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Obituary: In politics, Somnath Chatterjee was acceptable to all

Obituary: In politics, Somnath Chatterjee was acceptable to all

In an interview, Mr. Chatterjee had said he could not be a “die hard” Communist in “style of living, thinking or targeting some A, B or C” or his political rivals. Born in the family of jurist and parliamentarians, the former Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Somnath Chatterjee had learnt complex ropes …

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West Bengal intellectuals to protest exclusion of Indians from NRC

West Bengal intellectuals to protest exclusion of Indians from NRC

A section of intellectuals and prominent civil society members considered close to the Trinamool Congress would take to the streets here in protest against the alleged exclusion of Indian citizens from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. The announcement was made by a group of painters, poets and academics here …

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CBI Raids In Kolkata Over Chit Fund Case

KOLKATA:  The CBI has conducted raids in nine locations as a part of their probe into the ATM Group’s chit fund case in several areas of West Bengal, the investigation agency spokesperson said today. The raids were conducted at the offices and residential premises of the chairman and managing director …

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Four Doctors Asked to Vacate Kolkata Flat for ‘Being Muslim’

Four Doctors Asked to Vacate Kolkata Flat for 'Being Muslim'

Kolkata: Four Medical College and Hospital Alumni have alleged that their neighbours asked them to vacate their rented accommodation in south Kolkata’s Kudghat area for “being Muslim”. Mohammad Aftab Alam, Mojtaba Hassan, Nasir Shaikh and Shaukat Sheikh, who are doing their house staffship at various hospitals in Kolkata at present, were …

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West Bengal readies flood shelters expecting NRC exodus

West Bengal readies flood shelters expecting NRC exodus

Each can accommodate 300 people; Prepared for any eventuality, says official. The West Bengal government has started repairing 10 flood shelters in Alipurduar district, near the State’s border with Assam, anticipating the arrival of those who have been left out of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). “We …

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West Bengal witnesses protests against NRC

West Bengal witnesses protests against NRC

Six lakh of Matua community members missing from list, say sect leaders. Protests over the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam spread to Bengal with Matuas, a sect founded by the 19th century social reformer Harichand Thakur in Bangladesh, organised rail blockades in large parts of North 24 Paraganas and …

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NRC issue: BJP, Trinamool set for a face-off in Kolkata

NRC issue: BJP, Trinamool set for a face-off in Kolkata

Amit Shah to hold rally on August 11. The friction between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress on the issue of the ongoing National Register of Citizens (NRC) update exercise in Assam and larger Oppositional politics, is in for an escalation with BJP chief Amit Shah set to visit West …

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