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Calcuttans Takes To Street To Thank UNESCO For Bestowing Intangible Cultural Heritage Tag On Durga Puja

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

On December 15, UNESCO accorded ICH status to Kolkata's Durga Puja festivities, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lauding the move.

CPI(M) Nominee Cries Foul Play In Kolkata Municipal Corporation Elections, Moves To High Court

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The West Bengal government and the State Election Commission (SEC) had earlier told the high court that plans are afoot to hold elections to 111 municipal bodies in six to eight phases by May, 2022.


Jagdeep Dhankhar Invokes Constitutional Provision To Seek Bengal Government's Records On Pegasus Probe Panel

Article 167 of the Constitution deals with the duties of a chief minister about furnishing of information to the governor.

Trinamool Congress Will Dismantle Communal BJP From Their Power Seat : TMC Leader Abhishek Banerjee Claims

Dec 16, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Abhishek Banerjee was addressing a rally for the Kolkata municipal corporation elections scheduled for December 19th.


Centre Denies Permission To Mamata Banerjee For Nepal Visit

Mamata Banerjee was invited by Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to attend a general convention of the country’s ruling party, Nepali Congress.

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08 December, 2021

Trinamool Congress Leaders In Goa Rebukes BJP For Name-Calling Their Party As 'Anti-Hindu'

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In May this year, the TMC scored a landslide victory against the BJP during the Assembly elections in the eastern state. The party has earlier announced to contest all the 40 seats in the upcoming state polls in Goa, due in February next year.


08 December, 2021

CDS Bipin Rawat Helicopter Crash: Mamata Banerjee Stops Review Meeting Midway

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CDS (Chief of Defence Staff) Bipin Rawat was among the 14 people on board on Indian Air Forces’ Mi-17V5 helicopter, when it crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.


07 December, 2021

Cyclone Jawad Induced Rain Drastically Improves Kolkata's Air Quality

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The AQI at Victoria Memorial monitoring station on December 6 last year was 254, and 175 in 2019 while it dipped down to 185 after rain induced by Cyclone Jawad washed over the city.


06 December, 2021

Salt- Tolerant Paddy Production Helps Over 4 Lakh Farmers In Bengal To Beat Cyclone Woes

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The state government had introduced the ‘Krishak Bandhu’ (friends of farmers) scheme in January 2019 to provide financial assistance to all farmers for agricultural purposes and to provide social security to the farm families in the event of the untimely death of a cultivator.


05 December, 2021

Mamata Banerjee Contemplating Alliance Sans Congress, Says Sena Leader Sanjay Raut

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Mamata Banerjee during her recent Mumbai visit had made a cryptic statement that 'there is no UPA now'.


04 December, 2021

Trinamool Congress Refuses To Attach Any Value To Shiv Sena's Editorial Piece "Saamana"

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In the editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana', Shiv Sena said that those who don't want a Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) should make their stand clear publicly instead of creating confusion by talking behind curtains.


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04 December, 2021

Under The Looming Shadow Of Cyclone Jawad, West Bengal Evacuates Thousands

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In the last two years, West Bengal has witnessed three devastating twisters - Cyclone Bulbul in November 2019, Amphan in May 2020 and Yaas in May 2021, which left a trail of destruction and death.


04 December, 2021

TMC Advices Candidates To Refrain From Using Strong-Arm Tactics During Kolkata Civic Polls

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Elections to the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation will be held on December19. The TMC, which in 2015 had won 125 out of the 144 wards in the KMC, has denied tickets to 39 sitting councilors this time.


04 December, 2021

Union Minister Narayan Rane Debunks The Validity Of Raut's Comment On Gujarat CM's Mumbai Visit

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Chief minister Bhupendra Patel was in Mumbai on December 2 to promote the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2022.


04 December, 2021

Odisha's Tryst With Ten Tempests Over Over Two Decades

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Odisha is currently bracing for cyclone Jawad, which is being considered as the first winter cyclone in the state in about 100 years. The system has, however, weakened and may even escape its coast.


02 December, 2021

After CM Banerjee, TMC MP Derek O'Brien Comments That There Had Been No UPA For The Last 10 Years

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CM Banerjee met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar in Mumbai on Wednesday and called for fighting the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unitedly, while taking a veiled swipe at the Congress leadership.


02 December, 2021

Cong Accuses Mamata Banerjee Of Helping 'Fascist' Forces, Political Opportunism

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In a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Congress on Thursday accused her of political opportunism and helping "fascist" forces by fighting against the grand old party.


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02 December, 2021

Those 'Directly Affected' By Pegasus Row To Soon Depose Before WB Govt-Formed Panel

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Deposition of persons claiming to be "directly affected" by alleged phone-tapping using Pegasus software will commence from December 13 before a two-man commission of inquiry set up by the Mamata Banerjee government, one of its constituents Justice (retd) Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya said on Thursday.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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