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5 min ago | The Telegraph

Rail ministry eyes East-West exit

The railway ministry wants to exit the East-West Metro project in Calcutta that has been running several years behind schedule, a move many see as part of a plan to wash its hands of the other incomplete Metro routes too.

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4 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

I am from northeast... but I am not Mowgli

"Does the Rajdhani Express go to Assam?" I thought I had heard something wrong. When the question was repeated, I knew I heard it right.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Telegraph

Jumbos damage more than 50 quarters

A circus elephant being taken from Batasia in Darjeeling to Chanchal in Malda in a truck at Siliguri More in Raiganj on Tuesday.

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The Telegraph

A foreign take on women empowerment

A group of eight students from different parts of the world is camping in Dhanbad for over a week now to carry out research on different issues, including women's empowerment and child development.

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The Telegraph

Principals protest Howrah road horror

Tiny tots walk single file towards their school along a slush-filled stretch of GT Road near MC Kejriwal Vidyapeeth on Tuesday morning and a group of boys jump bamboo hurdles over an incomplete 10ft wide concrete section with iron rods jutting out.

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The Telegraph

Rally reality for freshers and freshman

Paritosh Dey travelled from Haldia to Calcutta on Sunday and stayed overnight at a relative's house so that the Trinamul Congress's Maa-Mati-Manush Divas wouldn't prevent him from attending the first day of classes at Presidency University.

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The Telegraph

Meeting to tackle disease

Siliguri, July 21: The director of health services today held a meeting with medical officials of all seven north Bengal districts in Uttarkanya to assess the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis in the region and to determine the steps to be taken to prevent the disease from spreading further.

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Hindustan Times

West Bengal Encephalitis kills 60 in fortnight

An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 60 people in two weeks in West Bengal, a top health official has said, calling the situation "alarming'.

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Al Jazeera

Brain disease kills scores in India's east

An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 60 people in two weeks in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, a top health official has said, calling the situation "alarming".

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The Indian Express

Bengal steps up Aadhar enrolment

Shortly after UPA government's Aadhaar and direct benefit transfer scheme got a shot in the arm with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking 100-crore enrolment under the project, West Bengal authorities have started working on war footing to expedite the process across the state.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Telegraph

Speech or song, crown or umbrella - rally had it all

Roads marked red are those choked by Trinamul supporters. Those in yellow are roads where vehicles crawled because of the rally.

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The Telegraph

Ticking-bomb alert for jobless Bengal

"If you can't give them jobs, it may turn into a time bomb. I may add it's already ticking quite loudly in West Bengal," Bardhan, the emeritus professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, said during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta .

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Newkerala.com

Bengal to set up special fever clinics to tackle encephalitis

With over 80 encephalitis deaths reported from northern West Bengal this year, the state health department has decided to set up fever clinics and relocate pig farms in the districts in the grip of the vector-borne disease.

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DNA India

IIT-Kharagpur emerges on top in ranking

IIT, Kharagpur, has emerged as the top engineering college in EDU-RAND ranking 2014 followed by IITs in Delhi and Kanpur.

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Express India

IIT-Kharagpur emerges on top in ranking

IIT, Kharagpur, has emerged as the top engineering college in EDU-RAND ranking 2014 followed by IITs in Delhi and Kanpur.

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Newkerala.com

Three held for trafficking Bengal girl

Govind Dass, Ranjid and Mitali were arrested from Vyapar Kendra in Sushant Lok area and a 14-year-old girl from West Bengal's Malda district was rescued.

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The Telegraph

Ghisingh leaves Darjeeling with son

Darjeeling, July 20: Subash Ghisingh left Darjeeling unannounced this afternoon with his son, days after he directed his supporters to start rallies across the hills demanding revival of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council till a new administrative set-up under the Sixth Schedule was formed.

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Hindustan Times

4 oppn MLAs join TMC as it celebrates Shahid Diwas

Three Congress MLAs and one CPI legislator joined the Trinamool Congress on Monday, marking the onward march of Bengal's ruling party in weaning over leaders of the opposition parties.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Telegraph

Death in closed Redbank

Siliguri, July 20: A worker of the closed Redbank tea estate died on Friday night, days after the government announced food grain and health care initiatives for shut estates in north Bengal.

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The Telegraph

Brace for chaos of big-bang rally

The stage is set - and a mammoth one at that - for the Trinamul Congress's biggest show of the year and the commuter's worst traffic nightmare come true.

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