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Doctors in West Bengal give Hepatitis B vaccine orally instead of polio drops; 114 kids hispitalised


Hooghly: At least 114 children were hospitalised in Hooghly district after they were mistakenly given Hepatitis B vaccine orally instead of pulse polio drops. Six persons were suspended for the the l

Mamata talks tough, gives 72-hour deadline to GJM to call off stir; Gurung hits back, threatens janta curfew


Kolkata/Darjeeling: Armed with a Calcutta High Court order to maintain normalcy in Darjeeling hills, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerje on Saturday gave a 72-hour deadline to the Gorkha Janmuk

Ganga reaches extreme danger level mark

Due to water level increase in the upper catchment areas of the river, the Ganges Saturday touched the extreme danger level mark in Malda district.

West Bengal: Four more die in continuing panchayat poll violence


Behrampore(West Bengal): Poll violence continued on Tuesday in trouble-torn Murshidabad and Birbhum districts, a day after panchayat election was held there, leaving four persons dead.
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West Bengal panchayat poll violence continues: Four killed, 12 injured in

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Berhampore (West Bengal): Four persons were killed and 12 injured as incidents of violence were reported during the fourth phase of the panchayat elections in West Bengal on Monday.
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Union Minister Khan Chowdhury allegedly attacked in Malda

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Malda (West Bengal): Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare A.H. Khan Chowdhury was allegedly attacked during a Congress rally at Kaliachak in West Bengal's Malda district on Tuesday.

2 killed in WB panchayat poll violence


Burdwan (WB): A CPI(M) gram panchayat candidate's husband was today killed and another party candidate beaten up allegedly by Trinamool Congress supporters in Burdwan district in the second phase pan

Mayawati, Gorkhas latch on to hot Telangana

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Hyderabad: The issue of separate statehood for Telangana, currently being deliberated by the Congress Working Committee, could revive demands for creation of other smaller states.
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Sporadic violence reported during panchayat elections

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Kolkata: Sporadic violence was reported in the first phase of panchayat elections in West Bengal covering three districts of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia, where 25-30 per cent polling was reco

Several states oppose bill aimed at minimising flood losses


New Delhi: Even as floods play havoc in Uttarakhand, several states have opposed the provisions of a 38-year-old Model Flood Bill aimed at minimising losses to life and property in the natural calami

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