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Mamata lists potential collaboration areas to Scottish businessmen

Edinburgh, Nov 16 (IANS) Showcasing the state's industrial landscape among Scottish businessmen, West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday charted out potential areas of collaboration ranging from engineering, services to IT and ITes, between Bengal and Scottish industries. Banerjee was present in a business meet here organised by Scottish Development International with the support o...

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Trinamool, BJP leaders caught on camera threatening violence

Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) A district-level Trinamool Congress leader and the BJP's West Bengal unit president have been caught on camera threatening to set houses on fire and break limbs of opposition leaders as also beat up the police. Addressing a public meeting in Malda district on Thursday, state Bharatiya Janata party chief Dilip Ghosh warned that BJP workers would beat up Trinamool Co...

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Protect India's diversity: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called for protecting India's diversity and preserving communal harmony and brotherhood. On International Day for Tolerance, let us pledge to protect the diversity of our country. Communal harmony and brotherhood must be preserved, she tweeted. --IANS ssp/amit/mr ...

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Mukul replies to legal notice by Mamata kin on Biswa Bangla issue

Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) BJP's new entrant Mukul Roy on Wednesday replied to a legal notice served by Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee for making statements against him relating to Biswa Bangla and asked Banerjee to convey an apology publicly within seven days. We have analysed every word and sentence of the notice and pointed out what Roy had said was factual and correct. We have a...

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Tag only for Banglar Rasogolloa, not for the sweet in general: GI Registry

Kolkata/Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 (IANS) A day after West Bengal went ga ga claiming to have received the official recognition that the spongy, syrupy rosogolla originated in its territory, the Geographical Indication (GI) registry on Wednesday made it clear that the tag was given only for Banglar rasogolla. A GI official made it clear that no such tag can be given for the sweet as a whole as ...

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Bengal wins GI tag for 'rosogolla', celebrates 'sweet news'

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Ending a bitter fight with neighbouring Odisha, West Bengal on Tuesday won the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the iconic 'rosogolla', signifying that the spongy, syrupy sweet originated in its territory. The announcement by the GI registry has apparently drawn the curtain over an intense two-and-a-half year battle between the two states over the origin of the...

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'Sweet news' as Bengal wins GI tag for 'rosogolla'

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Ending a bitter fight with neighbouring Odisha, West Bengal on Tuesday won the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the iconic 'rosogolla', signifying that the spongy, syrupy sweet originated in its territory. The announcement by the GI registry has drawn the final curtain over an intense two-and-a-half year battle between the two states over the origin of the popu...

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Mamata kin sends legal notice to Mukul Roy on Biswa Bangla issue

Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP and party's youth wing chief Abhishek Banerjee on Monday served legal notice on BJP's new entrant Mukul Roy for making malicious and defamatory statements against him and demanded an unconditional apology within 48 hours. Roy had on Friday alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Biswa Bangla was nothing but a company owned by...

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Mamata unveils blue plaque at Sister Nivedita's London family home

London, Nov 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday unveiled a Blue Plaque to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Scots-Irish social worker Sister Nivedita at her family home here. Banerjee was the chief guest at the programme organised by the British government at the 21, High Street, address to honour the disciple of Swami Vivekananda. The Lond...

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Biswa Bangla wholly-owned Bengal government company: Official

Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) Refuting BJP's new entrant Mukul Roy's comments relating to Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation, a senior West Bengal government official on Saturday said the company is wholly owned by the state government. The Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation was incorporated by December 31, 2014 and its share holders are three government officials. It is not a private entity. I...

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Biswa Bangla wholly-owned Bengal government company: Official

Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) Refuting BJP's new entrant Mukul Roy for his comments relating to Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation, a senior West Bengal government official on Saturday said the company is wholly owned by the state government. The Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation was incorporated by December 31, 2014 and its share holders are three government officials. It is not a private ent...

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Bengal doctor suspended for Facebook post on dengue

Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) A doctor working in a state-run district hospital was suspended by the Health Department for alleged Facebook posts in which he described the condition of the healthcare facilities, the plight of the patients and his challenges as a doctor amid an outbreak of dengue in the state. According to West Bengal Doctors' Forum, which protested the state government's move, ...

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Mukul lambasts Mamata, Trinamool hits back

Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) BJP's new entrant Mukul Roy on Friday went all guns blazing at his former party Trinamool Congress, saying it was now more of a private limited company than a political outfit and alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Biswa Bangla (the name by which she brands the state) was nothing by a company owned by her nephew Abhishek Banerjee. During the ...

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Kamal Haasan meets Mamata amid speculation

Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Tamil movie icon Kamal Haasan, who has plans for a political plunge, on Friday lauded West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her enthusiasm to celebrate cinema through the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). Kamal, who was attending the inaugural ceremony of the 23rd edition of KIFF, met Banerjee during the day amid speculation of him reaching out t...

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Mamata lashes out at rivals for questioning holding of festivals

Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday hit out at her detractors for questioning the state government's initative to celebrate festivals, including the gala Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) which began here during the day. Many people raise questions about (us) organising festivals. Why won't we hold the festival? Why won't we celebrate Durg...

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SRK promises to be fluent in Bengali, requests 'dhoti' for KIFF inaugural

Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Wowing fans with a fresh attempt at Bangla at the opening of the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) here on Friday, superstar Shah Rukh Khan sought a traditional Bengali 'dhoti' for the next edition, promising to be fluent in the regional language. I have promised that I will keep on learning Bangla. My Bengali has to get better. This is my new attempt...

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Mamata defends Delhi CM over pollution

Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday suggested the Central government open a dialogue with chief ministers of neighbouring states to flesh out a solution to Delhi's pollution problem instead of blaming her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal. Global warming is a problem. Delhi pollution a disaster. Instead of blaming each other, I suggest Centre sit w...

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Mamata remembers Nandigram 'martyrs'

Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday remembered those who she claimed became victims of the CPI-M's violent politics in the state during the Left Front (LF) rule. Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) is observing the day as Nandigram Divas, accusing the Communist Party of India-Marxist of letting loose barbaric atrocities in the rural belt of East Mi...

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23rd Kolkata International Film Festival ready to welcome world cinema

Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) The 23rd edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), India's second oldest film festival, rolls back into the eastern metropolis on Friday, welcoming world cinema, attracting the finest of talents and embracing fresh cinematic experiments. Beginning with a star-studded inaugural on Friday, the gala event, hosted by the West Bengal government, will scr...

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Modi, Hasina, Mamata flag-off Kolkata-Khulna friendship train

New Delhi/Dhaka/Kolkata Nov 9 (IANS) Taking their close ties and connectivity links further, India and Bangladesh on Thursday opened a new rail line between Kolkata and Khulna with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee jointly flagging-off the 'Bandhan Express' via video-conferencing. The dignitaries also in...

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