Nearly three decades ago, Dipten Dey, my classmate from Delhi’s Raisina Bengali School, worked as a personal assistant of Mamata Banerjee. She was a rising politician, a handful of pockmarked Communist leaders in Kolkata described her as “a troublesome youngster."
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP of misleading people in the name of religion before elections and said nobody needs a lesson on Hinduism from the saffron outfit.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has agreed to Home Minister Rajnath Singh's request to acquire 300 acres of land in the state and give it to the Centre for constructing barbed wire fencing along the India-Bangladesh border, officials said.
Aiming to forge an anti-BJP front ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said it was necessary for all opposition parties to come together to save the country and institutions from destruction from the Centre.
Hitting back at the Opposition for criticising demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the "prophets of doom" have been "conclusively proved wrong" with India retaining its position as the fastest growing economy for the fifth year in a row.
On the second anniversary of demonetisation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the central government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi for cheating the nation with the note-ban "scam".
Union minister Uma Bharti said while Hindus were the "most tolerant" people in the world, any talk of constructing a mosque on the periphery of a Ram temple in Ayodhya could make them "intolerant".
Australia would be the focus country of the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival, slated to be inaugurated by Bollywood's living legend Amitabh Bachchan.
Suspected Indian militants shot dead five Bengali-speaking Hindu men in the sensitive border state of Assam late, police said, as tension grows over a controversial citizenship test to identify illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh.
Strongly condemning the gunning down of five people in Assam's Tinsukia district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday demaned the punishment of the perpetrators at the earliest.