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Mani: Kerala has only Bengal for comfort


The Kerala Finance Minister, Mr K.M. Mani, says the only other state that offers some comfort for Kerala on its weak financials is West Bengal, which had slipped several notches under the Left rule.

Dropping names: Intellectuals divided on renaming West Bengal


Will it be 'Bongo' or 'Bangla' or 'Bongodesh'? West Bengal is getting the blues over a proposed re-naming of the state as new Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pushes for 'poriborton' or change in every

Railway ministry will remain with TC, says Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the Railway ministry would remain with her party and the projects announced by her for West Bengal in th

WB govt withdraws cess on LPG


To provide relief to the common people reeling under hiked fuel price, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced her government's decision to withdraw cess on LPG and thus save Rs 1

Mamata announces health sector reform


West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said a three-phase developmental system will be taken up to improve the state’s ailing health services sector.

No political interference in administration, says Mamata


West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she would ensure that the state’s administration is free from political affiliation and political interference.

CPI leaders review electoral drubbing in West Bengal

The CPI top brass on Tuesday reviewed the drubbing of the Left in the recent Assembly elections in its stronghold of West Bengal terming it as a "serious political setback" and decided to make joint efforts to regain their lost base there.

No post-poll violence in WB now, arms seizures to continue


West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that no post-poll political violence was taking place in the state now but said that police will continue operations in seizing illegal arms.

Mamata to be sworn in as West Bengal CM

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Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee will be sworn-in as West Bengal Chief Minister today.

Governor M.K. Narayanan will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Banerjee and new Council

Mamata Banerjee: Timeline of an intrepid politician


It was the single minded pursuit for power that saw Mamata Banerjee battle the odds to take over as West Bengal's first woman chief minister after 34 years of the Left Front rule. A timeline of import

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