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West Bengal to set up Centre for Fiscal Policy and Public Finance; will hire staff soon
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West Bengal to set up Centre for Fiscal Policy and Public Finance; will hire staff soon

The centre will conduct research and studies for better resource mobilisation, public expenditure rationalisation and enhancement of efficiency in public expenditure and debt management

Bimal Gurung requests Mamata Banerjee to defer GTA polls till memorandum of proposals implemented
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Bimal Gurung requests Mamata Banerjee to defer GTA polls till memorandum of proposals implemented

The West Bengal government has decided to hold election for the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), an autonomous body to administer Darjeeling, in June this year

Bangla Academy honours poet Mamata Banerjee; 'insulted' author returns award in protest
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Bangla Academy honours poet Mamata Banerjee; 'insulted' author returns award in protest

Ratna Rashid Banerjee returned the ‘Annada Shankar Smarak Samman’ with which she was honoured by the Paschimbanga Bangla Academy in 2019

After Amit Shah's visit to his home, Sourav Ganguly talks of close relation with Mamata Banerjee
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After Amit Shah's visit to his home, Sourav Ganguly talks of close relation with Mamata Banerjee

Union Home Minister Amit Shah had paid a visit to the BCCI president’s residence and had dinner with his family on Friday

GhoseSpot | A year into government, why states have so little to show except perhaps Himanta’s Assam
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GhoseSpot | A year into government, why states have so little to show except perhaps Himanta’s Assam

Five new state governments — in Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Puducherry — were sworn into office in the second week of May last year

Mamata takes a shot at Amit Shah: 'From your acts, it seems you're obsessed with West Bengal'
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Mamata takes a shot at Amit Shah: 'From your acts, it seems you're obsessed with West Bengal'

Mamata Banerjee said Centre is dispatching teams of NHRC and others to West Bengal following various incidents, but not to violence-affected Jahangirpuri in Delhi and UP where women are allegedly being attacked

Amit Shah accuses TMC of spreading rumours on CAA, says it will be implemented once COVID ends
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Amit Shah accuses TMC of spreading rumours on CAA, says it will be implemented once COVID ends

The home minister, who is on a two-day visit to West Bengal, said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants that the refugees who have come to Bengal should not get citizenship

Amit Shah in West Bengal for two days, first time after 2021 state Assembly polls
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Amit Shah in West Bengal for two days, first time after 2021 state Assembly polls

Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to West Bengal comes at a time when the BJP looks to tone up its organisational machinery in the state, which has been plagued by internal squabbles since last year's Assembly poll results

BJP creating artificial issues like 'Hindi national language' debate, hijab controversy to divide Indians: Abhishek Manu Singhvi
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BJP creating artificial issues like 'Hindi national language' debate, hijab controversy to divide Indians: Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah's statement in April that Hindi should be accepted as an alternative to English and not to local languages evoked a controversy

Lodge police complaint, inform me if anyone tries to extort money using name of TMC, says Mahua Moitra
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Lodge police complaint, inform me if anyone tries to extort money using name of TMC, says Mahua Moitra

Moitra's comments came a day after CM Mamata Banerjee ordered the police department to take action against those accused of extortion and fleecing people

West Bengal: State announces plan to accommodate Ukraine-returned students in state colleges
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West Bengal: State announces plan to accommodate Ukraine-returned students in state colleges

Addressing a press conference at the state secretariat in Nabanna, Banerjee said that it is not possible for these students to spend a huge amount again for their education in another foreign country

Mamata Banerjee ups ante against Centre, calls to limit BSF within 50 kms from border
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Mamata Banerjee ups ante against Centre, calls to limit BSF within 50 kms from border

The Central government had amended the BSF Act to authorise the paramilitary force to undertake search, seizure and arrest within a 50 km stretch, from the International Border in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam

West Bengal govt spent Rs 1,500 cr in last three years to provide fuel subsidy: Mamata Banerjee
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West Bengal govt spent Rs 1,500 cr in last three years to provide fuel subsidy: Mamata Banerjee

Her statement came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a virtual interaction with chief ministers, flagged higher fuel prices in opposition-ruled states such as Maharashtra, Kerala and West Bengal and asked the state governments to reduce VAT for the benefit of the common man

WATCH: WB Police uses water cannon to disperse protestors during BJP rally, several injured
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WATCH: WB Police uses water cannon to disperse protestors during BJP rally, several injured

Lok Sabha MP and BJYM national president Tejasvi Surya was leading the protest rally while state BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar, BJP MP Raju Bista, BJYM State In-charge Shakti Singh, MP Jyotirmoy Singh Mahato and Priyanka Tibrewal were also present

CM Mamata Banerjee 'influenced witnesses' of Birbhum violence by offering govt jobs: PIL in Calcutta High Court
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CM Mamata Banerjee 'influenced witnesses' of Birbhum violence by offering govt jobs: PIL in Calcutta High Court

Acting upon the plea, the Calcutta High Court has asked the West Bengal government to file an affidavit-in-opposition within four weeks

West Bengal girl dies after setting herself on fire over threat to withdraw rape attempt complaint
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West Bengal girl dies after setting herself on fire over threat to withdraw rape attempt complaint

A man allegedly tried to rape the girl when she was alone at her residence in Maynaguri police station area on 28 February in West Bengal

Why Calcutta HC appointment of IPS officer Damayanti Sen to oversee four rape cases politically significant
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Why Calcutta HC appointment of IPS officer Damayanti Sen to oversee four rape cases politically significant

In the last month, the Calcutta High Court transferred at least seven cases to the Central Bureau of Investigation. This clearly shows the lack of trust of the state judiciary in the police

Deucha Panchami Coal Mine: Mamata Banerjee on wrong side of anti-land acquisition agitation as BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari corners her
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Deucha Panchami Coal Mine: Mamata Banerjee on wrong side of anti-land acquisition agitation as BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari corners her

Farmers of Deucha-Panchami coal mine region in West Bengal’s Birbhum –- a lot of them tribal families -– have alleged they are being forced by administration to part with their land as BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari supports demand to scrap the project

Mamata Banerjee to counter BJP’s Hanskhali rape findings by TMC probe into Jahangirpuri riots in Delhi
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Mamata Banerjee to counter BJP’s Hanskhali rape findings by TMC probe into Jahangirpuri riots in Delhi

BJP fact-finding team, that visited Nadia district to get the ground report of Hanskhali gangrape, on Wednesday, submitted its preliminary report to JP Nadda and recommended dissolution of Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal

27 rapes in 20 days: BJP fact-finding team recommends dissolution of Mamata govt, transfer of Hanskhali case out of Bengal
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27 rapes in 20 days: BJP fact-finding team recommends dissolution of Mamata govt, transfer of Hanskhali case out of Bengal

A 14-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped on the night of 4 April, 2022, at a birthday party in Hanskhali in West Bengal’s Nadia district. She died later