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US to invest in Bengal as 'partner state': Mamata


Describing her meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as 'positive, constructive and creative', West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the former assured her of American

Mamata Banerjee’s gifts for Hillary Clinton

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will gift visiting US secretary of state Hillary Clinton Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali and Gitabitan, and the collected works of Swami Vivekananda during a

Hardcore Maoist arrested in West Bengal

A hardcore Maoist, who supplied arms to other extremists, has been arrested by the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police, sources said on Thursday.

Ajay Chanda, known as Jhulan in Maoist circles, was

Hillary Clinton looking forward to meet 'dynamic' Mamata


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is looking forward to meeting ‘dynamic’ and ‘influential’ Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee next week during which she will discuss the progress made by West Bengal

Govt open to CBI probe into alleged fraud in WB-funded project

The Centre said on Thursday a CBI probe could be ordered into allegations of fraud by Progressive Construction Ltd (PCL) in a World Bank-funded road project only after the global lending agency establ

14-year-old girl foils marriage attempt in Bengal

She is 14 years old and a school dropout, but West Bengal resident Seema still mustered up the courage to stand up to her family and foiled an attempt to get her married by calling a helpline.

The Cl

Women not safe under Mamata's rule - NCW study

Women in West Bengal are apparently not safe under the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamul Congress government.

The National Commission for Women (NCW), in a report released on Tuesday, stated that the sta

Now, Mamata government targets woman professor?


A woman professor who dared to take on a Trinamool Congress leader for allegedly throwing a jug at her inside the teachers' staff room now finds her dispute with a tenant being made public by the West

Slum dwellers, police clash in Kolkata again

Fresh clashes broke out between evicted slum dwellers of Nonadanga and police personnel here on Saturday, leaving several people injured.

"A large number of slum dwellers on Saturday tried to dismant

We can't change our anti-SEZ stand: Mamata Banerjee


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday reiterated her government's policy of not granting special economic zone (SEZ) status to Infosys - all at a time when the central government is mul

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