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“If You Stay In Bengal, You Have To Learn Bangla”: Mamata Banerjee

KOLKATA:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday launched another attack on what she saw as the ruling BJP’s attempt to “turn Bengal into Gujarat”, declaring that “if you stay in Bengal, you have to learn Bangla”. The Trinamool Congress leader, who has come under fire for her handling of the doctors’ strike in the state, also criticised the BJP for ... Read More »

Election Results 2019: Reeling From BJP Uppercut, Mamata Banerjee Calls Trinamool Meet Today

KOLKATA:  Forty-eight hours after the election results that brought Trinamool Congress’s tally in the Lok Sabha down from 34 to 22, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet party leaders and all candidates who fought the polls at her home at 3:30 pm today. Ms Banerjee has not spoken a word after the results, barring a tweet and two poems she ... Read More »

Nitish Kumar, Arvind Kejriwal to Attend PM’s Meet Today Many Other Chief Ministers to Skip

New Delhi:  Almost a dozen Chief Ministers, all from opposition parties, will this morning skip a meeting of the NITI Aayog, at which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to discuss amendments to the government’s controversial land acquisition bill. Here are the latest developments: Among those who have RSVPed their regrets are West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee, Naveen Patnaik from Odisha ... Read More »

Infosys reminder on SEZ stumps West Bengal govt

KOLKATA: IT major Infosys has again demanded SEZ statusfor its proposed Rs 75 crore project at Rajarhat New Town, putting the Mamata Banerjee government on a sticky wicket at a time when it is busy finalizing the CM’s London trip to showcase Bengal before foreign investors. Infosys has been persisting with this demand for five years when Mamata is known to be ... Read More »

Internet freedom atlast: Section 66 A of IT act struck down

New Delhi, March 24: The Supreme Court today struck down the validity of Section 66 A of the Information Technology (IT) Act terming it as unconstitutional. The act which was termed as draconian in nature was grossly misused by the law enforcement agencies to carry out arrests for posting objectionable material on the internet. The order was passed while hearing ... Read More »

Bengal polls: Mamata’s deadline to Congress ends today

Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee’s deadline to the Congress to release its list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls in West Bengal ends today. On Friday, the Trinamool chief had unilaterally announced candidates for 228 constituencies, leaving ally Congress with 64 and another two for the Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI). “We will be happy if Congress fields its candidates ... Read More »