Mamata Banerjee locks horns with Modi government over Independence Day celebration

Mamata Banerjee's Kolkata-bound flight delayed following technical snag

Mamata Banerjee's Kolkata-bound flight delayed following technical snag

The directive was issued by the human resources development ministry to all schools.

"It has been decided by the School Education Department that Independence Day 2017 will not be celebrated in this manner", said the letter dated August 11.

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The MSF supplies cover only two months. "We will comment in case we get information on that". Al-Qaeda fighters are thought to have moved farther south into neighbouring Abyan province.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was trapped in a Kolkata-bound Air India flight for around four hours on Saturday after the aircraft developed a technical snag which led to it being grounded at the Delhi airport. The West Bengal government has locked horns with the center because it is not happy with the recent decision taken by Uttar Pradesh government that has made it mandatory for Madrasa students to sing the national song "Vande Mataram" on I-day. The circular directed educational institutions to organise quiz contests, lectures, debates and other programmes to mark the day.

In the counter- circular issued by state school education department, (a copy of which is availed by HT), district project officers of the SSM, has been asked to immediately instruct all schools and educational institutions to stop making preparations for the celebration as per the format prescribed by the Centre. BJP leaders blamed Mamata and said that she is only looking for opportunities to fight with the Union government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. We don't need to take any lesson of "desh prem" from the BJP.

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Manish Pandey, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel and KL Rahul have come back into the squad . Manish Pandey , who had a great triangular series in South Africa has been rewarded for his performance.

State Education Minister Dr Partha Chatterjee said that there was no hard and fast rule that states will have to toe the line of the Centre as far as the I-Day celebrations were concerned.

"The feeling of patriotism can not be forced on someone", said West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, according to The Times of India.

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