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23 min ago | Nerve News

Bengal seeks central help for encephalitis vaccination

Rattled by the encephalitis outbreak in the northern part of the state, the West Bengal government Saturday said it would seek the central government's help for vaccination of adults to prevent the disease from spreading.

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4 hrs ago | Express India

Railways worker allegedly gangraped in Kolkata, perpetrators...

A middle-aged woman working with Railways today alleged that four co-workers had gangraped her for days together and threatened to upload those obscene photographs on internet if she opened her mouth, police said.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

DNA India

Encephalitis deaths in West Bengal might have crossed 100, Mamata Banerjee suspends 3 top officials

The chief minister and health minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee suspended three senior health officials from North Bengal on Friday.

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The Otago Daily Times

India struggles to contain 'brain fever'

A man sits inside an ambulance next to his relative, who is suspected to be suffering from encephalitis, outside a hospital in Jalpaiguri district of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.

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TrekEarth

Before The Storm

Shot taken At Shankarpur.. About Shankarpur:- Shankarpur is a virgin beach town located 14 km east of Digha in West Bengal.

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Nerve News

Teacher held for roughing up minor student in Bengal

A school teacher in West Bengal's Howrah district was detained Friday for allegedly thrashing a class 8 student caught talking during class, even as several incidents of corporal punishment were reported from the state.

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The Telegraph

Enterovirus suspicion in encephalitis zone

July 24: Experts from Pune's National Institute of Virology who have toured parts of north Bengal have told district health authorities that they suspect enterovirus outbreak to be the reason for the high death count.

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India.com

Sukhen Dey: 4 things to know about the Gold winner at Commonwealth Games 2014

Weightlifter Sukhen Dey handed India the second gold at the Commonwealth Games on the opening day.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Newkerala.com

No encephalitis threat in Kolkata, say officials

West Bengal capital Kolkata is unlikely to be affected by encephalitis, said health and civic officials even though the vector-borne disease has claimed over 100 lives this year in the north of teh state..

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The Telegraph

BJP thrust on SiIiguri twin polls

Siliguri, July 24: The BJP has decided to hold a conference of its state working committee in Siliguri in September, months after the party got a 20,000-plus lead in the Lok Sabha elections over Trinamul in the plains segments of the Darjeeling seat.

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Nerve News

Kesri Nath Tripathi sworn in as Bengal governor

Veteran BJP leader Kesri Nath Tripathi was Thursday sworn in as the new governor of West Bengal at a ceremony in the Raj Bhavan here.

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Crofs Blogs

india: In Jalpaiguri, little government help for encephalitis zones

Jalpaiguri: An outbreak of Japanese encephalitis and suspected encephalitis in North Bengal has claimed over 100 lives in seven districts, with the majority deaths coming in the last fortnight.

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SouthCoastToday.com

Auditi Guha: Reliving memories of a hot summer with sweet tastes in India

It was Wednesday afternoon. I'd narrowly missed having to have lunch with a bunch of visiting Americans at the ugly new Pizza Hut at the corner of Park Street.

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Russia Taday

a At least 13 students killed in school bus collision in India

ARCHIVE PHOTO: A road accident in which a private passenger bus and a lorry collided on the National Highway 34 in the Malda district, about 340 kms north of Kolkata on March 27, 2014 At least 13 children have been killed and dozens injured after a school bus collided with a train in the southern India.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Nerve News

Bengal governor-designate Tripathi reaches Kolkata

West Bengal governor-designate Keshari Nath Tripathi arrived here Wednesday. He would be sworn in Thursday.

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The Telegraph

To the glory of king and country

Three memorials, a few books on the Great War, and a forgotten nickname live on to remind Bengalis of World War I, writes Soumitra Das The Glorious Dead may as well have been forgotten.

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The Telegraph

Forces to be withdrawn

Darjeeling, July 23: The Centre has decided to withdraw 13 companies of central forces from north Bengal despite opposition from the state government, a decision that is being seen as a fallout of the strained relation between the BJP and Mamata Banerjee.

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The Telegraph

Syndrome mystery in viral fight

July 23: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan today offered Bengal emergency consultations on the encephalitis outbreak in the state, but experts cautioned that India's public health system has spent over five years fighting a mystery disease blindly and was poorly equipped to save lives.

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The Daily Star

BR water body being filled up ignoring legal notice

Illegal filling of a water body, popularly known as 'Jorapukur', of Bangladesh Railway at Neamatpur in Saidpur upazila of Nilphamari goes on, ignoring a legal notice served by the authorities concerned, inset, foundation of a boundary wall of a proposed Eidgah laid by the lawmaker on the filled up water body on Monday.

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Nerve News

Bengal teacher's second autopsy done; mob blocks national highway

A fresh autopsy of a West Bengal school teacher who died in judicial custody in Uttar Pradesh was conducted Wednesday, as demonstrators carrying his body blocked the national highway and fought pitched battles with police in Darjeeling district.

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