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Bengal opposition parties demand white paper on business proposals

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition parties - the Congress, BJP and CPI-M - on Tuesday demanded white paper from the Mamata Banerjee government on the number of actual fructified proposals that the state had received in earlier business summits. Meanwhile, inaugurating the fourth edition of Bengal Global Business Summit at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, Banerjee on Tuesd...

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Investors pledge big investments at Bengal business meet

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Several corporate houses on Tuesday came forward with big investment proposals for West Bengal and right at the start of Bengal Global Business Summit here an estimated Rs 17,000 crore worth of investments were pledged. The business summit was attended by a host of prominent industrialists, including Lakshmi.N. Mittal of steel giant Arcelor Mittal, Sajjan Jindal of...

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Students protest at Jadavpur University continues for second day

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Protesting the provisions of a bill that allegedly seeks an apolitical students' union, students of Jadavpur University continued their sit-in for the second day on Tuesday. Students allege that the West Bengal Universities and Colleges (Administration and Regulation) Bill 2017 is an attempt to dissolve students' union. The protestors were seen sitting in f...

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Investors pledge big investments at Bengal business meet

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Several corporate houses on Tuesday came forward with big investment proposals for West Bengal and right at the start of Bengal Global Business Summit here an estimated Rs 17,000 crore worth of investments were pledged by top business houses. Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani committed Rs 5,000 crore for the state over a few years in the digital ecosystem,...

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Mamata's picture defaced in Kolkata varsity campus

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's picture on a hoarding was found defaced on Tuesday inside the Jadavpur University campus where students are on a protest against a bill seeking to regulate administration of state varsities and colleges. The act of vandalism drew condemnation from University Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das and state Education Minister Parth...

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Love, not pressure in Bengal; people will give hearts to investors: Mamata

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) In an effort to move away from West Bengal's 'investor-wary' image and woo much-needed investments, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said its people will dedicate their hearts to Indian and foreign industrialists if they infused capital in the state. Inaugurating the fourth edition of Bengal Global Business Summit, she also assured industrialists that ther...

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No pressure, intimidation in Bengal, only love, Mamata tells industrialists

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) In an effort to shed West Bengal's investor wary image and woo much-needed capital, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the people of the state will dedicate their heart to Indian and foreign industrialists if they infused capital in the state. She also assured industrialists that there is no pressure, discrimination, and intimidation in the state and Be...

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Jio to cover 100% Bengal population by December 2018: Ambani

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Tuesday the Jio network will cover 100 per cent of West Bengal's population by December 2018 and also committed over Rs 5,000 crore of investments in the state for non-Jio businesses in the next three years. Addressing the Bengal Global Business Summit here, Ambani said the company will be exploring opportunities f...

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Jio to cover 100% Bengal population by December 2018: Ambani

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday said the Jio network will cover 100 per cent of West Bengal's population by December 2018 and also committed over Rs 5,000 crore of investments in the state for non-Jio businesses in the next three years. Addressing the Bengal Global Business Summit here, Ambani said the company will set up an electronics manufa...

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Mamata urges people to extend cooperation to businessmen

Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Inaugurating the Rs 800 crore cement plant of JSW Group in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday appealed to people to extend cooperation to industries and treat businessmen as their family members so that industrialists do not face any problem in expanding their businesses. Ahead of the two-day Bengal Global Business Summi...

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Mamata condoles death of Sarod maestro Buddhadev Das Gupta

Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condoled the death of legendary Sarod player Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta, terming it a great loss to the world of classical music. Padma Vibhushan Pandit Buddhadeb Das Gupta in no more. A great loss for the world of classical music. Rest in Peace. Condolences to his family, Banerjee wrote on Twitter. Das G...

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Fourth edition of Bengal Global Business summit to begin on Tuesday

Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) In the shadow of slower economic growth in the country after the implementation of new indirect tax regime and a renewed anti-land acquisition protest at Bhangar in the state, the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government is to inaugurate the fourth edition of its annual two-day business summit on Tuesday that will see participation from over 30 countries. The aut...

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Bengal to observe Makar Sankranti as Lok Sanskriti Dibas

Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) The West Bengal government would, from this year, celebrate the Makar Sankranti day as the Lok Sanskriti Dibas to promote the state's folk artistes, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Sunday. Wishing everyone the best on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. From this year, we will be celebrating this day as Lok Sanskriti Dibas in #Bengal to promote the folk artiste...

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BJP protests outside Bengal police stations, Trinamool takes out rally

Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) A day after clashes broke out between activists and workers of the BJP and West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, the former on Saturday organised rallies outside various police stations across the state to mark a protest. The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool too took out a rally condemning the party for allegedly creating tensions and disturbing peace in the city.A...

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Deeply anguished with SC developments: Mamata

Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Expressing deep anguish over the day's developments at the Supreme Court, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the developments have made us really sad as citizens. We are deeply anguished with the developments today about the Supreme Court. What we are getting from the statement of the four senior Hon'ble Judges of Supreme Court about the affa...

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Calcutta University confers honorary D.Litt. on Mamata

Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) Amid controversy over its decision to award honorary D.Litt. to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Calcutta University on Thursday honoured her for contribution to social services. A public interest litigation was filed at the Calcutta High Court, challenging the university's decision but remained inconclusive. Overwhelmed with the honour, Bane...

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BJP accuses Trinamool government of neglecting minorities in Bengal

Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) Accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress government of neglecting the state's minorities, the BJP's West Bengal unit on Thursday asked it to make public data on jobs offered to Muslim youths in the last six years. I want to see what she (Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee) and her government has done for the minorities -- what all measures she has taken in the last six y...

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Calcutta University confers honorary D.Litt. on Mamata

Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) Amid controversy over Calcutta University's decision to award honorary D.Litt. to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the University on Thursday honoured her for contribution to social services. A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed at the Calcutta High Court, challenging the university's decision but remained inconclusive. Overwhelmed with t...

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Mamata assures adequate arrangements for pilgrims at Gangasagar Mela

Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her government has made adequate arrangements to ensure security of the pilgrims visiting Sagar Island for the 'Gangasagar Mela'. Terming the fair as a grand assembly of humanity, Banerjee also congratulated the thousands of pilgrims who have already gathered in the island to take part in the religious eve...

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Centre does not provide any support to Gangasagar fair: Mamata

Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) Taking a swipe at the central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed while the they heavily aid the 'Kumbh Mela' they do not provide any monetary support in the Gangasagar fair in spite of it being one of the country's biggest religious fairs. Gangasagar Mela is one of the biggest fairs in the country. In fact it is second bigge...

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