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Amineni enters quarters of ITF junior tennis meet

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Third seed Shivani Amineni drubbed fellow Indian Kaavya Sawhney to enter the quarter-final of the girls singles Under-18 category in the ITF Juniors tennis championships here on Wednesday. Amineni took about one hour and 35 minutes to outclass unseeded Sawhney 6-4, 7-5 at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad. She will face Shrivalli Bhamidipa...

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Bengal nets over Rs 2.19 lakh cr of investment proposals

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit 2018 organised by the state government has received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, which is less than last year by about Rs 15,000 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday. Addressing delegates on the concluding day of the meet, she said 50 per cent of last year's business propos...

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Bengal nets over Rs 2.19 lakh cr of investment proposals

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit 2018 organised by the state government has so far received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday. Addressing delegates on the concluding day of the meet, Banerjee said 50 per cent of last year's business proposals and those of previous years were in the ...

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Mamata remembers Jyoti Basu on death anniversary

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday remembered former Chief Minister and Marxist leader Jyoti Basu on his seventh death anniversary. Solemnly remembering ... Jyoti Basu, she tweeted. Basu, an iconic Left leader, was the longest serving Chief Minister of the state from 1977 to 2000. He died on January 17, 2010. --IANS mgr/...

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Mamata remembers Jyoti Basu on death anniversary

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday remembered former Chief Minister and Marxist leader Jyoti Basu on his seventh death anniversary. Solemnly remembering ... Jyoti Basu, she tweeted. Basu, an iconic Left leader, was the longest serving Chief Minister of the state from 1997 to 2000. He died on January 17, 2010. --IANS mgr/...

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Bengal nets over Rs 2 lakh cr of investment proposals

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit organised by the state government has so far received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday. Addressing delegates on the concluding day of the meet, Banerjee said 50 per cent of last year's business proposals and that of previous years are in the process...

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Bengal nets over Rs 2 lakh cr of investment proposals

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANs) The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit organised by the state government has so far received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday. Addressing delegates on the concluding day of the meet, Banerjee said 50 per cent of last year's business proposals and that of previous years are in the process...

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Bengal opposition parties demand white paper on business proposals

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition parties - the Congress, BJP and CPI-M - on Tuesday demanded white paper from the Mamata Banerjee government on the number of actual fructified proposals that the state had received in earlier business summits. Meanwhile, inaugurating the fourth edition of Bengal Global Business Summit at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, Banerjee on Tuesd...

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Investors pledge big investments at Bengal business meet

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Several corporate houses on Tuesday came forward with big investment proposals for West Bengal and right at the start of Bengal Global Business Summit here an estimated Rs 17,000 crore worth of investments were pledged. The business summit was attended by a host of prominent industrialists, including Lakshmi.N. Mittal of steel giant Arcelor Mittal, Sajjan Jindal of...

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Students protest at Jadavpur University continues for second day

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Protesting the provisions of a bill that allegedly seeks an apolitical students' union, students of Jadavpur University continued their sit-in for the second day on Tuesday. Students allege that the West Bengal Universities and Colleges (Administration and Regulation) Bill 2017 is an attempt to dissolve students' union. The protestors were seen sitting in f...

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Investors pledge big investments at Bengal business meet

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Several corporate houses on Tuesday came forward with big investment proposals for West Bengal and right at the start of Bengal Global Business Summit here an estimated Rs 17,000 crore worth of investments were pledged by top business houses. Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani committed Rs 5,000 crore for the state over a few years in the digital ecosystem,...

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Mamata's picture defaced in Kolkata varsity campus

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's picture on a hoarding was found defaced on Tuesday inside the Jadavpur University campus where students are on a protest against a bill seeking to regulate administration of state varsities and colleges. The act of vandalism drew condemnation from University Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das and state Education Minister Parth...

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Love, not pressure in Bengal; people will give hearts to investors: Mamata

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) In an effort to move away from West Bengal's 'investor-wary' image and woo much-needed investments, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said its people will dedicate their hearts to Indian and foreign industrialists if they infused capital in the state. Inaugurating the fourth edition of Bengal Global Business Summit, she also assured industrialists that ther...

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No pressure, intimidation in Bengal, only love, Mamata tells industrialists

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) In an effort to shed West Bengal's investor wary image and woo much-needed capital, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the people of the state will dedicate their heart to Indian and foreign industrialists if they infused capital in the state. She also assured industrialists that there is no pressure, discrimination, and intimidation in the state and Be...

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Jio to cover 100% Bengal population by December 2018: Ambani

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Tuesday the Jio network will cover 100 per cent of West Bengal's population by December 2018 and also committed over Rs 5,000 crore of investments in the state for non-Jio businesses in the next three years. Addressing the Bengal Global Business Summit here, Ambani said the company will be exploring opportunities f...

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Attitude towards married actresses should be changed: Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor, caught amidst wedding rumours, says it is high time people change their attitude towards married actresses. With the changing narratives and various age representations of women in Hindi cinema, in the last few years, the Indian cine-goers have been exposed to many stories that celebrate women. Actresses like Kareena Kapoor Khan and Rani Mukerj...

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Jio to cover 100% Bengal population by December 2018: Ambani

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday said the Jio network will cover 100 per cent of West Bengal's population by December 2018 and also committed over Rs 5,000 crore of investments in the state for non-Jio businesses in the next three years. Addressing the Bengal Global Business Summit here, Ambani said the company will set up an electronics manufa...

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Top seed in girls singles crashes out on Day 1 of ITF juniors tennis meet

Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Top seed in girls singles of the Under-18 category Thailand's Mai Napatt Nirundorn lost to France's unseeded Jade Bornay 4-6, 3-6 on the first day of the ITF juniors tennis championship at the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad (DKS) here on Monday. Bornay managed to break top seeded Napatt in the fourth and sixth game, thereby taking a big lead of 5-1. From there on...

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Mamata urges people to extend cooperation to businessmen

Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Inaugurating the Rs 800 crore cement plant of JSW Group in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday appealed to people to extend cooperation to industries and treat businessmen as their family members so that industrialists do not face any problem in expanding their businesses. Ahead of the two-day Bengal Global Business Summi...

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Mamata condoles death of Sarod maestro Buddhadev Das Gupta

Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condoled the death of legendary Sarod player Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta, terming it a great loss to the world of classical music. Padma Vibhushan Pandit Buddhadeb Das Gupta in no more. A great loss for the world of classical music. Rest in Peace. Condolences to his family, Banerjee wrote on Twitter. Das G...

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