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Top industrialist R.P. Goenka dies

Rama Prasad Goenka, one of the country’s biggest industrialists and the architect of RPG Enterprises, died at his Kolkata residence early Sunday morning.

Presidency attack: Cops quiz guard

The Joransanko police on Saturday afternoon interrogated Presidency University security guard Santosh Singh, alias Pappu, for three hours even as state industry minister Partha Chatterjee claimed that the entire campus incident was “staged.” He also insinuated that a provocation from inside the campus was responsible for Wednesday’s violence and vandalism.

Bengal gov says sorry to students

West Bengal governor M.K. Narayanan apologised to the students of Presidency University, stating that he had “failed its students by not being able to protect them from violence on campus”. Mr Narayanan, who is also the Chancellor of the university, apologised more than once to the students and regretted failing to prevent the vandalism of Baker Laboratory. He said the incident was a “blot on our hopes for the future”.

Modi: UPA govt on ‘borrowed time’

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi during an interactive session with industrialists at a hotel in Kolkata on Tuesday. 	— Abhi

Parrying a question on his prime ministerial aspirations, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday said that he was not a apolitical person.

In Bengal, Modi on Mission Mamata

In an apparent bid to reach out to his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi on Tuesday targeted both the UPA at the Centre and the Left Front in the state.

Bengal mulls necessity of student elections

Following the death of SFI leader Sudipto Gupta, the Bengal government is contemplating the necessity of conducting students’ union elections at colleges and universities.

No funds if rural polls not on time, Jairam warns

Union minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh on Sunday warned Trinamul Congress government that the Centre will not release grants for rural development if the panchayat polls were not held on t

Mutual transfer for 10,000 teachers

With the formulation of the mutual transfer policy for the school teachers, the West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) has completed transfers of 10,000 teachers. WBSSC chairman Chittaranjan Mandal said 700 more teachers are likely to be counselled to enjoy the benefit.

Iconic painter Ganesh Pyne, 76, is no more

Legendary painter Ganesh Pyne died Tuesday morning at a private hospital in Kolkata following a massive cardiac arrest.

Livelihoods lost, traders devastated

Wednesday morning brought a pall of gloom among the traders of Surya Sen Market which was completely destroyed in a major fire. The inferno not only took away 19 lives, but also took away the basic livelihood of the traders and also the workers of the market.

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