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Mamata Banerjee flays hecklers

Mamata Banerjee on Monday lambasted attempts at “teasing” her with Jai Shri Ram chants by some in ...

Temporary health cards for now: CM

Mamata Banerjee on Monday said those not getting biometric cards under the state’s Swasthya Sathi free h...
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Plassey returns to protest at CAA

Around 2,000 people gathered in Nadia’s Plassey on Monday to raise their voice against the Centre’...

AIMIM eyes minorities and Dalits

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) held its first public meeting in north Bengal on Monday and...

Soil from homes to build Birsa statue

Trinamul leaders in Bankura have started a drive to collect soil from the courtyard of tribal families in the ...

‘Servant politician’ theme for GNLF rally

The Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) has decided to hold a public meeting in Darjeeling after a gap of ...

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West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.21

Netaji event marred by 'Jai Shri Ram' chants

Not a word from PM If Modi was upset, he did not show it. Anyone who had expected the Prime Minister to condemn the boorish behaviour of his supporters or to apologise for it to Mamata, who was a gue...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.21

Mamata: Netaji icon of plurality

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s philosophy of inclusiveness, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi completely ignored, was the theme of Mamata Banerjee’s three public addresses in Calcutta on Sa...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.21

PM: vision tied to govt slogans

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday strenuously attempted to associate the vision of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose with the “achievements” of his government, steering clear of the secula...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.21

Total active Covid cases 6,396 in Bengal

Bengal on Saturday logged 474 Covid-19 recoveries, 410 new infections and 10 deaths, as the state’s total active cases dropped for the 89th consecutive day since Vijaya Dashami on October 26. F...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.21

PM welcome as PM, not politicians

A family member of Subhas Chandra Bose stood firm against the politicisation of Netaji’s 125th birth anniversary celebrations, refusing to allow any member of the BJP to accompany Prime Minister...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.21

A family that worships a chair

Amid the political noise in poll-bound Bengal on the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, a family in a Bankura village, 205km away from Calcutta, quietly showed their love for the i...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bankura

West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.21

BJP worker ‘shot at’ in Belur, party blames TMC

A BJP supporter allegedly received bullet wound during a clash with Trinamul workers on Saturday morning at Belur in Howrah district. “Pramod Dubey, one of our workers, was shot in the leg by T...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.21

Anit seeks consensus on relief fund use

Anit Thapa, the chairman of the board of administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), has decided to convene a meeting of “all stakeholders” to decide on using the GTA Chai...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.21

Ladies of the Land

Saleha’s mother-in-law, Sabira Bibi, was part of the Hariharpara Nilakar Mahila Samabay, a co-operative of self-help groups (SHGs) set up in 2000. Now, there are 8,65,000-odd registered SHGs in ...
By Anasuya Basu in

West Bengal  /  Published 23.01.21

Mamata attacks Centre over Netaji

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday hit out at the Centre for abolishing the Planning Commission, which, according to her, was conceptualised by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Addressing a...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta


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