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Police & Railways combined to make strategy to undertake Maoist threat »

Police & Railways combined to make strategy to undertake Maoist threat

Kolkata, 6th May: Police and railway authorities today discussed here a joint strategy to counter Maoist threat and measures to improve passengers’ security. The high-level co-ordination meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Eastern Railway general manager V N Tripathi which was also attended by a number of senior police and railway officials. The meeting [...]

Exhibition train of Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary »

Exhibition train of Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary

Kolkata, 6th May: Indian Railways will run an exhibition train Sanskriti Express to celebrate Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary and showcase his life and philosophy. The train, to be flagged off by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee May 9, will touch important stations in various parts of the country before returning to Kolkata May [...]

Maoists on fire »

Maoists on fire

Jhargram,4th May  : The unleashing of terror by Maoists continued in West Midnapore as the extremists targeted political workers cutting across all party lines, and three more bodies were recovered this morning, two of them from Jhargram police station area and the other from Lalgarh police station area. Police said the bodies of one Congress [...]

Visva-Bharati celebrated Tagore anniversary »

Visva-Bharati celebrated Tagore anniversary

Kolkata,4th May  : To commemorate the 150th Birthday Celebration of Rabindranath Tagore, Ministry of Culture, Government of India has responded to Visva-Bharati’s proposal to bring out the four volume Rabindra Chitrabali by granting the first installment of the budgeted amount. Visva-Bharati has also received positive feedback on its other proposals in connection with the year-long [...]

Subrata Mukherjee rejected Congress for TMC »

Subrata Mukherjee rejected Congress for TMC

Kolkata, 4th May : Sparking a spree of speculations, former city mayor and Congress state working president Subrata Mukherjee announced on Tuesday that he will be formally leaving the Congress and joining the Trinamool Congress on Wednesday, ahead of the municipal elections. However, Mukherjee said he will reveal the reasons behind his decisions on Wednesday. [...]

Is Congress CPI(M) agent? »

Is Congress CPI(M) agent?

Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee says, “If we have to bow our heads, we will bow before the people. Not before a fly or a CPM agent.” “Up to 30th May you wait my friend. Congress will prove its substantial presence and support of the people in Bengal and Calcutta,” Bhuniya adds. Trinamool may just have [...]

Land to the poor »

Land to the poor

Kolkata: The West Bengal government is planning to distribute for free at least 200,000 acres of state-owned land among underprivileged people in a bid to regain the political support it lost after the forcible acquisition of land for industrial projects. Gaining favour: A file photo of the Nano unit in Singur that Tata Motors had [...]

A woman & a baby killed in BSF firing »

A woman & a baby killed in BSF firing

Coochbehar, 4th May: A woman and a baby were killed while three people were critically injured today following firing by the BSF at Balavut border area near Toofanganj in this district, as the security personnel tried to control an unruly mob. Superintendent of Police, Coochbehar, Kalyan Banerjee told that a woman tried to cross the [...]

IGNOU runs a study centre to educate sex workers and their children »

IGNOU runs a study centre to educate sex workers and their children

Kolkata, 4th May : Taking education to sex workers and prisoners in jail in West Bengal, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has decided to waive fees for them. “To start with, IGNOU has decided to select the red light district of Sonagachi here from where 26 sex workers are likely to join courses [...]

Kasab in Indian judiciary »

Kasab in Indian judiciary

The judgment was hardly surprising given the accused pleaded guilty during the course of the trial (although he later retracted) and more than 650 witnesses testified against Kasab, backed by video grabs of him walking around the attack site with an AK-47 rifle in hand. Add to that intense public pressure for awarding the harshest [...]