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Somen Mitra passes away at 78: West Bengal Congress chief and former Lok Sabha MP suffered cardiac arrest
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Somen Mitra passes away at 78: West Bengal Congress chief and former Lok Sabha MP suffered cardiac arrest

Mitra was among the most firebrand Congress leaders of the 1960s and 1970s and played a crucial role in the fight against the Naxals in Kolkata

TMC set to pass anti-CAA resolution in West Bengal Assembly today; after Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, becomes 4th state to reject law
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TMC set to pass anti-CAA resolution in West Bengal Assembly today; after Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, becomes 4th state to reject law

The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal is all set to bring a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly on Monday.

TMC to introduce anti-CAA resolution in Bengal Assembly on 27 Jan amid calls to follow Kerala and Punjab on contentious law
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TMC to introduce anti-CAA resolution in Bengal Assembly on 27 Jan amid calls to follow Kerala and Punjab on contentious law

The ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday announced that it will bring a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly on 27 January, the third such move after the Kerala and Punjab Houses against the contentious law.

West Bengal guv Jagdeep Dhankhar lashes out at TMC govt for being made to use alternative gate, calls it 'insult to Constitution'
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West Bengal guv Jagdeep Dhankhar lashes out at TMC govt for being made to use alternative gate, calls it 'insult to Constitution'

A drama unfolded at the West Bengal Legislative Assembly in Kolkata on Thursday as Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was made to wait outside the state Assembly as the gate designated for his entry was locked and the Speaker and staff were nowhere to be found

Mamata Banerjee slams NDA govt over Chandrayaan 2, calls it attempt to 'divert attention from economic disaster'
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Mamata Banerjee slams NDA govt over Chandrayaan 2, calls it attempt to 'divert attention from economic disaster'

Quoting former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Mamata Banerjee said that the Central government should concentrate more on the economy than on political vendetta.

Mamata Banerjee calls NRC 'political vendetta' of BJP-led govt, says TMC won't allow implementation in West Bengal
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Mamata Banerjee calls NRC 'political vendetta' of BJP-led govt, says TMC won't allow implementation in West Bengal

'We will never let BJP implement the National Register of Citizens in West Bengal,' Mamata Banerjee said at the Assembly during a discussion on the motion on NRC under Rule 185.

TMC, Congress and Left Front join hands to block NRC in West Bengal; BJP to oppose resolution 'tooth and nail' on floor of Assembly
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TMC, Congress and Left Front join hands to block NRC in West Bengal; BJP to oppose resolution 'tooth and nail' on floor of Assembly

Assam is the only state in the country to have the updated NRC, which is a validation of Indian citizenship in the north eastern state.

Congress, Left Front accuse TMC of shedding ‘crocodile tears’ over NRC after ruling party rejects demand to discuss issue in West Bengal Assembly
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Congress, Left Front accuse TMC of shedding ‘crocodile tears’ over NRC after ruling party rejects demand to discuss issue in West Bengal Assembly

The Opposition in West Bengal, Congress and the Left Front on Tuesday accused the Trinamool Congress of shedding 'crocodile tears' over NRC in Assam after the ruling TMC rejected their demand to discuss the NRC in the Assembly.

West Bengal Assembly passes anti-lynching bill; BJP abstains, Congress and CPM back law
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West Bengal Assembly passes anti-lynching bill; BJP abstains, Congress and CPM back law

The West Bengal Assembly on Friday passed a bill to check incidents of mob assaults and lynching and criminalised such actions.

Left Front, Congress MLAs walk out of West Bengal Assembly after Speaker rejects demand to discuss assault on para-teachers
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Left Front, Congress MLAs walk out of West Bengal Assembly after Speaker rejects demand to discuss assault on para-teachers

Para-teachers sitting on a hunger strike in West Bengal's Nadia to press for hike in their salaries were allegedly assaulted by police on 17 August.

West Bengal Assembly passes law raising retirement age of state-aided universities’ vice-chancellors from 65 to 70 years
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West Bengal Assembly passes law raising retirement age of state-aided universities’ vice-chancellors from 65 to 70 years

West Bengal Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill to raise the retirement age of vice-chancellors of state-aided universities from 65 years to 70 years. The West Bengal University Laws (Amendment) Bill was passed to enable the vice-chancellors to serve the institutes for a longer period. Since 2011, 2012, the West Bengal Assembly has passed as many as 18 bills to set up universities in almost all the districts of the state.

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

Renaming of West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee slams Centre for delay in clearing proposal passed in July
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Renaming of West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee slams Centre for delay in clearing proposal passed in July

On 26 July, the West Bengal Assembly passed a resolution unanimously to change the name of the state to "Bangla" in the three most-spoken languages Bengali, Hindi and English and sent the proposal to the Union home ministry.

Somnath Chatterjee's body draped in Mohun Bagan's flag as family turns down CPM's offer to use party flag
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Somnath Chatterjee's body draped in Mohun Bagan's flag as family turns down CPM's offer to use party flag

In lines with Somnath Chatterjee's wishes, his body was donated to medical science and handed over to the government-run Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial Hospital after being accorded a gun salute.

West Bengal: Congress, Left stage walkout from Assembly after Speaker refuses to discuss farmers' issues
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West Bengal: Congress, Left stage walkout from Assembly after Speaker refuses to discuss farmers' issues

Opposition Congress and Left Front jointly staged a walkout in West Bengal Assembly on Thursday after Speaker Biman Banerjee refused a discussion on farmers allegedly not getting right price for produce

West Bengal Assembly passes Biswa Bangla University Bill to set up new varsity in Santiniketan
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West Bengal Assembly passes Biswa Bangla University Bill to set up new varsity in Santiniketan

The Bill was tabled by Education minister Partha Chatterjee who in his reply said that it was surprising to see the Opposition Left Front and Congress members objecting to the use of the words Biswa Bangla

West Bengal: Congress, Left Front stage walkout from Assembly after demand for discussion on dengue turned down
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West Bengal: Congress, Left Front stage walkout from Assembly after demand for discussion on dengue turned down

The Opposition Congress and the Left Front on Thursday staged a walkout from the West Bengal Assembly after their demand for a discussion on dengue situation in the state was not allowed.

Rajya Sabha polls: CPM nominee's candidature validity to be ascertained on 31 July
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Rajya Sabha polls: CPM nominee's candidature validity to be ascertained on 31 July

Bhattacharya, a former Kolkata mayor, filed his nomination as a left front backed CPM candidate on Friday, the last date for submission of papers for the 8 August polls.

Presidential Election 2017: TMC, CPM, BJP legislators cast vote in West Bengal Assembly
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Presidential Election 2017: TMC, CPM, BJP legislators cast vote in West Bengal Assembly

Voting for the presidential election was underway at the West Bengal Assembly with several legislators casting their votes.

Congress, Left Front to boycott West Bengal Assembly after no-confidence motion disallowed
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Congress, Left Front to boycott West Bengal Assembly after no-confidence motion disallowed

The opposition Congress and the Left Front decided to boycott the ongoing West Bengal Assembly session after no-confidence motion is disallowed