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Raima Sen: 'My mom is no delicate darling'

'We belong to a family that values commitment as the highest form of virtue.' An excited Raima Sen shares her feelings about her mother's nomination as a Trinamool candidate.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Indian Express

Muslims split Muslims

West Bengal's Muslim vote looks likely to split, but not in reaction to any "Modi wave".

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The Telegraph

Passage to prosperity

Policymakers in India have long felt the need for economic corridors to link adjoining states to facilitate growth by easing infrastructure bottlenecks, improving access to markets, and boosting productivity through urbanization and associated agglomeration effects.

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The Telegraph

Morcha strike-shy after CM jab

Bimal Gurung, SS Ahluwalia and Morcha general secretary Roshan Giri at the meeting in Darjeeling on Tuesday.

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The Telegraph

Alumni aid for schoolboy

The alumni of De Nobili School, CFRI, Dhanbad, recently set an example by coming to the aid of a meritorious student of the cradle, who suffered a brain haemorrhage while writing ICSE exams a month ago.

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The Telegraph

Giridih's red gag order on polls

Rural women at a tea stall in Nawadih where Maoists have put up posters on Tuesday.

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Sonia, Rahul, Advani to hit campaign trail in Bengal

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice president Rahul Gandhi, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani and party president Rajnath Singh will hit the campaign trail for the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal.

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The Daily Star

Teesta woes for farmers

The almost dry Teesta river near the Teesta rail and road bridges in Lalmonirhat.

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Bengal casts first votes for Lok Sabha Thursday

Will the ruling Trinamool Congress further consolidate its position in West Bengal and emerge as a force nationally? Or will the communists succeed in reversing their downward slide? Or will the BJP make the difference between their success and failure in the Lok Sabha polls, beginning Thursday in the state? The over 6.24 crore electorate spread ... (more)

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The Telegraph

Lawyer notice for Priya praise

Raiganj, April 14: The North Dinajpur district magistrate issued a show-cause notice on the president of the district bar association last night for violating the model code of conduct because he praised former Congress MP of Raiganj, Priya Ranjan Das Munshi, at a government programme.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Telegraph

Give back power, win our support

As Dhanbad MP hopefuls intensify campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections, over 250 families of Rai Jharia locality in Bastacola are gearing up to boycott the April 24 polls to protest against BCCL management's move to disconnect power supply to their homes for no fault of theirs.

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The Telegraph

CM rally hits rail hurdle

Balurghat, April 14: The railways have refused Trinamul permission to hold a rally at its ground on the outskirts of Balurghat on April 16, prompting the ruling party to allege 'political motivation'.

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The Telegraph

Vulture nest at culture cradle

Rabindra Sadan, regarded by many as the state's culture cradle, has become a sanctuary for the critically endangered White-rumped Vulture in a beguiling choice of address by a species whose numbers have dwindled drastically.

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The Telegraph

Mall or market, Poila pulls the crowd

Calcutta's old shop stop - New Market, Gariahat and Hatibagan - gave new favourites Quest, South City and City Centre a run for their money on the weekend before Poila Baisakh.

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India Talkies

Husband, three others held for 'gang-raping' woman in Bengal - Indiatalkies.com

Kolkata, April 14: Four people have been arrested following a complaint by a woman in West Bengal's Malda district that she was allegedly gang-raped by her husband and his friends, police said Monday.

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BJP's Babul Supriyo determined to repay his admirers

Asansol -, April 14 - He left a lucrative job at a multinational bank to pursue his first love - singing.

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International Business Times

Lok Sabha Election 2014: Third Front the Only Alternative, Says Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

Bhattacharjee also explained that the way Modi intends to lead the nation is "dangerous," media reports say.

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Buddha slams CM for sharing Anubrata dais

Naihati, April 13: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today criticised Mamata Banerjee for 'being seen in the company' of Anubrata Mondal, three days after Calcutta High Court referred to the same issue to wonder aloud 'are we in safe hands?' At a rally in Naihati to campaign for Barrackpore CPM candidate Subhashini Ali, the former chief minister said without ... (more)

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

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Hindu devotees celcebrate Shiva Gajan Festival in India

Indian villagers watch devotees performing rituals during the Shiva Gajan Festival in Sona Palashi, a remote village some 140 kilometres west of Calcutta, capital of eastern Indian state West Bengal, on April 12, 2014.

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The Telegraph

Don't split plains vote: Mamata

April 13: Mamata Banerjee today asked people in the plains to vote as a bloc for Trinamul and appealed to Siliguri's Marwari trader community in Hindi to shun the BJP, in a bid to counter the Narendra Modi wave and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's support to the national party.

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