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CPM steals Mamata’s Ma, Mati, Manush

Realising that they can’t beat the Trinamul Congress, the beleaguered CPI(M) has decided to ape them. State secretary of the Marxist party, Biman Bose on Wednesday raised a slogan which has become the clarion call of Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee. Perhaps after the back-to-back poll debacles, it has dawned on the CPI(M) leaders that Ms Banerjee’s slogan “Ma Mati Manush (mother, land, people)” has got the popular imagination.

Indian men’s team reach archery final

The Indian men’s recurve team sealed a second successive final spot at the ongoing World Cup Archery series in Turkey. According to information received here, the top seeds first brushed aside Belarus 224-211 in the pre-quarterfinal, prevailed over Russia (224-219) in the quarters before edging past Japan (216-213) in the semis.
The trio — Rahul Banerjee, Mangal Singh Champia and Jayanta Talukdar — will now take on the United States in the title round on Thursday.

1 more held for train derailment

One more person was arrested in the Gyaneswari Express derailment case. The state CID on Tuesday arrested People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA) leader Sameer Mahato, who is a key accused in the case. Sameer, a very close associate of rebel leader Bapi Mahato, is believed to have played a vital part right from the planning stage till the execution of the plan that caused the death of 148 persons.

Left ally: Be ready to be in Opp.

There is absolutely no chance of a turnaround in the Left Front’s fortunes and it should prepare itself to occupy the Opposition benches after the next Assembly elections. This prophecy of doom was made not by Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, but by a Left Front partner, West Bengal Socialist Party chief Kirnamoy Nanda. His

Indian men top, women finish third

India topped a strong field in the recurve bow team qualification round at the World Cup Archery (Stage II) in Antalya, Turkey, courtesy of strong performances from Rahul Banerjee, Jayanta Talukdar and Mangal Singh Champia.

Will Mamata quit govt, keep railways?


Is mercurial Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee contemplating resigning from the Union Cabinet to concentrate completely on next year’s Assembly elections in West Bengal? Speculation has intensified about this after her party’s landslide victory in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections and its impressive showing in the civic polls across the rest of the state.

Winds of change not all-pervasive: Biman

CPI(M) state secretary Biman Bose, who has been a bit perturbed with the magnitude of the loss in civic polls, nevertheless doesn’t think that the winds of change is all pervasive across the state. “Having said that I also agree that a section of people seem to have suddenly developed a ‘pro-change psyche.’ This is a new political

Trinamul with UPA for full term: Mamata

Making it clear that Trinamul Congress would remain a “trusted” ally of UPA government for its full tenure, party chief Mamata Banerjee has kept her cards close to her chest on an alliance with Congress for the West Bengal Assembly polls, saying that “nothing is closed”.

Three held for Tamang murder

Three persons have been arrested in connection with Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League president Madan Tamang’s murder. All three have been arrested from North Bengal. “Two of the accused were arrested from Kalimpong,” state director general of police Bhupinder Singh said. The two had received injuries in the firing that took place at the spot after the murder, he added.

S.S. Ray hits out at Buddha

Former West Bengal chief minister Siddhartha Shankar Ray on Thursday said that either chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee should step down voluntarily and recommend early Assembly polls or the Centre should dismiss the Left Front government and conduct elections under the President’s Rule.

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