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Mamata expresses support to LBA deal

Mamata expresses support to LBA deal

The prospects of implementing India’s Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh brightened today with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee throwing her behind the deal saying “the problem will be solved soon”. “A solution is being worked out for the border enclaves and the problem will be solved soon,” Mamata said in Coochbehar after...

Chair of Calcutta University to be named after Mujib

Chair of Calcutta University to be named after Mujib

The West Bengal government has planned to set up a chair in Calcutta University and name it after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants the chair to be inaugurated by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports our New Delhi correspondent. "We want to create a "Bangabandhu Chair" in the Calcutta University after Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and we want his daughter Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate it," Mamata told PTI news agency in Kolkata. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman studied at Kolkata's Islamia College (now known as Maulana Azad College) under the Calcutta University from where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1947.

SRK, Bachchans provide grand start to Kolkata Film Festival

SRK, Bachchans provide grand start to Kolkata Film Festival

In a splendid show of Bollywood camaraderie and the mingling of politicians and celebrities, the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) - India's second oldest movie festival - was inaugurated on Monday by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Shah Rukh Khan, NDTV reports. It was light, camera...

Don't malign Muslims for wrongdoing of a few

Don't malign Muslims for wrongdoing of a few

The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee has made use of Diwali by disseminating messages that she perhaps was waiting to deliver following reports of sporadic incidents of communal disturbance in the State. On Wednesday, she inaugurated Kali Puja in various areas and said that her government will not tolerate any attempt to...

Mamata's Summon

Report refuted

Dhaka has dismissed Indian media reports that the deputy high commissioner of Bangladesh was summoned by the chief minister of West Bengal. Leading Indian newspaper The Hindu in a report yesterday said Mamata Banerjee summoned Abida Islam, the deputy high commissioner of Bangladesh, following publication of news in Kolkata's top Bengali newspapers that All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) funded Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh "to destabilize the Awami League government in Bangladesh". The report claimed that Bangladesh foreign ministry sources in Delhi confirmed...

SARADHA FUNDS FOR JAMAAT

Mamata summons Bangladesh envoy

Mamata summons Bangladesh envoy

With top Bengali newspapers of Kolkata alleging that a Rajya Sabha MP of Mamata Banerjee funded anti-Indian forces, including Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, to destabilise the Awami League-led government, the chief minister of West Bengal has summoned the deputy high commissioner of Bangladesh. The deputy high commissioner, Abida Islam, is scheduled to meet Mamata today, reports...

Swaraj calls Mamata before leaving for Dhaka

Swaraj calls Mamata before leaving for Dhaka

Hours before her departure for Dhaka in a goodwill visit to Bangladesh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of the BJP-led new Indian government today spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who had blocked Teesta water-sharing deal three years ago. Swaraj made a call to Banerjee to "touch-base" and tell her about her...

Mamata courts Left as BJP eyes WB

Mamata courts Left as BJP eyes WB

Mamata Banerjee is credited with decimating her arch rival, the Left, in West Bengal. Therefore when she advised the same party to strengthen its ranks to check BJP's rise, she conceded the real threat to Trinamool Congress' supremacy was the saffron surge.  "BJP workers are grabbing your party offices and raising their flags there,"...

INDIAN LS POLLS

Trinamool surges in West Bengal

Trinamool surges in West Bengal

While Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party earned an overall record majority in the 16th Lok Shaba polls, Trinamool Congress (TMC) led the tally of votes counting in 42 constituencies in West Bengal. Initial trend of counting in West Bengal points towards a best-ever performance for the TMC, which is leading in 34 of the...

Coalition game on the cards

Coalition game on the cards

A month and five days after it began, voting for India's general election is finally over and the exit poll numbers are rolling in. Based on previous experience, however, there is no reason to assume surveys are particularly accurate. In 2004 and 2009, all exit polls got the results completely wrong, overestimating the...

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