WB industries minister to meet Infosys officials in B'lore

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Kolkata/New Delhi, Sept 6: West Bengal commerce and industries minister Partha Chatterjee will have a discussion with the top brass of IT major Infosys in Bangalore on Thursday to break the deadlock over the firm's Rajarhat project in the state. The project's progress was stalled after the Trinamool Congress-led state government refused to grant Special Economic Zone (SEZ) status to Infosys. Chatterjee said that he was looking forward to resolve the issue.

The visit is significant for it was reported that Infosys was planning to exchange the 50-acre plot, which it had received when the Left Front government was in power, with Hidco to relocate its IT project from Rajarhat.

Jangipur, Tehri Garhwal bypolls on Oct 10

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Wednesday that bypolls to Jangipur and Tehri Garhwal Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal and Uttarakhand, respectively, will take place on Oct 10. These two constituencies fell vacant after Congress leaders Pranab Mukherjee and Vijay Bahuguna were elected as the President of India and the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, respectively. The ECI said the notification for the bypolls would be issued on Sept 15 and the last date for filing nominations is Sept 22. The results would be declared on Oct 13.

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