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Mamata has higher ambitions, says Congress


The Congress on Friday said Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's attempt to garner support against the union government's recent economic reforms was aimed at fulfilling 'higher ambitions' in na

West Bengal tops in suicides, Tamil Nadu second

West Bengal had the highest number of suicides in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu in 2011, according to the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau.

While Tamil Nadu15,963 people take

‘Bengal to be free of Naxalism soon’

Once termed as the Naxal bastion, West Bengal is progressing fast towards becoming free from the clutches of the CPI(Maoist), according to the biggest paramilitary force engaged in anti-Naxal operati

Congress ministers to handover resignations to Mamata


Six Congress ministers will on Saturday hand over their resignations to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

"Our six ministers in the state government will submit their resignations to C

Congress pulls out six ministers from Mamata Banerjee ministry


As a counter to the withdrawal of support to the UPA government by the Trinamool Congress on Thursday, the Congress on Saturday pulled out its six ministers from the Mamata Banerjee ministry.


TN goes to West Bengal for rice


With the prices of rice and gram skyrocketing, chief minister J. Jayalalithaa has decided to procure rice from West Bengal and supply it through the public distribution system outlets at a subsidised

Cartoonist held on sedition charges sent to jail

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Freelance cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, arrested on sedition and other charges, was on Monday sent to jail after a local court remanded him to two-week judicial custody.

Six killed in lorry-MUV collision in West Bengal

Six persons, including two women, were killed and three others injured when the MUV carrying them collided with a lorry at Domjur area of Howrah district on Sunday morning, the police said.


Mamata rated among world's 50 influential leaders in finance


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee figures in the list of 50 most influential people in the world of finance as rated by Bloomberg Markets magazine.

"Her Trinamool Congress party, part o

Bus washed away by swollen river

A bus carrying around 70 passengers was washed away on Thursday when it was crossing a flooded bridge over Bhairabbanki river in West Bengal's Bankura district.

Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar

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