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TMC releases first candidates' list; Mamata to contest from Nandigram

05 Mar 2021

TMC releases first candidates' list; Mamata to contest from Nandigram

The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) party in West Bengal on Friday released its first list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.

Ahead of West Bengal polls, actress Paayel Sarkar joins BJP

25 Feb 2021

Ahead of West Bengal polls, actress Paayel Sarkar joins BJP

Bengali actress Paayel Sarkar, who shot to stardom in the Hindi television industry with the serial Love Story, on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the intense West Bengal polls.

Feel suffocated: Trinamool's Dinesh Trivedi resigns from Rajya Sabha

12 Feb 2021

Feel suffocated: Trinamool's Dinesh Trivedi resigns from Rajya Sabha

Trinamool Congress (TMC), already hit by a spate of resignations, was jolted again on Friday when Rajya Sabha member Dinesh Trivedi quit on the floor of the House, saying he felt suffocated and helpless over rampant violence in his state West Bengal.

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.

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

25 Jan 2021

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."

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

23 Jan 2021

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.

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

23 Jan 2021

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.

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

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.

Coronavirus: PM Modi, CMs to get vaccinated in second phase

21 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: PM Modi, CMs to get vaccinated in second phase

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 70, would be getting the coronavirus vaccine shot in the second phase of the drive launched last week, reports said on Thursday.

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.

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.

Old laws a burden, reforms needed: Modi amid farmers' protest

07 Dec 2020

Old laws a burden, reforms needed: Modi amid farmers' protest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India cannot build the next century with old laws.

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.

After TMC's outreach drive, BJP to target 10M Bengal households

03 Dec 2020

After TMC's outreach drive, BJP to target 10M Bengal households

With its eye on the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come up with plans to reach out to 10 million households.

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.

Opposition boycotts Lok Sabha over suspended MPs, farm bills

22 Sep 2020

Opposition boycotts Lok Sabha over suspended MPs, farm bills

The Opposition has boycotted the Parliament in protest of the farm bills. They on Tuesday staged a walkout of the Lok Sabha after a similar move in the Rajya Sabha.

Suspended MPs protest overnight, Harivansh offers tea, PM lauds gesture

22 Sep 2020

Suspended MPs protest overnight, Harivansh offers tea, PM lauds gesture

Eight members of the Rajya Sabha, who were suspended by Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Monday over the ruckus a day earlier, spent the night at the Parliament complex, continuing their protest over the passage of farm Bills.

Dating app uses Nusrat Jahan's photo without consent; probe initiated

21 Sep 2020

Dating app uses Nusrat Jahan's photo without consent; probe initiated

Actor and Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Nusrat Jahan has accused a video dating app of using her picture without permission.

Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

20 Sep 2020

Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed the controversial farm bills amid protests by the Opposition. The Upper House has now been adjourned until 9 am on Monday.

Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Protests

Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Farmers fear the legislation would keep them from availing a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce. Intense protests have been staged, particularly in the states of Punjab and Haryana, in opposition to the bill.

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

20 Sep 2020

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday moved the controversial farm bills in the Rajya Sabha.

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

19 Sep 2020

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

The Rajya Sabha will take up the passage of the three contentious farm bills on Sunday, amid massive protests in Punjab and Haryana.

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.

Indian football legend PK Banerjee passes away at 83

20 Mar 2020

Indian football legend PK Banerjee passes away at 83

Indian football legend PK Banerjee died on Friday after battling a prolonged illness.

Told PM to withdraw CAA: Mamata Banerjee after meeting Modi

11 Jan 2020

Told PM to withdraw CAA: Mamata Banerjee after meeting Modi

Since the Citizenship Amendment Act was passed last month, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of the "unconstitutional" law.

BJP raises doubts on EVMs after losing Bengal by-polls. Ironical?

29 Nov 2019

BJP raises doubts on EVMs after losing Bengal by-polls. Ironical?

After losing the West Bengal assembly by-polls to the ruling Trinamool Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party has cast doubts on the reliability of electronic voting machines (EVMs). Ironical much?

Will give Hindu refugees citizenship: Amit Shah in Bengal

01 Oct 2019

Will give Hindu refugees citizenship: Amit Shah in Bengal

During his first visit to West Bengal since Modi 2.0, BJP chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah pushed for the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state while addressing a rally in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders to visit J&K today

24 Aug 2019

Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders to visit J&K today

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday along with 11 other leaders from various opposition parties.

#AmarGorboMamata: Mamata Banerjee launches new online campaign 'Mamata My Pride'

02 Aug 2019

#AmarGorboMamata: Mamata Banerjee launches new online campaign 'Mamata My Pride'

West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress chief, Mamata Banerjee, has unveiled a new online campaign for netizens, "Amar Gorbo Mamata (Mamata My Pride)", to share why they are proud of her achievements.

#DidiKeBolo: WB CM Mamata Banerjee launches TMC's massive outreach program

29 Jul 2019

#DidiKeBolo: WB CM Mamata Banerjee launches TMC's massive outreach program

West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo, Mamata Banerjee, unveiled a massive outreach program called "Didi Ke Bolo (Tell Didi)" in Kolkata on Monday.

Mamata Banerjee to launch poll campaign at Martyrs' Day rally

21 Jul 2019

Mamata Banerjee to launch poll campaign at Martyrs' Day rally

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is likely to launch the Trinamool Congress's poll campaign for the 2021 Assembly elections in the state at its mega Martyrs' Day rally in Kolkata on Sunday.

West Bengal: 107 TMC, Congress, CPM MLAs to join BJP

13 Jul 2019

West Bengal: 107 TMC, Congress, CPM MLAs to join BJP

In a significant political development, BJP leader Mukul Roy on Saturday made sensational claims that 107 MLAs from West Bengal are set to join the saffron party.

Mamata Banerjee wants dining halls in Muslim-dominated schools. What now?

29 Jun 2019

Mamata Banerjee wants dining halls in Muslim-dominated schools. What now?

Mamata Banerjee has found herself in the middle of a huge controversy, courtesy a circular which was issued earlier this week.

Ahead of Budget Session, PM Modi holds first all-party meeting

16 Jun 2019

Ahead of Budget Session, PM Modi holds first all-party meeting

Ahead of the first session of the newly-elected Lok Sabha, PM Narendra Modi held the first all-party meeting at the Parliament after reclaiming power at the Center.

West Bengal: 3 killed as TMC and BJP workers clash

09 Jun 2019

West Bengal: 3 killed as TMC and BJP workers clash

At least three were killed as workers of Trinamool Congress and BJP clashed in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Saturday evening.

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

30 May 2019

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

WB CM Mamata Banerjee to attend PM Modi's oath-taking ceremony

28 May 2019

WB CM Mamata Banerjee to attend PM Modi's oath-taking ceremony

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, has reportedly agreed to attend PM Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 30 May.

#AmitShahRoadShow: Wouldn't have escaped unhurt without CRPF's protection, says Shah

15 May 2019

#AmitShahRoadShow: Wouldn't have escaped unhurt without CRPF's protection, says Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and the ruling Trinamool Congress were responsible for the violence, arson, and vandalism at his roadshow held in Kolkata on Tuesday.

After tickets, Railways withdraws 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' tea cups

30 Mar 2019

After tickets, Railways withdraws 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' tea cups

After about a week of discontinuing tickets with PM Narendra Modi's picture, Indian Railways has withdrawn their tea cups printed with BJP's campaign line, 'Mai Bhi Chowkidar' (I am also a watchman).