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Shutdown gets partial response in Himachal (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) The shutdown called by the opposition against the central government's economic measures Thursday got a partial response in the BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh with buses and trains ... Read more...

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Commercial establishments shut in Himachal


September 20th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) Commercial establishments were closed in parts of Himachal Pradesh Thursday following the opposition sponsored nationwide shutdown.State-run transport and private buses and trains were plying but trucks ... Read more...

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Mumbai gears up for Thursday’s shutdown


September 19th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Even as the BJP said it would enforce a total shutdown in Mumbai Thursday over FDI in retail, the city is likely to see only a ... Read more...

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Presidential polls dead issue, Mamata my younger sister: Mulayam


September 13th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Warming up to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Thursday called her "my younger sister" and said the July ... Read more...

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Akhilesh Yadav calls on Mamata Banerjee (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) On a day when the Samajwadi Party (SP) indicated it would prefer Left parties over the Trinamool Congress for the Third Front, party leader Akhilesh ... Read more...

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Akhilesh Yadav calls on Mamata Banerjee


September 12th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) On a day when the Samajwadi Party (SP) indicated it would prefer Left parties over the Trinamool Congress for the Third Front, party leader and ... Read more...

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Congress shutdown paralyses life in Odisha (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) Thousands of people were taken into preventive custody Monday in Odisha during a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Congress party to protest police excesses on its ... Read more...

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“Mamatadidi MBBS” tackles dengue (West Bengal newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) As dengue cases get more widely reported across West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has earned a fresh nickname - "Mamatadidi MBBS". She has taken ... Read more...

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Mary Kom gets Rs.2 lakh from Mamata, eyes Olympic gold at Rio


September 7th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 7 (IANS) London Olympics bronze medal winning woman boxer M.C. Mary Kom Thursday received a a cash award of Rs 2 lakh from West Bengal Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Mamata visits dengue patients, repeats tips to fight disease


September 6th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday paid a surprise visit to a private hospital to monitor treatment of dengue patients and for the second ... Read more...

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Mamata against controlled diet


September 4th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday advised the youth to avoid going on a controlled diet as it lowers the immunity system and leads ... Read more...

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Mamata slams doctors for fuelling dengue scare


September 4th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Amid a scare over dengue outbreak, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday lashed out against a section of doctors for allegedly mentioning dengue in ... Read more...

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One killed as protesters, police clash in Ranchi


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 3 (IANS) One person was killed and several others, including policemen, were injured here Monday in a clash during a protest against land takeover, police sources said.Jharkhand Vikas ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb slams Mamata for inviting Obama


September 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Lashing out at the US for instigating India against communist China, CPI-M politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday took pot shots at West Bengal Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Job hopefuls go on hunger strike on Thiru Onam


August 29th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 29 (IANS) As households in the state readied Thiru Onam lunch Wednesday, there were those holding up empty plaintain leaves, on which the traditional meal is served, as ... Read more...

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Trinamool ready for polls but wants UPA to complete term: Mamata


August 28th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Asserting that her party was prepared for mid-term polls anytime, Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday, however, said that she ... Read more...

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TDP legislators continue protest over power shortage


August 28th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Legislators of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the main opposition party in Andhra Pradesh assembly, Tuesday continued their protest against the shortage of electricity.The legislators, who ... Read more...

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TDP legislators protest at Reddy’s office


August 28th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 27 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the legislators of main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh continued their protest in the chief minister's office late Monday ... Read more...

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Bihari youth’s death: Kerala doctors threaten strike


August 27th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 (IANS) The Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) Monday threatened to go on strike after Chief Minister Oommen Chandy refused to revoke action against five doctors for ... Read more...

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Question mark over Mamata’s democracy, investment promises (West Bengal Newsletter)


August 25th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government is facing flak for failing in its election promises of restoring democratic and promoting an investment-friendly climate in the ... Read more...

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Festivals, protests and strikes - it’s ‘holiday season’ in Kerala


August 20th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) With festivals, strikes and protests lined up for the next two weeks in Kerala, the 'holiday season' has begun in the state.Beginning Saturday, a three-day ... Read more...

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Mamata to attend UPA coordination panel meeting Aug 22


August 18th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee will attend the meeting of the UPA coordination committee Aug 22, party leader and Railway ... Read more...

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Mamata-Antony meeting on important Bengal projects


August 18th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony had an 80-minute meeting Saturday with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on issues like Ganges riverfront beautification, a metro project ... Read more...

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Mamata defends her remarks on judiciary (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Facing criticism, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday defended her remarks on corruption in judiciary and said she was talking about reforms."My speech in ... Read more...

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Mamata defends her remarks on judiciary


August 16th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Facing criticism, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday defended her remarks on corruption in judiciary and said she was talking about reforms."My speech ... Read more...

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Home ministry fire was caused by cigarette stub, reveals RTI


August 15th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The fire that broke out at the union home ministry in June was caused by a burning bidi or cigarette stub thrown on waste paper ... Read more...

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Low key I-Day celebrations in Maharashtra


August 15th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Maharashtra celebrated Independence Day in a sombre mood Wednesday amid flag hoisting ceremonies and singing of national anthem at most places in the state.The celebrations were ... Read more...

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Mamata breaks tradition, hoists tricolour at Red Road


August 15th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Breaking a tradition in place since 1948, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday unfurled the tricolour at the Indira Gandhi Sarani, also known as ... Read more...

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CPI-M expresses ‘grave concern’ over Bengal law and order


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday expressed grave concern over the breach of peace and democratic principles in West Bengal, saying the tendency among the ... Read more...

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Andhra students intensify stir over cap on fee reimbursement


August 9th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Opposition parties and students' groups in Andhra Pradesh Thursday intensified their protest against the government's move to cap the reimbursement of tuition fee of engineering and ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh’s Dalli Rajhara-Rowghat rail project gets fresh boost


August 5th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 5 (IANS) The key Dalli Rajhara-Rowghat railway line in Chhattisgarh, languishing for the last three decades, got a fresh boost Sunday with the state government asking all the ... Read more...

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Kerala villagers unite to thwart high court order


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 3 (IANS) Villapinsalla was once a sleepy village on the outskirts of the city until the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation set up a waste treatment plant there a decade ago. ... Read more...

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Shapoorji Pallonji to build port, power plant in West Bengal


August 1st, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) The Shapoorji Pallonji Group, one of the biggest construction and realty firms in the country and largest stakeholder in Tata Sons, Wednesday said it is ... Read more...

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Andhra announces Rs.50 lakh cash award for Gagan


July 31st, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs.50 lakh for ace shooter Gagan Narang, who bagged a bronze medal at the London Olympics.Narang ... Read more...

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Women Maoist cadres surrender in Bengal


July 30th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Weeks after Maoist top gun Bikram alias Arnab Dam was arrested, two female members of his squad Monday surrendered with their arms at the West Bengal ... Read more...

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