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HindustanTimes Mon,14 Jul 2014

Kolkata

Battered WB Congress waits for Rahul’s Dec visit

A beleaguered West Bengal Congress is eagerly waiting for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to infuse fresh zeal into the party at a time when leaders are rushing to join Trinamool Congress.

Sunanda Sanyal arrested for Saradha scam protest

Octogenarian educationist Sunanda Sanyal found himself at the receiving end of police wrath, along with Sujan Chakraborty, CPI(M) secretary for the South 24-Parganas, Party for Democratic Socialism leader Samir Putatunda and former firebrand Naxalite leader Ashim Chatterjee.

Saradha trade licences to be cancelled by KMC

The Trinamool board at KMC ordered the cancellation of all trade licences issued to various companies operating under the Saradha Group of Companies.

Crib death returns in WB, 12 babies die in 48 hours

The horror of infant deaths has returned to Malda Medical College and Hospital (MMCH) with 12 newborns dying in the past 48 hours. While eight have died in the past 24 hours, four perished the day before.

From December, buy potatoes online at government rates in Kolkata

The cash-on-delivery facility will also provide customers a chance to buy other vegetables at wholesale rates like bottle gourd (lau) at Rs20/kg, onions at R50/kg, cabbage at Rs35/kg.

Kunal Ghosh video stings Trinamool

Kunal made several charges against Mamata in his latest outburst. From recommending hefty donations for Durga Puja organisers and football clubs to not initiating any action against the Saradha group despite being alerted by the Union corporate affairs ministry.

TMC decimates Left in West Bengal, jolts Congress

The Trinamool Congress party swept to power in four of the five civic bodies that went to the polls. It was the last round of elections in the state before the entire nation votes to form the next Lok Sabha in 2014.

High court widens probe into Tower chit fund scam

Justice Sanjib Banerjee agreed to widen the Tower Infrotech Limited (TIL) probe after the court appointed advocates SN Mookherjee and Amrita Pandey told the court that deposits were obtained by TIL in various forms from other states including Assam, the northeast, Odisha, Chhatisgarh and Uttar Pradesh.

After eradicating dengue, KMC set to tackle flooding in Kolkata

Taking a cue from the success story of the health wing, which has almost won the battle against the deadly stings causing potentially fatal diseases like dengue and malaria, civic bosses mooted an initiative to get ready in advance for the next monsoon.

GJM changes tack on Darjeeling

Far from the Gorkhaland cry, the demand of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Thursday boiled down to economic empowerment and development of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) area.

Tussle with the Boses led to Kunal’s downfall

Kunal Ghosh has always had more enemies in the Trinamool Congress leadership than friends. But it is, perhaps, his tussle with the Boses - Swapan Sadhan Bose and Srinjoy Bose - that paved the way for his downfall, a Trinamool Congress insider told HT.

Bipartite talks in Kolkata to buy peace in Darjeeling

The bipartite talks to be held in Kolkata on Wednesday between the Mamata government and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), following a fairly long spell of acrimony over the Gorkhaland issue, could pave the way for permanent peace in Darjeeling Hills.

Mamata steps in to tame ‘artificial’ crisis in Bengal

Ruffled by the consequent shortage of essential commodities such as onions and potatoes along with rumours of a salt crisis, chief minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed her MLAs to be cautious against such rumour-mongering.

Alipore jail prisoner goes missing after getting parole

The Alipore jail premises have been tense since Friday as one of the inmates went missing after serving parole.

West Bengal loses out on central funds for minorities

Failing to submit the detailed project report (DPR), West Bengal government has lost out on Rs. 32-crore central funds meant for minority development under the Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) for the current financial year.
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