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International Youth Day 2020: Amit Shah, Mamata Banerjee hail nation's 'greatest strength'; history and significance of day
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International Youth Day 2020: Amit Shah, Mamata Banerjee hail nation's 'greatest strength'; history and significance of day

A number of activities, like concerts, workshops, cultural extravaganzas and meetings, are held on this day to give the youth's voices a platform

After Yogi in UP, will a Swami rise in Bengal BJP? Speculation about a doctor-sanyasi grows
India

After Yogi in UP, will a Swami rise in Bengal BJP? Speculation about a doctor-sanyasi grows

The RK Mission sadhu could be a poster boy of both Hindutva and Bengal’s educated middle class.

West Bengal govt extends lockdown in containment zones, bi-weekly curbs across state till 31 August
India

West Bengal govt extends lockdown in containment zones, bi-weekly curbs across state till 31 August

There are 1,194 containment zones at present in the state, which has reported 62,964 COVID-19 cases till now.

Mamata Banerjee reshuffles TMC ahead of Bengal polls, appoints new party members as district chiefs
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Mamata Banerjee reshuffles TMC ahead of Bengal polls, appoints new party members as district chiefs

The TMC chief on Thursday announced a new state committee with 21 members and a seven-member core panel

'Gundaraj': Politicians, scribes slam Uttar Pradesh govt over journalist Vikram Joshi's death in Ghaziabad
India

'Gundaraj': Politicians, scribes slam Uttar Pradesh govt over journalist Vikram Joshi's death in Ghaziabad

The journalist succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday after being shot in the head by some armed men for filing a molestation case against a group of individuals

Mamata Banerjee won't return as West Bengal chief minister next year, says BJP chief Dilip Ghosh
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Mamata Banerjee won't return as West Bengal chief minister next year, says BJP chief Dilip Ghosh

West Bengal will to go to polls for 294 Assembly seats next year with BJP emerging as the main challenger to the ruling TMC

'Shocked' at CBSE's decision to drop lessons on secularism and citizenship, says Mamata Banerjee
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'Shocked' at CBSE's decision to drop lessons on secularism and citizenship, says Mamata Banerjee

The West Bengal chief minister appealed to the Union HRD Ministry not to curtail important lessons at any cost

West Bengal sets up first plasma bank; 12 recovered COVID-19 patients make donations
India

West Bengal sets up first plasma bank; 12 recovered COVID-19 patients make donations

Kolkata Medical College and Hospital will be the nodal centre in the state for collection of plasma. Before West Bengal, a plasma bank had been recently set up at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi.

Revisiting Satyajit Ray's Devi: The enduring relevance of the film's biting critique of dehumanisation of women
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Revisiting Satyajit Ray's Devi: The enduring relevance of the film's biting critique of dehumanisation of women

In Devi, the 'goddess's' listlessness and immobility in the face of burgeoning oppression was a metaphor for patriarchy at its diabolical worst.

National Doctor’s Day 2020: Venkaiah Naidu, Modi, Shah and others applaud medical fraternity in fight against COVID-19, pledge support
India

National Doctor’s Day 2020: Venkaiah Naidu, Modi, Shah and others applaud medical fraternity in fight against COVID-19, pledge support

National Doctor’s Day 2020: Doctor's Day in India is organised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA). According to the organisation, Doctor's Day 2020 is dedicated to the innumerable medical practitioners who are serving in the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mamata Banerjee announces free ration in West Bengal till June 2021; announcement will remain only on paper, says BJP
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Mamata Banerjee announces free ration in West Bengal till June 2021; announcement will remain only on paper, says BJP

The announcement by Banerjee, who is also the chief of the ruling TMC, comes just months ahead of the Assembly polls, due in April-May.

Mamata attacks Centre for refusing to disclose details on PM-CARES Fund, says her govt has 'nothing to hide' on donations
Politics

Mamata attacks Centre for refusing to disclose details on PM-CARES Fund, says her govt has 'nothing to hide' on donations

'We have nothing to hide on how much we have received. We are not shying away from talking about it,' Mamata Banerjee said in a veiled attack against the PMO's refusal to disclose details on the creation and operation of the PM CARES Fund

Coronavirus Updates: Maharashtra reports over 5,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs; state's tally crosses 1.5 lakh
India

Coronavirus Updates: Maharashtra reports over 5,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs; state's tally crosses 1.5 lakh

Coronavirus Updates: Maharashtra registered 5,024 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the tally of cases in the state to 1,52,765, while the number of fatalities reached 7,106 with 175 new deaths.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mamata Banerjee asks Centre to stop international, domestic flights to Kolkata till 31 July
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mamata Banerjee asks Centre to stop international, domestic flights to Kolkata till 31 July

Mamata Banerjee also said she wants the metro rail services to resume from 1 July, but only with 100-percent seat occupancy and no passenger standing.

Coronavirus India Updates: Centre postpones CTET exam due to COVID-19; CBSE was to conduct teacher eligibility exam on 5 July
India

Coronavirus India Updates: Centre postpones CTET exam due to COVID-19; CBSE was to conduct teacher eligibility exam on 5 July

Coronavirus LATEST Updates: The Union health ministry on Thursday said that a central team led by health ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal will visit Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana on 26 and 29 June.

West Bengal extends COVID-19 lockdown till 31 July: Here’s what will remain closed and stay open in state
India

West Bengal extends COVID-19 lockdown till 31 July: Here’s what will remain closed and stay open in state

With the cases of COVID-19 in West Bengal crossing the 15,000-mark, the West Bengal government on Wednesday extended the lockdown in the state till 31 July; here's what will remains closed and what stays open

Puri Rath Yatra 2020: Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah extend greetings on occasion of Lord Jagannath's chariot festival
India

Puri Rath Yatra 2020: Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah extend greetings on occasion of Lord Jagannath's chariot festival

The annual Lord Jagannath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, started on Tuesday. This year the auspicious festival is being celebrated in a subdued manner due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Galwan Valley Clash: Rahul Gandhi's attack on Narendra Modi during national crisis is testimony of Congress repeatedly ceding patriotic space
India

Galwan Valley Clash: Rahul Gandhi's attack on Narendra Modi during national crisis is testimony of Congress repeatedly ceding patriotic space

None of the other parties except for Congress has violated democracy’s unwritten code of standing with the government during an hour of national crisis.

Basu Chatterjee passes away: Amitabh Bacchan, Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher mourn filmmaker's demise
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Basu Chatterjee passes away: Amitabh Bacchan, Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher mourn filmmaker's demise

Basu Chatterjee passed away on Thursday, 4 June in Mumbai, following age-related ailments