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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.

Money dispute behind Murshidabad murders, cops arrest main accused

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.

Murshidabad triple-murder: Police deny political angle, BJP criticizes Trinamool's governance

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.

Azaan at Durga Puja Pandal sparks outrage, lawyer files complaint

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.

Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi, discusses West Bengal's name change

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.

Stalin, Mamata disagree with Shah's 'Hindi for all' idea

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.

#DidiKeBolo: Youth "participate" in Mamata's outreach campaign, seek jobs (ironically)

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.

BJP Bengal chief booked for 'beat cops, TMC members' statement

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.

NCP, CPI, Trinamool get EC's notice, could lose national-party status

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.

Deoband clerics issue fatwa against MP Nusrat Jahan over sindoor

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.

Mamata Banerjee wants dining halls in Muslim-dominated schools. What now?

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.

Those living in Bengal must speak Bengali: CM Mamata Banerjee

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'.

#SaveTheDoctors: While Mamata ignores doctors' demands, her nephew joins protests

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.

Why doctors at AIIMS Delhi wore bandages while treating patients

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".

Banerjee unveils bust of Vidyasagar's statue: Why does it matter

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.

Trinamool v/s BJP: What is happening in Bengal

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.

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.

Mamata Banerjee gets angry over 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans, again

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.

After saying yes, Mamata refuses to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony

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.

Who all will be part of Narendra Modi's new cabinet?

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.