Mamata Banerjee urges opposition parties to unite against BJP

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Siliguri, Mar. 16 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday welcomed Telugu Desam Party's (TDP) decision of breaking alliance with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Mamata further urged all opposition parties to unite against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Read More

6th Indo-Bhutan car rally kicks off from Siliguri

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Siliguri, Mar 09: Commemorating 50 years of India and Bhutan diplomatic relations, Indo-Bhutan Friendship Association (IBFA) organised a 3-day long 6th Indo-Bhutan car rally on Friday. IBFA organised the car rally with the help of West-Bengal Tourism Department and Bengal Motor Sports Club of Kolkata. It is also India’s only International Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) car rally. The rally kicked off from Siliguri under Darjeeling district for Bhutan on its long... Read More

Indian Army’s 500-km expedition to mark ‘Chindits’ concludes

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New Delhi, Mar. 9: The Indian Army on Friday concluded its special expedition to commemorate the spirit and ethos of Indian troops employed on Burma front in the Second World War. The Chindits Trail Expedition traversed nearly 500 kilometers across the Vindhya Ranges between Betwa and Ken Rivers with its culmination on the banks of Narmada River today. Read More

Tibet’s govt-in-exile laments another self-immolation incident

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Dharamshala, Mar. 09 (ANI): The Tibetan Government in Exile on Thursday criticised Chinese government, a day after a Tibetan self-immolated himself in China's Sichuan province. Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Dr Lobsang Sangay said another self-immolation incident was a disturbing news and it showed that the Tibetans denounce the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Read More

India can combine modern education, technology with peace of mind: Dalai Lama

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Dharamsala, Aug 16: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greeted India on the occasion of its 71st Independence Day and said the country can combine modern education, technology, and material development and at the same time bring peace of mind. Speaking to media, the spiritual leader said India has thousands years of knowledge of tackling emotions. "I think it's a very happy day and I think over last seventy year's... Read More

“Won’t link Aadhaar with phone, disconnect my number if you want” Mamata Banerjee

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Kolkata, October 25: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she is ready to lose her mobile phone connection but won't link it to her Aadhaar card. "Under no circumstances will I link my Aadhaar with my telephone number. If the authorities disconnect my phone, let them do it," Mamata said while speaking at the core committee meeting of her Trinamool Congress party in Kolkata. Read More

GNLF GJM bicker over Hill Area Development Committee (HADC)

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KOLKATA, 13TH FEBRUARY 2018: Last Thursday at a review meeting in Darjeeling, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was suddenly faced with two feuding Gorkha leaders, who only two days earlier were exchanging pleasantries at a public function. At the meeting, Gorkha National Liberation Front’s (GNLF) Ajoy Edwards alleged that Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s (GJM) Anit Thapa was not favourably inclined towards the newly formed Hill Area Development Committee (HADC) and... Read More

Chidambaram critical of Budget ’18, terms it ‘worst’

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New Delhi, January 01 (ANI): Congress leader and former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday rebuffed the Union Budget 2018-2019, saying that it was the "worst budget". In a statement, Chidambaram listed out certain sectors, including exports, agriculture, healthcare, jobs, investment and tax relief, and recounted the failures of the government to bring improvement in all of them. Read More

SPECIAL FEATURE: A Sikkimese who can play flute with his nose

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A talented man from the state of Sikkim is stealing all the limelight for his unique talent. Hemant Thapa, 45, hailing from Dikling village, has an extraordinary talent of playing flute not with his mouth, but with his nose. "I am playing flute since my childhood when I was in class VII or VIII. But it was when I was in standard XII, on the occasion of Independence Day, one of... Read More

FEATURE: Don’t let me be born a girl in my next birth

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"Padh likh kar kya karoge? Tum paraya dhan ho" (What is the use of educating you? Your future belongs to someone else) is a statement you will come across in every second home in rural India. This statement is very often used by parents in reference to their daughter. A 21 year girl living in Patna, the capital city of Bihar, is one of those many girls whose lives have... Read More

Suspicious object found outside Gaya’s temple amid Dalai Lama’s visit

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Gaya (Bihar), January 20 (ANI): A suspicious object was found outside Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Gaya on late Thursday night. The object was spotted outside the emergency gate of the temple. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Garima Malik, who reached the spot to take stock of the situation, said that the bomb squad was trying to detect the object. Read More

Two killed in a clash between two factions of Trinamool Congress

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South 24 Parganas (West Bengal) , Jan 19 (ANI): Two Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers on Friday were killed and several people injured in a clash between two factions of the party at Basanti village of West Bengal's South 24 Parganas. A large police force that rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control, was also attacked with crude bombs being hurled at them and several shots fired. Read More

AAP Office-of-Profit case: Mamata Banerjee bats for Kejriwal

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Kolkata, Jan 19 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday extended support to Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, following the Election Commission's (EC) recommendation to disqualify 20 party MLAs for holding an 'office-of-profit'. "A Constitutional body cannot be used for political vendetta. The 20 AAP MLAs were not even given a hearing by the Hon EC. Most unfortunate. This goes against the principles... Read More

Health care centre, hydel project set ablaze by miscreants

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Darjeeling, June 16 (ANI): Amid escalating tension in Darjeeling, a health care centre in Lodhama and a hydel project in Rimbik were set ablaze by some miscreants last night. The police yesterday raided GJM chief Bimal Gurung’s office and recovered arms, arrows and cash. Gurung earlier had said that the police were working like Read More

CRPF says situation is improving in Darjeeling

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Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 16 (ANI): The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Friday said the situation in the protest-torn Darjeeling is improving. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of CRPF B.K. Toppo told ANI that his team, in collaboration with the West Bengal Police is trying to make maximum efforts to combat the volatile Read More