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Rift within Trinamul comes to fore

The brewing discontent within the Trinamul Congress over the old guard versus new entrants came to the fore when two senior party MPs, Saugata Roy and Mukul Roy, crossed swords in public over the issu

Row over CPM MLA’s CM remark

Senior CPI(M) MLA Anisur Rahman’s derogatory and distasteful remark about chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday triggered a political storm in the state. The ruling Trinamul Congress was up in arms against Mr Rahman, trying to move a privilege motion in the Assembly and filing a defamation case in the Calcutta high court.

Mamata gives 7% more da to govt employees

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced seven per cent more dearness allowance for government employees.

Contempt case on Mamata dismissed

In what must have come as a big relief to her, the Calcutta high court on Tuesday dismissed the contempt of court case filed against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for her comments against

Mamata frees 51 prisoners

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced her decision to release 51 prisoners who have been serving life sentences in various jails in the state.

CPM calls for teachers’ movement

Claiming that the environment in the state’s education system has been vitiated during the 18-month Mamata Banerjee government’s tenure, Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Wednesday called upon the tea

Katju to Mamata: Mend your ways

Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju on Thursday advised West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to mend her ways or else she would not remain chief minister for long.

Farmers heckle mantris over failed Didi promises

The Singur stalemate triggered by the removal of Rabindranath Bhattacharya as the state agriculture minister snowballed into a crisis on Wednesday leaving chief minister Mamata Banerjee deeply embarrassed two days before her visit to Singur.

MoS attacks Mamata job-for-land policy

Minister of state for railways Adhir Chowdhury on Monday put former railway minister Mamata Banerjee in the dock for her policy decision to offer railway jobs to every family which gave land for railway projects.

Katju: Mamata intolerant ruler

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is an intolerant ruler who does not take any criticism and does not seek any advice.

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