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After MLA found hanging in Bengal, BJP sniffs murder plot

13 Jul 2020

After MLA found hanging in Bengal, BJP sniffs murder plot

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 serious allegations from the saffron party that he has been murdered.

Bengal Governor says central forces must enforce lockdown, sparks controversy

15 Apr 2020

Bengal Governor says central forces must enforce lockdown, sparks controversy

At a time when political adversaries have kept aside their differences to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a battle is taking shape in West Bengal, one involving Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and the Trinamool government.

Bengal's tableau won't be seen at R-Day parade this year

02 Jan 2020

Bengal's tableau won't be seen at R-Day parade this year

In what could ignite fresh tensions between Centre, ruled by BJP, and the Trinamool government in West Bengal, the Ministry of Defense rejected the state's tableau proposal for Republic Day parade.

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 Sourav Ganguly join BJP? Former Indian captain addresses rumors

16 Oct 2019

Will Sourav Ganguly join BJP? Former Indian captain addresses rumors

Sourav Ganguly, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, has many records to his name. And earlier this week, he started his new innings when he was elected as the chief of BCCI, the top cricket administrative body in the country.

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.

Doctors meet Mamata Banerjee, call off strike after seven days

17 Jun 2019

Doctors meet Mamata Banerjee, call off strike after seven days

Doctors in West Bengal, who had been protesting against violence since last week, called off their strike on Monday after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Doctors go on nationwide strike: Everything you need to know

17 Jun 2019

Doctors go on nationwide strike: Everything you need to know

In a move which is sure to hit medical services, doctors all over the county went on strike on Monday. This strike was called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to show solidarity with protesting doctors in West Bengal.

WB: Doctors not resuming work, to continue strike for sixth-day

16 Jun 2019

WB: Doctors not resuming work, to continue strike for sixth-day

Doctors protesting in West Bengal are likely to continue their strike for the sixth day after junior doctors asserted they wouldn't resume work in a late-night meeting Saturday.

Banerjee unveils bust of Vidyasagar's statue: Why does it matter

11 Jun 2019

Banerjee unveils bust of Vidyasagar's statue: Why does it matter

Almost a month after the statue of 19th-century reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalized in West Bengal's Kolkata, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unveiled a bust on Tuesday.

BJP mixing religion and politics with 'Jai Shri Ram': Mamata

03 Jun 2019

BJP mixing religion and politics with 'Jai Shri Ram': Mamata

The slogan 'Jai Shri Ram' has taken center stage in West Bengal politics. In the last couple of days, workers of BJP mouthed the words in front of several Trinamool leaders, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

24 May 2019

Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will govern India for the next five years after India showered BJP with a stunning and historic mandate.

26-year-old girl, arrested for sharing Mamata Banerjee's meme, moves SC

13 May 2019

26-year-old girl, arrested for sharing Mamata Banerjee's meme, moves SC

When governments fail citizens, they turn towards the courts. And Priyanka Sharma is following the same path.

He's just a kid: Mamata finally responds to Rahul's allegations

28 Mar 2019

He's just a kid: Mamata finally responds to Rahul's allegations

Four days after Rahul Gandhi accused the Trinamool government in West Bengal of ignoring interests of people, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday called the Congress President "just a kid".

IPS Officer Rishi Kumar Shukla takes charge as CBI director

04 Feb 2019

IPS Officer Rishi Kumar Shukla takes charge as CBI director

Newly-appointed CBI chief Rishi Kumar Shukla took charge of the probe agency this morning, CBI spokesperson Nitin Wakankar said.

Modi in Bengal: Praises Citizenship Bill, asks for TMC's support

02 Feb 2019

Modi in Bengal: Praises Citizenship Bill, asks for TMC's support

Addressing a rally in West Bengal's Thakurnagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the crowd's strength rattled Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Hence, Didi has taken the route of violence, he quipped.

After endorsing 'Mamata Banerjee for PM', Dilip Ghosh says 'impossible'

06 Jan 2019

After endorsing 'Mamata Banerjee for PM', Dilip Ghosh says 'impossible'

West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh, who recently said state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee could become Prime Minister, has now said there is no such possibility.

Renowned classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri passes away at 75

17 Dec 2018

Renowned classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri passes away at 75

Renowned classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri passed away at a city hospital in Kolkata this morning after a prolonged illness.

Mamata Banerjee govt refuses permission for BJP's Bengal rath yatras

16 Dec 2018

Mamata Banerjee govt refuses permission for BJP's Bengal rath yatras

On Saturday, the West Bengal government denied permission to the BJP's proposed rath yatras in certain parts of Bengal, citing intelligence reports that they could lead to communal violence.

West Bengal government committed to good health of all: Mamata

12 Dec 2018

West Bengal government committed to good health of all: Mamata

The West Bengal government is committed to the welfare of its people, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asserted today.

West Bengal government committed to reducing road accidents: Mamata Banerjee

18 Nov 2018

West Bengal government committed to reducing road accidents: Mamata Banerjee

The West Bengal government is committed to curbing traffic offenses and its initiatives have significantly reduced road accidents in the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asserted on Sunday.

Santragachi stampede: Four-member committee formed to probe station stampede

24 Oct 2018

Santragachi stampede: Four-member committee formed to probe station stampede

The Railways formed a four-member committee to inquire into circumstances that led to a stampede at West Bengal's Santragachi station, killing two and injuring 15 others, a South Eastern Railway (SER) spokesperson said.

WB govt extends food security to 8.5cr people: Mamata Banerjee

16 Oct 2018

WB govt extends food security to 8.5cr people: Mamata Banerjee

The West Bengal government has ensured food security to more than 8.5cr people of the state under 'Khadya Sathi' scheme, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today.

4cr WB people benefited from fair price medicine shops: Banerjee

25 Sep 2018

4cr WB people benefited from fair price medicine shops: Banerjee

Around four crore people have benefited from the discounts provided at fair price medicine shops across West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today.

#KolkataBridgeCollapse: Recalling horror, survivor tells his car started sinking

05 Sep 2018

#KolkataBridgeCollapse: Recalling horror, survivor tells his car started sinking

Madan Jha, who was driving his cab from Behala to Ekbalpore (a route he has taken a thousand times) recalled how his car started sinking when the Majerhat bridge in Kolkata collapsed on Tuesday.

Four new varsities to come up in West Bengal

27 Jul 2018

Four new varsities to come up in West Bengal

The West Bengal cabinet today gave its nod for setting up four new universities in the state, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said.

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

30 Jun 2018

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.

West Bengal: Deceased BJP-worker's family refutes suicide claims, blames TMC

04 Jun 2018

West Bengal: Deceased BJP-worker's family refutes suicide claims, blames TMC

The family of BJP worker Dulal Kumar, whose body was found hanging from a pole in West Bengal's Purulia district, has refuted the autopsy report that said he committed suicide.

Blood paints West Bengal: Another BJP-worker dies, after being kidnapped

02 Jun 2018

Blood paints West Bengal: Another BJP-worker dies, after being kidnapped

Days after the body of a 21-year-old BJP worker was discovered hanging from a tree in West Bengal's Purulia district, another party member was found dead in the state.

Voting begins for Panchayat polls in West Bengal

14 May 2018

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.

West Bengal panchayat polls postponed to May 14

27 Apr 2018

West Bengal panchayat polls postponed to May 14

The West Bengal panchayat election would be held in a single-phase on May 14, the State Election Commission announced in Kolkata on Thursday.

Around 15 dead, several injured as squall hits West Bengal

18 Apr 2018

Around 15 dead, several injured as squall hits West Bengal

The northwester that hit Kolkata and other WB districts yesterday left 15 persons dead and 50 others injured, the police said.

WB: Mamata govt rolls out 'Rupashree' for poor women's marriages

01 Apr 2018

WB: Mamata govt rolls out 'Rupashree' for poor women's marriages

The West Bengal government has rolled out Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's dream project 'Rupashree' which provides one-time financial support to the marriages of poor women.

WB govt to include Vivekananda's speech in Class 9-12 syllabus

09 Mar 2018

WB govt to include Vivekananda's speech in Class 9-12 syllabus

The West Bengal government recently decided to include Swami Vivekananda's famous speech in the Parliament of World's Religion in Chicago in Class 9 to 12 syllabus from 2019, state education minister Partha Chatterjee said.

Kolkata: Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee's statue vandalized

07 Mar 2018

Kolkata: Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee's statue vandalized

A statue of Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was vandalized on Wednesday by unidentified men in south Kolkata, police said.

Kailash Vijayvargiya calls PM Modi undefeatable

07 Feb 2017

Kailash Vijayvargiya calls PM Modi undefeatable

On Tuesday, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya compared the opposition unity to a "pack of dogs" coming together against the Prime Minister.

Jaitley skips Bengal Global Business Summit

21 Jan 2017

Jaitley skips Bengal Global Business Summit

Amid turbulent relations between the TMC and the BJP, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley decided to skip the Bengal Global Business Summit.

Mamata accuses Modi of hiding files on demonetization decision

12 Jan 2017

Mamata accuses Modi of hiding files on demonetization decision

TMC leader and West Bengal's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused PM Modi of removing key files related to the decision to carry out demonetization.