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March[edit]

March 31IIT- Kharagpur remembers its Hijli Jail days. (Source: Financial Express, 1 Aparil 2007)

March 31 – Disputes ruin the remains of Raja Subodh Mullick’s heritage home. (Source: The Telegraph, 1 April 2007)

March 30 – Spencer supermarket chain opens two retail outlets in Kolkata, next at Durgapur. (Source: The Statesman, 31 March 2007)

March 30Walmart would not be allowed to set up shop in West Bengal. (Source Statesman, 31 March 2007)

March 30Zambia to open consular office in Kolkata. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 31 March 2007)

March 30 – Kolkata passport office being streamlined with assistance from Webel. (Source: The hindu Business Line, 31 March 2007)

March 30Bongaon Trinamool Congress councillor in murder net. (Source:The Telegraph, 31 March 2007)

March 30 – Two CPI(M) leaders shot dead in Belpahari. (Source: The Statesman, 31 March 2007)

March 29 – 'Most Bengal households susceptible to financial risk' (Source: Financial Express, 30 March 2007)

March 29Nadia District Magistrate in eye of a storm. (Source: The Statesman, 30 March 2007)

March 29 – Selected Singur on sound grounds:Tata Motors. (Source: Business Standard, 30 March 2007)

March 29Nandigram: Women make life difficult for state probe team. (Source: The Statesman, 30 March 2007)

March 28Buddhadeb Bhattacharya flags off drive for peace in Nandigram, no SEZ rollback, shift to Haldia. (Sources: The Telegraph, 29 March 2007, Financial Express, 29 March 2007)

March 28 – 15th day of Hindustan Motors strike at Uttarpara: workers clash as CITU break through majority union barricade. (Sources: The Statesman, 29 March 2007, The Telegraph, 29 March 2007)

March 28 – Mega growth centre coming up near Santiniketan. (Source: The Hindu Business Line)

March 28SFI loses at Jadavpur University after ten years. (Source: The Statesman, 29 March 2007)

March 27 – State being increasingly pushed to a civil war, says Congress faction. (Source: The Statesman, 28 March 2007)

March 27 – State files affidavit on Singur land acquisition in High Court. (Source: The Statesman, 28 March 2007)

March 27Eastern Railway gears up for Kolkata-Dhaka service. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 28 March 2007)

March 26 – Where will South Asian University be located – Santiniketan or Delhi? (Sources: Hindustan Times, 27 March 2007 , Times of India, 27 March 2997)

March 26Darjeeling bid to end tout and taxi menace. (Source: The Telegraph, 27 March 2007)

March 26SAIL rethink on Kulti asset use. (Source: The Telegraph 27 March 2007)

March 26High Court refuses continuation of CBI probe into Nandigram police firing. (Source: The Hindu newsupdate, 26 March 2007)

March 26Pranab Mukherjee flays West Bengal Government's handling of Nandigram issue. The Hindu newsupdate, 26 March 2007)

March 25 – Howrah Municipal Corporation to supply two million gallons of water per day for Salim Group’s Kolkata West International City. (Source: The Statesman, 26 March 2007)

March 25 – West Bengal Government justifies firing at ‘lawless people’ in Nandigram, questions High Court action. (Source: The Telegraph, 26 March 2007)

March 25Nandigram carnage at CPI(M) behest: Rights group. (Source: The Statesman, 26 March 2007)

March 25CPI(M) booklet reiterates call to move from “agriculture to industry, from villages to cities”; regards China as its role model. (Source: Financial Express, 26 March 2007)

March 24CPI(M) state secretary Biman Bose sniffs plot in Nandigram firing backlash. (Source: The Telegraph, 25 March 2007)

March 24Left intellectuals wake up to police action in Nandigram after 10 days. (Source: The Telegraph, 25 March 2007)

March 24Kolkata to have piped gas facility within two years. (Source: The Telegraph, 25 March 2007)

March 23Prakash Karat says the Left Front government will not give up its industrialization policy. (Source: The Telegraph, 24 March 2007)

March 23State Governor replies with flowers to Assembly Speaker. (Source: The Telegraph, 24 March 2007)

March 23Mamata Banerjee raps Prime Minister over Nandigram. (Source: The Statesman, 24 March 2007)

March 22CBI submits report on Nandigram killings to Calcutta High Court (Source: The Hindu, 23 March 2007)

March 22Assembly speaker Hasim Abdul Halim says that the Governor being the constitutional head had no business making a statement on Nandigram. (Source: The Statesman, 23 March 2007)

March 22 – Bengal Taxi Association threatens to withdraw its 15,000-strong fleet of taxis from 3 April to protest the illegal ferrying of passengers by private and state government cars. (Source: The Telegraph, 23 March 2007)

March 22 – 17,000 self-help groups changing the lives of women in the Sundarbans. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 23 March 2007)

March 22CITU displays 32 CSTC and CTC buses reportedly damaged by Trinamool Congress supporters on bandh day. (Source: The Telegraph, 23 March 2007)

March 21 – Central Government provides for rehabilitation of SEZ displaced by developer as per relief and rehabilitation policy of state government. (Source: The Financial Express 22 March 2007)

March 21CPI(M) works out strategy to counter CBI’s Nandigram report. (Source: The Financial Express 22 March 2007)

March 21Trinamool Congress says CID probe motivated. (Source: The Statesman 22 March 2007)

March 21 – Business team from North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany looking at possible joint ventures with small and medium sized firms. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 22 March 2007)

March 20Commonwealth group in Bengal, Orissa to study tourism potential. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 21 March 2007)

March 20 – Nandigram protest rallies by Youth Congress, doctors and intellectuals throw Kolkata traffic out of gear. (Source: The Statesman, 21 March 2007)

March 20Nandigram issue forces adjournment of the Lok Sabha a day ahead of schedule. (Source: The Hindu, 21 March 2007)

March 20 – Biman Bose sees foreign hand in Nandigram. (Source: The Statesman, 21 March 2007)

March 20Kolkata Municipal Corporation budget passed without discussions. (Source: The Statesman, 21 March 2007)

March 20 – Nandigram analysis (Sources: The Hindu Businessline, 21 March 2007, Financial Express, 21 March 2007, The Economic Times, 21 March 2007, The Telegraph, 21 March 2997, The Hindu, 21 march 2007)

March 19 – 50,000 strong Jamait Ulema-e-Hind protest in Kolkata turns violent. (Source: The Statesman, 20 March 2007)

March 19 – CBI probe looking into possible presence of outsiders who may have “participated” in the firing at Nandigram. (Source: The Telegraph, 20 March 2007)

March 19 – When Buddhadeb Bhattacharya forgot to educate Nandigram. (Source: Financial Express, 20 March)

March 19Nandigram violence casts its shadow on parliamentary proceedings for the fourth consecutive day. (Source: The Hindu, 20 March 2007)

March 18Prakash Karat firms up Buddhadeb Bhattacharya defence on Nandigram battle. (Source: Times of India, 19 March 2007)

March 18Singur Krishi Jomi Raksha Committee (SKJRC) have decided to go for “guerilla warfare” (Source:The Statesman, 19 March 2007)

March 17 – Big Brother mollifies allies, worried over CBI. (Source:The Statesman, 18 March 2007)

March 17Left Front drops land acquisition plan at Nandigram. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 18 March 2007)

March 16 – Sporadic violence marks state-wide strike in West Bengal. (Source: The Hindu, 17 March 2007)

March 16UPA, Left differences rise over Nandigram issue. (Source: Financial Express, 17 March 2007)

March 16 – Battle for Nandigram still on: protesters storm in, supporters slip out. (Source: The Telegraph, 17 March 2007)

March 16Nandigram: Police reveals shoot-to-kill shocker. (Source: The Telegraph, 17 March 2007)

March 16V.R. Krishna Iyer indicts government for unleashing terror. (Source: The Statesman, 17 March 2007)

March 16 – Stamp duty raised for flats costing more than Rs. 25 lakhs. (Source: The Telegraph, 17 March 2007}

March 16 – The entire state of West Bengal has come to a standstill due to bandh. (Source: NDTV, 16 March)

March 15 – Just another bandh? Not really, the shutdown breeze blows in favour of Nandigram. (Source: The Telegraph, 16 March 2007)

March 15Calcutta High Court orders CBI enquiry into Nandigram police firing acting on Medha Patkar complaint. (Source: The Times of India, 16 March 2007)

March 15Mamata Banerjee illness takes sting out of protest. (Source: The Times of India, 16 March 2007)

March 15 – ‘Bullet in belly’ but on runaway list at Nandigram. (Source: The Telegraph, 16 March 2007)

March 15 – Dutch team eyes biz ventures in Bengal. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 16 March 2007)

March 14 – At least 20 killed in Nandigram takeover. (Sources: The Telegraph, 15 March 2007 The Statesman, 15 March 2007)

March 14 – The Brigade connection. (Source:The Statesman, 15 March 2007)

March 14 – Biggest challenge ever for Left Front. (Source:The Telegraph, 15 March 2007

March 14Jindals want Salboni factory with consent of locals. (Source:The Statesman, 15 March 2007)

March 14 - 14 killed in violence in Nandigram. 12-hour general strike called on March 16. Higher Secondary Examination rescheduled to begin on 19th. ( Source: NDTV, 14 March 2007)

March 13 - Left, DMK members clash in Lok Sabha over location of University. (Source: The Hindu 14 March 2007)

March 13 – City’s maritime dream shattered. (Sources: The Statesman, 14 March 2007, The Telegraph, 14 March 2007)

March 13 - Former Dum Dum municipality Chairman convicted for life for murdering another former Chairman. (Source: The Statesman, 14 March 2007)

March 13 - Trade Unions clash over Hindustan Motors strike. (Source: The Statesman, 14 March 2007)

March 13 - Police build force for Nandigram clash. (Source: The Telegraph, 14 March 2007)

March 13 - Government probe delinks Singur farmer suicide and Tata land, but family sticks to link stand. (Source: The Telegraph, 14 March 2007)

March 12 - Farmer commits suicide in Singur. (Source: The Telegraph, 13 March 2007)

March 12 – Strike threat by 5,000 workers of Hindustan Motors, salary not paid for two months. (Source: The Telegraph, 13 March 2007)

March 12 - 4,03,154 students will write the Higher Secondary Examination beginning on March 16. (Source: The Telegraph, 13 March 2007)

March 12Kolkata Port Trust seeks norms eased for Hooghly dredging. (Source: Financial Express, 13 March 2007)

March 11Buddhadeb Bhattacharya throws industrialization challenge to opponents for 2008 panchayat elections. (Source: The Telegraph. 12 March 2007)

March 11Saarland business delegation hopeful about future possibilities. (Source: The Telegraph. 12 March 2007)

March 10 - Three hurt in IISCO land takeover. (Source: Statesman, 11 March 2007)

March 9 - Bengal signs land lease pact with Tatas for Singur plant. (Source: The Telegraph, 10 March 2007)

March 9 - Calcutta High Court sets up panel to study Priyamvada Birla's valuables. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 10 March 2007)

March 8 – 63-days jute industry strike called off. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 9 March 2007) March 8 – German small units keen on more business ties. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 9 March 2007)

March 8 – Bengal wooing Boeing to set up repair hub. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 9 March 2007)

March 8 – Production stalled at ECL mines at Chhora and Patmohona. (Source: The Statesman, 9 March 2007)

March 8McDonald’s comes to Park Street. (Source: The Statesman, 9 March 2007)

March 7 – US cos eye Bengal for big investment avenues. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 8 March 2007)

March 7 – Mr Justice Surinder Singh Nirjhar - new Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 8 March 2007)

March 7 – In absence of ‘victim’, army abuzz about New Year-eve ‘tease’ case burial. (Source: The Telegraph)

March 6 – ‘Drunk’ jawans kill boy, batter family in Dakshin Dinajpur. (Source: . The Telegraph, 7 March 2007.)

March 6Buddhadeb Bhattacharya to open `Ginger' hotel of the Tatas in Durgapur today. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 7 March 2007)

March 5 – Levy on water in Howrah from October (Source: The Telegraph, 6 March 2007)

March 5Kolkata port raises dock capacity to 1-lakh sq.m. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 6 March 2007)

March 5 – Bengal offshore: Ministry favours ONGC's request for extension (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 6 March 2007)

March 5 – Dream millionaires from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (Source: Financial Express, 6 March 2007)

March 5Human Rights Commission seeks report on Tuhin Samanta murder probe (Source: The Statesman, 6 March 2007)

March 4 – Women not well in Bengal – Health, education and empowerment myths busted. (source: The Telegrah, 5 March 2007).

March 4 – Rain plays havoc on betel vines in Nadia district. (Source: betel vinesThe Statesman, 5 March 2007)

March 4 – Tampering with heritage in Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bag. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 5 March 2007)

March 4 – The City of Joy soon to be filmed as a documentary. (Source: The Hindu, 5 March 2007)

March 2Calcutta High Court convicts Bengal’s see-no-evil elite. (Source: The Telegraph, 3 March 2007)

March 2 – Chemical hub project at Nandigram is “very much on”, says Salim man. (Source: The Statesman, 3 March 2007)

March 1India, France set up panel on food processing. Source: The Hindu Business Line, 2 March 2007)

March 1Bata locks out registered office, retrenches 45 staff. (Source: Financial Express, 2 March 2007)

March 1 – Prince Anwar Shah Road connector opened to public. (Source: The Statesman, 2 March 2007)

March 1Urdu lingua franca of Asansol, Islampur and Metiaburuz. (Source: The Statesman, 2 March 2007)

March 1 – Basanta Utsab at Rabindra Bharati and Santiniketan (Sources: The Hindu Business Line, 2 March 2007 and The Statesman, 2 March 2007)

February[edit]

February 28Instrument Landing System awaits upgrade at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (Source: The Telegraph, 1 March 2007)

February 28 – Partywomen snub Medha Patkar at Binoy Konar’s behest. (Source: The Statesman 1 March 2007)

February 28Dominique Lapierre visits Keoradanga village in South 24 Parganas. (Source: The Hindu Business Line, 1 March 2007)

February 27Economic Survey lends support to Buddhadeb Bhattacharya’s theory of industrialisation. (Source: The Telegraph, 28 December 2007)

February 27 – Pro-industrialisation campaign of SFI ends in defeat at Presidency College. (Source: The Statesman, 28 February 2007)

February 27 – Fire halts opearations of SAIL’s Alloy Steels Plant at Durgapur. (Source: The Statesman 28 February 2007)

February 27 – Fresh look at 999-yr DLF deal at Dankuni. (Source: The Telegraph 28 February 2007)

February 27Hindustan Motors ties up with Shriram Properties for IT township and auto park at Uttarpara. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 28 February 2007)

February 26Railway Budget ambitious, progressive, say Bengal chambers. (Source: Financial Express 27 Februray 2007)

February 26 – Private wagon makers welcome Rail Budget. (Source: Financial Express 27 Februray 2007)

February 26 – Principal secretary serves notice on minister: apology or Rs. 1 crore suit for mad slur. (Source: The Telegraph 27 February 2007)

February 25Starvation claims 4 in 7 days (Source: The Telegraph 26 February 2007)

February 25 – Lecturer shot dead in school election. (Source: The Telegraph 26 February 2007)

February 25NABARD funds two watershed projects in Bankura. (Source: Financial Express 26 February 2007)

February 25Book Fair ends with fresh hope (Source: The Statesman 26 February 2007)

February 25CPI(M) angry with US consul general but hands tied (Source: The Telegraph 26 February 2007)

February 24CPI(M) protests meeting of US Consul General with Jamait Ulema-i-Hind. (Source: The Telegraph 25 February 2007.)

February 24 – Massive power cuts expected in state electricity board areas this summer. (Source: The Telegraph 25 February 2007.)

February 24CIL guns for vendor cartels. (Source: Financial Express 25 February 2007)

February 23Tata Indicom eyeing 1-million customer base in Kolkata Circle. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 24 February 2007)

February 22 – Centre clears Salim project. (Source: The Statesman 23 February 2007)

February 22 – Delhi-Howrah dedicated railway freight corridor project cleared. (Source: The Telegraph 23 February 2007)

February 22Howrah station on tentative list of stations to be modernised on public-private partnership basis. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 23 February 2007)

February 22 – Eastern India accounts for only 15 per cent of growing leather exports. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 23 February 2007)

February 21Tata-Changi airport tie up to bid for Kolkata airport modernisation. (Source: The Telegraph 22 February 2007)

February 21Farakka Barrage lock gate washed away. (Source: The Statesman 22 February 2007)

February 21CPI(M) counters Jamait Ulema-i-Hind propaganda that Muslims’ land is being picked up. (Source: The Telegraph 22 February 2007)

February 21 – Bengal plans to set up drugs, medical equipment unit. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 22 February 2007)

February 20 – Plague in potato field, farmer hangs himself. (Source: The Telegraph 21 February 2007

February 20 – Farmers in Haripur, Purba Medinipur opposes nuclear power plant.. (Source: The Statesman 21 February 2007)

February 20Panskura farmers oppose land for proposed project of Reliance Industries. (Source: The Statesman 21 February 2007)

February 20Chittabrata Majumdar, CITU general secretary, dead. (Source: The Statesman 21 February 2007)

February 19DLF group to set up 4,840 acres (19.6 km2) township at Dankuni (Source: The Hindu Business Line 20 February 2007)

February 19 – Bengal Shrachi lays foundation for entertainment hub `Junction' inDurgapur. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 20 February 2007)

February 18 – Assocham target for West Bengal 2010: Rs. 1 lakh crore investment, 3 lakh jobs. (Source: The Telegraph 19 February 2007)

February 18BESU teachers to go on hunger strike for status demand. (Source: The Telegraph 19 February 2007)

February 18Plan panel okays Bengal plan. (Source: The Statesman 19 February 2007)

February 18 – Bengal 13th in 33rd National Games. {Source: The Telegraph 19 February 2007)

February 18CPI(M) bows to ‘people’s wishes. (Source: The Statesman 19 February 2007)

February 17CPI(M) trying to terrorise Nandigram with outside help. (Source: The Statesman 18 Februray 2007)

February 17Sourav Ganguly is Man-of-the-Series. (Source: The Hindu 18 February 2007)

February 17 – Tussle over Haldia Petrochem continues; HC stays CLB order. (Source: The Financial Express 18 February 2007)

February 16Durgapur Steel Plant Q3 net up 600 per cent. (Source: The Statesman 17 February 2007)

February 16University parity for ISC, CBSE students. (Source: The Telegraph 17 February 2007]

February 16Tata Motors determined to roll out Singur small car in 2008. (Source: Financial Express 17 February 2007)

February 15 – West Bengal’s first two-wheeler plant inaugurated. (Source: The Statesman 16 February 2007)

February 15Tata Motors Rs 1-lakh car ready, trials on. (Source: Financial Express 16 February 2007)

February 15Kolkata Book Fair sales pick up, finally. (Source: The Statesman 16 February 2007)

February 15NABARD launches silk-reeling cluster in Malda district. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 16 Februray 2007)

February 14 – Salim ground work grinds to a halt, only motorbikes plan rolls on. (Source: The Telegraph 15 February 2007)

February 14 – Stalls still being set on Day 5 of Kolkata Book Fair. (Source: The Telegraph 15 February 2007)

February 14Tea body identifies alternative crops. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 15 February 2007.)

February 13 – Health minister needs two more years to overhaul the government healthcare system. (Source: The Telegraph 14 February 2007)

February 13 – Education, healthcare need greater government investment: Amartya Sen. (Source: The Hindu 14 February 2007)

February 13Tanker freight question still unsolved. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 14 February 2007)

February 13 – Bengal Shrachi to develop retail space in Durgapur. (Source: Financial Express 14 February 2007)

February 13Kolkata techie kingpin of Internet drug trafficking racket. (Source: The Statesman 14 February 2007)

February 12Italy signs 3 pacts to boost business ties. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 13 February 2007)

February 12 – Second Vivekanada Bridge: L&T on schedule. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 13 February 2007)

February 11Muhammad Yunus for industry with gentle face. (Source: The Statesman 12 February 2007)

February 11Jindals start work for steel plant at SalboniCPI(M) activists stand guard. (Source: The Statesman 12 Februray 2007)

February 11 – Rs 200-cr uplift in cancer care at Kolkata. (Source: The Telegraph 12 February 2007)

February 11 – Italian small and medium entrepreneurs arrive in Kolkata for big deals. (Source: Financial Express 12 February 2007)

February 11 – 4 months that reduced CPI(M) to a ‘minority’ in Purba Medinipur. (Source: The Telegraph 12 February 2007)

February 10 – Put land acquisition for Tata project at Singur on hold: Mamata Banerjee (Source: The Hindu Business Line 11 February 2007)

February 9Kolkata poised for high cross-sector realty growth' (Sources: The Hindu Business Line 10 February 2007 Financial Express 10 February 2007 )

February 9 – Red flags return to ghost village in Purba Medinipur. (Source: The Telegraph 10 February 2007)

February 8Trinamool Congress stand upsets Buddhadeb Bhattacharya. (Source: The Statesman 9 February 2007 )

February 8Singur women start canteen for Tata Motors workers. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 9 February 2007)

February 8Maruti plans new models to take on Tata Motors Singur car. (Source: Financial Express 9 Februray)

February 7 – CPI (M) cadres recapture Khejuri in the Haldia area. (Source: The Statesman 8 Februray 2007)

February 7 – Lynch mob in land war: Sub-Inspector suspected to have been killed. (Source: The Telegraph 8 February 2007)

February 7 – America guest nation in Kolkata Book Fair. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 8 February 2007)

February 6 – Foreign Investment Promotion Board clears Indonesia-based Salim Group's investments in the proposed SEZ at Nandigram. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 7 February 2007)

February 6Reliance Fresh stores in Kolkata by next month. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 7 February 2007)

February 6Buddhadeb Bhattacharya banks on Reliance Industries to bring CNG to Kolkata. (Source: The Telegraph 7 February 2007)

February 6 – Kolkata follows Mumbai in business management talent pool. (Source: The Statesman 7 February 2007)

February 6 – Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (Source: The Hindu Business Line 7 February 2007)

February 6 – Ranadeb Bose and Manoj Tiwari honoured. (Source: The Statesman 7 February 2007)

February 6 – Allies slam brakes on proposal for raising urban land ceiling. (Source: The Telegraph 7 February 2007)

February 5Tata Motors small car will roll out of the Singur plant in 2008 – Ratan Tata. (Source: The Statesman 6 February 2007)

February 5 – Bengal loose to Mumbai in Ranji Trophy final. (Source: The Telegraph 6 February 2007)

February 5 – Seven burnt alive in Howrah sweet meat shop. (Source: The Telegraph 6 February 2007)

February 5 – Prohibitory orders reimposed at Singur. (Source: The Hindu 6 February 2007)

February 4Singur flares up, Nandigram tense. (Source: The Statesman 5 February 2007)

February 4 – Cadila to roll out `Sugar Free' boutiques. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 5 February 2007)

February 3 – Construction of boundary wall at Singur making brisk progress. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 4 February 2007)

February 3 – Sourav Ghosal back in top 50 of world squash rankings. (Source: The Statesman 4 February)

February 2Indian Air Force gears up for Garuda-III strike show at Kalaikunda. (Source: The Statesman February 2007)

February 2 – Telcon plant needs 400 acres (1.6 km2) of land at Kharagpur. (Source: The Telegraph 3 February 2007)

February 2 – Grades in Madhyamik examinations from 2009. (Source: The Telegraph 3 February 2007)

February 2 – Central aid for development in Bardhaman, Hooghly, Dakshin Dinajpur and Paschim Medinipur districts. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 3 February 2007)

February 2 – Rs. 280 crore for rural infrastructure development. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 3 February 2007)

February 1 – Unrest in Kharagpur against land acquisition for Telcon payloader plant. (Source: The Telegraph 2 February 2007)

February 1 – First ever wildlife hospital and research centre to be set up at Madarihat in Jalpaiguri district. (Source: The Telegraph 2 February 2007)

February 1 – Protests spike biotech park at Baruipur. (Source: The Telegraph 2 February 2007)

January[edit]

January 31 – ‘No backtracking, come what may’ - - Trinamool Congress cries foul over CM statement. (Source: The Telegraph 1 February 2007 )

January 31Company Law Board ousts Bengal government from Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd.; Purnendu Chatterjee to get stake. (Source: Financial Express 1 February 2007)

January 31Central Forensic Science Laboratory to be reloacted at Rajarhat. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 1 February 2007.)

January 30 – West Bengal enters phase II power reforms. (Source: Financial Express 31 January 2007)

January 30Tanker strike called off temporarily. (Source: The Hindu Business line 31 January 2007)

January 30 – Techno-management festival at IIT, Kharagpur. (Source: The Hindu Business line 31 January 2007)

January 29Calcutta High Court banishes Calcutta Book Fair from the Maidan, blasts government cells. (Source: The Telegraph 30 January 2007)

January 29 – WBSIDC MoUs for integrated leather complex, at Panjipara, in Uttar Dinajpur and an IT Park in Sector-V, Bidhannagar . (Source: The Statesman 30 January 2007)

January 29 – Prohobitory orders under Section 144 lifted at Singur. (Source: The Telegraph 30 January 2007)

January 29Singur issue: Mamata Banerjee threatens stir again. (Source: Financial Express 30 January 2007)

January 29Fuel crisis stares Bengal as tanker strike continues. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 30 January 2007)

January 28 – Rally for Brahmaputra waterway may draw 3 lakhs at Baxirhat in Cooch Behar district (Source:The Statesman 29 January 2007)

January 28 – Only a fraction of the agricultural land will ever be used for industry, says government. (Source: The Telegraph 29 January 2007)

January 28Tasleema Nasreen wants to stay on in Kolkata. (Source: Hindustan Times 29 January 2007)

January 27 – Jamait turns up SEZ heat in Nandigram. (Source: The Telegraph 28 January 2007)

January 27 – Bengal beats Karnataka at Eden Gardens to move into the finals of the Ranji Trophy. (Source: The Telegraph 28 January 2007)

January 27 – Roy-Donald goes down fighting in Australian Open. (Source: The Telegraph 28 January 2007)

January 27Pumps run out of petrol as tanker srike enters third day. (Source: The Telegraph 28 January 2007)

January 26 –`Social negotiation must for distribution of land' - Gopalkrishna Gandhi. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 27 January 2007)

January 26ONGC seeks fresh extension for Bengal offshore work (Source: The Hindu Business Line 27 January 2007)

January 26 –2007 Padma Bhushan awardees include: Hakim Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri (medicine), Dr. Saroj Ghosh (science and engineering), Somnath Hore (posthumous) (art), Prof. Tapan Ray Chaudhuri (literature and education). Padma Shri awardees include: Amitav Ghosh (literature and education), Ananda M. Chakabarti (science and engineering), Prof. (Dr.) Dilip Biswas (science and engineering), Runa Banerjee (social work). (Source: The Hindu 27 January 2007)

January 25Baruipur surgical tools industry on revival path. (Source: The Statesman 26 January 2007)

January 25 – Balaji group on recce at Raghunathpur. (Source: The Statesman 26 January 2007)

January 25 – Kolkata lad Rupesh Roy makes it to Australian Open boys’ doubles final. (Source: The Telegraph 26 January 2007)

January 24 – Government fails to keep promises, rickshaw-pullers on strike. (Source: The Statesman 25 January 2007)

January 24 – Bengal moots fund to sweeten SEZs (Source: The Telegraph 25 january 2007)

January 24 – Transport operators call off strike. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 25 january 2007)

January 24 – Heavy shoaling poses threat to Haldia dock . (Source: The Hindu Business Line 25 January 2007)

January 23Tata Motors small car on track. (Source: The Telegraph, 24 January, 2007)

January 23 – Brakes slammed on land acquisition for projects at Kharagpur, Dankuni, Uluberia, Baruipur, Kulpi and Barasat-Raichak Espressway. (Source: The Telegraph, 24 January, 2007)

January 22 – Villages will not be acquired for the 4,840 acres (19.6 km2) Dankuni township. (Source: The Telegraph 23 January 2007)

January 22Buddhadeb Bhattacharya inaugurates 20th industrial trade fair. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 23 January 2007)

January 22 – SpiceJet to connect Kolkata with Hyderabad and other cities. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 23 January 2007)

January 21Tata Motors starts construction at Singur. (Source: The Hindu 22 January 2007)

January 21Sourav Ganguly makes a grand come back. (Sources: Hindustan Times 22 January 2007 , The Hindu 22 January 2007, The Telegraph 22 January 2007)

January 21 – Land resale barred for SEZ units. (Source: Financial Express 22 january 2007

January 21 – Direct bogies between Balurghat and Sealdah. (Source: The Telegraph 22 January)

January 20 – Birthday bonanza for Soumitra Chatterjee. (Source: The Telegraph 21 January 2007)

January 19 – Rs 160-crore bonanza for Tatas. (Source: The Statesman 20 January 2007)

January 19 – West Bengal ropes in Tatas for leather project. (Source: Financial Express 20 January 2007)

January 19 – Heritage utsav begins today at Kolkata. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 20 January 2007)

January 19Singur an exception, Nandigram a blunder, says Buddhadeb Bhattacharya. (Source: Times of India 20 January 2007)

January 18 – We cannot fail expectations, writes Buddhadeb Bhattacharya. (Source: Financial Express 19 January 2007)

January 18 – Not enough ships to load at Haldia dock complex. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 19 January 2007)

January 18Interior decorators see huge opportunity in Kolkata. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 19 January 2007)

January 18Singur villagers impressed by what they see at Jamshedpur . (Source: The Telegraph 19 January 2007)

January 18Army aid to build blasted Highway at Asansol. (Source: The Telegraph 19 January 2007)

January 17 –150,000 sq ft for Reliance Industries hypermart at Batanagar. (Source: The Telegraph 18 January 2007)

January 17Glasgow University ties up with Globsyn biz school, Kolkata. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 18 January 2007)

January 17Medha Patkar's right shall not be infringed: HC. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 18 January 2007)

January 17 – No more SEZs till new rehabilitation policy. (Source: The Economic Times 18 January 2007)

January 17 – State government may not use the law to acquire land for further industrial development. (Source: Financial Express 18 January 2007)

January 16Highway in Asansol damaged by gas burst in abandoned colliery pit. (Source: The Telegraph 17 January 2007)

January 16Jute mills offer board berth to unions if allowed to slash wages. (Source: Financial Express 17 January 2007)

January 16 – Rs. 440 crore for revamp of Bengal Chemical. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 17 January 2007)

January 16Bidhannagar Sector V set for makeover. (Source: The Statesman 17 Januart 2007)

January 16Dr. Norman Bethune memorial trust celebrates silver jubilee. (Source: The Statesman 17 Januart 2007)

January 16CPI(M) initiates damage control measures at Nandigram. (Source: The Statesman 17 Januart 2007)

January 16Trinamool Congress workers damage fence, enter Singur project site. (Source: The Hindu 17 january 2007)

January 16 – Don't do 'land grabbing' in the name of SEZs, says Assocham. (Source: Financial Express 17 January 2007)

January 15Darjeeling freezing ...but where’s snow? (Source: The Telegraph 16 January 2007)

January 15 – Bengal braves burst of bad news. (Source: The Telegraph 16 January 2007)

January 14 – 300,000 take the holy dip at Ganga Sagar (Source: The Telegraph 15 January 2007)

January 14 – Dunlop India resumes production after 8 yrs. (Source: The Financial Express 15 January 2007)

January 13INTUC panel to review North Bengal tea crisis. (Source: The Statesman 14 January 2007)

January 13Kolkata's deluxe hotels rake in moolah. (Source: The Economic Times 14 January 2007)

January 13 – Land sold, farmers face empty purses (Source: The Telegraph 14 January 2007)

January 13 – Chemical SEZs at Haldia, Visakhapatnam and Hazira - Leave land acquisition to industry, farmers: Paswan. (Source: The Hindu 14 January 2007)

January 13 – Land not an issue in West Bengal says state Finance Minister (Source: The Hindu Business Line 14 January 2007)

January 13 – Ranadeb Bose puts up brave front. (Source: Telegraph 14 January 2007.)

January 12Medha Patkar dares government. (Source: The Statesman 13 January 2007)

January 12Jyoti Basu, others want to give it another go. (Source: The Statesman 13 January 2007)

January 12Kolkata Book Fair plea: Kolkata High Court dismisses petition. (Source: The Hindu Business Line January 12 2007)

January 12 – Government publishes details of landowners who have no objection to Tata Motors project at Singur, Mamata Banerjee cries foul. (Source: The Telegraph 13 January 2007)

January 11Jindals sign pact with government for steel plant at Salboni - largest ever investment in West Bengal. (Source: Hindu Business Line 12 January 2007, The Telegraph, 12 January 2007)

January 11 – Steps to curb illegal coal mining soon. (Source: The Statesman 12 January 2007)

January 11 - No jobs for IISCO land losers. (Source: The Statesman 12 January 2007 )

January 10Haldia dock to get agri commodities storage facility (Source: The Hindu Business Line 11 January 2007)

January 10 – West Bengal allows regional rural banks in the state, (Source: The Economic Times 11 January 2007)

January 10 – Kespur ghost haunts Nandigram (Source: The Statesman 11 January 2007)

January 10Medha Patkar’s Singur mission foiled (Source: The Statesman 11 January 2007)

January 10 – Salim group to go ahead with projects in Nandigram, Haldia, Baruipur. (Source: Times of India 11 January 2007 , The Hindu 11 January 2007)

January 9 – Chief Minister admits blunder in issuing notice at Nandigram. {Source: The Telegraph 10 January 2007 )

January 9 – Extremists at work in Singur, Nandigram... (Source: The Hindu Business Line 10 January 2007)

January 9Tea-growing areas on satellite map soon. (Source:The Statesman 10 January 2007)

January 8Bandh hits normal life in West Bengal (Source: The Hindu Business Line 9 January 2007)

January 8 – Blasts near Tata Motors site at Singur (Source: The Telegraph 9 January 2007)

January 7 – Six killed in group clashes at Nandigram - Bandh call for January 8. (Sources: The Hindu 8 January 2007, The Statesman 8 January 2007)

January 7 – Chief Minister singles out Jamait-Ulema-i-Hind for blame. (Source: The Statesman 8 January 2007)

January 7 – Chief Minister airs Kulpi Special economic zone, port plans. (Source: The Statesman 8 January 2007)

January 6Sourav Ganguly’s comeback a hit. (Source: Times of India 7 January 2007)

January 6 – West Bengal’s “bandh culture” criticised. (Source: The Statesman 7 January 2007)

January 5 – Land backlash takes its own turn at Nandigram (Source: The Telegraph 6 January 2007, The Statesman 6 January 2007)

January 5 – Government puts Special economic zone acquisition ‘on hold’. (Source: The Telegraph 6 January 2007)

January 5 – Villagers resist IISCO expansion work. (Source: Statesman 6 January 2007)

January 4 – More than 200,000 workers in 54 jute mills on strike. (Source: The Statesman 5 January 2007)

January 3 – West Bengal limits number of Special economic zones. (Source: The Telegraph 4 January 2007)

January 3 –Unrest over land acquisition for the Salim Group in Nandigram, Midnapore East. (Source The Statesman 4 January 2007)

January 3Trinamool Congress rubbishes government report. (Source: The Telegraph 4 January 2007)

January 3 – Police stop rally at Singur. (Source: The Hindu 4 January 2007)

January 2 – Government releases status report on Singur . (Source: The Statesman 3 January 2007)

January 1Nandigram tense as Haldia celebrates. (Source: The Statesman 2 January 2007)

January 1 – Furore over delay in releasing Singur farmers’ list. (Source: The Statesman 2 January 2007)

January 1 – Violence mars Id in Malda district. (Source: The Statesman 2 January 2007)

January 1 – Panel wants setting up of Tagore heritage institute at Rabindra Bhavan, Santiniketan. (Source: The Hindu Business Line 2 January 2007)