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Highest crime against women in Bengal, Andhra


West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh have earned the dubious distinction of leading a list of states where crime against women in 2011 was highest.
With 7.5 per cent share of the country's population, West

No money for WB, till it spends existing funds: Centre

Centre has refused to release funds to the tune of Rs 168 crore to West Bengal Government for drinking water projects, pointing out that the amount disbursed earlier had not been spent by the state.

HC directs Bengal govt to file affidavit in Pinki case

The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the West Bengal government to file an affidavit within two weeks on the progress of investigation to determine the gender of athlete Pinki Pramanik.

Pinki case: Bengal govt pleads ignorance

The West Bengal government on Friday pleaded ignorance about the complaint made by Asiad gold medalist Pinki Pramanik of atrocities inflicted on her in custody and demand for justice, as the Opposition's move to raise the issue in the Assembly was rejected on the ground of it being sub-judice.

Mamata for all party delegation to Centre on moratorium


West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday sought to send an all-party delegation to the Centre to press the state's demand for a three-year moratorium on interest payments.

Deaf and dumb girl raped in West Bengal

A 20-year-old youth was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly raping a 17-year-old deaf and dumb girl after kidnapping her from Hemtabad area in North Dinajpur district, police sources said.

The youth,

Bengal exploring other ways to resolve Singur land impasse


The West Bengal government on Monday said it was exploring ways other than legal to transfer land to unwilling farmers in Singur days after the Calcutta High Court struck down the Singur land act, whi

Singur Act null and void, rules Calcutta high court


A division bench of the Calcutta high court has ruled the Singur Act void as President's assent was not taken.

Unwilling farmers will get back their land: Mamata

In wake of the Calcutta high court holding as unconstitutional the Singur Land Development Act, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said her government was with the farmers and committed to return of land to them.

West Bengal to get Rs 16,000cr over 3 yrs


With a financial package of Rs 16,000 crore, to be released in four phases over three years, hammered out for West Bengal, Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will meet Congress president Sonia Ga

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