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Again alleged Maoists killed CPI (M) leader in West Midnapore »

Again alleged Maoists killed CPI (M) leader in West Midnapore

West Midnapore, 8th May: Suspected Maoists killed a local Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader at his residence in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district on Friday. Local Committee Secretary of CPI (M) and West Midnapore District Committee member Himangshu Maity was asleep when a group of suspected Maoists arrived at his home around midnight and [...]

Mamata Banerjee probable to finish CPI(M) dominion in West Bengal »

Mamata Banerjee probable to finish CPI(M) dominion in West Bengal

Now the drama has already been started with Subrata Mukherjee. He was Information & Cultural Minister of West Bengal during the black days of Internal Emergency promulgated by the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi. Since 1977 till today, CPI(M)-led Left Front is ruling the state and Subrata Mukherjee is hopping between two parties [...]

Jorasanko Thakurbari – keeps the memories of Tagore »

Jorasanko Thakurbari – keeps the memories of Tagore

A leisurely walk down the spacious balconies of 6, Dwarkanath Tagore Lane transports one to the time of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore with every brick and object telling the story of the poet, his family, lifestyle and achievements. Located in a congested north Kolkata lane, the Rabindra Bharati Museum is housed in Tagore’s ancestral home [...]

One more CPI(M) worker killed »

One more CPI(M) worker killed

Jhargram, 8th May: The body of a local committee member of the CPI(M)’s Lodhasuli branch was found this morning at Naharia village under Jhargram policde station near National Highway six. SP, West Midnapore, MK Varma said Maoists were suspected to be behind the murder. About 40 to 45 suspected Maoists came to Sudhansu Maity’s (45) [...]

“I’m not a Maoist”- Kabir Suman »

“I’m not a Maoist”- Kabir Suman

Kolkata, 7th May: Singer-turned-Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman Friday denied that he was a Maoist and said he only raised his voice against the oppression of tribals. “I am neither a Maoist nor a Maoist sympathiser. I have only raised the issues of tribals. I have raised my voice against the oppression inflicted on the [...]

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 [...]

Bravery Awards: Women empowerment rings »

Bravery Awards: Women empowerment rings

Kolkata, 6th May: Announcing the 18th Godfrey Philips Bravery Awards for the states of West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Harmanjit Singh, General Secretary, said that this year Godfrey Philips Bravery was focusing on women’s empowerment with the launch of the ‘Amodini Award’ for individuals or organisations who have contributed towards that objective. // [...]

NPT, CTBT prejudiced: WB Government »

NPT, CTBT prejudiced: WB Government

Kolkata, 6th May: Calling the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) ‘discriminatory’, M K Narayanan, Governor of West Bengal, on Thursday, said India has consistently and in a principled manner opposed such treaties and has refused to give up. // “While India has consistently and in a principled manner opposed [...]

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 [...]