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West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (right) with chief minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

Bengal govt questions guv Dhankhar's letter to CM Mamata on post-poll violence

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 07:43 AM IST
In a series of tweets, the West Bengal home department said the contents of governor Jagdeep Dhankhar's letter to chief minister Mamata Banerjee were "not consistent with real facts".
Mukul Roy’s security detail has garnered just as much attention as his political career. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Mukul Roy’s security detail has garnered just as much attention as his political career. (PTI Photo) (PTI)

Mukul Roy asks Centre to take back ‘Z’ category security cover

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2021 04:56 PM IST
  • Mukul Roy, who served as the BJP national vice-president before his departure, was provided with ‘Z' category security cover just ahead of the assembly elections in Bengal.
Nusrat Jahan's marital status has no connection with Trinamool Congress, the party said. (PTI)
Nusrat Jahan's marital status has no connection with Trinamool Congress, the party said. (PTI)

Nusrat Jahan case has no link with politics, party busy to serve people: TMC

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 12:35 PM IST
Trinamool Congress has distanced from Nusrat Jahan controversy, asked the BJP to stay away from it.
TMC MLA Madan Mitra (File Photo)
TMC MLA Madan Mitra (File Photo)

Fire breaks out at TMC MLA Madan Mitra's residence in Kolkata, doused

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 12:23 PM IST
Presumably, the fire started from a short circuit, a fire services official said.
File photo: TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee. (PTI)
File photo: TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee. (PTI)

‘TMC will expand to other states, take BJP head-on’: Abhishek Banerjee

UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 10:40 PM IST
Daring the BJP to stop dynastic politics by passing a bill in Parliament, Banerjee took on Amit Shah and his son.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee comes out of CBI office, in Kolkata. (ANI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee comes out of CBI office, in Kolkata. (ANI Photo)

Standoff as Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s ministers held by CBI

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2021 02:48 AM IST
A special CBI local court granted bail to all four accused -- urban development minister Firhad Hakim, panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee, Kamarhati MLA Madan Mitra and former Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee -- but the Calcutta high court stayed the order late on Monday.
TMC workers protest at CBI office at Nizam Palace, following the arrest of TMC ministers and MLAs in Narada scam case, in Kolkata on May 17, 2021. (PTI Photo)
TMC workers protest at CBI office at Nizam Palace, following the arrest of TMC ministers and MLAs in Narada scam case, in Kolkata on May 17, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Bribery charge and a sting: Decoding the Narada case

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2021 06:02 AM IST
The BJP, Left and the Congress made the Narada videos an election issue but in the six-phase election held between April 4 and May 5, TMC won 211 seats, 27 seats more than in the party’s first landmark victory in 2011. The Congress, the Left and the BJP won 44, 26 and 3 seats, respectively.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar.(PI)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar.(PI)

Narada sting operation: Governor allows CBI to prosecute 3 TMC MLAs

By Neeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 01:57 AM IST
Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee are set to take oath as ministers in Mamata Banerjee cabinet today.
We condemn the failure of any government in any part of India to protect lives, AIMIM president and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi said. (File photo)
We condemn the failure of any government in any part of India to protect lives, AIMIM president and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi said. (File photo)

First duty of elected government is to protect lives: Owaisi on Bengal clashes

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Since the evening of May 2, clashes have erupted across West Bengal among rival political parties after the announcement of the assembly elections results where the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) emerged victorious for a third straight time with 213 seats while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) only managed to secure 77 seats.
In the clips, Kishor is heard explaining the reasons behind Modi’s popularity.(HT file photo)
In the clips, Kishor is heard explaining the reasons behind Modi’s popularity.(HT file photo)

BJP, TMC spar over Prashant Kishor’s conversation with journalists

By Sunetra Choudhury, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 12:25 AM IST
Kishor immediately hit back over “the selective and distorted use of part of the conversation” and asked the BJP to release the full conversation. In a tweet, Kishor added he is repeating that the BJP will not cross 100 seats in the 294-member state assembly.
Phase 3 of West Bengal elections: Prominent candidates in this phase of polling include CPI-M leader Kanti Ganguly.(L), former Rajya Sabha MP and veteran BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta, and TMC's Sujata Mondal Khan. (File Photo)
Phase 3 of West Bengal elections: Prominent candidates in this phase of polling include CPI-M leader Kanti Ganguly.(L), former Rajya Sabha MP and veteran BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta, and TMC's Sujata Mondal Khan. (File Photo)

Phase 3 of Bengal elections: 5 prominent candidates to keep an eye out for

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 04:33 PM IST
Phase 3 of West Bengal elections: 205 candidates are in the fray in this round of polling, which will take place across the 31 assembly constituencies across three districts — South 24 Parganas, Howrah, and Hooghly.
2021 West Bengal Assembly Elections: Of these 31 seats going to polls on Tuesday, TMC won 29 of them in the 2016 assembly elections, increasing its tally from 26 in 2011. It remains to be seen if the party manages to retain its traditional bastions this time around. (File Photo)
2021 West Bengal Assembly Elections: Of these 31 seats going to polls on Tuesday, TMC won 29 of them in the 2016 assembly elections, increasing its tally from 26 in 2011. It remains to be seen if the party manages to retain its traditional bastions this time around. (File Photo)

TMC bastions, big names in Phase 3 of West Bengal elections

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 12:45 PM IST
In Phase 3 of the West Bengal assembly elections, 31 seats across three districts — South 24 Parganas, Howrah, and Hooghly — go into polls. Most of these are TMC bastions, as is apparent from the past election results. Here's a primer ahead of Tuesday's polling.
The West Bengal BJP has sent a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer of the state and demanded the cancellation of Sankar Kumar Naskar's candidature from the Falta assembly seat. (File Photo: PTI)
The West Bengal BJP has sent a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer of the state and demanded the cancellation of Sankar Kumar Naskar's candidature from the Falta assembly seat. (File Photo: PTI)

West Bengal: TMC candidate 'distributing money' to voters in Falta, alleges BJP

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 07:19 AM IST
Amid the 2021 West Bengal assembly elections, the BJP has alleged that Sankar Kumar Naskar, TMC candidate from Falta, was found distributing money to voters at the Sahararhat More and Mallickpur Bazar areas.
Modi visited Bangladesh from March 26 to 27 on an invitation from his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.(PTI)
Modi visited Bangladesh from March 26 to 27 on an invitation from his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.(PTI)

TMC approaches EC over Modi’s Bangladesh visit

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 05:29 AM IST
TMC leader Derek O’Brien wrote to the ECI on March 28, that the Prime Minister’s visit to Orakandi was “solely and exclusively intended to influence the voting pattern in certain constituencies.”
Speaking at an election meeting in Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee said, as a candidate, she has every right to call up a voter.(ANI)
Speaking at an election meeting in Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee said, as a candidate, she has every right to call up a voter.(ANI)

‘Did call BJP leader’: Mamata seeks action against audio leak

PTI | , Nandigram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 05:24 AM IST
A controversy erupted on Saturday amid the first phase polling for 30 assembly seats in West Bengal with BJP releasing an audio clip in which Banerjee was heard cajoling the BJP leader from Nandigram to rejoin TMC and help her win the seat.
“Anguished over the demise of Bengal’s daughter Shova Majumdar ji, who was brutally beaten by TMC goons. The pain & wounds of her family will haunt Mamata didi for long," Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted.(ANI)
“Anguished over the demise of Bengal’s daughter Shova Majumdar ji, who was brutally beaten by TMC goons. The pain & wounds of her family will haunt Mamata didi for long," Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted.(ANI)

BJP, TMC spar over death of 80-year-old

By Tanmay Chatterjee, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 05:16 AM IST
While the Trinamool Congress targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party for alleged discrepancies in Majumdar’s death certificate and her age, the TMC has come under fire for an alleged assault on her last month.
A poster saying, 'Is she not a daughter of Bengal' installed after beaten up to the death of BJP cadre Gopal Majumdar's 85-year-old mother at Garia ghat crossing, in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI Photo)
A poster saying, 'Is she not a daughter of Bengal' installed after beaten up to the death of BJP cadre Gopal Majumdar's 85-year-old mother at Garia ghat crossing, in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI Photo)

BJP questions TMC's 'Ma, Mati, Manush' cry after death of 85-year-old woman

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 02:18 PM IST
BJP worker from Nimta, Gopal Majumdar's 85-year-old mother, Shobha Majumdar — who was allegedly beaten up by TMC workers last month in the North 24 Parganas district — died in the wee hours of Monday.
The BJP, in a bid to corner the TMC, released the audiotape of an alleged conversation between Banerjee and the BJP’s East Midnapore district unit vice-president Pralay Pal.(ANI)
The BJP, in a bid to corner the TMC, released the audiotape of an alleged conversation between Banerjee and the BJP’s East Midnapore district unit vice-president Pralay Pal.(ANI)

TMC, BJP engage in blame game over audio clips

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2021 03:31 AM IST
Trinamool Congress spokesperson and former Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh released an audiotape of a conversation, which he claimed happened between BJP leaders leaders Mukul Roy and Shishir Bajoria.
A TMC delegation met the Election Commission on Saturday. (ANI Photo )
A TMC delegation met the Election Commission on Saturday. (ANI Photo )

BJP's request to change system of appointing booth agents unacceptable: TMC

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 02:20 PM IST
The TMC leader’s remark comes on a day when 30 constituencies across West Bengal are voting in the first of the eight phases of the assembly elections.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah (PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah (PTI)

Vote BJP for 'schemes', TMC for 'scams': Amit Shah in Bengal

Posted by hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2021 03:18 PM IST
Thursday is the last day of campaigning for the first phase of the Assembly elections, which goes to polls on March 27.
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari (HT_PRINT)
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari (HT_PRINT)

West Bengal: PM Modi's Kanthi rally a show of strength for the Adhikari family

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 12:19 PM IST
Kanthi is the home turf of the Adhikaris who have thrown their weight behind the Bharatiya Janata Party in the ongoing electoral process, giving a big jolt to the incumbent Trinamool Congress.
Paramilitary jawans conducting a march at Kadamtala on February 21. (PTI File)
Paramilitary jawans conducting a march at Kadamtala on February 21. (PTI File)

ED quizzes two TMC leaders over Saradha case, ex-MP summoned

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 06:46 AM IST
While Madan Mitra, the state’s former transport minister, will be contesting from the Kamarhati constituency in North 24 Parganas, Vivek Gupta, a former TMC MP has been fielded from the Jorasanko constituency in Kolkata.
Screengrab from video posted by ANI on Twitter
Screengrab from video posted by ANI on Twitter

West Bengal: BJP workers ransack party office in Malda, demand candidate change

Posted by hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 10:06 PM IST
The BJP's Bengal unit has been facing protests from its workers over candidate selection
BJP leader Rajib Banerjee files his nomination papers for the Domjur seat on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (PTI)
BJP leader Rajib Banerjee files his nomination papers for the Domjur seat on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (PTI)

West Bengal: BJP's Rajib Banerjee declares net worth of 58 lakh

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 09:28 PM IST
Banerjee, who quit the Trinamool Congress to join the BJP in January, mentioned in an affidavit to the Election Commission of India that his movable and immovable assets are worth 18,37,006 and 39,65,000.
Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy. (PTI File Photo)
Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy. (PTI File Photo)

BJP’s Mukul Roy to contest Bengal polls, among candidates for final four phases

Posted by hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2021 06:00 PM IST
He will be facing off against actress Kaushani Mukherjee, who is contesting the seat on part of the TMC.
West Bengal Chief minister and All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee is seen on a wheelchair as she and a large number of TMC supporters participate in a rally on Nandigram Divas ahead of the Assembly election, at Mayo Road, in Kolkata, on March 14.(Samir Jana / HT Photo)
West Bengal Chief minister and All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee is seen on a wheelchair as she and a large number of TMC supporters participate in a rally on Nandigram Divas ahead of the Assembly election, at Mayo Road, in Kolkata, on March 14.(Samir Jana / HT Photo)

Mamata says she is a 'wounded tiger' in her 1st public appearance after injury

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Nilavro Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 04:45 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo held a roadshow with a massive crowd of party workers and supporters from Gandhi Murti to Hazra in south Kolkata sitting on a wheelchair after her injury in Nandigram.
Kolkata: TMC supporters during West Bengal Disaster Management Minister and party candidate for Kasba Assembly constituency Javed Ahmed Khan's election campaign for the upcoming state assembly polls, in Kolkata, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (PTI Photo)
(PTI03_13_2021_000040B)(PTI)
Kolkata: TMC supporters during West Bengal Disaster Management Minister and party candidate for Kasba Assembly constituency Javed Ahmed Khan's election campaign for the upcoming state assembly polls, in Kolkata, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI03_13_2021_000040B)(PTI)

West Bengal assembly elections: TMC postpones manifesto release for third time

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 02:14 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee was scheduled to release the manifesto at her residence in Kalighat this evening.
West Bengal chief minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)
West Bengal chief minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)

TMC to release manifesto on March 14, says report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2021 09:59 AM IST
  • On Wednesday evening, the chief minister was admitted to SSKM Hospital in Kolkata after the alleged attack in Nandigram. Banerjee said that she was pushed deliberately by four to five people after she sustained severe injuries to her left foot and ankle, shoulder, neck and forearm.
A CBI team arrives at the residence of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew and MP Abhishek Banerjee, in Kolkata.(ANI Photo)
A CBI team arrives at the residence of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew and MP Abhishek Banerjee, in Kolkata.(ANI Photo)

CBI summons family members of TMC MP Abhishek's sister-in-law in coal scam

PTI | , Kolkata/new Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2021 05:31 PM IST
The probe agency has already interrogated Banerjee's wife Rujira and Gambhir at their respective residences in the city in the last week of February.
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