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West Bengal reduces tax on petrol, diesel by Re 1; move will give respite to people, says state finance minister
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West Bengal reduces tax on petrol, diesel by Re 1; move will give respite to people, says state finance minister

Earlier, Nirmala Sitharaman said that Centre and state governments will need to figure out a mechanism to bring retail rates down to reasonable levels.

Ex-West Bengal minister Rajib Banerjee, 5 MLAS join BJP after meeting Amit Shah in Delhi
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Ex-West Bengal minister Rajib Banerjee, 5 MLAS join BJP after meeting Amit Shah in Delhi

The TMC, which has been facing dissent from a number of leaders ahead of the Assembly election due in April or May this year, said that those who are quitting "don't have a long political history"

Ex-West Bengal minister Rajib Banerjee, 5 former TMC MLAs to meet BJP top brass in Delhi today
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Ex-West Bengal minister Rajib Banerjee, 5 former TMC MLAs to meet BJP top brass in Delhi today

BJP leaders said that the former TMC leaders might join the saffron party on Saturday of be inducted into the party at a Dumurjula stadium programme on Sunday

Mamata says TMC govt is arranging free COVID vaccine for everyone in Bengal; priority will be given to healthcare workers, cops
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Mamata says TMC govt is arranging free COVID vaccine for everyone in Bengal; priority will be given to healthcare workers, cops

Mamata's announcement of free vaccination comes ahead of the West Bengal Assembly election, which is likely to be held over April and May this year

'Garbage of lies': Mamata Banerjee slams Amit Shah over claim that West Bengal lags in development
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'Garbage of lies': Mamata Banerjee slams Amit Shah over claim that West Bengal lags in development

At a press conference on Sunday, Shah. accusing the TMC govt of failing to deliver, claimed that Bengal lags behind most states on various parameters like business and MSMEs

BJP MP invites disgruntled West Bengal minister Suvendu Adhikari to join party, TMC slams saffron camp
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BJP MP invites disgruntled West Bengal minister Suvendu Adhikari to join party, TMC slams saffron camp

Speculation is rife that Adhikari might float his own outfit, ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections. Adhikari, a popular leader in East Midnapore, holds sway over 35 Assembly seats

West Bengal governor says people paying price for TMC govt's 'avoidable confrontation' with Centre
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West Bengal governor says people paying price for TMC govt's 'avoidable confrontation' with Centre

Governor Jagdeep Dhankar criticised the govt over not implementing the Centre's Ayushman Bharat scheme. He also claimed a delay in implementing a scheme for farmers

Ahead of Durga Puja, Mamata Banerjee announces increase in hospital beds for COVID-19 patients by 50%
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Ahead of Durga Puja, Mamata Banerjee announces increase in hospital beds for COVID-19 patients by 50%

The West Bengal government has decided to bring down the charge of COVID-19 tests by private establishments from Rs 2,250 to Rs 1,500

Sikh man's turban pulled in scuffle with police at BJP rally in Bengal; Amarinder Singh seeks action against official
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Sikh man's turban pulled in scuffle with police at BJP rally in Bengal; Amarinder Singh seeks action against official

The West Bengal police, however, said that the person was carrying a firearm and that his headgear 'had fallen off automatically in the scuffle that ensued'

BJP leader who threatened to hug Mamata Banerjee if he contracted COVID-19 tests positive for infection
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BJP leader who threatened to hug Mamata Banerjee if he contracted COVID-19 tests positive for infection

Anupam Hazra, who was recently appointed as a national secretary of the BJP, was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata on Friday

Jadavpur University final semester exams for Arts, Science streams will be held online; dates yet to be fixed
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Jadavpur University final semester exams for Arts, Science streams will be held online; dates yet to be fixed

The university said that students facing internet issues will have to answer the questions on paper and submit the answer sheet in a sealed envelope within a stipulated time

West Bengal govt forms 6-member committee to 'study' new NEP, to submit report by 15 Aug
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West Bengal govt forms 6-member committee to 'study' new NEP, to submit report by 15 Aug

Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University Suranjan Das, retired professor and TMC MP Sougata Roy, and educationist Pabitra Sarkar are among those who form a part of the panel

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

East Bengal hopeful of joining Indian Super League after receiving help from state government, says club official
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East Bengal hopeful of joining Indian Super League after receiving help from state government, says club official

With their Centenary Foundation Day barely a month away, East Bengal are grappling with financial woes following the premature pull-out of its former investor Quess Corp, who were the title sponsors for two seasons.

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

BJP leader Bhupender Yadav accuses Mamata Banerjee of 'depriving' people of Centre's COVID-19 relief schemes
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BJP leader Bhupender Yadav accuses Mamata Banerjee of 'depriving' people of Centre's COVID-19 relief schemes

Claiming that the Mamata Banerjee-led state is lagging behind in healthcare, education and culture, in which it once used to be a leader in the country, Yadav said that soon the BJP will get a chance to change the situation for the better.

Mamata Banerjee gives ‘big zero’ to Centre’s Rs 20 lakh crore economic package, says it has nothing for unorganised sector
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Mamata Banerjee gives ‘big zero’ to Centre’s Rs 20 lakh crore economic package, says it has nothing for unorganised sector

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday slammed the Centre, claiming the special economic package announced by it has nothing of help to the states and is "a big zero".

BJP slams Mamata Banerjee over stone-pelting on policemen in Howrah, says TMC's 'loyal voters' attacked security forces
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BJP slams Mamata Banerjee over stone-pelting on policemen in Howrah, says TMC's 'loyal voters' attacked security forces

The BJP on Tuesday slammed the West Bengal government after an incident of stone pelting on policemen enforcing the coronavirus lockdown in the state's Howrah district. Reports said that on Tuesday morning, a mob attacked several policemen at Tikiapara in the district.

Deep rot in West Bengal during COVID-19 lockdown: Mamata Banerjee has reason to be touchy over Centre's fact-finding attempts
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Deep rot in West Bengal during COVID-19 lockdown: Mamata Banerjee has reason to be touchy over Centre's fact-finding attempts

If Mamata's defence is that her state’s numbers are too low to demand attention, it is precisely for that reason that the data coming out of Bengal should be put under severe scrutiny. Worldwide, the pandemic has established a link between number of positive cases and testing.

West Bengal cooperating with central teams on COVID-19, but can't roam around with them, says chief secretary Rajiva Sinha
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West Bengal cooperating with central teams on COVID-19, but can't roam around with them, says chief secretary Rajiva Sinha

The West Bengal government is cooperating with the inter-ministerial central teams visiting the state to assess COVID-19 situation, Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha said on Tuesday, but made it clear they cannot roam around with them leaving all work to fight the pandemic.