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Mamata invited to visit Bangladesh

In a major policy decision, the government has invited West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to visit Bangladesh from February 19-22. Highly-placed sources at the foreign ministry in Dhaka and in West Bengal government told The Daily Star that the invitation, routed through the diplomatic channel, reached Mamata on Saturday evening. They said Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali in an official letter formally invited Mamata, who obstructed the signing of Teesta River Water Sharing Agreement in September 6, 2011 and had...

Bengal will burn if Mamata held: TMC MP

Bengal will burn if Mamata held: TMC MP

In yet another standoff between the TMC and Centre over Saradha scam, Trinamool MP Idris Ali has warned Centre of dire consequences if chief minister Mamata Banerjee is arrested, according to Times Now. "If you arrest Mamata, Bengal will burn," the TMC MP was caught issuing the threat on camera. Meanwhile, according to reports another...

I have proof against Mamata: Kunal

I have proof against Mamata: Kunal

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Monday told a city sessions court that he had documentary evidence against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and party's national secretary Mukul Roy in the Saradha case and wanted to hand it over to CBI. Ghosh urged the court to pass directives in this regard, reports...

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...

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