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Order modification: SC asks GJM leader to respond to Bengal DGP's plea

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed GJM leader Bimal Gurung not to make speeches or hold demonstrations and asked him to respond by November 27 to a plea for modification of an apex court order that restrained the West Bengal government from taking coercive steps against him. Giving the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader time till Monday to respond to an application ...

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Centre defends Asthana's appointment, SC reserves order

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Centre on Friday defended Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana's appointment as CBI Special Director, saying he has an unblemished record and just a few months ago he was described as an outstanding officer. The Centre said this to Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre, who reserved order on NGO Common Cause's plea seeking quashing of Astha...

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Bengal to sell securities worth Rs 1,500 cr for development

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Friday said it would sell the 15 year tenure securities for an aggregate amount of Rs 1,500 crore in order to meet the development expenditure. Government of West Bengal hereby notifies the sale of West Bengal government stock (securities) of 15 year tenure for an aggregate amount of Rs 1,500 crore....the proceeds of the loan will be u...

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Drill for tsunami held along India's eastern coast

Hyderabad, Nov 24 (IANS) A multi-state mock exercise for tackling the situation in case of a tsunami was conducted along the eastern coast of India on Friday, officials said. Those who participated include the State Disaster Management Authorities of West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry. The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre at the Indian National Cen...

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Bengal given 200 cr to develop minority inhabited areas: Naqvi

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Asserting that the BJP-led central government does not have any differential attitude towards any state, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said his department has allocated more than Rs 200 crore for the development of minority inhabited areas in West Bengal over the last two years. Naqvi was answering a question in the India Today Concl...

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Amid 'Padmavati' row, man found hanging in Jaipur

Jaipur/New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The body of a man was found hanging at Jaipur's Nahargarh Fort on Friday with messages denouncing Padmavati scribbled on rocks nearby even as passions for and against the controversial film continued to rage. While National Award winning actor Prosenjit Chatterjee and actress Rani Mukerji voiced distress over the violent rant against the film's producer-di...

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Centre preventing investments in West Bengal: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government of deliberately hindering industry investments in her state. You tell industry don't go, don't invest your money in Bengal. Is it not a crime in a federal structure? Why central government is telling industry not to go to Bengal? Banerjee asked here ...

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Mamata not averse to a coalition against BJP in 2019 LS polls

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday threw enough hints that she is not averse to taking the lead in bringing together opposition parties on a single platform against the BJP in the next Lok Sabha election in 2019. The Trinamool Congress chief also stressed on collective leadership and favoured the national opposition continuing to work together to ...

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National opposition should work together to challenge Modi

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday threw enough hints that she is not averse to taking the lead in bringing together opposition parties on a single platform against the BJP in the next Lok Sabha election in 2019. The Trinamool Congress chief also stressed on collective leadership and favoured the national opposition continuing to work together to ...

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'Padmavati' welcome in Bengal: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Amid the raging controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama Padmavati, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday asserted that her state was ready to welcome the film and its crew. Yes we would welcome them. They are welcome here if they can't do it in other states. We can make special arrangements, Banerjee said at the India Today Conclave Eas...

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Ready to work with national opposition: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she was willing to work with the opposition at the national level to politically take on the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Denying she had any personal agenda against Modi, she said at the India Today Conclave East: Whenever the public face problems, it's our duty to raise our voice. I believe ...

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By-election in R.K. Nagar on Dec 21: EC

New Delhi/Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday announced by-election to the Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu on December 21, a day after it allotted the AIADMK's two leaves symbol to the ruling faction headed by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. The counting of votes and results would be announced on D...

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TN bypoll: R.K.Nagar to vote on Dec 21

Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Friday announced that the by-election for Tamil Nadu's Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency will be held on December 21. The poll body said the bypoll for assembly constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh (Pakke Kasang, Likabali), Uttar Pradesh (Sikandra) and West Bengal (Sabang) will also be held on that day. According to th...

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World's biggest Rasogolla to celebrate GI tag to 'Banglar Rasogolla'

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Days after West Bengal got the Geographical Indication (GI) for Banglar Rasogolla, two self help groups in Nadia district collaborated to produce a gigantic version of the round syrupy dessert, which they claim to be the world's biggest. The enormous Rasogolla, weighing nine kilograms with the syrup and more than six kilograms without it, needed five professional s...

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Elephant kills man in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) An elephant trampled a man to death in northern West Bengal's Dooars forest area, forest officials said. The gruesome incident took place on Thursday night on the Lataguri-Mahakal Mandir Road of Jalpaiguri district as Sadik Rahman, 40, a security guard, made no attempt to step into his vehicle, which is the normal custom when any elephant crosses a highway. ...

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CCTV cameras in various state courts for live recordings of proceedings, SC told

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday was informed by the Central government that various states have installed CCTV cameras in court rooms and live audio and video recordings of judicial proceedings have started. A division bench of Justice Adarsh Goel and Justice U.U. Lalit asked the government to explore the possibility of connecting the live recordings with the Natio...

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Railways saved Rs 5,600 cr in power bills in two years

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Railways on Thursday said it had saved about Rs 5,600 crore vis-a-vis the 'Business As Usual' (BAU) mode by procuring power directly under the open access arrangements. The Indian Railways succeeded in achieving a cumulative saving of Rs 5,636 crore from April 2015 to October 2017 against the BAU mode by procuring power directly under open access arrangements...

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Electric vehicle sales: Only 5 states excel, Gujarat tops

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra have emerged as the top 5 states in electric vehicle (EV) sales, the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) said on Thursday. An SMEV survey of EVs sold during the last fiscal showed that 1,926 of these were sold in Maharashtra, 2,388 in Rajasthan, 2,467 in Uttar Pradesh, 2,846 in West B...

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Online auction traces the development of Indian art through 121 works

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) From mother goddess sculptures created over two thousand years ago to Indian Modernism and todays contemporary art, Saffronarts upcoming online auction traces the development of Indian art through 121 works. From Classical to Contemporary will be held on saffronart.com on December?6 and 7?, with viewings in London, New Delhi and Mumbai. The auction catalo...

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Teenage girl commits suicide over 'relationship issues'

Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) A teenage girl in West Bengal's Durgapur town allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday afternoon over relationship issues, police said. Puja Dhibar, 19, a student of second year in Durgapur government college allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself. Her body was recovered from her residence in Durgapur's Benachity area at around 1 p.m., said the office in ch...

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