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2008-09-20 12:00:00

KOLKATA: Singur is headed for a showdown yet again. Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee says he doesn't want a confrontation, but has categorically ruled out giving more than 70 acres of land from the Nano site. A miffed Mamata Banerjee has threatened to go on the warpath "any day after September 19". So, chances of the Tatas starting operations in Singur seem remote. With the government and the opposition still locking horns over the land issue, the focus rests on Raj Bhavan. All...

2006-05-09 07:25:00

By Kamil Zaheer GOTALA HAT, India (Reuters) - Farm laborer Allauddin Sheikh voted last month for yet another term for the world's longest-running elected communist government in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. Allauddin earns around 80 rupees a day ($1.80), but he is guaranteed work and a certain share of the produce he tills, thanks to sweeping land reforms brought by the Left Front government. His children don't have to go hungry and that is reason enough to vote for the...

2006-05-08 00:21:20

By Kamil Zaheer GOTALA HAT, India (Reuters) - Farm laborer Allauddin Sheikh will vote on Monday for yet another term for the world's longest-running elected communist government in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. Allauddin earns around 80 rupees a day ($1.80), but he is guaranteed work and a certain share of the produce he tills, thanks to sweeping land reforms brought by the Left Front government. His children don't have to go hungry and that is reason enough to vote for...

2006-04-30 09:12:49

By Bappa Majumdar BERHAMPORE, India (Reuters) - In India's West Bengal state, the world's longest-serving democratically elected communist government has relied on peasants to win power time and time again since 1977. Now Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, state Chief Minister, says his party is going to win the latest election with new supporters: urban voters and businessmen who for years shunned the communists believing they were anti-business and focused on rural areas. Through a...


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