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No action as mercury still poisons fish in West Bengal

Going to buy fish today? If you are living in India’s West Bengal state, where fish is a daily staple for millions of people whether rich or poor, beware! More than one study has pointed to the alarming levels of mercury in fish, way above permissible limits and posing a grave danger to health. And no matter how much you ...

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Tea gardens of Dooars transforming into gardens of death

|By Sanjay Pandey| The picturesque tea gardens carpeting West Bengal’s Dooars region are gradually turning into graveyards as starvation death continues to stalk plantation workers. “There is no starvation death in tea gardens of Bengal,” said state Health Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, emphasizing that the deaths were caused by prolonged malnutrition.

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Jadavpur University: Apolitical student uprising Vs “Didigiri”

|By Sanjay Pandey| KOLKATA: It started out as Jadavpur students versus Vice-Chancellor tussle last Tuesday night. While she should have acted on the students’ complaint against police atrocities and VC Arijit Mukherjee’s high-handedness in handling the issue, Didi instead, directed Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) to organize a counter rally that claimed to seek justice for “the molestation victim girl” who ...

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Kolkata’s Social Housing Derailment: Govt to propose a new model

|By Sandhya Sutodia| Kolkata : Anurag Chatterji*, who earns Rs 9,500, has spent 25 years in a rented flat and owning a house seems a distant dream for him. Meanwhile, his cousin Vinod Chatterji applied to the low-income group (LIG) housing which was made available at lower rates by the erstwhile Left Front government and private developers in the state ...

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Party cadres confiscate voters’ ID cards on poll eve in WB

|By Sanjay Pandey| Nadia: Mita Roy, 50, was looking forward to exercising her franchise for the first time ever at least this year. But just like the past four decades, she was robbed of the basic right once again when cadres of the ruling party (this time the TMC) allegedly barged into her house and forcefully took away all her identification ...

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