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Congress, Trinamool in verbal duel over Chidambaram comments (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Alliance partners Congress and Trinamool Congress Tuesday continued to spar over Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's sharp indictment of the continuing political clashes in West ... 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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Inter-party clashes on in Bengal: Chidambaram


July 5th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) In a veiled attack on the Mamata Banerjee government, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday noted inter-party political clashes were continuing in West Bengal, and ... Read more...

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Trinamool wins in Bengal’s political flashpoints


May 16th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) Be it Nandigram, Singur or Lalgarh, in the West Bengal elections the Trinamool Congress came up trumps in almost every area that was a blood-soaked ... Read more...

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Free Bengal from CPI-M, Chidambaram urges voters


April 25th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Canning (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday urged the people of West Bengal to usher in change and free the state from three decades ... Read more...

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Two people injured in political clashes in Kerala


April 11th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
Malappuram (Kerala), Apr 11(ANI): At least two people were injured when clashes broke out between Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Muslim League workers in poll-bound Kerala's Malappuram district on Monday.According ... Read more...

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Next government must focus on peace: Bengal intellectuals


March 29th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) With mounting violence ahead of the April-May assembly elections, noted intellectuals in West Bengal feel restoration of peace and welfare of the poor should be the ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 358 points higher, global bourses cautious (Roundup)


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Thursday closed 358 points higher as traders bought stocks which were battered over the past few days even as political ... Read more...

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Poll panel team visits Bengal’s violence-hit areas


January 19th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) A high-level Election Commission team sent to assess poll-bound West Bengal's law and order situation Tuesday visited violence-hit areas and Maoist-affected districts and spoke with officials and villagers.The ... Read more...

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Poll panel team discusses security with Bengal district officials (Lead)


January 17th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) A high-level Election Commission team, now touring West Bengal to assess the law and order situation, Monday held a video-conference with the police superintendents and district magistrates of ... Read more...

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Poll panel team confers with Bengal district officials


January 17th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) A high-level Election Commission team, now touring West Bengal to assess the law and order situation, Monday held a video-conference with the police superintendents and district magistrates of ... Read more...

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West Bengal minister dials, SMSs Mamata for peace talks


January 15th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) In a fresh peace overture to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, a senior minister of West Bengal's Left Front government Friday made telephone calls and sent SMSs ... Read more...

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EC team to assess West Bengal law and order


January 13th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Thursday decided to send a six-member team to West Bengal to "make a first-hand assessment of the situation" following an upsurge in violence ... Read more...

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Bengal killings, political clashes totally unacceptable: Pranab


January 10th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday described as "totally unacceptable" the escalating political violence in West Bengal and hoped that peace would be established."It is very unfortunate ... Read more...

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Mukherjee expresses concern over West Bengal law and order situation


January 10th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Jan 10 (ANI): Expressing concern over a deteriorating law and order situation in West Bengal, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said it is very unfortunate and totally unacceptable that ... Read more...

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Pranab, Moily express concern over law and order in Bengal


January 9th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) Two central ministers Sunday expressed concern over the law and order situation in West Bengal, two days after the death of seven people in firing at a ... Read more...

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‘Disturbed’ Narayanan asks Bengal government to act decisively


January 7th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) Saying he was "deeply disturbed and concerned" over the killing of seven people in a clash between two groups Friday near Maoist-affected Lalgarh, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan ... Read more...

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No scope for controversy over Home Minister’s letters to Bhattacharjee: Mukherjee


January 1st, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Jan 1 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said there is no scope for any controversy over the letters that were sent by Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram ... Read more...

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Chidambaram invites Buddhadeb for discussion on Bengal situation


December 30th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday invited West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee to discuss prevailing situation in his state.Chidambaram has sent two letters today ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb hits back at ‘far from impartial’ Chidambaram


December 29th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has strongly objected to union Home Minister P. Chidamabaram's use of a "nasty" word to describe Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) workers ... Read more...

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Three killed in police firing in Bengal (Lead)


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Three people were killed in police firing in West Bengal's Burdwan district Wednesday after they attacked the security forces with bombs and firearms, the authorities said. The Trinamool ... Read more...

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Two die in Bengal police firing


December 1st, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Two people were killed in police firing in West Bengal's Burdwan district Wednesday after they attacked the security forces with bombs and firearms, the authorities said. The Trinamool ... Read more...

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Trinamool supporter killed in clash with CPI-M workers


October 20th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) One person was shot dead and four people were injured Tuesday as clashes between the ruling Marxist and the Trinamool Congress broke out in the city's posh satellite ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa to hold rally in Madurai today


October 18th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Madurai, Oct 18 (ANI): Despite getting over a dozen threat letters, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Supremo J Jayalalithaa will address a rally here today.The rally has been organised ... Read more...

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Eschew violence, West Bengal governor urges parties


October 12th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) In the wake of rising political killings, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Tuesday said the Durga Puja festive season was "in danger of being marred by violence" ... Read more...

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Scotland Yard called in to investigate Pak politician Dr Farooq’s assassination


September 18th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Sept 18 (ANI): Scotland Yard counter-terrorism police have reportedly been called in to lead the assassination probe into the killing of a Pakistani politician and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founding leader, ... Read more...

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Rahul wants more women in politics


September 17th, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday stressed on the empowerment of women and favoured more participation by them in politics, saying they were more sincere and difficult ... Read more...

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Resist efforts to create lawlessness in West Bengal: CPI-M


January 31st, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) With political clashes in West Bengal on the rise, the state's ruling Left Front major Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday called for resisting efforts to foment lawlessness ... 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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Trinamool to boycott all West Bengal government events


January 28th, 2010 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) West Bengal's main opposition Trinamool Congress Wednesday announced the launch of a "non-cooperation" against the state's Communist-led government at all levels. Earlier Trinamool Leaders had been boycotting functions and ... Read more...

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Narayanan refutes reports of differences with government


January 24th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Former national security advisor (NSA) M.K. Narayanan Sunday described reports of his differences with the central government on the National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) as a "misconception". "All of us ... Read more...

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Four killed in West Bengal political clashes


December 21st, 2009 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) Four people belonging to different political parties died in clashes in three districts of West Bengal Sunday, even as union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee asked the state ... Read more...

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Gopal Krishna Gandhi - a people’s governor


December 13th, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) On the last day of his five-year term as West Bengal governor, Gopal Krishna Gandhi Sunday called on Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu, who said "I have been ... Read more...

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Gandhiji’s grandson demits office as West Bengal governor


December 13th, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Gopal Krishna Gandhi Sunday bade adieu as West Bengal governor by hosting the state's creme de al crème to tea after occupying the Raj ... Read more...

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Mamata writes to Chidambaram on Bengal violence


December 12th, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has dashed off a letter to Home Minister P. Chidambaram complaining about lawlessness and the growing number of political clashes in West Bengal. "I've ... Read more...

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