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Bengal pollution board mulls IIT Kharagpur partnership for listing e-waste

Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) on Monday said IIT Kharagpur could work with the regulator in making an inventory of e-waste generated in the state. The board also planned to translate the e-waste management rules into Bangla for convenience and public awareness. Just like census, we need to generate data on e-waste. We don't have data. We n...

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Bengal Minister uses red beacon

Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) After he was caught on camera using a red beacon on his vehicle on Monday, West Bengal Minister Arup Biswas justified it the state government had not banned it yet. Unless and until the state government bans it, how can we do it (stop using red beacon), Biswas told the media in Siliguri. In April, the Centre announced a ban on red beacons atop official vehi...

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Aggressive CRPF's post-Sukma anti-Maoist strategy notches big success

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Within a month of the Sukma attack in which Maoists killed 25 CRPF troopers, the paramilitary force claimed big success in its anti-Maoist operations -- with 105 left-wing rebels caught and 25 surrendering -- thanks to better intelligence gathering in a new aggressive strategy. A Home Ministry document accessed by IANS revealed that the Central Reserve Police For...

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Leather exports threaten to move court, hit the streets against new cattle rules

Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Dubbing the Central government's amended rule forbidding cattle trade for slaughter as a death certificate to the leather industry, leather exporters on Sunday threatened to move court and hit the streets if the ban was not repealed or modified. Senior members of Council of Leather Exports, CLA Tanners Association and Indian Leather Products Association claimed tha...

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NGO calls for fast-track courts in medical negligence cases

Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) A non-governmental organisation fighting for patients' rights in India on Sunday pressed for an amendment to the Consumer Protection Act for disposal of cases of medical negligence through fast-track courts. The People for Better Treatment submitted a memorandum to the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) to seek amendment in the said Act of 1986...

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Two Kashmiris nabbed, bombs and arms seized in Bengal

Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Three alleged members of a gang, including two Kashmir residents, have been arrested from West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district, the state police said on Sunday. The police busted a gang of around 10 criminal elements from the forests South 24-Pargana district's Joynagar and seized several arms and ammunition on Saturday. We raided the forest area and ar...

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Two tourists drown in the Bay of Bengal

Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Two tourists drowned while bathing in the Bay of Bengal in West Bengal's East Midnapore district on Sunday, the police said. The incident took place in the sea resort of Mandarmani. Subham Agarwal and Mahesh Baishya, both in their early 20s, got swept away by the tidal waves while bathing in the sea, a police official said. According to him, three f...

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Gunrunner arrested in Kolkata, two firearms seized

Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) A gunrunner from West Bengal's Murshidabad district was arrested here on Sunday and two pistols and ammunition seized from him, the Kolkta Police said. Kurban Saraji, a resident of Jalangi, was arrested from Kolkata's Malancha Bypass area while on way to deliver firearms in the city, an officer from Sonarpur police station said. The police officer said a cl...

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Cooperation in Delhi, operation in Kerala, Bengal: Naidu on anti-BJP alliance

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The coming together of 17 opposition parties does not bother the BJP even a bit and they do not pose any threat to the NDA government either now or in the 2109 Lok Sabha polls, says Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu. He says they are full of contradictions and have come together only because of the fear of Modi who has wiped out the three Cs - the corrupt, the cas...

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East Bengal, Mohun Bagan confront AIFF on ISL participation

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Raising the pitch on their three-point demand, city giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan on Saturday formed a common front against the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and warned that they would not allow the money-spinning Indian Super League (ISL) to be staged here without their participation. In a sharp attack on the AIFF -- the game's apex governing body in t...

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Draft Ganga Act under review: Uma Bharti

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday said her ministry is reviewing the draft Ganga Act and hoped riparian states will not indulge in politics over the river. If we can prove through the Act that Ganga is India's unique river and if we can scientifically prove Ganga's uniqueness, and we are getting all the necessary research done... so I felt the A...

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Uma Bharti assures co-operation with Bengal over Ganga erosion

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the Ganga erosion issue during her Delhi visit, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday said that her ministry will co-operate with the state government to check erosion but stressed proposals should be drafted properly. I am telling you that the proposal...

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Vijayan asks PM to repeal new cattle sale rules, beef sellers do brisk business

Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Even as the Centre has introduced stringent rules regarding cattle slaughter, it was business as usual for beef sellers across Kerala on Saturday, with people queuing up to buy one of their favourite food items. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking for repeal of the new rules, which he termed an intrusion into the rights o...

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Bihar lacks in implementation of rural schemes: MoS Rural Development

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, the Rural Development Ministry on Saturday termed Bihar as one of the least performing states in implementing the central government's rural housing project or in creating Open Defecation Free (ODF) districts. According to the ministry, there isn't a single ODF district in Bihar, and just five ...

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Present facts, figures to support your tall claims, Congress tells Trinamool

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Ridiculing the ruling Trinamool Congress' claims of having ushered in massive development in West Bengal during its six years in office, the Congress' state unit on Saturday demanded the government come up with statistics and facts to substantiate its assertions. Those talking of having brought in development, must give figures, statistics. Just like (Prime Ministe...

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Kerala CM writes to Modi, urges repeal of cattle slaughter rules

Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the central government to repeal the new restrictions against cattle slaughter, terming it an intrusion into the rights of states. I request you to kindly intervene in this matter and repeal the newly-imposed restrictions, so that the lives and livelihoods of ...

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16,000 policemen donate blood to overcome shortage in Bengal

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Sixteen thousand police personnel have donated blood over the past one week to overcome the blood crisis in West Bengal during the ongoing summer, chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Saturday. The Chief Minister had earlier urged police personnel and her party Trinamool Congress workers to organise voluntary blood donation camps in the city and across distr...

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CID nabs another 'fake doctor' in Bengal

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Tightening its noose around fake doctors, the CID has nabbed yet another physician who passed himself off as an allergy and asthma specialist in one of Kolkata's top private clinics, officials said on Saturday. One fake doctor namely Naren Pandey (Narendra Pandey) attached with Bellevue Clinic Kolkata and Medland Diagnostic Institute, Entally Kolkata, was arrested ...

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Fake Rs 2,000 notes seized in Bengal

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) One person was arrested with fake Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination with the face value of Rs 5 lakh in West Bengal's Murshidabad, police said on Friday. The arrest was made by personnel of the Shamserganj police station in Murshidabad district, the West Bengal Police said in a tweet. --IANS sgh/vd ...

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Today's meeting a start to rallying opposition against Modi: Hariprasad

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Terming Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's luncheon meeting with leaders of 17 opposition parties in Delhi just a beginning, party General Secretary B.K. Hariprasad on Friday said the party would make all efforts to bring together political forces for a united fight against the Narendra Modi government ahead of the 2019 general elections. We will try to bring all opposi...

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