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Major hooch tragedies in India

More than 120 people were killed in a West Bengal village after consuming illicit liquor on Tuesday night. Following are major hooch tragedies in India in the past few years:

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All pervasive corruption behind repeated hooch tragedies: Former cops

Lure of more money leads liquor manufacturers to take to setting up spurious liquor distilleries, with the administration as well as politicians turning a blind eye - till a tragedy like the liquor de

Dead or alive? Caught in chaos at Kolkata hospital

Rescuers brought out seemingly dead patients as anxious relatives stared, hoping their worst fears would not come true, as thick black smoke billowed from the Annex 1 new building of Kolkata's AMRI ho

Maoist leader Kishenji killed during gunbattle with security forces - TV

This is a breaking news report

Top Maoist leader Kishenji has been reported killed after a firefight with security forces in West Bengal, TV channels have claimed.

Reports say Kishenji was killed in

Mamata Banerjee in Delhi 'to plead' for West Bengal


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived in the capital on Tuesday night and is expected to press the Centre for financial assistance to her cash-strapped government.

"Going to plead for Be

Mamata calls up Buddha with invite for film fest

Breaking the ice after three years, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday personally called up her predecessor and arch-foe Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee to invite him to the 17th Kolkata

Controversy over Mamata's police station intervention

Controversy surrounded the intervention of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after the clash between police and youths during a religious procession, as she came under attack from opposition CPI-M and BJ

Central package may end depression in W. Bengal


Under pressure from its powerful Trinamul ally, the UPA government is expected to release “some amount” as a bailout package for West Bengal.

Sources said West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamul bos

Sixteen more babies die in WB govt hospitals; toll 29

Four more babies died at Kolkata's B.C. Roy Children's Hospital, which has witnessed a series of crib deaths, besides 12 newborns in the Burdwan Medical College, taking the death toll in two governmen

Stop operation, we will hold arms for a month: Maoists


The Maoists on Tuesday announced they were prepared to hold arms for a month if the West Bengal government halted the joint security forces' operation to build a congenial atmosphere for dialogue.


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