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Suvendu Adhikari joined the BJP in December last year after alleging that the TMC has become corrupt and there is ‘extremely deep rot’ within it.(HT_PRINT)

Suvendu Adhikari's counterblow to Mamata Banerjee over 'outsiders' remark

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 09:30 AM IST
The leader's swipe at the CM is a counterblow as the latter has referred to the BJP in West Bengal as an "outsider" party on several occasions.
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Babul Supriyo's fresh dig at Mamata comes after her party released the candidate list on Friday. (PTI)
Babul Supriyo's fresh dig at Mamata comes after her party released the candidate list on Friday. (PTI)

Forget 'Bengal wants its daughter': Babul Supriyo's new dig at Mamata Banerjee

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 08:53 AM IST
The Union minister said Mamata shunned her traditional seat as she knows it doesn't want its daughter.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)

Bengal polls: JMM, NCP have declared support for Trinamool, says Mamata

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Nilavro Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:18 PM IST
The JMM is Jharkhand's ruling party and the NCP is part of Maharashtra's ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance along with the Shiv Sena, who have also declared their support for Banerjee. Both had defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in their respective states to win power.
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**EDS: IMAGE MADE AVAILABLE FROM CM OFFICE** Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a press conference at Kalighat, in Kolkata, Friday, Feb 26, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI02_26_2021_000201A)(PTI)
**EDS: IMAGE MADE AVAILABLE FROM CM OFFICE** Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a press conference at Kalighat, in Kolkata, Friday, Feb 26, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI02_26_2021_000201A)(PTI)

Mamata Banerjee’s TMC releases candidates’ list for Bengal polls. Details here

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 03:40 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee’s TMC faces a fierce battle from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) this time which has vowed to get a majority of over 200 seats in West Bengal.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public meeting, at Sahaganj in Hooghly district. (PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public meeting, at Sahaganj in Hooghly district. (PTI)

Spotlight on Nandigram again as Mamata to fight Bengal polls from assembly seat

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:22 PM IST
  • TMC releases first list of 291 candidates for West Bengal assembly polls, CM Mamata Banerjee to contest from Nandigram
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Union minister Nitin Gadkari was confident that BJP will win the upcoming polls. In this file picture, Gadkari speaks during the launch of India’s first CNG tractor at Motilal Nehru Marg, in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari was confident that BJP will win the upcoming polls. In this file picture, Gadkari speaks during the launch of India’s first CNG tractor at Motilal Nehru Marg, in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)

Gadkari invokes Syama Prasad Mookerjee to counter 'outsider' narrative

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 08:37 PM IST
  • Gadkari, who was addressing a rally in West Bengal’s Joypur, also said the elections will decide the future of West Bengal.
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Tejashwi Yadav attends a press conference at Kolkata where he met with Bengal RJD. (Twitter/@yadavtejashwi)
Tejashwi Yadav attends a press conference at Kolkata where he met with Bengal RJD. (Twitter/@yadavtejashwi)

Bengal elections: RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav to meet Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 11:41 AM IST
  • On Sunday, the opposition leader from Bihar shared pictures of him meeting party functionaries in Kolkata on Twitter.
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Former TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi said he flagged issues related to violence and corruption several times to the Trinamool senior leaders. (PTI)
Former TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi said he flagged issues related to violence and corruption several times to the Trinamool senior leaders. (PTI)

Told not to campaign when I pointed out corruption within TMC: Trivedi

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 01:45 PM IST
  • Dinesh Trivedi also said that under the Mamata Banerjee-led government the middle class has been facing problems as no one pays attention to their grievances
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Democratic Youth Federation of India and SFI members block a road over death of Maidul Islam Middya, in Kolkata. Middya died Monday after getting injured allegedly in a police action during a DYFI protest march last week. (PTI)
Democratic Youth Federation of India and SFI members block a road over death of Maidul Islam Middya, in Kolkata. Middya died Monday after getting injured allegedly in a police action during a DYFI protest march last week. (PTI)

Cop assaulted by protesters in Kolkata as anger mounts over death of DYFI worker

PTI, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 07:17 AM IST
Death of injured DYFI worker: policeman assaulted by protestors
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BJP Bengal president Dilip Ghosh and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari believe BJP is set to form the government in Bengal. (PTI Photo)
BJP Bengal president Dilip Ghosh and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari believe BJP is set to form the government in Bengal. (PTI Photo)

BJP leaders challenge Bengal CM, says cadres are civilised but not weak

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 11:15 AM IST
  • Ghosh also warned TMC workers and said that any incident of violence will not be taken lightly saying that BJP workers are not weak.
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Para-teachers scuffle with police personnel during a protest over payscale and other issues, in Kolkata in this file picture from Feb 5. (PTI Photo)
Para-teachers scuffle with police personnel during a protest over payscale and other issues, in Kolkata in this file picture from Feb 5. (PTI Photo)

Para teachers continue hunger strike in Kolkata, demand equal pay

ANI, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 05:45 AM IST
Para teachers have been sitting on a demonstration outside Bikash Bhawan in Kolkata since December 8 last year.
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The Governor said Mannan had advocated for the removal of retired 'Officer on Special Duty' appointees for allegedly being 'political'.(PTI)
The Governor said Mannan had advocated for the removal of retired 'Officer on Special Duty' appointees for allegedly being 'political'.(PTI)

Congress leader Abdul Mannan meets Bengal Governor, demands free and fair polls

ANI, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:44 PM IST
The Governor said Mannan urged him to take up the matter to Election Commission of India (ECI) for timely action as officials removed by the commission have been serving in key posts in Mamata Banerjee-led state government.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speaks during the inauguration of Kolkata International Film Festival, at Nabanna in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speaks during the inauguration of Kolkata International Film Festival, at Nabanna in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)

‘Will deliver free vaccines to every citizen of Bengal’: Mamata Banerjee

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 12:42 PM IST
  • West Bengal has recorded 559,886 cases of Covid-19 and 9,922 deaths so far.
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Mamata Banerjee was addressing the inauguration of the 26th edition of the KIFF.(PTI)
Mamata Banerjee was addressing the inauguration of the 26th edition of the KIFF.(PTI)

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee allows 100% occupancy in cinema halls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 06:39 PM IST
This year, 81 full-length feature films and 50 short films and documentaries from around 45 countries would be screened in eight venues over the next one week.
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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI)
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI)

Owaisi’s politics won’t work in Bengal: Muslim clerics react to AIMIM’s poll debut

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:59 PM IST
The BJP, which has been accusing chief minister Mamata Banerjee of appeasing the minority community for years, has said that AIMIM is an independent party and can contest anywhere
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(File photo)

Kolkata International Film Festival to be launched virtually today; International book fair deferred

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:07 AM IST
This year, 81 full-length feature films and 50 short films and documentaries from around 45 countries would be screened at eight venues over the next one week
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Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee addresses a public rally at Gangarampur in South Dinajpur district on Jan 7, 2021.(PTI)
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee addresses a public rally at Gangarampur in South Dinajpur district on Jan 7, 2021.(PTI)

‘Will walk to gallows’: Mamata Banerjee’s nephew on ‘tolabaj’ taunt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:34 AM IST
Since October last year, BJP state and national leaders, including the Union home minister Amit Shah, have been singling out Banerjee in their speeches, calling him “tolabaaj bhaipo” (extortionist nephew in Bengali) and accusing him of amassing wealth through unfair means.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and his wife Sudesh Dhankhar at the Raj Bhawan on Wednesday.(https://twitter.com/jdhankhar1)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and his wife Sudesh Dhankhar at the Raj Bhawan on Wednesday.(https://twitter.com/jdhankhar1)

Mamata Banerjee’s evening meeting with Governor Dhankhar sparks speculation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 09:22 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee’s visit made news in view of the increasing acrimony in the relationship between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Governor Dhankhar over a range of issues.
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File photo of Laxmi Ratan Shukla (man in the middle) who quit Trinamool. (Photo @Lshukla6)
File photo of Laxmi Ratan Shukla (man in the middle) who quit Trinamool. (Photo @Lshukla6)

Trinamool shifts attention to infighting in party units after minister quits

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:29 PM IST
Not willing to be quoted, at least three TMC leaders admitted that infighting is an issue that plagues the organisation in several districts and addressing it before the assembly polls is urgent.
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An EIMPA official said around 120 of the 250 single screen theatres are currently operational, the rest have closed shop, and some permanently.(HT File Photo)
An EIMPA official said around 120 of the 250 single screen theatres are currently operational, the rest have closed shop, and some permanently.(HT File Photo)

Single-screen theatre owners urge Bengal govt to allow 100% occupancy in halls

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 05:58 PM IST
“We think removing the 50 per cent-occupancy cap will certainly help us recover the cost of running theatres to an extent. It will further boost confidence of the producers,” Saha, the director of a local multiplex chain, stated.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(File photo)

Bengal to launch project today; free eye-care for all over next five years

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 09:24 AM IST
In the first phase starting Tuesday, camps would be held in around 1,200 villages and around 120 primary health centres in cities and towns in the state.
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File photo: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)
File photo: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)

TMC to bring resolution against farm bills in West Bengal assembly

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:11 PM IST
Banerjee had earlier lent her support to the farmers and had even sent a team of MPs to meet the protesting farmers at Singhu border.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday that her government will soon convene a session of the state assembly to pass a resolution against the three farm laws passed by Parliament(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday that her government will soon convene a session of the state assembly to pass a resolution against the three farm laws passed by Parliament(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times:Mamata Banerjee to convene special Assembly session for passing resolution against farm laws and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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File photo: Pilgrims gather on the banks of holy river Ganga at Gangasaga, some 155 kms south of Kolkata, West Bengal.(Reuters)
File photo: Pilgrims gather on the banks of holy river Ganga at Gangasaga, some 155 kms south of Kolkata, West Bengal.(Reuters)

800 volunteers to help Ganga Sagar pilgrims maintain Covid-19 norms in Bengal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 07:44 PM IST
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee also directed officials to ensure that all pilgrims undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) before they could reach the mela ground.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addressing a press conference on Monday.(ANI Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addressing a press conference on Monday.(ANI Photo)

‘Will make arrangement to convene Assembly session to pass resolution against farm laws’: Mamata Banerjee

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan are other states which have passed similar resolutions. Kerala too passed the resolution against farm laws last week.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that January 23 will be celebrated with a grand parade in Kolkata and the Independence Day parade in the city will be dedicated to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.(PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that January 23 will be celebrated with a grand parade in Kolkata and the Independence Day parade in the city will be dedicated to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.(PTI)

Mamata Banerjee unveils extensive plans for Netaji’s 125th birth anniversary

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:19 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also proposed setting up a planning commission named after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
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Vijayvargiya on that day had said the chief minister’s sudden visit to the village was nothing but a “drama”. His alleged misogynistic tweet was posted on the next day.(PTI)
Vijayvargiya on that day had said the chief minister’s sudden visit to the village was nothing but a “drama”. His alleged misogynistic tweet was posted on the next day.(PTI)

TMC attacks Vijayvargiya over misogynistic tweet against Mamata

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:21 AM IST
Vijayvargiya, also the saffron party’s Bengal minder, shared a photo of Banerjee, in which she is seen cooking in a tribal village, on Twitter and, in an accompanying statement, said in Hindi, “Didi has already started doing the work she will have to do after 5 months.”
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Ganguly was hospitalised after he complained of chest pain, in Kolkata.(PTI)
Ganguly was hospitalised after he complained of chest pain, in Kolkata.(PTI)

Echocardiography to be done to check Ganguly’s heart function: Hospital

By Asian News International | Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:08 AM IST
The bulletin also said that the doctors are keeping “constant vigil” on his health situation and appropriate measures are being taken from time to time.
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File photo of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at Eden Garden, in Kolkata. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
File photo of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at Eden Garden, in Kolkata. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee wishes Sourav Ganguly speedy recovery after he suffers mild heart attack

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 07:22 PM IST
While reports of him suffering a heart attack has been doing the rounds, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s official twitter handle confirmed a ‘mild cardiac arrest’, as she wished the Indian cricket great a speedy recovery.
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Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed her sadness after former India cricket captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata when he complained of chest pain.(PTI)
Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed her sadness after former India cricket captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata when he complained of chest pain.(PTI)

Mamata Banerjee wishes Sourav Ganguly ‘a speedy recovery’ after BCCI president complains of chest pain

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 05:06 PM IST
Sourav Ganguly is ‘stable’ and admitted to the emergency ward of a private hospital. He complained of chest pain following a workout session on Friday evening and family members took him to the hospital this afternoon when the problem recurred, reports PTI.
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