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The algebra of Opposition unity

The Opposition should see in the Karnataka byelection results a goad for united action Karnataka has done it a second time in a year, this year. The coming together of the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular), post-poll in May 2018, and the inauguration of the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led coalition government was its first contribution to opposition […]

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Smuggling fake notes? Been there, done that

An established network has seen counterfeiting continue post-demonetisation When law enforcement agencies arrested Manglu Sheikh and two others in West Bengal’s Malda district on July 20 this year for allegedly smuggling fake Indian currency notes (FICN) worth ₹7 lakh, they were in for a surprise — almost four years ago, before demonetisation, Manglu and his […]

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West Bengal to observe ‘Rosogolla Day’ on Nov. 14

Day marks first anniversary of GI tag for popular sweetmeat The West Bengal government has decided to observe ‘Rosogolla Day’ on November 14, to commemorate the first anniversary of the State’s famous sweet getting Geographical Indication (GI) tag as ‘Bengal’s Rosogolla’, an official said on Wednesday. Different varieties of rosogollas would be showcased in the […]

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2 dead, 14 injured in stampede at Santragachi station in WB

Two people have died and at least 14 others were injured in a “stampede-like situation” on a foot overbridge at Santragachi railway station in West Bengal on Tuesday evening, a South Eastern Railway spokesman said. The incident occurred when an express train and two EMU locals arrived at the station at the same time around […]