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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's brother Ashim dies of COVID-19

15 May 2021

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's brother Ashim dies of COVID-19

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee's younger brother, Ashim Banerjee, passed away on Saturday morning due to COVID-19 related complications in Kolkata. He was 62 years old.

08 May 2021

West Bengal government moves SC against Centre's vaccine policy

The West Bengal government on Friday moved the Supreme Court against the central government's new vaccination policy.

06 May 2021

Union Minister's convoy allegedly attacked in West Bengal

V Muraleedharan, the Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, today alleged that his convoy was attacked by some supporters of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress party (TMC) during his visit to the state.

06 May 2021

West Bengal post-poll violence: Centre forms 4-member fact-finding team

Amid reports of violence continuing to emerge from West Bengal, following the Trinamool Congress's (TMC) win in the recent state Assembly elections, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday rushed a four-member fact-finding team to Kolkata and asked it to submit a report within 48 hours.

06 May 2021

MHA forms four-member team to probe post-poll violence in WB

The Union Home Ministry has formed a four-member fact-finding team to look into the reasons for the post-poll violence in West Bengal and also assess the ground situation in the state, the officials said on Thursday.

06 May 2021

BJP leader's mother's body lies in morgue, family in hiding

Kakali Kshetrapal, a BJP leader's mother was killed in post-poll clashes in West Bengal's Purba Bardhaman.

05 May 2021

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal Chief Minister

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today took oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term, after winning a bitterly-fought election held under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

05 May 2021

Hindus in Bengal terrified, will use right of self-defense: VHP

Expressing anger over the post-poll violence in West Bengal, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), on Tuesday, said the Hindu society in the state is terrified by the unabated political attacks and has the full right of self-defense.

02 May 2021

TMC retains West Bengal; DMK unseats AIADMK; Left wins Kerala

The counting of votes for the Assembly elections of four states and one Union Territory is currently underway and the figures from West Bengal have dominated headlines.

02 May 2021

Election Commission wants all victory celebrations to stop

The Election Commission on Sunday asked the Chief Secretaries of all states and Union Territories (UTs) to ensure that no victory celebrations take place.

30 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Partial lockdown in West Bengal with immediate effect

The West Bengal government on Friday announced fresh restrictions with immediate effect to limit the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions will remain in force until further orders.

29 Apr 2021

West Bengal: Polling for last phase begins amid raging pandemic

Voting for the eighth and final phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal started this morning at 7 am, at a time when the state is struggling to stem the spread of coronavirus.

28 Apr 2021

After TMC candidate's COVID-19 death, wife files complaint against EC

The wife of Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Kajal Sinha, who died of COVID-19, has filed a complaint against officials of the Election Commission.

26 Apr 2021

Seventh phase of West Bengal polls underway amid coronavirus spike

At a time when a raging COVID-19 wave is ripping India apart, the seventh phase of Assembly polls in West Bengal started today.

20 Apr 2021

WB: 90 suburban train drivers, guards contract coronavirus, services hit

Eastern Railway on Tuesday said that it has so far canceled 56 local trains in the Sealdah Division after around 90 drivers and guards tested positive for COVID-19.

17 Apr 2021

West Bengal: Amid coronavirus surge, fifth phase of polls begins

As India finds itself unprepared to tackle a raging second wave of coronavirus, the fifth phase of West Bengal polls started today.

16 Apr 2021

Five poll contestants test COVID-19 positive in West Bengal

At least five candidates of different parties contesting the ongoing assembly election in West Bengal have tested positive for COVID-19, a health department official said on Friday.

14 Apr 2021

BJP will not get even 70 seats in WB: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the BJP will not be able to win even 70 seats in the ongoing state assembly elections which many expect to be a cliff-hanger.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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.

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