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West Bengal: Partha Chatterjee, Firhad Hakim and 41 other TMC legislators sworn-in as ministers
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West Bengal: Partha Chatterjee, Firhad Hakim and 41 other TMC legislators sworn-in as ministers

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is expected to allot portfolios to the ministers during a cabinet meeting later in the day

Mamata Banerjee’s trusted lieutenants among 43 MLAs likely to be sworn into West Bengal cabinet
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Mamata Banerjee’s trusted lieutenants among 43 MLAs likely to be sworn into West Bengal cabinet

New faces in the council of ministers will include former IPS officer Humayun Kabir, former Bengal cricket captain Manoj Tiwari and Siuli Saha

Covaxin Phase 3 trial starts in Kolkata; TMC's Firhad Hakim may get first shot
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Covaxin Phase 3 trial starts in Kolkata; TMC's Firhad Hakim may get first shot

In the Covaxin phase 3 trial in Kolkata, a total of 1,000 participants will be administered either placebo or vaccine shot

Kolkata Municipal Corporation puts Aadhaar update on hold after protests in Watgunge area; locals feared exercise conducted to collect NPR data
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Kolkata Municipal Corporation puts Aadhaar update on hold after protests in Watgunge area; locals feared exercise conducted to collect NPR data

Locals had hit the road in the Watgunge area of the city on Wednesday evening, after two officials of a private bank, engaged to collect details for Aadhaar

West Bengal labourers, back from Kashmir after Kulgam attack, see little option but to return to Valley to make ends meet
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West Bengal labourers, back from Kashmir after Kulgam attack, see little option but to return to Valley to make ends meet

Group hailing from West Bengal, Assam was brought back at initiative of West Bengal government after five labourers from state were gunned down in terror attack in Kulgam last month

MEA denies nod to Arvind Kejriwal for visit to C-40 Climate Summit in Denmark; AAP's Sanjay Singh terms decision 'unfortunate'
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MEA denies nod to Arvind Kejriwal for visit to C-40 Climate Summit in Denmark; AAP's Sanjay Singh terms decision 'unfortunate'

Arvind Kejriwal will not be able to attend the C-40 Climate Summit in Denmark as the Ministry of External Affairs refused political clearance to his visit.

Fear over NRC grips West Bengal; two more commit suicide, hundreds queue up outside govt offices for documents
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Fear over NRC grips West Bengal; two more commit suicide, hundreds queue up outside govt offices for documents

Amidst fears that NRC could be implemented in West Bengal hundreds of people on Tuesday queued up at government and municipal offices in West Bengal.

TMC to hold protests opposing Assam NRC in West Bengal from 7-8 September, say party sources
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TMC to hold protests opposing Assam NRC in West Bengal from 7-8 September, say party sources

Trinamool Congress leadership on Monday decided to hold mass protests across West Bengal from this week opposing NRC in neighbouring Assam.

TMC leaders face 'tough time' answering uncomfortable questions during Mamata Banerjee's 'Didi Ke Bolo' campaign
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TMC leaders face 'tough time' answering uncomfortable questions during Mamata Banerjee's 'Didi Ke Bolo' campaign

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's 'Didi Ke Bolo' campaign is helping the TMC reach out to people in distress, but at the same time forcing party leaders to handle uncomfortable questions.

Kolkata’s Durga Puja at Mohammad Ali Park shifted due to safety concerns; no public event until repairs done, says minister Sujit Bose
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Kolkata’s Durga Puja at Mohammad Ali Park shifted due to safety concerns; no public event until repairs done, says minister Sujit Bose

Mohammad Ali Park Durga Puja will be shifted to a nearby fire station this year due to dilapidated condition of British-era reservoir underneath park. The decision was taken by Fire and Emergency Services Minister Sujit Bose keeping in mind the safety of revellers.

56-year-old man dies in Kolkata after his hand gets stuck between doors of a metro train
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56-year-old man dies in Kolkata after his hand gets stuck between doors of a metro train

A 56-year-old man died on Saturday after his hand got stuck between two doors of a metro train which started moving soon after, from Park Street station.

TMC questions need for seven-phased Lok Sabha election in Bengal; parties rake up issue of three phases falling during Ramzan
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TMC questions need for seven-phased Lok Sabha election in Bengal; parties rake up issue of three phases falling during Ramzan

Besides questioning the need to hold the Lok Sabha election in West Bengal in seven phases, political parties are likely to bring up the Ramzan controversy at rallies and make BJP allegedly using the Election Commission poll panel as a puppet one of their key talking points.

BJP launches operation to poach TMC MPs in Bengal; dissidents find refuge from Mamata's iron fist in 'democratic' saffron party
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BJP launches operation to poach TMC MPs in Bengal; dissidents find refuge from Mamata's iron fist in 'democratic' saffron party

The BJP has targeted constituencies where TMC's base has weakened due to non-performance of sitting MPs and where it has a divided house due to internal squabbles

Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim defeats BJP's Jiban Sen with over 13,000 votes in local body by-election
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Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim defeats BJP's Jiban Sen with over 13,000 votes in local body by-election

According to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation Act, which was amended in the winter session of the Assembly, a mayor would have to get elected by voters as a councillor within six months of being appointed to the post.

Litterbugs in Kolkata may now have to shell out a maximum fine of Rs 1 lakh for dumping garbage on road
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Litterbugs in Kolkata may now have to shell out a maximum fine of Rs 1 lakh for dumping garbage on road

The fine has been raised through an amendment to section 338 of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (second amendment) Act which was passed in the West Bengal Assembly

Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee resigns, quits Mamata Banerjee cabinet; CM hands over his ministerial charges to Firhad Hakim
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Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee resigns, quits Mamata Banerjee cabinet; CM hands over his ministerial charges to Firhad Hakim

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked Sovan Chatterjee to also step down as mayor after he resigned from his role as West Bengal Minister for Housing and Fire Services.

TMC questions BJP for winning 96 percent panchayat seats uncontested in Tripura, criticises party's silence on issue
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TMC questions BJP for winning 96 percent panchayat seats uncontested in Tripura, criticises party's silence on issue

The Mamata Banerjee-led TMC's comments come after the BJP had mocked the TMC for winning over 30 percent of local bodies seats unchallenged in West Bengal recently.

Mamata Banerjee says West Bengal floods a man-made crisis; blames Jharkhand govt, Damodar Valley Corporation
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Mamata Banerjee says West Bengal floods a man-made crisis; blames Jharkhand govt, Damodar Valley Corporation

Mamata Banerjee said that the state was reeling under a "man-made" flood situation and blamed DVC and center for the crisis.

Two local Trinamool Congress leaders shot dead in Howrah district, 16 held by police
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Two local Trinamool Congress leaders shot dead in Howrah district, 16 held by police

Two local leaders of Trinamool Congress (TMC), who were also brothers, were shot dead separately in Howrah district, the police said on Saturday.

Narada sting case: TMC MP Aparupa Poddar moves Calcutta HC for quashing CBI FIR
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Narada sting case: TMC MP Aparupa Poddar moves Calcutta HC for quashing CBI FIR

Trinamool Congress MP Aparupa Poddar on Tuesday moved the Calcutta High Court seeking to quash a CBI FIR against her in the Narada sting case.