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Mamata begins second year - with bouquets, brickbats


May 19th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee begins her second year in office Sunday after a tumultuous year when the former firebrand opposition leader exhibited her ... Read more...

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Want to know Mamata’s vision of future: Hillary


May 7th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday said she wanted to know West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's "vision of the future"."I want to know ... Read more...

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Hillary, Mamata likely to discuss FDI, Teesta treaty


May 5th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) As US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets West Bengal's first woman Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday, discussions on foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail ... Read more...

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Mamata inducts two new ministers


January 16th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) The nearly eight-month-old Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal ministry was expanded Monday with the induction of two ministers of state amid mounting criticism of her government's ... Read more...

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Politicians, people call on bereaved Mamata


December 18th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) A stream of people including politicians, cultural personalities and sportspersons Sunday visited West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's spartan residence in south Kolkata's Kalighat to ... Read more...

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Mamata’s mother passes away, condolences pour in (Roundup)


December 17th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's mother Gayatri Banerjee, who was a pillar of strength for West Bengal's first woman chief minister, passed away here Saturday morning. She was ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee’s mother dies (Second Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's mother Gayatri Banerjee, who was a pillar of strength for West Bengal's first woman chief minister, passed away here Saturday morning. She was ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee’s mother dies (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's mother Gayatri Banerjee, who was a pillar of strength for West Bengal's first woman chief minister, passed away here Saturday morning at the ... Read more...

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Two dead, 22 injured in police-mob clash in Bengal


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Two people were killed and 22 people, including 16 policemen, injured as clashes between a mob and security forces over illegal electric connections in West ... Read more...

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Mamata magic: Puja marquees go through ‘poriborton’


October 3rd, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) The Durga Puja fervour is at its peak and it's turning out to be Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's show as many of the themes at ... Read more...

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Murdoch’s journalists spied on British intelligence chief


September 24th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Journalists from Rupert Murdoch's News International group spied on the woman chief of Britain's intelligence agency MI5 to uncover her personal life, a media report said ... Read more...

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Caring Didi, strict boss: Mamata’s tryst with police


June 20th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) From storming a police barrack to inspect their living conditions, to dropping in unannounced at a police hospital, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has ... Read more...

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Congress slams Mayawati over attack on minor girl


June 19th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Slamming the Uttar Pradesh government and Chief Minister Mayawati over the blinding of a minor girl in the state when she resisted rape, the Congress ... Read more...

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400 acres to be returned to Singur farmers: Mamata


May 20th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Hours after being sworn in, the new West Bengal government of Mamata Banerjee Friday decided to return to farmers 400 acres of land taken against ... Read more...

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Thousands throng to see Banerjee walk to Writers’ Building


May 20th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) In scenes never before seen in the state, Mamata Banerjee Friday walked amid tens of thousands of commoners after after being sworn in as the ... Read more...

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Mamata meets Bengal governor after taking oath


May 20th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held an hour-long meeting with Governor M.K. Narayanan Friday after taking the oath of office and said she will ... Read more...

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A pilgrim spot? No, it’s Mamata’s home


May 20th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) The sound of conch shells and ululations filled the air. Mamata Banerjee's single-storey house at the dingy Harish Chatterjee Street in south Kolkata almost turned ... Read more...

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After 34 years, swearing in the name of god


May 20th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) In the first sign of change in West Bengal, most ministers in the new Trinamool Congress-led government Friday took oath of office in the name of ... Read more...

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West Bengal gets its first woman chief minister (Lead)


May 20th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee was Friday sworn in as West Bengal's first woman chief minister, ending 34 years of uninterrupted Left rule in the state.More than 3,000 ... Read more...

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Left Front leaders to attend Mamata’s swearing-in


May 20th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Left Front leaders, including outgoing chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Front chairman Biman Basu will Friday attend the oath taking ceremony of Trinamool Congress chief ... Read more...

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President accepts Mamata’s resignation, Mukul Roy is junior railway minister (Lead)


May 19th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday accepted the resignation of Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister-designate Mamata Banerjee as railway minister. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Tight security for Mamata’s swearing-in


May 19th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Elaborate security arrangements are in place at Raj Bhavan, where Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will be sworn-in as West Bengal's first woman chief minister ... Read more...

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Trinamool stakes claim, Mamata elected legislature party leader (Roundup)


May 16th, 2011 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Sunday formally staked claim to form a new government in West Bengal with Mamata Banerjee as chief minister, after she was unanimously ... Read more...

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Banerjee set to become Bengal’s first woman chief minister (Second Lead)


May 15th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Moving a step closer to becoming West Bengal's first woman chief minister, Mamata Banerjee was Sunday unanimously elected leader of the Trinamool Congress legislature party ... Read more...

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Mamata all set to be West Bengal’s first woman chief minister (Lead)


May 15th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Moving a step closer to becoming West Bengal's first woman chief minister, Mamata Banerjee was Sunday unanimously elected leader of the Trinamool Congress legislature party ... Read more...

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Congress officially extends support to Trinamool


May 15th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) The Congress' West Bengal unit Sunday officially extended its full support to the Trinamool Congress, which is scheduled to form the next government within a ... Read more...

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Exeunt Left, enter Mamata and Jayalalithaa, stay on Congress (Afternoon Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Two mighty upsets, a photo finish and a third consecutive win... As the electoral jigsaw fell into place Friday, the political picture too changed ... Read more...

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Women power remains low in assembly polls


April 5th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Although the ongoing assembly elections in five states in India could possibly come up with two more women chief ministers, there is hardly anything big ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa demands apology from three news outlets


March 7th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 7 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa has served legal notices to three media outlets, demanding an unconditional apology for their "malicious" reports suggesting that a huge cache ... Read more...

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Girls unsafe in Uttar Pradesh, say women’s panel, activists (Lead)


February 7th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) Monday formed a committee to investigate the shocking case of a Dalit minor who was brutally attacked for resisting rape in ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s bar association elects its first woman chief


October 28th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Supreme court advocate and human rights activist Asma Jehangir Wednesday became the first woman to be elected president of Pakistan's Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), a media ... Read more...

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Six inducted into Karnataka ministry


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 22 (IANS) Six people were inducted into the Karnataka council of ministers Wednesday, a day after unprecedented public display of dissent by ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators denied ... Read more...

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Sonia sets several records in Congress history


September 2nd, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) As Sonia Gandhi is all set to be unanimously elected Friday for a fourth term as the Congress president, she will be setting several ... Read more...

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Malathi is new chief secretary of Tamil Nadu


August 31st, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Tuesday appointed Vigilance Commissioner and Commissioner of Administrative Reforms S. Malathi, IAS, as the new chief secretary. The former home secretary of Tamil Nadu, ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s Punjabi party gets woman chief


May 3rd, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (IANS) Malaysia's Parti Punjabi Malaysia (PPM) has for the first time elected a woman president. Susheel Kaur, 59, heads the party that her father Jeswant Singh founded 24 years ... Read more...

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