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TMC supporter killed in north Bengal; party blames BJP

TMC supporter’s body was found in a pool of blood by the roadside in Cooch Behar district.
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 06:12 PM IST

BJP national chief JP Nadda to visit poll-bound Bengal a month after convoy attack

JP Nadda will attend political programmes in the Katwa area of East Burdwan district, located about 145 km to the south-west of Kolkata.
Published on Jan 06, 2021 11:35 PM IST

Former cricketer, Bengal minister Laxmi Ratan Shukla quits TMC, says he wants ‘to pursue sports’

Shukla was a middle-order batsman and a medium pacer for the Indian team. He played for the Bengal cricket team as well as for the Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi in IPL matches.
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 05:11 PM IST

Bengal: 2 die in stampede at musical programme in Kalimpong

Representational image.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 11:20 AM IST

MNREGA payments went to Bangladeshis; Bengal TMC panchayat leader under scanner

Nearly Rs 7 lakh was collected for beneficiaries of rural employment schemes under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (MNREGA) and part of the money was sent to people in Bangladesh, officials said. (Image used for representation).
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 01:59 AM IST

Odisha law minister, 12 others booked for murder of BJP leader and his associate

On Saturday evening, Kulamani Baral, 75, in-charge of Salepur mandal of BJP and former chairman of Mahanga Panchayat Samiti was hacked to death along with his 80-year-old associate near Jankoti village.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 01:22 AM IST

PM Modi dials Sourav Ganguly; angioplasty likely for 2 more arteries for BCCI chief

Ganguly, recognized as one of the finest captains Team India has had, was working out at the gym in his home when he felt unwell and dizzy around 11 am on Saturday.
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 10:37 PM IST

West Bengal governor Dhankhar says country is apprehensive of violent elections in Bengal

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar urged the administration, the police and also the media to create an atmosphere for a violence-free assembly poll due in April-May this year.
Published on Jan 01, 2021 09:45 PM IST

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Anustup Majumdar to lead Bengal, Shami’s younger brother gets call-up

File Photo of Bengal cricketer Anustup Manjumdar
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 03:13 PM IST

A ‘new’ India can’t be built by abandoning the core values of our founding fathers

After a traumatic and turbulent 2020, it’s time to ring in a New Year with hope. And since Rabindranath Tagore is being rediscovered by our netas ahead of the Bengal elections, this is a prayer for India in 2021 that draws inspiration from the great poet-laureate.
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 06:01 AM IST

TMC writes to President seeking recall of Bengal governor Dhankhar

A team of TMC MPs has sent a letter to the President on Tuesday listing “all such transgressions” by Dhankhar in recent times and urged him to take action as per Article 156, Clause 1 of the Constitution.
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 07:14 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee, Suvendu Adhikari face off at back-to-back mega rallies

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a crowd during a roadshow at Bolpur in Birbhum district on Tuesday.
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 11:20 PM IST

Don’t think captaincy will affect Abhimanyu’s batting: Laxman

File image of Abhimanyu Easwaran
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 09:16 PM IST

CM Mamata pulls up bureaucrats for delay in govt projects in poll-bound Bengal

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee held an administrative meeting in Birbhum district with top bureaucrats from various departments of the state government and district administration on Monday.
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 08:13 PM IST

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly meets Bengal guv Jagdeep Dhankhar

Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in conversation with former Indian team cricket captain Sourav Ganguly.
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 09:39 PM IST

Bengal MP Sunil Mondal, who joined BJP, faces protests in Kolkata

“Some TMC activists, who were participating in a programme there, blocked his car. They sat on the road to stop him from going to our office. They also banged the window panes, pelted his vehicle with stones,” BJP MP Arjun Singh alleged.
Published on Dec 26, 2020 01:58 PM IST

‘Till lotus blooms’: Suvendu Adhikari says won’t sleep till BJP wins Bengal

BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari during a roadshow from Mecheda Bypass to Central Bus Stand in Kanthi, East Midnapore district, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020.
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 01:58 AM IST

Trinamool Congress worker, supporter found dead in Bengal

The body of a TMC supporter was recovered from the banks of a canal at Khanakul in Hooghly district in south Bengal, while the body of a TMC worker was found at Cooch Behar in north Bengal.
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 11:26 PM IST

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announces agro-industrial-park in Singur

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday also announced that the state government is ready with the Expression-of-Interest for the state’s first deep-sea port.
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 11:11 PM IST

Bengal BJP issues show-cause notices to key state leaders for ‘anti-party’ remarks

Induction of workers and leaders from the TMC is a bone of contention in BJP units in several districts and there have been unruly incidents in the recent past.
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 11:40 PM IST

Folk singer who hosted Amit Shah’s lunch in Bengal caught in BJP-TMC tug of war

Basudeb Das Baul complained before the local media that he was not given an opportunity to talk to Shah and seek a job or higher education facilities for his daughter.
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 09:56 PM IST

In Bengal, if you are with BJP, you lose: Saugata Roy

TMC leader Saugata Roy.
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 10:50 AM IST

Attempts being made to create false narrative about Bengal: TMC

Countering the charge levelled by Shah that TMC workers had misused funds meant for Amphan relief, Roy said, the state was yet to receive Rs 32,310 crore earmarked for the SDRF (State Disaster Relief Force) from the Centre.
Published on Dec 22, 2020 08:14 PM IST

BJP will struggle to cross double digits in bengal, says Kishor, triggers row

Political strategist Prashant Kishor addresses a press conference, in Patna.
Published on Dec 22, 2020 04:42 AM IST

BJP vs TMC politics sparks family drama

Kolkata: Sujata Mondal (C), wife of BJP MP Saumitra Khan, holds the Trinamool Congress party flag after joining TMC in the presence of party MP Sougata Roy(R) and leader Kunal Ghosh, in Kolkata.
Published on Dec 22, 2020 04:39 AM IST

Suvendu Adhikari meets Bengal Speaker, says resignation as MLA accepted

File photo of Suvendu Adhikari.
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 06:07 PM IST

‘Will leave this space if...’: Prashant Kishor’s prediction ahead of Bengal assembly polls

Political strategist Prashant Kishor heads the Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC).
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 12:19 PM IST

Bengal wants to get rid of corruption, says Shah

On Sunday, Shah’s convoy drove through Bolpur, the town associated with Rabindranath Tagore. Addressing people during the roadshow, Shah said his party will restore West Bengal’s old glory when it was called “sonar Bangla”.
Published on Dec 21, 2020 07:07 AM IST

To counter Amit Shah, TMC releases its ‘fact sheet’

Union home minister Amit Shah during a roadshow ahead of West Bengal assembly polls 2021, at Bolpur in Birbhum district on December 20, 2020.
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 07:01 AM IST
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