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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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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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