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  • Vengeful politics led to Tapas Pal's death: Mamata

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has alleged "pressure" created by central government’s anti-corruption probe agencies and "vengeful politics" led to the death of Trinamool Congress leader and Kolkata actor Tapas Pal.

  • Mamata takes veiled dig at Modi over citizenship law

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee takes a veiled dig at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had said at an election rally in Jharkhand recently that those involved in arson and violence during the protest against Citizenship (Amended) Act can be "identified by their clothes".

  • Never allow NRC, new Citizenship Act in West Bengal: Mamata

    Chief Ministers of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee and Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan hit the streets leading a massive protest opposing the amended Citizenship Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) in India.

  • Doctors call off strike after Mamata accepts most demands

    Protesting junior doctors in India call off strike after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee agrees to nearly all their demands following a one-and-half hour long meeting with the representatives of different medical colleges of the state at Nabanna (secretariat).

  • Mamata fumes over ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is thrown into a fit of fury by a group of men chanting “Jai Shri Ram” slogan as her motorcade passes through Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district.

  • 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.

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    FIR against Mamata for citizenship verification process remark

    Two separate FIRs are filed against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in north eastern Indian state of Assam for describing the citizenship verification exercise in the state as a “conspiracy” to drive out Bangla-speaking population from Assam.

  • Mamata to join Hasina-Modi meeting

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is to join a bilateral meeting between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during Hasina’s state visit to the neighbouring country.

  • Resolution passed to change name of West Bengal

    The West Bengal Legislative Assembly passes a resolution to change the name of the State to ‘Bengal’ in English, ‘Bangal’ in Hindi and ‘Bangla’ in Bengali.

  • Hasina to attend reception in West Bengal

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina accepts an invitation of the West Bengal state government for a reception in her honour.

  • Iron Lady in the neighbourhood!

    Belying speculations at the anti Trinamool camp for a 'vote for change' like the West Bengalees accounted for in 2011, Mamata has swept to a second term with a powerful mandate.

  • 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.

  • Komen triggers heavy rains killing 70 in India

    The depression that resulted from cyclone Komen triggers heavy rain in northeastern and eastern states of India, killing at least 70 people in Manipur, West Bengal and Odisha.

  • Mamata greets Bangladesh ahead of LBA document exchange

    Hours before the exchange of documents on ratification of Land Boundary Agreement (LBA), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has greeted the people of Bangladesh and India.