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West Bengal won’t be divided: Mamata

West Bengal won't be divided: Mamata

July 19 (The Hindu) Says Darjeeling is not outside West Bengal, but the heart of West Bengal. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asserted here on Monday that the State would not be divided even as the leadership of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) maintained that the tripartite agreement for the setting up of the […]

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Pact signed for Gorkhaland Territorial Administration

Pact signed for Gorkhaland Territorial Administration

July 19 (The Hindu) It will have 50 members; a Bill will be moved in Assembly. A tripartite agreement paving the way for the setting up of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), an elected body for the Darjeeling hills, was signed at Pintail village here on Monday. Pact signed for Gorkhaland Territorial Administration “The task […]

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Mamata to Maoists in Jangalmahal: lay down arms and sit for talks

Mamata to Maoists in Jangalmahal: lay down arms and sit for talks

July 12 (The Hindu) “Come back to us…. We will take care of your families and ensure you a life of respect” Mamata to Maoists in Jangalmahal: lay down arms and sit for talks West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday urged the Maoists in the Jangalmahal region that spans parts of three districts […]

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Jacqueline can’t show her cleavage in Bengal?

Jacqueline can't show her cleavage in Bengal?

June 30 (TOI) Emraan Hashmi’s chest needs a coat of paint in the poster of ‘Murder 2’ for approval by the West Bengal Board of Censorship Jacqueline Fernandez has to cover her cleavage and Emraan Hashmi has to get his chest painted if their posters have to be exhibited in Bengal. So says the West […]

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18 babies die in Kolkata govt hospital in 48 hrs, Mamata Banerjee orders probe

18 babies die in Kolkata govt hospital in 48 hrs, Mamata Banerjee orders probe

June 30 (TOI) KOLKATA: Eighteen babies died at a premier state-run children hospital here, triggering protests by locals and relatives who alleged negligence by doctors even as the West Bengal government ordered an inquiry. Mrinal Kanti Chatterjee, principal of the B C Roy Children’s Hospital confirmed that 18 babies had died in the past 48 […]

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Teacher ‘molests’ Class-IV student, arrested in Howrah

Teacher 'molests' Class-IV student, arrested in Howrah

June 25 (TOI) HOWRAH: Golabari police arrested a middle-aged teacher on Friday morning for molesting a 10-year-old girl in his school. The teacher was ‘caught’ by family members of the Class-IV student, who accosted him and later handed him over to police. Hamida Banu (name changed), the victim’s elder sister, said, “For the last couple […]

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Sunderban toddlers are malnourished

Sunderban toddlers are malnourished

June 21 (FnF) Kolkata: In a shocking revelation, about half of the children in the Sunderbans area of West Bengal below the age of five are chronically malnourished and thus more vulnerable to respiratory and gastro-intestinal ailments, a study has revealed. The study was conducted by the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR). A […]

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Indian economy largest by 2050: Blake

Indian economy largest by 2050: Blake

June 18 (FnF) Kolkata: US Assistant Secretary of State (Bureau of South and central Asian affairs) Robert O Blake today said the future of Indian economy seems very bright and the country is likely to become the world’s third largest economy by 2030, and the largest by 2050. He added, “The incredible growth of India’s […]

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Bengal industry disagrees with land panel’s recommendation

Bengal industry disagrees with land panel’s recommendation

June 18 (IANS)  Kolkata : West Bengal’s industry has strongly opposed the recommendations of an expert committee that government will have no role to play in land acquisition for private industry, saying it would be difficult for them to buy a large chunk of land whose ownership is largely fragmented in the state. Industrialists and […]

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Corruption and transparency, biggest challenges: Blake

June 17 (HT) Stating that the future of the Indian economy seemed bright, a US official on Friday said corruption and lack of transparency were the challenges faced by Indian and other companies. India is likely to become the world’s third largest economy by 2030, and the largest by 2050, US assistant secretary of state […]

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