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Matua Community
India  /  Published 12.02.21

Amit Shah buys citizenship time

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By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.02.21

Song and dance aimed at courting Matua voters

Trinamul MLA Samir Kumar Poddar is dancing to the tune of kirtans on the streets of his constituency in Nadia’s Ranaghat, ostensibly to win the hearts of the influential Matua community ahead of...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Ranaghat

West Bengal  /  Published 31.01.21

Matuas bristle at immigtant clause

Ram Mondal, a 65-year-old from the Matua community, woke up early on Saturday, did his puja and walked 12km to reach the local high school by 9am to secure a vantage point on the sprawling ground, hop...
By Devadeep Purohit in Thakurnagar (North 24 Parganas)

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.21

Mamata rally today to woo Matuas

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee will hold a public meeting at Ranaghat in Nadia district on Monday morning as part of her continuing efforts to win over Matuas ahead of the Assembly polls. The Trinamu...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Ranaghat

West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.20

Matuas already citizens, why CAA?

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the Matuas were very much citizens of India and nobody could drive them out of the country, her assertion coming at a time some BJP leaders said that t...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Gopalnagar

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West Bengal  /  Published 07.12.20

BJP signal to pro-CAA camp

BJP’s Bengal minder Kailash Vijayvargiya said on Sunday that the Centre might implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act from next month to confer citizenship on a large section of refugees livin...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.11.20

Matuas demand for CAA implementation

The All-India Matua Mahasangha, which enjoys the BJP’s support, has urged the Narendra Modi government to announce a timeframe to implement the provisions of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA),...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 08.11.20

The lunch party

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By Upala Sen

West Bengal  /  Published 05.11.20

Amit Shah’s visit highlights: twin lunches

The highlight of Union home minister Amit Shah’s Bengal visit — he reached Calcutta on Wednesday night — is likely to be two luncheons, one with a tribal family in Bankura on Thursda...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar , Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta, Bankura

West Bengal  /  Published 08.10.20

Mud road worse than birth pangs

Villagers in West Burdwan’s Kanksa had to walk 1.5km on a squishy mud road with a bleeding woman and her newborn son on a stretcher to reach an ambulance parked on NH2 on Tuesday. The ambulance...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur


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