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  Assembly elections: Polling begins in West Bengal

Kolkata: The second part of phase one of West Bengal Assembly polls for 31 seats, where the future of top state opposition leaders is at stake, began this morning. An alliance of Left Front and Congress have put up a tough fight against Trinamool Congress which aspires to come to power for a consecutive second term.

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  Mamata leading a party of thieves: Adhir

Malda (WB): West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury today accused Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee of leading a party of "thieves" and urged people to reject her and the ruling dispensation in the ongoing assembly elections in the state.

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  Live: Voting begins in West Bengal, Assam for first phase of Assembly polls

New Delhi: Voting for the first phase of Assembly elections began under tight security arrangements in West Bengal and Assam today. Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee is facing a tough fight from the Left-Congress combine while Tarun Gogoi of the Congress is looking forward to retaining power in the key northeastern state.

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  Kolkata flyover collapse: Death toll reaches 24, murder charges against construction company

Kolkata: Heart-wrenching cries of relatives taking custody of the dead and anguished kins waiting for the latest update on the grievously injured were the recurrent scenes in hospitals here as the toll in Kolkata's worst flyover tragedy rose to 24 yesterday.

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  10 killed, several trapped as flyover collapse in Kolkata

Kolkata: At least ten people were killed and many were trapped when a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed today on a busy central street here, the police said.

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  Requisition for three choppers by Election Commission for Jangalmahal in WB

Kolkata: As a part of its security arrangement for Jangalmahal in poll-bound West Bengal, Election Commission has sent a requisition for three helicopters to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for aerial surveillance in the sprawling forest area.

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  West Bengal polls: BJP announces fresh list of 194 candidates

New Delhi: Former state BJP chief Rahul Sinha and actor Rupa Ganguly of teleserial 'Mahabharat' fame figure among 194 candidates whose names were announced by the party today for the West Bengal Assembly polls.

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  Left leaders meet EC, demand action against Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi: Leaders of Left parties today knocked the doors of Election Commission, demanding action against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her reported "veiled threat" to the Opposition that "the state government will be in charge when central forces leave after assembly polls".

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  Congress always supportive to Bengal people in crisis: Dhanani

Kolkata: The Congress has always been supportive to people of West Bengal in their crisis and this would be proved again in the coming days, AICC secretary Paresh Dhanani said here today.

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  Mamata hints at fielding Shubhendu from Nandigram Assembly seat in 2016 polls

Nandigram (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday hinted at nominating party leader and Tamluk MP Shubhendu Adhikari as the party candidate from Nandigram in the upcoming assembly polls next year.

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  Fire beaks out at Kolkata's commercial building

Kolkata: A fire broke out in a landmark office building in Kolkata's posh Salt Lake satellite township today.

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  Left Front dubs Mamata Banerjee government as 'prime enemy of masses'

Kolkata: Accusing West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of corruption, the opposition Left Front yesterday dubbed the Mamata Banerjee government as 'the prime enemy of the masses'.

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  Centre's apathy, neglect can't halt West Bengal's progress: Mamata Banerjee

Amta (WB): Accusing the Narendra Modi government of denying funds to the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here yesterday said Centre's 'apathy and neglect' cannot halt West Bengal's development.

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  TMC dubs CPI-M processions effort as bid to bring back terror days

Kolkata: With the Assembly elections in West Bengal scheduled next year, the beleaguered CPI-M is organising processions in rural areas in an attempt to revitalise the organisation, but the ruling Trinamool Congress described the efforts as a bid to bring back the 'days of terror' in the state.

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  Man dies as lady RPF constable pushes him off running train
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Hooghly (WB): A forty-year-old man died yesterday after he was allegedly pushed off from a local train by a lady RPF constable in between Uttarpara and Hind Motor stations in the district, triggering massive protests and rail blockades along the Howrah-Bandel main line section.

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  Chasing hawala trail, I-T seizes Rs 50 cr from Kolkata, Siliguri
A highly-placed Kolkata police officer said various teams, consisting of members of STF and its anti-bank fraud section, helped the tax department sleuths conduct the raids at five places in Kolkata. [...More]
  Odisha: Dried Up River Has Turned Worry for Devotees To Offer Pinda Daan
A dried up Baitarani river has turned a major worry and disappointment among local residents and religious minded people of Jajpur and other areas of the state who gathered in large numbers on the occasion of "Pind Daan" or "Shraadh" on Sunday. [...More]
  Congress demands probe into allotment of land in Bhubaneswar
With the CAG slamming the Odisha government over allotment of valuable land in Bhubaneswar city, the Congress today held chief minister Naveen Patnaik responsible for flouting of law in the process and demanded an independent probe into the matter by an independent agency like CBI. [...More]
  ADB, India signs $252 million loan deal for rural road projects in Odisha, other states
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India today signed here a $252 million loan to continue improving rural roads in the States of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal. [...More]
  CCEA approves continuation of scheme for special Infrastructure in Odisha, 8 other Naxal affected states
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for continuation of the Scheme for Special Infrastructure (SIS) in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states during the 12th Plan period (upto 31.03.2017). [...More]
  Odisha Assembly to discuss special category status issue to state on April 4
Odisha Assembly to discuss special category status issue to state on April 4. On this regard Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today sent notice to assembly speaker Pradeep Amat. [...More]
  Tata Steel to Host Lifeline Express at Odisha's Gopalpur
As part of its continued commitment to social causes, Tata Steel has taken several initiatives to provide healthcare services to the people of Odisha. With a view to extending better healthcare facilities to the people living in rural and inaccessible areas, [...More]
  Jual Oram appointed as BJP's national Vice President, Dharmendra Pradhan as General Secretary
BJP President Rajnath singh announced hi new team for 2014 elections. Mr. Singh appointed senior BJP leader Jual Oram as Vice President of BJP. Odisha"s Dharmendra Pradhan appointed General Secretary. [...More]
  Sailabala Women's College ready to welcome Vice-President Hamid Ansari
The State’s premier Sailabala Women’s College is all set to welcome Vice-President Hamid Ansari who will inaugurate the institute’s year long programmes on Tuesday next. [...More]
  Odisha CM to inaugurate maritime museum on Utkal Divas
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik will inaugurate the Odisha State Maritime Museum here, the first of its kind in the country, on the Utkal Diwas here on Monday. [...More]
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