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TMC chief and Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee staged a protest rally (padayatra) against NRC from Sinthi crossing to Shyambazar in Kolkata on Thursday, September 12(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

‘You can silence Assam but not Bengal,’ Mamata Banerjee challenges BJP after leading rally against NRC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 08:47 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee dared the BJP to touch “a single person living in Bengal” in her anti-NRC rally on Thursday. TMC had been building momentum through smaller rallies organised in different districts to oppose the NRC.
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BJP district leaders said the woman earlier belonged to their party but had joined the TMC recently.(HT image)
BJP district leaders said the woman earlier belonged to their party but had joined the TMC recently.(HT image)

Let off with light dose, says Bengal BJP chief after party workers thrash woman

By HT Correspondent | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2019 04:31 AM IST
Speaking with mediapersons, the woman said when Ghosh left the meeting and was getting into his vehicle, she tried to hand him a letter, but BJP supporters dragged her away and thrashed her.
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The Congress and the Left parties suffered huge setbacks in the April-May Lok Sabha elections, with the former managing to win only two seats and the latter drawing a blank.(HT Photo)
The Congress and the Left parties suffered huge setbacks in the April-May Lok Sabha elections, with the former managing to win only two seats and the latter drawing a blank.(HT Photo)

Left, Congress join hands to fight saffron party’s rise in Bengal

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 08:31 AM IST
The parties have yet to strike any formal deal – such an attempt failed ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections – but their leaders have been making it a point over the past couple of weeks to be seen together and to speak in one voice across multiple platforms.
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Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at a rally in Kolkata on May 15((PTI Photo/Ashok Bhaumik))
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at a rally in Kolkata on May 15((PTI Photo/Ashok Bhaumik))

Come together to save Bengal, Mamata Banerjee appeals to Left, Congress

By HT Correspondent | Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 07:53 AM IST
“Congress and CPI(M) [Communist Party of India (Marxist)] won’t break the nation. But I fear they (BJP) may change the Constitution. We should all come together to save Bengal,” Banerjee said in the Assembly in her first such statement since the Lok Sabha polls.
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A vector illustration of a person posting a voting card into a ballot box. The caucasian hand comes in from the top left, the blank card is being placed into a grey ballot box. The box is casting a shadow towards the bottom left of the image. The background is light blue(Getty Images)
A vector illustration of a person posting a voting card into a ballot box. The caucasian hand comes in from the top left, the blank card is being placed into a grey ballot box. The box is casting a shadow towards the bottom left of the image. The background is light blue(Getty Images)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Will Mimi Chakraborty’s star power help Trinamool win Jadavpur

UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 10:37 AM IST
Once dominated by the Left, the Trinamool Congress captured the seat for the first time in 1998 Lok Sabha election.
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There were reports of stones being hurled at a bus in Dasnagar in Howrah district that injured two students in the vehicle. A couple of small passenger vehicles were also vandalised in the north Bengal town of Cooch Behar.(Reuters)
There were reports of stones being hurled at a bus in Dasnagar in Howrah district that injured two students in the vehicle. A couple of small passenger vehicles were also vandalised in the north Bengal town of Cooch Behar.(Reuters)

Bharat Bandh: Sporadic incidents of violence in Bengal on Day 2 of trade union strike

By HT Correspondent | Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 01:03 PM IST
Train services were disrupted at a few stations in Nadia, East Burdwan and South 24 Parganas districts. Protesters blocked railway tracks at some spots and at others they threw banana leaves on overhead wires to disrupt trains.
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A page from the history textbook for class 8 students who have to study Singur’s land movement by Mamata Banerjee and her party leaders.(HT Photo)
A page from the history textbook for class 8 students who have to study Singur’s land movement by Mamata Banerjee and her party leaders.(HT Photo)

Bengal school’s class 8 question paper seeks five answers on Mamata’s Singur movement

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times, Kolkata, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2018 06:50 PM IST
The five questions carry a total of 14 marks in a paper of 70 marks. The exam was held last week.
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TMC said that the political development in Nadia only proves that the BJP and the CPI(M) are having a “tacit understanding in Bengal”.(PTI File Photo)
TMC said that the political development in Nadia only proves that the BJP and the CPI(M) are having a “tacit understanding in Bengal”.(PTI File Photo)

CPI(M), BJP tie up to counter Trinamool in Nadia ahead of Bengal panchayat polls

By HT Correspondent | PTI, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 11:10 PM IST
Bengal panchayat polls: The CPI(M) has said the “seat sharing agreement” is to counter Trinamool Congress and has nothing to do with the Left party’s policy.
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