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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also questioned the central forces' version of the incident in Cooch Behar. (PTI Photo)

‘Pre-planned’: Mamata seeks Amit Shah's resignation over Cooch Behar deaths

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 06:38 PM IST
The four people died in two separate firing incidents in the Sitalkuchi constituency of the Cooch Behar district during the fourth phase of polling in West Bengal.
Elections in the hills will be held in the fifth phase on April 17.(AFP File Photo)
Elections in the hills will be held in the fifth phase on April 17.(AFP File Photo)

Split in Gorkha Janmukti Morcha may help BJP in Bengal's hill region

PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 02:46 PM IST
  • The only thing common in Tamang and Gurung factions is their strong stand against the BJP, which may end up helping the saffron party.
Firefighters try to put out a fire that broke out in a multistory building in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Firefighters try to put out a fire that broke out in a multistory building in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI Photo)

PM Modi announces ex-gratia of 2 lakh for those killed in Kolkata fire

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:18 PM IST
A compensation of 50,000 will be given to those seriously injured, PMO said hours after a massive fire engulfed a high-rise building of the Eastern Railway at Kolkata's Strand Road.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

Ahead of PM Modi's visit, TMC asks Kolkata councillors to put up Didi's posters

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 06:39 PM IST
  • The ruling party's senior leaders, including MP Abhishek Banerjee, state president Subrata Bakshi, senior minister and administrator of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) Firhad Hakim, met the ward coordinators at the party headquarters
Kolkata: A vendor displays sweets with different political party symbols at his sweet shop, ahead of the State Assembly elections, in Kolkata, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI03_03_2021_000049B)(PTI)
Kolkata: A vendor displays sweets with different political party symbols at his sweet shop, ahead of the State Assembly elections, in Kolkata, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI03_03_2021_000049B)(PTI)

'Khela Hobe' vs 'Jai Shri Ram': Election fever gets to sweet shops in Bengal

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:24 PM IST
'Khela Hobe', meaning 'Game On', is a slogan first given by Trinamool Congress as scores of its leaders switched to the BJP.
Ghulam Nabi Azad. (PTI)
Ghulam Nabi Azad. (PTI)

News updates from HT: Congress leader leads protest in Jammu against Azad

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 05:03 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 CM Mamata Banerjee addresses a press conference, in Kolkata on Friday.(ANI Photo)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addresses a press conference, in Kolkata on Friday.(ANI Photo)

Several MLAs could be dropped, Mamata to take final call on candidate list

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 05:56 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress held a meeting of its election committee on Monday where the leaders authorised Mamata Banerjee to take the final call regarding selecting candidates.
File photo: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.(PTI)
File photo: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.(PTI)

Tejashwi Yadav likely to meet Bengal CM on Monday, seat-sharing talks on cards

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:27 PM IST
  • The opposition leader is also scheduled to meet senior TMC minister Firhad Hakim and hold talks about the upcoming Bengal polls.
The ISF joining the Left-Congress alliance has given it an edge in the West Bengal election. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)(AP)
The ISF joining the Left-Congress alliance has given it an edge in the West Bengal election. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)(AP)

People will teach Mamata a lesson in assembly polls for her arrogance: ISF chief

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:15 PM IST
The ISF, floated by influential Muslim cleric of Hooghly district's Furfura Sharif last month, is against the politics of appeasement.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan addresses a rally during his 'Jan Arashirvad Yatra' in Jabalpur on October 25.(PTI Photo)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan addresses a rally during his 'Jan Arashirvad Yatra' in Jabalpur on October 25.(PTI Photo)

May 2 Didi Gayi, BJP Aayi: Shivraj Singh coins new slogan ahead of Bengal polls

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:13 AM IST
The BJP has expressed confidence it will gain a majority with over 200 seats in West Bengal.
Kerala assembly Tuesday witnessed an opposition assault on the LDF government over accusations of state cops shielding a ruling party MLA, A N Shamsheer, despite being named a prime accused in his own assault case by CPM rebel C O T Naseer.(File Photo)
Kerala assembly Tuesday witnessed an opposition assault on the LDF government over accusations of state cops shielding a ruling party MLA, A N Shamsheer, despite being named a prime accused in his own assault case by CPM rebel C O T Naseer.(File Photo)

CPI(M)’s 1st rally at Kolkata’s Brigade Parade Grounds; Congress, ISF invited

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:30 AM IST
  • TMC and BJP have dismissed the Left rally as insignificant. While the TMC claims CM Mamata Banerjee will return to power for the third time, BJP says the elections are bi-polar and there is no space for the Left.
FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask buys fruit in a market, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask buys fruit in a market, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani/File Photo(REUTERS)

News updates from HT: Maharashtra records 8000 new cases of Covid-19

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 09:05 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.(PTI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.(PTI)

Watch| 'Dadagiri cholbe na': Rajnath Singh speaks in Bengali amid cheers

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 07:01 PM IST
The defence minister spoke in Bengali to connect with the people and said no 'dadagiri' (hooliganism) will be allowed in Bengal.
The Congress and the Left, who will be fighting the elections together, are in the process of finalising the seats ahead of the high stake contest.
The Congress and the Left, who will be fighting the elections together, are in the process of finalising the seats ahead of the high stake contest.

West Bengal Poll Dates 2021 | State to see 8-phased polls from March 27: ECI

Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 05:34 PM IST
The eastern state is all set to see a fierce battle between the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) led by chief minister Mamata Banerjee and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is eyeing power in the state with a majority of over 200 seats.
A CBI team arrives at the residence of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew and MP Abhishek Banerjee, in Kolkata on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
A CBI team arrives at the residence of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew and MP Abhishek Banerjee, in Kolkata on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

CBI, ED raid Kolkata businessmen, others in coal smuggling scam

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:09 PM IST
  • The CBI earlier questioned Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee’s wife Rujira Banerjee in the case.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee trying to ride an electric scooter in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee trying to ride an electric scooter in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Watch | When Mamata Banerjee tried her hand at driving an e-scooter

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 11:26 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee was protesting against the hike in prices of petrol, diesel and LPG cylinders. The kitchen is the worst hit every time there is a hike in fuel prices, she said.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI file)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI file)

Direct Education Ministry to withdraw memorandum: Mamata writes to PM Modi

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Publicly-funded universities will have to get the prior consent of the ministry if they want to hold online global conferences on issues pertaining to the security of the country or matters directly "related to Indias internal matters", the ministry said on January 15.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(ANI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(ANI)

CM Mamata Banerjee takes a scooter to Nabanna protesting against fuel prices

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 01:21 PM IST
  • "Modi government only makes false promises, has done nothing to bring down fuel prices," PTI quoted the Bengal chief minister as saying.
BJP president J P Nadda.(PTI Photo)
BJP president J P Nadda.(PTI Photo)

BJP claims Mamata Banerjee forced police to deny permission to Poriborton Yatra

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 01:15 PM IST
The rest of the programmes of BJP's National President JP Nadda are being held as per schedule.
Banerjee also alleged that female BJP workers were not safe in the party. “Women in BJP are not safe. Don’t send your daughters to BJP. Many are keeping quiet as they can’t say anything.(ANI Photo)
Banerjee also alleged that female BJP workers were not safe in the party. “Women in BJP are not safe. Don’t send your daughters to BJP. Many are keeping quiet as they can’t say anything.(ANI Photo)

Sparks fly as Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee launches no-holds-barred attack on BJP

UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 04:42 AM IST
Banerjee’s primary target was PM Modi who on Monday addressed a public rally from the same venue as Banerjee did in Hooghly district on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses at TMC rally, in Hooghly on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses at TMC rally, in Hooghly on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

'Want to vaccinate people free of cost before polls': Mamata to PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 05:49 PM IST
In her letter to PM Modi, the West Bengal chief minister has urged the matter to be alleviated to top authorities seeking the purchase of the vaccines "from designated points on top priority in order to provide vaccine free of cost to the people."
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has sharpened her attack on BJP ahead of the assembly elections in state.(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has sharpened her attack on BJP ahead of the assembly elections in state.(PTI)

'Will be goalkeeper in Bengal polls, won't let BJP score,' says Mamata Banerjee

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 05:14 PM IST
Political tempers in the state are high as BJP fights to oust the Trinamool Congress from power while Banerjee seeks to retain the chair for the third time in a row.
A CBI team arrives at the residence of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew and MP Abhishek Banerjee, in Kolkata on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
A CBI team arrives at the residence of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew and MP Abhishek Banerjee, in Kolkata on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

Abhishek Banerjee's wife questioned by CBI for an hour in coal pilferage case

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:59 PM IST
The developments come months ahead of the assembly elections in the state with Trinamool Congress calling it political vendetta.
File photo: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)
File photo: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)

'Mamata Banerjee’s white saree, slippers a façade': MP minister Narottam Mishra

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 08:29 PM IST
  • The CBI on Monday questioned Banerjee’s nephew and TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee's sister-in-law in a coal scam case.
Rujira Banerjee was held at Netaji Subhash International Airport, Kolkata for carrying a “significant quantity of gold”(Twitter)
Rujira Banerjee was held at Netaji Subhash International Airport, Kolkata for carrying a “significant quantity of gold”(Twitter)

Who is Rujira Banerjee and why is she being summoned by CBI?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 04:13 PM IST
  • Rujira Banerjee nee Naroola is a Thai national and holds an Overseas Citizen of India card.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)

‘Cannot scare us’: CM Mamata hits back

PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 05:28 AM IST
Earlier in the day, Abhishek Banerjee tweeted a photograph of the notice that CBI additional superintendent of police Umesh Kumar left at his residence.
File photo: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)
File photo: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)

'Not scared of rats': Mamata Banerjee after CBI seeks to question nephew’s wife

UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 11:13 PM IST
  • The CBI served notice to Trinamool TMC Lok Sabha member Abhishek Banerjee's wife for questioning in connection with the coal smuggling case.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)

News updates from HT: 'Not afraid of any intimidation,' says Mamata Banerjee

PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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)

Mamata Banerjee urges people to say 'jai Bangla' instead of 'hello' on phone

Written by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 07:41 PM IST
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.
BJP released a music animation bidding adieu to Mamata Banerjee in the tune of Bella Ciao
BJP released a music animation bidding adieu to Mamata Banerjee in the tune of Bella Ciao

BJP's reply to TMC's new election slogan has Bella Ciao twist

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 01:20 PM IST
After Trinamool launched its slogan 'Bengal wants its daughter', BJP improvised it and said Bengal wants respite from its didi.
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