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Trinamool submits letter withdrawing support from UPA


September 21st, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhavan, in a formal communication, Thursday said Trinamool Congress leaders had met President Pranab Mukherjee and submitted a letter withdrawing support from the United ... Read more...

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Anti-POSCO protesters burn effigy of officials


April 15th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 15 (IANS) Anti-POSCO villagers in Orissa Friday burnt an effigy of district officials and a copy of the letter the state government sent to the central government saying ... Read more...

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PM announces rural wage hike, Sonia wants new direction(Lead)


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said wages would be hiked under the rural employment guarantee plan to offset inflation while UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi said ... Read more...

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Protect tribal interests to root out Maoism: NHRC member


January 23rd, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) A prominent member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asserted that the state could not authorise its police or paramilitary to kill Maoists, and called upon ... Read more...

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‘1.72 million children die before age one in India’


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) A "savage preference for males" leads to the killing of 7 lakh girls by their parents in the mother's womb each year in India, according to a National ... Read more...

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Suspected Maoists kill CPI-M leader


November 3rd, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 3 (IANS) In two separate incidents in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) supporter was allegedly killed by Maoists while five Maoist linkmen were arrested, ... Read more...

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Mamata terms CPI-M ‘cowards’


October 7th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Midnapore (West Bengal), Oct 6 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Wednesday termed the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) "cowards" who couldn't fight her politically and were therefore using guns to ... Read more...

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Maoists kill two Trinamool Congress workers in West Bengal


April 10th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Jhargram (West Bengal), Apr 10 (ANI): Maoists shot dead two Trinamool Congress workers at Bandhghora village in West Bengal's West Midnapore District on Saturday.According to police, rebels chopped the limbs of ... Read more...

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Handique confers national mineral awards to geoscientists


February 27th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 27(ANI): Union Mines Minister B.K. Handique on Saturday conferred the National Mineral Awards-2008 to seventeen eminent geoscientists, engineers, and mining technologists in a presentation ceremony in the national capital.Professor ... Read more...

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Don’t ignore epilepsy, it is ‘fairly common’ and manageable


December 26th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Ranjana Narayan New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) If you find your child suddenly behaving in a disoriented manner, losing focus, for a few minutes and then feeling tired after that, don't brush ... Read more...

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Maoists kill four CPI-M men in West Bengal (Lead)


December 19th, 2009 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Four Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists were allegedly shot dead by Maoists and their associate People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA) in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, ... Read more...

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Rising sea level threats life of people in Orissa


December 16th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
Satabhaya (Orissa), Dec 16 (ANI): People settled in and around the coastal region of Satabhaya in Kendrapara District of Orissa are on the verge of losing their homes due to extensive soil ... Read more...

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West Bengal too votes for kith and kin of politicians


November 11th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) West Bengal appears to be embracing dynastic politics. The results of the assembly by-elections show popular support for the kith and kin of prominent political figures. Four of ... Read more...

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Preview: Aseema- Beyond Boundaries (2009)


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Cast: Gracy Singh, Aseem Merchant, Namrata Thapa, Siddant Mohapatra, Kiran Kumar, Surendra Pal, Anita Das, Sadhana Parija, Mihir Das, Nisha ParulkarDirection and dialogues: Sisir P. MishraProducer: Kabindra P. MohantyStory: SK Aparajita MohantyScreenplay: ... Read more...

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Many Bengal districts are killing fields: Chidambaram


July 30th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said many places in West Bengal had become "killing fields" and he would speak to the state's Left Front government as ... Read more...

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West Bengal asks media, ministers to stay away from Lalgarh


June 21st, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) The West Bengal government Sunday appealed to central and state ministers, NGOs, intellectuals and journalists to stay away from the troubled zone of Lalgarh saying it was not ... Read more...

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Left parties appeal to PM to contain ministers


June 21st, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Left parties Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure that the joint operations against the Maoist rebels in Lalgarh of West Bengal are ... Read more...

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Let security forces work in Lalgarh without distraction: Chidambaram appeals


June 21st, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) With combing operations against Maoists in Lalgarh reaching a critical stage, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Sunday appealed to political leaders and NGOs not to venture to ... Read more...

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Security forces launch combing operation in Lalgarh


June 21st, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lalgarh (West Bengal), June 21 (IANS) A day after reclaiming the Lalgarh block headquarters, security forces started combing the surrounding villages in this West Bengal area Sunday to search for hiding ... Read more...

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Mamata’s men get infrastructure development portfolios


May 29th, 2009 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Trinamool Congress, the second largest party in the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), has got six ministers of state in the new government. Most have been given ... Read more...

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38 ministers take oath in English, 21 in Hindi


May 28th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): Fifty nine ministers took their oath in English and Hindi at a solemn ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.President Pratibha Patil administered oath of office to ... Read more...

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29 new faces in council of ministers


May 27th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As many as 29 MPs - veterans as well as youngsters - will make their debut as central ministers Thursday as part of Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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59 new ministers to be sworn in Thursday (Second Lead)


May 27th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is set to lead a 78-member council of ministers, including 33 cabinet ministers and 45 ministers of state, in his second term ... Read more...

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Anti-Posco leaders win local body polls in Orissa


May 6th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 6 (IANS) Two leaders of the protest movement against a proposed steel plant being set up by South Korean steel major Posco in Orissa Wednesday won the local body elections ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s Salim, Trinamool’s Sougata, Satabdi, Tapas file nominations


April 17th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Former central government minister and Trinamool Congress nominee Sougata Roy and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Mohd Salim were among the candidates who filed their nominations for ... Read more...

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Father-son duo to contest polls on Trinamool ticket


March 12th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) Trinamool Congress Thursday announced names of 27 candidates in West Bengal for the Lok Sabha and among them is a father-son duo, both legislators, contesting from neighbouring seats ... Read more...

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Tripura, Mizoram sound bird flu alert after Assam outbreak


December 7th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Dec 7 (IANS) The northeastern states of Tripura and Mizoram Sunday sounded a bird flu alert after the spread of the virus in adjoining Assam, officials said.More than 100,000 poultry were ... Read more...

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At least 10 injured in renewed Nandigram violence (Lead)


August 12th, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) Fresh tension gripped Nandigram after at least 10 anti-acquisition Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) activists were injured Tuesday in an attack by the rival Communist Party of India-Marxist ... Read more...

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Woman injured in crude bomb blast in Nandigram


August 10th, 2008 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) A woman member of Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) was injured Sunday in a crude bomb blast at Nandigram in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, the police said. ... Read more...

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Aryans Club ties up with Techno India


July 12th, 2008 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Aryans Club, one of the oldest in the country, Friday announced a tie-up with leading knowledge management group Techno India for the upcoming soccer season. The 126-year-old club, ... Read more...

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CPI-M, Trinamool workers clash again in Nandigram


July 6th, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Clashes broke out between activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Trinamool Congress at trouble-torn Nandigram in West Bengal's East Midnapore district Sunday, with both ... Read more...

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