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Kolkata residents feel winter chill as mercury drops to 15 degrees Celsius
Kolkata residents feel winter chill as mercury drops to 15 degrees Celsius

The mercury has been steadily dropping over the past 48 hours. On Saturday, the minimum temperature was around 22 degrees Celsius; on Sunday, it had come down to around 19.5 degrees Celsius

Food for Shahs lunch with tribal family was prepared by Brahmin cook: Mamata Banerjee
Food for Shahs lunch with tribal family was prepared by Brahmin cook: Mamata Banerjee

Banerjee hit out at Shah, saying a few days ago he visited Bengal for show-off.

Vijayvargiya promises 'kirtan' singers pension if BJP is voted to power in Bengal
Vijayvargiya promises 'kirtan' singers pension if BJP is voted to power in Bengal

'So far, a list of 1,200 singers has been prepared. They will start getting pensions from next month. When the state government was asked to send a list of such singers in Bengal, it did not send the list, he said.

BJPs Bengal poll machine to have 294 leaders from other states; 45-member committee per constituency
BJPs Bengal poll machine to have 294 leaders from other states; 45-member committee per constituency

The BJP is seeking to unseat the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, where the party led by Mamata Banerjee came to power in 2011 by ending the 34-year rule of the Left and extended its term in 2016..

West Bengal: BJP, TMC clash in Birbhum, bombs hurled
West Bengal: BJP, TMC clash in Birbhum, bombs hurled

Police said the clash broke out when BJP activists travelling in a mini truck to the rally at Suri had an altercation with the local TMC workers while passing through Simurali in the district.

Bengal has turned into second Kashmir: BJP state chief
Bengal has turned into second Kashmir: BJP state chief

The ruling TMC slammed Dilip Ghosh for his comments and asked him to direct his attention to BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh, where the 'rule of law has ceased to exist.

Mamata Banerjee begins outreach in tribal belt days after Shahs visit; BJP says its too late
Mamata Banerjee begins outreach in tribal belt days after Shahs visit; BJP says its too late

A?TMC?law maker from the tribal belt claimed that Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has done a lot for the tribal population.

TMC govt enforces ban on Chhath puja at two major lakes in Kolkata; crusaders relieved
TMC govt enforces ban on Chhath puja at two major lakes in Kolkata; crusaders relieved

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Chhath puja cannot be allowed at the Rabindra Sarobar which is considered one of the lungs of the city because of its green cover.

Shah lunch at tribal home show-off, food from five-star hotels: Mamata
Shah lunch at tribal home show-off, food from five-star hotels: Mamata

Shah, during his visit to Bengal earlier in the month, visited a tribal household in Bankura, and a Matua home in Kolkata. The family members were shown chopping vegetables prior to the lunch, but none of the ingredients were actually used to prepare the meal, the Chief Minister said.

Light rain in Kolkata; IMD expects sharp drop in mercury in the next 48 hours
Light rain in Kolkata; IMD expects sharp drop in mercury in the next 48 hours

On Saturday, the minimum temperature was recorded to be 22 degrees Celsius, which was three degrees above normal. The city received 22.6 mm (ankle-deep rain) which is considered moderate in meteorological parlance.

Provisions in Constitution present to reduce political violence in Bengal: Union minister Babul Supriyo
Provisions in Constitution present to reduce political violence in Bengal: Union minister Babul Supriyo

Supriyo claimed that the people of the state have made up their mind to vote for the BJP in the assembly elections, which are likely to be held in April-May next year.

Narada probe ED asks 3 TMC leaders to submit documents
Narada probe ED asks 3 TMC leaders to submit documents

The accused was produced in the court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in Baruipur in South 24 Parganas, and remanded him in police custody for 10 days.