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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.

2006-05-09 07:25:00

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.