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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.

2006-04-18 07:20:00

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Three years ago, 16-year-old Jagari Baske vanished from a remote village in the Indian state of West Bengal.

2006-04-03 20:55:03

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Indian schoolgirl Julita Oraon, a devout Christian, never misses Sunday mass, but the rest of her week is spent studying Arabic and Sufi literature among other subjects at an Islamic religious school, or madrasa.

2006-04-02 00:25:33

By Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Voting begins in India's restive Assam state on Monday, kicking off polls in five states being seen as the biggest electoral test of the Congress party-led federal alliance since it won power in May 2004.

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2006-03-13 18:30:00

Authorities in eastern India have arrested 30 poachers in the world's largest tiger reserve this year against 40 caught in 2004 and 2005, officials said on Monday.

2005-10-24 08:05:53

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - At least one million people were marooned on Monday by flooding in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal after five days of torrential rains left 14 dead, officials said.

2005-10-24 02:20:04

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - At least one million people were marooned on Monday by flooding in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal after five days of torrential rains left 14 dead, officials said.

2005-07-11 08:11:55

By Surojit Gupta CALCUTTA, India (Reuters) - Once known as the Jewel of the East, the Great Eastern Hotel in Calcutta, former capital of colonial India, has seen better days.


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