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  • Outbreak in Bangladesh behind rise in dengue cases in West Bengal: Mamata

    The rise in the cases of dengue fever in West Bengal in the border regions is a result of the widespread outbreak of the disease in Bangladesh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says.

  • Mamata refuses to attend Modi swearing-in

    Making a U-turn in less than 24 hours, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says she would not attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony in New Delhi tomorrow.

  • Wanted to quit as CM but party rejected offer: Mamata

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says she offered to quit but her party Trinamool Congress refused to accept the resignation.

  • 'Your slap will be a blessing,' Modi retorts after Mamata's attack

    Two days after Mamata Banerjee said she wanted to give him a "tight slap of democracy", Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his response while campaigning in Bengal.

  • Wooing women voters in poll-time India

    Three separate announc-ements in quick succession by bachelor Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on March 10 and 11

  • 9,000MW power to be imported by 2041

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government has planned to import 9000 MW electricity from neighbouring countries by 2041 to maintain the country's high economic growth.

  • It'll lead to civil war

    Heated debates over stripping around 40 lakh people in Assam of citizenship continued for the second day yesterday with the opposition parties accusing the government of politicising the issue and making people refugees in their own country.

  • Hasina to meet Modi, Mamata today

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet today at Visva-Bharati in Santiniketan for the inauguration of the Bangladesh Bhaban.

  • Mamata condemns Sylhet blasts

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has strongly condemned the blasts in Sylhet that killed six people including cops and injured several.

  • Mamata's second term and our expectations

    We congratulate Mamata Banerjee on her decisive victory ensuring her party Trinamool Congress a second term.

  • Mamata wants to give grand reception to Hasina

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been newly elected for a successive period, wants to accord a grand reception for Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

  • Mamata takes oath as West Bengal’s chief minister

    Mamata Banerjee takes oath today as West Bengal's chief minister for a second term. It's the biggest oath ceremony Bengal has ever seen, reports NDTV.

  • Hasina presents Mamata 20kgs hilsa

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sends 20 kilograms of hilsa from the Padma river for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is going to take oath for the second term tomorrow.

  • 20,000 invited to Red Road ceremony

    The number of invited guests in the swearing-in ceremony of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would cross the previous record.

  • Amu to represent PM at Mamata’s swearing-in

    Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu will represent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the oath taking ceremony of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

  • Hasina won't join Mamata's oath-taking

    Dhaka has not yet made any decision about who will represent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's swearing-in ceremony on May 27.

  • Mamata, Jayalalithaa retain power, BJP wins Assam, Left bags Kerala

    West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress crushes the opposition and Tamil Nadu's AIADMK proved exit polls wrong by retaining power in assembly elections, the biggest popularity test after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

  • West Bengal Assembly elections

    Mamata, Jayalalithaa set to retain power, BJP takes Assam

    For the first time in India, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears all set to form government in the northern state of Assam.

  • Mamata for legalising all migrant Bangladeshis

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says her government would urge the federal Indian administration to give citizenship to all Bangladeshis living in the state for five years or more.

  • Unravelling a forgotten chapter

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has done well to declassify the files on Subhas Chandra Bose. Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have followed suit and make available to the public the documents and papers which the Centre possesses on Bose.

  • Modi, hopefully, is no Manmohan

    This time, too, there is nothing on Teesta, yet we have agreed on all forms of transit in the name of connectivity.

  • Modi, Hasina, Mamata flag off Agartala, Guwahati bus services

    Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee flag off Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala, Dhaka-Shillong-Guwahati bus services along with Sheikh Hasina.

  • Modi flies in

    PM Hasina welcomes Narendra Modi at Dhaka airport as he arrives in his maiden trip to Bangladesh expected to strengthen ties between the two neighbouring countries.

  • Mamata in city

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives in Dhaka, hours before the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Bangladesh.

  • BNP to protest if Teesta deal delayed: Noman

    BNP will go for protest if the Teesta water-sharing deal is not signed during Indian premier Narendra Modi’s June 6-7 Dhaka visit.

  • Talk with Khaleda before Modi’s visit: BNP

    BNP calls Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to discuss Bangladesh-India bilateral issues with Khaleda Zia and experts before Indian Premier Narendra Modi’s Dhaka visit.

  • Mamata to accompany Modi in Dhaka visit

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will accompany Indian Premier Narendra Modi during his Dhaka visit.

  • Rajya Sabha passes LBA

    Rajya Sabha passes constitution amendment bill on Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh to settle decades-old boundary disputes with India.

  • Teesta water sharing: Experts for UN intervention

    Bangladesh government should appeal to UN to solve Teesta river water sharing issue since there has been no progress in signing the deal bilaterally, water and environmental experts say.

  • Protesters block Mamata's convoy in Nadia

    Angry protesters block West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's convoy after she visited the hospital to meet the gang-rape survivor in Nadia.