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Relief to exit Mamata cabinet: West Bengal Congress


September 21st, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "dictatorial attitude", and claiming that the law and order situation in the state had been ... Read more...

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Congress ministers to quit Mamata ministry Saturday (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) With union ministers belonging to the Trinamool Congress resigning Friday, the Congress said its ministers in the West Bengal government will put in their papers Saturday."All ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress ministers to quit Mamata ministry


September 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Shortly after the union ministers from the Trinamool Congress hand over their resignations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Congress ministers in the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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After Congress, Left accuses Trinamool of double standards on FDI


September 20th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Accusing Trinamool Congress of double standards on the issue of retail FDI, West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose Thursday said the Mamata Banerjee-led party had ... Read more...

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Trinamool had asked for FDI in its manifesto, says Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Hoping that Trinamool Congress would reconsider its decision to withdraw from the UPA, the Congress' West Bengal unit Thursday said not allowing retail FDI in Bengal ... Read more...

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We hope Mamata will review her decision: Bengal Congress


September 18th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Terming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's decision to withdraw support to the UPA-II government as "unfortunate", West Bengal Pradesh Congress president Pradip Bhattacharjee Tuesday expressed ... Read more...

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Why is Mukul Roy absent from cabinet meetings, asks Congress


September 14th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) Asking why Railway Minister Mukul Roy, from the Trinamool Congress, was absent from most cabinet meetings where decisions like the fuel price hike are taken, ... Read more...

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Congress criticises Mamata’s move to compensate rape victims


September 10th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The Congress Monday rapped the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government, in which it itself is a partner, for the "peculiar" and "strange" idea of compensating ... Read more...

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Bengal dengue cases rise to 643; cause Congress, Trinamool spat


September 2nd, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) The number of confirmed dengue cases in West Bengal has shot up to 643, with 80 percent of the patients residing in Kolkata and its ... Read more...

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Bank employees to go on strike Aug 22-23


August 21st, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A section of employees of the government-run banks plan to go on two-day country wide strike beginning Wednesday to protest proposed amendments in banking regulation ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress to protest arrests of party cadres


August 17th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Giving another jolt to its already alienated ally Trinamool Congress, the Congress Friday said it would submit protests Aug 24 to all police stations in West ... Read more...

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Congress hits out at Mamata on I-Day speech


August 15th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Independence Day speech criticising the central government and asked her to ... Read more...

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Ready to fight Bengal panchayat polls alone: Congress


August 11th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Announcing the likelihood of Congress going all alone in the West Bengal panchayat polls, state Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharjee Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee government ... Read more...

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Two constables forced to drink urine in Meghalaya (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 11 (IANS) A Meghalaya Police battalion instructor was removed from duty after he made two recruit constables drink the urine of fellow trainees, police here said. The state ... Read more...

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Congress mocks Trinamool desire to go it alone in 2014 polls


August 6th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) As the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leadership Monday said it wants to go solo in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya welcomed ... Read more...

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Big Bengal presence at Pranab’s swearing-in


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) It is 'Delhi Chalo' of a different kind. With West Bengal's Pranab Mukherjee all set to take over as India's president Wednesday, his family members, ... Read more...

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Mamata hints at ending Bengal alliance, Congress hits back (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday indicated the end of her and Trinamool Congress's alliance with the Congress in the state, flatly asserting that ... 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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Bengal lacks democratic atmosphere, violence still on: Congress


July 16th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Lashing out at the Trinamool Congress-led government for alleged failure in controlling violence across West Bengal, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharjee Monday said that ... Read more...

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Trinamool should support Pranab to save face: Congress


July 16th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Exuding confidence at UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee getting elected, the Congress's West Bengal unit Monday said the Trinamool Congress should change its stance and ... Read more...

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Cleaning staff allegedly stitches wounds in Bengal hospital


July 12th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a sanitation staff of Kolkata's government-run SSKM Hospital allegedly stitched the wounds of a patient Thursday. Authorities at the super-specialty hospital said ... Read more...

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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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West Bengal should withdraw power tariff hike: Congress


July 10th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) West Bengal Congress Tuesday demanded a roll back of the "steep hike" in electricity tariffs in the state and threatened to launch an agitation."The powers ... Read more...

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Congress challenges Trinamool on inter-party clashes’ data


July 10th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Endorsing Home Minister P. Chidamabaram's critical comments on inter-party clashes in West Bengal, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya Tuesday challenged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to ... Read more...

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NCP seeks disqualification of four Odisha legislators


July 10th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 10 (IANS) The Odisha unit of the Nationalist Congress Party Tuesday sought disqualification of its four legislators who last month defected to the state's ruling Biju Janata Dal ... Read more...

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Want out of Trinamool alliance, Congress leaders tell Chidambaram


July 6th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday faced a volley of questions from the West Bengal Congress leadership, which expressed a desire to walk out of ... Read more...

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Assam Congress lawmaker assaulted for converting to Islam


June 30th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 30 (IANS) A woman Congress legislator from Assam was thrashed by a mob at a hotel in Karimganj town late Friday night after she converted to Islam and ... Read more...

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Wasn’t aware Singur law needed president’s nod: Narayanan Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Monday said that he was given legal advice that presidential assent was not needed for the Singur land law brought ... Read more...

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Let Sangma read the constitution: Bengal Congress chief


June 24th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) Urging the Trinamool Congress to support United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, the West Bengal Pradesh Congress chief Sunday rebuked his rival P.A. ... Read more...

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Congress seeks all party meet on Singur issue


June 24th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) Demanding an all-party meeting to decide the next course of action on the Singur issue, the Congress' West Bengal unit Sunday said the Trinamool Congress-led ... Read more...

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Court quashes Odisha speaker’s ruling on BJP legislator


June 18th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) Odisha High Court Monday quashed the ruling of state assembly Speaker Pradip Amat on the membership of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator who had ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress seeks to quit alliance with Trinamool


June 15th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Saying that it was becoming "very difficult" to work with the Trinamool Congress after its party chief Mamata Banerjee "unceremoniously discarded" Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for ... Read more...

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Bengal exults at Pranab’s candidature


June 15th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Having missed the bus 17 years ago when Jyoti Basu could not become the prime minister following objections form his own party, West Bengal Friday ... Read more...

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Large turnout amid sporadic violence in Bengal civic polls (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Amid accusations and counter-accusations of violence, brisk polling was reported Sunday during elections for six civic bodies in West Bengal - being viewed as a ... Read more...

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Congress blasts Trinamool ahead of local polls


May 30th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday accused the Trinamool Congress of creating a "vicious environment" ahead of municipal elections in the state. It said its candidates are threatened and ... Read more...

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