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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.