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Mamata government's Singur land act valid: High court

The Calcutta high court on Wednesday upheld as valid the Singur act passed by the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal scrapping the land lease given to Tata Motors in the area.

India confirms bird flu in West Bengal

India Tuesday confirmed that there were cases of bird flu in West Bengal after samples collected from Nadia district in the state tested positive, officials said here.

The government also ordered cul

West Bengal confirms bird flu, culling begins

The culling of birds began on Tuesday in West Bengal's Nadia district after the union health ministry confirmed that samples had tested positive for bird flu, an official said.

"We have started culli

Teesta water agreement hits choppy waters


There will be no agreement on the sharing of the Teesta river waters without the consultation of the West Bengal government, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said on Monday, a day ahead of Prime Minist

Investment in Bengal only if no hostilities: Tata


Tata Group will invest in West Bengal only if it is satisfied that the state government has no hostility towards it, the conglomerate's chairman Ratan Tata said here on Tuesday.

"There is a need for

Change in West Bengal's nomenclature evokes mixed reactions

The West Bengal government's move in changing the state's name to 'Paschimbanga' has evoked mixed response among the people here, from support to downright opposition and indifference.

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West Bengal to be christened Paschim Banga: Minister

The West Bengal government and the opposition parties on Friday unanimously decided to rename the state Paschim Banga, state Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee announced.

"It has been unanimously

Bengal to follow Thames model on Hooghly


West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that the cash-strapped state government would seek public-private-partnership (PPP) for the beautification of the riverfront.

Ms Banerjee e

Mamata gets 'best among great Bengalis' award


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was on Wednesday presented the Serar Sera Bengali (the best among the great Bengalis) award.

Banerjee was selected for the award for her unwavering long str

Japan wants to invest in Bengal, Tamil Nadu: Envoy

Japan was interested in investing in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu that had recently seen transition in governments, the country’s envoy said here on Monday.

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