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Left Front peasants wings' march on May 22 in Bengal

Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) As many as 11 farmers' wings of the Left Front in West Bengal, including CPI-M's peasants' front All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), on Thursday announced that they would march to Nabanna -- the state secretariat -- on May 22 to protest anti-farmers measures. Farmers are being deprived of getting minimum support price. State government as well as the Centre should prov...

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Six arrested for running fake company, cheating bank

Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Six people including an employee of a private bank were arrested from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district for allegedly running a fake company and fraudulently withdrawing large amount from the bank, police said on Thursday. The two main accused, Syed Arman Ali (34) and Niloy Debnath (36), were arrested along with their aid Rintu Pandey (30), on Wednesday fo...

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Would be happy if Advani becomes India's President: Mamata

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she would be happy if BJP's veteran leader and Lok Sabha member L.K. Advani is elected as President of India. She, however, declined to make comment whether her party will support Advani, if he contests the presidential election at all. I respect Advaniji. I respect...

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Not consulted by Centre on Teesta, state's interests come first: Mamata

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Amid speculation of a likely deal on Teesta during the visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina next month, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she will prioritize her state's interest while deciding on the proposed water sharing treaty with Bangladesh and claimed the Centre has not consulted her over the issue. I do not want to di...

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'Saffron party' threatening Bengali poet Srijato: Mamata

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) In a veiled attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said a certain party engaged in saffronisation is threatening Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay who is courting controversy over a poem that allegedly hurt Hindu religious sentiments. Banerjee said she will ensure the writer is protected. Throwing her weight behind Srij...

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Giving MP ticket to K.D. Singh was blunder: Mamata

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) After police initiated a case against the Alchemist Chief and Trinamool Congress MP K.D. Singh for allegedly cheating investors, West Bengal Chief Minister and party's supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said giving him a ticket was a blunder. Giving a ticket to K.D. Singh was my blunder. We did make a mistake, She told Bengali TV channel - ABP Ananda in an inter...

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BJP-RSS targeting Bengal due to disappointment: Mamata

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the RSS is targeting her state due to disappointment stemming from a string of poll defeats. Why are you worried? There is no need to be excited. This is a result of disappointment. They have lost elections consecutively... in Bihar... in Bengal... and suddenly they emerge victorious in Uttar Pradesh. Th...

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Golfer Shamim takes lead in 3rd round of Kolkata Classic

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Shamim Khans near-flawless short-range game helped him surge ahead by three shots in the penultimate round of the Kolkata Classic golf championship even as his driving woes continued at the Rs 40 lakh prize event here on Thursday. The Delhi-based golfer struck the day's joint best score of four-under 68 at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) to take his total to ...

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French tennis body wants to bring its stars to hold clinics in India

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) With Roland Garros organising their junior tennis meet, the 2017 French Open junior wild cards competition for the third straight year in India, there is a possibility of French stars like Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kristina Mladenovic coming over for clinics in the future, an official of the French tennis federation, FFT said. Tsonga and Kristina Mladenovic are 'god...

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'Monitoring child smuggling situation closely'

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The West Bengal State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBSCPCR) is closely monitoring the situation following the unearthing of a child smuggling racket in the state. We are monitoring it closely. We are in touch with the investigation agency (CID) and we are very happy with the way the investigation is going, Ananya Chakraborti, the commission's chairp...

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Kiran Bedi stresses on e-learning in police training

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi on Thursday stressed the need to adopt e-learning techniques for training police officers to cut cost, time and distance. E-learning cuts the cost, time and distance. It is an integral part of digital India initiative of the central government. The trainer should put in complete effort to teach the trainees, because the outcom...

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India to conduct survey for new rail line with Bangladesh

Agartala, March 23 (IANS) New Delhi will carry out a survey to lay one more new railway line between India and Bangladesh to access the Chittagong international sea port and ease connectivity with the landlocked northeast region, a minister said here on Thursday. Indian railway would soon conduct a survey to obtain basic details to lay a 125-km new railway line from southern Tripura's bo...

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Mamata condemns London terror attack

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday denounced the terror attack in London outside the British Parliament which claimed four lives. Strongly condemn the London attack. Our solidarity and sympathies, as we strive for peace. Condolences to the bereaved families, Banerjee said on Twitter. On Wednesday, an attacker drove his vehicle and mowe...

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'Aadhaar-linked midday meals will check pilferage, misuse'

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Making Aadhaar Card mandatory for midday meals will check pilferage, misuse and siphoning of funds meant for the central scheme, an official of the Food and Nutrition Board said here on Thursday. The linking seeks to check pilferage and siphoning of funds. The scheme benefits will then go to children and middlemen prevented from misusing the scheme, Nagendra Nath...

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Federer is playing fearless tennis, feels Naresh Kumar

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The secret to Roger Federer's success this year has been his fearless game where the Swiss tennis ace has been seen playing all the shots in the book, former Davis cup captain Naresh Kumar says. Since enduring a six-month injury layoff at the end of 2016, Federer, 35, returned to action at the start of the season in spectacular fashion, capturing his 18th Grand S...

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Bringing Paes, Bhupathi together again a great move, says Naresh Kumar

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Former Davis cup captain Naresh Kumar on Thursday hoped Indian tennis superstars Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi can set their differences aside and make their chemistry work when Uzbekistan comes calling for the second round of the Asia/Oceania Group 1 Davis Cup tie, beginning on April 7. Besides the star-duo, the six-member squad also includes singles speciali...

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Mother Dairy eyes Rs 10,000 cr revenue in next two years

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), is expecting to touch Rs 10,000 crore turnover in the next two years with its expansion plan towards the eastern and western parts of India, a company official said on Thursday. We should be reaching Rs 8,000 crore revenue by end of this fiscal year (2016...

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CPI-M leader killed in Bengal, Trinamool blamed

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) A local CPI-M leader was brutally killed in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said on Thursday. The CPI-M blamed the ruling Trinamool Congress for the crime. Salauddin Haldar, a Communist Party of India-Marxist leader, was first shot in front of his house in Mathurapur on Wednesday evening and then repeatedly stabbed to death with a sharp weapon, a...

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Gangetic dolphins sighted in highly polluted pockets of Hooghly

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Experts from Worldwide Fund for Nature-India, who mapped the abundance of and threats to Gangetic dolphins in the Hooghly, say one of the most striking features of the study was that the endangered mammals were sighted in highly polluted pockets of the river. The study was conducted by observing and counting dolphins from the riverbank at specific locations along...

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Unpaid for months, veteran Bengal cardiologist jumps before train

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) A veteran physician committed suicide by jumping in front of a local train allegedly because he was not getting his salary at his Hooghly district hospital, the railway police said on Thursday. Rebati Mohan Ghosh, a cardiologist by profession, committed suicide by jumping before a local train in Hooghly district's Rishra sailway station on Wednesday evening, an o...

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