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Mamata Banerjee to ban university professors from criticising the government

Share Email<p>I am Bengalistan and I am ashamed.<p>Mamata Banerjee’s government in West Bengal has drafted new rules that govern which opinions professors …

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How Can Amit Shah Talk Governance With Me, Says Naidu

Seated in the sprawling Andhra Pradesh secretariat, in what he calls the dream city Amravati, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu exudes confidence. …

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In Mamata Banerjee’s West Bengal, Government Officials To ‘Check’ If TV Shows Upset Communal Harmony

In the past, Banerjee has ordered channels to suspend broadcast.

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Bengal govt officials to check if TV shows upset communal harmony

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said her government will soon appoint a nodal officer in each district to check, along with the …

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West Bengal panchayat polls date extended by SEC

The State Election Commission (SEC) has issued a fresh notification which will extend the deadline for filing nomination in the panchayat polls till …

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee supports AP counterpart Chandrababu Naidu's fast against Centre

CM Banerjee took to her Twitter handle to express her support Naidu, who is observing a day-long fast to demand "justice" for the state from the …

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Mamata Banerjee urges all state cable operators to not air riot photos

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged officials of Multi Service Operators (MSOs) and cable operators of Kolkata and rest of the state to …

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West Bengal panchayat elections: EC told to accept nominations

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Panchayat election results are scheduled to be declared on 8 May. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint<p><b>Kolkata:</b> …

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Understanding the Demand for Self-Rule in the Darjeeling Hills

The aspiration for self-rule of the hill people in Darjeeling is more than a century old. To be precise, such aspiration for autonomous rule can be …

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Mamata Banerjee urges people to exercise caution on fake news

CM Mamata Banerjee. (Express photo)<p>West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today asked the people to exercise caution on news items being …

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Mamata welcomes Calcutta HC verdict on Bengal Panchayat polls

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday welcomed Calcutta High Court's verdict asking the State Election …

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Calcutta HC orders new panchayat poll dates: Opposition parties celebrate ‘historic’ judgment

Adhir Chowdhury<p>Opposition parties in the state on Friday hailed the Calcutta High Court verdict on the panchayat elections, calling the judgment a …

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India’s A.T.M.s Are Running Out of Cash. Again.

NEW DELHI — For the second time in 18 months, India has a shortage of cash. And like last time, economists say, it’s primarily the government’s fault.<p>Empty A.T.M.s and bank restrictions on withdrawals have been reported in eight states this week, and some bank managers said the cash crunch has been …

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BJP has highest number of MPs and MLAs with cases of crimes against women, says study

A study released on Wednesday by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) shows that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has the most number …

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Why the Karnataka election is crucial both for Congress and the BJP

Share Email<p>In one of his recent interviews, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a few minutes to elucidate his views on a slogan that become synonymous …

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Bengal's Dalits reduced to political pawns as BJP, TMC play caste card ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls - Firstpost

Identity politics was not allowed to become part of mainstream political discourse in post-independence Bengal despite deep fault lines between …

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Mamata Banerjee, Maneka Gandhi take dig at each other over killing of Royal Bengal Tiger

Share Email<p>Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday came down heavily on West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee …

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Major spice oil exporter threatens to shut Kerala operations following troubles by CPM affiliated trade union

Share Email<p>Synthite Industries Limited which is considered one of the largest spice oil and oleoresins exporter in the world has threatened to shift …

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Now Ambedkar Statue Vandalised in UP's Meerut

<b>New Delhi</b>: The spree of statue vandalisation continues unabated.<p>Following the toppling of statues of Lenin, Periyar and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, now …

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No compromise on Ram temple, says VHP working president Alok Kumar

Elected international working president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) last week, Alok Kumar says the organisation remains committed to the …

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National Commission for Women condemns TMC government, says ‘Emergency-like’ situation in Darjeeling

Narrating her experiences of meeting women victims of the agitation and political prisoners, she said ‘democracy has died in Darjeeling’.

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Mamata Banerjee's proposed 'gag order' for state-run varsities faces flak from professors

The West Bengal government is facing stiff opposition from the professors of state-run colleges and universities for proposing a new set of rules. …

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QBullet: PM Slams Kathua Rape at UK Event; Defence Panel Unveiled

1. Don’t Politicise Rape: Modi in UK<p>The Kathua rape murder case echoed at PM Narendra Modi’s public programme in London on Wednesday, when he said …

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In pictures: Massive twin storms kill 15 in West Bengal, wreak havoc in Kolkata and suburbs

It's a sunny day today in Kolkata, but the picture last evening was much different after the capital and other suburbs across West Bengal were taken …

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West Bengal government committed to preserve heritage buildings in state, says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. (Express photo)<p>West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said her government is committed to protect …

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Twin storms claim 18 lives in West Bengal

As the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and other civic bodies struggled on Wednesday to clear the roads of trees that fell in Tuesday night's …

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No toll booths, sand mining, contracts: TMC pledge for Panchayat candidates

Opposition has alleged TMC violence in run-up to polls. (Express file photo: Subham Dutta)<p>“I pledge that if the Trinamool Congress nominates me or I …

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Rough Edges: The Motorbike, Bengal and Beyond

The motorbike has, for a long time, been both a symbol of cinematic romance and political violence in Bengal. Besotted couples in love have often …

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Anti-'Padmaavat' Protests: SC to Hear Contempt Pleas; Bajrang Dal Workers Clash With Police

<b>New Delhi:</b> As certain groups continue to hold multiple states ransom over the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie, film distributors in …

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Twin storm claimed 18 lives in Bengal: Mamata

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Altogether 18 deaths were reported in the city and four southern districts following the twin storms accompanied by rains …

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