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Kolkata medical students urged to withdraw strike

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Even as the indefinite hunger strike by students of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here entered the 13th day on Sunday, authorities appealed to them to withdraw their agitation for proper hostel accommodation. I assure the students that appropriate steps are being taken to improve and renovate the hostel rooms, Debashis Bhattacharya, Director of Medical Edu...

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Calcutta students' hunger strike continues for 13th day

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) The indefinite hunger strike by students of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here entered the 13th day on Sunday even as authorities appealed to them to withdraw their agitation for hostel rooms. Members of civil society and student organisations gathered on the hospital premises to express solidarity with the agitators. The students began their strik...

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Heavy rainfall warning in five Bengal districts in 48 hours

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) The Met officials on Sunday warned of spells of thundershowers accompanied by strong winds in five West Bengal districts even as moderate rain lashed parts of Kolkata and adjoining suburbs since morning. According to the regional Meteorological Department, depression over the Bay of Bengal near the state's coastline will maintain its intensity for the next 12 hour...

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Rs 7 lakh in fake currency seized in Bengal, two arrested

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Fake Indian currency with a face value of Rs seven lakh was seized from West Bengal's Malda district and two persons were arrested, a CID official said on Sunday. Acting on a tip-off, the Criminal Investigation Department arrested Biswajit Mondal and Manglu Sk, both residents of Malda district, from Baishnabnagar township's crossing on Saturday evening after the f...

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Steel output rises 4.4%, consumption up 8.4% in Q1 in FY19

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) India's finished steel production during the first quarter of the current financial year (FY 19) rose by 4.4 per cent to 26.72 million tonnes (mt) while the country's consumption grew by 8.4 per cent to 23.422 mt in the same period, a steel ministry report said. During the first three months of 2018-19, India's finished steel exports were down by 33.7 per cent to ...

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'Critics should start watching Indian TV's progressive side'

Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Content on the Indian small screen is not all that regressive and so, the critics should start watching it with the present and progressive lens, says a top official of channel Zee TV, which has come up with a new show Yeh Teri Galiyan set in Sonagachi, Asia's largest red-light area. Deepak Rajadhyaksha, the deputy business head of the channel, says considering tha...

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Mamata announces oust BJP campaign, says it end with under 100 LS seats in 2019

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Stepping on the accelerator in her bid to play a prominent part in the anti-BJP political space nationally, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her party would launch a fortnight-long campaign from August 1 calling for the ouster of the saffron outfit from power at the centre. She also announced her party would organise a huge rally in the ci...

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Bengal opposition parties ridicule Mamata's call to remove BJP from power

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's call for removing it to save the country, the BJP on Saturday asked her to stop dreaming about capturing power in Delhi and doubted whether she would be able to retain power in the state. She should stop dreaming about capturing power in Delhi as her ambitions will never be fulfilled. Let alone harbouring hop...

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Batsmen need to deliver if India are to win Test series in England: Ganguly

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) The batsmen need to deliver and amass 400-450 runs in the first innings for India to win the five-match Test series in England, former India captain Sourav Ganguly said here on Saturday. (It will depend) on the batsmen. You have to score 400 runs in Test cricket. If they get 400 runs in the first innings, they will win test matches, Ganguly told reporters at the ...

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Soumitra Chatterjee speaks up for Kolkata medical students on hunger strike

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Students of the 183-year-old Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata - on hunger strike since July 10 seeking accommodation in a new hostel - on Saturday found support from thespian Soumitra Chatterjee, who condemned the authorities for turning a deaf ear to their demands. The students are on hunger strike demanding hostel accommodation and nobody is paying any heed...

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Will fight LS polls alone in Bengal: Mamata

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday her Trinamool Congress would fight the 2019 General elections alone in West Bnegal and warned the Congress and the Left not to join hands with the BJP in the state while seeking her support at the Centre. Addressing the party's Martyr's Day rally here, she said: Our resolve in this rally is that we will w...

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Met officials issue 'heavy rainfall' warnings in Gangetic West Bengal

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) The Regional Meteorological Centre here on Saturday warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall in five districts of Gangetic West Bengal for three consecutive days till July 23. Heavy to very heavy rain (7-20 cm) with lightning likely to occur at one or two places over E & W (East and West) Midnapore, N&S (North and South) 24 Parganas and Jhargram districts ...

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BJP minister says Alwar lynching done to defame Modi

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Union Minister and senior BJP leader Arjun Ram Meghwal sparked a controversy on Saturday, saying the Alwar lynching incident was related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rising popularity and the more popular he becomes the more such incidents would happen in the country. He said while the death by beating on Friday night of a 28-year-old man on suspicion of co...

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Chandan Mitra, 4 Bengal Congress lawmakers join Trinamool

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Former BJP leader and two-time Rajya Sabha member Chandan Mitra and four Congress lawmakers in West Bengal on Saturday joined Trinamool Congress at its Martyrs' Day rally here. Mitra, Editor and Managing Director of The Pioneer newspaper, quit the Bharatiya Janata Party earlier this week. Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee announced Mit...

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Mamata raises oust BJP pitch, says it will get less than 100 LS seats in 2019

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Raising the pitch for her proposed Federal Front of opposition parties, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday asked her party workers to launch a fortnight-long campaign from August 1 to defeat the 'communal BJP'. Banerjee predicted that the saffron outfit could end up with less than 100 seats in next year's general election. She also said h...

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In Haryana, girls are no less than anybody: Miss India runner-up

Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Miss India first runner-up Meenakshi Chaudhary, who hails from Haryana, says that her state has done an excellent job in bringing an equality between girls and boys with the help of government and this has shown amazing results in all fields. My state has really done an excellent job, especially with the help of government. So now we really can't say that girls are...

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Saha to undergo shoulder surgery in Manchester: BCCI

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha will undergo surgery on his right shoulder in Manchester at the end of this month or starting of August, the BCCI confirmed on Saturday. Wriddhiman Saha has sustained a posterosuperior labral tear. This injury will require surgery, a statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) read. A timeline was als...

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Mamata raises oust BJP pitch, vows to hold Federal Front rally next year

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Raising the pitch for her proposed Federal Front of opposition parties, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday asked her party workers to launch a fortnight-long campaign from August 1 to defeat the 'communal BJP'. She also said her party would organise a huge rally in the city on January 19 next year, where leaders of the proposed Front would call f...

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Mamata most successful leader across India: Trinamool

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress Secretary General Prtha Chatterjee on Saturday termed the gathering at the party's 25th Martyr's Day rally as historic and said West Bengal Chief Minister and party supremo Mamata Banerjee has transformed herself into the most successful leader at the national level. Nobody could silence her voice against the Centre's anti-people policies includ...

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Chandan Mitra joins Trinamool

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Former BJP leader and two-time Rajya Sabha member Chandan Mitra on Saturday joined Trinamool Congress at its Martyrs Day rally here. Mitra, Editor and Managing Director of The Pioneer newspaper, quit the Bharatiya Janata Party earlier this week. Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee announced Mitra's switch to the Trinamool from the dais o...

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