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Naveen Patnaik takes oath for fifth time; but he's not India's longest serving chief minister yet

As Naveen Patnaik starts his fifth term as the chief minister of Odisha, we look at the Indian leaders who have served more time at top than the BJD supremo

Forty Years Ago: May 21, 1979

Speaking at the chief ministers’ conference in Delhi, Prime Minister Morarji Desai bowed to the states’ plea for a review of the existing rates of additional excise duties levied on textiles, tobacco and sugar in lieu of the sales tax as well as for a review of the grant-in-aid in lieu of the railway passenger tax.

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Somnath Chatterjee's body to be donated to Kolkata's SSKM Hospital

In 2010, former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu's body was also donated for medical research to the hospital, as per an oath taken by him on April 4, 2003. His eyes had been harvested soon after his death.

Mamata Banerjee remembers former CM Jyoti Basu on his death anniversary

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted about former CM Jyoti Basu on his death anniversary. Basu, who was born on July 8, 1914, had led the Marxists to power for five consecutive times in West Bengal.

Forty Years Ago, June 22, 1977: Janata CMs elected

While Devi Lal in Haryana, Nilamony Rautray in Orissa and Kailash Chandra Joshi were elected unopposed, leaders in Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan had to take the secret ballot.

Jyoti Basu Birth Centenary: Somnath Chatterjee set to share stage with Sitaram Yechury

The official invitation from the Jyoti Basu birth centenary celebration committee has already reached Somnath Chatterjee and he has accepted the invitation.

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CPM veteran Jyoti Basu’s bust dismantled, found in a roadside ditch

Tapas Chatterjee, a CPM leader from the Rajarhat-Narayanpur area, blamed “political rivals” for the incident.

Multilingual networker who left Jyoti Basu wondering

The 62-year old CPM general secretary, has an approach to politics that is often described as far less rigid than that of his predecessor Prakash Karat.

Far away in Kolkata,Mandela lives on

CM Jyoti Basu had received Mandela and a civic reception was accorded to him at the Eden Gardens.

Biman Bose deposes before panel probing ’93 police firing

Biman Bose Tuesday deposed before a commission set up to probe into the police firing on a Youth Congress rally.

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