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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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Rail ministry eyes East-West exit

The railway ministry wants to exit the East-West Metro project in Calcutta that has been running several years behind schedule, a move many see as part of a plan to wash its hands of the other incomplete Metro routes too.

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I am from northeast... but I am not Mowgli

"Does the Rajdhani Express go to Assam?" I thought I had heard something wrong. When the question was repeated, I knew I heard it right.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

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Jumbos damage more than 50 quarters

A circus elephant being taken from Batasia in Darjeeling to Chanchal in Malda in a truck at Siliguri More in Raiganj on Tuesday.

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A foreign take on women empowerment

A group of eight students from different parts of the world is camping in Dhanbad for over a week now to carry out research on different issues, including women's empowerment and child development.

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Principals protest Howrah road horror

Tiny tots walk single file towards their school along a slush-filled stretch of GT Road near MC Kejriwal Vidyapeeth on Tuesday morning and a group of boys jump bamboo hurdles over an incomplete 10ft wide concrete section with iron rods jutting out.

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Rally reality for freshers and freshman

Paritosh Dey travelled from Haldia to Calcutta on Sunday and stayed overnight at a relative's house so that the Trinamul Congress's Maa-Mati-Manush Divas wouldn't prevent him from attending the first day of classes at Presidency University.

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Meeting to tackle disease

Siliguri, July 21: The director of health services today held a meeting with medical officials of all seven north Bengal districts in Uttarkanya to assess the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis in the region and to determine the steps to be taken to prevent the disease from spreading further.

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