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    Firhad Hakim

    Firhad Hakim is an Indian politician serving as the mayor of Kolkata since 2018 and minister for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs of West Bengal since 2011.

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    Controversy erupts over KMC map not showing PoK as Indian
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    Controversy erupts over KMC map not showing PoK as Indian

    The Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Sunday landed in a controversy by posting a distorted map of India on social media that did not show Chinese-occupied Aksai Chin and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as part of the country.

    Left, Trinamool attack centre over Bengal's ATM frauds
    National

    Left, Trinamool attack centre over Bengal's ATM frauds

    West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition Left Front on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Centre for the serial fraudulent withdrawals from the bank accounts of customers in the state, and alleged that its policy of linking Aadhaar to all documents had compromised people's personal data.

    Mamata egging ministers' outbursts against me: Governor
    National

    Mamata egging ministers' outbursts against me: Governor

    Facing a barrage of verbal counter-attacks from West Bengal ministers, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday targeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of giving "sanction" to the "unpalatable" public outbursts which were "worrisome" for democracy.

    Mamata nod to ministers' public outbursts against me: Guv
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    Mamata nod to ministers' public outbursts against me: Guv

    Facing a barrage of verbal counter-attacks from West Bengal ministers, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday targeted Chief Minister Mamata Baenrjee, accusing her of giving "sanction" to the "unpalatable" public outbursts which were "worrisome" for democracy.

    'Panic-stricken' workers return to Bengal from Kashmir
    National

    'Panic-stricken' workers return to Bengal from Kashmir

    One hundred and thirty eight workers, 133 of them residents of West Bengal, arrived in the city on Monday by the Jammu Tawi Express from Kashmir, saying they left the Valley as they feared for their "lives".

    Abhijit Banerjee reaches Kolkata to a tumultuous welcome
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    Abhijit Banerjee reaches Kolkata to a tumultuous welcome

    Huge number of people held aloft placards and banners welcoming him, as Nobel Prize in Economics winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee returned to Kolkata to a tumultuous welcome on Tuesday evening.

    Here's why Centre denied permission to Kejriwal for attending Denmark climate meet
    National

    Here's why Centre denied permission to Kejriwal for attending Denmark climate meet

    The central government on Wednesday clarified that the permission was denied to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for attending the C-40 Climate Summit in Denmark as it is a mayor-level conference.

    Provision for providing houses to those who lost their homes approved: WB CM
    National

    Provision for providing houses to those who lost their homes approved: WB CM

    Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced temporary housing for residents in Bowbazar area whose houses were damaged due to the construction during the ongoing tunnel boring work by Kolkata Metro. A committee was also constituted to look into the matter.

    1 lakh LED streetlights in Kolkata, Bidhannagar
    National

    1 lakh LED streetlights in Kolkata, Bidhannagar

    In a bid to cut down on carbon emissions, the West Bengal government has decided to retrofit about one lakh smart LED streetlights in municipal corporation areas covering Kolkata and neighbouring Bidhannagar, a senior minister announced here on Thursday.

    One killed, 16 injured in lightning in Kolkata
    National

    One killed, 16 injured in lightning in Kolkata

    One person was killed and sixteen others were injured in a lightning strike near Kolkata's Victoria Memorial as heavy rain lashed the city for around two hours on Friday, police said.

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