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Gandhi to Vivekananda, TMC raises statues ahead of civic polls in Kolkata
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

From across two 35-ft statues of Bose and Gandhi near Phoolbagan in East Kolkata, inaugurated in September, stand those of Tagore and Sister Nivedita. Over 20 new statues have come up in North Kolkata alone, while more are planned for the southern part of the city.

Bengal bypolls: Kaliaganj — In border seat where BJP missed by a whisker
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

The Assembly seat in Uttar Dinajpur district, bordering Bangladesh, has been a Congress stronghold. But after the BJP won Raiganj Lok Sabha seat in May 2019, no one doubted the BJP’s fair chance to register an upset in this Assembly segment that has 70 per cent Hindu population.

Karimpur: TMC increases lead, gets 50 per cent votes
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

“The TMC has always been saying that it is their seat. They have proved today why it is their seat. You have all seen what happened on the polling day. Even I was not spared. TMC with the help of goons and police made a farce of the bypoll,” said BJP’s Joy Prakash Majumdar.

West Bengal bypolls: Verdict against NRC, says Mamata, even BJP rivals agree
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

Two of the BJP candidates blamed a “scare” over NRC, and said the party had failed to explain the issue to the people.

Explained: How BJP’s NRC, TMC’s contrition delivered Didi’s bypoll clean sweep in Bengal
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

The decimation of the Left Front and Congress, which fought the bypolls in an alliance, seems to have worked in the TMC's favour. Many believe that the bulk of the Left-Congress vote went to the Trinamool.

West Bengal bye-elections results 2019: TMC plays up NRC role in bypoll wins, BJP candidate agrees
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

West Bengal Bye-Election Results 2019: In the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had won 18 seats from 2 seats in 2014 while the TMC won 22 seats from 34 seats in 2014. However, within six months from the general election, the BJP failed to repeat its electoral success.

Mamata’s counter to NRC: All refugee colonies in Bengal to get land rights
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Mamata Banerjee's move comes amid the Centre’s attempt to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament.

Why this West Bengal village won 2019’s Child-friendly Panchayat Award
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Sarberia Agarhati eliminated child trafficking, child marriages, reduced school dropouts

In Kolkata — co-living, co-working spaces for tech workers
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Additional Chief Secretary of the state's IT department, Debashis Sen, said that the state government would tie-up with private companies and form joint ventures to come up such facilities.

West Bengal: In cyclone-hit village, day of despair after night of horror
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Many residents are worried over the loss of important documents.

Cyclone Bulbul: At Ground Zero of Aila, a decadal loss comes to haunt villagers amid sliver of hope
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

Ten years ago, he had lost his mud house and about 100 cottah land in cyclone Aila, which wrecked havoc in South 24 Parganas district in 2009, killing 149 people in the state.

Visva-Bharati University: Students opposed, staff split as CISF gets back on security
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

A majority of the faculty, students and staff opposed the move, that followed a request by Vice-Chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty to the HRD for CISF security.

BSF permits fishing on Indian side of Padma from today
Fri, Oct 25, 2019

The BSF is also hopeful that the fisherman, who had strayed into the Bangladesh side of river Padma, would be released in a day or two.

Mamata Banerjee: No question of building any detention camp in Bengal
Wed, Oct 23, 2019

"A state government looks after policy implementation. NRC was held in Assam as it was a part of Assam Accord and there is a BJP government there. But here, we run the government," Mamata Banerjee said.

Krishak Bandhu Scheme: Rs 500 crore disbursed to 37 lakh farmers in eight months
Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Under the assured income component, as many as 37,74,445 farmers had received Rs 478.37 crore till September 9. The state had got a total of 40,22,354 applications in this period.

Holding verification cards, family awaits return of fisherman in Bangladesh custody
Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Pranab was one of the three fishermen who were apprehended by the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel on October 17, after they reportedly strayed into the Bangladesh side of the Padma river.

BSF officer’s death: ‘If the river is not safe for BSF, it is not safe for fishermen’
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

The incident led to a flag meeting on Thursday, during which a BSF jawan, Vijay Bhan Singh, was killed and another injured after the BGB opened fire.

Fishing not on, locals fear losing window to net hilsa
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

The Padma hilsa swims several kilometres upstream to spawn in freshwater around this time, and returns to salty water afterwards.

Theatre artiste quits faculty after sexual harassment allegation
Fri, Oct 18, 2019

A protest was held at the college — The Heritage Academy — on Thursday demanding strong action against Sudipto Chatterjee, who taught film and theatre to media science students.

Abhijit Banerjee wins Nobel Prize: Today he is not only my son but of the whole country, says proud mother
Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Banerjee is the third Bengali after Rabindranath Tagore and Amartya Sen to win the Nobel, and the second after Sen to receive the recognition in Economic Sciences.

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