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Gorkhaland agitation may hit tourism in Darjeeling during upcoming Durga puja

“There are a lot of NRI families who visit Kolkata during the puja and then extend their trip to include Darjeeling but now it’s all restricted to the city,” said Anil Punjabi of Travel Agents Federation of India

Darjeeling on boil: 3 dead, police officer critical as Mamata Banerjee sees foreign hand

At a press conference, Banerjee said: “They (protesters) are not listening to the court as well. The court passed an order saying bandh is illegal… Where did they get illegal arms and money from?”

Darjeeling unrest: Mamata Banerjee accuses Modi government of backing Gorkhaland stir, Amit Shah hits back

Mamata Banerjee said the kind of “hooliganism and vandalism,” being seen during the unrest in the hills, can only be done if there is a “terrorist brain” behind it, and the Centre should extend full help to the state to contain it

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I will not let Bengal be divided, says Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee also said, “If you are going to threaten me with guns, I want you to know that I have the capability of snatching your guns away.”

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Darjeeling violence is a deep-rooted conspiracy, police did not fire: Mamata Banerjee

Assistant Commander of Indian Reserve Battalion, Kiran Tamang has been badly injured, the report of his death has not confirmed, said WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Mamata Banerjee slams Centre for making Aadhaar must for bank account

Banerjee also questioned privacy issues linked to the Aadhaar card and said that the Centre must assure security of the citizens of the country before making it mandatory.

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Mamata’s Bengali blunder

The immediate provocation was the announcement by the state government that the Bengali language would be made a compulsory subject in all schools in the state.

Gorkhaland unrest: Govt will curb violent agitation in hills, says Mamata Banerjee

She also said the GJM will not be allowed to “do politics by taking away the livelihood of the people”

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The Chinese have a dilemma in Mamata Banerjee’s Bengal

Beijing seems ready to invest at least some of its purse worth $750 billion, but West Bengal’s inefficiencies and alleged corruption are coming in the way

Centre must waive farm loans, not leave it to states: Mamata Banerjee

With the Trinamool Congress joining the bandwagon, the Opposition parties’ demand for loan waiver for farmers is likely to get a boost.

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Centre must waive farm loans across country: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had stated on Monday that the Centre would not extend financial help to the states in waiving the farm loans and made it clear that the cost had to be borne by them.

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Bengali film industry thanks Mamata Banerjee for ‘exemption’ on tickets

GST Council revised the rates of 66 out of 133 items for which it had received representations, seeking changes to the items originally listed in the four-slab indirect tax structure.

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Darjeeling turmoil: Govt offices vandalised on day 1 of GJM bandh; CM Mamata urges people not to listen to protesters

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which controls the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, has been pressing demand for a separate state of ‘Gorkhaland’ and for that it has called an indefinite shutdown of all state and GTA offices. 

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Mamata Banerjee asks people not to listen to GJM leadership

Referring to GJM’s threat that it would show black flags if she visits the hill, Banerjee remarked, “I do not get scared if someones threatens me. I know how to respond to the challenge.”

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CM Mamata Banerjee braces for fresh face off with GJM activists amid Darjeeling turmoil

Educational institutions, transport services and hotels, however, have not been included in the call for bandh. Banks have been told to open shutters only twice a week by the GJM.