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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
15 Oct 2019
Money dispute behind Murshidabad murders, cops arrest main accused
A week after three members of the same family were brutally murdered in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police have apparently cracked the case.
11 Oct 2019
Murshidabad triple-murder: Police deny political angle, BJP criticizes Trinamool's governance
The horrifying murder of three members of a family in Murshidabad remained a topic of outrage on social media on Thursday.
06 Oct 2019
Azaan at Durga Puja Pandal sparks outrage, lawyer files complaint
At a time when festivities have taken over West Bengal, a Durga Puja Pandal in Kolkata has sparked massive outrage on social media.
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.
14 Sep 2019
Stalin, Mamata disagree with Shah's 'Hindi for all' idea
The Hindi language took center stage in Indian politics on Saturday after Home Minister Amit Shah linked it with country's unity.
29 Aug 2019
#DidiKeBolo: Youth "participate" in Mamata's outreach campaign, seek jobs (ironically)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an outreach program, titled Didi Ke Bolo, with much pomp and show.
28 Aug 2019
BJP Bengal chief booked for 'beat cops, TMC members' statement
A suo motu case has been registered against Dilip Ghosh, who heads the West Bengal wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), for his controversial statement in which he exhorted his party's cadre to thrash Trinamool members and the state police.
19 Jul 2019
NCP, CPI, Trinamool get EC's notice, could lose national-party status
The Election Commission on Thursday sent show-cause notices to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Trinamool, and Communist Party of India (CPI) asking them to explain why their national party status shouldn't be revoked.
29 Jun 2019
Deoband clerics issue fatwa against MP Nusrat Jahan over sindoor
Actor-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan Ruhi Jain, a newly-elected Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament (MP) who faced sharp criticism for her outfits in the Lok Sabha, seems to have offended Deoband clerics.
29 Jun 2019
Mamata Banerjee wants dining halls in Muslim-dominated schools. What now?
Mamata Banerjee has found herself in the middle of a huge controversy, courtesy a circular which was issued earlier this week.
15 Jun 2019
Those living in Bengal must speak Bengali: CM Mamata Banerjee
After suffering a knockout in recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has come up with a new idea to 'connect with voters'.
14 Jun 2019
#SaveTheDoctors: While Mamata ignores doctors' demands, her nephew joins protests
It takes a special kind of 'determination' to make the entire bunch of doctors angry and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had done just that.
14 Jun 2019
Why doctors at AIIMS Delhi wore bandages while treating patients
Earlier this week, an unruly mob attacked two doctors in Kolkata. They claimed an elderly patient died due to "medical negligence".
11 Jun 2019
Banerjee unveils bust of Vidyasagar's statue: Why does it matter
Almost a month after the statue of 19th-century reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalized in West Bengal's Kolkata, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unveiled a bust on Tuesday.
10 Jun 2019
Trinamool v/s BJP: What is happening in Bengal
During 2019 Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal (sort of) redefined violence, with clashes between Trinamool and Bharatiya Janata Party workers being reported in all seven phases.
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.
31 May 2019
Mamata Banerjee gets angry over 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans, again
The ferociousness of Trinamool Chief Mamata Banerjee isn't hidden from anyone. The West Bengal Chief Minister doesn't think twice before reprimanding people.
29 May 2019
After saying yes, Mamata refuses to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony
On Tuesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee showed she is capable of letting bygones be bygones when she agreed to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.
29 May 2019
Who all will be part of Narendra Modi's new cabinet?
Narendra Modi will take oath as Prime Minister for the second time on Thursday, May 30, exactly a week after he led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a spectacular win in Lok Sabha polls.