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Mamata's stubbornness blocking investment: CPI-M


Mocking the West Bengal government's initiative to attract investments by organising business summit 'Bengal Leads 2012', the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), the state's main opposition part

One dead, six injured in train collision in West Bengal

One person was killed while six others were injured late on Saturday when a local train hit a stationary train at a platform in West Bengal's Nadia district, railway officials said.

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Bengal eyes 25% of India's IT revenue by 2015


The West Bengal government hopes to grab 25 percent of India's revenue from IT sector by 2015, state Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee said on Friday and added that the new IT policy was being final

Year 2011 a watershed in West Bengal politics

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The year 2011 saw Mamata Banerjee leading Trinamool Congress to an unprecedented victory in West Bengal marking the end of the 34-year Left Front rule but a major hospital fire, hooch tragedy and crib

Judge speaks to AMRI Hospital fire accused in ambulance


After AMRI director R.S. Agarwal, an accused in the hospital fire, pleaded he was unwell and could not come to the court, a city court judge on Monday went to the ambulance to speak to him.


Hooch tragedy claims 167 lives

The death toll in the hooch tragedy jumped to 167 today with 19 more casualties reported from three hospitals as police arrested two more persons in connection with the incident.

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Hooch toll mounts to 98

Spurious liquor claimed 31 more lives today, taking the toll in the hooch tragedy at Mograhat in South 24 Parganas district to 98. More than 60 people are battling for their lives in several hospitals

CID enquiry into hooch tragedy, seven held

Seven persons were today arrested in connection with the hooch tragedy in South 24 Parganas district even as the West Bengal Government ordered a CID investigation into the incident.

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Hooch tragedy claims 111 lives in West Bengal, govt orders CID probe

In one of the worst-ever hooch tragedies in West Bengal, 111 people, mostly labourers, rickshaw-pullers and hawkers, died and over 50 were still battling for life in three hospitals after consuming spurious liquor at Mograhat in south 24 Parganas district.

One of India's worst hooch tragedies hits West Bengal


It has been a horrifying few days for West Bengal. A fire in a Kolkata hospital claimed 93 lives on December 8 and now, one of India's worst hooch tragedies is unfolding in the state.

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