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Experts are overseas: Amazon refuses to appear before Parliament committee

23 Oct 2020

Experts are overseas: Amazon refuses to appear before Parliament committee

E-commerce giant Amazon refused to appear before a Parliament committee looking into the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, saying experts on the matter were abroad, reports said on Friday.

Why Rs. 50,000 grant for puja organizers, Bengal government asked

16 Oct 2020

Why Rs. 50,000 grant for puja organizers, Bengal government asked

As Durga Puja fast approaches, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday asked the West Bengal government, led by Trinamool matriarch Mamata Banerjee, why Rs. 50,000 was given to each committee across the state.

Sikh man's turban pulled during BJP rally, Bengal Police clarifies

10 Oct 2020

Sikh man's turban pulled during BJP rally, Bengal Police clarifies

A massive controversy was ignited after a Sikh man's turban — considered holy in the religion — was purportedly pulled by a West Bengal policeman during a protest by the BJP.

Journalists allowed to meet Hathras gang-rape victim's family after outrage

03 Oct 2020

Journalists allowed to meet Hathras gang-rape victim's family after outrage

The Uttar Pradesh government, led by BJP's Yogi Adityanath, sent at least 300 police officers to lock down the Bulgaddhi village in Hathras, where a 19-year-old Dalit woman was gang-raped and assaulted.

Amid Hathras uproar, Adityanath assures punishment for those harming women

02 Oct 2020

Amid Hathras uproar, Adityanath assures punishment for those harming women

At the receiving end of criticism over the Hathras gang-rape incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said his government will give exemplary punishment to those harming mothers and sisters.

What happened inside Rajya Sabha last Sunday? Footage reveals details

27 Sep 2020

What happened inside Rajya Sabha last Sunday? Footage reveals details

The conduct of the government, opposition, and Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh inside the Rajya Sabha last Sunday garnered much attention.

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills

25 Sep 2020

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills

Angry with three agriculture reform Bills brought by the Centre, farmers across the country will be participating in Bharat Bandh today, September 25, with Punjab and Haryana becoming the epicenter of protests.

Rajya Sabha ruckus continues, suspended MPs stage 'dharna'

21 Sep 2020

Rajya Sabha ruckus continues, suspended MPs stage 'dharna'

After a stormy session yesterday, the Rajya Sabha witnessed pandemonium again today after eight MPs, who were suspended for their unruly behavior, refused to leave the House.

Eight Rajya Sabha MPs suspended; resolution against Deputy Chairman junked

21 Sep 2020

Eight Rajya Sabha MPs suspended; resolution against Deputy Chairman junked

After trying to stall the passage of two out of the three Agriculture Bills in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday, the opposition moved an unprecedented resolution, seeking the removal of Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh.

Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session

14 Sep 2020

Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session

On the first day of the Monsoon Session, the Lok Sabha witnessed an uproar over various issues, from the removal of question hour to the rise in coronavirus numbers and a comment by Trinamool Congress leader Sougata Roy on Finance Minister.

Sushant for Bihar-polls, Rhea for Bengal? Parties evoke regional cards

11 Sep 2020

Sushant for Bihar-polls, Rhea for Bengal? Parties evoke regional cards

In poll-bound Bihar, the sensational Sushant Singh Rajput death case became a simmering issue, with the ruling NDA milking the tragedy to score political points.

Coronavirus is over, says BJP leader. Meanwhile, India breaches 45L-mark

11 Sep 2020

Coronavirus is over, says BJP leader. Meanwhile, India breaches 45L-mark

On a day when India added a record 96,551 new coronavirus cases and the total tally breached the 45 lakh mark, BJP Bengal President Dilip Ghosh declared that the health crisis is over and that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was imposing lockdowns to block the saffron party's rallies.

Crucial question hour dropped from Parliament's monsoon session, outrage follows

02 Sep 2020

Crucial question hour dropped from Parliament's monsoon session, outrage follows

The government's decision to disallow question hour during the monsoon session of Parliament, which begins on September 14, has brought it at the receiving end of criticism from the opposition.

Congress MP dies of coronavirus, spoke about it in Parliament

29 Aug 2020

Congress MP dies of coronavirus, spoke about it in Parliament

Congress MP H Vasanthakumar, who passed away due to coronavirus on Friday, had spoken about the seriousness of the disease in the Parliament but was shunned.

JEE, NEET row: Congress will hold nationwide protest tomorrow

27 Aug 2020

JEE, NEET row: Congress will hold nationwide protest tomorrow

Congress will hold a nationwide protest tomorrow (August 28, Friday) against the Centre's decision to hold NEET and JEE competitive examinations next month, amid the coronavirus crisis.

Bengal: Bureaucrat (38) leading fight against coronavirus, succumbs to disease

14 Jul 2020

Bengal: Bureaucrat (38) leading fight against coronavirus, succumbs to disease

A bureaucrat of West Bengal, who earned lauds for her handling of the coronavirus pandemic, died of COVID-19 on Monday, evoking a heart-rendering reaction from many, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

West Bengal: BJP MLA found hanging near home

13 Jul 2020

West Bengal: BJP MLA found hanging near home

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 allegations from the saffron party that he has been murdered.

RS Prasad calls ban on Chinese apps as "digital strike"

02 Jul 2020

RS Prasad calls ban on Chinese apps as "digital strike"

Endorsing what the government's supporters have been saying after 59 Chinese apps were banned this week, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said India conducted a "digital strike" with the surprise move.

Manipur: BJP-led coalition faces crisis, rebel MLAs flown to Delhi

24 Jun 2020

Manipur: BJP-led coalition faces crisis, rebel MLAs flown to Delhi

The BJP-led coalition in Manipur is facing an existential crisis after nine MLAs, three from the saffron party itself, withdrew support from Chief Minister N Biren Singh's government on June 17.

On easing curbs, Modi tells CMs it was "people's will"

11 May 2020

On easing curbs, Modi tells CMs it was "people's will"

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states, his fifth such interaction since the coronavirus pandemic attacked India. He said some curbs were relaxed keeping people's interest in mind.

Bengal denying trains to migrants, it's injustice: Shah to Banerjee

09 May 2020

Bengal denying trains to migrants, it's injustice: Shah to Banerjee

Trains meant to ferry migrant workers to their home states sparked a battle between political adversaries Amit Shah and Trinamool's Mamata Banerjee with the former writing a letter today underlining that Banerjee's government was doing "injustice".

TMC's Mahua Moitra v/s NRI doctors: Thin-skinned politician insults doctors

04 May 2020

TMC's Mahua Moitra v/s NRI doctors: Thin-skinned politician insults doctors

Mahua Moitra, one of the strongest voices All India Trinamool Congress has, is receiving criticism for insulting the NRI doctors. They had raised an issue about less coronavirus testing in West Bengal and ambiguous reports about deaths.

Centre's COVID-19 team stopped from leaving hotel in Bengal

21 Apr 2020

Centre's COVID-19 team stopped from leaving hotel in Bengal

Already on two ends of the political spectrum, the BJP-led Centre and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool locked horns again today when a team was sent to the state to assess COVID-19 spread.

Bengal Governor says central forces must enforce lockdown, sparks controversy

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.

Coronavirus: West Bengal is testing the least among Indian states

13 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: West Bengal is testing the least among Indian states

India is not testing as much as it should. For a population of over one billion, we tested merely 1,95,748 samples until yesterday, April 12.

Coronavirus-panic: Infected Kanika Kapoor met Dushyant Singh, he other MPs

21 Mar 2020

Coronavirus-panic: Infected Kanika Kapoor met Dushyant Singh, he other MPs

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, has sparked fears of mass infection after she met with almost the entire elite circle of Lucknow, Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant Singh.

Mamata blames Centre's 'vendetta politics' for actor-turned-politician Tapas Pal's death

19 Feb 2020

Mamata blames Centre's 'vendetta politics' for actor-turned-politician Tapas Pal's death

A day after noted Bengali actor and Trinamool member Tapas Pal breathed his last, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the Centre, led by Bharatiya Janata Party, for it.

JNUSU leader denied permission for gatherings in Bengal, tensions follow

15 Feb 2020

JNUSU leader denied permission for gatherings in Bengal, tensions follow

Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, has no dearth of critics and President of JNU Students' Union, Aishe Ghosh has joined the list.

Bengal: Trinamool leader ties, beats, drags woman teacher over land-dispute

03 Feb 2020

Bengal: Trinamool leader ties, beats, drags woman teacher over land-dispute

In a despicable incident, a female teacher in West Bengal's South Dinajpur district was tied, beaten, and dragged for resisting a land acquisition attempt.

Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures

23 Jan 2020

Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures

With an aim to criticize the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), "reconnect" with masses, and shed light on the economic failures of the current regime, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will soon begin a yatra, an HT report said.

Supreme Court to hear over 140 petitions against CAA today

22 Jan 2020

Supreme Court to hear over 140 petitions against CAA today

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, will hear nearly 144 petitions challenging the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) today.

Intellectuals protesting against CAA are Mamata's 'dogs': BJP's Soumitra Khan

20 Jan 2020

Intellectuals protesting against CAA are Mamata's 'dogs': BJP's Soumitra Khan

Taking the political discourse in the country to another low, a parliamentarian of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has called intellectuals, who are protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), "dogs" of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Political parties received two-third donations through opaque electoral bonds

14 Jan 2020

Political parties received two-third donations through opaque electoral bonds

In 2018-19 fiscal, the coffers of seven political parties overflowed, and a large chunk of this money came through the controversial electoral bond route.

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

13 Jan 2020

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

Today, Congress convened a meeting of opposition in New Delhi to prepare a strategy on pressing issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR), and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Key opposition meet on CAA today; Mamata, Mayawati to skip

13 Jan 2020

Key opposition meet on CAA today; Mamata, Mayawati to skip

Congress has convened a key meeting this afternoon to fine-tune a strategy against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC), and the National Population Register (NPR).

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.

Government won't move an inch on CAA, announces Amit Shah

03 Jan 2020

Government won't move an inch on CAA, announces Amit Shah

At a time when protests against the newly-implemented Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have swept the nation, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that the government will not withdraw the law.

Bengal's tableau won't be seen at R-Day parade this year

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.

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

29 Dec 2019

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and plans of implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the nation.

West Bengal minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury denied visa by Bangladesh

26 Dec 2019

West Bengal minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury denied visa by Bangladesh

Bangladesh has denied a visa to a minister of Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal, but the reasons behind this development are not yet clear.