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Menaka Gambhir, Abhishek Banerjee’s sister-in-law, to meet CBI officials today

  • A CBI team on Sunday served notices to Rujira Banerjee, Abhishek’s wife, and Gambhir to join the probe in the coal scam.
Police personnel deployed outside TMC MP Abhisekh Banerjee's residence after a CBI team reached his house in connection with an investigation into an alleged coal smuggling case, in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)
Police personnel deployed outside TMC MP Abhisekh Banerjee's residence after a CBI team reached his house in connection with an investigation into an alleged coal smuggling case, in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2021 08:41 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Prime Minister Modi to visit poll-bound Bengal for a few hours today

The PM is scheduled to flag off the extension of the city’s north-south Metro corridor from Noapara to Dakshineshwar along with a slew of other railway projects and also address a public rally in Hooghly district
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)
Updated on Feb 22, 2021 08:33 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

Modi to launch several projects on third visit to poll-bound Assam in a month

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch several projects on Monday in Assam—his third visit to the poll-bound state in a month
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2021 08:14 AM IST
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Atmosphere in Kerala is favourable towards BJP, says V Muraleedharan

"The vote share in 2016 was around 15%; it went up in the Lok Sabha elections and then further up in the local body polls," he said.
V Muraleedharan, Minister of State in the MEA(Photo @VMBJP)
V Muraleedharan, Minister of State in the MEA(Photo @VMBJP)
Updated on Feb 22, 2021 03:36 PM IST
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By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

CBI serves notice on TMC MP’s wife, kin before polls

His wife, Rujira Banerjee, was not in the house when the five-member CBI team arrived around 2pm, according to people aware of the developments.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee.(PTI)
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 22, 2021 02:41 AM IST
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Situation conducive for formation of third front in TN: Kamal Haasan

Speaking on the occasion of his party Makkal Needhi Maiam's fourth foundation day celebrations at a private college here, Haasan also hinted he might consider an invite for alliance with the DMK if it came directly from the top leadership.
Actor turned politician Kamal Hasan.
Actor turned politician Kamal Hasan.
Published on Feb 22, 2021 12:01 AM IST
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Rahul Gandhi on two-day visit to Kerala, to participate in tractor rally

  • On Monday, Gandhi will inaugurate Kudumbashree Sangamon at Poothadi, a village near Kenichira in Wayanad at 10 am.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(PTI)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 10:46 PM IST
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'Not afraid of any intimidation,' says Mamata Banerjee

"As long as there is life in me, I will not be afraid of any intimidation," Banerjee said at a programme in Kolkata on International Mother Language Day, according to news agency PTI.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 08:26 PM IST
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Mamata Banerjee urges people to say 'jai Bangla' instead of 'hello' on phone

Speaking at an event marking the International Mother Language Day, she hit out at leaders at the Centre and said those who threaten to break the spine of Bengal do not know that it is not an easy thing to do.
The chief minister paid homage to those who had sacrificed their lives for the Bengali language.(PTI)
The chief minister paid homage to those who had sacrificed their lives for the Bengali language.(PTI)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 07:41 PM IST
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Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

TMC catches on ‘pawri ho rahi hai’ meme, takes a dig at Bengal BJP

The TMC shared the original video's parody targeting the BJP over state assembly elections slated for later this year. “Yeh @BJP4Bengal hai. Yeh unki jansabha hai. Aur yahaan inki pawri ho rahi hai!” the TMC tweeted.
The image shared by the Trinamool Congress on Twitter. (@AITCofficial/Twitter Photo )
The image shared by the Trinamool Congress on Twitter. (@AITCofficial/Twitter Photo )
Published on Feb 21, 2021 02:50 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

BJP wants double engine govt in Bengal to siphon off public money: Abhishek

The BJP is trying to bribe voters by promising them money under the PM Kisan Scheme, the Diamond Harbour MP, who is also the nephew of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, alleged.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee addresses a public rally at Gangarampur in South Dinajpur.(PTI File Photo )
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee addresses a public rally at Gangarampur in South Dinajpur.(PTI File Photo )
Published on Feb 21, 2021 09:51 AM IST
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Day before floor test, Puducherry CM Narayanasamy to meet MLAs | Key points

The fate of the Congress-led government in the Union territory hangs in the balance and will be determined on Monday.
Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy said (File Photo/ANI)
Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy said (File Photo/ANI)
Updated on Feb 21, 2021 09:14 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral

Ready to contest Bengal polls, says actor Yash Dasgupta days after joining BJP

Yash Dasgupta said maintaining the balance between his work and politics will not be a problem for him.
Tollywood actor Yash Dasgupta joins hands with BJP Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta, State leader Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy after joining BJP in Kolkata on Wednesday. (PTI Photo )
Tollywood actor Yash Dasgupta joins hands with BJP Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta, State leader Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy after joining BJP in Kolkata on Wednesday. (PTI Photo )
Published on Feb 21, 2021 08:08 AM IST
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‘Bengal wants its daughter’: TMC launches new slogan

“The poll bugle has been sounded and this time we would reach out to the people with a slogan ‘Bangla Nijer Meyekei Chay’,” said Subrata Bakshi, general secretary of TMC.
Political analysts said the TMC supremo’s makeover from didi (elder sister) to “nijer meye” (own daughter) was aimed to boost the women voter base. (Representative Image)(PTI Photo)
Political analysts said the TMC supremo’s makeover from didi (elder sister) to “nijer meye” (own daughter) was aimed to boost the women voter base. (Representative Image)(PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 03:24 AM IST
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By Joydeep Thakur, Kolkata

Ahead of polls, Assam hikes tea workers’ wage to 217 per day

The cabinet also formed a one-member committee comprising principal secretary JB Ekka to look into ways in which a similar hike can be done in small tea gardens of the state.
The decision comes six days after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi announced that if his party comes to power in the state it would hike wages from <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>167 to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>365 daily. (Representative Image)(HT Photo)
The decision comes six days after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi announced that if his party comes to power in the state it would hike wages from 167 to 365 daily. (Representative Image)(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 03:06 AM IST
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By Utpal Parashar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

TMC needs a course correction, says former minister before quitting politics

  • Chatterjee was made the minister of science and technology from 2011 to 2016. He won the elections for the second time in 2016 but was not given any ministerial berth.
Rabiranjan Chatterjee, who joined politics after retirement in 2004, first contested the elections on a TMC ticket in 2011 from Burdwan Dakshin and won by 37,000 votes against CPI (M) heavyweight and former minister Nirupam Sen. (TWITTER).
Rabiranjan Chatterjee, who joined politics after retirement in 2004, first contested the elections on a TMC ticket in 2011 from Burdwan Dakshin and won by 37,000 votes against CPI (M) heavyweight and former minister Nirupam Sen. (TWITTER).
Published on Feb 21, 2021 12:20 AM IST
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In Assam, BJP and ally AGP likely to leave own seats for other to retain power

  • The plan to leave occupied seats for the alliance partner was reportedly devised at the meeting held recently. While the number of such seats has not been finalized yet, sources in both parties said it could be anywhere between 5 to 10 seats.
Recently, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP state president Ranjeet Kumar Dass and other office bearers met AGP president Atul Bora and working president Keshab Mahanta to discuss seat sharing for the polls. (PTI PHOTO).
Recently, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP state president Ranjeet Kumar Dass and other office bearers met AGP president Atul Bora and working president Keshab Mahanta to discuss seat sharing for the polls. (PTI PHOTO).
Published on Feb 20, 2021 11:04 PM IST
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CM Mamata gets a makeover in TMC's poll slogan, goes from Didi to daughter

  • Political analysts said that the makeover of TMC chief Mamata Banerjee from didi (elder sister) to Nijer Meye (own daughter) was aimed at strengthening the special bond which Banerjee shares with women voters.
Women empowerment has always been a core segment of the Mamata Banerjee government’s development issues since it assumed power. (PTI PHOTO).
Women empowerment has always been a core segment of the Mamata Banerjee government’s development issues since it assumed power. (PTI PHOTO).
Published on Feb 20, 2021 09:44 PM IST
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'Bengal wants its own daughter': Trinamool releases new slogan ahead of polls

The slogan emphasises on the 'insider-outsider' debate and portrays Mamata Banerjee as the daughter whom Bengal will vote again to power.
Ahead of the Assembly election, Trinamool Congress released its new slogan on Saturday.
Ahead of the Assembly election, Trinamool Congress released its new slogan on Saturday.
Updated on Feb 20, 2021 03:44 PM IST
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‘Our aim is to develop BJP across TN, not just one region or caste’: CT Ravi

  • Tamil people love Modi-ji. Modi-ji also cares about Tamil makkal (people). Once we are able to convert that faith into votes, our party will emerge, says CT Ravi
BJP leader CT Ravi said people who are against the BJP's ideology, and political opponents are deliberately creating a negative narrative about the party(Twitter/CTRavi_BJP)
BJP leader CT Ravi said people who are against the BJP's ideology, and political opponents are deliberately creating a negative narrative about the party(Twitter/CTRavi_BJP)
Updated on Feb 20, 2021 11:51 AM IST
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By Divya Chandrababu, Hindustan Times, Chennai

‘Born and brought up in Bengal’: Amit Shah on poll-bound state’s next CM

  • Shah talked of the BJP’s yet to be named chief ministerial candidate while criticizing Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee for branding BJP leaders visiting Bengal from other states as bohiragato or outsiders.
Union home minister Amit Shah addresses the gathering after the inauguration of the 'Shauryanjali Programme' --- a tribute to Bengali revolutionaries, in Kolkata on Friday. (PTI PHOTO).
Union home minister Amit Shah addresses the gathering after the inauguration of the 'Shauryanjali Programme' --- a tribute to Bengali revolutionaries, in Kolkata on Friday. (PTI PHOTO).
Updated on Feb 19, 2021 07:25 PM IST
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Ready to be chief minister if BJP wins in Kerala, says E Sreedharan

  • Sreedharan said that he is "certainly" ready to be the chief minister if the party wants him to be after coming to power.
On what it means to enter the political fray, Sreedharan said it only means that all his professional responsibilities are coming to an end by the end of this month. HT/Arijit Sen
On what it means to enter the political fray, Sreedharan said it only means that all his professional responsibilities are coming to an end by the end of this month. HT/Arijit Sen
Published on Feb 19, 2021 03:24 PM IST
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Gujarat Congress' civic poll manifesto promises coffee dates

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lodged a strong protest saying that Congress has never associated itself with 'Indian values' and the party's promise of 'dating destinations' will promote 'Love Jihad'.
A snapshot of Gujarat Congress' manifesto(Twitter/ANI)
A snapshot of Gujarat Congress' manifesto(Twitter/ANI)
Published on Feb 19, 2021 12:46 PM IST
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ANI | , Vadodara

Trying to transform BJP into a mass party in Tamil Nadu: CT Ravi

What Modi has done for Tamil Nadu helps us. That will also build the party. Modi has directly connected with the Tamil Nadu people, says BJP’s Tamil Nadu in-charge CT Ravi
CT Ravi(ANI)
CT Ravi(ANI)
Updated on Feb 19, 2021 02:02 PM IST
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By Divya Chandrababu

Bengal assembly elections: PM Modi likely to visit state twice in coming weeks

While the Prime Minister is scheduled to flag off the extension of the city’s north-south Metro corridor from Noapara to Dakshineshwar on February 22, he is again expected in the state to address a rally from the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata on March 7
PM Narendra Modi. (File photo)
PM Narendra Modi. (File photo)
Updated on Feb 19, 2021 10:29 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

Panchayat polls| YSRCP-backed candidates win majority of seats in Kuppam: YSRCP

Out of 89 village panchayats in the limits of the Kuppam assembly constituency, YSRCP supported candidates bagged 74 seats in village panchayats, a party spokesperson said.
The gram panchayat elections are being held in four phases across the state.(PTI File photo)
The gram panchayat elections are being held in four phases across the state.(PTI File photo)
Published on Feb 19, 2021 06:14 AM IST
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Amit Shah promises ‘Sonar Bangla’, Mamata steps up attack on BJP

At his event organised to flag off the BJP’s fifth and last “Poriborton Rath Yatra (rally for change)”, Shah launched a fresh offensive on Abhishek, a parliamentarian from Diamond Harbour in South 24-Parganas, and said “bhaipo (nephew) and his goons” misappropriated central funds sent to Bengal.
Union home minister Amit Shah interacts with people at Narayanpur village in South 24 Paraganas,(PTI)
Union home minister Amit Shah interacts with people at Narayanpur village in South 24 Paraganas,(PTI)
Published on Feb 19, 2021 03:47 AM IST
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‘Law & order a state subject’: Railways condemns bomb attack on Bengal minister

The response from the Railways came after chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that since the attack on Jakir Hossain took place on its premises, it has to answer.
Investigation underway at Nimtita railway station in Murshidabad on Thursday. (ANI)
Investigation underway at Nimtita railway station in Murshidabad on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 18, 2021 03:26 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral

BJP's fight is to make West Bengal 'Sonar Bangla': Amit Shah

  • Shah also said that it is not BJP's aim to bring their government into the state by removing Banerjee, instead, they "want a change" in the situation of the state.
Home Minister Amit Shah. (ANI)
Home Minister Amit Shah. (ANI)
Published on Feb 18, 2021 03:11 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani, New Delhi
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