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Trinamul replies in 'syndicate' coin

Trinamul on Monday dubbed the BJP a "syndicate peddling religious extremism and lynchings", hours after Narendra Modi accused the Mamata Banerjee government of "running a syndicate raj" and "throttling democracy".
Our Special Correspondent Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Syndicate regime to fall: PM

Narendra Modi on Monday told the audience at a rain-soaked rally that the "syndicate raj" in Bengal would survive only "a few months".
Devadeep Purohit Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Dilip-Babul 'public' tiff reaches PM venue

Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh and Union minister and Asansol MP Babul Supriyo were seen engaging in an angry exchange at the venue of the Prime Minister's rally in Midnapore.
Sandip Chowdhury Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Deposit case: CBI told to move HC

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the CBI to approach Calcutta High Court with its complaints that Bengal police were not cooperating with it in the ongoing probe into default scams in the state.
Our Bureau Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

CPM seeks 50% share of central tax

The Bengal unit of the CPM placed a demand of enhancing devolution of central taxes to the states to 50 per cent before the 15th finance commission on Monday, a move drawn attention in the political circle as the ruling Trinamul was laying stress on sharing 50 per cent net central tax receipts with the states.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Girl loses dad's gift, kills self

An 18-year-old girl has allegedly hanged herself unable to bear the shock of losing the cellphone her father gifted her a week ago.
Abhijeet Chatterjee Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Cottages in hill garden

Visitors to Darjeeling's Botanical Garden may soon have the option of staying in cottages, officials have said, a week after chief minister Mamata Banerjee stressed the need to boost tourists' lodging facilities.
OUR BUREAU Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Govt wings to repair roads

Trinamul leaders at the Siliguri Municipal Corporation said on Monday that the north Bengal development department and the Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority would spend funds to repair roads in the town.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Siliguri auto smokescreen lifts

Siliguri's auto owners and drivers have launched protests against an order that requires them to go through fresh emission checks only at the transport department's testing centre in the city.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

DM warns hills against WhatsApp 'teachers'

GTA chief Binay Tamang and Darjeeling district magistrate Joyoshi Das Gupta on Monday appealed to the hill people to verify information with government officials and refrain from believing in "rumours" being spread through social media.
Vivek Chhetri Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

36 years on, price of strike catches up

A four-month strike by Bengal government engineers during Left Front rule will now cost the state over Rs 1,700 crore, a study by the public works department suggests.
PRANESH SARKAR Jul 16, 2018 00:00 IST

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