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India’s First Dolphin Reserve to Come Up in West Bengal

West Bengal will soon have the country’s first community reserve to protect the endangered dolphins. The dolphin reserve will come up in the stretch of the river Ganges, also known as Hooghly, which is roughly 500 km long. “A committee is being formed to examine in what way the community reserve would be set up in the Hooghly river between ...

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Goons and Railways: Woman with Baby Jumps Off Train, Husband Follows

In a shocking incident of goons harassing women in general compartment, a woman with a small baby jumped off Mahanandra Express near alipore in West Bengal and her husband too jumped off later to save the family. The woman and her husband sustained injuries and were hospitalised in a Divisional Railways Hospital. The incident is one of many such incidents ...

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76 Killed in Manipur, Bengal, Odisha, Gujarat Floods, Next 24 Hours Crucial in Jharkhand, Bihar, sikkim, MP

In West Bengal, 48 deaths have been reported and another 28 in Rajasthan following massive floods in the northern India including Gujarat, Manipur, West Bengal and Odisha. The rains remain heavy due to depression, warn Met department, especially in other regions too including Bihar, sikkim, MP, Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Chief Minister of Gujarat ...

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Growing Sea Levels Put Bengal Tigers at Risk, Says IUCN

Royal Tiger or more ordinarily Bengal Tiger started undergoing a decreasing tendency since 2011. It posed such an intense effect on these species that the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) declared them to be endangered in 2010.   Now, IUCN also declared that growing sea levels triggered by alteration in climate puts the Bengal tigers ...

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CM wants nurse who cut baby’s thumb sacked

After the authorities of Balurghat General Hospital suspended the accused nurse, who “accidentally” cut off the thumb of an 8-day-old baby while trying to cut the leucoplast, chief minister Mamata Banerjee demanded that the nurse be sacked from her job. The baby, who was suggested to be taken to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) in Siliguri after the ...

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Baby’s thumb cut: What happened after accident?

Infant deaths are the most common form of medical negligence in West Bengal. Adding to it, in a shocking incident on Sunday, a nurse allegedly cut off the thumb of an 8-day-old baby girl by “accident” while trying to cut a leucoplast for creating a channel to run saline – with scissors, said reports. Photo Credit: The incident happened in ...

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Sitaram Yechury Made CPI-M Chief, Faces Tough Test Ahead

Former JNU icon and senior leader Sitaram Yechury was unanimously elected the new general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday at the party’s 21st Congress in Vishakhapatnam, a key development in the party. The major test of Yechury will be to bring West bengal back to CPI-M fold in the midst of BJP’s growing presence in ...

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34 fresh cases of swine flu in Bengal, CPI-M leader Gautam Deb stable

As many as 34 fresh swine flu cases were recorded in West Bengal since Wednesday, while the condition of senior CPI-M leader and former minister Gautam Deb remained stable, a health official said on Thursday. “There have not been any deaths since Wednesday. The total number of cases is now 392,” Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Malay Kumar De ...

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Bengal swine flu death count now 20

With one more person succumbing to swine flu on Sunday, the death count from the disease rose to 20 in West Bengal since January, a senior health official said. "The victim, in his 60s, passed away at a hospital in neighbouring Howrah," said Health Secretary Malay Dey. He said the patient was on ventilator support for some time. He said ...

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Indian Muslims’ Growth at 24%: Will it Outnumber Hindus Ever?

With an increase of 24 percent from 2001 to 2011, Muslim population in India grew more than 6 percent compared to the national average of 18 percent. However, Muslims constitute merely 14.2 percent of the country’s total population, and it may not be possible for the religious minority to outnumber Hindus ever. The final figures will be released officially later, ...

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NAMO Stands for ‘No Action, Message Only,’ MODI for ‘Murder Of Democratic India’, Says Jairam Ramesh

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government system works through ABCD (Avoid, Bypass, Confuse, Delay), Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday criticised that the country has been trapped in a culture of “NAMO” since BJP came into power. Ramesh expanded the abbreviation “NAMO” as “No Action, Message Only.” Criticising the present situation of government system, Modi has ...

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Crib Deaths in West Bengal; Death Toll Mounts to 13

West Bengal is again haunted with the crib death, which continues unabated with a death toll reaching at least 13 infant deaths since Wednesday at the Malda Medical College and Hospital, an official said on Friday. Medical Superintendent and Vice Principal M.A. Rashid told IANS: "Since Wednesday, 13 babies have died. All of them were underweight and brought in very ...

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Siliguri Carnival to Celebrate North Bengal’s Heritage

Residents of Siliguri in West Bengal, a city nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas and considered to be the gateway to the northeast, are all set to let their hair down come Dec 15 in the first Siliguri Carnival, sources said. Home to diverse ethnic communities, it will host a week-long socio-cultural extravaganza where "various aspects of heritage, composite ...

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President of India to visit West Bengal on June 5 and 6

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will visit West Bengal (Kolkata) on June 5 and 6, 2014 where he will inaugurate the 150th birth anniversary of Acharya Satis Chandra Mukherjee on June 5, 2014. He will also deliver Sir Ashutosh Mookerjee memorial lecture to mark his 150th birth anniversary on the same day. The President will return New Delhi in ...

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