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Told PM to withdraw CAA: Mamata Banerjee after meeting Modi

11 Jan 2020

Told PM to withdraw CAA: Mamata Banerjee after meeting Modi

Since the Citizenship Amendment Act was passed last month, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of the "unconstitutional" law.

Mamata Banerjee to launch poll campaign at Martyrs' Day rally

21 Jul 2019

Mamata Banerjee to launch poll campaign at Martyrs' Day rally

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is likely to launch the Trinamool Congress's poll campaign for the 2021 Assembly elections in the state at its mega Martyrs' Day rally in Kolkata on Sunday.

Rahul Gandhi thinks alliance with TMC would be 'disastrous'

10 Feb 2019

Rahul Gandhi thinks alliance with TMC would be 'disastrous'

Days after he openly voiced support for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, it appears that Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has no intention of forging an alliance with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Tripura: Government to introduce NCERT books, CBSE syllabus by April

24 Nov 2018

Tripura: Government to introduce NCERT books, CBSE syllabus by April

The Tripura government will introduce NCERT textbooks and CBSE syllabus from the next academic session in place of the present curriculum prescribed by the State Council of Educational Research and Training.

TMC lacks honest intentions as anti-BJP force: WB Congress chief

18 Nov 2018

TMC lacks honest intentions as anti-BJP force: WB Congress chief

West Bengal Congress President Somen Mitra has said that it would be better for his party to go it alone in the state in the next Lok Sabha election as the ruling TMC "lacks honest intentions" as an anti-BJP force.

Another bridge collapses in West Bengal, truck driver injured

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.

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee dies at 89

13 Aug 2018

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee dies at 89

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who was rushed to hospital in a critical condition last week, has succumbed. He was 89.

Tripura govt to fill over 9,000 government vacancies

04 Aug 2018

Tripura govt to fill over 9,000 government vacancies

The Tripura government today said it will fill up 9,424 vacant posts in different departments soon by strictly adhering to the new employment policy it introduced after coming to power in March this year.

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.

WB: Expert panel to look into 'pass-fail' reintroduction in govt-schools

23 Jul 2018

WB: Expert panel to look into 'pass-fail' reintroduction in govt-schools

West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee today said the state government has formed an expert committee to look into the possibility of reintroducing the pass-fail system in the state-run schools.

Scribe killings: CBI books 3 IPFT-leaders, 300-500 activists in Tripura

01 Jul 2018

Scribe killings: CBI books 3 IPFT-leaders, 300-500 activists in Tripura

CBI has booked three Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) leaders, along with 300-500 members of the political party in Tripura, after taking over the probes into the killings of two journalists in the state last year, officials said.

West Bengal: Congress divided over alliance with ruling TMC

01 Jul 2018

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.

Tripura IIIT to start functioning from this year: Minister

29 Jun 2018

Tripura IIIT to start functioning from this year: Minister

The Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Tripura will start functioning from the current academic year, state Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath informed the Assembly.

Bypolls in 1 Lok Sabha, 5 Assembly seats tomorrow

27 May 2018

Bypolls in 1 Lok Sabha, 5 Assembly seats tomorrow

The stage is set for by-polls to one Lok Sabha and five Assembly seats in various states in India's eastern region tomorrow.

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: Stage set for Panchayat polls tomorrow amid tight-security

13 May 2018

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.

Kolkata: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose statue vandalized in Narkeldanga area

03 May 2018

Kolkata: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose statue vandalized in Narkeldanga area

A bust of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was found vandalized inside a park in Kolkata's Narkeldanga area this morning leading to protests by the local people, police 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.

Royal scion opposes Tripura's move to convert palace into museum

22 Apr 2018

Royal scion opposes Tripura's move to convert palace into museum

The Tripura government's decision to develop the century-old "Puspavant Palace" into a museum has come under fire from Manikya Bahadur, state's royal scion and the grandson of last king Bir Bikram Kishore, who termed it as a move to "hijack indigenous heritage".

Kerala-CM Vijayan not in favor of joining hands with Congress

01 Apr 2018

Kerala-CM Vijayan not in favor of joining hands with Congress

As talks of an anti-BJP front for next Lok Sabha polls gain ground, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said he isn't in favor of joining hands with Congress to forge an opposition-alliance that should be aimed at giving people a real political-alternative.

Former West Bengal Fire Services Minister Pratim Chatterjee passes away

18 Mar 2018

Former West Bengal Fire Services Minister Pratim Chatterjee passes away

West Bengal's former minister Pratim Chatterjee, who held the Fire Services portfolio for 15 years till 2011, passed away on Sunday, family sources said.

Taslima Nasrin's book once banned by Bengal now in English

11 Mar 2018

Taslima Nasrin's book once banned by Bengal now in English

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin's book "Dwikhandito" (Split in two), which was banned by the Left Front government in West Bengal as well as the government of Bangladesh for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Muslim community, is now available in English.

Meghalaya: BJP-Congress rush to forge post-poll alliances

04 Mar 2018

Meghalaya: BJP-Congress rush to forge post-poll alliances

A hung verdict in Meghalaya has left India's two biggest parties scrambling to garner support to form the government.

Introducing Sunil Deodhar: The man behind BJP's landmark Tripura win

04 Mar 2018

Introducing Sunil Deodhar: The man behind BJP's landmark Tripura win

With the BJP's historic win in the north-east, it will now rule across 21 Indian states.

Amit Shah: BJP's footprint is increasing with every election

03 Mar 2018

Amit Shah: BJP's footprint is increasing with every election

BJP president Amit Shah addressed a press conference after his party's astounding performance in North-East polls. He thanked people of Tripura and Nagaland for reposing faith in BJP and its alliance partners.

Counting of votes in three north-eastern states tomorrow

02 Mar 2018

Counting of votes in three north-eastern states tomorrow

The counting of votes for the Assembly elections in three Northeastern states -- Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura -- will be held tomorrow amid tight security, officials said.

Tripura polls: 25L voters decide ruling CPI(M)'s fate

18 Feb 2018

Tripura polls: 25L voters decide ruling CPI(M)'s fate

Polling began in Tripura at 7am today for the 2018 Assembly Elections, the first direct face-off between the ruling CPI(M) and the BJP.

Modi storms North-East: Inaugurations at Arunachal and poll-rallies at Tripura

15 Feb 2018

Modi storms North-East: Inaugurations at Arunachal and poll-rallies at Tripura

To integrate North-East with the rest of India, PM Modi claimed that ministers visit the area "very regularly." He made this remark at BJP-ruled Arunachal Pradesh's capital Itanagar.

Mamata angry after WB's Republic Day tableau is rejected

24 Dec 2017

Mamata angry after WB's Republic Day tableau is rejected

WB CM Mamata Banerjee has been consistent in her annoyance with the BJP-led NDA government.

2-years of maternity leave for women employees of Tripura government

13 Dec 2017

2-years of maternity leave for women employees of Tripura government

Women employees of the Tripura government will now be able to avail 24 months of maternity leave for their first two children, the Left Front ruling party recently announced.

Tripura: Doordarshan denies blocking CM's speech, claims it was aired

17 Aug 2017

Tripura: Doordarshan denies blocking CM's speech, claims it was aired

After a controversy erupted over Doordarshan refusing to air Tripura CM Manik Sarkar's Independence Day speech, the broadcaster has "vehemently" denied the charges.

War of words after Doordarshan rejects Tripura CM's speech

16 Aug 2017

War of words after Doordarshan rejects Tripura CM's speech

Yesterday, Doordarshan and All India Radio refused to air Tripura CM Manik Sarkar's Independence Day speech.

By-polls: BJP, AIADMK, TMC retain their seats

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.

Bypoll results: BJP in MP and Assam, TMC in WB

22 Nov 2016

Bypoll results: BJP in MP and Assam, TMC in WB

Counting for by-elections in 4 LS constituencies and 10 assembly seats across 6 states and one UT began today.

First by-polls in several states after demonetization

20 Nov 2016

First by-polls in several states after demonetization

By-polls are being conducted in five states in India: Assam, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and one Union Territory, Puducherry.

Supreme Court strikes down Left's Singur land deal

31 Aug 2016

Supreme Court strikes down Left's Singur land deal

In a major set-back to Tata Motors, SC cancelled the CPI(M) government's 2006 land acquisition made for Tata Nano factory in Singur and asked the West Bengal Government to reclaim and distribute it to farmers within 12 weeks.