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Mamata Banerjee can sometimes seem endearingly like a deprived child let loose in an expensive toy shop.
Calcutta, Aug. 29: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today announced initiatives that offer better career prospects and pecuniary benefits to West Bengal Civil Service officers, many of whom are aggrieved at the government's inability to clear dearness allowance dues.
Aug. 28: Potato traders in Bengal today announced a three-day ceasework from September 1 to protest a condition set by the government for a partial relaxation of the export ban, raising fears of a price rise.
My Brilliant Life Opening Sept. 3 Drama, Directed by E J-yong "My Brilliant Life," based on Korean novelist Kim Ae-ran's 2011 best-selling novel of the same name, centers on 16-year-old Ah-reum , who has progeria -- a rare genetic disorder that causes premature aging in children.
Siliguri, Aug. 28: Minister Gautam Deb today said Mamata Banerjee would inaugurate the revamped Dinabandhu Mancha and launch new health and tourism services in Siliguri on September 1. 'The chief minister will arrive here on September 1. On that day, she will attend a government public function at Circus Maidan , from where she will inaugurate the ... (more)
The NHRC Thursday issued notice to the governments of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha over recurrence of Japanese encephalitis, blaming their lackadaisical attitude towards curbing the disease.
The railway authorities have announced as many as five trains, including two AC premium ones, which will pass through Tatanagar station, in its new timetable effective from September 1. According to the new timetable issued by the South Eastern Railway , headquartered in Calcutta, on Wednesday evening, the two AC premium trains will run on ... (more)
Prices for basic staples like rice, sugar, tea and tomatoes can cost as much as three times more in annually, if barriers to trading with neighbors were removed.
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Migrants from Nepal presently living in a large number in the different parts of Gurgaon celebrated Hartalika Teej at community center in Sector 23A, Gurgaon.
Siliguri, Aug. 27: Lincolns High School that was being run by Saradha Educational Enterprises Limited till last year has written to the government and Justice Shyamal Sen Commission urging that the state either acquire the institution or hand it over to a private investor.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Finance Minister Amit Mitra during the review meeting with representative of different business houses, at Nabanna in Howrah, Wednesday.
Malda, Aug. 27: All fingers of a Congress gram panchayat member's left hand were today chopped off during a scuffle at a kangaroo court, a vestige of Left rule that is illegal but regarded by villagers and their elected representatives as a convenient way to settle local disputes.
A family with their precious belongings moving to higher grounds wading through over knee-deep water at Char Shiberkuti in Lalmonirhat yesterday as flooding in the north continues to cause sufferings.
In December, a 16-year-old girl in Calcutta was burned alive . Authorities believe she was targeted as punishment for reporting her gang-rape to the police.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 01:16 am
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