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Subrata Nagchoudhury

Doctors in West Bengal call off strike after safety assurances

17 Jun 2019

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA Doctors in West Bengal called off a strike late on Monday after authorities promised improved hospital security, ending a week-long dispute that had spread to other parts of the country and crippled medical services.

Indian doctors stage nationwide strike over 'inhuman' working conditions

17 Jun 2019

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, June 17 Hundreds of thousands of doctors across India went on strike on Monday demanding better working conditions, the country's top medical body said, as the outrage over lax security conditions at hospitals escalated.

Mamata Banerjee stages sit-in against Modi over graft probe

04 Feb 2019

KOLKATA, India West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led a sit-in on Monday in a standoff with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government over a corruption investigation she condemned as a vendetta, as political tension rises ahead of a general election.

Opposition stages giant joint rally to oust Modi

19 Jan 2019

KOLKATA, India India's main opposition parties joined forces against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday at a rally in Kolkata which attracted hundreds of thousands of people months ahead of elections.

Flyover collapse kills one, injures 19 in Kolkata

04 Sep 2018

KOLKATA A bridge collapsed on Tuesday in Kolkata, killing one and injuring 19, authorities said, as rescue workers sifted through the debris checking for other casualties.

Rescue teams searching rubble after flyover collapses in Kolkata

04 Sep 2018

KOLKATA, Sept 4 Rescue workers were working to see if anyone was trapped in the debris after a bridge collapsed on Tuesday in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, government officials said.

Rival processions during Hindu festival in West Bengal trigger clashes with Muslims; three dead

27 Mar 2018

KOLKATA Clashes in India between supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party and those of an opposition party snowballed into Hindu-Muslim rioting, with three people killed and dozens injured over two days of violence, police said on Tuesday.

Ethnic unrest leaves world's tea drinkers thirsty for $1,800 Darjeeling brew

06 Jul 2017

MUMBAI/KOLKATA Ethnic unrest in India's Darjeeling hills has wiped out the harvest of the world's most expensive tea, disrupting supplies to European buyers and potentially pushing prices higher.

Ruling party politician charged in Indian 'baby trafficking racket'

01 Mar 2017

CHENNAI/KOLKATA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A politician from India's ruling party - and a leader of its women's wing - was the mastermind behind a "baby trafficking racket" that sold two dozen children for tens of thousands of dollars, police said on Wednesday.

Two killed in clashes over land for power station in West Bengal

18 Jan 2017

KOLKATA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two people were killed and about a dozen wounded in West Bengal when villagers protesting the takeover of their land for a power station clashed with police and government officials in the latest instance of violence over land use in the country.

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