User: subbu Topic: Land Issues
Category: Nandigram :: Violence
Last updated: Nov 10 2017 15:03 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Mamata remembers Nandigram 'martyrs' 10.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday remembered those who she claimed became "victims" of the CPI-M's "violent politics" in the state during the Left Front (LF) rule.
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Guerilla with a mobile phone 25.10.2017 FrontLine: Books
A book that frames the Lalgarh movement and Kishanji, its charismatic and controversial spearhead, in a historical perspective. By SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY
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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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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 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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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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Opposition condemns Bhangar violence, Mamata government blames 'outsiders' 18.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Congress on Wednesday demanded a judicial inquiry and CBI probe into the clash between protesting villagers and police in Bhangar that left two persons dead, while the Left parties condemned the "police firing on farmers".
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Two dead in clash over construction of Power Grid sub-station 18.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Two persons were killed in the Bhangor area of South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Tuesday as clashes broke out between the police and villagers opposing construction of a Power Grid sub- station in the area. Villagers, who blocked roads and damaged several police vehicles, claimed that police had opened fire on the protesters while police said the firing took place between two groups of protesters in which the casualty took place. When asked about reports of police firing in the area, Sharma said "There has been no police firing. The police didnt fire a single shot. The work of the Power Grid station has already stopped. The person was declared dead on arrival at the hospital and the other person is undergoing treatment." The West Bengal government has declared that the project has been stopped. According to a highly-placed source at the state Secretariat Nabanna, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today asked the police to exercise restraint and refrain from opening fire in Bhangor. In a tweet, ...
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1 killed as stir against Bengal power plant blows up 18.1.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
Land agitation made a violent comeback to West Bengal's political landscape on Tuesday, with a college student succumbing to bullet injuries he sustained during a stir against a proposed power station in Bhangar.
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West Bengal's Bhangar on boil: Villagers clash with police over power grid substation 17.1.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Acquisition of land for a power project had instigated murmurs of protests in Bhangar area in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district for the past several days. On Tuesday, it exploded in the form of a fierce resistance in spite of the government’s assertion that the work on the power grid substation will remain suspended.  Bhangar, which is quite close to Kolkata, witnessed large scale violence and battles with the district police throughout the day, shaking up the entire administration and police force. The problem started back in 2013 when Trinamool Congress strongman from Bhangar, Arabul Islam reportedly acquired 13 acres of land from farmers for the power project of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (a central government enterprise) to set up a substation of 440/220KV to transmit power between West Bengal and Purnia in Bihar. Since 2013, farmers and other villagers have been led in protest by Kalu Sheikh, who demanded work on the substation be suspended and land to be returned to them. On ...
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