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Guv charges CM with resort to emotional blackmail, ruling party targets him for exceeding Constitutional limits Mamata moots peace-keeping groups for 60,000 booths across state
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Dismissing chief minister Mamata Banerjee's allegations that he humiliated and insulted her, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today said the charges are baseless and meant only to emotionally blackmail the people of the state.


Union home minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and chief minister Mamata Banerjee following the public spat between the two over communal clashes in North 24 Parganas district.


The CPM today accused the TMC government in West Bengal of failing to give protection to the people at Baduria, where communal clashes broke out earlier this week, and demanded that an all-party meeting be convened to deal with the situation.


China today accused India of "misleading the public" by saying that Chinese troops are building a road close to the Chicken's Neck in the Sikkim sector which could endanger India's access to the North-Eastern (N-E) states.


India and Israel today signed seven agreements to increase cooperation in key sectors like space, agriculture and water conservation after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held in-depth talks with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.


The Enforcement Directorate today issued summons to Trinamool Congress leaders Sovan Chatterjee, Sultan Ahmed and Iqbal Ahmed to appear before it in the next seven days.


GJM activists today clashed with police in Kalimpong district as the indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills entered the 21st day.

Khanpara at Basirhat, remained an epitome of communal harmony
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Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay

Saumen Roy Chaudhury did not sleep the whole night yesterday. Nor did Fayaj Khan, Imran Khan or Aritro Banerjee. The men, all residents of Khanpara village of Basirhat, of North 24 Parganas district, which had been ravaged by a communal riot for the last two days, kept a night vigil yesterday to guard the 120-year old mosque of the village.


The Supreme Court today directed various states to file their replies on a plea of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) seeking direction for mandatorily giving information about any encounter killings in their respective jurisdiction for purposes of enquiry.


The Supreme Court today allowed Tamil Nadu to file a fresh plea alleging that Karnataka was not giving its due share of 22.5 TMC of Cauvery water.


Moshe Holtzberg, the Israeli child who as a toddler survived the 2008 terror attack at a Jewish centre in Mumbai, is "excited and emotional" ahead of his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jerusalem today, his grandfather says.


GJM supporters hurled petrol bombs at a Trinamool Congress (TMC) party office in Kalimpong as the indefinite shutdown sponsored by the outfit continued today. Though no one was injured, a shop on the ground floor was completely damaged, police said.


The Aam Aadmi Party today came out in support of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying the governor's role was part of the BJP's larger design to "destabilise" governments in non-BJP states.


India was scaling "new heights" in its ties with ASEAN countries and was set for a "defining partnership" with the south-east Asian multi-nation group, a senior MEA official said today.


Details of the dossiers handed by India to Pakistan in 2010 cannot be disclosed as they may "prejudicially" affect relations between the two countries, the Central Information Commission has ruled on a plea by a 2006 Mumbai train bombings convict.


Opposition's presidential nominee Meira Kumar today said the country's secular fabric is in "danger", asserting that those in power should promote communal harmony and not "disrupt" it.


The Supreme Court today asked the Centre as to why no enabling law as mandated under the Constitution has been made for the appointment of the chief election commissioner and election commissioners in the poll panel.


Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today dubbed Narendra Modi as a "weak PM" for not raising the issue of H-1B visa in his talks with US President Donald Trump and for playing down the use of the term "Indian- administered Kashmir" by the US.


Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today expressed hope that the contentious SYL issue would be resolved through dialogue and said the Union Home Minister has assured him that the Centre was pursuing the matter.


A farmer's outfit in Madhya Pradesh plans to take out a rally to New Delhi from Mandsaur, where five peasants were killed in police firing a month ago, to take forward the demand for remunerative prices for produce and waiver of farm loans.


The Uttar Pradesh government has incurred a loss of about Rs 5,000 crore following the Supreme Court order banning all liquor shops along national as well as state highways.


A suspected VHP activist has been arrested for allegedly hurling petrol bombs at the district CPI-M office here on June 17, police said today.


The Waqf Board was today pulled up by the Delhi High Court for "causing mischief" by allowing educational and religious activity inside a protected monument in the national capital.


The Tamil Nadu government today asked the Centre not to accord any clearance to projects taken up in the Cauvery basin until all the issues related to the sharing of river waters are settled.


The Congress today alleged that the Union government had overlooked Haryana's interests by deciding to "shift" the proposed international airport to Jewar in Uttar Pradesh.


The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a petition challenging a notification passed by the Uttar Pradesh government two years ago whereby 80 villages of Gautam Buddh Nagar district had been included in the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Area.


Nearly four lakh people are reeling under the fury of flood at 13 districts caused by incessant rains in Assam, according to official sources.


The BJP today strongly protested after the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) removed BJP flags, hoardings, banners and cut-outs of party president Amit Shah from no-hoarding zones in the city.


Meira Kumar, Opposition's nominee for the presidential election, has no plans to meet Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar during her tour of the state on July 6, state Congress chief Ashok Choudhary today said.


The Supreme Court today asked an NGO to apprise it how it had deciphered the population details of 'Limbu' and 'Tamang' tribals in Sikkim and West Bengal by using the 2001 census data.