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Panel to look into new modes of livelihood for women in Singur

January 9, 2009 2:25:38 am

Months after the Tata Motors withdrew from the small car project in Singur,the State Commission for Women plans to prepare a proposal concerning alternative modes of livelihood for those women,who were to be employed under the project.

Unhappy with edu bill,Christian schools seek legal opinion

January 9, 2009 2:22:36 am

Some provisions of the Right to Education Bill passed by the Union Cabinet last year,has not gone down well with the Association of Anglo Indian Schools in the country.

Warmest winter in Kolkata,courtesy fog

January 9, 2009 2:21:46 am

This winter has been the warmest in recent years as the mercury remained up to five degrees above normal.

Govt yet to receive a single suggestion on road safety

January 9, 2009 2:20:53 am

Over a week has passed since the state government had issued an advertisement seeking opinion from people and organisations on road accidents,but it is yet to receive a single suggestion.

Four held for siphoning Rs 1 cr from barrister’s account

January 9, 2009 2:19:18 am

The police arrested four persons in connection with siphoning over Rs 1 crore from a barrister’s account on Thursday.

New liquor excise policy in the offing

January 9, 2009 2:18:23 am

Following the hooch tragedy that claimed 29 lives so far,the state government is preparing a revised excise policy taking into consideration demand and supply of liquor.

Girls from Bengal in Surat prostitution net,1 rescued

January 9, 2009 2:16:28 am

The prostitution racket in Surat is being fuelled by girls from Bengal. The police are on the hunt for a gang of three who had bought at least six girls from the villages of Bengal in the guise of getting them jobs in Surat.

In Kolkata,Muharram brings traffic to a standstill

January 9, 2009 2:15:12 am

Traffic was brought to a standstill in central and south Kolkata on Thursday following Muharram processions which were taken out in various parts of city.

Clash in Midnapore town after Muharram procession stopped

January 9, 2009 2:13:51 am

Curfew was clamped in Midnapore town following a clash between members of an akhada and Muslims during a Muharram procession on Thursday.

Gurudas demands probe into scam,writes to PM

January 9, 2009 2:11:20 am

Adding its voice to the outrage over the Satyam shocker,the Communist Party of India demanded a judicial probe into the issue on Thursday.

Bike Baba drives high on Esteem

January 9, 2009 2:08:36 am

In 1992,he had walked for the first time all the way from Gujarat to attend the Gangasagar Mela in West Bengal.

PWD,organisers to clean up Maidan after Gangasagar

January 9, 2009 2:07:17 am

The tussle regarding Gangasagar pilgrims being granted permission to set up temporary structures on the Maidan has taken a backseat this year with the organisers and the state government promising to do a clean up act...

‘Trinamool ousted 1,000 CPM workers’

January 9, 2009 2:05:15 am

A day before counting of votes is scheduled to begin for the Nandigram by-election,the CPM claimed that around 1,000 of its supporters have been ousted from villages near Sonachura during the past 72 hours by Trinamool Congress workers.

Auto ban: Now govt says ‘no’ to extension of deadline

January 9, 2009 2:02:18 am

The state government,which had been saying that it would seek an extension to the December 31,2008,deadline to ban two-stroke autos from plying in the city,is now keen to phase out the vehicles in a staggered manner.

Satyam recruits in state in a quandary

January 9, 2009 2:01:22 am

The ripples of the Satyam Computers scam are being felt in the state too,with the fate of thousands of engineering graduates hanging in balance.

Fuel stations go dry as oil strike enters Day 2

January 9, 2009 2:00:00 am

As the strike by employees of the state-run oil companies entered the second day,majority of the petrol pumps in the state on Thursday went dry.

Clashes mar Muharram processions,30 injured

January 9, 2009 1:57:15 am

More than 30 people were injured in Muharram clashes across the country on Thursday. While at least 27 persons,including one policeman,were injured in a communal clash at Midnapore town in West Bengal...

Fashion Fair

January 8, 2009 3:39:33 am

While rumours are floating around in Delhi fashion circles about the alleged pullout of sponsors at one of the fashion weeks...

Laughter Challenged

January 8, 2009 3:38:35 am

Right after saas bahus spread out their kitchenware all over the airwaves,creative heads decided they’ve had had enough of colourful girl-talk.

Ayush upsets third seed,Aandrita shines in BTA tennis

January 8, 2009 3:36:37 am

Unseeded Ayush Dharewa today toppled third seed Prateek Pushkar Baxi of Chattisgarh on the third day of Treat Joosi AITA — BTA Championship Series 2009 being held in memory of Dilip Bose at the BTA Complex here.