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High Court says can’t give permission for BJP rally at this stage, after WB govt refuses to allow event

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High Court says can’t give permission for BJP rally at this stage, after WB govt refuses to allow event

Kolkata, Dec 6 :The Calcutta High Court on Thursday said it cannot give permission at this stage for the BJP rally in Coochbehar, scheduled to be flagged off by party president Amit Shah on Friday, after the West Bengal government refused to allow the event on the grounds that it might cause communal tension.

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Man lynched, house set on fire in Jalpaiguri

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Man lynched, house set on fire in Jalpaiguri

Jalpaiguri (WB), Nov 28: A man was allegedly lynched by a mob on Wednesday near a tea garden in Malbazar on suspicion that police had released him and one other in connection with the killing of a youth, a police officer said.

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Modi likely to attend BJP rath yatra rallies in Bengal

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Modi likely to attend BJP rath yatra rallies in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to attend four rallies during BJP’s December “rath yatra” in West Bengal to give a thrust to the party’s campaign in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections, the party’s state unit said Monday.

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Sovan Chatterjee resigns from post of Kolkata mayor

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Sovan Chatterjee resigns from post of Kolkata mayor

Kolkata, Nov 22: Senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sovan Chatterjee resigned from the post of Kolkata mayor on Thursday as directed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Chatterjee sent his resignation letter through a messenger to Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) chairperson Mala Roy.

Roy, accepting the resignation letter, held a high-level meeting at her office Thursday.

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Unemployment rate down by 40 per cent in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

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Unemployment rate down by 40 per cent in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Nov 22: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the rate of unemployment had come down by 40 per cent in the state, due to various developmental schemes.

Speaking in the Assembly House, Banerjee said there are 300 ITIs and polytechnics, and the state government has undertaken the ‘Utkarsh Bangla’ project, which aims to skill six lakh people every year.

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Sovan Chatterjee resigns from Mamata Banerjee cabinet

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Sovan Chatterjee resigns from Mamata Banerjee cabinet

Kolkata, Nov 20: West Bengal Minister for Housing and Fire Services Sovan Chatterjee resigned from the cabinet on Tuesday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here.

Chatterjee has also been asked to quit the post of the Kolkata mayor, she said.

“He had earlier expressed his will to resign four-five times… We thought that he will realise (his mistakes). He resigned today and we have accepted it. He has also been asked to quit the post of city mayor,” Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat.

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PHOTO FEATURE: 19th International Film Festival begins in Siliguri

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PHOTO FEATURE: 19th International Film Festival begins in Siliguri

PHOTO FEATURE: 19th International Film Festival begins in Siliguri

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Sikkim to implement Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA)

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Sikkim to implement Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA)

New Delhi, Nov 18: Nearly two years after the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) was enacted by the Parliament, six northeastern states have finally agreed to implement the law, paving way for protecting the interest of home-buyers in these states.

Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim had failed to notify RERA due to land and other issues. 

The development comes after a team of the Union Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Ministry visited the northeastern states on October 26 and held a workshop with their representatives and discussed the issues coming in the way of notifying the Act.

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French consul general in Kolkata visits former French Indian Colony Chandannagar

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French consul general in Kolkata visits former French Indian Colony Chandannagar

, Nov 19: The Consul General of France in Kolkata, Virginie Corteval, made a day-long visit to Chandannagar, a former French colony, as part of an effort to shape the people-to-people contact between France and Bengal.

As a tourist, she had visited the town, 35 km from here, about 20 years ago.

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Bengal High Courts orders appointment of counsellors in all schools in the State

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Bengal High Courts orders appointment of counsellors in all schools in the State

Kolkata, Nov 16: The Calcutta High Court Friday directed authorities to appoint counsellors in about one lakh educational institutions in West Bengal to help safeguard students against sexual abuse.

Justice Nadira Patherya ordered that counsellors will have to be appointed to all educational institutions in the state in a phased manner within one year.

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Ankle injury rules out Sunil Chhetri off Jordan friendly

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Ankle injury rules out Sunil Chhetri off Jordan friendly

New Delhi, Nov 12: India’s star striker Sunil Chhetri will miss the upcoming international friendly against Jordan due to an ankle injury that has ruled him out for at least two weeks.

Chhetri suffered the injury during Bengaluru’s Hero ISL match against Kerala Blasters on November 5.

“The BFC Medical Team have shared the MRI reports and medical assessments and we have scrutinised them thoroughly. Sunil needs rest of around two weeks and proper rehabilitation after which he can get back to training,” said Indian team’s physiotherapist Gigy George.

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Dalai Lama leaves for 10-day teaching tour of Japan

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Dalai Lama leaves for 10-day teaching tour of Japan

Dharamshala, Nov 11: The Dalai Lama left Dharamshala Friday for a brief visit to the national capital and then begin his 10-day teaching tour of Japan beginning November 13.

From Delhi, the Tibetan leader will leave for Japan on Tuesday. His Holiness will give teachings on different spiritual topics during his tour. He will also hold a dialogue between Buddhist science and modern science with scientists at the Pacifico Yokohama (National Convention Hall of Yokohama).

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Assam killings: Congress observe ‘black day’ in Bengal

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Assam killings: Congress observe ‘black day’ in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 3: The Congress on Saturday observed ‘black day’ across West Bengal in protest against the killings of five Bengali-speaking people in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Thursday.

Several top state Congress leaders took out protest rallies in the city and accussed the BJP-led government in Assam of purusing divisive politics.

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CRICKET: Sikkim record innings victory over Manipur in Ranji Cup Trial

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CRICKET: Sikkim record innings victory over Manipur in Ranji Cup Trial

Kolkata, Nov 3: Manipur skipper Yashpal Singh’s century went in vain as Sikkim cruised to an innings and 27-run win against Manipur in a Ranji Trophy Plate Group emcounter here on Saturday.

Sikkim, who lost all their eight matches in the National One Dayers, showed remarkable turnaround with their three outstation recruits, as they secured seven points, including a bonus, wrapping up the match inside three days.

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After Supreme Court verdict protestors not to allow Women to enter Sabarimala; Section 144 to be imposed

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After Supreme Court verdict protestors not to allow Women to enter Sabarimala; Section 144 to be imposed

Pathanamthitta, November 3: As the Sabarimala temple is set to open its door for a special prayer on November 5, pathanamthitta district collector has decided to impose Section 144 in Sannidhanam, Pamba, Nilakkal, and Elavunkal from November 4 – 6.

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