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Bengal election: Mamata Banerjee banned from campaigning for 24 hours

12 Apr 2021

Bengal election: Mamata Banerjee banned from campaigning for 24 hours

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was on Monday banned for 24 hours from campaigning for the ongoing state Assembly polls.

In poll-bound Bengal, daily COVID-19 cases rise by 15 times

10 Apr 2021

In poll-bound Bengal, daily COVID-19 cases rise by 15 times

As the country grapples with a dreadful second wave of the coronavirus, West Bengal has seen its daily number of cases increasing by as much as 15 times in the last 30 days.

'Modi is hugely popular,' admits Prashant Kishor in viral clips

10 Apr 2021

'Modi is hugely popular,' admits Prashant Kishor in viral clips

On Saturday, just as the fourth phase of Assembly elections started in West Bengal, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Amit Malviya shared clips of Prashant Kishor, the election strategist for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, wherein he admitted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is highly popular.

Violence erupts in Bengal, 4 shot dead; EC seeks report

10 Apr 2021

Violence erupts in Bengal, 4 shot dead; EC seeks report

Four people were reportedly shot dead on Saturday when security personnel opened fire after being attacked in Sitalkuchi in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district as the state went to polls in its fourth phase of the ongoing Assembly elections.

Shah campaigns for actor Rudranil in Mamata's backyard

09 Apr 2021

Shah campaigns for actor Rudranil in Mamata's backyard

On a door-to-door electioneering drive, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday went around Kolkata's Bhabanipur assembly constituency, considered to be a backyard of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Assembly elections: Polling not disrupted in Nandigram, says Election Commission

02 Apr 2021

Assembly elections: Polling not disrupted in Nandigram, says Election Commission

The two observers of the Election Commission, deployed to report on the situation in West Bengal during the second phase of Assembly polls yesterday, made no mention of the chaos in Nandigram's Boyal.

West Bengal election: Stuck between TMC-BJP ruckus, Mamata dials Governor

01 Apr 2021

West Bengal election: Stuck between TMC-BJP ruckus, Mamata dials Governor

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday dialed Governor Jagdeep Dhankar after supporters of her Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clashed at a polling booth in Nandigram.

Assembly elections: Nandigram among 30 West Bengal constituencies voting today

01 Apr 2021

Assembly elections: Nandigram among 30 West Bengal constituencies voting today

A total of 69 Assembly constituencies, spread across West Bengal and Assam, went to polls today morning.

EC imposes prohibitory orders in Nandigram ahead of polling

31 Mar 2021

EC imposes prohibitory orders in Nandigram ahead of polling

Ahead of the high-stake elections in Nandigram, the Election Commission on Wednesday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in Nandigram assembly constituency in West Bengal's Purba Medinipur District, a senior official said.

Bengal: Campaigning for second phase ends, all eyes on Nandigram

31 Mar 2021

Bengal: Campaigning for second phase ends, all eyes on Nandigram

The campaigning for the second phase of Assembly polls in West Bengal ended on Tuesday, with heavyweights from both the sides — the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) — trying to woo voters.

BJP complains to EC about TMC candidate 'distributing cash'

27 Mar 2021

BJP complains to EC about TMC candidate 'distributing cash'

Ahead of the first phase of polls in West Bengal, the Bhartiya Janta Party on Friday drew the attention of the Election Commission to a video in which a Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate is seen allegedly distributing cash amongst the voters.

Cast vote against 'divisive forces' to strengthen democracy: Rahul

27 Mar 2021

Cast vote against 'divisive forces' to strengthen democracy: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi urged voters on Saturday to cast their ballots against "divisive forces" to strengthen democracy as polling began for the first phase of the Assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam.

Voting underway for 30 seats in Bengal, 47 in Assam

27 Mar 2021

Voting underway for 30 seats in Bengal, 47 in Assam

Phase one of the Assembly polls kicked off in Assam and West Bengal today, honoring the coronavirus-linked precautions.

BJP's Bengal chief asks Mamata to ditch sarees, wear bermudas

24 Mar 2021

BJP's Bengal chief asks Mamata to ditch sarees, wear bermudas

West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh has invited criticism for his controversial comment on state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

PM Modi hits out at Mamata Banerjee at Kharagpur rally

20 Mar 2021

PM Modi hits out at Mamata Banerjee at Kharagpur rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a public rally in Kharagpur in poll-bound West Bengal, on Saturday promised "ashol poriborton" (real change) to the people of the state.

PM Modi takes a dig at TMC's 'Khela Hobe' slogan

18 Mar 2021

PM Modi takes a dig at TMC's 'Khela Hobe' slogan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress party's election slogan - "Khela Hobe" (Let's play).

Amit Shah hatching conspiracy to harass us, says Mamata Banerjee

16 Mar 2021

Amit Shah hatching conspiracy to harass us, says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused Union Home Minister Amit Shah of hatching a conspiracy to attack her party's leaders ahead of the state Assembly elections, due to start later this month.

Car door injured Mamata Banerjee: Bengal's Chief Secretary in report

13 Mar 2021

Car door injured Mamata Banerjee: Bengal's Chief Secretary in report

West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay has submitted a report to the Election Commission in connection to Wednesday's Nandigram incident, which left Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee injured.

Gandhis, Manmohan Singh among Congress' 'star campaigners' for Bengal elections

12 Mar 2021

Gandhis, Manmohan Singh among Congress' 'star campaigners' for Bengal elections

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi have been named in a list of 30 "star campaigners" for the upcoming West Bengal elections released by the party on Friday.

Mamata Banerjee injury: Election Commission slams Trinamool Congress' allegations

12 Mar 2021

Mamata Banerjee injury: Election Commission slams Trinamool Congress' allegations

The Election Commission has responded sharply to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress' allegations against it over the alleged attack on her in Nandigram on Wednesday.

Mamata Banerjee hospitalized with injuries, eyewitnesses say 'she wasn't pushed'

11 Mar 2021

Mamata Banerjee hospitalized with injuries, eyewitnesses say 'she wasn't pushed'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who alleged she was attacked by four-five people in Nandigram, has been admitted to the SSKM Hospital.

Elderly man dies after shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Bengal

10 Mar 2021

Elderly man dies after shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Bengal

A senior citizen in Dhupguri city in Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal died allegedly after being administered the Covishield vaccine, prompting his family members to lodge a police complaint, an official said on Tuesday.

Kolkata: Nine, including firemen, killed in fire; CM visits spot

09 Mar 2021

Kolkata: Nine, including firemen, killed in fire; CM visits spot

A massive fire in a high-rise building, that houses the offices of Eastern Railways, in Kolkata's Strand Road claimed the lives of nine people, including four fire department personnel.

West Bengal: BJP local leader shot at in Nadia District

08 Mar 2021

West Bengal: BJP local leader shot at in Nadia District

A 32-year-old local BJP leader was shot at and injured in the Haringhata area of West Bengal's Nadia District, the police personnel said on Sunday.

Six BJP activists injured in bomb blast in Bengal

06 Mar 2021

Six BJP activists injured in bomb blast in Bengal

Six BJP activists were injured, two of them critically, in an alleged bomb attack by the rival TMC workers in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said on Saturday.

'Golden moment': Dinesh Trivedi, former Trinamool MP, joins BJP

06 Mar 2021

'Golden moment': Dinesh Trivedi, former Trinamool MP, joins BJP

Dinesh Trivedi, former Union Railways Minister and parliamentarian from the Trinamool Congress, today joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Congress leaders Anand Sharma, Adhir Chowdhury bicker over ISF alliance

02 Mar 2021

Congress leaders Anand Sharma, Adhir Chowdhury bicker over ISF alliance

After Congress leader Anand Sharma criticized his party's alliance with the Indian Secular Front (ISF) for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections, fellow party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury delivered a stinging response.

Heroin worth over Rs. 25 crore seized in Bengal: Details

02 Mar 2021

Heroin worth over Rs. 25 crore seized in Bengal: Details

The Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police has seized over five kg of heroin, worth Rs. 25.09 crore in the international market, from West Bengal's Purba Bardhaman District and arrested a person in this connection, a senior officer said on Tuesday.

EC announces election dates in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, TN, Bengal

26 Feb 2021

EC announces election dates in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, TN, Bengal

The Election Commission of India on Friday announced the dates for Assembly polls in five states/union territories.

Abhishek Banerjee's wife summoned by CBI in coal scam case

21 Feb 2021

Abhishek Banerjee's wife summoned by CBI in coal scam case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday served a notice to Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife in connection with the coal pilferage case.

Bengal court summons Amit Shah in Abhishek Banerjee's defamation case

19 Feb 2021

Bengal court summons Amit Shah in Abhishek Banerjee's defamation case

A special court for MPs and MLAs in West Bengal on Friday issued summons to Union Home Minister Amit Shah in connection with a criminal defamation case filed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee.

Attacked Minister was being pressured to join others, says Mamata

18 Feb 2021

Attacked Minister was being pressured to join others, says Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that "some people" were pressuring Labour Minister Jakir Hossain to join their party.

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bengal election dates likely after February 15

10 Feb 2021

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bengal election dates likely after February 15

The Election Commission will likely announce the poll schedule for five states and union territories after February 15.

In Assam, Modi alleges foreign conspiracy to defame Indian tea

07 Feb 2021

In Assam, Modi alleges foreign conspiracy to defame Indian tea

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that a conspiracy has been hatched abroad to defame Indian tea.

Mamata to skip Modi's Haldia event after last month's 'humiliation'

07 Feb 2021

Mamata to skip Modi's Haldia event after last month's 'humiliation'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit West Bengal on Sunday to launch key infrastructure projects, however, state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is unlikely to attend the event.

Heritage trees more beneficial than construction of railway over-bridges: Committee

04 Feb 2021

Heritage trees more beneficial than construction of railway over-bridges: Committee

The 300 heritage trees that are to be chopped for the construction of five railway over-bridges in West Bengal are valued at Rs. 2.2 billion in terms of oxygen and other products they offer, which means a living tree will be more beneficial than the project, an expert committee has told the Supreme Court.

Not allowed to work: Two-time MLA quits Trinamool Congress

02 Feb 2021

Not allowed to work: Two-time MLA quits Trinamool Congress

Just ahead of the high-voltage polls in West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) is losing one MLA after another. The latest one to join the list is Dipak Haldar, a two-time MLA from Diamond Harbour, that falls under the Lok Sabha constituency of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew, Abhishek Banerjee.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.73 million with 13K new cases

30 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.73 million with 13K new cases

India on Friday reported more than 13,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.73 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.72 million with 12K new cases

29 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.72 million with 12K new cases

India on Thursday reported nearly 12,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 10.72 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.7 million with 11K+ new cases

28 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.7 million with 11K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 11,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 10.7 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.9%.