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Why Chidambaram dropped hints that GST Bill is not a done deal yet

Aug 03, 2016

Why Chidambaram dropped hints that GST Bill is not a done deal yet

Chidambaram pointed out that the idea of capping the tax rate was mentioned in the chief economic advisor's report. #P. Chidambaram #Congress #BJP #Rajya Sabha #ConnectTheDots #parliament #Derek O'Brien #GST Bill
TMC walks out of Rajya Sabha demanding PM's statement on growing attacks on dalits

Jul 25, 2016

TMC walks out of Rajya Sabha demanding PM's statement on growing attacks on dalits

Trinamool Congress on Monday staged a walk out of Rajya Sabha demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over growing attacks against dalits. #Narendra Modi #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Trinamool Congress #Dalits #TMC #NIA #Derek O'Brien #Sukhendu Sekhar Roy
Aveek Sarkar's rule over Bengal's mindscape lasted nearly as long as Left Front's

Jun 23, 2016

Aveek Sarkar's rule over Bengal's mindscape lasted nearly as long as Left Front's

There was friction also over modification of the Land Ceiling Act in Bengal which Aveek Sarkar apparently demanded but was met with only a cold response from the Chief Minister. Quite possibly it would have been political suicide for Mamata Banerjee who rode to power in 2011 riding an emotive appeal against forced acquisition of land from farmers. #Mamata Banerjee #Trinamool Congress #the Telegraph #Derek O'Brien #ABP #KMC #ABP Ananda #West Bengal Land Ceiling Act
Judith D'Souza's family writes to PM Modi urging 'utmost' action to secure her release

Jun 13, 2016

Judith D'Souza's family writes to PM Modi urging 'utmost' action to secure her release

Keeping the hope alive that Judith D'Souza will be home soon, her family today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to do his "utmost" in securing her release from abductors in Afghanistan. #Mamata Banerjee #sushma swaraj #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Kabul #Derek O'Brien #Judith D'Souza #NGO Aga Khan Foundation
Trinamool happy as exit polls project clear victory for Mamata in Bengal

May 16, 2016

Trinamool happy as exit polls project clear victory for Mamata in Bengal

West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday expressed happiness at being given a clear majority in the state Assembly elections by most of the exit polls. #Mamata Banerjee #NewsTracker #Trinamool Congress #TMC #Derek O'Brien #West Bengal Election 2016 #2016 West Bengal polls #West Bengal polls 2016 #2016 West Bengal Elections
Clashes, high poll percentage and fruit mascots: An overview of West Bengal election

May 06, 2016

Clashes, high poll percentage and fruit mascots: An overview of West Bengal election

As the last phase of the prolonged six phase election in West Bengal came to an end on Thursday, we bring you an overview of the month long election. #Mamata Banerjee #BJP #TMC #CPM #Derek O'Brien #Shareworthy #West Bengal Election 2016
Why no action taken against 33 Congress MPs in Rajya Sabha, asks TMC leaders

May 03, 2016

Why no action taken against 33 Congress MPs in Rajya Sabha, asks TMC leaders

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders walked out of the House questioning why no action was taken against 33 Congress members who were named for "gross disorderly conduct" #Congress #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Trinamool Congress #TMC #Derek O'Brien