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Calcutta launch pad for Delhi battle

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address a public meeting on January 23 at the Brigade Parade Grounds in Calcutta, four days after Mamata Banerjee's "show of strength" of Opposition parties at the same venue, BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha said on Saturday.
Our Correspondent Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Didi predicts 150 seats for BJP

Mamata Banerjee on Saturday spelt out a 2019 dream for her supporters from her party's biggest annual event in Calcutta.
Meghdeep Bhattacharyya Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

'Can't build tent, forget nation'

The canopycollapse at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Midnapore programme on Monday was a recurring theme at Trinamul's rally on Saturday with speakers from Mamata Banerjee to nephew Abhishek Banerjee highlighting the incident that left 90 injured.
Sandip Chowdhury Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Alipurduar swoop on mineral trucks

The Alipurduar administration on Saturday swooped down on trucks ferrying minor minerals extracted from riverbeds in the district, catching 23 of them with illegal consignments and imposing fines of Rs 7 lakh.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Let me sing you life

The person at the other end is breathless. She says, "I am sorry, I was on a bike and could not take the call any earlier. I have just returned from the ashram. May I call you in a bit?" It's not a long wait.
Moumita Chaudhuri  Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Monsoon scorcher: hills sweat

The mercury has shot up to a high of 33 degrees Celsius in Tadong near Gangtok and 30 degrees in Kalimpong in a dry monsoon interlude that has replaced showers with a summer-like swelter.
AVIJIT SINHA Jul 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Mamata tests dais strength

"Bhengey porbey na toh? (It won't collapse, will it)?" Mamata Banerjee asked on Friday while inspecting the dais for the Martyrs' Day rally at Esplanade in Calcutta.
Our Bureau Jul 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Centre seeks Nalini update

Visva-Bharati has stuck to its decision not to allow shooting of commercial films on the campus after the Union HRD ministry called the varsity and asked about such a bar on the Priyanka Chopra-produced Nalini.
Snehamoy Chakraborty Jul 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Delhi eyes 10 Bengal IAS officers

The appointment committee of the Union cabinet on Thursday empanelled a total of 10 IAS officers from the Bengal cadre for the posts of secretary and additional secretary or equivalent positions at the Centre.
Pranesh Sarkar Jul 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Body fished out of river

The body of Bappa Saha, 35, a resident of Newtownpara in Jalpaiguri, was recovered from under a bridge on the Murti on the fringes of Gorumara National Park on Friday, 10 days after he went for a dip in the river and went missing.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Jul 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Crackdown on illegal Siliguri structures

The PWD Cell of the Siliguri Municipal Corporation has started a drive against illegal constructions across the town and demolished seven unauthorised buildings in the past one month.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Jul 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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