Mamata Banerjee

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LIFE

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Mamata Banerjee, Odisha, West Bengal, Rosogolla

How Bengal won the prestige issue of rasgulla from Odisha

The syrupy sweet is synonymous with Bengalis, for whom it was hardly a debate.

POLITICS

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TMC, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal

Will Mukul Roy joining BJP help Amit Shah's Bengal mission?

The by-election in the state and the 2018 panchayat elections are going to be an acid test.

POLITICS

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Mamata Banerjee, Parliament, Aadhaar

Why SC has a problem with Mamata Banerjee government’s petition on Aadhaar

While the state cannot override a central law passed by Parliament, an individual can challenge it in court of law.

POLITICS

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BJP, Mamata Banerjee, Dengue, West Bengal

Why is dengue not stinging Mamata Banerjee's government in West Bengal?

Despite several cases, the state government has denied that the disease has reached epidemic proportions.

POLITICS

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Amit Shah, Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal, Mukul Roy

Why BJP needs disgruntled elements like Mukul Roy to beat Mamata

'Compelled' to quit the Trinamool, he can help the saffron party disintegrate the enemy from within.

POLITICS

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BJP, Bengal, Dissent, Mamata Banerjee

Sadly, Bengal is no state for dissent

Mamata Banerjee is a vocal critic of intolerance, but does not always practise what she preaches.

POLITICS

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BJP, Muharram, Durga Puja, Mamata Banerjee

Durga Puja versus Muharram: No, this is not my Calcutta

The original texture of Bengal's biggest social and religious carnival has been given an ugly spin.

POLITICS

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BJP, Trinamool, Mamata Banerjee, Mukul Roy

Mukul Roy's resignation won't dent Mamata's prospects in Bengal

The chief minister has an iron grip on the administration and the senior bureaucracy is strongly on her side.

POLITICS

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GJM, Mamata Banerjee, Bimal Gurung, Darjeeling crisis

Darjeeling unrest: Did Bimal Gurung misread people's patience?

Sometimes doing nothing is the best you can do, just like Mamata Banerjee did.

VOICES

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Lunatic, Mamata Banerjee, Durga idols, Durga

Why I think the site of an old asylum shouldn't be home to Mamata's Durga idols

When I would visit the old hospital site sometimes, dark forms would seem to flit behind the idols.