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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

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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.

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.

HT bureau chief awarded by Chouhan for excellence in journalism

Arun Kumar, bureau chief, Hindustan Times, Patna was given the KC Kulish journalism award by Madhya Pradesh chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a function in Jaipur on Friday evening.

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.

LS elections: Lalu announces list of 25 candidates

RJD leader, Lalu Prasad faces a full blown revolt, after one of his closest aides and MP, Ramkripal Yadav offered to resign from his seat, following the declaration of party list of candidates' here on Thursday.

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.

One arrested in Bodh Gaya blasts case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday detained three people in connection with the serial blasts in Bodh Gaya last year, but after quizzing them, released two and arrested one, police said.

Nitish is restless like a cockroach thrown into an oil vessel: Lalu

RJD chief Lalu Prasad's attempts to stitch an alliance with the Congress may be under strain, but he is keeping his spirits high. The RJD has the capability to take on the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls, said the former CM in an interview to HT.

Favourite in-laws to complete outlaws: How RJD ousted Rabri Devi's two brothers

There was a time when the S2 (Sadhu and Subhash Yadav) reigned supreme in Bihar. But in recent times, Rabri Devi's brothers and RJD chief Lalu Prasad's brothers-in-law, have fallen from grace.

Lone LJP MLA in Bihar resigns over BJP alliance

Zakir Anwar, the Lok Janshakti Party's lone legislator in Bihar, Wednesday resigned from the party to protest  the LJP's likely alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party for the Lok Sabha polls.

Dutch ambassador given ride on autorickshaw driven by woman

The members of a delegation from the Netherlands led by its Ambassador to India Alhonsus Stoelinga today took ride in autorickshaw driven by women in the state capital here to take firsthand account of the Nitish Kumar government's performance for empowerment of women in Bihar.

UPA 'betrayed' by giving Seemandhra special status: Nitish

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday gave a call for a statewide bandh on March 2, terming as "betrayal" the UPA government's decision to grant special category status to Seemandhra while "ignoring" a similar demand made by his government.

Physically challenged woman gang-raped in Bengal

A 23-year-old physically challenged woman was first raped, then thrown from the roof of an abandoned single-storied house in West Bengal’s Hooghly district, after which her family was allegedly prevented from lodging a complaint with the police by a local Trinamool councilor.

BJP wants Bappi Lahiri to contest LS poll from state

The BJP in West Bengal said that it wanted noted music director and singer Bappi Lahiri, who joined the party today, to contest the coming Lok Sabha elction from the state.

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