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SUCI-C urges all parties to join Singur farmers’ movement


July 1st, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Singur (West Bengal), July 1 (IANS) Advocating Singur farmers' "right to snatch back their land", the Socialist Unity Centre of India-Communist (SUCI-C) Sunday urged political parties to join peasants ... Read more...

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Singur farmers have the right to take back land: SUCI-C


June 29th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Stating that the British-era Land Acquisition Act cannot be a yardstick for justice, the Socialist Unity Centre of India-Communist (SUCI-C) Friday said the farmers of ... Read more...

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Mamata government reactivates Singur movement panel


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) A day after the Calcutta High Court struck down the law undoing Singur land acquisition, the Mamata Banerjee government Saturday kickstarted a damage control exercise, ... 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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This is not the change we wanted: Bengal intellectuals


April 17th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Expressing concern over instances of "police excesses" in West Bengal, a section of human rights activists and intellectuals Tuesday said people were fast losing trust ... Read more...

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Parties criticise bar on press meets in Bengal assembly


February 11th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) The West Bengal assembly's decision to bar press conferences at the media centre in the assembly premises when the house is not in session Saturday drew ... Read more...

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Kolkata’s Mercy Hospital to close down


December 12th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) In a fall out of the AMRI Hospital fire tragedy, the authorities of Mercy Hospital in upmarket Park Street has decided to close down operations after ... Read more...

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AMRI continues to be target of people’s seething anger


December 11th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) The people's anger over the AMRI hospital fire tragedy which so far has claimed over 91 lives continued to rise with protestors Sunday putting up posters ... Read more...

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Bengal to bar students, teachers from political rallies


September 15th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday filed an affidavit before the Calcutta High Court, stating it will prohibit students, teaching and non-teaching staff of schools from taking ... Read more...

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Court seeks report on students being taken for rally


September 9th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday sought a report from the West Bengal government in a case filed after several school students Thursday were allegedly forced to ... Read more...

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LF may raise law and order at all-party meet


July 29th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front (LF) Thursday said its representatives may raise the law and order issue in the all-party meeting called by Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Left may raise law and order issue at Bengal meeting


July 28th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front (LF) Thursday said its representatives may raise the law and order issue at the all-party meeting called by Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Trinamool ally against opening of retail trade sector


July 25th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Trinamool Congress ally Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) has termed as "sinister" the United Progressive Alliance government's move to open the retail trade sector to ... Read more...

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Trinamool ally calls for joint forces’ withdrawal


July 6th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) An ally of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday said the central government's decision to restart joint forces operation against Maoists in West Bengal will ... Read more...

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Trinamool ally SUCI-C opposes legislative council revival


June 27th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress' bid to revive the West Bengal Legislative Council has been opposed by its ally Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist), which feels ... Read more...

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Over 1,200 candidates lost deposit in Bengal polls


May 18th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Over 1,200 of 1,792 candidates contesting assembly elections from West Bengal's 294 constituencies lost not just the polls but also their security deposits.According to the ... Read more...

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Mamata tsunami sweeps away 34 years of Left rule in Bengal (Night Roundup)


May 14th, 2011 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress and its allies swept the assembly polls in West Bengal Friday ending the Left Front's unprecedented 34-year rule.In the 294-member assembly, ... Read more...

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Non-stop celebrations at Mamata’s house (Second Lead)


May 14th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) People burst firecrackers and threw green gulal in the air outside Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's residence in celebration Friday as the party wrested power ... Read more...

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Sonia to decide on joining Bengal government: Congress


May 13th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmed Friday said party president Sonia Gandhi will take the final call on joining the West Bengal government led by Trinamool ... Read more...

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Mamata tsunami sweeps away 34 years of Left rule in Bengal (Roundup)


May 13th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Mamata Bannerjee's Trinamool Congress and its allies swept the assembly polls in West Bengal Friday ending the Left Front's unprecedented 34-year rule in the state.Of ... Read more...

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Will keep railway ministry, resolve insurgency: Mamata


May 13th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister in waiting Mamata Banerjee Friday said she wished to keep the rail ministry with her party and ... Read more...

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87 ‘criminal’ candidates in Bengal polls’ fourth, fifth phases


April 28th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) A total of 87 candidates of the 341 in the fray in 101 assembly constituencies in the fourth and fifth phases of West Bengal's assembly ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in third phase of Bengal elections (Second Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Brisk polling was reported in West Bengal Wednesday with 15 percent ballots cast within the first two hours of the third phase of assembly elections ... Read more...

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Bengal holds third phase of elections (Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) People queued up outside polling booths in large numbers as voting began in 75 constituencies of three districts, including this metropolis, in the third phase ... Read more...

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Third phase of Bengal polls Wednesday


April 26th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) West Bengal is all set for the third round of the assembly elections Wednesday, as polling will be held in 75 constituencies spread across ... Read more...

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49 Bengal candidates face criminal charges


April 11th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) A total of 49 candidates out of 253 contesting the 54 assembly constituencies in the first phase of West Bengal polls April 18 have criminal ... Read more...

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293 nominees in fray for second phase of Bengal polls


April 11th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Altogether 293 candidates are in the fray for the April 23 second phase of West Bengal assembly polls covering 50 constituencies in three districts, officials ... Read more...

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Transparent land acquisition, no division of Bengal: Congress


April 4th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) The Congress Sunday promised a transparent and efficient policy for acquiring land for industrialisation in West Bengal and proper compensation to the owners, if it ... Read more...

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Trinamool, Congress to launch joint campaign: Mamata


April 4th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will launch the joint campaign of the Congress and the Trinamool Congress for West Bengal's April-May ... Read more...

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Will sack rebel Bengal Congressmen: Pranab


April 3rd, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Cautioning rebel activists of the West Bengal unit of the Congress party, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said nobody should think that getting a ... Read more...

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Congress to decide post-polls on joining Bengal government: Pranab (Lead)


April 3rd, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Vowing to support the Trinamool Congress, union Finance Minister and Congress stalwart Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said the issue of joining the government in West Bengal ... Read more...

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Bengal polls: Third phase kicks off Saturday


April 1st, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) The poll process for the third phase of the West Bengal assembly, covering 75 constituencies in Kolkata and neighbouring two districts, will start Saturday with ... Read more...

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Process for Bengal’s second phase poll begins Wednesday


March 29th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) The process for the second phase of West Bengal assembly polls from 50 constituencies in three districts will start Wednesday when the Election Commission ... Read more...

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Industry, health, education are priorities: Mamata


March 28th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 28 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has said that if voted to power, the party will give priority to industry, health, education and administrative reforms in the ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee begins campaign for WB polls


March 27th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 27 (ANI): Eyeing a win in the upcoming West Bengal polls, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee began her poll campaign with a massive foot march here on Sunday ... Read more...

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