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‘Courts must keep in mind limitations of state’


August 13th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) Courts should keep in mind weaknesses and constraints of the state and authorities before issuing directives and judgments, a Guwahati High Court judge has said."The judgement ... Read more...

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Woman attacked with acid after refusing to have sex


August 13th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 13 (IANS) A woman suffered acid attack after she spurned two young men's advances in Jharkhand's Jamtara district, say local media reports.The 24-year-old married woman (name withheld) suffered ... Read more...

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Victoria’s piano back on display in Kolkata


June 21st, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) On World Music Day, music aficionados of the city got a glimpse of the Victorian era masterpiece - the grand pianoforte on which the Queen Victoria ... Read more...

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Man killed in BSF firing in Tripura


May 31st, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 31 (IANS) A man was killed Thursday when Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Tripura opened fire while he was trying to smuggle goods to Bangladesh, police here ... Read more...

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Reang refugees’ return to Mizoram stalled again


May 16th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, May 16 (IANS) The repatriation of 36,000 Reang refugees from Tripura to Mizoram is hanging in the balance again as most of the tribals are unwilling to return ... Read more...

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A treat, says Hillary after Victoria Memorial visit


May 6th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) "It has been a treat for me" US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton exclaimed Sunday after a 15-minute visit to the Victoria Memorial British-era museum.Founded in ... Read more...

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Repatriation of Mizoram refugees from Tripura fails again


April 27th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 27 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram has failed to kick off yet again as they are unwilling to return ... Read more...

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Refugees’ return to Mizoram from Tripura put off


April 27th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 26 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram did not start Thursday as the inmates are unwilling to return to their villages ... Read more...

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Tripura Lok Adalats clear 640 revenue cases


April 22nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 22 (IANS) To deal with the huge backlog of pending cases related to land, revenue and insurance, the Tripura government held Lok Adalats and resolved 640 of the ... Read more...

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Make poultry farming in northeast more scientific: Aviation flu experts


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 22 (IANS) Timely vaccination of birds and animals, access to standard laboratories and maintaining bio-security are among the measures required to curb the sporadic outbreak of bird flu ... Read more...

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East Bengal striker Tolgay fined Rs.50,000


April 20th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Margao, April 20 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) disciplinary committee Friday fined East Bengal's Australian striker Tolgay Ozbey for assaulting the Nehru Stadium's senior ground supervisor Raju Adpaikar ... Read more...

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Bird flu resurfaces in Tripura


January 25th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 25 (IANS) Bird flu or avian influenza has resurfaced in Tripura, an official said here Wednesday.Tripura animal resources development department secretary Swapan Saha told reporters: "Samples of sick ... Read more...

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India’s football friendly with South Africa postponed


December 5th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) India's international football friendly with 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa slated for Jan 7 to mark the 150th year of arrival of Indians in ... Read more...

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Four more babies die in Bengal hospital


November 14th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) The number of crib deaths in West Bengal's Malda district hospital has shot up to 18 since Nov 9 with four fresh deaths since Sunday, officials ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha bids farewell to six members


August 18th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Hamid Ansari welcomed re-elected MPs Sitaram Yechury and Ahmed Patel and some new members to the house which bid farewell ... Read more...

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Mamata regrets country’s poor soccer standards (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday regretted the poor standards of Indian football, as she was given honorary life membership of Mohun Bagan at ... Read more...

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Mamata made Mohun Bagan’s honorary life member


July 29th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was Friday given honorary life membership of Mohun Bagan at a programme celebrating the centenary of the club's historic ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha race hots up in Congress’ Bengal unit


July 5th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Sharing power in West Bengal after 34 long years, a keyed-up Congress is now gearing up for the Rajya Sabha polls in the state where ... Read more...

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Bengal industry minister, Congress chief’s assets increase


April 28th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Assets declared by at least 12 sitting West Bengal legislators - including Industry Minister Nirupam Sen and state Congress chief Manas Bhuniya - contesting in the ... Read more...

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Ramakrishna Paramahansa’s 175th birth anniversary celebrated


March 6th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) Lakhs of people from across the country thronged Belur Math - the global headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission - in adjacent Howrah district Sunday ... Read more...

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Intensive agriculture sustainable, ecologically more viable to solve food security concerns


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.3 (ANI): The chairman of Syngenta AG, Martin Taylor, on Thursday said attaining food security is becoming a major challenge, and added that a solution was possible only through proper ... Read more...

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Bengal cold storages threaten to shut down


February 22nd, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Demanding an increase in rent due to escalating electricity and fuel bills, the West Bengal Cold Storage Association (WBCSA) Tuesday threatened to stop operations in 470 cold storages ... Read more...

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Is ‘Best Friendzzz’ The Bengali Version Of ‘3 Idiots’?


January 5th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
is the first film that introduces Mainak in an important role on the big screen. And going by his reactions, Mainak is very excited about his upcoming project where he ... Read more...

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Tiger conservation project promoted by Rashtrapati Bhawan


December 22nd, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.22 (ANI): A public art project that aims to raise funds for the conservation of tigers in India, Artiger, began in Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.Christy L. Fernandez, a secretary ... Read more...

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Trinamool holds rally with supporter’s corpse


December 20th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) Trinamool Congress Monday held a rally here with the body of a party supporter allegedly killed by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-backed hooligans in West Bengal's West ... Read more...

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Campus violence should stop: Buddhadeb


December 19th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) Days after a student was killed in clashes at a college in Howrah district, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said Sunday that campus violence is unacceptable and ... Read more...

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Four members of Trinamool’s student wing held


December 17th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Four members of Trinamool Congress's students wing were arrested Friday for clashes with a rival student union in West Bengal Thursday, which left one dead and several injured, ... Read more...

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Bengal remembers first reel icon on death anniversary


July 24th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Screening of a documentary, film retrospectives, cultural programmes and discussions marked the 30th death anniversary of Bengal's matinee idol Uttam Kumar here Saturday. Uttam Kumar's blockbuster movies were screened ... Read more...

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Watch World Cup, but take precautions: Docs to fans


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) As the country's soccer crazy fans get hooked to the FIFA World Cup, medical practitioners have cautioned that a balanced diet and adequate sleep are a ... Read more...

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Kolkatans enjoy football, rain


June 13th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) As the mercury dipped with the monsoon arriving in West Bengal, the people of soccer-crazy Kolkata enjoyed the weekend playing football and watching the action at the FIFA ... Read more...

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Members of tribal district council take oath in Tripura


May 19th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Khumlwung (Tripura), May 19 (ANI): The newly elected members of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council took oath at Khumlwung on Tuesday.27 members including three women were administered the official oath by ... Read more...

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Tripura pays tribute to Tagore on his 150th birth centenary


May 9th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala (Tripura), May 9 (ANI): Morning processions and cultural programmes on Sunday marked the beginning of year-long celebrations of the 150th birth centenary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore across Tripura.The ... Read more...

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Why no quota for women in Rajya Sabha, asks Mamata


March 10th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A day after her party boycotted voting on the women's reservation bill, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday asked why a third of the Rajya Sabha seats ... Read more...

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Unfortunate that Trinamool abstained from vote: Left


March 9th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 9 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front Tuesday criticised Trinamool Congress' decision to abstain from the voting process for the women's quota bill in the Rajya Sabha and termed ... Read more...

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Straying Sundarbans tiger mauls woman (Lead)


February 22nd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) A tiger strayed out of West Bengal's Sundarbans and injured a housewife in a village Monday, forest department officials said. The incident took place at Sonagna locality near Gosaba ... Read more...

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