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Mamata government to observe death anniversary of Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) For the first time, West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government has decided to observe the death anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee on Saturday, triggering a political storm in the state. While the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) saw this as yet another instance of the collusion between the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya...

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Mamata cancels China trip as meetings not confirmed

Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday cancelled her eight-day trip to China as the scheduled political meetings at the appropriate level under the Exchange Programme between the two countries were not confirmed. Banerjee, who was supposed to leave for China on Friday evening, termed the cancellation unfortunate, but said without a confirmation of th...

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BJP a militant organisation, doling out money to win polls: Mamata

Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday dubbed the BJP a militant organiation and accused it of doling out cash to win elections, saying such practices by it will soon be the reason for its downfall. Addressing the extended core committee meeting of her Trinamool Congress, Banerjee alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party was engaged in diving the pe...

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Yoga Day celebrated in Bengal; CM, ministers stay away

Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Hundreds of people -- men and women, young and old, VIPS and commoners -- on Thursday observed the fourth International Yoga Day in West Bengal by practising yoga in rural and urban areas, even as the state's Trinamool Congress government largely stayed away from the event. Neither Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, nor any of her ministers, took part in the programm...

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BJP uses cash to win polls, will be dethroned: Mamata

Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the BJP of doling out cash to win elections and said such practices by the Centre's ruling party will soon be the reason for its downfall. We are not like the BJP that snatches away people's money in the name of demonetisation and then distributes that cash among the voters to win the elections unethic...

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Bengal announces additional 18% DA for its employees

Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced an additional 18 per cent dearness allowance (DA) to state government employees from January 2019. We have decided to provide an additional 18 percent DA to the state government employees including teachers and non-teaching staff and employees of rural and urban local bodies. This will be effective fro...

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Rahul turns 48, wishes pour in, Congress celebrates

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday turned 48 and several senior Congress leaders reached his mother Sonia Gandhi's residence at 10 Janpath to greet him on his birthday while Prime Minister Narendra Modi and political leaders across the country also wished him. Former President Pranab Mukherjee, in a tweet to wish Gandhi, said that he had an unparalleled ...

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Mamata wishes Rahul on 48th birthday

Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wished Congress president Rahul Gandhi on his 48th birthday. Wishing you a very happy birthday, Rahul Gandhi, she tweeted. --IANS mgr/vd ...

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Mamata greets Uddhav Thackeray on Shiv Sena Foundation Day

Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday greeted Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on the occasion of the party's 52nd Foundation Day. Heartiest greetings to Uddhav Thackeray Ji and all Shiv Sena workers on the 52nd Foundation Day of their party, Banerjee tweeted. Banerjee, who is playing an active role in promoting the idea of a federal front ...

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Shocking that you supported Kejriwal: Goel, tells Naidu, other CMs

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Union Minister Vijay Goel on Monday described as shocking the support by four Chief Ministers to their Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, alleging that he has no faith in the Constitution. It is shocking that you (Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandra Babu Naidu) along with three other Chief Ministers (West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee, Kerala's Pinarayi Vijayan ...

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Won't tolerate data misuse to influence polls: Prasad

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday warned social media companies against misusing users' data to influence the outcome of elections, saying this will not be tolerated. Also, the government was awaiting the report of the Justice Srikrishna Committee on data protection and law, said Prasad, who is also Law and Justice Minister. At a press conference...

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Roopa Ganguly accuses Mamata government of spreading terror

Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A BJP Rajya Sabha member, Roopa Ganguly on Monday accused West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government of trying to instil fear by killing and exhibiting the bodies of BJP workers in Purulia district. This exhibition is to make it clear to all the residents of the area that if you work for BJP, this will be the consequence. Mamata Banerjee has been spreading this frig...

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Shiv Sena also comes out in Kejriwal's support

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena on Monday came out in support of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in his agitation, days after four non-Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states also endorsed his AAP's stand. On Sunday, Kejriwal spoke to Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on the issue where Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is seeking directions from Lt. Governor...

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BJP protests against Bengal political killings

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Delhi unit of the BJP on Monday protested against the West Bengal government over the killings of party workers and leaders in the state. Hundreds of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers staged a protest outside Banga Bhawan here and raised slogans against West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee. The party worke...

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Kejriwal continues sit-in protest

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday continued his sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor's residence, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give a green signal to the IAS officers to end their strike. I wud urge Hon'ble PM to give green signal to them (IAS officers) to end it now, Kejriwal tweeted. Kejriwal along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish...

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At NITI meet, Modi moots double digit growth, linking MNREGA to agriculture

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The fourth annual meeting of the NITI Aayog's Governing Council was conducted on Sunday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who chaired the meet, gave the target of achieving double digit economic growth as well as the idea to link MNREGA employment with agriculture, among other things. Modi also tried to placate the Chief Ministers of states like Andhra Prad...

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Committee to examine using MNREGA in agriculture

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Central government is mulling to link MNREGA with the agriculture sector in a way that the rural employment scheme and the demands of labour in agriculture complement each other, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said here on Sunday. The government has formed a seven-member committee of the Chief Ministers to examine the feasibility of the idea and the wa...

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AAP holds march in support of Kejriwal, four CMs urge PM to resolve crisis

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Sunday held a march to support Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and three of his cabinet colleagues, who have been holding a sit-in at the LG office for the last one week, even as the four non-BJP Chief Ministers met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to immediately resolve the crisis. Kejriwal and his colleagues have been demanding t...

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Those ignoring elected government will never listen to common man: AAP Minister

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Accusing the Modi government of not paying attention to Delhi's elected government, Delhi cabinet Minister Gopal Rai said such a regime will never listen to the common man and dubbed the current situation an undeclared Emergency. Those who are not listening to the elected Chief Minister will never listen to a common man ever. This is a beginning of dictatorship ...

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Four CMs urge PM to resolve Delhi government's problems

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Four non-BJP Chief Ministers met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday at the meeting of the NITI Aayog's fourth general council meeting here and urged him to immediately resolve the problems of the Delhi government. The four Chief Ministers - West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee, Kerala's Pinarayi Vijayan, Karnataka's H.D. Kumaraswamy and Andhra Pradesh's N. Chandrab...

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