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Modi to Banerjee: ‘Here for another purpose, will talk CAA in Delhi’

After meeting Modi at Raj Bhavan, Banerjee said she had told the prime minister that her state government was against the CAA, NRC and NPR

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Kolkata tour of PM Modi fraught with an uncertain itinerary

CM Mamata Banerjee may not share the stage with PM Narendra Modi at the function to mark Kolkata Port Trust’s 150th anniversary on Sunday

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Shah learning Bangla to take on TMC in Bengal

BJP president Amit Shah had undertaken a pilgrimage in the period when a court had banned his entry in Gujarat, where he picked four languages

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TMC politicians not allowed in Lucknow: UP DGP

TMC plans to send delegations to BJP-ruled States to create the impression such States alone are disturbed, the Bengal riots notwithstanding

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Mamata after winning by-polls: People have rejected BJP

West Bengal Chief Minister exults after the results of the Assembly by-elections became clear, saying the people punished the BJP for NRC

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Bengal by-election: BJP candidate from Karimpur assaulted

BJP candidate Jaiprakash Majumdar was assaulted when he went to inspect a house where a plot to capture a booth was allegedly being hatched

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Owaisi takes on Banerjee as ‘secular’ lobby splits like 2002

Reacting to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee‘s flagging of the issue of “minority bigotry”, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) head Asaduddin Owaisi has asked how the BJP managed to win 18 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal. Owaisi said it was not religious fundamentalism to question why Muslims in West Bengal did not have access […]

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Garga Chatterjee leads hate non-Bengali campaign in Bengal

“Are you the Shiv Sena of Bengal?” Garga Chatterjee goes livid when pluralist Bengalis liken his ‘movement’ to the anti-Madrasi and then anti-Bhaiya movement by the Shiv Sena followed by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. Launching a counter-offensive, he says, “This is a sign Bengalis are cornered. A Bengali organisation is being identified as a non-Bengali […]

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Nusrat Jahan’s Durga Puja creates Sunni-Shia divide

While a Deoband cleric has found everything from marriage to participation in Hindu festivals by Nusrat Jahan un-Islamic, a Shi’ah authority said Islam did not forbid such acts

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Babul Supriyo in JU: 5th FIR accuses guards of molestation

Even as Babul Supriyo assured Debanjan Ballav’s mother that he would file no complaint against her son, the Sanskrit College student who had allegedly assaulted the Union minister lodged this complaint at the Jadavpur police station