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2008-07-11 00:00:00

By Law Kumar Mishra DHANBAD: Jharia Development and Rehabilitation Authority on Tuesday decided to set up eight new townships between Dhanbad in Jharkhand and Raniganj in West Bengal to house more than one lakh families to be displaced by underground fires raging for several decades in coalfield areas.

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2008-01-30 13:35:00

Following the spread of bird flu throughout 13 of India’s19 West Bengal districts, the country has taken steps to stem an outbreak of the virus in the heavily populated area.

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2008-01-18 14:35:00

The World Health Organization has described the current bird flu outbreak as India’s most serious outbreak thus far. The virus has been found over three districts according to the agriculture ministry, and more than 60,000 birds have died.

2008-01-17 00:20:00

Government health officials in India are investigating hundreds of bird deaths in the eastern part of the country to determine if a recent bird flu outbreak that killed 54,000 birds has spread to new areas of the country.

2006-09-01 02:07:05

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Thousands of protected birds are being killed in India's West Bengal state to meet demand from drummers who want to decorate their instruments with feathers, officials and activists said.

2006-09-01 02:00:00

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Thousands of protected birds are being killed in India's West Bengal state to meet demand from drummers who want to decorate their instruments with feathers, officials and activists said.

2006-07-27 23:48:13

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA (Reuters) - Pakistan has sought the help of an Indian state to revamp its system of madrasas after accusations some of the Islamic schools teach religious hatred and are breeding grounds for militancy.

2006-05-11 02:39:19

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian communists were set to sweep two out of five state assembly elections as votes were counted on Thursday, with the ruling Congress party struggling in its biggest electoral test since coming to power two years ago.

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 10:21:47

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Indian voters braved blistering summer heat on Monday as marathon state elections drew to a close with ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi looking set to regain her parliamentary seat in a by-election.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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