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Mamata Banerjee runs into the PM's wife at Kolkata Airport

Mamata Banerjee runs into the PM’s wife at Kolkata Airport

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ran into Prime Minister Modi’s wife, Jashodaben, at Kolkata airport on Tuesday, September 17, before boarding her flight...

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By Prabir Biswas Although a "probaashi bangali" (a rather condescending term used by the Bengalis from West Bengal for their ilk who have settled in...
Ex- Chief Minister of Bengal hospitalized, kept under observation

Ex- Chief Minister of Bengal hospitalized, kept under observation

Former Chief Minister of Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was admitted to a private hospital in south Kolkata after he complained of severe breathing problem on...
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“Ration cards should be categorized based on purpose” : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday, August 28 said that ration cards should be divided into two categories based on purpose. The first...

Zomato Riders Protest in Howrah on “Beef and Pork” delivery issue

In Kolkata, the employees of Zomato food delivering app refused to deliver food containing either beef or pork on Sunday (August 11) and said...

Sharad Pawar accuses BJP of using ED, CBI threatening netas to defect

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar has accused BJP of misusing central agencies to pressure opposition leaders to defect. He said that the BJP-led state government...
Supreme Court issues contempt notice to Bengal govt for delaying release of BJYM leader

Supreme Court issues contempt notice to Bengal govt for delaying release of BJYM leader

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Monday, July 1) issued a contempt notice to Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal for keeping BJP Yuva Morcha...
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Mamata Banerjee to skip tomorrow’s meet on PM Modi’s pet idea of ‘one nation,...

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today (Tuesday, June 18) communicated that she was not going to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled meeting...
Junior doctors reject Mamata’s talk offer; Delhi doctors’ 48-hour ultimatum to meet demands

Junior doctors reject Mamata’s talk offer; Delhi doctors’ 48-hour ultimatum to meet demands

Doctors’ strike in Bengal entered the fifth day today (Saturday, June 15) as they refused to go to Secretariat, turning down West Bengal chief...
Mass resignation of doctors in West Bengal, doctors’ strike spreads across country

Mass resignation of doctors in West Bengal, doctors’ strike spreads across country

While the opening of emergency ward at Nil Ratan Sircar (NRS) Medical College and Hospital provided a modicum of relief to those in urgent...
JD (U) spokesperson Ajay Alok resigns, says he doesn’t want to ‘embarrass’ Nitish Kumar

JD (U) spokesperson Ajay Alok resigns, says he doesn’t want to ‘embarrass’ Nitish Kumar

JD(U) leader Ajay Alok has resigned from the post of party spokesperson stating that he does not wish to cause "embarrassment" to Bihar Chief...
AIIMS doctors to strike work Friday on IMA’s call to protest attack on doctors in Kolkata

AIIMS doctors to strike work Friday on IMA’s call to protest attack on doctors...

Medical services across the country may be hit tomorrow with doctors deciding to express solidarity with their protesting colleagues in Kolkata. Several resident doctors at...
“Mamata should take steps to stop the violence”

“Mamata should take steps to stop the violence”

Panelists feel that democracy cannot be allowed to be crippled in the state The BJP is observing “Black Day” in West Bengal and a 12-hour...
Prashant Kishor

Amit Shah Principal of college in which Prashant Kishor is still student: Kailash Vijayvargiya

Taking a dig at TMC chief Mamata Banerjee for engaging election strategist Prashant Kishor for the 2021 West Bengal assembly polls, the BJP said...
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4 killed as clashes continue between BJP-TMC workers in WB’s North 24 Praganas

At least four persons were allegedly killed and three others severely injured in clashes that broke out between the TMC and the BJP in...
Massive fire breaks out at chemical godown near Kolkata’s Howrah Bridge

Massive fire breaks out at chemical godown near Kolkata’s Howrah Bridge

A massive fire broke out in a godown loaded with chemicals near the Howrah Bridge in Kolkata today (Saturday, June 8) early morning. The godown...
Mamata Banerjee behaving like Kim Jong Un

Mamata Banerjee behaving like Kim Jong Un: Giriraj Singh

Union Minister Giriraj Singh, who is known his controversial statement, has compared West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "She...
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Mamata Banerjee won’t attend NITI Ayog meet, tells PM Modi it’s “fruitless”

Calling it “fruitless” to attend a meeting of “a body that has no financial powers”, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has refused to...
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We respect ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan but not like the way BJP uses it:...

West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee shared a post on her Facebook account, in which she wrote, she doesn’t have any issue...
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Mamata to skip Modi’s oath ceremony as BJP invites kin of those killed in...

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today (Wednesday, May 29) decided not to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony tomorrow after she learnt that...
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Two TMC, one CPI(M) MLA and several councillors from Bengal join BJP

Three West Bengal MLAs – two from Trinamool Congress (TMC) and one from CPI(M) MLAs – and several councillors joined the BJP today (Tuesday,...
Lok Sabha Election Result 2019

Lok Sabha Election Result 2019

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections were the most bitterly fought and arguable the most crucial India has had since independence. Never before was there...
Former PM Rajiv Gandhi

Narendra Modi pays tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary

Days after calling former PM Rajiv Gandhi ‘Corrupt No 1’, Narendra Modi today (Tuesday, May 21) took to twitter and paid him tribute on...
People will tell their Mann Ki Baat to Modi on May 23: Raj Babbar

People will tell their Mann Ki Baat to Modi on May 23: Raj Babbar

Congress leader Raj Babbar on Sunday (May 19) claimed that Modi-Shah government will remain at the Centre only till 6 am on 23 May...
Anti-BJP parties’ reaction on Exit poll prediction showing Modi-Shah victory

Anti-BJP parties’ reaction on Exit poll prediction showing Modi-Shah victory

Almost every exit-poll has the same to say that NDA is returning back in power and once again Modi-Shah government is going to rule...
Modi govt to return with nearly same tally as 2014, according to exit polls

Modi govt to return with nearly same tally as 2014, according to exit polls

The exit polls for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, as eagerly awaited as the intensity with which the elections were fought, unanimously predicted a return...
BJP leader Anupam Hazra’s car vandalised in poll violence in West Bengal

BJP leader Anupam Hazra’s car vandalised in poll violence in West Bengal

BJP leader Anupam Hazra has alleged that TMC workers were covering their faces at a Jadavpur booth and giving proxy votes. Shortly after he...

Even God cannot save PM Modi from losing: Abhishek Banerjee

TMC leader and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee today (Sunday, May 19) hit out at PM Modi saying, ‘Even God cannot save him (Modi)...

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar cast his vote, gives a suggestion to Election body

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar were among the early voters, who were seen casting their votes as...
Rajeev Kumar

Saradha scam: Supreme Court withdraws protection from arrest to Kolkata’s ex-top cop

The Supreme Court today (Friday, May 17) withdrew the interim protection from arrest it had granted to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in...

Rahul Gandhi kept mum when PM Modi was called ‘Neech’: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday (May 16) accused Congress chief Rahul Gandhi of remaining silent after his party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar hurled...

“Political battle in West Bengal turns violent”

Just less than a week ahead of the last phase of ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2019 the electoral battle between TMC and BJP in...
Priyanka Sharma

Mamata meme row: SC raps Mamata govt for delay in releasing Priyanka Sharma

The Supreme Court today (Wednesday, May 15) said the arrest of BJP youth wing convenor Priyanka Sharma was “prima facie arbitrary”, reported The Indian...
Mamata Banerjee reacts to Amit Shah’s ‘Kangal Bangla’ jibe

Mamata Banerjee reacts to Amit Shah’s ‘Kangal Bangla’ jibe

West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee slammed BJP president Amit Shah for his ‘Kangal Bangla’ remark. Earlier BJP president was heard saying, “Mamata...
BJP worker Priyanka Sharma

Mamata meme row: Supreme Court grants bail to Priyanka Sharma, asks her to apologise

The Supreme Court today (Tuesday, May 14) granted bail to the BJP Yuva Morcha leader Priyanka Sharma jailed for sharing a meme of West...
BJP worker Priyanka Sharma

BJP youth leader booked for sharing Mamata Banerjee’s morphed pic, SC to hear case

Supreme Court will hear tomorrow (Tuesday, May 14) the bail plea of BJP YuvaMorcha(BJYM) leader Priyanka Sharma arrested on Friday, May 10 for allegedly...
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6: State-wise list along with poll timings

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6: State-wise list along with poll timings

59 parliamentary constituencies across six states and the National Capital Territory of Delhi have began voting today (Sunday, May 12) in the sixth phase...
A BJP woman activist arrested for sharing Mamata Banerjee’s morphed picture

A BJP woman activist arrested for sharing Mamata Banerjee’s morphed picture

A BJP woman leader was arrested in West Bengal's Howrah district for allegedly sharing morphed picture of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social media,...
Arvind Kejriwal

Rahul Gandhi will be responsible if Modi-Shah comes back to power: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today (Friday, May 10) accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of harming the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh, the Left...

“Politicians going all time low, not afraid of EC”

Criticising opposition parties during election is not a new thing in politics, but the way politicians are abusing each other in the ongoing 2019...
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Mamata Banerjee explains why she didn’t sit with Modi for meeting over cyclone

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “I don’t consider Modi as country’s Prime Minister, that’s why I didn’t sit with him for meeting...
Narendra Modi

‘Didi’ is arresting those who chants ‘Jai Shri Ram’: PM Modi in Tamluk, West...

Prime Minister Narendra  Modi today  (Monday, May 6), addressed a political rally in West Bengal’s Tamluk, where he slammed state CM Mamata Banerjee, saying,...

Arvind Kejriwal slapped during roadshow in Delhi, AAP blames opposition parties

Delhi CM and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal was on Saturday (May 4) slapped by a man, during a roadshow in Delhi’s Moti Nagar area. Kejriwal...
I have friends in opposition too as Mamata Banerjee and Ghulam Nabi Azad: PM Modi to Akshay Kumar

I have friends in opposition too as Mamata Banerjee and Ghulam Nabi Azad: PM...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Wednesday, April 24) said that West Bengal CM and TDP head Mamata Banerjee still gives him Kurtas in gifts,...
Amit Shah

Amit Shah defends Pragya Thakur’s candidature from Bhopal, calling it a right decision

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah today (Monday, April 22) defended party’s decision of fielding Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal Lok Sabha Constituency...
Mamata Banerjee govt denies permission to Rahul Gandhi’s chopper from landing in Bengal

Mamata Banerjee govt denies permission to Rahul Gandhi’s chopper from landing in Bengal

Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s chopper was denied permission for landing in West Bengal, where he was scheduled to address a rally in Siliguri on...
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‘People would seal PM’s lips with Leucoplast’: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM and TMC head Mamata Banerjee today (Tuesday, April 9) took a jibe on PM Modi, saying, people will have a solution...
Narendra Modi

PM Modi addresses rally in West Bengal, slams Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Sunday, April 7) addressed a political rally in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar, slamming the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government, PM...
Saradha chit fund scam: SC says very very serious allegations by CBI against Kolkata ex-police commissioner

Saradha chit fund scam: SC says very very serious allegations by CBI against Kolkata...

The Supreme Court today (Tuesday, March 26) termed as “very, very serious” the revelations made by CBI in its fresh status report relating to...
Dilip Ghosh

Don’t have enough candidates in West Bengal who can win polls: Dilip Ghosh

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Friday (March 15) said that saffron party doesn’t have enough candidates who can win elections in the...
Firhad Hakim

7-phase election will be inconvenient for people observing Ramzan: Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim

Kolkata Mayor and TMC leader Firhad Hakim today (Monday, March 11) said that the seven-phase election will be inconvenient for people observing fast, as...

Mamata Banerjee running West Bengal Govt like a private company: Raman Singh

Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh on Sunday (Feb 17) alleged that the West Bengal government is being run like a private company by...

TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas shot dead in West Bengal’s Phulbari

Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biswas was shot dead by unidentified miscreants on Saturday (Feb 9) night, police said. Biswas, the legislator from Krishnaganj in Nadia...

MHA asks Mamata to take disciplinary action against Kolkata police commissioner

Hours after the Supreme Court today said that Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar cannot be arrested but will have to cooperate with CBI in...

Kolkata police chief must cooperate with CBI, not to be arrested: Supreme Court

Restraining the CBI from arresting Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, the Supreme Court today (Tuesday, Feb 5) directed him to make himself available before...
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Centre vs State of West Bengal: Slugfest over political meddling with legal machinery

As the clash between Modi government at the Centre and Mamata Banerjee’s government in West Bengal continues, the political use/abuse of legal machinery was...
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“West Bengal issue has turned into a political drama”

Panelists feel that it is poll compulsions that has led to the flare-up West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee has been on a dharna since last...
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Mamata Vs CBI: SC directs CBI to submit proof against Kolkata Police Chief

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee found herself on a collision course with the centre after a huge showdown on Sunday evening between the...
Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath’s chopper not allowed to land in West Bengal

The West Bengal government today (Feb 3) denied permission to UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s helicopter from landing in the state, ahead of a political...
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Opposition parties calls Interim Budget a jumla, can’t be implemented

The Interim Budget presented by Piyush Goyal is being criticized by the opposition parties and has been named another ‘jumla’. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee...

‘Bengal ruined under Mamata Didi’s Govt’: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Monday (Jan 21) hit out at Mamata Banerjee stating she ruined the state with ‘politics of appeasement’. "On my two...
Arvind Kejriwal

‘What Pakistan couldn’t do in 70 years, Modi and Shah did it in 5...

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the country would disintegrate if BJP comes to power in the upcoming general elections, while speaking at...
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Ashok Gehlot, Kamal Nath sworn in as CMs, Bhupesh Baghel ceremony held up by...

Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot and Kamal Nath were sworn in as chief ministers in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh respectively today (Monday, Dec 17), with...
After Andhra, Bengal bar CBI, FM Jaitley says states not sovereign in corruption cases

After Andhra, Bengal bar CBI, FM Jaitley says states not sovereign in corruption cases

Amid the escalating Centre-state clash with Mamata Banerjee government in Bengal joining Chandrababu Naidu government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) in withdrawing general consent given...
Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu building anti-BJP alliance in south

Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu building anti-BJP alliance in south

In the “now it’s there – ‘now it isn’t” alliance-building efforts of opposition parties against the BJP, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and Andhra...
SC refuses to stay West Bengal govt grant to Durga Puja Committees

SC refuses to stay West Bengal govt grant to Durga Puja Committees

The Supreme Court said that it will decide on the discretionary power of State to give such grants and sought state government’s reply within...
SC to hear plea against Mamata Banerjee granting govt fund for Durga Puja committees

SC to hear plea against Mamata Banerjee granting govt fund for Durga Puja committees

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on Friday an appeal challenging decision of Mamata Banerjee’s government in Bengal to grant Rs 10,000...
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NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

The draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens, although still to be finalised, came under question with some significant and unlikely lapses and omissions...
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Bengal BJP president threatens TMC leaders, says will use bullets to retaliate

During a public meeting in Jalpaiguri on Tuesday, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) controversy child Dilip Ghosh, who is also party’s president said that if...
Entire Opposition Join Hands Even As Doves in RAW And ISI Coo

Entire Opposition Join Hands Even As Doves in RAW And ISI Coo

~By Saeed Naqvi   Two mutually reinforcing images from last week may well define the next phase in national affairs. It is too early to call...
Kumaraswamy sworn in Karnataka CM, G Parameshwara of Cong as deputy, united Opposition turns up

Kumaraswamy sworn in Karnataka CM, G Parameshwara of Cong as deputy, united Opposition turns...

Karnataka got its second chief minister in less than a week, on Wednesday, May 23, with JD (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy sworn in the...
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Efforts for an anti-BJP front: Mamata Banerjee meets leaders of different political parties

Once again, there are moves to form a common front against the dominant political party in the country, the BJP this time. Bengal chief minister...
Analysis: AP’s Chandrababu Naidu richest CM, Tripura’s Manik Sarkar poorest

Analysis: AP’s Chandrababu Naidu richest CM, Tripura’s Manik Sarkar poorest

The study also shows that among 31 CMs, only 20 have clean records, while 11, or 35% among all have declared criminal cases against...

Man hacked, burnt alive in Rajasthan over alleged love jihad, family wants culprit hanged

Photo caption: Screen-grab of Shambhulal Raigar, the main accused in the case. The victim Afrazul (inset). Photo credit: Agencies. A video of the incident that...
Bimal Gurung suspended as GJM chief by his one-time protégé Binay Tamang

Bimal Gurung suspended as GJM chief by his one-time protégé Binay Tamang

Decision to suspend Gurung and his confidantes came a day before Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s scheduled all-party meet to discuss Darjeeling situation In a...
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After 8 years in coma, Congress veteran PR Dasmunsi dies at 72

A former union minister and AIFF chief, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi had suffered a fatal cardiac arrest in October 2008 which left him in a...
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After Rahul’s ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’, Mamata’s Great Selfish Tax swipe at GST

West Bengal chief minister says GST rolled out to harass people, calls demonetisation a “disaster that destroyed the economy” Weeks after Congress vice president Rahul...
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Former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy joins BJP and Modi fan club

Former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy has finally joined the BJP officially, it was announced on Friday. “Happy to inform that Mukul Roy is...
Mukul and Mamata Banerjee

Mamata’s key aide Mukul Roy says he’s quitting TMC; party suspends him for 6...

Amid rumours that the former Union railway minister may be joining the BJP, Mamata’s main concern would be the information Roy may carry to...
Durga Puja

Calcutta High Court revokes ban on Durga idol immersion during Muharram

The Bengal govt had imposed restrictions on idol immersions on September 30 after 10pm and completely prohibited immersions on October 1, the day of...
Gorkhaland Total Bandh Enters Fourth Month As Leaders Duck

Gorkhaland Total Bandh Enters Fourth Month As Leaders Duck

By:  Saeed Naqvi Darjeeling, Thimpu, Gangtok, Siliguri are a tight cluster on any map even in a large Atlas. Because of the recent standoff with China...
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Former union minister Sultan Ahmed, Mamata’s strong hand in LS, dies of heart attack

Ahmed was union minister of state for tourism in the UPA-II government when the Congress party and Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress were in alliance,...
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Mamata Banerjee: No Durga idol immersion on Muharram

The CM made the announcement after meeting with puja organisers and Muharram committee members in Kolkata West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday...
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Mamata Banerjee calls for a ‘BJP quit India’ movement

 Mamata Banerjee announced ‘BJP Bharat Charo’ programme in Bengal which will be held from August 9 to August 30, where workers would take out...
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Mamata alleges Modi’s “diplomatic failure” for Bengal sufferings

Raises questions on functioning of secret agencies In a rare aggressive posture by a Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee has blamed that West Bengal has “suffered”...
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Enemy’s Enemy Is My Friend: BJP, CPM Target Mamata

By Saeed Naqvi On the eve of the May 2016, West Bengal Assembly elections, Arun Jaitley shared his campaign experiences with some editors. When he attacked...

BJP leader dares women to survive in Bengal without getting raped within 15 days

A day after BJP MLA Brijbhushan Rajput threatened to stop Haj pilgrimage, another BJP leader in Bengal courted controversy by her statement on violence...
Gorkhaland

Hill parties to fast unto death in Darjeeling for Gorkhaland

The Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) on Tuesday decided to stage a hunger strike from July 15 to press for a separate Gorkhaland state....
Mamata blames Centre for failure of law and order in West Bengal

Mamata blames Centre for failure of law and order in West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday blamed the Centre for the current state of chaos in North 24 Parganas and Darjeeling. At a...
Bengal Riots

Why do people love to hate?

Ranjona Banerji And once again, India is heading towards what journalists of old used to call a “communal tinderbox”. Sectarian hatred, which sadly simmers below...
Mamata; Governor Tripathi acting like BJP block president

Mamata; Governor Tripathi acting like BJP block president

Governor surprised at CM’s attitude The political tug of war between the Centre and West Bengal government reached new heights. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has...
Mamata Banerjee says deep-rooted conspiracy in Darjeeling - APNLive

Mamata Banerjee says deep-rooted conspiracy in Darjeeling

Police officer’s death aggravates situation Situation in hilly Darjeeling region turned explosive on Saturday when a police officer was stabbed to death by protesters...
A gathering protests the Trinamool government’s ban on rallies at College Square, central Kolkata, on June 10. The protest is ongoing

Mamata out to muzzle campuses?

Coming close on the heels of the College Square rally ban, the new student election rules promulgated by the state government have raised the...
Army Called in After GJM Supporters Attack Police in Darjeeling

Army Called in After GJM Supporters Attack Police in Darjeeling

The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called in the Army in Darjeeling after police failed to prevent Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)...
Centre reconsiders ban on sale of cattle for slaughter

Centre reconsiders ban on sale of cattle for slaughter

Kerala and West Bengal threaten legal tangle The Central government is rethinking its move banning the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter through animal...
Bengal minister defies red beacon ban

Bengal minister defies red beacon ban

‘Our government has not banned it yet’, Arup Biswas explains Defying the centre’s ban on red beacon on vehicles, a West Bengal minister invited controversy...
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For the Presidential election, the decision is 'Let us wait' for the name of the candidate that may be given by the government, and...
Kejriwal not invited to Sonia lunch meeting on presidential polls

Kejriwal not invited to Sonia lunch meeting on presidential polls

Sonia invites opposition leaders on Friday when the Modi government completes 3 years in office. Congress president Sonia Gandhi seems not to have invited Aam...

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It is the dawn of a new era in the hills. The hills are smiling. —West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, on winning the Mirik municipal...
Trinamool wins four municipalities

Trinamool wins four municipalities

GJM retains three, but Mamata has made inroads in the hills The Trinamool Congress, led by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, has won four of...
Trinamool leading in WB civic polls

Trinamool leading in WB civic polls

Setback to Mission Bengal as ruling party makes inroads in hills West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress has established its lead in all of the...
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The denial itself carries no credibility… cover firing to those who carried out the attack with posts within a few metres of each other...
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Talking Points

Will bring a legal framework by which doctors write a prescription which enables patients to buy generic medicine. —PM Narendra Modi, on the doctor-big pharma...
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and TMC leader Mukul Roy, UNI

A CBI sting for Mamata

With the Calcutta High Court ordering a probe by the same agency into the Narada sting, is another fight brewing between Modi and the...

Behind Mamata’s fire and fury on demonetization

The feisty CM may just use it to advantage How does West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee plan to handle the mess resulting from the...

'Mamata Banerjee' - 106 News Results

Mamata Banerjee runs into the PM's wife at Kolkata Airport

Mamata Banerjee runs into the PM’s wife at Kolkata Airport

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ran into Prime Minister Modi’s wife, Jashodaben, at Kolkata airport on Tuesday, September 17, before boarding her flight...

A glut of information

By Prabir Biswas Although a "probaashi bangali" (a rather condescending term used by the Bengalis from West Bengal for their ilk who have settled in...
Ex- Chief Minister of Bengal hospitalized, kept under observation

Ex- Chief Minister of Bengal hospitalized, kept under observation

Former Chief Minister of Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was admitted to a private hospital in south Kolkata after he complained of severe breathing problem on...
Mamata Banerjee

“Ration cards should be categorized based on purpose” : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday, August 28 said that ration cards should be divided into two categories based on purpose. The first...

Zomato Riders Protest in Howrah on “Beef and Pork” delivery issue

In Kolkata, the employees of Zomato food delivering app refused to deliver food containing either beef or pork on Sunday (August 11) and said...

Sharad Pawar accuses BJP of using ED, CBI threatening netas to defect

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar has accused BJP of misusing central agencies to pressure opposition leaders to defect. He said that the BJP-led state government...
Supreme Court issues contempt notice to Bengal govt for delaying release of BJYM leader

Supreme Court issues contempt notice to Bengal govt for delaying release of BJYM leader

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Monday, July 1) issued a contempt notice to Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal for keeping BJP Yuva Morcha...
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee to skip tomorrow’s meet on PM Modi’s pet idea of ‘one nation,...

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today (Tuesday, June 18) communicated that she was not going to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled meeting...
Junior doctors reject Mamata’s talk offer; Delhi doctors’ 48-hour ultimatum to meet demands

Junior doctors reject Mamata’s talk offer; Delhi doctors’ 48-hour ultimatum to meet demands

Doctors’ strike in Bengal entered the fifth day today (Saturday, June 15) as they refused to go to Secretariat, turning down West Bengal chief...
Mass resignation of doctors in West Bengal, doctors’ strike spreads across country

Mass resignation of doctors in West Bengal, doctors’ strike spreads across country

While the opening of emergency ward at Nil Ratan Sircar (NRS) Medical College and Hospital provided a modicum of relief to those in urgent...
JD (U) spokesperson Ajay Alok resigns, says he doesn’t want to ‘embarrass’ Nitish Kumar

JD (U) spokesperson Ajay Alok resigns, says he doesn’t want to ‘embarrass’ Nitish Kumar

JD(U) leader Ajay Alok has resigned from the post of party spokesperson stating that he does not wish to cause "embarrassment" to Bihar Chief...
AIIMS doctors to strike work Friday on IMA’s call to protest attack on doctors in Kolkata

AIIMS doctors to strike work Friday on IMA’s call to protest attack on doctors...

Medical services across the country may be hit tomorrow with doctors deciding to express solidarity with their protesting colleagues in Kolkata. Several resident doctors at...
“Mamata should take steps to stop the violence”

“Mamata should take steps to stop the violence”

Panelists feel that democracy cannot be allowed to be crippled in the state The BJP is observing “Black Day” in West Bengal and a 12-hour...
Prashant Kishor

Amit Shah Principal of college in which Prashant Kishor is still student: Kailash Vijayvargiya

Taking a dig at TMC chief Mamata Banerjee for engaging election strategist Prashant Kishor for the 2021 West Bengal assembly polls, the BJP said...
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4 killed as clashes continue between BJP-TMC workers in WB’s North 24 Praganas

At least four persons were allegedly killed and three others severely injured in clashes that broke out between the TMC and the BJP in...
Massive fire breaks out at chemical godown near Kolkata’s Howrah Bridge

Massive fire breaks out at chemical godown near Kolkata’s Howrah Bridge

A massive fire broke out in a godown loaded with chemicals near the Howrah Bridge in Kolkata today (Saturday, June 8) early morning. The godown...
Mamata Banerjee behaving like Kim Jong Un

Mamata Banerjee behaving like Kim Jong Un: Giriraj Singh

Union Minister Giriraj Singh, who is known his controversial statement, has compared West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "She...
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Mamata Banerjee won’t attend NITI Ayog meet, tells PM Modi it’s “fruitless”

Calling it “fruitless” to attend a meeting of “a body that has no financial powers”, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has refused to...
Mamata Banerjee

We respect ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan but not like the way BJP uses it:...

West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee shared a post on her Facebook account, in which she wrote, she doesn’t have any issue...
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Mamata to skip Modi’s oath ceremony as BJP invites kin of those killed in...

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today (Wednesday, May 29) decided not to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony tomorrow after she learnt that...
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Two TMC, one CPI(M) MLA and several councillors from Bengal join BJP

Three West Bengal MLAs – two from Trinamool Congress (TMC) and one from CPI(M) MLAs – and several councillors joined the BJP today (Tuesday,...
Lok Sabha Election Result 2019

Lok Sabha Election Result 2019

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections were the most bitterly fought and arguable the most crucial India has had since independence. Never before was there...
Former PM Rajiv Gandhi

Narendra Modi pays tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary

Days after calling former PM Rajiv Gandhi ‘Corrupt No 1’, Narendra Modi today (Tuesday, May 21) took to twitter and paid him tribute on...
People will tell their Mann Ki Baat to Modi on May 23: Raj Babbar

People will tell their Mann Ki Baat to Modi on May 23: Raj Babbar

Congress leader Raj Babbar on Sunday (May 19) claimed that Modi-Shah government will remain at the Centre only till 6 am on 23 May...
Anti-BJP parties’ reaction on Exit poll prediction showing Modi-Shah victory

Anti-BJP parties’ reaction on Exit poll prediction showing Modi-Shah victory

Almost every exit-poll has the same to say that NDA is returning back in power and once again Modi-Shah government is going to rule...
Modi govt to return with nearly same tally as 2014, according to exit polls

Modi govt to return with nearly same tally as 2014, according to exit polls

The exit polls for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, as eagerly awaited as the intensity with which the elections were fought, unanimously predicted a return...
BJP leader Anupam Hazra’s car vandalised in poll violence in West Bengal

BJP leader Anupam Hazra’s car vandalised in poll violence in West Bengal

BJP leader Anupam Hazra has alleged that TMC workers were covering their faces at a Jadavpur booth and giving proxy votes. Shortly after he...

Even God cannot save PM Modi from losing: Abhishek Banerjee

TMC leader and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee today (Sunday, May 19) hit out at PM Modi saying, ‘Even God cannot save him (Modi)...

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar cast his vote, gives a suggestion to Election body

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar were among the early voters, who were seen casting their votes as...
Rajeev Kumar

Saradha scam: Supreme Court withdraws protection from arrest to Kolkata’s ex-top cop

The Supreme Court today (Friday, May 17) withdrew the interim protection from arrest it had granted to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in...

Rahul Gandhi kept mum when PM Modi was called ‘Neech’: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday (May 16) accused Congress chief Rahul Gandhi of remaining silent after his party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar hurled...

“Political battle in West Bengal turns violent”

Just less than a week ahead of the last phase of ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2019 the electoral battle between TMC and BJP in...
Priyanka Sharma

Mamata meme row: SC raps Mamata govt for delay in releasing Priyanka Sharma

The Supreme Court today (Wednesday, May 15) said the arrest of BJP youth wing convenor Priyanka Sharma was “prima facie arbitrary”, reported The Indian...
Mamata Banerjee reacts to Amit Shah’s ‘Kangal Bangla’ jibe

Mamata Banerjee reacts to Amit Shah’s ‘Kangal Bangla’ jibe

West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee slammed BJP president Amit Shah for his ‘Kangal Bangla’ remark. Earlier BJP president was heard saying, “Mamata...
BJP worker Priyanka Sharma

Mamata meme row: Supreme Court grants bail to Priyanka Sharma, asks her to apologise

The Supreme Court today (Tuesday, May 14) granted bail to the BJP Yuva Morcha leader Priyanka Sharma jailed for sharing a meme of West...
BJP worker Priyanka Sharma

BJP youth leader booked for sharing Mamata Banerjee’s morphed pic, SC to hear case

Supreme Court will hear tomorrow (Tuesday, May 14) the bail plea of BJP YuvaMorcha(BJYM) leader Priyanka Sharma arrested on Friday, May 10 for allegedly...
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6: State-wise list along with poll timings

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6: State-wise list along with poll timings

59 parliamentary constituencies across six states and the National Capital Territory of Delhi have began voting today (Sunday, May 12) in the sixth phase...
A BJP woman activist arrested for sharing Mamata Banerjee’s morphed picture

A BJP woman activist arrested for sharing Mamata Banerjee’s morphed picture

A BJP woman leader was arrested in West Bengal's Howrah district for allegedly sharing morphed picture of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social media,...
Arvind Kejriwal

Rahul Gandhi will be responsible if Modi-Shah comes back to power: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today (Friday, May 10) accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of harming the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh, the Left...

“Politicians going all time low, not afraid of EC”

Criticising opposition parties during election is not a new thing in politics, but the way politicians are abusing each other in the ongoing 2019...
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee explains why she didn’t sit with Modi for meeting over cyclone

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “I don’t consider Modi as country’s Prime Minister, that’s why I didn’t sit with him for meeting...
Narendra Modi

‘Didi’ is arresting those who chants ‘Jai Shri Ram’: PM Modi in Tamluk, West...

Prime Minister Narendra  Modi today  (Monday, May 6), addressed a political rally in West Bengal’s Tamluk, where he slammed state CM Mamata Banerjee, saying,...

Arvind Kejriwal slapped during roadshow in Delhi, AAP blames opposition parties

Delhi CM and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal was on Saturday (May 4) slapped by a man, during a roadshow in Delhi’s Moti Nagar area. Kejriwal...
I have friends in opposition too as Mamata Banerjee and Ghulam Nabi Azad: PM Modi to Akshay Kumar

I have friends in opposition too as Mamata Banerjee and Ghulam Nabi Azad: PM...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Wednesday, April 24) said that West Bengal CM and TDP head Mamata Banerjee still gives him Kurtas in gifts,...
Amit Shah

Amit Shah defends Pragya Thakur’s candidature from Bhopal, calling it a right decision

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah today (Monday, April 22) defended party’s decision of fielding Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal Lok Sabha Constituency...
Mamata Banerjee govt denies permission to Rahul Gandhi’s chopper from landing in Bengal

Mamata Banerjee govt denies permission to Rahul Gandhi’s chopper from landing in Bengal

Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s chopper was denied permission for landing in West Bengal, where he was scheduled to address a rally in Siliguri on...
West Bengal CM and TMC head Mamata Banerjee

‘People would seal PM’s lips with Leucoplast’: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM and TMC head Mamata Banerjee today (Tuesday, April 9) took a jibe on PM Modi, saying, people will have a solution...
Narendra Modi

PM Modi addresses rally in West Bengal, slams Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Sunday, April 7) addressed a political rally in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar, slamming the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government, PM...
Saradha chit fund scam: SC says very very serious allegations by CBI against Kolkata ex-police commissioner

Saradha chit fund scam: SC says very very serious allegations by CBI against Kolkata...

The Supreme Court today (Tuesday, March 26) termed as “very, very serious” the revelations made by CBI in its fresh status report relating to...
Dilip Ghosh

Don’t have enough candidates in West Bengal who can win polls: Dilip Ghosh

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Friday (March 15) said that saffron party doesn’t have enough candidates who can win elections in the...
Firhad Hakim

7-phase election will be inconvenient for people observing Ramzan: Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim

Kolkata Mayor and TMC leader Firhad Hakim today (Monday, March 11) said that the seven-phase election will be inconvenient for people observing fast, as...

Mamata Banerjee running West Bengal Govt like a private company: Raman Singh

Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh on Sunday (Feb 17) alleged that the West Bengal government is being run like a private company by...

TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas shot dead in West Bengal’s Phulbari

Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biswas was shot dead by unidentified miscreants on Saturday (Feb 9) night, police said. Biswas, the legislator from Krishnaganj in Nadia...

MHA asks Mamata to take disciplinary action against Kolkata police commissioner

Hours after the Supreme Court today said that Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar cannot be arrested but will have to cooperate with CBI in...

Kolkata police chief must cooperate with CBI, not to be arrested: Supreme Court

Restraining the CBI from arresting Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, the Supreme Court today (Tuesday, Feb 5) directed him to make himself available before...
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Centre vs State of West Bengal: Slugfest over political meddling with legal machinery

As the clash between Modi government at the Centre and Mamata Banerjee’s government in West Bengal continues, the political use/abuse of legal machinery was...
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“West Bengal issue has turned into a political drama”

Panelists feel that it is poll compulsions that has led to the flare-up West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee has been on a dharna since last...
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Vs CBI: SC directs CBI to submit proof against Kolkata Police Chief

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee found herself on a collision course with the centre after a huge showdown on Sunday evening between the...
Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath’s chopper not allowed to land in West Bengal

The West Bengal government today (Feb 3) denied permission to UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s helicopter from landing in the state, ahead of a political...
interim budget 2019

Opposition parties calls Interim Budget a jumla, can’t be implemented

The Interim Budget presented by Piyush Goyal is being criticized by the opposition parties and has been named another ‘jumla’. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee...

‘Bengal ruined under Mamata Didi’s Govt’: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Monday (Jan 21) hit out at Mamata Banerjee stating she ruined the state with ‘politics of appeasement’. "On my two...
Arvind Kejriwal

‘What Pakistan couldn’t do in 70 years, Modi and Shah did it in 5...

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the country would disintegrate if BJP comes to power in the upcoming general elections, while speaking at...
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Ashok Gehlot, Kamal Nath sworn in as CMs, Bhupesh Baghel ceremony held up by...

Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot and Kamal Nath were sworn in as chief ministers in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh respectively today (Monday, Dec 17), with...
After Andhra, Bengal bar CBI, FM Jaitley says states not sovereign in corruption cases

After Andhra, Bengal bar CBI, FM Jaitley says states not sovereign in corruption cases

Amid the escalating Centre-state clash with Mamata Banerjee government in Bengal joining Chandrababu Naidu government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) in withdrawing general consent given...
Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu building anti-BJP alliance in south

Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu building anti-BJP alliance in south

In the “now it’s there – ‘now it isn’t” alliance-building efforts of opposition parties against the BJP, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and Andhra...
SC refuses to stay West Bengal govt grant to Durga Puja Committees

SC refuses to stay West Bengal govt grant to Durga Puja Committees

The Supreme Court said that it will decide on the discretionary power of State to give such grants and sought state government’s reply within...
SC to hear plea against Mamata Banerjee granting govt fund for Durga Puja committees

SC to hear plea against Mamata Banerjee granting govt fund for Durga Puja committees

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on Friday an appeal challenging decision of Mamata Banerjee’s government in Bengal to grant Rs 10,000...
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NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

The draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens, although still to be finalised, came under question with some significant and unlikely lapses and omissions...
BJP president Dilip Ghosh

Bengal BJP president threatens TMC leaders, says will use bullets to retaliate

During a public meeting in Jalpaiguri on Tuesday, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) controversy child Dilip Ghosh, who is also party’s president said that if...
Entire Opposition Join Hands Even As Doves in RAW And ISI Coo

Entire Opposition Join Hands Even As Doves in RAW And ISI Coo

~By Saeed Naqvi   Two mutually reinforcing images from last week may well define the next phase in national affairs. It is too early to call...
Kumaraswamy sworn in Karnataka CM, G Parameshwara of Cong as deputy, united Opposition turns up

Kumaraswamy sworn in Karnataka CM, G Parameshwara of Cong as deputy, united Opposition turns...

Karnataka got its second chief minister in less than a week, on Wednesday, May 23, with JD (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy sworn in the...
Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee

Efforts for an anti-BJP front: Mamata Banerjee meets leaders of different political parties

Once again, there are moves to form a common front against the dominant political party in the country, the BJP this time. Bengal chief minister...
Analysis: AP’s Chandrababu Naidu richest CM, Tripura’s Manik Sarkar poorest

Analysis: AP’s Chandrababu Naidu richest CM, Tripura’s Manik Sarkar poorest

The study also shows that among 31 CMs, only 20 have clean records, while 11, or 35% among all have declared criminal cases against...

Man hacked, burnt alive in Rajasthan over alleged love jihad, family wants culprit hanged

Photo caption: Screen-grab of Shambhulal Raigar, the main accused in the case. The victim Afrazul (inset). Photo credit: Agencies. A video of the incident that...
Bimal Gurung suspended as GJM chief by his one-time protégé Binay Tamang

Bimal Gurung suspended as GJM chief by his one-time protégé Binay Tamang

Decision to suspend Gurung and his confidantes came a day before Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s scheduled all-party meet to discuss Darjeeling situation In a...
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After 8 years in coma, Congress veteran PR Dasmunsi dies at 72

A former union minister and AIFF chief, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi had suffered a fatal cardiac arrest in October 2008 which left him in a...
Mamata Banerjee

After Rahul’s ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’, Mamata’s Great Selfish Tax swipe at GST

West Bengal chief minister says GST rolled out to harass people, calls demonetisation a “disaster that destroyed the economy” Weeks after Congress vice president Rahul...
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Former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy joins BJP and Modi fan club

Former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy has finally joined the BJP officially, it was announced on Friday. “Happy to inform that Mukul Roy is...
Mukul and Mamata Banerjee

Mamata’s key aide Mukul Roy says he’s quitting TMC; party suspends him for 6...

Amid rumours that the former Union railway minister may be joining the BJP, Mamata’s main concern would be the information Roy may carry to...
Durga Puja

Calcutta High Court revokes ban on Durga idol immersion during Muharram

The Bengal govt had imposed restrictions on idol immersions on September 30 after 10pm and completely prohibited immersions on October 1, the day of...
Gorkhaland Total Bandh Enters Fourth Month As Leaders Duck

Gorkhaland Total Bandh Enters Fourth Month As Leaders Duck

By:  Saeed Naqvi Darjeeling, Thimpu, Gangtok, Siliguri are a tight cluster on any map even in a large Atlas. Because of the recent standoff with China...
Sultan Ahmed

Former union minister Sultan Ahmed, Mamata’s strong hand in LS, dies of heart attack

Ahmed was union minister of state for tourism in the UPA-II government when the Congress party and Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress were in alliance,...
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee: No Durga idol immersion on Muharram

The CM made the announcement after meeting with puja organisers and Muharram committee members in Kolkata West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday...
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee calls for a ‘BJP quit India’ movement

 Mamata Banerjee announced ‘BJP Bharat Charo’ programme in Bengal which will be held from August 9 to August 30, where workers would take out...
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata alleges Modi’s “diplomatic failure” for Bengal sufferings

Raises questions on functioning of secret agencies In a rare aggressive posture by a Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee has blamed that West Bengal has “suffered”...
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Enemy’s Enemy Is My Friend: BJP, CPM Target Mamata

By Saeed Naqvi On the eve of the May 2016, West Bengal Assembly elections, Arun Jaitley shared his campaign experiences with some editors. When he attacked...

BJP leader dares women to survive in Bengal without getting raped within 15 days

A day after BJP MLA Brijbhushan Rajput threatened to stop Haj pilgrimage, another BJP leader in Bengal courted controversy by her statement on violence...
Gorkhaland

Hill parties to fast unto death in Darjeeling for Gorkhaland

The Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) on Tuesday decided to stage a hunger strike from July 15 to press for a separate Gorkhaland state....
Mamata blames Centre for failure of law and order in West Bengal

Mamata blames Centre for failure of law and order in West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday blamed the Centre for the current state of chaos in North 24 Parganas and Darjeeling. At a...
Bengal Riots

Why do people love to hate?

Ranjona Banerji And once again, India is heading towards what journalists of old used to call a “communal tinderbox”. Sectarian hatred, which sadly simmers below...
Mamata; Governor Tripathi acting like BJP block president

Mamata; Governor Tripathi acting like BJP block president

Governor surprised at CM’s attitude The political tug of war between the Centre and West Bengal government reached new heights. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has...
Mamata Banerjee says deep-rooted conspiracy in Darjeeling - APNLive

Mamata Banerjee says deep-rooted conspiracy in Darjeeling

Police officer’s death aggravates situation Situation in hilly Darjeeling region turned explosive on Saturday when a police officer was stabbed to death by protesters...
A gathering protests the Trinamool government’s ban on rallies at College Square, central Kolkata, on June 10. The protest is ongoing

Mamata out to muzzle campuses?

Coming close on the heels of the College Square rally ban, the new student election rules promulgated by the state government have raised the...
Army Called in After GJM Supporters Attack Police in Darjeeling

Army Called in After GJM Supporters Attack Police in Darjeeling

The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called in the Army in Darjeeling after police failed to prevent Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)...
Centre reconsiders ban on sale of cattle for slaughter

Centre reconsiders ban on sale of cattle for slaughter

Kerala and West Bengal threaten legal tangle The Central government is rethinking its move banning the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter through animal...
Bengal minister defies red beacon ban

Bengal minister defies red beacon ban

‘Our government has not banned it yet’, Arup Biswas explains Defying the centre’s ban on red beacon on vehicles, a West Bengal minister invited controversy...
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For the Presidential election, the decision is 'Let us wait' for the name of the candidate that may be given by the government, and...
Kejriwal not invited to Sonia lunch meeting on presidential polls

Kejriwal not invited to Sonia lunch meeting on presidential polls

Sonia invites opposition leaders on Friday when the Modi government completes 3 years in office. Congress president Sonia Gandhi seems not to have invited Aam...

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It is the dawn of a new era in the hills. The hills are smiling. —West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, on winning the Mirik municipal...
Trinamool wins four municipalities

Trinamool wins four municipalities

GJM retains three, but Mamata has made inroads in the hills The Trinamool Congress, led by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, has won four of...
Trinamool leading in WB civic polls

Trinamool leading in WB civic polls

Setback to Mission Bengal as ruling party makes inroads in hills West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress has established its lead in all of the...
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The denial itself carries no credibility… cover firing to those who carried out the attack with posts within a few metres of each other...
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Will bring a legal framework by which doctors write a prescription which enables patients to buy generic medicine. —PM Narendra Modi, on the doctor-big pharma...
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and TMC leader Mukul Roy, UNI

A CBI sting for Mamata

With the Calcutta High Court ordering a probe by the same agency into the Narada sting, is another fight brewing between Modi and the...

Behind Mamata’s fire and fury on demonetization

The feisty CM may just use it to advantage How does West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee plan to handle the mess resulting from the...

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