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West Bengal polls: CM Mamata Banerjee will contest from Nandigram

18 Jan 2021

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.

Shah Rukh Khan to grace 26th Kolkata film festival inauguration

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.

Woodlands Hospital CEO gives update on Sourav Ganguly's health

03 Jan 2021

Woodlands Hospital CEO gives update on Sourav Ganguly's health

Woodlands Hospital CEO Rupali Basu, on Sunday, assured that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly's recovery is on track.

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

26 Dec 2020

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.

Evident government won't budge, prepared for long haul, say farmers

26 Dec 2020

Evident government won't budge, prepared for long haul, say farmers

The farmers camping at the borders of Delhi have indicated they are prepared for a long haul while adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Friday was an attempt to "divide and mislead them."

No interference in marriage as per choice: Calcutta HC

23 Dec 2020

No interference in marriage as per choice: Calcutta HC

Hearing a petition by a father claiming his daughter has been unduly influenced to marry a man of a different religion, the Calcutta High Court observed that there can be no interference if an adult marries as per her choice and decides to convert.

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

23 Dec 2020

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.

Bengal: BJP MP to divorce wife as she joined Trinamool

21 Dec 2020

Bengal: BJP MP to divorce wife as she joined Trinamool

Furious that his wife, Sujata Mondal Khan, joined rival party Trinamool Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Saumitra Khan said he would send her a divorce notice.

WB: TMC's Suvendu Adhikari joins BJP at Shah's mega rally

19 Dec 2020

WB: TMC's Suvendu Adhikari joins BJP at Shah's mega rally

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday welcomed former Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader, Suvendu Adhikari, to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at a mega rally in West Bengal's Midnapore.

Shah reaches Bengal for two-day visit, will address rally today

19 Dec 2020

Shah reaches Bengal for two-day visit, will address rally today

Bharatiya Janata Party's top leader and the country's Home Minister, Amit Shah, arrived in West Bengal on Saturday, after 1 am. He will stay in the state for two days to take stock of the situation ahead of the high-voltage elections, slated to be held next year.

Major fire in north Bengal market, 150 shops gutted

18 Dec 2020

Major fire in north Bengal market, 150 shops gutted

A major fire broke out at a market in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district in the early hours of Friday, gutting at least 150 shops. The flames were spotted around 3 am at the Dhupguri market by a shopkeeper, officials said.

After Suvendu Adhikari, Jitendra Tiwari, another TMC MLA quits party

18 Dec 2020

After Suvendu Adhikari, Jitendra Tiwari, another TMC MLA quits party

Trinamool Congress MLA Shilbhadra Dutta tendered his resignation from the party on Friday morning in what has been the third such exit for the ruling party in West Bengal.

Siliguri rally: BJP worker dies amid clash with Bengal cops

07 Dec 2020

Siliguri rally: BJP worker dies amid clash with Bengal cops

A senior worker of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) died on Monday during the party's rally in Siliguri, West Bengal.

As farmers threaten nationwide shutdown, Centre may amend laws: Report

05 Dec 2020

As farmers threaten nationwide shutdown, Centre may amend laws: Report

Ahead of the fifth round of talks between representatives of protesting farmers and the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly held a meeting at his house Saturday.

Government admits farm laws' drawbacks, say protesting farmers after meeting

03 Dec 2020

Government admits farm laws' drawbacks, say protesting farmers after meeting

Representatives from farmers groups protesting against the Centre's new farm laws on Thursday held talks with the government to address their concerns.

Coal scam: CBI conducts raids across 3 states including Bengal

28 Nov 2020

Coal scam: CBI conducts raids across 3 states including Bengal

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday launched a massive search operation, reportedly raiding around 40 sites across three states in connection with a coal mafia case.

TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

27 Nov 2020

TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

Trinamool Congress (TMC) heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Friday resigned as the Minister of Transport and Irrigation in West Bengal.

First doses of coronavirus vaccine for one crore healthcare workers

24 Nov 2020

First doses of coronavirus vaccine for one crore healthcare workers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of eight states, where a large chunk of coronavirus cases are being reported from.

Coronavirus: Months into pandemic, Centre admits to "limited" community transmission

19 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Months into pandemic, Centre admits to "limited" community transmission

After saying for months that coronavirus "community transmission" is merely a term and that it would be premature to declare the same for India, considering the large population, the Centre admitted on Sunday that the deadly virus has entered the third stage of transmission in the country, although it is limited to certain districts.

Why Rs. 50,000 grant for puja organizers, Bengal government asked

16 Oct 2020

Why Rs. 50,000 grant for puja organizers, Bengal government asked

As Durga Puja fast approaches, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday asked the West Bengal government, led by Trinamool matriarch Mamata Banerjee, why Rs. 50,000 was given to each committee across the state.

Sikh man's turban pulled during BJP rally, Bengal Police clarifies

10 Oct 2020

Sikh man's turban pulled during BJP rally, Bengal Police clarifies

A massive controversy was ignited after a Sikh man's turban — considered holy in the religion — was purportedly pulled by a West Bengal policeman during a protest by the BJP.

Active coronavirus cases dip. Is India's worst phase over?

09 Oct 2020

Active coronavirus cases dip. Is India's worst phase over?

For the first time in weeks, the active number of coronavirus cases in India fell below nine lakh, data from the Ministry of Health revealed on Friday, giving the country a rare moment to rejoice as the pandemic rages.

Coronavirus is over, says BJP leader. Meanwhile, India breaches 45L-mark

11 Sep 2020

Coronavirus is over, says BJP leader. Meanwhile, India breaches 45L-mark

On a day when India added a record 96,551 new coronavirus cases and the total tally breached the 45 lakh mark, BJP Bengal President Dilip Ghosh declared that the health crisis is over and that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was imposing lockdowns to block the saffron party's rallies.

Sonu Sood offers to help students reach JEE, NEET centers

28 Aug 2020

Sonu Sood offers to help students reach JEE, NEET centers

Actor Sonu Sood, who is being the Good Samaritan in these difficult times, has donned that hat again.

JEE, NEET row: Congress will hold nationwide protest tomorrow

27 Aug 2020

JEE, NEET row: Congress will hold nationwide protest tomorrow

Congress will hold a nationwide protest tomorrow (August 28, Friday) against the Centre's decision to hold NEET and JEE competitive examinations next month, amid the coronavirus crisis.

NEET, JEE row: Sonia calls opposition-meet, Mamata suggests approaching SC

26 Aug 2020

NEET, JEE row: Sonia calls opposition-meet, Mamata suggests approaching SC

On Wednesday, at the opposition meeting convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the controversy around JEE and NEET examinations, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suggested approaching Supreme Court seeking a postponement.

HRD Minister Pokhriyal justifies holding NEET, JEE examinations amid coronavirus

26 Aug 2020

HRD Minister Pokhriyal justifies holding NEET, JEE examinations amid coronavirus

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has finally waded into the controversy surrounding the impending NEET and JEE examinations, saying that the tests are being held due to "constant pressure from parents and students."

Wear masks, gloves; carry bottles: Guidelines for JEE, NEET released

25 Aug 2020

Wear masks, gloves; carry bottles: Guidelines for JEE, NEET released

Even as thousands of aspirants have been seeking the postponement of JEE and NEET examinations, in wake of coronavirus pandemic, the National Testing Agency released guidelines.

West Bengal Governor miffed as CM skips Independence Day event

16 Aug 2020

West Bengal Governor miffed as CM skips Independence Day event

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar expressed his annoyance over Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's absence at a traditional tea party at the Raj Bhawan to celebrate the 74th Independence Day on Saturday.

COVID testing needs to improve in ten states: PM Modi

11 Aug 2020

COVID testing needs to improve in ten states: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for an increase in COVID-19 testing in ten most affected states of the country, stating that these states account for more than 80% of active cases in India.

Journalist, shot in front of daughters, dies; family demands answers

22 Jul 2020

Journalist, shot in front of daughters, dies; family demands answers

In a terrible piece of news that shows law and order has gone for a toss in Uttar Pradesh, the journalist, who was shot at by criminals in Ghaziabad on Monday evening, died, doctors confirmed on Wednesday.

Bengal: Bureaucrat (38) leading fight against coronavirus, succumbs to disease

14 Jul 2020

Bengal: Bureaucrat (38) leading fight against coronavirus, succumbs to disease

A bureaucrat of West Bengal, who earned lauds for her handling of the coronavirus pandemic, died of COVID-19 on Monday, evoking a heart-rendering reaction from many, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

West Bengal: BJP MLA found hanging near home

13 Jul 2020

West Bengal: BJP MLA found hanging near home

In a shocking incident, an MLA of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Debendra Nath Ray, was found hanging near his home on Monday morning, sparking allegations from the saffron party that he has been murdered.

Kolkata temporarily bans flights from 6 cities starting July 6

04 Jul 2020

Kolkata temporarily bans flights from 6 cities starting July 6

The Kolkata airport, also called the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, has banned flights from six cities for three weeks starting July 6.

West Bengal announces free ration; 'better quality than Centre'

30 Jun 2020

West Bengal announces free ration; 'better quality than Centre'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the state government will provide the poor with free ration till next year.

As India 'unlocks', West Bengal extends lockdown till June 30

08 Jun 2020

As India 'unlocks', West Bengal extends lockdown till June 30

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that the coronavirus lockdown in the state will be extended till June 30.

India now has more coronavirus cases than Italy

06 Jun 2020

India now has more coronavirus cases than Italy

With 9,887 fresh coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours, India has now touched the grim benchmark of becoming the nation which has sixth-highest COVID-19 cases. 294 died in the last 24 hours.

India enters Unlock 1.0: What has changed in the states?

01 Jun 2020

India enters Unlock 1.0: What has changed in the states?

Four legs of lockdown later, India entered the first phase of the three-phased unlock plan on Monday, ground rules of which were announced by the Union Home Ministry on Saturday.

Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed

29 May 2020

Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed

As the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, multiple reports have claimed that the curbs will be extended.

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

24 May 2020

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

Even as domestic passenger flights are set to resume in India from Monday, some states have questioned the move citing issues with rules and their reluctance to accept flights.