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Andhra Pradesh could get three capitals; state tense, opposition outraged

20 Jan 2020

Andhra Pradesh could get three capitals; state tense, opposition outraged

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy wants his state to have not one, not two, but three capitals and hopes this task is completed during the three-day special Assembly session that started today.

JNU: Delhi Police identifies 37 members of 'Unity against Left'

11 Jan 2020

JNU: Delhi Police identifies 37 members of 'Unity against Left'

The Delhi Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) has identified 37 people from the 60-member WhatsApp group associated with the violent attack on Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University on January 5.

Now, Smriti Irani slams Deepika Padukone for visiting JNU

10 Jan 2020

Now, Smriti Irani slams Deepika Padukone for visiting JNU

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is back in headlines after violence rocked the institution on Sunday.

Due to 'dirty politics', Mamata to skip opposition's anti-CAA meeting

09 Jan 2020

Due to 'dirty politics', Mamata to skip opposition's anti-CAA meeting

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will fight the battle against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act alone, and will not attend a meeting of opposition convened on January 13, she announced today at a special session of the state assembly.

Kerala: 119 booked for 'abusing' CM Pinarayi Vijayan

13 Jun 2019

Kerala: 119 booked for 'abusing' CM Pinarayi Vijayan

At a time when everyone speaks about the sanctity of free speech, disturbing data has surfaced from Kerala.

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.

Years after Tata agitation, Mamata Banerjee faces battle in Singur

06 May 2019

Years after Tata agitation, Mamata Banerjee faces battle in Singur

In 2008, Singur became the hotbed of West Bengal politics after Mamata Banerjee led an agitation against Tata Motors, which catapulted her to national politics.

"Vote for Trinamool" written in Chinese appears on Kolkata's walls

03 Apr 2019

"Vote for Trinamool" written in Chinese appears on Kolkata's walls

This election season, political leaders are taking different routes to please voters. Moving away from a television channel and promise of the minimum wage, Trinamool turned towards the Chinese language.

Lok Sabha elections: Congress fighting against time to stitch alliances

20 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Congress fighting against time to stitch alliances

With general elections starting in less than a month, Congress has still not announced alliances in Bihar and J&K, hinting that the party is in soup.

Bihar: Mahagathbandhan talks "almost" over, Congress gets 11 seats

14 Mar 2019

Bihar: Mahagathbandhan talks "almost" over, Congress gets 11 seats

The seat-sharing arrangement among the Opposition parties in Bihar has almost been finalized with Congress agreeing to contest on 11 seats, claimed reports.

#Intellectualism: Terrorism has no religion, but martyrs have a caste

23 Feb 2019

#Intellectualism: Terrorism has no religion, but martyrs have a caste

How vile are if you call martyrs' family members and inquire about their caste? And, how stupid are you if you interpret those numbers wrong? Or did you fudge up those numbers?

Mamata Banerjee's house to get two security watchtowers; Opposition riled

23 Oct 2018

Mamata Banerjee's house to get two security watchtowers; Opposition riled

The Kolkata Police are planning to build two security watchtowers beside West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence to bump up security.

Petition filed in Supreme Court against the Sabarimala verdict

08 Oct 2018

Petition filed in Supreme Court against the Sabarimala verdict

On Monday, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court challenging its earlier order allowing the entry of women of all ages to the ancient Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

Kolkata: 30-hours on, Bagri Market fire still rages; operation underway

17 Sep 2018

Kolkata: 30-hours on, Bagri Market fire still rages; operation underway

A massive fire broke out in Bagri market of Kolkata on Sunday, and firefighters are still struggling to contain it.

No lynching in Tripura in 25-years of Left-govt: Manik Sarkar

29 Jul 2018

No lynching in Tripura in 25-years of Left-govt: Manik Sarkar

Referring to the lynching of four people in Tripura, former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has claimed that no incident of lynching occurred in the 25-year rule of the Left Front in the state.

Brinda Karat opposes death-penalty ordinance; demands action against rapist 'rakshaks'

22 Apr 2018

Brinda Karat opposes death-penalty ordinance; demands action against rapist 'rakshaks'

CPI(M) Leader Brinda Karat said her party is in-principle against the death penalty and the actual issue is that those in the government are "defending the rapists".

Opposition works hard to build consensus on removal of CJI

07 Apr 2018

Opposition works hard to build consensus on removal of CJI

Opposition parties intend to carry on their efforts to build a broad consensus on the motion to remove the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra.

Shah takes RSS help to strengthen party organization in Bengal

14 Sep 2017

Shah takes RSS help to strengthen party organization in Bengal

Amit Shah, BJP's national president, who was on a three-day visit to West Bengal, expressed disappointment regarding the BJP's booth level organization. He urged BJP members to highlight issues criticizing the ruling TMC about "corruption, law and order and appeasement of minorities."

CRPF deployment unconstitutional and illegal: Mamata Banerjee

23 Dec 2016

CRPF deployment unconstitutional and illegal: Mamata Banerjee

In yet another attack to Center, Mamata Banerjee said that deploying 15 CRPF personnel to provide security to IT officers during raids is unconstitutional.

BJP-TMC war of words escalates

12 Dec 2016

BJP-TMC war of words escalates

BJP West Bengal President Dilip Ghosh stoked controversy by saying "when Mamata was protesting in Delhi, we could've dragged her by the hair"; Ghosh had earlier said Mamata Banerjee has lost her mind after the demonetization drive.

Mamata to Parrikar:  'You don't know how to write'

10 Dec 2016

Mamata to Parrikar: 'You don't know how to write'

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee lambasted Defence minister Manohar Parrikar for writing a letter alleging that she was "attempting to demoralize the armed forces."

Parrikar slams Mamata for comments on Army

09 Dec 2016

Parrikar slams Mamata for comments on Army

In a strongly worded letter, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar lambasted West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for her comments on the armed forces.

Mamata, Governor spar over Army deployment

04 Dec 2016

Mamata, Governor spar over Army deployment

A war of words erupted between Mamata Banerjee and West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi over the deployment of the army at toll plazas in the state.

Opposition decries Mamata's over-reaction

03 Dec 2016

Opposition decries Mamata's over-reaction

Opposition parties in West Bengal slammed Mamata Banerjee's over-reaction to the army's presence at toll plazas in the state.

Mamata Banerjee speaks out against Army in her state

02 Dec 2016

Mamata Banerjee speaks out against Army in her state

Mamata Banerjee spent a night in her office at the secretariat Nabanna objecting to the proximity of Army soldiers at toll booths along national highways in the state.

Protests erupt in Brazil against new government

06 Sep 2016

Protests erupt in Brazil against new government

Thousands of citizens gathered on the streets of Brazil carrying placards reading "Out with Temer!" and "Direct elections now!", in protest of former President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment.

What made news this week?

05 Sep 2016

What made news this week?

Sports, politics, economics were the highlights this week.

Diplomatic crisis unfolds after Rousseff's impeachment

02 Sep 2016

Diplomatic crisis unfolds after Rousseff's impeachment

The impeachment of Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff sent shockwaves across South America.

Brazil Senate impeachment vote ousts President Rousseff from office

01 Sep 2016

Brazil Senate impeachment vote ousts President Rousseff from office

The Brazilian Senate voted to impeach the embattled, first woman President Dilma Rousseff from office over alleged manipulation of the budget.