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Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien speaks in Rajya Sabha during the monsoon session of Parliament, on Monday.(ANI Photo)

'Don't turn Parliament into fish market': Minister on 'Papri Chaat' tweet

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 11:12 AM IST
Derek O'Brien's tweet had earned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ire too at the BJP parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday. PM Modi deprecated the conduct of the opposition in Parliament, accusing them of insulting the legislature and the Constitution.
During the event, the TMC chief Mamata Banerjee also said that as many as one lakh footballs would be distributed among the sporting clubs in various districts of West Bengal. (PTI Photo)
During the event, the TMC chief Mamata Banerjee also said that as many as one lakh footballs would be distributed among the sporting clubs in various districts of West Bengal. (PTI Photo)

Mamata Banerjee dribbles football at ‘Khela hobe’ programme launch in Kolkata

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2021 08:00 PM IST
  • West Bengal chief minister said that the Trinamool Congress government granted 5 lakh to each of the 25,000 sporting clubs across the state.
Several posters of the TMC were found torn in Tripura. (Image credit: Twitter @AITC4Tripura)
Several posters of the TMC were found torn in Tripura. (Image credit: Twitter @AITC4Tripura)

TMC says posters torn in Tripura ahead of Abhishek Banerjee's visit, attacks BJP

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2021 12:35 PM IST
Calling it an act of “absolute hooliganism”, the state TMC unit said several posters featuring TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee and her nephew, Abhishek, were torn.
Calcutta high court (Samir Jana / HT PHOTO)
Calcutta high court (Samir Jana / HT PHOTO)

Bengal post-poll violence: HC deadline for supplementary affidavit ends today

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2021 06:37 AM IST
The NHRC informed the Calcutta high court that victims of the West Bengal post-poll violence are being threatened to withdraw their complaints. As many as 16 such cases have been reported, the commission said, adding that the matter has been forwarded to the director-general of police.
During her high-profile five-day visit to Delhi, the West Bengal CM and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee met many significant Opposition leaders, including Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and AAP supremo and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
During her high-profile five-day visit to Delhi, the West Bengal CM and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee met many significant Opposition leaders, including Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and AAP supremo and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

‘Will come here every 2 months’: Mamata as her 5-day Delhi visit concludes

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 07:20 PM IST
  • The TMC supremo and West Bengal CM also said that she will meet NCP president Sharad Pawar next time, and that Opposition leaders must work together to save democracy.
Tripura CM Biplab Deb said his administration can't interfere with police's duty regarding the detention of Prashat Kishor's I-PAC members.
Tripura CM Biplab Deb said his administration can't interfere with police's duty regarding the detention of Prashat Kishor's I-PAC members.

Police did their job: Tripura CM Biplab Deb on detention I-PAC members

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2021 10:51 PM IST
"Police have done their job. This is a bordering state and August 15 is coming, so they have to see who all are coming," Biplab Deb said.
Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra walked in the procession blindfolded. (ANI Photo)
Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra walked in the procession blindfolded. (ANI Photo)

TMC workers take out procession in Kolkata with horse over Pegasus snooping row

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2021 06:45 PM IST
  • TMC supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who is currently on a five-day visit to Delhi, has already formed a panel to inquire into the Pegasus project issue.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File Photo)

West Bengal extends Covid-19 curbs till August 15, night curfew continues

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2021 11:56 AM IST
The Covid-19 lockdown in West Bengal was extended till August 15 after a review of the current Covid-19 pandemic situation in the state, read a government order
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee termed her meeting with Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi as "very good." (Samir Jana/HT Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee termed her meeting with Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi as "very good." (Samir Jana/HT Photo)

'Poore desh me khela hobe': Mamata on Opposition’s unity ahead of 2024 elections

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 08:36 PM IST
  • West Bengal chief minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee said that in the 2024 general elections, the faceoff will be between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the whole country.
Former Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar (File Photo)
Former Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar (File Photo)

Trinamool nominates ex-Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar to Rajya Sabha

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 01:41 PM IST
In a post from its official Twitter handle, the party announced its decision to nominate Sircar in the upper house of Parliament.
File image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
File image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

TMC to enter nat'l politics on July 21, Mamata govt in Delhi next: Madan Mitra

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2021 08:21 PM IST
Madan Mitra said the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election will be a deciding factor in the next general election, adding the BJP would not be able to hold on to its seat in the country’s most populous state.
BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari speaks to the media in Kolkata on Friday. (ANI)
BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari speaks to the media in Kolkata on Friday. (ANI)

Mukul Roy as PAC chairman: Suvendu fumes, says TMC ruined 'democratic fabric'

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 07:08 AM IST
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari highlighted the recent election of Mukul Roy as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) 2021-22 in the West Bengal assembly and said that it's another sign of the devastated "democratic fabric" in the state.
Trinamul Congress supporters pull a scooty on a tri-cart and others ride bicycles during a demonstrative protest against fuel price hikes at a petrol pump, in Kolkata on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Trinamul Congress supporters pull a scooty on a tri-cart and others ride bicycles during a demonstrative protest against fuel price hikes at a petrol pump, in Kolkata on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

TMC to continue state-wide protests today over rising fuel prices

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 05:33 AM IST
Petrol is currently retailing for 101.01 per litre in Kolkata. The Trinamool Congress has devised several unique ways to protest against the rising fuel prices -- dragging hand-carts, cooking on the road, and organising rallies with bullock carts.
The West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that PM Modi should do "petrol and vaccine ki baat" instead of Mann ki baat.
The West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that PM Modi should do "petrol and vaccine ki baat" instead of Mann ki baat.

Mamata Banerjee takes jibe at PM Modi, says he gives more money to BJP states

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2021 07:20 PM IST
  • The West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo said that the Centre deprived the state government of 60,000 crore, and that actual devolution of funds in 2019-20 and 2021-21 were less than the funds allocated to the state under the Union Budget.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)

Mamata Banerjee fined 5 lakh for seeking recusal of Calcutta HC judge

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2021 11:21 AM IST
Justice Kaushik Chanda of the Calcutta high court decided to step away from the case on his own personal discretion, after imposing a 'cost' of 5 lakh on West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for painting the judiciary "in a bad light" by raising such allegations.
The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on the Union government over people still being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act
The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on the Union government over people still being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act

News updates from HT: SC 'shocked' at use of Section 66A despite being scrapped

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2021 04:50 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A Trinamool Congress leader in West Bengal allegedly administered the Covid-19 vaccine to a woman at a government vaccination camp in Asansol(AFP/Representative Image)
A Trinamool Congress leader in West Bengal allegedly administered the Covid-19 vaccine to a woman at a government vaccination camp in Asansol(AFP/Representative Image)

News updates from HT: Trinamool lawmaker faces flak after administering vaccine

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2021 09:01 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

Guv Dhankhar's speech cut short as BJP protest over post-poll violence

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 06:16 PM IST
  • During the demonstration, some BJP leaders also came to the well of the assembly to stage a protest. Following the incident, Dhankhar tabled his speech in the House and left from the newly constituted state assembly.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta (File Photo / PTI)
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta (File Photo / PTI)

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta says did not meet BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2021 04:23 PM IST
Earlier today, West Bengal’s ruling TMC wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking “immediate” removal of Mehta from his post due to the alleged meeting.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.(File Photo / PTI)
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.(File Photo / PTI)

Trinamool wants PM Modi to fire Solicitor General Tushar Mehta. Here's why

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 02:21 PM IST
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta's meeting with BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari raises "some serious questions about the integrity of the post", said Trinamool on this day.
Trinamool MP Mimi Chakraborty was hospitalised on Saturday, a few days after she got vaccinated at a fake vaccination camp.
Trinamool MP Mimi Chakraborty was hospitalised on Saturday, a few days after she got vaccinated at a fake vaccination camp.

TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty recovering now after falling prey to fake vaccine camp

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2021 02:13 PM IST
The Trinamool MP took to Instagram and wrote that she experienced the worst days of her life.
Mimi Chakraborty, who was invited to attend the camp earlier in the week, said she became suspicious about the vaccination process. (File Photo / Twitter)
Mimi Chakraborty, who was invited to attend the camp earlier in the week, said she became suspicious about the vaccination process. (File Photo / Twitter)

Mimi Chakraborty falls ill, days after taking jab at Kolkata 'fake vaccine' site

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2021 11:05 AM IST
Mimi Chakraborty fell ill on Saturday, four days after she busted the supposed coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination site. She was already administered her jab by the time the police were informed.
Trinamool Congress MP Dr Santanu Sen's pictures with Debanjan Deb caused a stir. Deb was caught by TMC MP Mimi Chakrabarty for running a fake vaccination drive. (ANI/Twitter)
Trinamool Congress MP Dr Santanu Sen's pictures with Debanjan Deb caused a stir. Deb was caught by TMC MP Mimi Chakrabarty for running a fake vaccination drive. (ANI/Twitter)

Fake vaccination drive: TMC MP Sen clarifies after photos with accused surface

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2021 06:20 PM IST
  • Debanjan Deb was arrested after TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty busted his fake vaccination drive in the New Market area in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Supreme Court(HT file)
Supreme Court(HT file)

Narada case: Top court asks Bengal CM, law minister to file fresh pleas at HC

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2021 01:17 PM IST
The Supreme Court asked the Calcutta high court to first decide the application and then proceed with the merits of the case.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a press conference at Nabanna in Howrah on Wednesday, June 23. (File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a press conference at Nabanna in Howrah on Wednesday, June 23. (File photo)

West Bengal student credit card to be launched soon, cabinet approves scheme

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2021 12:03 PM IST
A student can get a soft loan of up to 10 lakh to pursue higher studies with the help of a credit card.
Trinamool Congress leader Mimi Chakraborty said the man posed as IAS officer.(PTI File Photo)
Trinamool Congress leader Mimi Chakraborty said the man posed as IAS officer.(PTI File Photo)

TMC leader claims she was jabbed at fake vaccination drive, man arrested

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 10:48 AM IST
The Kolkata Police arrested Debanjan Dev who set up the free inoculation camp introducing himself as a joint municipal commissioner of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. Trinamool Congress MP Mimi Chakraborty said she took a shot of Covishield vaccine at the camp.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo) Exclusive
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)

50 tumultuous days of Mamata Banerjee’s government 3.0

By Joydeep Thakur, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2021 05:18 PM IST
While the battle for the state witnessed a high-pitched election campaign, the first six weeks following the TMC’s victory were as turbulent politically, with allegations of post-poll violence, arrest of TMC ministers in Narada scam, the controversy around cyclone Yaas and the retirement of chief secretary
Ganga Prasad Sharma said said he was changing parties as working for the people was becoming increasingly difficult for him in his current circumstances.(PTI)
Ganga Prasad Sharma said said he was changing parties as working for the people was becoming increasingly difficult for him in his current circumstances.(PTI)

Alipurduar district BJP president joins Trinamool Congress

Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Ganga Prasad Sharma said that the recent demand by "our local MP for a union territory status for north Bengal" has further pushed him to take the decision of moving to the TMC.
West Bengal: Health workers help a Covid-19 patient at a government hospital in Kolkata. (ANI)
West Bengal: Health workers help a Covid-19 patient at a government hospital in Kolkata. (ANI)

West Bengal aims to 'reverse' gender ratio, allot more Covid beds for women

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 10:44 AM IST
West Bengal is planning to reverse the gender ratio in the 26,000 Covid-19 beds at state-run and private hospitals, director of health services Ajay Chakraborty told a news agency.
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