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Pay Rs 100 to attend Modi's Kolkata rally

Wednesday 8 January '14

The party leaders say that by introducing online registration, they are targeting the youths.
State Cong passes resolution for Rahul as PM candidate

Monday 6 January '14

TMC MP Somen Mitra to quit LS membership on Jan 15, re-join Cong on Jan 17
Union home secy reviews security on Indo-Bangla border

Wednesday 1 January '14

The two sides also discussed the issue of allotment of land for construction of border outposts and BSF battalion headquarters across the state.
AAP ‘units’ mushroom in Kolkata

Monday 30 December '13

With the Aam Aadmi Party assuming power in Delhi, West Bengal has started witnessing the party’s proliferation with each claiming to be the original representative.
For Modi’s Kolkata rally, online booking of seats, entry fee

Saturday 28 December '13

A majority of people will have to pay up to get a glimpse of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi during a public rally at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata on February 5.
No CAG report for 2 yrs, govt gets Oppn stick

Saturday 21 December '13

Left front and the Congress are peeved at the state government for not placing the CAG report in the Assembly for the last two years.
Oppn lashes out at govt for scrapping Taslima serial

Saturday 21 December '13

The state government’s directive to a private channel to stop airing a serial based on a story by exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has raised the hackles of Opposition parties.
Kolkata street food vendors face govt heat

Tuesday 17 December '13

Asked not to light ovens and cook food on pavements, vendors have begun shutting shop
Post Varun offer, Cong and Left try to hook Ganguly for LS polls

Monday 16 December '13

While the BJP has already offered him a seat from the state, West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee chief Pradip Bhattacharya Sunday visited his house at Behala
In a first, govt prepares administrative calendar

Friday 6 December '13

The meeting presided over by the chief secretary was held at Nabanna on November 30 to review the preparation of the calendar.
Bangla land pact: TMC to oppose Bill

Wednesday 4 December '13

The meeting, convened to discuss the party’s strategy in the winter Parliament session, was presided over by party supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Six months after villagers find Gupta era gold coins in Murshidabad, ASI yet to act

Monday 2 December '13

The discovery made headlines in newspapers, but the ASI remained unaware of the fact.
Congress chief change clamour gains strength

Tuesday 26 November '13

Leading the demand for the change is a group led by Union minister of state for railways Adhir Ranjan Choudhury.
Ghosh says Sudipta Sen met Mamata

Saturday 23 November '13

Saradha scam: Says will write to PM for CBI probe.
Doctors, retd judges line up at BJP office for LS ticket

Saturday 16 November '13

Modi effect: 230 have applied; party yet to name its own men.
David Cameron to meet Mamata Banerjee during Kolkata visit today

Thursday 14 November '13

Cameron is the second British Prime Minister to visit Kolkata.
Speaker in dilemma over inviting Buddha

Wednesday 13 November '13

Meira Kumar will be among the speakers at the three day celebrations starting December 4.
Stripped of ministry, Roy says Didi did right by removing him

Saturday 9 November '13

Congress blamed Trinamool Congress leadership for conniving with potato traders and big hoarders to hike the price of the essential vegetable.
Soon, photo I-cards must for buying acid in West Bengal

Wednesday 6 November '13

The government has taken this initiative following a directive from the Union Home Ministry.
Left red-faced over attacks on party, CPM censures Mollah

Tuesday 5 November '13

Ex-minister told girls to avoid western wear, said Left didn’t do much for women.


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