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BJP leaders vs Maulana in Fatwa broil over Mamata  in Calcutta

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BJP leaders vs Maulana in Fatwa broil over Mamata in Calcutta

It’s the theatre of the absurd. First a Muslim cleric issues a ‘fatwa’ against a politician who allegedly made some adverse remarks about Chief Minister  Mamata Bannerjee. The Cleric, it appears directed his flock to ‘kick’ several BJP politicians out of Bengal. Then the BJP retaliates. The battle of the loudmouths now has developed into […]

Is Mamata stirring up a Christian-Muslim divide in Gorkhaland?

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Is Mamata stirring up a Christian-Muslim divide in Gorkhaland?

Is Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee up to some ‘social engineering’ of her own? Is she sowing discord among the Muslim and Christian population of the Hills? Mamata, in a rally in Kalimpong on September 22, had said ‘minority communities’ had approached her and sought the formation of a ‘cultural’ board. She’s  plans to announce […]

Experts: Demonetization cost may exceed benefits!

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Experts: Demonetization cost may exceed benefits!

India’s poor are paying  the heaviest price for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘bold’ demonetization move. The current pain could eclipse long-term benefits and hurt the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), some say. The November 8 ban on high-value currency notes has sent India’s economy into a tailspin. Citizens struggle to get their hands on new […]

Bengal CM says Mother Teresa is ‘Pride of Calcutta’

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Bengal CM says Mother Teresa is ‘Pride of Calcutta’

In the run up to what will be a defining moment for the Catholic Church in Calcutta, when the city’s celebrated ‘Saint of the gutters’ will be elevated to an ‘official saint’ of the Church, the city at large is going sentimental. People in Calcutta celebrated the birthday of Blessed Mother Teresa days before she is […]

Bengal to shed its ‘West’

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Bengal to shed its ‘West’

West Bengal will now very likely be called just ‘Bengal’ when it’s being referred to in English, and ‘Bangla’ or ‘Banga’ when it’s referred in Bengali. In the Bengali language, the state is currently referred to as ‘Pashchim Bengal’, which translates to ‘West Bengal.’ On Tuesday Mamata Banerjee led West Bengal  government passed a proposal […]

Darj locals aren’t too happy with Mamata’s ‘love’!

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Darj locals aren’t too happy with Mamata’s ‘love’!

Darjeeling: Even as locals grumbled about the harrowing traffic problems and ugly pandal ‘adorning’ the famous Chowrasta, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced she would hold a state cabinet meeting in Darjeeling! She was apparently  mesmerized with the serenity of Raj Bhavan here. The Chief Minister was in town ,attending the 202nd birth anniversary of […]