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Bengal plans more affordable houses for poor (Lead, correcting para one)


August 18th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up more affordable houses for the urban poor under different central government schemes, a minister said Saturday.The government ... Read more...

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Bengal plans more affordable houses for poor


August 18th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up more affordable houses for the rural poor under different central government schemes, a minister said Saturday.The government ... Read more...

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Bengal’s new IT policy to boost animation, hardware jobs (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government Thursday approved the new information and technology (IT) policy laying special emphasis on jobs linked to hardware, animation and ... Read more...

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Mamata sees peace in Maoist area, warns guerrillas (West Bengal Newsletter)


August 11th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) In another of her frequent district tours, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Maoist-affected Belpahari area promising to usher in all-round development.Thursday's trip to ... Read more...

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Maoist strategist held in Bengal (Third Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Bikram alias Arnab Dam, a West Bengal state committee member of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) and considered the party's top strategist in the ... Read more...

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Maoist strategist held in Bengal (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Bikram alias Arnab Dam, a state committee member of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), considered its top strategist after the late Koteshwar Rao alias ... Read more...

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Top Maoist leader held in Bengal


July 17th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Top Maoist squad leader Bikram alias Arnab Dam has been arrested in West Bengal, police said Tuesday.Accused of being involved in many incidents of violence, the ... Read more...

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Pinki’s treatment unjustified: NCW


July 12th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) has said that athlete Pinki Pramanik was treated in an "unjustified manner" and it will send a team to ... Read more...

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Court asks for West Bengal report on Pinki probe


July 6th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday ordered the West Bengal government to file an affidavit within two weeks about the progress of investigation in athlete Pinki Pramanik's ... Read more...

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Inter-party clashes on in West Bengal: Chidambaram (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) In a virtual snub to the Mamata Banerjee government, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday noted that inter-party clashes were continuing in West Bengal, adding ... Read more...

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Bengal virtually free from Maoist threat: Chidambaram


July 5th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Conceding that three states of the country continued to be "badly affected" by left wing extremism, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said West Bengal ... Read more...

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126 couples in Bengal tie knot at mass wedding


July 1st, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) A total of 126 couples hailing from underprivileged backgrounds, tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony here Sunday.Under the aegis of the city-based Vishwa Jagriti ... Read more...

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Trinamool celebrates poll victory anniversary


May 13th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) With Rabindra Sangeet and other age-old popular Bengali songs playing in the background, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday led a huge, colourful procession ... Read more...

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Bengal aims at 60 days work under rural jobs scheme


April 24th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lalgarh (West Bengal), April 24 (IANS) West Bengal aims to give 60 days of work to each household under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in ... Read more...

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Use land reforms not gun to check Maoism: Experts


April 7th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Distribution of surplus land to landless tribals would be more effective than using the paramilitary forces to check Maoism, experts suggested to Saturday.Speaking here at ... Read more...

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Tradition gels with modernity in KKR’s cultural show


April 5th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Far from Bollywood glitz normally associated with cricket extravaganza - the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League staged by the ... 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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West Bengal government to release 40 lifers


March 14th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) The West Bengal government would release 40 prisoners serving life terms who have completed 18 years behind bars, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Tuesday."Our government ... Read more...

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Biman Bose re-elected CPI-M’s Bengal state secretary


February 19th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday re-elected Biman Bose as the secretary of its West Bengal unit at its 23rd state conference, while several ... Read more...

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Another Maoist couple surrenders in Bengal


February 7th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
West Midnapore (West Bengal), Feb 7 (IANS) A Maoist couple Tuesday surrendered before the police in West Bengal, becoming the third pair to do so since the Mamata Banerjee-led ... Read more...

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Maoist killed in Junglemahal


February 5th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
West Midnapore, (West Bengal) Feb 5 (IANS) A Maoist involved in several acts of violence was killed in a gun battle with security forces here Sunday, police said.Judhisthir Mahato, alias ... Read more...

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Panchayat system to be boosted in Maoist-affected districts: Ramesh


January 26th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) With a view to accelerate rural development in left-wing extremism affected districts of West Bengal, union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said the government would ... Read more...

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Jairam for tribal-friendly development to fight Maoists


January 25th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday called for political mobilisation and a sensitive tribal-friendly development strategy in the Maoist-affected areas to fight the menace in ... Read more...

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Sonakshi-Ranveer head for Purulia


January 20th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Ranveer Singh is immersing himself into his upcoming film "Lootera" more than he usually does. Not only is he unofficially assisting director Vikramaditya Motwane, he is ... Read more...

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Seven health districts to be set up, says Mamata


December 24th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday announced creation of seven new health districts in the state to be operational by 2012."We will create seven ... Read more...

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West Bengal has got Rs.56,000 crore investment: Mamata


December 15th, 2011 - 2:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said her government has received Rs.56,000 crore worth of investment proposals since coming to power in May."We have ... Read more...

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Partial response in Junglemahal on Maoist shutdown’s day 2


November 27th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) Day two of the 48-hour shutdown called by the Maoists in protest against the killing of rebel leader Kishenji evoked a lukeworm response in the ultra-hit ... Read more...

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Maoist shutdown evokes partial response in Junglemahal


November 26th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) A two-day West Bengal shut-down called by the Maoists to protest the killing of their leader Kishenji in what theyn alleged a "fake encounter" evoked only ... Read more...

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Kishanji: The media-savvy cold-blooded rebel (Profile)


November 25th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Tall and slim, the AK-47 assault rifle wielding Mallojula Koteshwar Rao alias Kishanji was the field general and media savvy leader of the banned Maoists. He ... Read more...

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Google’s internet bus reaches Kolkata


November 24th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Online search giant Google Thursday rolled a special bus into the city to familiarise people with the importance and usage of the internet.The bus will travel ... Read more...

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Coices of dictatorship in Mamata regime: Rights group


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Civil rights group Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) Wednesday launched a stinging attack on West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government alleging that democracy was ... Read more...

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Manhunt for Kishenji in Junglemahal, five arrested


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Five Maoists were arrested by the joint security forces after they launched a massive manhunt for top Maoist leader Kishenji suspected to be hiding in ... Read more...

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Bengal to add 1,600 MW with Santaldih plant


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up two new thermal power units, with a total capacity of 1,600 megawatts, at Santaldih in Purulia district, ... Read more...

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Development must to fight Maoists: Jairam Ramesh


November 19th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
West Midnapore (West Bengal), Nov 19 (IANS) Citing non-development as the main reason why Maoists are flourishing, union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday said the government needed to focus ... Read more...

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Two Maoists killed in West Bengal


November 15th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Two Maoists were killed in a gunfight with the security forces in West Bengal's Purulia district, police said Tuesday."We recovered bodies of two Maoist guerrillas today ... Read more...

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