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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.

Kolkata mayor accuses BJP of acting like ‘terrorist organisation’; saffron party claims TMC trying to turn West Bengal into Pakistan
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Kolkata mayor accuses BJP of acting like ‘terrorist organisation’; saffron party claims TMC trying to turn West Bengal into Pakistan

The TMC on Sunday said that the BJP was acting like a 'terrorist organisation' and 'importing goons' from other states to spread unrest in West Bengal. The ruling TMC also alleged that the BJP was spreading communal violence in the state as it was in a great hurry to capture power. The state BJP leadership was quick to hit back, asserting that the TMC was trying to 'convert Bengal into Pakistan'.

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.

Kolkata flyover collapse: With politicians passing the buck, did the dead lose their lives in vain?
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Kolkata flyover collapse: With politicians passing the buck, did the dead lose their lives in vain?

The flyover may never come to be. Many experts are now voicing doubts over the choice of the location itself, narrow, busy, built-up, congested streets in the heart of the city. And the local people’s objections, who had never welcomed it, are now getting a hearing.

Mamata Banerjee backs Kolkata mayor's 'little girl' against her own cops
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Mamata Banerjee backs Kolkata mayor's 'little girl' against her own cops

The VVIP culture and name dropping has now reared its ugly head in Kolkata with Debapriya Chatterjee, the niece of Mayor of Kolkata Sovan Chatterjee being accused of breaking traffic rules and assaulting a policeman on duty when stopped.