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Mamata announces legalising hawking
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) With the crucial election to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation just a month away, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced a policy aimed at legalising hawking in the state.

Friday, March 13, 2015 7:12:19 PM

After successful recovery, Mulayam reaches Lucknow home
Lucknow, March 13 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav reached his Vikramaditya Marg residence in the state capital on Friday after being discharged from the Medanta hospital in Gurgaon.

Friday, March 13, 2015 6:58:05 PM

Vinod Mehta, A Prince among journalists (Comment: Special to IANS)
Vinod Mehta would have been flabbergasted. He would never have expected such a turnout at his funeral - the most powerful politicians, journalists, writers, cartoonists, artists, everybody except... well, in that exception possibly lay the secret of his success. The fixers and their patrons were not there.

Friday, March 13, 2015 6:48:03 PM

Abu Dhabi looking for increase in Indian arrivals
Panaji, March 13 (IANS) Abu Dhabi has clocked a 32 percent growth rate of Indian travellers in 2014 and tourism officials there are looking for a similar increase in arrivals for the current year, according to Bejan Dinshaw, India manager for the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority.

Friday, March 13, 2015 6:42:17 PM

Central institution in Bengal out of funds for swine flu tests
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) The National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases here which is handling around 50 to 60 suspect samples of swine flu every day has ran out of funds to procure necessary chemicals for the HINI virus test, a scientist said on Friday.

Friday, March 13, 2015 6:42:16 PM

WHO links food safety and nutrition
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Linking food safety and nutrition, the World Health Organisation on Friday said food and water borne diseases kill an estimated two million people across the world annually.

Friday, March 13, 2015 6:40:05 PM

National network for tele-medicine soon: Health ministry
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The ministry of health and family welfare on Friday said that it would soon utilise the services of the National Medical College Network (NMCN) - a national task force on tele-medicine - to combat the scarcity of doctors in the rural parts of the country.

Friday, March 13, 2015 6:36:19 PM

S.K. Mishra CPI-M's new West Bengal secretary
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) Surjya Kanta Mishra, now Leader of Opposition in the West Bengal assembly, will be the new state secretary of the CPI-M, the party announced here on Friday.

Friday, March 13, 2015 6:32:14 PM

Calcutta HC seeks report on state's potato farmers
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) In the wake of the suicide of two potato growers in West Bengal, the Calcutta High Court, hearing a PIL on the subject on Friday, directed the Mamata Banerjee government to submit a report about the steps taken to alleviate the farmers' plight.

Friday, March 13, 2015 6:20:04 PM

FIR filed over screening of 'India's Daughter'
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Friday registered a case over the screening of banned BBC documentary 'India's Daughter', based on the December 16, 2012 gang rape, in the slum where four of the convicts in the case used to live.

Friday, March 13, 2015 5:54:04 PM

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