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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Kolkata

Somnath Chatterjee suffers mild cerebral stroke

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee has been admitted to a private hospital here after suffering a mild cerebral stroke.

Bengal man goes down fighting for his best friends — street dogs

Shau, who worked in a jute mill, was bludgeoned to death on Wednesday night by his neighbour, Sambhunath Bag, who accused him of 'pampering' street dogs to a point where, he said, they became a 'menace' in the locality.

West Bengal governor M K Narayanan resigns

West Bengal governor M K Narayanan resigned on Monday capping speculation for the past few days on whether he would step down following the centre's hint in the second week of June that the new dispensation wants several governors to step down.

Six arrested in West Bengal jute mill CEO lynching

Six people have been arrested for lynching the CEO of a jute mill in West Bengal's Hooghly district, police said on Monday, an incident that has brought back memories of militant trade unionism under the state's communist rulers that scared away industry.

Now, a new app to save males from harassment

Men who are at the receiving end of domestic violence or charged with false rape cases need not feel left out any more. Help has come via a mobile app.

Taxes waived for those who use Mamata's hues

The Trinamool Congress-run KMC has come up with a proposal to waive the property tax for 2014-15 if a residential building or house is painted in the party’s favourite colour combination — white and sky blue.

Bengal: Left to protest alleged poll malpractices

Four Left parties would on Wednesday organise nationwide protests against the "assault on democracy" in West Bengal, accusing ruling Trinamool Congress of violence and poll malpractices and the Election Commission of being ineffective in checking them.

CBI to probe multi-crore Saradha scam: SC

The CBI will investigate the multi-crore Saradha Ponzi fund scam that robbed several thousand small investors in West Bengal of their life’s savings, and many of their lives as well. Saradha probe may hurt TMC in Delhi and at home

Election sweeteners: NaMo, RaGa, Didi sandesh in Bengal

The surcharged political atmosphere in West Bengal is getting a sweet edge in a hotly contested election. Sweet makers here are cashing in on the election frenzy by creating sweet delicacies named after party symbols and leaders.

Heavy polling in Bengal; Left party cries foul

West Bengal recorded a high voter turnout on Thursday when four of its 42 Lok Sabha seats went to polls in the first phase of elections in the state.

Sleuths predict end of Didi’s Delhi plans

None other than the state intelligence branch of West Bengal Police – working directly under chief minister Mamata Banerjee –predicted that the Trinamool Congress would win only 18-22 seats against its target of 30 seats.

Ex-TMC MP pressures Mamata over Saradha links

The ruling Trinamool Congress came under more pressure over its alleged links with the tainted Saradha group, with a suspended Rajya Sabha MP on Tuesday accusing chief minister Mamata Banerjee of trying to save the accused.

Pressured by parents to join flesh trade, Bengal girl sets herself ablaze

The police said the deceased used to live with her grandparents as her parents worked in Delhi. Sources said whenever the victim’s parents visited her, they used to persuade her to go to Delhi with them and join prostitution.

BJP too optimistic about coming to power: Mamata

“Some people are chanting NaMo NaMo as if he has already become the PM,” Banerjee said with a hint of jeer. “BJP will not win any seat from Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and other states. As time passes, you will see their calculations changing.”

Polls leave Bengal’s Mao-land cold

Strange it may sound, but the ruling Trinamool Congress – which credits itself with bringing peace in Jangalmahal, the Maoist heartland of Bengal – is fighting shy of campaigning in the area. And its bitter enemy, the CPI(M), is following its example, leaving the locals sorely perplexed.
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