Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.