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Friday | The Telegraph

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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Friday Sep 12 | The Telegraph

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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Friday Sep 12 | Nerve News

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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Friday Sep 12 | Mid-Day Mumbai

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

The Telegraph

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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The Telegraph

'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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The Telegraph

'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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Nerve News

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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The Telegraph

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

The Telegraph

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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The Telegraph

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

The Telegraph

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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The Telegraph

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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Hindustan Times

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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The Telegraph

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

The Telegraph

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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The Telegraph

Shah pitches Modi mascot for polls

BJP national president Amit Shah addresses a conclave of party workers at Prabhat Tara Ground in Ranchi on Monday. Pictures by Prashant Mitra Ranchi, Sept.

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The Telegraph

Potato traders' strike from today

Arambagh, Sept. 8: The largest union of potato traders in Bengal will go on an indefinite ceasework from tomorrow after failing to get an audience with the chief minister despite an apparent assurance from Mukul Roy.

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Al Bawaba

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The Sharjah Art Museum announces the debut of Trajectories: 19th-21st Century Printmaking from India and Pakistan, on 10th September. The exhibition, which will open under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, will present some 157 works from more than 20 Pakistani and Indian artists of note and will mark the first time that prints from the Sub-continent have been displayed in a museum in the Middle East.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Telegraph

Left behind

Where's the Left when you need it? Time was when you didn't have to be a party member or a fellow traveller to admire its virtues. After Indira Gandhi's assassination, when Sikhs were being attacked and killed in their thousands at the Congress's prompting, Jyoti Basu's steely peace-keeping in Calcutta was the stuff of urban legend.

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