CM Mamata Banerjee
18 Sep 2019
Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi, discusses West Bengal's name change
A short while ago, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, their first meeting since May 2019 elections.
16 May 2019
'Modi Code of Misconduct': Opposition on EC's WB campaign ban
After the Election Commission (EC) cut short the campaigning period for the last phase of elections in West Bengal, opposition parties have come together to support CM Mamata Banerjee.
03 Dec 2018
WB government scheme to benefit 2L differently abled: Mamata
A scheme launched by the West Bengal government earlier this year will benefit around two lakh differently abled people, CM Mamata Banerjee said today.
10 Sep 2018
Bharat Bandh: Which services have been affected so far
21 political parties led by the Congress are observing a Bharat Bandh across India to protest against escalating petrol and diesel prices.
07 Sep 2018
Another bridge collapses in West Bengal, truck driver injured
An old bridge collapsed near Siliguri, West Bengal today, leaving a truck driver injured.
14 Aug 2018
TMC lawmaker sends notice to Amit Shah, asks to apologize
Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Congress lawmaker has sent a legal notice to Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah for demeaning him at his rally in Kolkata and has demanded a public, unconditional apology.
19 Jun 2018
Married males in WB-government have half-day offs today. Here's why
Once again, the TMC government in WB has given all married men under government employment an occasion to rejoice- a half-day off on 'Jamai Sashti.'
21 May 2018
Asha Bhosle to be honored with 'Banga Vibhushan' award
Veteran singer Asha Bhosle, Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee, and Justice (retd.) Shyamal Kumar Sen among others will be conferred with the highest civilian award of West Bengal, the Banga Bibhushan, by CM Mamata Banerjee today.
18 May 2018
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.
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.
12 May 2018
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.
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.
17 Apr 2018
CM Mamata Banerjee sees currency shortage as reminder of demonetization
Reacting to reports of currency shortage in some states, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the development was a reminder of demonetization days.
13 Apr 2018
Calcutta HC stays WB panchayat polls till further orders
The Calcutta HC has stayed the panchayat election process in West Bengal, till further orders.
31 Mar 2018
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
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.
08 Feb 2018
Sonia Gandhi: Rahul Gandhi is now my boss too
While speaking at the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting, Sonia Gandhi wished her son Rahul Gandhi good luck for his new job as Congress president.
02 Jan 2018
Month-long celebration in Bengal as TMC turns 20!
Trinamool Congress (TMC) celebrated its 20th birthday yesterday. The party will celebrate in grand style with month-long celebrations.
01 Jan 2018
Triple talaq crusader Ishrat Jahan joins BJP in Bengal
Ishrat Jahan, one of the five petitioners who challenged triple talaq, joined BJP. Reportedly, she was felicitated by the Howrah unit and inducted into the party.
30 Dec 2017
BJP's challenge on home-turf forces Didi to go saffron
Can BJP's Himachal and Gujarat wins weaken the knees of self-assured TMC in Bengal? CM Mamata Banerjee's recent actions suggest this.
25 Dec 2017
From new metros to unique-creations: How is India celebrating Christmas?
In India, no festival is limited to just one community. Hindus, Muslims, Christians and more celebrate Diwali, Eid, Christmas alike.
18 Oct 2017
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.
07 Sep 2017
Modi defends demonetization in a speech to Myanmar's Indian diaspora
PM Narendra Modi, on his first bilateral visit to Myanmar, defended his government's demonetization decision, while addressing the Indian diaspora.
04 Sep 2017
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.
28 Jul 2017
Flood crisis: Centre blames State governments over unutilized relief funds
Nearly 600 people have died in floods or landslides across the country in 2017.
08 Jul 2017
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
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
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 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.
12 Jun 2017
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
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
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.
22 May 2017
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.
11 May 2017
Narada investigation- Can the Left come back in West Bengal?
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) is still reeling from the after effects of the Narada sting case.
10 May 2017
West Bengal Imam issues fatwa against Muslims supporting BJP/RSS
In a bizarre move, the Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Masjid, Syed Md Nurur Rahman Barkati, issued a fatwa against Muslims who support RSS and BJP, warning they would be ostracized.
30 Apr 2017
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.
29 Jan 2017
Communal clashes spread after beef thrown in West Bengal temple
Authorities imposed prohibitory orders in Kolkata's Metiabruz area after communal clashes erupted over throwing of beef into a temple in the region.
01 Jan 2017
WB CM Mamata Bannerjee denies rioting at Dhulagarh
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee denied any incident of rioting at Howrah district's Dhulagarh town.
13 Dec 2016
Letter demands Rs.50 crore from Eastern Railway; threatens CM Banerjee
A letter reached the Eastern Railway headquarter demanding Rs.50 crores.
23 Nov 2016
By-polls: BJP, AIADMK, TMC retain their seats
The BJP rejoiced as it retained Lok Sabha seats in Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh and Lakhimpur in Assam, also retaining Nepanagar assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh and gained the Baithalangso assembly seat in Assam; BJP won an assembly seat in Arunachal Pradesh.