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Banking services in Bengal paralysed for second day


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Banking services in West Bengal remained paralysed for the second consecutive day Thursday, the last day of the two-day nationwide stir called by employees of ... Read more...

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Banking activity in Bengal comes to standstill


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking activities in West Bengal came to a standstill as most union members joined the two-day nationwide strike from Wednesday to protest against the proposed Banking ... Read more...

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Banking activities in Bengal likely to be crippled for two days


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Banking activities in West Bengal are likely to be crippled on Wednesday and Thursday as most union members will join the two-day nationwide strike to protest ... Read more...

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Essar sets high target of methane extraction in Bengal


August 8th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Integrated energy firm Essar Energy has set a target of extracting 1 trillion standard cubic metres per day of coal bed methane (CBM) gas from 600 ... 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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Maoist strategist held in Bengal (Third Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Bikram alias Arnab Dam, a West Bengal state committee member of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) and considered the party's top strategist in the ... Read more...

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Bengal lacks democratic atmosphere, violence still on: Congress


July 16th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Lashing out at the Trinamool Congress-led government for alleged failure in controlling violence across West Bengal, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharjee Monday said that ... Read more...

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Congress challenges Trinamool on inter-party clashes’ data


July 10th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Endorsing Home Minister P. Chidamabaram's critical comments on inter-party clashes in West Bengal, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya Tuesday challenged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to ... Read more...

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Bomb scare hits rail services in Bangladesh


July 7th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 7 (IANS) Train services on two routes in northwest Bangladesh were suspended Saturday after a bomb-like object was found lying on a rail track in Dinajpur, along the ... Read more...

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Bengal addressing technical manpower shortage, says minister


June 10th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Baruipur (West Bengal) June 9 (IANS) Conceding a dearth of technical workforce in West Bengal, state Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee Saturday said the government was attaching more importance to technical ... Read more...

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Bengal nod to extract groundwater divides experts


May 25th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal has allowed more farmers to use electric pumps to draw groundwater to expand its paddy output. Six months later, like many ... Read more...

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Mamata inaugrates Ganges riverfront project


May 25th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday inaugurated the first phase of Riverfront Beautification Project along the Ganges, constructed on the lines of Thames riverfront ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress slams under-utilisation of central funds


May 19th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) As Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sticks to her demand of an interest moratorium for three years for debt-ridden West Bengal, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharjee ... Read more...

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Congress moves state election panel against Trinamool threats


May 8th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) In an apparent sign of strain, the West Bengal state Congress Tuesday shot off a letter to the state election commissioner complaining against the threats ... Read more...

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Biman Bose may face suit


May 4th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Sabita Basu, wife of suspended CPI-M leader and former MP Anil Basu, Friday rubbished allegations of "corruption and nepotism" against her husband and threatened to ... Read more...

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Indian boy of five languishes in Bangladesh jail


April 25th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) A five-year-old Indian boy and his grandparents are lodged in a Bangladesh jail for a year since the process for their confirmation as Indian nationals ... Read more...

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Fire at Bengal state secretariat, no casualties


April 20th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) A fire broke out in the West Bengal state secretariat Writers' Buildings Friday morning, police said. No casualty was reported.The fire, noticed at around 9.15 a.m. ... Read more...

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Intellectuals protest Mamata regime’s ‘irrationality’


April 17th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) More than 50 intellectuals have expressed "dismay over the spiralling descent into irrationality" of the West Bengal government following Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's directives ... Read more...

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Don’t amend cooperative act without our nod: NABARD


April 4th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Apr 4 (IANS) The National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD) said Wednesday it would oppose the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government's move to amend the state ... Read more...

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West Bengal Congress to contest Rajya Sabha polls


March 18th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) The Congress party is to contest the coming Rajya Sabha polls in West Bengal, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya said here Sunday."Our high command has communicated ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M MP arrested in Nandigram case (Lead)


March 17th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Lok Sabha member Laxman Seth and two of his associates were arrested in Mumbai Saturday in connection with the ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M MP arrested in Nandigram case


March 17th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Lok Sabha member Laxman Seth and two of his associates were arrested in Mumbai Saturday in connection with the violent ... Read more...

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State polls to impact Congress-Trinamool ties: West Bengal Congress chief (Interview)


February 27th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) The outcome of ongoing assembly elections in five states will have an impact on the Congress-Trinamool Congress alliance in West Bengal, state Congress chief Pradip ... Read more...

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Bengal against SEZs, minister tells Infosys


February 20th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) As IT bellwether company Infosys seeks a special economic status to its Rajarhat project, its first in West Bengal, state Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee Monday ... Read more...

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CPI-M slams Mamata government over farmer suicides


February 17th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday slammed the West Bengal government over "increasing" farmer suicides and demanded the family members of the dead farmers ... Read more...

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Present situation not ripe for third front, says CPI-M (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Stressing need for unity of the Left and democratic forces in the country, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday said the present ... Read more...

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Medical group opposes leniency to accused AMRI doctor


February 4th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association Saturday said no leniency should be shown to AMRI Hospital managing director and veteran doctor Mani Chettri, as it would set a ... Read more...

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One dead in Bangladesh clash


January 30th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) An activist of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party died and several others were injured Monday when party activists clashed with police, a media report said. Four people ... Read more...

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Congress calls Trinamool stooge of BJP


January 4th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 4 (IANS) Hitting back at the Trinamool Congress for alleging it was colluding with the Marxists, the West Bengal state Congress leadership Wednesday termed its alliance partner ... Read more...

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3,000 poultry culled over bird flu scare


December 27th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 27 (IANS) Over 3,000 poultry were culled and 1,300 eggs destroyed at a poultry farm in Bangladesh following detection of the bird flu virus, officials said Tuesday.Livestock officials ... Read more...

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Hooch sellers to be helped into alternate trade: Mamata


December 23rd, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 23 (IANS) In the aftermath of West Bengal's worst hooch tragedy, the state government is mulling a social security scheme to enable sellers of illegal country liquor ... Read more...

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Four blasts at Bangladesh protest


December 17th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 17 (IANS) Four blasts took place Saturday in a Bangladesh district during a strike organised by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) protesting the killing of a local ... Read more...

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WB Congress demands CBI probe in Hooch tragedy


December 17th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) The West Bengal state Congress unit Saturday demanded a CBI investigation into the recent Hooch tragedy in the state in which 171 people died after ... Read more...

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EU grants protected status for Darjeeling tea


October 26th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 26 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has registered India's Darjeeling tea as a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), that seek to protect product names from misuse and imitation.It is ... Read more...

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Bengal power scenario to improve in 2-3 days: Minister


October 13th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) West Bengal is in the grip of severe power shortage, with Coal India subsidiaries stopping coal supply to the state power generation utility due to payment ... Read more...

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