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Mamata Banerjee comes across Modi's wife Jasodaben in Kolkata airport, gifts sari

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jasodaben at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on Monday and they exchanged greetings.

West Bengal: Muslim teacher alleges he was pushed off a train for not chanting 'Jai Shree Ram'

Kolkata, June 25 (IBNS): While a young Muslim man succumbed to a mob assault in Jharkhand when he was forced to utter "Jai Shree Ram" as witnessed in a viral video, a   madrassa teacher in West Bengal has alleged that he was beaten up and pushed off a moving train by a group of men for not chanting 'Jai Shree Ram'. Police said they are investigating the charge, media reports said.

Bring Muslim criminals to book: now members of the minority community tell Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, June 20 (IBNS): With the divide between Hindus and Muslims in Bengal growing over the perceived "appeasement politics" of the ruling Mamata Banerjee government, a group of prominent Muslims in Kolkata have written to the chief minister to act against any Muslim violating law and not go soft on them to further give credence to the perception that Muslims can get away with crimes under her while Hindus suffer.

Meeting between agitating doctors and Mamata ends amicably, protest likely to be called off

Kolkata: A meeting between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, top government and police officials and the agitating doctors ended amicably at the state secretariat Nabanna on Monday with the representatives of the doctors indicating that they would end the protest reaching back at the NRS Hospital, the hub of the unrest.      

No negative action taken so far, says Mamata Banerjee as she urges protesting doctors to go back to work

Kolkata, June 15 (IBNS): Referring that no 'negative action' has been taken against the protesting doctors so far, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday reiterated that several outsiders have entered the demonstration even as the standoff between the CM and the junior doctors on warpath with the government over their security continued.  

Doctors' strike in Bengal enters 4th day, finds nationwide support as protesters demand Mamata presence

New Delhi, June 14 (IBNS): Doctors from Delhi, Mumbai and other cities across the country have decided to show support for their protesting colleagues in West Bengal where the strike demanding security of doctors entered the fourth day on Friday with the medical fraternity engaged in a standoff with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who a day ago issued an ultimatum to the doctors at the state-run SSKM Hospital to join work within four hours, but chose not to meet the agitating doctors at the NRS Medical College and Hospital.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wishes Sachin Tendulkar on birthday

Kolkata, Apr 24 (IBNS): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wished India's batting icon and former Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar on his birthday.

Mamata-CBI tussle: Anti-BJP Opposition backs TMC chief

Kolkata, Feb 4 (IBNS): In an apparent boost for the anti-Narendra Modi front, several opposition leaders, most of them who were seen at the Brigade rally on Jan 19, backed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's "sit-in" protest against the CBI's move to quiz Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar for allegedly tampering evidences of chit-fund scams.

We found concrete evidence against Rajeev Kumar: CBI on chit fund scam probe

Kolkata, Feb 3 (IBNS) As a high-pitched drama unfolded in Kolkata Sunday evening over the CBI's attempt to interrogate Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, the federal investigating agency claimed they have concrete evidence against the city police chief in the chit fund scams probe and hence summoned him for quizzing for the past two years.

CRPF guard for CBI offices in Kolkata as Mamata sits on dharna against federal agency

Kolkata, Feb 3 (IBNS):  Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) personnel were deployed to protect the CBI offices in Kolkata amid reports that the federal investigating agency is moving the Supreme Court tomorrow to counter the Kolkata Police which whisked away several of their officers on Sunday evening when they tried to meet city police commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the chit fund scams probe in West Bengal.

Mamata announces sit-in protest against CBI move against Kolkata Police Commissioner

 Kolkata, Feb 3 (IBNS): West Bengal Chief Minister on Sunday evening announced a dharna (sit in protest) in the city's downtown area to protest the CBI move to enter the house of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, whom the federal probe agency wanted to meet in chit fund scam cases.

BREAKING: CBI officials whisked away by Kolkata Police as they tried to enter city police chief house

Kolkata: Amid high drama, Kolkata Police on Sunday evening whisked away a group of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials who tried to enter the house of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who is reportedly wanted by the federal invetigating agency in the probe into ponzi scheme scams in West Bengal. They are reportedly detained inside the Shakespeare Thana police station though there is no official confirmation by the city police.   

Modi's expiry date has come: Mamata at united India rally in Kolkata

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the expiry date of Narendra Modi has come as he attacked the Prime Minister virulently and said he crossed the "laxman rekha" of politics but targetting all Opposition leaders. 

Mamata reaches Brigade Parade ground to preside over mega anti-BJP rally

Kolkata, Jan 19 (IBNS):  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday reached the iconic Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata and began the proceedings of a mega rally of all anti-BJP leaders who descended on the eastern city to launch a campaign to oust the Modi government in the upcoming general elections.

We are working again on Mamata Banerjee's visit to China in coming months: Chinese Consul General

Kolkata, Sept 21 (IBNS) Months after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to China was aborted at the last moment amid a haze of confusion, the Chinese Consul General in Kolkata said they are working again so that her visit can take place in the coming months.