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2007[edit]

December[edit]

December 31Besu gets national importance tag (Times of India)

December 31 – Last time together at Bow barracks (The Statesman)

December 30 – Car park at Park Circus (The Telegraph)

December 30Government to build Haj House near airport (Times of India)

December 30 – Market mess in green zone (Times of India)

December 30 – Call to improve quality of management education (The Hindu Business Line)

December 27Cabinet nod for Rs. 2,000 crore shipyard project in East Midnapore (The Hindu Business Line)

December 27 – Rs. 135 crore for Ganga clean-up project (Times of India)

December 20Taslima: if I cannot go back to Kolkata, let me live in Delhi (The Hindu)

December 20 – ‘Peace’ may have returned to Nandigram… but for the women whose lives are shattered by the land clashes, the fight for justice has just begun. (The Hindu Business Line)

December 20 – Seven Manipuri militants arrested in Jadavpur (The Telegraph) December 19 – South City project cleared by Kolkata High Court (The Telegraph)

December 19 – KPC Group’s private hospital at Jadavpur offers surgeries at minimal cost (The Statesman)

December 18 – Bengal plans petroleum zone around Haldia (The Hindu Business Line)

December 18China to open consulate office in Kolkata shortly (Times of India)

December 17Aliah University Bill passed (The Statesman)

December 17 – Unemployed worker hangs self in Singur (Times of India)

December 16 – “We wanted Nandigram to become another Haldia” – Buddhadeb Bhattacharya (The Hindu)

December 16 – Deep sea port: Consultants can’t meet conditions (The Statesman)

December 15 – Hawkers brace for eviction showdown (Times of India)

December 15Besu to reopen tomorrow; Section 144 CrPC, lifted (The Statesman)

December 14 – More than 250 software companies operating in the State, but this growth is not sustainable if there is no progress in the hardware segment (The Hindu Business Line)

December 14Besu unions declared illegal (Times of India)

December 14Tagore home to tourist hub - the Centre will fund the project. (The Telegraph)

December 14 – Live seafood joint with 300 seats coming up in Park Circus (Times of India)

December 14Iskcon says it is “absolutely apolitical” but Benoy Konar of CPI(M) describes Iskcon as an “agent of America”.(The Telegraph)

December 13Tata Motors’ auto component units to come up at Singur (The Hindu Business Line)

December 13Telcon plans Rs 600-cr investment at Kharagpur (The Hindu Business Line)

December 13Besu closed indefinitely following clashes between two rival groups of students. (The Statesman)

December 13 – Bengal power utility plans Rs 400-cr investment; State facing 300-400 MW supply-demand mismatches during the peak hours (The Hindu Business Line)

December 12KPMG-CII study seeks draft land policy as West Bengal slides to 10th position in per capita income (The Hindu Business Line)

December 12Sourav Ganguly is Man of the Series (The Telegraph)

December 12Kolkata Municipal Corporation to introduce air-conditioned bus stops (Times of India)

December 12JU opens doors to students of other states (The Statesman)

December 11 – Abandon SEZ plans: Arundhati Roy (Times of India)

December 11 – Missing CPI(M) supporters return (Times of India)

December 11Oriental Bank of Commerce opens hospital at Bud Bud (The Hindu Business Line)

December 11 – ‘Poison’ water claims three children, seven adults in hospital, tube well sealed in Kamarhati (The Telegraph)

December 11 – Compass 2006 may generate Rs 400 cr worth business (The Hindu Business Line)

December 10 – Govt plans alternative model for deep-sea port project (The Hindu Business Line)

December 10 – Work on ring road, East-West metro in January; construction of light rail transport, extension of metro to Barrackpore to follow. (The Telegraph)

December 10 – Grave in Nandigram paddy field (Times of India)

December 10Premji, Bengal CM to discuss land hurdle issue (Times of India)

December 9 – ‘Witness’ widow supports CPI(M) grave claim in Khejuri (The Telegraph)

December 9City schools to spread branches in Rajarhat (The Statesman)

December 9Dola Banerjee felicitated (The Statesman)

December 9Rhino boom triggers crisis in Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (The Telegraph)

December 8CMC seeks ban on immersion of idols in the Hooghly River (The Telegraph)

December 8 – Rs 325 cr for 8.75 acres in Salt Lake (Times of India)

December 8 – Gang loots lakhs from bus in Sotsal forest near Mahammad Bazar in Birbhum (Times of India)

December 7Besu admissions through all India exams with half from domicile category (The Statesman)

December 7CU signs MoU with Aalborg University (The Statesman)

December 7Nadia CPI(M) smells threat in Iskcon (The Telegraph)

December 7 – The Centre has “in principle” agreed to provide Rs 150 crore for a flyover at the Dunlop crossing, a high road from the EM Bypass to Baruipur (via Kamalgazi) and two ramps from the AJC Bose Road flyover (The Telegraph)

December 6 – Khejuri graves throw up burnt bones - Police file five murder cases (The Telegraph)

December 6Privilege motion against CPI MLA of Nandigram (The Statesman)

December 6CPI(M) worker killed by suspected Maoists (Times of India)

December 6GM, IIT-Kharagpur to do joint research (The Hindu Business Line)

December 5 – ‘Good investment climate in Bengal’ – British High Commissioner (The Hindu Business Line)

December 5 – 300 MW seventh unit of Durgapur Projects Limited synchronised (The Statesman)

December 5 – Women’s film fest ‘pays’ for being defiant (The Statesman)

December 5 – Voter-card seeker faces CPI(M) fury because of husband writing a book with references to Singur and Nandigram (Times of India)

December 5Dominique Lapierre’s 'City of Joy' to be a serial in Bengali (Times of India)

December 4 – Robbers loot Kolkata-bound private bus on National Highway 34 (The Statesman)

December 3Bengal to get its own Silicon Valley (Times of India)

December 3Advani spanner in Chief Minister’s Hills Bill plan (Times of India)

December 3 – Message to those opposing CPI(M) - those who dare to protest against the ruling party are Maoists (The Statesman)

December 4 – The new British High Commissioner to India, Richard Stagg, will meet Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, West Bengal Chief Minister, on Wednesday to discuss steps to strengthen business, cultural and development co-operation between the UK and West Bengal.(The Hindu Business Line)

December 3Calcutta and Jadavpur varsities on science centre shortlist of UGC (The Telegraph)

December 3 – Swami Atmasthanandaji Maharaj elected 15th president of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission (The Telegraph)

December 2CPI(M) supporters to governor: Where were you all these months? Remove CRPF (The Telegraph)

December 2CID official booked for torture (The Statesman)

December 2Prophet picture row in Bengal (Times of India)

December 2Bidhannagar Welfare Association to move high court to appeal against property tax rise. (Times of India)

December 1 – Forbidden fruit at Eden - Sourav cracks 11-year jinx as centuries rain (The Telegraph)

December 1 – Cop removed for 'mishandling' Tricolour (Times of India)

November[edit]

November 30 – Search on for Infy land (The Telegraph)

November 30 – Dhoot of Videocon applies Nandigram balm - good-climate certificate (The Telegraph)

November 30Singur on German auto component makers’ radar (The Hindu Business Line)

November 30 – Journeying into the inner life of the Tagores at Santiniketan (The Statesman)

November 29 – Industrious CM boosts cadre morale (The Statesman)

November 29Infy pricks, Buddha pledges – Nandi effect on investors (The Telegraph)

November 28 – Poush Mela across 3 grounds at Santiniketan (The Telegraph) November 27CPI(M) leaders land for ‘us-and-them’ drill - Pratirodh Committee supporters told to stay indoors until comrades leave (The Telegraph)

November 27Kolkata High Court issues contempt notices to CPI(M) trio (The Telegraph)

November 25Nandigram: Foul play whiff in ‘Maobaadi’ posters – CPM & rival trade charges (The Telegraph)

November 25Nandigram: Marxists’ duplicity exposed (The Statesman)

November 24Taslima ‘homesick’, CPM cagey (The Telegraph)

November 24 - US and them: the dubbed version (The Telegraph)

November 24 - Hawker eviction on cards (Times of India)

November 23 - Troops withdrawn as city calms down (Times of India)

November 22 - Curfew lifted, life returns to normalcy in Kolkata (Times of India)

November 22 - 'Violence was sparked by outsiders' (Times of India)

November 22Taslima Nasrin sent to Jaipur (The Hindu)

November 22 - It’s us-and-them in Nandigram (The Statesman)

October[edit]

October 20Rizwan case: snubbed CID acts pricey (The Telegraph)

October 20 – Hand in hand we stand, from one Puja to another – apartment Durga Puja images (The Telegraph)

October 20 – Old is gold, even in Pujas (Times of India)

October 19 – Bombs kill CPI(M) leader near Bolpur (The Telegraph)

October 19Puja fever peaks on Ashtami (Times of India)

October 19 – Fusion of craft and commitment - CESC The Telegraph True Spirit Puja (The Telegraph)

October 18 – Chief Minister lays foundation stone for Jai Balaji group industries at Raghunathpur, Purulia (The Statesman)

October 18 – 75 per cent of posts for teachers are lying vacant in engineering colleges. (The Statesman)

October 18Tata Motors’ corporate social responsibility initiative in Singur (The Hindu Business Line)

October 18Singur ripples follow SC verdict (Times of India)

October 18 – Themes and safety standards - analyzing Durga Puja 2007 (The Telegraph)

October 17 – Small airport project plans may boost realty prices in Bengal (The Hindu Business Line)

October 17Rizwan case: Kolkata Police chief, four other officers removed (The Hindu Update)

October 17Centre sanctions special education, book grant for 13 closed tea garden workers (The Hindu Business Line)

October 17Chip design centre to go live by 2008 (The Hindu Business Line)

October 17Bengal passes the buck for the ration crisis on the Centre and asked it to increase its allocation of rice and wheat. (The Telegraph)

October 16Rizwan case: HC orders CBI probe (The Statesman)

October 16Rizwan case: ‘Victory for the people’ (The Statesman)

October 16Kidderpore flyover ready, finally (Times of India)

October 16City boy in race to carry Olympic torch (Times of India)

October 15 – Investment proposals for January-June in West Bengal total Rs 49,128 crore (The Hindu Business Line)

October 15 – Italy keen on tie-ups in food processing, leather (The Hindu Business Line)

October 15 – Red tape frustrates industrialist (The Statesman)

October 15Bypass price puts off biz biggies (Times of India)

October 15Rizwan case: 56 witnesses without a case - all eyes on interim high court order (The Telegraph)

October 14Airport swamped by flier flow - surge in festive season traffic shows up dismal state of facilities (The Telegraph)

October 14Rizwan case: CID digs up 'other woman' (Times of India)

October 14 – ‘Capacity constraints hampering traffic growth at Haldia(The Hindu Business Line)

October 13 – Traffic woes to get worse in Puja (Times of India)

October 13Rizwanur Rahman case: Thank you for the visit, sir...but (The Telegraph)

October 13Aneek Dhar wins Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 (Rediff.com)

October 12AAI investing Rs 300 cr to develop small airports in Eastern India (The Hindu Business Line)

October 12Rizwanur Rahman case:Party shields loyal police (The Telegraph)

October 12 – ‘Potter pandal’ in Salt LakeDelhi High Court dismissed Penguin India’s complaint of copyright violation. (Times of India) – earlier news with photo: Summons for Potter pandal (The Telegraph)

October 11CPI(M) holds rally for Rizwanur Rahman (The Statesman)

October 11 – Ration dealer slips out, house set on fire at Purbasthali (The Telegraph)

October 10 – Villagers return food and fuel looted from ration shops in Murshidabad district (The Telegraph)

October 10Rizwanur Rahman case: autopsy suggests suicide – cover-up, cries Rizwan family (The Statesman)

October 10 – Refeel Cartridge firms up national retail rollout plan (The Hindu Business Line)

October 10 – Former DC of Kolkata Police robbed and stabbed in Park Circus (The Statesman)

October 9 – Ration dealer’s son hangs himself in Nalhati after villagers demand Rs 27 lakh from his father. (The Telegraph)

October 9 – Body found in Nandigram (The Statesman)

October 9China directly, at doorstep - thrice-a-week, non-stop flights from October 29 (The Telegraph)

October 8CPI(M) leader gunned down in Khejuri (The Telegraph)

October 8Bloc minister in ration dock (The Telegraph)

October 8 – Ration riots now in Nadia and Hooghly (Times of India)

October 8Rizwan outrage goes Online (The Statesman)

October 7 – ‘Ascon Agro plant will create job opportunities for youth’ (The Hindu Business Line)

October 7Rizwanur Rahman case:Buddha to wield broom - DCP duo first, Prasun next (The Telegraph)

October 6 – Ration riots across South Bengal (Times of India)

October 6 – Pandals throttle constipated city roads (The Statesman)

October 5Galsi kangaroo court’s ration fine: Rs 1.5 lakh (The Telegraph)

October 5 – Seven Bengal IT infrastructure cos to attend Bangalore expo (The Hindu Business Line)

October 5BESU to get Rs 519 crore over five years for upgrade (Times of India)

October 4Bengal signs pact with Videocon, Jai Balaji for plants in Barabani and Raghunathpur. (The Hindu Business Line)

October 4Rampurhat homes burn in food fury (The Telegraph)

October 4 – Mystery surrounds SFI leader in Vidyasagar University (The Statesman)

October 4Bengal CM for ‘national policy’ on iron ore (The Hindu Business Line)

October 3 – Industry may invest Rs 50,000 crore in Bardhaman district (The Statesman)

October 3 – Small airports at Kanchrapara, Barrackpore planned (The Hindu Business Line)

October 3 – Ration rage spills over to Bardhaman district (The Telegraph)

October 3Durga ‘changes’ profile to keep pace with times (The Statesman)

October 2 – Ration flames leap in loot and frenzy at Nanoor (The Telegraph)

October 2 – A man protesting against alleged lack of flood relief died after suspected CPI(M) activists attacked the rally in Howrah district (The Telegraph) (Times of India)

October 1 – Ration flames spread, man dies in police firing at Labhpur. (The Telegraph)

October 1Gandhiji’s new look – wax statue by Asansol sculptor for Pather Panchali. (The Statesman)