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IAF inducts Su-30 MKI into frontline 221 Squadron

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Indian Air Force on Monday inducted its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft into the 221 Squadron, 'Valiants', at its base in Punjab, enhancing the IAF's capabilities, an official release said. Su-30 MKI is a state-of-the-art all-weather multi-role fighter jet capable of undertaking varied air combat and ground attack missions. Developed by Russia's Sukhoi...

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SC sets timeline for filling vacancies in six states' police forces

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday fixed a timeline for recruitment of police personnel including Sub-Inspectors, head constables and the constables in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Setting the time line for the filling up the vacancies spread over four years, the bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice D.Y.Cha...

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Vijayvargiya threatens central intervention if border smuggling on in Bengal

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of being deeply involved in the chit fund scams, BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday claimed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is having sleepless nights and threatened central intervention if smuggling in the border areas went unchecked. Mamata Banerjee is having sleepless nights because more than ha...

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Amit Shah to start 15-day nationwide 'Vistaar Yatra'

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah will commence a 15-day Vistaar Yatra (party expansion tour) from Tuesday from Naxalbari in West Bengal, the party announced on Monday. Speaking to reporters at the party headquarters here, Union Minister Smriti Irani said that Shah would commence his yatra from Naxalbari booth number 93, and would touch base with...

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Cows to have Unique Identification Number, Supreme Court told

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court was informed on Monday that every cow and its progeny will be given a Unique Identification Number (UIN) and will be kept at shelter homes run by state governments in every district after they cease to give milk. Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told the bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud that each cow and i...

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Saddened at the death of CRPF men: Mamata

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday expressed sadness the killings of CRPF troopers in an ambush by Maoist guerillas in Chhattisgarh's Sukma. Saddened at the tragic death of CRPF jawans in Sukma, Chhattisgarh. Strongly condemn violence. My sympathies with the bereaved families, Banerjee tweeted. Hundreds of Maoists on Monday massacred at ...

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Naxalabari, Mamata's constituency in Shah's three-day Bengal tour

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah begins a three-day political campaign in West Bengal from Tuesday, kickstarting his booth level public interactions with house visits to Naxalbari - where the Maoist movement in India was born half a century back - and carpet bombing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's constituency the next day. Amit Shah's visit, aimed at giving a boost to the B...

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Protecting Bengal's interest in water sharing my priority: Mamata

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that her government would prioritise the state's interest when it comes to the Teesta water sharing deal with Bangladesh. We have said earlier as well that we have to protect the interest of our state as well. If there is sufficient water left after providing it to all the people in the state, we have no i...

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Sachin flooded with birthday wishes from home and abroad

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who turned 44 on Monday, was flooded with congratulatory messages from the cricketing fraternity across the globe. Wishes poured in for Tendulkar, whose birthday will be celebrated by his former Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians later. Happy B'day Paaji. May God bless you with more happiness and pea...

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Appeasement politics will ruin Trinamool: BJP

Seuri (West Bengal), April 24 (IANS) BJP's national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday warned West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of total ruination if it did not stop its appeasement politics. I assure you (the people) that through Bengal's 'Jan Aakrosh', we will only breathe after we have felled the Trinamool government. Through the district administration, I want to ...

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Bengal Governor sustains minor injury after fall

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi sustained a minor injury when he tripped and fell during an official programme here on Sunday. Tripathi, who was attending a book release function at an auditorium in south Kolkata, met with the accident when he was going towards his seat on the dais. An official said the Governor lost balance after a microphone wire pro...

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Four injured, train services hit in Bengal after storm, rains

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Four persons were injured and train services partially disrupted as a a 'Norwester' storm hit Kolkata and the southern districts of West Bengal, triggering rains on Sunday evening. Four passengers were injured when an uprooted tree fell on an auto rickshaw at Chandannagar of Hooghly district, police said. Train services were hit in the Sealdah Main sectio...

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Bengal governor sustains minor injury after fall

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi sustained a minor injury when he tripped and fell during an official programme here on Sunday. Tripathi, who was attending a book release function at an auditorium in south Kolkata, met with the accident when he was going towards his seat on the dais. An official said the Governor lost balance after a microphone wire pro...

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12-year-old murders friend over Rs 250 cricket match bet

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy in West Bengal's Howrah district allegedly killed his friend following a dispute over a bet of Rs 250 placed on a cricket match, police said on Sunday. The accused has been taken into custody, police said. The body of the victim was found on Saturday. The accused and the victim, both resident of Daspara under Liluah police station, had b...

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East Bengal beat Minerva in I-League tie

Barasat (West Bengal), April 23 (IANS) East Bengal finally broke their losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Minerva Punjab FC in an I-League encounter at the Barasat District Sports Stadium here on Sunday. East Bengal strikers Wedson Anselme (31st minute) and Robin Singh (52nd) struck on either side of the break before Bikash Jairu (90th) scored the best goal of the match in the closing...

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East Bengal beat Minerva in I-League tie

Barasat (West Bengal), April 23 (IANS) East Bengal defeated Minerva Punjab FC 3-1 in an I-League encounter at the Barasat District Sports Stadium here on Sunday. East Bengal strikers Wedson Anselme (31st minute) and Robin Singh (52nd) struck on either side of the break before Bikash Jairu (90th) scored the best goal of the match in the closing stages as the Kolkata giants claimed victory...

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Anyone against 'Jai Sri Ram' chants to become history: Bengal BJP

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Referring to the BJP's strong presence all over the country, the party's West Bengal unit President Dilip Ghosh on Saturday said anyone opposing the chants of Bharat Mata ki Jai and Jai Sri Ram will become history. People all over the country, starting from Gujarat to Guwahati, Kashmir to Kanyakumari, will chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' and 'Jai Sri Ram'. Whoever opp...

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Death toll rises to nine in Bengal violence, six arrested

Birbhum (West Bengal), April 22 (IANS) With two more persons succumbing to their injuries since the late hours on Friday, the toll in the crude bomb explosion in West Bengal's Birbhum district has risen to nine, police said on Saturday. Nine people have died so far in the crude bomb explosion following clashes between two groups in Birbhum district's Labpur since yesterday (Friday). A fe...

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I-League: Minerva target top eight finish

Barasat (West Bengal), April 22 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC will aim to finish in the top eight for a berth in the Federation Cup while East Bengal will look to get their house in order when the two sides meet for an I-League encounter at the Barasat Stadium here on Sunday. Minerva are ninth in the 10-team league table while East Bengal are third. After a spate of poor displays, Tre...

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Larger coalition no answer to check Modi, says Kejriwal

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Merely forming a larger coalition of opposition parties cannot help check Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday. The Aam Aadmi Party leader said in an interview that issues affecting people were more important than the simple coming together of political forces during elections. The country's problems need t...

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