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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

Kolkata

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.

WB: Mentally challenged woman raped inside ATM

A man in his early thirties was arrested for raping a mentally challenged woman at an ATM kiosk on Andul Road in Howrah on Tuesday night.

Calcutta HC tells IIMs to show CAT answer sheets

As the matter relating to ‘discrepancy’ in CAT scores gathers momentum, the Calcutta high court on Monday directed the IIMs to show the answer sheets and the raw scores to the six petitioners.

Timing of Kolkata Metro services extended

The Kolkata Metro on Tuesday announced extension of timing of services from 6.45am till 10.45pm from March 25. Earlier the timings of the underground railway was from 7.00am to 9.45pm.

India's very own Madame Tussauds' wax museum soon in Kolkata

Indian celebrities need not head towards the UK anymore to get a place in Madame Tussauds’. They can instead petition Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for a perch of their wax selves in Kolkata’s own version of the British museum.

PF case: Saradha chief sentenced to 3 yrs in jail

Saradha Group chairperson Sudipta Sen was sentenced to three years in jail by a court in Kolkata on Friday after he confessed to flouting provident fund guidelines. Sen was found guilty under sections 120B and 406 of IPC.

Students walk out of 'indisciplined' Bengal assembly

On a day when the country watched Lok Sabha MPs come to blows and one use pepper spray on fellow lawmakers, MLAs in West Bengal were told off for their unruly behaviour and foul language by some very discerning visitors to the assembly.
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