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Bengal containment zones to shrink as Mamata offers more relaxations

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that containment zones in the state would shrink in size to offer relaxation to more people as the government would divide the containment zones into three categories. Banerjee also allowed a slew of new relaxations, paving the path towards restoring normalcy. The containment zones would be […]

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‘Don’t bulldoze federal structure,’ Mamata Banerjee tells PM Modi

At Monday’s video conference of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with chief ministers, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee complained that “some union ministers were playing politics”, alleged “discrimination against people of Bengal” and that the state was being targeted by the Centre. She also asked the Centre not to charge migrants train fare to return […]

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West Bengal: BJP meets Governor over ‘unconstitutional’ KMC board

Speaking to The Indian Express, Rahul Sinha said, “The state government has formed a board of administrators to run the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, which is unconstitutional. Moreover, it did not take the consent of the Governor who is the constitutional head of the state The BJP has decided to move the Calcutta High Court challenging […]

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Mamata announces 4 former LS MPs as nominees for Rajya Sabha

West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chairperson Mamata Banerjee on Sunday named four former Lok Sabha members as the party’s nominees in the Rajya Sabha elections for five seats in the state. The seats are falling vacant with the end of the tenures of painter Jogen Chowdhury, former bureaucrat-turned-minister Manish Gupta, industrialist K […]