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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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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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BJP's two-wheeler rally resumes amid opposition by Trinamool

Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) The two-wheeler rally by Bharatiya Janata Party's youth wing resumed from the city on Monday after being stalled for two days by the court following the clashes between the rallyists and activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress activists on Friday. However, the intra-state bike rally faced strong opposition even on Monday as the West Bengal's ruling party filed a...

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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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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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Gadkari to boycott Bengal business summit, says state BJP

Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Friday claimed Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari will not attend the Bengal Global Business Summit starting from next Tuesday as a protest against the attack on BJP workers by the ruling Trinamool Congress. There is no environment of democracy in the state. The ruling party has been treating us as their enemy. We have ur...

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BJP-Trinamool clashes erupt in Kolkata over bike rally

Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Clashes broke out on Friday between workers of the state's ruling Trinamool Congress and activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)'s Bengal unit just before the latter were to take out a Protirodh Sankalp Abhiyan bike rally in the city. According to leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- of which BJYM is the youth wing, the first incident took pl...

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Congress MLA disqualified from Tripura assembly under anti-defection law

Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) Five-time Congress legislator in Tripura Ratan Lal Nath, who last month joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), lost his assembly membership under the anti-defection law, Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath said here on Friday. As Ratan Lal Nath left Congress and joined BJP on December 22, his assembly membership would be disqualified from that date under the Schedu...

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BJP-Trinamool clashes erupt over bike rally

Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Clashes broke out on Friday between workers of the state's ruling Trinamool Congress and activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha's Bengal unit ahead of the latter trying to take out a Protirodh Sankalp Abhiyan bike rally in the city. According to leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- of which BJYM is the youth wing, the first incident took place near...

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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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BJP youth wing slams Bengal Police for 'hindering' bike rally

Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) The leaders of West Bengal BJP's youth wing (Yuba Morcha) on Thursday accused the state police of resorting to administrative terrorism and trying to forcibly stop their motorcycle procession at various places in spite of the Calcutta High Court's nod to the event. The High Court on Wednesday gave conditional permission to the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuba Morcha's (...

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BJP Bengal unit hails HC order on bike rally

Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) Hailing the Calcutta High Court's permission to BJP's youth wing for a statewide bike rally from Friday, the party's West Bengal unit on Wednesday said the state government should learn a lesson from such verdicts and stop creating roadblocks. Every time we have to move the court to get permission for a rally. The state government should take lesson from these verd...

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Trinamool will benefit if BJP gets share of opposition votes: Subrata

Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) West Bengal Panchayat and Rural Development minister Subrata Mukherjee feels if BJP gets a share of opposition votes in the coming polls in the state, it will only benefit his Trinamool Congress. If BJP gets a little share of the opposition votes, it will mean further split in opposition vote share. Therefore, Trinamool Congress will be the biggest beneficiary if y...

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Denied permission for rally, Bengal BJP moves court

Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) Accusing the state government of vindictive politics, the BJP's West Bengal unit on Wednesday moved the Calcutta High Court against the denial of permission for one of their proposed bike rallies. The week-long bike rally 'Protirodh Sankalp Abhiyan' by the Bharatiya Janata Party's youth wing (Yuva Morcha) was to start from East Midnapore district's coastal town Dig...

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Assam NRC excludes genuine residents: Bengal CM

Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) Flaying the BJP government in Assam for excluding a large section of Bengali- and Hindi-speaking people from the NRC's list in that state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday urged her state's people to offer shelter to those from Assam seeking refuge here. There is a trend in Assam to drive away and oppress the Bengali-speaking people in the name ...

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Mukul Roy should focus on party organisation: Trinamool

Kolkata, Jan 8 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday took a swipe at ex-party stalwart-turned-BJP leader Mukul Roy, citing the string of incidents over the BJP's candidate in the upcoming Noapara assembly bypolls that left its state unit red-faced and advising him to focus on party organisation. Refuting the Bharatiya Janata Party's allegation that their nominated cand...

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Trinamool accuses opposition of conspiring for violence in Bhangar

Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) Demanding peace and completion of the power project in violence-hit Bhangar, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Sunday blamed the CPI-M, Congress and Maoist outfit CPI-ML Red Star for indulging in conspiracy that led to violence over the construction. The purpose of today's (Sunday's) meeting was to bring peace in the locality. More than 97 per cent of works...

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Tripura parties' ally with BJP, Congress: Pre-poll activities pick up

Agartala/Shillong, Jan 6 (IANS) With the political activities gradually picking up ahead of the crucial assembly elections in February in Left-ruled Tripura, tribal parties are negotiating with the BJP and Congress for electoral alliances, informed sources said on Saturday. Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah began a three-day tour to Meghalaya and Tripura on Satu...

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Mamata launches West Bengal government's official emblem

Kolkata, Jan 5 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Friday launched its official emblem, conceptualised and designed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, two days after getting the approval from the central government. Terming the occasion as historic, she said the state emblem - the Biswa Bangla logo with Ashoka Pillar of the national emblem - would be used in all the official works and d...

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