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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.


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.’


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.