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23 September, 2017 12:41 AM No application for Oct 1 immersion yet: Police

KOLKATA: Not one of the city's 2,600 barowari Durga Puja organisers has sought police permission for immersion on October 1, when the 10th day of Muharram coincides with Ekadashi, giving some relief to Kolkata Police, which finds itself saddled with the task of managing both Durga Puja and Muharram on that day following Thursday's Calcutta high court 22

23 September, 2017 12:12 AM Mamata Banerjee Has New Plan After Court Voids Durga Idol Immersion Ban On Muharram

Since the Calcutta High Court had objected to a blanket ban on immersion of Durga idols on Muharram, top West Bengal bureaucrats told Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that the government would be well within the boundaries of law and the court verdict to take a decision on individual requests for the idol immersion. The day after the high court cancelled 48

22 September, 2017 1:25 PM New rules for Durga immersion on Muharram: Mamata eludes HC order

Kolkata: Undeterred by the Calcutta High Court's landmark order the Mamata Banerjee government on Friday decided that no idol immersion would take place without the permission from the police on October 1, which coincides Ekadoshi with Muharram. The Calcutta High Court on Thursday had allowed immersion of Durga idols in West Bengal on all days including 20

22 September, 2017 1:18 PM Left parties,mass organisations to launch movement from Oct end

The movement aims to protest against the "anti-people policies of the state and the central governments," as stated by senior CPI(M) leader Shyamal Chakraborty said. Left parties and its mass organisations have decided to launch a movement in West Bengal from October end to protest the "anti-people" policies of the state and the Centre, a senior CPI(M) 18

22 September, 2017 12:16 PM Durga Puja: BJP gives West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee nightmares, accuses her of Muslim appeasement

Questioning the CM's Hindu credentials, BJP likened the restrictions to Taliban diktats. With restrictions imposed on Durga idol immersions on Dashami (September 30), Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has once again given the BJP a convenient handle to stir up the communal cauldron in the state. While her decision to restrict idol immersions to 6 pm on the day is to ward off possible 43

21 September, 2017 5:38 PM Bengal BJP flays Mamata on Rohingya Muslims issue

Kolkata: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Thursday ridiculed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's remarks on the Rohingya people and alleged that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) was trying to turn the state into a "safe haven for terrorists and jihadis" for vote bank politics. "She (Banerjee) is in deep pain because of the condition of the Rohingya 30

21 September, 2017 2:08 PM Allegations of minority appeasement against me deeply insulting: Mamata Banerjee

KOLKATA: Strongly countering allegations of appeasing the minority community, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said such comments against her are "deeply insulting". "I do not believe in appeasement. These comments are deeply insulting. I believe in the religion of humanity that talks about the harmony among all the religions 28

21 September, 2017 6:24 AM Preserve the spirit of universal brotherhood, says Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged people to preserve the spirit of universal brotherhood on the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. “Let us preserve the spirit of universal brotherhood on this @UN International Day of Peace,” Ms. Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle on Thursday morning. The International Day of Peace 16

20 September, 2017 12:37 PM Calcutta High Court slams Mamata Banerjee govt over Durga Puja idol immersion notification in West Bengal

The Durga Puja-Muharram controversy took another serious turn today. Two days after Mamata Banerjee's reaction to the Calcutta High Court's observation on handling of religious festivals, the high court blasted the West Bengal government over its latest notification on Durga idol immersion. According to an ANI report, the high court asked the state not to divide 41

20 September, 2017 2:32 AM Opposition to join forces again, this time in South

NEW DELHI: The opposition caravan is set to move south, with opposition parties likely to hold their next joint rally in Tamil Nadu. It is learnt that DMK will be the future host of the anti-BJP camp, with a large political rally to be organised to convey the message of unity in the southern region. The opposition rallies started with a massive gathering 36