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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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Four CMs meet over Kejriwal's protest, seek meeting with LG

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) In a bid to put pressure on the Centre and the BJP, four non-BJP Chief Ministers met here on Saturday and discussed a strategy to provide support to protesting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who wants IAS officers to end their non-cooperation with his government. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attended a meeting at Andhra Bhawan with her counte...

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West Bengal celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr with prayers, cultural soirees

Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) West Bengal on Saturday joined the nation in celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, with Muslims, attired in traditional clothes, pouring out on to the street to hold special prayers, greet one another and take part in cultural programmes. Since morning, people gathered at mosques, and also at places in the city and the districts where Eid congregations are being held for decad...

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Mamata slams those accusing her of Muslim 'appeasement'

Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Lashing out at her opponents who accuse her of Muslim appeasement, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said such people were neither friends of Hindus nor of Muslims. There are some people who accuse me of Muslim appeasement. I ask them whether loving Hindus means you have to hate Muslims, she said while addressing an Eid-ul-Fitr congregation on...

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Four CMs meet over Kejriwal's protest

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) In a bid to put pressure on the Centre and the BJP, four non-BJP Chief Ministers met here on Saturday and discussed a strategy to provide support to protesting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who wants IAS officers to end their non-cooperation with his government. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attended a meeting at Andhra Bhawan with Kerala Chi...

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Mamata seeks time from LG to meet Kejriwal, permission denied

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday denied permission to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for meeting her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal who is sitting on protest at his office-cum-residence, Raj Niwas, an AAP leader said. Permission denied by LG. Extremely sad state of affairs, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Raghav Chadha tweeted. Kej...

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Mamata seeks time from LG to meet Kejriwal

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has sought time from Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal to meet her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal who is sitting on protest at Raj Niwas - the official accommodation-cum-office of LG, an AAP leader said on Saturday. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee asks LG to let her meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal this evening at 8pm, Aam ...

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Mid-term poll will call Kejriwal's bluff

The biggest argument against granting full statehood to Delhi is Arvind Kejriwal himself. If an election leads to the elevation of what a former Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, called a yeda Chief Minister -- yeda is a Marathi word for unhinged -- when referring to Kejriwal, then the risk of elevating the status of the national capital cannot be taken. Shinde's ire related to K...

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Mamata to attend NITI Aayog meeting but 'reluctantly'

Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday confirmed that she would attend the NITI Aayog's governing council meeting in Delhi on Sunday, albeit reluctantly due to her commitments on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The meeting, to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was earlier scheduled on Saturday (June 16). Banerjee, who earlier expressed...

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Opposition unity gaining strength, SP with us: Congress

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Though Congress President Rahul Gandhi's Iftar party was not attended by many heavyweight opposition leaders, the party said the opposition unity was gaining strength and many leaders could not come as they were in their state capitals. Congress leader Rajeev Shukla told reporters: Samajwadi Party not attending the Iftar doesn't mean they boycotted it. They coul...

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Senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead, politicians, media condemn killing

Srinagar, June 14 (IANS) Senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief of English daily Rising Kashmir Shujat Bhukhari was on Thursday shot dead by militants outside his office here, police said. State police chief S.P.Vaid said that it was around 7.15 p.m., the Iftar time, that Bukhari came out of his office in Press Enclave and was boarding his car when he was attacked by militants. Th...

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Mamata expresses shock over Kashmiri journalist's killing

Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed shock over the killing of senior journalist and Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari by militants outside his office in Srinagar. Saddened and shocked at the brutal killing of respected editor and senior journalist @bukharishujaat. With a few hours to go for Eid this is terrible, Banerjee tweeted.

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Pranab attends Rahul's Iftar, few big opposition leaders present

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who was in the eye of a storm and the butt of criticism from some Congress leaders for going to the RSS headquarters, attended the Iftar party hosted by Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday. Good food, friendly faces and great conversation make for a memorable Iftar! We were honoured to have two former Presidents, Prana...

6 days ago
Any deviation may dilute government's sensitivity, says Mamata on lateral entry

Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) Raising few concerns on proposed government appointments through lateral entry, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said any deviation from the system, particularly by inducting professionals from non-governmental sector, notwithstanding their talent, may dilute the sensitivity attached to the functioning of the government. She also said there sh...

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Mamata felicitates state board toppers

Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee felicitated the rank holders of the secondary and higher secondary education boards here on Monday. It is not easy to be a part of the merit list. It's your awareness, knowledge, intellect and power that has led you towards a new path of success. Some of you will be doctors, engineers, professors, scientist and s...

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Rahul wishes Lalu a happy birthday

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday wished former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad on his 71st birthday, praying for his good health and happiness. Wishing Shri Lalu Prasad ji a very happy birthday! I pray for his good health, success and happiness, always, Gandhi tweeted. Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad turned 71 on Monday. Out on bail ove...

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Lalu Prasad turns 71

Patna, June 11 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad turned 71 on Monday. Out on bail over health issues after being convicted in three fodder scam cases, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief celebrated the day with much fanfare. There was festivity all around the sprawling bungalow here at 10, Circular Road, where he resides along with his family. The house was decked u...

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Mamata to visit China later this month

Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with a delegation will visit China from June 22-30 and the visit would be important for interaction between the neighbouring country and Eastern India, a Chinese diplomat said here on Friday. Visit to China by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is very important. This is actually her first visit to China. Chinese side at...

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Speed up development to compensate delay: Mamata

Howrah, June 7 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday took stock of the status of work under various state schemes and urged the administration to speed up the process of development that was halted for almost three months due to rural body elections. I understand that the developmental activities were temporarily hampered due to the Panchayat election process this...

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Mamata reshuffles portfolios after dropping three ministers

Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) A day after she removed three ministers, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday reshuffled her ministry, saying the exercise was undertaken to reduce the workload of some of them. The three ministers - Churamani Mahato, James Kujur and Abani Joardar - resigned on Wednesday, apparently under Banerjee's instructions. While Joardar has not bee...

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