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Two arrested for beating doctor protesting girl’s harassment


September 5th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 4 (IANS) Two youth were arrested after they allegedly badly beat up an elderly homeopath doctor, leading to his death, after he objected to them passing vulgar comments ... Read more...

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100 shanties gutted in Delhi fire (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Around 100 shanties were gutted in fire in a slum cluster in the capital Friday morning. While people in the affected area are being evacuated, ... Read more...

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Fire at slum cluster in Delhi


June 22nd, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Around 100 shanties were gutted in a fire in a slum cluster in the capital Friday morning. No casualty has been reported so far, an ... Read more...

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Two fires break out in Kolkata, no casualties


June 16th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Two fires broke out in Kolkata in the early hours of Saturday, in which hundreds of shanties were gutted and a multi-storeyed building was partially damaged. ... Read more...

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Four killed in Bengal wall collapse


June 9th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) Four people were killed and two others injured when a portion of a wall of an abandoned factory caved in on shanty dwellers in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Bhojpuri songs to spread awareness about kala azar


May 9th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Patna, May 9 (IANS) Bhojpuri folk songs that have been entertaining people in Bihar for years will now be used to spread awareness about the kala azar disease, a ... Read more...

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Bihar hikes financial help for kala azar patients


April 24th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 24 (IANS) To ease the financial burden on those suffering from kala azar, most of whom are from impoverished backgrounds, the Bihar government has decided to provide minimum ... Read more...

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Bengal scientist gets bail


April 17th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) A West Bengal court Tuesday granted bail to internationally acclaimed scientist Partho Sarothi Roy who was put behind bars for taking part in an anti-eviction ... Read more...

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Human rights activists beaten up in Kolkata


April 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Several people were injured and many arrested after a procession led by a human rights organisation in protest against the eviction of slum dwellers in ... Read more...

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Slum dwellers on hunger strike in Kolkata


April 12th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) A group of slum dwellers of east Kolkata's Nonadanga area, whose shanties were razed by civic officials Wednesday went on a hunger strike demanding the government ... Read more...

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Bihar to involve youths to fight kala azar


April 10th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 10 (IANS) Bihar has decided to involve village youths to help fight kala azar, a disease transmitted by the sand fly that killed over 70 people last year."The ... Read more...

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Factory gutted in Kolkata


April 1st, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) A paper carton manufacturing factory here was gutted Sunday in a blaze which spread to nearby shanties, officials said. No casualty was reported.The fire broke out ... Read more...

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Better health services for poor envisaged (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The budget for 2012-13 Friday focused on better health services to the poor in rural as well as urban slums, increasing the outlay of ... Read more...

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NRHM gets higher allocation


March 16th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government got a higher allocation of Rs.20,822 crore ($4.14 billion) in ... Read more...

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Fire guts 200 shanties in Bangladesh


February 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 19 (IANS) A fire that swept through a slum in near Dhaka early Sunday gutted at least 200 shanties, police said.The fire broke out around 5.30 a.m. at ... Read more...

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Bengal hooch tragedy: Charge sheet against 23 filed


February 11th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) The West Bengal Police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Saturday filed a charge sheet against 23 accused in the December 2011 hooch tragedy case which claimed ... Read more...

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70 shanties gutted in fire


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) A major fire gutted more than 70 shanties Friday afternoon in Patel Nagar area of central Delhi, said an official.The fire broke out around 1.30 ... Read more...

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After polio, Bihar targets kala azar


January 30th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 30 (IANS) Bihar, which has not reported a single case of polio since September 2010, is now turning its attention to kala azar, a disease transmitted by the ... Read more...

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Fog, chilly winds envelop capital, over 200 flights disrupted (Third Lead)


January 21st, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Dense fog enveloped the capital Friday, seriously disrupting train and air traffic, while icy winds through the day left people shivering and praying for the ... Read more...

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Fog, chilly winds envelop capital, traffic hit (Second Lead)


January 20th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Dense fog enveloped the capital Friday, seriously disrupting train and air traffic, while icy winds through the day left people shivering and praying for the ... Read more...

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Bengal hooch tragedy prime suspect surrenders (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Noor Islam Sheikh alias Khora Badshah, prime suspect in the Sangrampur hooch tragedy in which 171 people were killed, surrendered before a court in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Bengal hooch tragedy prime suspect surrenders


January 16th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Noor Islam Sheikh alias Khora Badshah, prime suspect in the Sangrampur hooch tragedy in which 171 people were killed, surrendered before a court in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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27 bodies recovered in Philippines landslide


January 7th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Jan 7 (IANS) At least 27 bodies have been recovered while search and rescue operations continued Saturday for the 46 missing people following a landslide which occurred in a ... Read more...

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Dharavi re-development set to take off


January 4th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 3 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Tuesday paved the way for a massive development of central Mumbai's Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, made famous by the Oscar Award winning ... Read more...

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Four arrested for Bengal hooch tragedy (Lead)


December 25th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the West Bengal Police Sunday arrested four people, including the wife of the prime suspect in the hooch tragedy earlier ... Read more...

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Three arrested in hooch tragedy case


December 25th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department of West Bengal police has arrested three people in connection with the hooch tragedy earlier this month that left at least 171 ... Read more...

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Hooch sellers to be helped into alternate trade: Mamata


December 23rd, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 23 (IANS) In the aftermath of West Bengal's worst hooch tragedy, the state government is mulling a social security scheme to enable sellers of illegal country liquor ... Read more...

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Mamata to lead rally against illegal liquor Dec 30


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Days after West Bengal's worst hooch tragedy, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will lead a rally from central Kolkata's College Square Dec 30 to spread social ... Read more...

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Hooch sellers want financial package from Mamata


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) A week after one of India's worst hooch tragedies unfolded in West Bengal that claimed the lives of at least 171 people, hooch sellers in ... Read more...

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We want state-run hospital in place of AMRI, say locals


December 19th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) The ultra-modern glass facade AMRI hospital in Dhakuria was out of bounds for the thousands of shanty dwellers who live in its vicinity. These slum dwellers, ... Read more...

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Many deaths in hooch tragedy due to government’s negligence: Left


December 17th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Chairman Biman Bose Saturday lashed out at the state government for neglecting the victims of the hooch tragedy, saying that many ... Read more...

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WB Congress demands CBI probe in Hooch tragedy


December 17th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) The West Bengal state Congress unit Saturday demanded a CBI investigation into the recent Hooch tragedy in the state in which 171 people died after ... Read more...

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West Bengal: Killer liquor dens exist near police camp


December 16th, 2011 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) The illegal country liquor dens in West Bengal's Sangrampur which sold spurious liquor that claimed almost 150 lives were located close to a ... Read more...

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Second tragedy for West Bengal, moonshine kills 148 (Second Intro Roundup, correcting figure in headline)


December 16th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) India saw one of its worst liquor tragedies, as at least 148 people died and over 100 were hospitalised in rural West Bengal after they ... Read more...

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Second tragedy for West Bengal, moonshine kills 143 (Intro Roundup)


December 16th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) India saw one of its worst liquor tragedies, as at least 148 people died and over 100 were hospitalised in rural West Bengal after they ... Read more...

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