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03 Nov 2017

Trinamool Congress

Former TMC leader Mukul Roy joins BJP

Over two months after Mukul Roy was ousted from the Trinamool Congress, the senior leader has now joined the BJP.

30 Oct 2017

West Bengal

State cannot challenge Centre: SC on WB's petition against Aadhaar

The SC slammed the WB government for challenging the Centre's directions on Aadhaar, saying a state cannot challenge the Centre's laws in a federal structure.

25 Oct 2017

West Bengal

Will not link my Aadhaar number with mobile: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee opposed the mandatory Aadhaar-phone number linking and said she will not link them even if her mobile connection is snapped.

18 Oct 2017

West Bengal

Student gets $100,000 offer on WhatsApp to assassinate Mamata Banerjee

A 19-year-old student in West Bengal's Berhampore was shocked to receive WhatsApp messages from unknown people offering him $100,000 to assassinate CM Mamata Banerjee.

18 Oct 2017

Calcutta High Court

Darjeeling crisis: Mamata vindicated as Calcutta HC stays forces' removal

The Calcutta HC put a stay on the Centre's decision of pulling out 10 of 15 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) deployed in strife-torn Darjeeling.

13 Oct 2017


Darjeeling: Cops killed, injured in clashes with GJM supporters

At least one policeman was killed and four injured in clashes with supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in Darjeeling's Takvar.

27 Sep 2017

Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh appeals, so GJM concedes to call off shutdown

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung, from an undisclosed location, announced GJM's decision to withdraw the indefinite strike for a separate Gorkhaland that began on June 15, lasting for about 104 days.

24 Sep 2017

Calcutta High Court

Idol immersion: WB won't challenge HC order, but finds loophole

The WB government won't move the SC against the Calcutta HC's order allowing Durga idol immersion on Muharram.

21 Sep 2017

Calcutta High Court

HC cancels Mamata Banerjee's 'no immersion during Muharram' order

The Calcutta HC has struck down CM Mamata Banerjee's order prohibiting immersion of Durga idols during Muharram.

18 Sep 2017

West Bengal

Mamata warns VHP, no 'shastra puja' will be permitted

Mamata Banerjee warned all the right wing factions to keep peace and not "play with fire".

09 Sep 2017


Sikkim bears the brunt of Darjeeling's months-long Gorkhaland agitation

The Gorkhaland movement in Darjeeling has taken a toll on neighboring Sikkim. Earlier, the northeastern state capitalized on its popularity as a tourist destination, but the industry is now breaking down.

07 Sep 2017

Amit Shah

Mamata and the Hindu right-wing are again at loggerheads

BJP President Amit Shah has been denied permission to host a rally at Netaji Indoor Stadium when he would visit West Bengal between September 11 and 13. This is on the heels of RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat being denied permission at Mahajati Sadan, a WB government-run auditorium.

04 Sep 2017

West Bengal

WB BJP president accuses Mamata of spoiling relations with neighbors

West Bengal state BJP president Dilip Ghosh has accused CM Mamata Banerjee of spoiling Bengal's relations with its neighboring states.

TMC: After nasbandi, Indira lost; after notebandi, BJP will lose

Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien called the BJP's demonetization drive a total disaster.

27 Aug 2017


Sharad Yadav, Akhilesh, Mamata, Congress attend Lalu's mega rally

Lalu Prasad Yadav's mega 'BJP Bhagao Desh Bachao' rally looked like a Mahagathbandhan rally with opposition displaying unity.

25 Aug 2017

Calcutta High Court

Mamata's moves: Is she anti-Hindu or are they political gimmicks?

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee ordered that there will be no Durga idol immersion on Muharram (Oct 1) and in case of non-adherence, action will be taken.

11 Jul 2017

West Bengal

SC stays Centre's new cow slaughter rules for three months

The SC has put on hold the Centre's new rules on cow slaughter for three months.

09 Jul 2017


Darjeeling unrest continues: Gorkhaland protesters attack World Heritage Site

Intensifying agitation for statehood, protesters in Darjeeling torched a Trinamool Congress party office and a police vehicle and attacked the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a World Heritage Site.

08 Jul 2017

West Bengal

Police arrest Lekhi, BJP MLAs for trying to enter Basirhat

BJP leaders including Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur, Satyapal Singh were arrested by the police as they tried to enter violence-hit Basirhat.

07 Jul 2017

West Bengal

Rupa Ganguly, others arrested while trying to visit violence-hit Basirhat

Police arrested BJP leaders Rupa Ganguly and Locket Chatterjee while they were attempting to make their way to violence-hit Basirhat.

07 Jul 2017

West Bengal

Basirhat clashes claim first casualty, fresh tension triggered

A 65-year-old man died in communal clashes at Basirhat, the first casualty in the incident.

05 Jul 2017

West Bengal

West Bengal Communal violence: Paramilitary deployed, Internet services suspended

In a bid to control communal violence in West Bengal's Basirgat region, CM Mamata Banerjee has ordered to suspend Internet services in the state.

23 Jun 2017

West Bengal

GJM chief quits GTA, demands CBI probe into police firing

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung has resigned from his post of chief executive of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration.

18 Jun 2017

West Bengal

Darjeeling clashes turn violent, 1 dead, 36 hurt

The violence in Darjeeling became violent today with the death of 1 person.

15 Jun 2017

West Bengal

GJM Protests: Gurung issues new threats against government workers, tourists

On 15th June, as life started to return to normalcy in the Darjeeling hills after a 3-day long bandh, Bimal Gurung, the then chief of the Gorkhaland Janmukti Morcha issued new threats against government workers.

12 Jun 2017

West Bengal

Darjeeling bandh- Ten people detained over arson attempt

Ten people have been detained over arson in restive Darjeeling, where a month-long strike called by the GJM started today.

11 Jun 2017

West Bengal

GJM calls for month-long shutdown in Darjeeling Hills

After violent protests, the GJM has called for a month-long shutdown in Darjeeling starting June 12.

09 Jun 2017

West Bengal

Cabinet meeting in Darjeeling marred by violence by Gorkhaland protesters

Even as West Bengal held its first cabinet meeting in Darjeeling in almost 45 years on June 8, bombs went off 200m away from the Raj Bhavan.

03 Jun 2017

West Bengal

GST roll out to commence from 1st July 2017

In the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council meeting held today, all pending rules including tax provisions and returns were cleared prompting all states within the country to agree that GST roll out would commence from 1st July 2017.

30 May 2017

West Bengal

Madras HC stays Centre's recent cow slaughter ban

The Madras HC has stayed the Centre's recent notification banning trade of cattle for slaughter.

29 May 2017

West Bengal

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee rejects cow slaughter ban

After Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan urged PM Narendra Modi to rethink the recent ban on cow slaughter, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has now called the move "unconstitutional", saying her state won't accept it.

27 May 2017


Why is Mamata Banerjee against the Teesta Water Agreement?

As both the centre and Bangladeshi government hope to sort out Teesta river water sharing soon issue, Mamata Banerjee indicated that the West Bengal government is not on board.

26 May 2017

West Bengal

Centre bans sale of cattle for slaughter across India

The Centre has banned sale of cattle for slaughter. Trade of the animal will only be allowed for farm land owners.

22 May 2017

West Bengal

West Bengal RS polls race heats up

The race for the ensuing Rajya Sabha elections in West Bengal is heating up, after CM Mamata Banerjee took to Facebook to announce the candidates from the Trinamool Congress.

17 May 2017


Sonia, Mamata discuss crackdown against opposition

Sonia Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee held a meeting to discuss who they would field as a common opposition candidate for the presidential polls.

17 May 2017

West Bengal

West Bengal civic body polls- GJM, Trinamool winning

As counting of votes for West Bengal civic body polls concluded, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) won 69 seats out of 168. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) narrowly trailed behind with 68 votes.

17 May 2017

West Bengal

West Bengal schools to make Bengali mandatory: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a Facebook post stated that Bengali will be made a compulsory language course, as a part of the three language formula being followed in the state's schools.

30 Apr 2017

West Bengal

Amit Shah gearing up for West Bengal

BJP chief Amit Shah visited West Bengal for 3 days to identify the road map for the BJP to make headway in the state.

Narada: ED files cases against 12 senior Trinamool leaders

The ED has registered cases against 12 senior Trinamool Congress leaders for alleged money laundering in the Narada case.

26 Apr 2017

West Bengal

BJP in West Bengal: Amit Shah launches 'Mission Bengal'

BJP National President Amit Shah launched the party's expansion drive in West Bengal's Naxalbari village declaring progress and development would start from the place.

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