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Mamata Banerjee's bid to rename West Bengal as 'Bangla' may run into obstacle from MHA again
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Mamata Banerjee's bid to rename West Bengal as 'Bangla' may run into obstacle from MHA again

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's efforts to rename the state 'Bangla' have again faced an obstacle from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, uneasy calm over West Bengal hill districts as Mamata Banerjee, BJP up the ante
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Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, uneasy calm over West Bengal hill districts as Mamata Banerjee, BJP up the ante

Calm has certainly returned to the hills but underlying it all swirl questions of the political future of the region as it negotiates the roadblocks ahead.

Majerhat bridge collapse: NDRF, army personnel continue rescue operations; ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh announced to kin of deceased
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Majerhat bridge collapse: NDRF, army personnel continue rescue operations; ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh announced to kin of deceased

Rescue operations are still going on Wednesday after a portion of Majerhat bridge collapsed in south Kolkata.

Momo Challenge: ICSE association in West Bengal warns schools about 'game', suggests awareness drives for parents and students
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Momo Challenge: ICSE association in West Bengal warns schools about 'game', suggests awareness drives for parents and students

The Association has asked schools to organise sensitisation drives among children and their parents about the danger of online games like Momo Challenge and Blue Whale.

With singing competition 'Darjeeling Rising Stars', police hopes to regain residents' faith after Gorkha stir last year
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With singing competition 'Darjeeling Rising Stars', police hopes to regain residents' faith after Gorkha stir last year

The local police organised 'Darjeeling Rising Stars' as part of a venture to rebuild people's confidence in the force after the Gorkhaland protests last year.

West Bengal BJP unit to submit blueprint for Lok Sabha polls to Amit Shah, saffron party sets target of 26 seats
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West Bengal BJP unit to submit blueprint for Lok Sabha polls to Amit Shah, saffron party sets target of 26 seats

West Bengal's BJP unit will present its strategy to win 26 parliamentary seats in the Lok Sabha polls, to party president Amit Shah this week

Bimal Gurung denies seeking meet with Mamata, intention to surrender in audio clip as Binay Tamang makes development pitch
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Bimal Gurung denies seeking meet with Mamata, intention to surrender in audio clip as Binay Tamang makes development pitch

Political discourse in West Bengal’s Darjeeling and Kalimpong has suddenly turned febrile with an audio clip of fugitive Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung emanating from an undisclosed location.

SC order dismissing GJM leader Bimal Gurung's plea seeking protection from arrest could alter political calculus in hills
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SC order dismissing GJM leader Bimal Gurung's plea seeking protection from arrest could alter political calculus in hills

The Supreme Court has dismissed GJM leader Bimal Gurung’s petitions seeking protection from arrest. The ruling could alter the local political calculus.

Supreme Court dismisses Bimal Gurung's plea seeking protection from arrest in cases lodged against him in West Bengal
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Supreme Court dismisses Bimal Gurung's plea seeking protection from arrest in cases lodged against him in West Bengal

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed former GJM leader Bimal Gurung's plea seeking protection from arrest in several cases lodged against him in West Bengal.

Mamata Banerjee in Darjeeling: West Bengal CM warns Centre not to assist anyone 'bent on sundering region'
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Mamata Banerjee in Darjeeling: West Bengal CM warns Centre not to assist anyone 'bent on sundering region'

Making a strong pitch In Darjeeling for peace in the Hills, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee urged the Centre on Tuesday “not to assist anyone” bent on sundering the region “into tiny bits” for minor electoral gain.

SC allows Centre to withdraw Central Armed Police Forces from Darjeeling after 8 March
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SC allows Centre to withdraw Central Armed Police Forces from Darjeeling after 8 March

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Centre to withdraw the remaining four companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) from West Bengal's troubled Darjeeling area after 8 March, amid the state government's demand that they be kept for four more weeks.

Sikkim fomenting unrest in Darjeeling for its benefit, claims Mamata Banerjee; vows to arrange 'industrial meet' in Hills
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Sikkim fomenting unrest in Darjeeling for its benefit, claims Mamata Banerjee; vows to arrange 'industrial meet' in Hills

In what could reopen old wounds over the political situation in the districts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused Sikkim of trying to foment trouble in the region.

Sikkim fuelling unrest in Darjeeling hills for its own benefit, says Mamata Banerjee
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Sikkim fuelling unrest in Darjeeling hills for its own benefit, says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee accused the neighbouring state of Sikkim of deliberately fueling unrest in the north Bengal hills.

Mamata Banerjee sidesteps demand for separate Gorkhaland, hints at revised arrangement for region
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Mamata Banerjee sidesteps demand for separate Gorkhaland, hints at revised arrangement for region

Obliquely rejecting, yet again, the demand for a separate 'Gorkhaland', West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee hinted on Tuesday of the possibility of a new administrative arrangement for the districts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong.

Mamata Banerjee visits Darjeeling after seven-month gap, says peace prevailing in Hills now
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Mamata Banerjee visits Darjeeling after seven-month gap, says peace prevailing in Hills now

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee visited the Darjeeling hills on Tuesday after a gap of seven months and assured the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) of all cooperation for the welfare of the people.

West Bengal CID arrests GJM activist for allegedly attacking police during last year's Gorkhaland stir
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West Bengal CID arrests GJM activist for allegedly attacking police during last year's Gorkhaland stir

The West Bengal CID on Wednesday arrested a GJM activist for his alleged involvement in an attack on the police during a procession.

Bimal Gurung's 'olive branch' fails to cut ice with Mamata Banerjee govt; deadlock likely to continue
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Bimal Gurung's 'olive branch' fails to cut ice with Mamata Banerjee govt; deadlock likely to continue

The West Bengal government's response to an olive branch extended by GJM leader Bimal Gurung has been somewhat laconic and dismissive.

Bimal Gurung ready for dialogue with West Bengal govt, says Gorkhaland demand within ambit of Constitution
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Bimal Gurung ready for dialogue with West Bengal govt, says Gorkhaland demand within ambit of Constitution

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung on Thursday expressed his willingness to hold dialogue with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to defuse the crisis in Darjeeling and asserted that his fight was for Gorkha identity.

Kanchenjungha: Why Satyajit Ray's first film based on an original screenplay is his most unique one
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Kanchenjungha: Why Satyajit Ray's first film based on an original screenplay is his most unique one

Satyajit Ray wrote the script of Kanchenjungha in ten days, and shot the whole film in 24 days. This film is set in and inspired by the Himalayan mountain range.

Mamata Banerjee skips tourism festival in Darjeeling; is 'normalcy' in the hills a mere eyewash?
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Mamata Banerjee skips tourism festival in Darjeeling; is 'normalcy' in the hills a mere eyewash?

While the proposed industry meet has been deferred to February 2018 the question driving political discourse in the hills now is what might have prompted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s decision not to turn up for the start of the tourism festival.