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CPM-Congress alliance in Bengal not a political option but a necessity: Somnath Chatterjee

Somnath Chatterjee said it is extremely essential for all opposition forces to come together in bringing about a change in the government in West Bengal

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Law to be amended to give voting rights to West Bengal enclave dwellers

A bill to amend The Delimitation Act of 2002 and Representation of the People Act, 1950 could be brought in the Budget session beginning February 23, sources said.

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Six attacks in 11 days: Forest dept terms elephant ‘killer’, orders ‘extermination’

A migrating herd of 72 wild elephants from the Dalma have entered the Bankura forests in the past few months and split into two groups, officials informed.

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Condition of women much better in BJP-ruled states: Savitri Thakur

The 10-day march was launched on February 3 and will conclude on February 12, covering nearly 125 km between the two regions.

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West Bengal: Death sentence to 11 for killing woman in a 2014 case

Among those who were sentenced to death today is former Krishnaganj Trinamool Congress leader Lankeswar Ghosh, but the ruling party has said that he was not its member.

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NFHS report reveals 50% children under five years anaemic in West Bengal

Also, more than 60 per cent of all women and 53.2 per cent of pregnant women were found anaemic in the state.

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Tracking West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016

West Bengal is set to go to polls in May this year. We track the latest developments in the run up to the elections.

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No poll tie-up with Congress in West Bengal: Sitaram Yechury

Says strategy to be in accordance with the line adopted at 21st Party Congress

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HIV positive boy barred from school: NHRC notice to WB Govt

Indian Express on Nov 20 reported, the seven-year-old boy upon being tested HIV+, five months ago, was asked to leave the school after the confidential report about his health status was leaked.

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Leaders who do not participate in poll campaign may be expelled: BJP

“The mission is to reach to the 77,254 booths of the state. Those who stay away from this movement might also stand to be expelled from the party,” said a senior BJP leader.

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West Bengal: Malda tense as anti-Tiwari rally turns violent

Protesting alleged remarks against Prophet, mob burns down vehicles, attacks police station; 2 sustain gunshot injuries

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Men not allowed: Debate over Bengal’s women’s-only Matribhoomi Special trains

The death of a man who fell off a train has sharpened the tussle over women-only trains in West Bengal.

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West Bengal govt ropes in SRK to shoot tourism ad campaign ‘for free’

Shah Rukh Khan would be calling all to ‘Experience Bengal… the sweetest part of India’ — the tagline of the campaign.

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Injured in police lathicharge, allege West Bengal’s senior BJP leaders

BJP workers were protesting against the ‘activities of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, deteriorating law and order situation and attack on women in the state.’

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Five school children dead as jeep collides with truck in north Bengal

The accident took place when the children, all from the same village, were returning home from a school.