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02 Aug 2018


Not PM post, Banerjee just wants BJP defeated in 2019

Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee has said she is not eyeing the Prime Minister's post and that her only motive was to see Bharatiya Janata Party's defeat in 2019 General elections.

28 Jul 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal: Local BJP leader killed by unidentified miscreants

A local BJP leader in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district was hacked to death by unidentified miscreants in Mandir Bazar area.

24 Jul 2018


TMC raises issue of Alwar lynching in Rajya Sabha

The lynching of a Muslim man on the suspicion of cow smuggling in Rajasthan's Alwar district has today been raised in the Rajya Sabha.

21 Jul 2018

West Bengal

Former BJP strongman Chandan Mitra, four Congress MLAs join TMC

Former BJP MP Chandan Mitra, editor of The Pioneer, joined the Trinamool Congress today in presence of WB CM Mamata Banerjee.

18 Jul 2018


Ex-Rajya Sabha MP, Chandan Mitra resigns from BJP

Former Rajya Sabha MP and current editor of The Pioneer, Chandan Mitra, has resigned from the BJP and is slated to join the Trinamool Congress when West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee holds her annual mega rally on Saturday.

16 Jul 2018

West Bengal

TMC MP Anupam Hazra deletes Facebook account after controversies

TMC MP Anupam Hazra, who earned the ire of his party on several occasions for controversial Facebook posts, has deleted his account.

09 Jul 2018

West Bengal

Jadavpur University: Students continue hunger-strike, professors support them

In West Bengal's Jadavpur University, students, on a hunger strike for more than 48 hours, have found support from the professors, who have opted out of the admission process.

03 Jul 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal: BJP worker's body found with hands, legs tied

On Monday, the body of a BJP worker was discovered floating in a lake in Murshidabad district, West Bengal with his hands and feet tied with a rope.

01 Jul 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal: Congress divided over alliance with ruling TMC

Fissures seem to have appeared in Congress's West Bengal unit over the issue of forging an alliance with the ruling Trinamool Congress for the crucial 2019 polls, with a section of leaders keen on the tie-up and the state leadership rejecting the idea.

30 Jun 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal: After meeting Amit Shah, four families join TMC

In what is sure to leave Bharatiya Janata Party red-faced, four families who reportedly met party president Amit Shah have joined Trinamool Congress on Friday.

30 Jun 2018

West Bengal

Babul Supriyo refuses facilities provided by TMC government in protest

A day after he got into an altercation with the District Magistrate of West Bengal's Purulia while visiting the public rally of BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday, Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries, Babul Supriyo, has decided not to accept any facility provided by Mamata administration in protest.

24 Jun 2018

West Bengal

47 new colleges in West Bengal since 2011: Partha Chatterjee

Forty-seven new colleges have come up in West Bengal during the Trinamool Congress rule, West Bengal Education minister Partha Chatterjee has said.

07 Jun 2018

West Bengal

Trinamool Congress to overhaul party organizations, revamp party structure

With internal disputes and BJP slowly making its entry into West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress has decided to revamp the organization ahead of next year's Lok Sabha polls.

03 Jun 2018

West Bengal

BJP worker's death in WB might have been suicide: Police

The post-mortem report of BJP worker Dulal Kumar, who was found hanging from a tree on Saturday in West Bengal's Purulia district, suggests that the party worker had committed suicide.

01 Jun 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal: 5 incidents when TMC made mockery of democracy

The recent murders of 12 people in West Bengal's civic polls is nothing less than the murder of democracy itself.

Comic Relief: Petrol, diesel prices cut only by 1 paisa

The reduction in petrol and diesel prices was today revised by just 1 paisa/liter, with state-owned oil companies blaming clerical error for previously announcing a cut of up to 60 paise.

29 May 2018

Petrol Diesel Prices

Petrol prices rise for 16th straight day

Fuel prices are on an unobstructed ascent as petrol and diesel prices climbed again, for the 16th day in a row.

26 May 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Bhaichung Bhutia open to a federal front of regional parties

Former Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia, who is set to launch his political party on 31 May, has said that he is open to a federal front, but his party would fight the corrupt government of Sikkim.

20 May 2018

West Bengal

Outside TMC office, woman forced to do squats holding ears

A picture of a woman wearing a garland of shoes, and doing squats holding her ears, outside Trinamool Congress office in West Midnapore, Bengal went viral on Saturday.

18 May 2018

West Bengal

WB Panchayat polls: TMC heading for a gigantic victory

The ruling Trinamool Congress is heading towards a massive victory in West Bengal Panchayat polls securing more than 80% of the seats with the BJP emerging a distant second, according to the results declared till 10 am.

17 May 2018

West Bengal

WB Panchayat Polls: TMC wins 2,467 Gram Panchayat seats

The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal won 2,467 Gram Panchayat seats till 12 noon while BJP and CPI (M) won 386 and 94 seats respectively, as per state Election Commission information.

14 May 2018


Derek O'Brien's insensitive statements on Bengal violence infuriates Twitter users

Many Twitter users slammed senior Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brein for his insensitive comments on violence that prevailed across West Bengal during panchayat elections today.

14 May 2018

West Bengal

WB Panchayat polls: 3 killed, several injured following sporadic violence

In a shocking turn of events, 3 people were left dead in the ongoing West Bengal Panchayat polls, amidst brutal violence between rival party members.

14 May 2018

West Bengal

Voting begins for Panchayat polls in West Bengal

The voting for the much-awaited single-phase Panchayat polls has begun today across West Bengal amid tight security. "The polling started at 7 am in the morning," an official said.

13 May 2018

Mamata Banerjee

WB police find "hundreds of crude-bombs" in TMC strongman's backyard

The hunt for a Trinamool Congress strongman accused of murder unexpectedly led the West Bengal police to hundreds of crude bombs in the accused's backyard.

13 May 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal: Stage set for Panchayat polls tomorrow amid tight-security

After a protracted legal battle, the much-awaited Panchayat polls are all set to be held tomorrow in West Bengal amid tight security.

12 May 2018

West Bengal

Bengal Panchayat Polls: Independent candidate's supporter shot dead, one held

A 30-year-old man was shot dead in Bhangar, West Bengal after armed men opened fire during an election rally for panchayat polls, to be held on May 14.

12 May 2018

West Bengal

Political parties have given 'supari' for my assassination: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal (WB) CM Mamata Banerjee has made shocking allegations: she said some political parties are trying to get her assassinated.

06 May 2018

Mamata Banerjee

BJP leader Mukul Roy's brother-in-law arrested for duping railway job-seekers

West Bengal Police has arrested BJP leader Mukul Roy's brother-in-law Srijan Roy from New Delhi airport late last night for allegedly taking money from several people on the pretext of providing them jobs in railways, an official said.

25 Apr 2018

Calcutta High Court

When WhatsApp lets you file election-nomination and saves your life

WhatsApp is a messaging tool, a file-sharing platform, a payment portal, and now it's also a life-saver.

19 Apr 2018


BJP has highest MPs, MLAs who committed 'crimes against women'

At least 48 MPs and MLAs have declared cases related to crime against women, with BJP having the highest number of such politicians at 12, said the report released by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

18 Apr 2018

West Bengal

'Is govt planning to discontinue Rs. 2,000-notes?' asks TMC MP

Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday asked the government to come out with the "real reasons" behind the cash crunch across the country, including whether there are plans to discontinue the Rs. 2,000 denomination notes.

11 Apr 2018

West Bengal

Supreme Court to hear BJP's plea against Bengal poll panel

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear BJP's plea against the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC). The petition was filed against the SEC's decision to recall its order of extending the deadline for filing nominations for the Panchayat polls by a day.

Will-it, won't-it? Opposition holds impeachment-motion against CJI despite having numbers

An impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra seems to have lost momentum, with many opposition parties still undecided.

01 Apr 2018

West Bengal

Defying prohibitory orders, BJP delegation visits violence-hit Asansol

Defying prohibitory orders, a four-member BJP delegation visited violence-hit Asansol in West Bengal amid tight security to take stock of the situation in the town in the wake of violence over Ram Navami processions.

31 Mar 2018

West Bengal

Imam, whose son died in Bengal-clashes, appeals for peace

As West Bengal burns, we have an Asansol Imam to thank for the violence not spreading further.

27 Mar 2018

West Bengal

Ram Navami clashes in Bengal intensify, 2 more killed

At least two people died and an unknown number, including police personnel, were injured on Monday as the Bengal administration tried to quash the violence in the aftermath of the Ram Navami celebrations.

27 Mar 2018

West Bengal

WB: BJP-chief in trouble for brandishing weapons at Ram-Navami rally

West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh is in trouble after his antics at the party's Ram Navami rally in Kharagpur.

25 Mar 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: TMC, BJP take out rallies to celebrate Ram Navami

The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and the opposition BJP organized rallies and colorful processions to celebrate Ram Navami in the state on Sunday.

22 Mar 2018

Rashtriya Janata Dal

Report: 87% of Rajya Sabha candidates are crorepatis

An Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) survey has revealed that a whopping 55 candidates (87%) of the analyzed 63 candidates contesting the Rajya Sabha elections are crorepatis.