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National Health Authority accuses Bengal of misleading people

Two days after West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced to withdraw from Centre’s flagship Ayushman Bharat-Swasthyasaathi scheme, the National Health Authority (NHA) accused the state government of “misleading” the people on its official website by claiming that it solely funded the scheme. The letter, issued by NHA CEO Indu Bhushan to the state additional […]

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Nirupam Sen, veteran CPI(M) leader, passes away

The former commerce and industry minister of West Bengal had been on life support since the early weeks of December Veteran CPI (M) leader Nirupam Sen passed away at a city hospital on Monday morning after a prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 72. The former commerce and industry minister of West Bengal left […]

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Calcutta HC allows BJP’s ‘Rath Yatra’ in West Bengal

The High Court sets aside State govt’s refusal on apprehensions of communal unrest The Calcutta High Court on Thursday allowed the BJP’s ‘Rath Yatra’ programme in West Bengal, setting aside the State government’s refusal on apprehensions of communal unrest. Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty directed the State BJP to inform the superintendents of police of the districts, […]

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The algebra of Opposition unity

The Opposition should see in the Karnataka byelection results a goad for united action Karnataka has done it a second time in a year, this year. The coming together of the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular), post-poll in May 2018, and the inauguration of the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led coalition government was its first contribution to opposition […]

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Smuggling fake notes? Been there, done that

An established network has seen counterfeiting continue post-demonetisation When law enforcement agencies arrested Manglu Sheikh and two others in West Bengal’s Malda district on July 20 this year for allegedly smuggling fake Indian currency notes (FICN) worth ₹7 lakh, they were in for a surprise — almost four years ago, before demonetisation, Manglu and his […]