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Two die after being pushed out of train in Bengal (Lead)


August 19th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Aug 19 (IANS) Two people were killed in West Bengal after being pushed out of a Guwahati-bound train carrying Assamese fleeing Bangalore, officials said Sunday. Two more bodies were ... Read more...

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Two pushed out of train, die


August 19th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Aug 19 (IANS) Two people were killed in West Bengal after being pushed out of a Guwahati-bound train carrying Assamese fleeing Bangalore, officials said Sunday.The incident took place Saturday ... Read more...

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Mamata warns against politics over Assamese refugees


July 28th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Wishing that peace returns to riot-torn Assam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday warned those who were trying to play politics over the influx ... Read more...

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Besides Teesta accord, Dhaka wants enclaves issue resolved


July 26th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 26 (IANS) Dhaka has given New Delhi some more time to carry out "internal consultations" on the vexed Teesta river water sharing issue, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mohamed ... Read more...

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Over 80,000 affected in north Bengal floods


July 18th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 17 (IANS) Over 80,000 people have been affected by floods in West Bengal's three northern districts of Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Cooch Behar. However, with rainfall ending and the ... Read more...

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40,000 affected as north Bengal rivers in spate


July 17th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) As many as 40,000 people were affected as large parts of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts of north Bengal remain submerged with all the rivers overflowing in ... Read more...

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Flood-like situation affects 40,000 in north Bengal


July 15th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 15 (IANS) Nearly 40,000 people were affected due to incessant rains triggering a flood-like situation in the north Bengal region with Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri being the worst hit, ... Read more...

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Anand felicitated by Bengal with sweets, cash and memento


July 13th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) From sweets and mementos shaped like chess boards, to Rs.5 lakh cash and a jar of Bengal's favourite sweet rosogolla - there were gifts ... Read more...

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GJM to take part in GTA polls, Mamata happy (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, June 30 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday decided to take part in the July 29 Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls, leading to a "happy" West Bengal ... Read more...

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GJM to take part in GTA polls


June 30th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, June 30 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmuktui Morcha will take part in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls to be held July 29, a party leader said Saturday.The decision was ... Read more...

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Left Front accuses Mamata of ignoring assembly proceedings


June 21st, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) The West Bengal Assembly witnessed uproarious scenes Thursday as Left Front members staged a noisy walkout accusing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of deliberately ignoring the ... Read more...

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West Bengal report sought on Ghishing petition


June 19th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Tuesday admitted a petition by GNLF chief Subhas Ghishing challenging the constitutional validity of the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and asked ... Read more...

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LF demands all-party meet on Mamata’s talks with GJM


June 18th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Monday demanded an all-party meeting on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's recent talks with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and also a statement ... Read more...

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Bengal to form panel on Gorkha council (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government has decided to form a three-member fact verification panel to look into the recommendations of a high-powered committee on the issue ... Read more...

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Bengal to form panel on Gorkha council


June 16th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) West Bengal will form a three-member fact-verification panel to look into the recommendations of a high-powered committee on the issue of area demarcation in a ... Read more...

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GNLF supremo Ghishing to challenge GTA in court


June 13th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Gorkhaland National Liberation Front (GNLF) supremo Subhas Ghishing is all set to challenge in the Calcutta High Court the constitutional validity of the proposed Gorkhaland ... Read more...

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Mamata-GJM meet deferred to June 16


June 12th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The meeting between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha was Tuesday deferred to June 16 after she received an urgent ... Read more...

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Trinamool inducts ‘dissident’ GJM activists


June 11th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, June 11 (IANS) In a bid to increase its presence in the Darjeeling hills, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Monday inducted hundreds of "dissident" supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti ... Read more...

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Trinamool inducts ‘dissident’ GJM activists


June 11th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, June 11 (IANS) In a bid to increase its presence in the Darjeeling hills, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Monday inducted hundreds of "dissident" supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti ... Read more...

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Upset over panel report, GJM threatens to renew agitation (Second Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) Upset over a high-power committee's report on additional areas to be included into the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in northern West Bengal, ... Read more...

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Upset over panel report, GJM threatens to renew agitation (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday threatened to launch another protest campaign to press for its demand for a separate Gorkhaland.It is upset that a committee ... Read more...

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Mamata to write to PM on Indo-Bhutan joint river panel


June 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee will write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, calling for making the Indo-Bhutan Joint River Commission effective."The Indo-Bhutan Joint River ... Read more...

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Buses damaged, trains movement disrupted in Bengal (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Protestors damaged and set afire buses, put up road blockades and disrupted train movement as the 12-hour shutdown called against the rise in petrol prices ... Read more...

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KKR fans face police batons outside Eden


May 29th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) As West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan hogged the limelight inside the Eden Gardens stadium Tuesday, spectators outside had ... Read more...

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‘Lack of political will behind conservation woes’ (With Image)


May 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Lack of political will is adding to the survival woes of large Asiatic mammals, including rhinoceros, one of the most intriguing beasts in nature's life ... Read more...

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GJM to boycott Mamata meets in Darjeeling (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 22 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called for a boycott of all future meetings of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and North Bengal Development Minister Goutam ... Read more...

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GJM boycotts Mamata meets in Darjeeling


April 22nd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 22 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called for a boycott of all future meetings of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and North Bengal Development Minister Goutam ... Read more...

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Tremors in Kolkata: Metro services halted, buildings develop cracks (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) People came out of their homes and offices, buildings developed cracks and Metro services were halted Wednesday as twin tremors from the massive earthquake that ... Read more...

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Mild quake hits Bengal, Bihar


March 28th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, March 28 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit West Bengal and other parts of eastern India early Wednesday, the meteorological department said. There have been ... Read more...

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‘Assam losing revenue as Bodo tea growers sell to Bengal’


March 25th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) Small tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) in Assam are forced to sell their green leaves to markets in neighbouring West Bengal ... Read more...

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Revenue loss for Assam as Bodo area tea goes to Bengal


March 24th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 24 (IANS) The Assam government has been losing a huge sum of revenue as tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD), on the north bank ... Read more...

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My government opposed to shutdowns and strikes: Banerjee


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Reterating that her government was opposed to the "politics of shutdowns", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said such "disruptive movements" have adversely affected ... Read more...

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GJM to boycott Rajya Sabha polls


March 18th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday announced it will boycott the March 30 Rajya Sabha polls as its request for a seat was turned down by ... Read more...

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Nine illegal Bangladeshi migrants held in Assam


March 10th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 10 (IANS) Nine illegal Bangladeshi migrants, including a woman and two children, were held here Saturday, police said.The nine Bangladeshis were detained by the Government Railway Police (GRP) ... Read more...

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Punjab varsity steps into moviemaking, produces Bengali film


March 7th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) A technical varsity of Punjab, known for its distance education programme, has forayed into filmmaking and co-produced Bengali film "Darling".Punjab Technical University (PTU) will be co-producing ... Read more...

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