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Bengal given 200 cr to develop minority inhabited areas: Naqvi

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Asserting that the BJP-led central government does not have any differential attitude towards any state, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said his department has allocated more than Rs 200 crore for the development of minority inhabited areas in West Bengal over the last two years. Naqvi was answering a question in the India Today Concl...

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Centre preventing investments in West Bengal: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government of deliberately hindering industry investments in her state. You tell industry don't go, don't invest your money in Bengal. Is it not a crime in a federal structure? Why central government is telling industry not to go to Bengal? Banerjee asked here ...

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Mamata not averse to a coalition against BJP in 2019 LS polls

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday threw enough hints that she is not averse to taking the lead in bringing together opposition parties on a single platform against the BJP in the next Lok Sabha election in 2019. The Trinamool Congress chief also stressed on collective leadership and favoured the national opposition continuing to work together to ...

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National opposition should work together to challenge Modi

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday threw enough hints that she is not averse to taking the lead in bringing together opposition parties on a single platform against the BJP in the next Lok Sabha election in 2019. The Trinamool Congress chief also stressed on collective leadership and favoured the national opposition continuing to work together to ...

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'Padmavati' welcome in Bengal: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Amid the raging controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama Padmavati, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday asserted that her state was ready to welcome the film and its crew. Yes we would welcome them. They are welcome here if they can't do it in other states. We can make special arrangements, Banerjee said at the India Today Conclave Eas...

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Ready to work with national opposition: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she was willing to work with the opposition at the national level to politically take on the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Denying she had any personal agenda against Modi, she said at the India Today Conclave East: Whenever the public face problems, it's our duty to raise our voice. I believe ...

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Compensation, job for families of those killed in Gorkhland agitation

Darjeeling, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced Rs two lakh compensation and a job for one member of the family of agitators who died during the recent Gorkhaland agitation. All the parties raised the compensation issue for the agitators who died during the (Gorkhaland) movement in the hills and have no criminal cases against them. As mu...

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Tripura journalist shot dead by trooper, anger in northeast

Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) A journalist was gunned down on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in western Tripura, raising political tensions and triggering widespread anger. TSR Second Battalion Rifleman Nandu Kumar Reang opened fire from his AK-47 assault rifle, killing Sudip Datta Bhowmik, 50, in Bodhjung Nagar, a police official said. Reang was ...

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Mamata condemns killing of Tripura journalist

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condemned the brutal killing of journalist Sudip Dutta Bhowmik in Tripura. We strongly condemn the brutal killing... My condolences to the family, Banerjee tweeted. The journalist was shot dead on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in Bodhjung Nagar in Tripura. ...

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Aadhaar linking problematic: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday reiterated her criticism of the problematic linking of Aadhaar and the alleged disclosure of personal data on government web sites. Linking of Aadhaar is very problematic. In the name of Aadhaar Card, details have been put out on 210 government web sites. This is dangerous for individual liberty, the society and...

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Coal tar put on 'Biswa Bangla' logo, Trinammol accuses BJP

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Amid controversy about the ownership of Biswa Bangla logo, some miscreants allegedly put coal tar on it and also on photographs of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, printed on banners along both sides of the VIP road in the northeastern outskirts of the city. Some unknown persons put coal tar on the Biswa Bangla logo and on the photographs of the Chief Minister print...

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Mamata in north Bengal for all-party meet on Darjeeling hills

Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached north Bengal on Monday where she is scheduled to hold an all-party meeting on November 21 to discuss the situation in Darjeeling hills, a state minister said. Banerjee would conduct the all-party meeting in the presence of Chief Secretary Malay De, state Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purkayastha and rep...

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CMs Shivraj, Amarinder jump on anti-'Padmavati' wagon, Mamata says attack on freedom of expression

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Even as the release of Padmavati has been deferred, three Chief Ministers on Monday jumped into the controversy with Madhya Pradesh's Shivraj Singh Chouhan announcing a ban on the film in his state, while his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh backed the Rajput community in its protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama that is mired in controversy.

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Exposure of personal data in name of Aadhaar 'dangerous': Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said exposure of personal data in the name of Aadhaar linking is very dangerous for the freedom of expression of the country. I am in favour of a unique card (identification). There cant be different cards for a person. But in the name of Aadhar card... in the modern age... the way in which details are being expo...

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Mamata mourns Congress leader Dasmunsi's death

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condoled the death of Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi. I am deeply saddened by the death of Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi. It is a great loss. May his soul rest in peace, she tweeted. Dasmunsi, who was in coma since 2008, died on Monday at Apollo Hospital here, doctors said.

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'Padmavati' controversy 'super emergency': Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condemned the ongoing controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama Padmavati, labelling it as unfortunate and a calculated plan to destroy freedom of expression. The #Padmavati controversy is not only unfortunate but also a calculated plan of a political party to destroy the freedom to express oursel...

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Bengali actress Rita Koiral dead

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Bengali film and television actress Rita Koiral died on Sunday after a three-month battle with liver cancer at a private city hospital, her family said. She was 58. Survived by a daughter, Koiral was a popular face on Bengali big and small screens and mostly portrayed negative roles. She worked with directors like Aparna Sen, Rituparno Ghosh and Anjan Dutta...

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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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