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1 hr ago | TrekEarth

The Raikats of Jalpaiguri

Pictured here is a portion of the Baikunthapur Palace, also called Jalpaiguri Rajbari , which was constructed in the early years of the twentieth century - replacing an older palace - by the Raikat rulers of the Baikunthapur Forest Estate.

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5 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

India : Gowda: Indian Railways making trials on smart card for local, ...

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Indian Railways has initiated trials on the Go India smart card intended at allowing people buy rail tickets for both short and long-distance trains in reserved and unreserved class, comprising suburban services, from any part of the nation.

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9 hrs ago | DNA India

Woman dumped by government hospital in West Bengal, dies

A 45-year-old woman, dumped by the wayside at Jagatdal in North 24 Parganas district by an ambulance driver of a state-run hospital where she was admitted for treatment, died at another hospital.

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11 hrs ago | The Times of India

803 villages in 14 districts of Bihar in flood grip

PATNA: Yet another live was claimed by the flood in Muzaffarpur district on Wednesday taking the death toll in the recent flood in Bihar to 25. The flood in the 14 districts of the state has inundated 803 villages.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Telegraph

State hints at power bill waiver for hills

Siliguri, Aug. 20: State power minister Manish Gupta today said the government could grant some concessions to domestic electricity consumers in the Darjeeling hills who had not paid bills from June 2008 to July 2011 during the Gorkhaland agitation.

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The Telegraph

CM seeks foreign direct investment

Singapore, Aug. 20: Mamata Banerjee today launched in Singapore an initiative to woo foreign direct investment with the clarion call 'come to Bengal, ride the growth'.

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The Indian Express

ED questions Jayaraman, to file chargesheet soon

The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday questioned K Jayaraman, DIG , in connection with the Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority scam worth nearly Rs 200 crore.

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DNA India

Yoga loses its rockstar as BKS Iyengar passes away at 95

Belur Krishnamachar Sundaraja Iyengar, 'rockstar of yoga', passed away at 3.15am on Wednesday in Pune.

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PR-inside.com

Just Published: "CESC Limited (CESC) - Alternative Energy - Deals and Alliances Profile"

It operates as the flagship company of RPG Enterprises, a largest industrial conglomerate.

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The Daily Star

Infant abducted after killing domestic help

Criminals abducted a 14-month-old adopted son of a childless couple after killing their teenaged domestic help at Thanapara in Nilphamari municipality on Tuesday while police yesterday recovered the body of a five-year-old boy killed by abductors in Bhuapur upazila under Tangail district.

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The Telegraph

Metro one rake down

One down, six to go. No, this is not the Indian batting card against England, but Calcutta Metro's ageing fleet struggling to stay alive.

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The Telegraph

Zip, app, zoom cabs drive into town

A California-based start-up that has turned the taxi business on its bonnet quietly drove into town on Tuesday morning, promising Calcuttans a truly cool cab experience.

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Nerve News

Speeding vehicle kills leopard in Bengal

A young female leopard was killed by a speeding vehicle near a national park in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district Tuesday, a forest official said.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Big News Network.com

Bengal minister denies wrongdoing in Saradha deal

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.

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The Telegraph

PM touch to open up oil lifeline

Members of the bomb disposal squad inspect one of the three helipads being readied for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ranchi on Tuesday.

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Newkerala.com

Amit Shah to campaign for assembly by-polls in Kolkata

BJP chief Amit Shah will campaign here in the run up to the Sept 13 by-polls for two assembly seats in West Bengal, party state chief Rahul Sinha said Tuesday.

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Newkerala.com

Calcutta HC seeks personal appearance of Bengal police chief

Expressing its displeasure over the investigation into the murder of a panchayat member in which a leader of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has been named, the Calcutta High Court Tuesday directed the state police chief to appear before it Sep 4. The order by Justice Harish Tandon came on a petition seeking a Central Bureau of ... (more)

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The Telegraph

Bengal, Singapore to set up business centre in Calcutta

Singapore, Aug 19 : West Bengal and Singapore on Tuesday decided to jointly set up a Business Centre in Calcutta as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to discuss industry, business and trade.

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DNA India

Three Trinamool Congress workers arrested in Kanthi gang-rape case, nine more absconding

Three Trinamool Congress workers have been arrested in the Kanthi gang-rape case where the wife of a CPIM worker was gang-raped, paraded naked and then hanged to death in East Midnapore district of West Bengal.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Willits News

Bay Area golfer, 90, aces same hole twice

"I'm almost blind in my right eye, so I didn't see it go in," Carapiet, a 25 handicap, said of his first ace.

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