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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.

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.

24 Mar 2021

Mamata Banerjee

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.

20 Mar 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

18 Mar 2021

Narendra Modi

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).

16 Mar 2021

Mamata Banerjee

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.

13 Mar 2021

Mamata Banerjee

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.

12 Mar 2021

Rahul Gandhi

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.

12 Mar 2021

Mamata Banerjee

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.

11 Mar 2021

Mamata Banerjee

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.

10 Mar 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine

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.

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.

06 Mar 2021

Trinamool Congress

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.

06 Mar 2021

Dinesh Trivedi

'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).

02 Mar 2021

Anand Sharma

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.

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.

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.

21 Feb 2021

Coal Scam

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.

19 Feb 2021

Amit Shah

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.

18 Feb 2021

Mamata Banerjee

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.

10 Feb 2021

Tamil Nadu

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.

07 Feb 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

07 Feb 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

04 Feb 2021

Calcutta High Court

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.

02 Feb 2021

Mamata Banerjee

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.

25 Jan 2021

Mamata Banerjee

Nobody should feel pain while chanting 'Jai Shri Ram': Raut

Days after Mamata Banerjee declined to speak at an event where Jai Shri Ram slogans were raised, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said, "Nobody should feel pain while chanting the slogan. I'm sure Mamata Banerjee also has faith in Lord Ram."

23 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

Kolkata: PM Modi attends event commemorating Bose's 125th birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon to take part in the Parakram Diwas celebrations to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

23 Jan 2021

Trinamool Congress

Howrah: BJP-TMC clash; several injured, many vehicles vandalized

Several people were injured and many vehicles vandalized as BJP and Trinamool Congress supporters clashed in West Bengal's Howrah district on Saturday.

23 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

NDA committed to preserving Assam's culture: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a massive rally in Sivasagar in Assam, wherein he gave over one lakh land allotment certificates.

23 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

PM Modi arrives in Assam, next stop is West Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Assam a short while ago, after which he is slated to visit neighboring West Bengal.

22 Jan 2021


West Bengal Minister Rajib Banerjee resigns from Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet

In yet another setback to CM Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal Government, the state's Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee has announced his resignation from the position on Friday.

21 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to visit Kolkata for Bose's birth anniversary celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address Parakram Diwas celebrations in Kolkata on January 23 to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, an iconic freedom fighter who hailed from the state.

20 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

Bengal: Fourteen people killed in a road accident

Fourteen members, including four children, of a marriage party, died and ten others were injured due to a collision between a stone-laden truck and their three vehicles in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district.

18 Jan 2021

Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal polls: CM Mamata Banerjee will contest from Nandigram

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that she will be contesting the upcoming Assembly polls from Nandigram, the same place from where her party's turncoat Suvendhu Adhikari won in 2016.

14 Jan 2021


Major blaze in Kolkata's Bagbazar, 24 fire tenders at spot

At least 24 fire tenders were pressed into service as a major fire broke out at a slum in north Kolkata's Bagbazar area on Wednesday evening.

08 Jan 2021


Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.4 million with 18K+ new cases

India on Thursday reported 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.41 million cases.

07 Jan 2021


Shah Rukh Khan to grace 26th Kolkata film festival inauguration

The ongoing coronavirus health crisis has put a halt to almost everything, with top film festivals and various cultural activities facing the brunt of the pandemic.

01 Jan 2021


Coronavirus: India's daily death toll remained under 300 last week

India recorded less than 300 deaths linked to coronavirus every day between last Thursday and today, the government said.

26 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

As the "Delhi Chalo" protests by farmers against the Center's contentious farm laws near Delhi's borders entered the 31st day, 40 farm unions are meeting today at 2:00 pm to decide on resuming talks with the Centre.

23 Dec 2020

Mamata Banerjee

Four skip Mamata Banerjee's cabinet meeting, spark speculations of resignations

Four cabinet ministers skipped the meeting convened by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday, triggering speculations that more resignations could hit Trinamool Congress.

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