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1 hr ago | Hindustan Times

Mamata doesnt rule out joining hands with CPM to keep BJP at bay

The BJP is hobnobbing with the Maoists and is trying to bring back a reign of terror in Jangalmahal area of West Bengal, state chief minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Friday.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Telegraph

Everything works

Mamata Banerjee can sometimes seem endearingly like a deprived child let loose in an expensive toy shop.

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The Telegraph

WBCS sops in poll run-up

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.

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The Telegraph

Potato strike call sparks price fear

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.

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Korea Herald

Box Office

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.

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The Telegraph

CM in Siliguri on Sept 1

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)

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The Indian Express

Push to navigation: Cruise sails in Ganga after 5 yrs

In a sign of revival of navigation in the Ganga, a cruise vessel carrying nearly a dozen tourists reached Varanasi from Kolkata on Wednesday.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Newkerala.com

NHRC notice to three states over encephalitis

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.

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The Telegraph

5 trains for Tatanagar

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)

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Hispanic Business

Government of India and World Bank Sign $107 Million Agreement to...

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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Big News Network.com

Taxis again keep off Kolkata roads

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Merinews

Hartalika Teej celebrated by Nepali people of Gurgaon

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.

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The Telegraph

Saradha school plea for takeover

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.

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The Telegraph

Viral deaths

Siliguri, Aug. 27: Two persons died from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital here in the past 48 hours, taking the Encephalitis death toll in the region since January to 174.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Telegraph

Funds fillip for pond facelift

The state urban development department has sanctioned Rs 2 crore to Dhanbad Municipal Corporation to set up a water treatment plant and other facilities at the decades-old Raja Talab in Jharia.

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The Indian Express

Mamata reviews Singapore trip MoUs, calls another meet to give shape to follow-up plan

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Finance Minister Amit Mitra during the review meeting with representative of different business houses, at Nabanna in Howrah, Wednesday.

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The Telegraph

Fingers gone at illegal kangaroo court

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.

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The Daily Star

Floods spread further

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.

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ThinkProgress

ATM Machine Helps Indian Women Quietly Report Sexual Violence Without Going To The Police

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.

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The Telegraph

First trip

The chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, wants to turn Calcutta into another London, but her first visit abroad as chief minister was to Singapore.

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