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Snakebite remedy set to be turned into first-aid tablet

The Indian developers of an antivenom formulation designed to be taken orally, which has shown promising results in laboratory tests, are hoping to develop it into a tablet that could be taken straight after snakebites. Antivenom is currently injected into patients.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

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Planters seek Jorhat tea auction centre

Jorhat, Sept. 15: The North Eastern Tea Association has moved the Union commerce ministry to set up a tea auction centre here to facilitate small growers to sell their produce easily.

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New Puja special train via Tatanagar

South Eastern Railway will introduce a special train between Howrah and Mumbai that will pass through Tatanagar to cope with the rush of passengers during Durga Puja. Officials at the South Eastern Railway headquarters at Garden Reach in Calcutta said the train, which would ply weekly, was expected to run from September 21 after a formal notification was issued in the next couple of days.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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The case of the vanishing Armenians

Hindustan Times, India Sept 13 2014 The case of the vanishing Armenians Saudamini Jain, Hindustan Times September 12, 2014 Less than 100 Indian Armenians live in Kolkata. And unless you go looking, you will not find them.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

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HPL goes to Purnendu

Calcutta, Sept. 12: The Mamata Banerjee government has finally handed over management control of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, the trophy industrial project of Bengal, to The Chatterjee Group .

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Singer held in Saradha case

Calcutta/Guwahati, Sept. 12: Assamese singer Sadananda Gogoi was arrested by the CBI in Calcutta today on charges of "conspiracy and misappropriation of funds" in the Saradha scam.

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Calcutta HC acquits Pinki Pramanik of all charges

The Calcutta High Court Friday acquitted Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik of all charges including rape and assault levelled against her by her live-in partner two years back. The verdict was given by a bench of Justice Subrata Talukdar.

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Finally, Asiad gold medallist Pinki Pramanik cleared of rape charge

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday exonerated Asian Games gold medalist Pinki Pramanik of charges of rape and cheating against her brought by a woman who was her live-in partner. Justice Subrata Talukdar quashed the charges of rape and cheating against Pramanik who was accused by the woman in June 2012 and subsequently arrested.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

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Calls from high places scuttle tax probe

Calcutta, Sept. 11: The Central Bureau of Investigation is soldiering on but Bengal's Bureau of Investigation learned yesterday what it means to cross the paths of the well connected.

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'Slow but steady' 3S fails to beat Saradha

Calcutta, Sept. 10: The Trinamul Congress today said the savings scheme the government launched to shield investors from deposit-mobilisation companies was "gaining popularity", but some officials pointed to a stark irony.

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'Slow but steady' 3S fails to beat Saradha

Calcutta, Sept. 10: The Trinamul Congress today said the savings scheme the government launched to shield investors from deposit-mobilisation companies was "gaining popularity", but some officials pointed to a stark irony.

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Tapas Paul case: Mamata government okay with CID probe

A day after being rapped for inaction, the West Bengal government Thursday told the Calcutta High Court that it had no objection to a CID inquiry into Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member Tapas Paul's kill and rape remarks. Appearing before the court of Justice Nishita Mhatre in appeals filed by the state government and Paul against a single bench order directing a probe by the Criminal Investigation Department , government pleader Kalyan Banerjee said the state was willing for an inquiry by the CID but in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code and not under the supervision of the court.

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Dengue blame and alarm

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation on Wednesday blamed its neighbouring municipalities for the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, especially dengue that claimed its first casualty in the city on Monday night. Atin Ghosh, the mayoral council member of the civic body, said dengue and other such diseases were spreading because municipalities sharing a common border with the CMC didn't have a proper vector control programme.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

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Poll panel sets date, govt game

Calcutta, Sept. 10: The state election commission today told Calcutta High Court that polls to 10 of the 17 civic bodies whose terms ended in June would be held by January and the government agreed to the proposal, capping a case that the panel had lodged accusing the administration of foot-dragging.

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Another Trinamul MP in CBI hot seat

Calcutta, Sept. 10: The CBI today questioned Trinamul Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose for over six hours, asking him about his business deals with the Saradha Group as well as political links and bringing him face to face with arrested Parliament colleague Kunal Ghosh for some time.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

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Phenomenal response to crossword registration

The rush of enthusiasts to register for the second edition of the online crossword contest has been staggering - more than 300 and still counting. Christened IXL 2014, the event being organised by Cryptic C, a civil society initiative, would get under way on September 14. Securities and Exchange Board of India chairman U.K. Sinha would inaugurate the event at National Sports Club of India, Mumbai.

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CBI arrests former Bengal police DG Rajat Majumdar in Saradha case

Calcutta, Sep 9 : The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday arrested Rajat Majumdar, a former director general of West Bengal Police, for his alleged involvement in the Rs 2000-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Majumdar, who had been Director General in West Bengal, was allegedly associated with Saradha Group, which has been accused of duping thousands of investors, official sources said.

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Neel Mukherjee shortlisted for 2014 Man Booker prize

Indian-origin writer Neel Mukherjee's 'The Lives of Others', a dark tale set in the context of naxalism in 1960s West Bengal, has been shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, one of the most prestigious awards in the English-language literary world. Besides Kolkata-born Mukherjee's book, the other five works shortlisted are: 'To Rise Again at a Decent Hour' , 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North' , 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' , 'How to be Both' , and 'J' by Howard Jacobson.

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Floodgates open on finger-pointing

Naqvi at the chief electoral officer's office in Calcutta; Deb at the news conference at the CPM office in Barasat. Pictures by Bishwarup Dutta and Sanjib Chaki Calcutta, Sept.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

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BJP seeks DM's removal

Calcutta, Sept. 8: A BJP delegation led by MP Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today demanded the removal of Sanjay Bansal as the district magistrate of North 24-Parganas before the September 13 bypolls.

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