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John Barla
West Bengal  /  Published 09.07.21

Frowns over elevation of MP with separatist call

The inclusion of two BJP MPs from north Bengal, John Barla of Alipurduar and Nisith Pramanik of Cooch Behar, into the Union cabinet as ministers of state was greeted with celebrations in various parts...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 08.07.21

TMC glare Barla's elevation

The Trinamool Congress on Thursday alleged that the elevation of Alipurduar MP John Barla as Union minister proves that the BJP supports the bifurcation of West Bengal, a charge denied by the saffron ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.07.21

4 MPs from Bengal in Modi’s cabinet

Though Thakur’s induction is seen as a ploy to placate the Matuas who are restless about implementation of the citizenship matrix, a leader of the All India Matua Mahasangh said: “Our dema...
By Avijit Sinha, Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta, Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 07.07.21

4 Bengal MPs rewarded

Thirtyfour, 39, 41, 43: the names of the four BJP MPs from Bengal – Subhas Sarkar, Shantanu Thakur, John Barla and Nisith Pramanik-- tipped to be inducted into the Narendra Modi ministry at the ...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.21

Two unions cloud BJP prospects in tea belt

Existence of two trade unions in the tea garden belt of north Bengal, one floated by a BJP MP and the other belonging to the party’s ideological parent, RSS, might harm the party’s poll pr...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri, Alipurduar

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West Bengal  /  Published 17.10.20

Trinamul, BJP woo tea belt with schemes

With an eye on Bengal elections next year, Trinamul Congress and BJP are keen on wooing the brew belt. This was evident on Friday when state ministers and BJP MPs separately met tea stakeholders to e...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri


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