... Read more...

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Potato research centre to be set up in West Midnapore


August 17th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A centre of the Shimla-based Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) will be set up in West Bengal's West Midnapur district to make quality potato seeds favourable to the ... Read more...

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11 West Bengal districts identified as drought-hit


August 16th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government Monday identified 11 districts of the state as drought hit. Announcing the decision after a high-level meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee at the ... Read more...

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Muralitharan ends Test career with a staggering 800 wickets (Lead)


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Galle (Sri Lanka), July 22 (IANS) Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan brought the curtains down on his illustrious Test career, claiming his 800th Test wicket in his last match against India ... Read more...

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Gill leads first round of National Rally Championship


June 25th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik, June 25 (IANS) Reigning national champion Gaurav Gill of Team MRF took a comfortable one minute, 33.6 seconds lead over arch-rival Vikram Mathias of Red Rooster Racing at the end of ... Read more...

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Potato growers in Bengal stare at bleak future


April 4th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Potato farmers in West Bengal are battling a problem of plenty. Some are resorting to burning their crop as a bumper harvest has sent prices of ... Read more...

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No end to political killings in West Bengal


January 31st, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) Political killings taking place across West Bengal since last year's Lok Sabha polls are making people recall some of the gory days of the 1960s ... Read more...

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Recovering art mart dishes out reality-innovation combine (With Images)


October 1st, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Delhi-based artist Asurvedh crafts birds in bronze and makes them fly out in droves from sculpted homes, nests and cages, symbolising freedom from captivity."I have ... Read more...

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Oz kids as young as 10 taking cocktail of drugs, caffeine to boost sports performance


August 22nd, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 22 (ANI): In a bid to boost sports performance, children as young as 10 in Australia are consuming drugs and caffeine drinks, a leading expert has warned.Reports suggest an increased ... Read more...

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Hard-hitting West Bengal governor in line of Left fire


August 7th, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) A day after his hard-hitting remarks on the rising political violence in West Bengal, Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi Friday came under attack from the state's ruling Left Front which ... Read more...

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Aarya and Nayanthara together in a Malayalam movie


July 27th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Actor Aarya has become busy these days shooting for many films simultaneously at the same time. Apart from "Madrasapattinam' and "Chikku Bhukku', he has been filming for Malayalam film and Telugu ... Read more...

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