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CITU calls off July 31 transport strike


July 29th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) The CPI-M's labour arm CITU Sunday withdrew the call for a transport strike Tuesday, a day after bus operators in West Bengal pulled out of the ... Read more...

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Mamata warns officials against taking part in transport strike (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Flaying the CPI-M's labour arm CITU for calling a 24-hour transport strike July 31, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday threatened to cancel licences ... Read more...

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Committee to inspect functioning of state shelters in Bengal


July 16th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) In the wake of the suspected rape and murder of a mentally-ill woman in a government-run asylum, the West Bengal government Monday announced the ... Read more...

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Doctor detained in murder of mentally-ill woman in Bengal


July 15th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) A doctor was detained Sunday in connection with the death certificate of a mentally-ill woman suspected to have been raped and murdered last month in West ... Read more...

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Three held for murder of mentally-ill woman in Bengal


July 12th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Three people have been arrested for murder after the body of a mentally-ill woman was exhumed from a mental asylum's backyard in Dhaniakhali in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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86 designers to showcase at LFW Winter fest


July 11th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) In its 13th year, Lakme Fashion Week has lined up 86 designers, including veterans Pallavi Jaikishan and Ritu Beri, from across the country.From big names such ... 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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Esha’s sangeet a private affair: Hema Malini


June 25th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Esha Deol's sangeet ceremony, her first pre-wedding celebration function Monday, will be a private affair, says her mother, veteran actress Hema Malini, who will be seen ... 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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GJM announces agitation, calls for burning GTA agreement


June 10th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) Asking the West Bengal government not to implement the high-power committee's report on additional areas in the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in northern West ... 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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Mamata urges GJM to abide by panel report


June 9th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) As the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and its associates threatened to launch a protest campaign against the high-powered committee's recommendations on formation of Gorkhaland, West ... 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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GJM pitches for hills’ representation in Rajya Sabha


March 24th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which Saturday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, asked for representation from the Darjeeling Hills in the Rajya Sabha."We ... Read more...

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Sunderbans poster boy of climate change’s ill effects: Study


March 1st, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) The Sunderbans, a world heritage site, is becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change and government policies must take into account present and future climate impact to ... Read more...

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Land acquisition hampering embankment building in Sunderbans


February 29th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) The building of embankments in the Sunderbans areas devastated by the 2009 cyclone Aila has been hampered due to land acquisition problems, a West Bengal ... Read more...

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Mamata terms another rape incident fake


February 28th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday rejected reports of gangrape of a woman in Burdwan's Katwa and blamed the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) ... Read more...

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CITU hails strike as success, calls Mamata liar


February 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Hailing the impact of the countrywide general strike in West Bengal, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) -- the labour arm of the Communist ... Read more...

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Two Bengal CPI-M leaders killed, Mamata terms it infighting (Second Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders, including a former legislator, were killed in a clash in West Bengal Wednesday which the Left Front blamed ... Read more...

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Two Bengal CPI-M leaders killed, Left blames Trinamool (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders, including a former legislator, were killed in a clash in West Bengal's Burdwan district Wednesday in an incident ... Read more...

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Gorkha group to meet Mamata for honouring accord


February 10th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 10 (IANS) Amidst the rising political tempers in the hills of West Bengal, the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leadership is all set to meet chief Minister ... Read more...

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GJM threatens to renew Gorkhaland demand


February 9th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Feb 9 (IANS) Tempers are again rising in the hills of West Bengal, with the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) threatening to renew its agitation for a separate ... Read more...

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Three Indian fishermen killed by Bangladeshi pirates


January 28th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Three Indian fishermen were killed and eight others injured in an attack by Bangladeshi pirates in West Bengal's Sundarbans area Friday night, police said."Three Indian fishermen ... Read more...

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Congress ditched nation regarding Lokpal: Left


December 31st, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 31 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of "ditching" the nation by not going for a vote on the Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha, the Left parties have slammed ... Read more...

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BJP finds itself in 2G dock after CBI files case (Roundup)


November 19th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday found itself in a bind over 2G spectrum allocation to private firms during the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ... Read more...

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CBI case in 2G is effort to save Chidambaram: BJP


November 19th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said the CBI's registering a case in the allocation of additional spectrum to private telecom firms during the ... Read more...

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Have broken no laws, say Airtel, Vodafone


November 19th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Even as the CBI Saturday raided the offices of telecom service providers Bharti Airtel and Vodafone for alleged irregularities in additional spectrum allocation, the firms ... Read more...

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CBI registers case in spectrum allocation during NDA rule


November 19th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday registered a case in the allocation of additional spectrum to private telecom firms when the late Pramod ... Read more...

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Gujarat government honours designers Shyamal, Bhumika


August 28th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Designer couple Shyamal and Bhumika Sodhan have been felicitated by Gujrat government for their initiative to support the Gujarat Cancer Society (GCS) through fashion.The ... Read more...

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IIT-Kharagpur students back Anna at convocation


August 22nd, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Hours before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, locals and students Monday staged a protest at the main gate of ... Read more...

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Hema, Esha add glamour at Lakme Fashion Week


August 19th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actresses Hema Malini and Esha deol raised the mercury on the third day Friday of the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2011 when the ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M lawmaker meets Mamata, wants to join Trinamool


May 19th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) With the change of guard in the corridors of power in the state, a former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) lawmaker Wednesday met Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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Parties tense as Bengal poll result countdown begins


May 11th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) An air of suspense hung over the headquarters of West Bengal's ruling Marxists and the Kalighat residence of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee here Wednesday, ... Read more...

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