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Singur land verdict: Farmers still voice conflicting opinions 31.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A year after the Supreme Court's landmark verdict on Singur land acquisition, dwellers of this rural hamlet in West Bengal's Hooghly district are still voicing contradictory opinions on whether they have benefited from repossession of land and efforts to resume cultivation.
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Where in Bengal, a land agitation puts govt. in a spot 26.8.2017 Hindu: National
Often in the news for political violence, Bhangar, a predominantly rural area in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, is on the boil again. Villagers are angry over the alleged forced acquisition...
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CPI-M maintaining double standards on Darjeeling unrest: Mamata 9.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Accusing the CPI-M of maintaining double standards on the ongoing unrest in the Darjeeling hills, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed it were trying to divide Bengal by joining hands with the BJP.
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Enemy's enemy is my friend: BJP, CPI-M target Mamata (Comment: Special to IANS) 15.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
On the eve of the May 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections, Arun Jaitley shared his campaign experiences with some editors. When he attacked Mamata Bannerjee and the Left-Congress front in equal measure, the crowd's response was tepid. When he attacked the Trinamool for 60 percent of his speech, there was some applause. But when his speech was 75 percent invective against the Trinamool, the applause was thunderous.
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Gopalkrishna Gandhi, a man of varied accomplishments (Profile) 11.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Gopalkrishna Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, is an acclaimed civil servant, diplomat and governor, who is a strong votary of secular ethos, and has clear and independent views.
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West Bengal government relaxes College Square ban 18.6.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
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Mamata bats for power grid at Bhangar 13.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Nearly five months after the violence at the Bhangar block, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday held a government event at Bhangar and assured people that the proposed power grid would bring them...
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Mamata government completes six years in office 20.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Upbeat after a continuous stream of electoral successes, West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government completed six years in office on Saturday - but the landmark also came in challenging times for the ruling party, with the CBI and other central agencies probing graft charges allegedly involving many of its leaders.
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Nuclear Power Corp seeks meet with CM for 2nd shot at Haripur 4.4.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
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Mamata remembers Nandigram land movement victims 14.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remembered those who died in the Nandigram land movement on its 10th anniversary on Tuesday and said the state government was committed to protect the farmers.
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Women's rights group seeks probe into Bhangar 'police atrocities' 6.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A women's rights group on Monday demanded that the West Bengal government immediately probe alleged police atrocities in Bhangar and withdraw fake charges against leaders of an ongoing movement opposed to the setting up of a power grid in the area.
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Sushil Mandi asks JU vice-chancellor for fair probe 2.3.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee trains Nandigram guns at former governor 1.2.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
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Taste of her own medicine 31.1.2017 FrontLine: The Nation
Mamata Banerjee’s administration faces an agitation against land acquisition that has disturbing parallels with the Nandigram and Singur agitations which turned around her plummeting political fortunes 10 years ago. By SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY
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This land is their land 31.1.2017 Hindu: Opinion
Despite the new land acquisition law, questions of resettlement and rehabilitation persist
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Bhangar torchbearers skip city rally 31.1.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
All the nine members of the core team that had held the first meeting at Panapukur village to chalk out the land stir in Bhangar gave a miss to the Kolkata rally from College Square on Monday where cops in mufti had been waiting for their prized catch.
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Land acquisition: Need for a shift in discourse? 26.1.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
Farmers are not against losing their land; what they want is 'acceptable' compensation
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Most-wanted Maoist leader, wife give up arms 26.1.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
Ahead of Republic Day -and amid talk of ultraLefts trying to fan trouble at Bhangar -the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police tasted its biggest success in the past four years in combating Maoism.
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Wanted maoist commander Ranjit Pal and his wife surrenders 25.1.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
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Clear info could've averted Bhangar violence 19.1.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
The Bhangar violence seems to be the Vedic Village arson throwback, when an angry mob had set the resort on fire eight years back in 2009. Beneath the immediate reason -a clash over an innocuous football match in which a youth was killed -lay a mega plan of the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee government to purchase 1600 acres of land for an IT township in the area through private promoter -Vedic Realty -of which 90 acres were to be handed over to IT majors Wipro and Infosys for setting up their projects.
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