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Mamata takes over Bengal reins, walks history road (Intro Roundup)


May 21st, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Tens of thousands filled the streets of this grand old city and millions more watched on TV, as Mamata Banerjee made history Friday by becoming ... Read more...

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Celebrities, intellectuals optimistic as Mamata takes charge


May 20th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) There was an air of optimism among celebrities and intellectuals here as Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee took charge as the first woman chief ... Read more...

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Industrialists hail West Bengal’s ‘historic day’


May 20th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Industrialists hailed Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee after she became the chief minister of West Bengal Friday, saying it was a "fantastic" and "historic" day.Inventor, entrepreneur ... Read more...

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Land acquisition: Political parties reap rich dividends


May 18th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) As you sow, so shall you reap - the old proverb is being looked at anew in India and, indeed, it has much to ... Read more...

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Arrogance, Muslim anger, rural backlash felled Left: Analysts


May 18th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Arrogance of power, erosion of its rural vote bank and anger among Muslims were the key reasons why the Left Front was routed in West Bengal, ... 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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Low farm growth, unemployment led to Left downfall: Economists


May 15th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Poor agricultural growth, rising unemployment, delayed industrialisation efforts and inadequate investment in infrastructure led to economic decline of West Bengal, which in turn caused the downfall ... Read more...

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Intellectuals close to Trinamool congratulate Mamata


May 14th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Prominent intellectuals and artistes close to Trinamool Congress Saturday congratulated party chief Mamata Banerjee on her landslide victory and expressed the hope that she will ... Read more...

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Exit Buddhadeb, man who saw beyond ideological convictions


May 14th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) With a reputation of being incorruptible and cultured, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will go down in history as a chief minister who tried to fast-track industrialisation in ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader slams Buddhadeb for poll rout


May 14th, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Abdul Rezzak Mollah Friday lashed out at outgoing Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Industries Minister Nirupam Sen and blamed ... Read more...

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26 Bengal ministers lose in elections


May 14th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and 25 of his ministerial colleagues were humbled by opposition nominees - some of them first time contestants - as ... Read more...

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Bengal intellectuals happy with regime change


May 13th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Prominent intellectuals Friday expressed their happiness over the defeat of the 34-year-old Left Front government in the state and said the result was most expected ... Read more...

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Congress seeks judicial probe into Greater Noida violence (Lead)


May 10th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Congress Monday sought a judicial probe into the violence involving farmers in Uttar Pradesh and said the amended Land Acquisition Bill should be ... Read more...

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Nandigram, Singur could be Left’s undoing, say experts


May 9th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The spillover effects from Singur and Nandigram could hit West Bengal's ruling Left Front, which faces its toughest challenge in the assembly elections whose ... Read more...

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High turnout in Bengal; Singur, Nandigram vote (Intro Roundup)


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) One-time political flashpoints Singur and Nandigram voted Tuesday as millions exercised their franchise in 63 constituencies of four districts in the fourth phase of West ... Read more...

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High turnout in Bengal; Singur, Nandigram vote (Roundup)


May 3rd, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Former volatile spots Singur and Nandigram voted Tuesday as millions exercised their franchise in 63 constituencies of four districts in the fourth phase of West ... Read more...

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Voting for fourth phase ends, 84.55 percent polling


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Voting came to an end Tuesday in 63 constituencies spread over four districts in the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections, with 84.55 percent ... Read more...

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Campaigning gains momentum for fourth phase of West Bengal polls


April 30th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 30 (ANI): Campaigning is in full swing in all the 63 seats spread over Howrah, Hooghly, East Midnapore and parts of Burdwan districts for the fourth phase of West ... Read more...

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Once close to Left, Bengal’s thinkers seek change


April 29th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) There was a time when the Left Front had a mighty following among writers and artists of West Bengal. But today its intellectuals are ... Read more...

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Where will Bengal’s Muslim votes go?


April 25th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) West Bengal's Muslims, once a loyal vote bank of the ruling Marxists, appear noncommittal in the ongoing assembly polls even as the Left Front and ... Read more...

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Maoists call for poll boycott


April 11th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) Describing the electoral process as a 'farce', the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) Monday gave a call to boycott the elections in West Bengal and ... Read more...

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Battle between chemical and organic fertilizer lobbies


April 4th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Yogesh DewanBhopal Apr 4 (ANI): A battle of wits is being waged between the lobbies pitching for organic agriculture and those who stick to the current formulae of chemical fertilizer-pesticides usage.On ... Read more...

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Trinamool creating hindrance to industry in Bengal: Minister


March 29th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Hitting out at the Trinamool Congress for creating "hindrance to the growth of industry" in West Bengal, Industry Minister Nirupam Sen Monday alleged that investment has ... Read more...

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Mamata promises new land policy for West Bengal


March 26th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Saturday said her party will simultaneously make a new land policy for West Bengal, along with the ... Read more...

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Will form government, not worried by alliance: Buddhadeb (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Wednesday said he was confident about the formation of the eighth Left Front government in the state and was not ... Read more...

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Nandigram, Singur were blunders: West Bengal minister (Interview)


March 20th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) As West Bengal's ruling Left Front tries hard to wrestle with the anti-incumbency wave after 34 years of uninterrupted rule, Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) leader and ... Read more...

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Artists, singers, actors in Trinamool list


March 18th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress's list of candidates for West Bengal's 228 assembly seats has its own share of singers, actors and artists who have been an ... Read more...

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‘Land reforms, industrialisation key issues in Left Front manifesto’


March 12th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) Creation of land banks, measures for land reforms and industrialisation will feature prominently in the election manifesto of West Bengal's ruling Left Front for the ... Read more...

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Trinamool not for FDI in retail market


February 26th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress will not allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail market if it comes to power in West Bengal, senior party leader and leader of ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa disappointed with Rail Budget


February 25th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 25 (ANI): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa has said that Tamil Nadu has gained little from the Rail Budget, as Mamata Banerjee has announced ... Read more...

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Railway budget aims to serve local political ends: Jayalalithaa


February 25th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa Friday said that Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has "hijacked national resources" through her railway budget to serve local political ends.Reacting to the ... Read more...

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Women over 58 yrs now eligible for railway concession


February 25th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that the railways will give concession to women over 58 years.Presenting the Rail Budget 2011-12 in the Parliament, Banerjee ... Read more...

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Railways planning to invest Rs 57630 crore in 2011-12


February 25th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, while presenting the Rail Budget 2011-12 in the Parliament, on Friday said the railways is planning to invest Rs 57630 crore in ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights 4


February 25th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) More highlights from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget presented in the Lok Sabha Friday:* Upgraded class of air conditioned travel to be introduced shortly.* Anti-collision device, ... Read more...

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Highlights of Railway budget 2011-12


February 25th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday presented the railway budget in the Parliament.The highlights of the Railway budget 2011-12 are as follows:First coach from the new ... Read more...

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