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High court annuls land acquisition for Kolkata Metro corridor


September 11th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) In a major setback for the ongoing East-West Metro railway corridor project, the Calcutta High Court has declared as "lapsed" the acquisition of land along a ... Read more...

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Two fake officials arrested


May 16th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Two men who cheated people by posing as CBI and sales tax officers have been arrested, police said Wednesday.Kishan Lal, 62, and Rajender Kumar, 40, ... Read more...

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Railways to take over East-West Metro project


April 24th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy Monday said that Indian Railways will soon take over the East-West Metro in Kolkata which proposes to connect North 24 Parganas district ... Read more...

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Tunnelling work of Kolkata’s East-West Metro inaugurated


February 26th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) The tunneling work of the Rs.4,874 crore East-West Metro Corridor Project, linking the IT hub in Salt Lake with Howrah across the Hooghly river, was ... Read more...

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Kolkata Metro’s route may be changed to save greenery


May 29th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) The route of the east-west Kolkata Metro project could be changed to save the city's greenery, Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandopadhyay said Saturday.Speaking after a ... Read more...

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Youth run over by Metro train


March 5th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A train ran over a young man at the Uttam Nagar West Metro station Saturday morning when he jumped on to the tracks to get ... Read more...

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West Bengal plans to give Metro stake to railways


December 21st, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) The West Bengal government plans to hand over its stake in the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) to the railways, KMRC Managing Director Sumantra Chowdhury has said."The state ... Read more...

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Man held for killing lover


July 16th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) A 23-year-old man has been arrested in north Delhi for brutally murdering a woman with whom he had an illicit relationship, police said Thursday. Tarun was arrested from ... Read more...

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Japan extends Rs.10,566 crore loan for 6 projects


March 31st, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Wednesday signed an agreement with the Indian government, providing loans worth Rs.10,566 crore for six infrastructure projects, including a sanction of ... Read more...

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Afcons bags Rs.938 crore Kolkata Metro project


March 20th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Afcons Infrastructure Ltd. (Afcons), the infrastructure arm of Shapoorji Pallonji Group, has bagged a Rs.938-crore project for design and construction of a part of the East-West Metro project ... Read more...

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Kolkata East-West Metro to go under river Hooghly


February 22nd, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) The proposed East-West Metro Railway (EWMR) in Kolkata would cross the Hooghly river 32 metres below the water level. The Metro will enter the underground section from Howrah station ... Read more...

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Trinamool calls Pranab spokesman of CPI-M


February 22nd, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Stung by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee's oblique criticism of West Bengal's opposition leader Mamata Banerjee, her Trinamool Congress Sunday dubbed him as a spokesman of the state's ... Read more...

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Pranab, Buddhadeb share dais, criticise Mamata


February 22nd, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Ignoring Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's calls, senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee Sunday shared the dias with West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and, in an oblique reference ... Read more...

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West Bengal CM shown black flags by Trinamool Congress women activists


February 22nd, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkota, Feb 22 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was on Sunday shown black flags by women activists of Bidhannagar Block Trinamool Congress when he was arriving at Salt Lake ... Read more...

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Man commits suicide at metro station in Delhi


November 10th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) A man in his fifties committed suicide Monday by jumping in front of a running metro train in Delhi, an official said.The incident occurred at 12.12 p.m. ... Read more...

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Woman jumps from Delhi Metro station, survives


October 12th, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A young woman student allegedly attempted suicide by jumping from a Delhi Metro station in west Delhi Sunday afternoon, officials said.The victim, identified as Annu Sharma, who ... Read more...

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Land acquisition dogs Kolkata’s proposed metro project


September 15th, 2008 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) The West Bengal government has proposed to do away with the planned Bowbazar Metro Station of its East West Metro project here due to "land acquisition problems", a ... Read more...

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