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The Trinamool Congress (TMC) will expand its base and enter national politics through virtual events on July 21, a special day in the Bengal ruling camp’s calendar, said party leader Madan Mitra. (Samir Jana/HT Photo)

News updates from HT: TMC to enter national politics on July 21

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2021 09:00 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 Calcutta high court. (File photo)
The Calcutta high court. (File photo)

HC to hear TMC leaders’ petition in 2016 Narada case today

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2021 04:05 AM IST
The four leaders will continue to remain under house arrest till then. While two of them are admitted in a state-run hospital, two went back home after the court put them under house arrest on May 21.
Kolkata: TMC MP Nusrat Jahan (R) with her mother shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting her vote during the 7th phase of the West Bengal State Assembly polls, at a polling station, in Kolkata, Monday, April 26, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
Kolkata: TMC MP Nusrat Jahan (R) with her mother shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting her vote during the 7th phase of the West Bengal State Assembly polls, at a polling station, in Kolkata, Monday, April 26, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)

'Why was EC sleeping all this time?': TMC's Nusrat Jahan on rallies being banned

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 11:48 AM IST
Speaking to reporters after casting her vote with her parents in the seventh phase of the West Bengal assembly polls, Nusrat also said that wherever she has campaigned, she has only seen support for chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Chhatradhar Mahato has served a 10-year sentence after being arrested in an undercover operation in 2009 (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Chhatradhar Mahato has served a 10-year sentence after being arrested in an undercover operation in 2009 (PTI Photo) (PTI)

TMC leader Chhatradhar Mahato remanded to 2-day NIA custody

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 07:12 PM IST
  • The 50-year-old former convener of the Maoist-backed People Against Police Atrocities (PCPA), was arrested by NIA early on Sunday
Bharatiya Janata Party supporters film on their mobile phones as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a public rally in Dhekiajuli, Assam, India, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021.(AP)
Bharatiya Janata Party supporters film on their mobile phones as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a public rally in Dhekiajuli, Assam, India, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021.(AP)

Bengal, Assam poll pitch gets shrill as Phase 1 campaign ends

By Tanmay Chatterjee, Utpal Parashar, Kolkata/guwahati
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 05:05 AM IST
30 seats in Bengal and 47 in Assam will go to polls in the first phase on March 27.
Anubrata Mondal, TMC president of Birbhum District, was put under the surveillance of the EC in 2016 on the eve of poll day in Bolpur of Birbhum District. (Subhendu Ghosh / HT Photo)
Anubrata Mondal, TMC president of Birbhum District, was put under the surveillance of the EC in 2016 on the eve of poll day in Bolpur of Birbhum District. (Subhendu Ghosh / HT Photo)

BJP blames TMC leader Anubrata Mondal and his 'goons' for murder of party worker

Written by hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 05:06 PM IST
The party said that in West Bengal, there is no space for political dissent or those opposing the TMC to "practice or profess their political affiliations".
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, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
The Supreme Court. (File photo)
The Supreme Court. (File photo)

News updates from HT: SC allows PIL on priority Covid jabs for legal fraternity

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 01:29 PM IST
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Kolkata: BJP leader Sovan Chatterjee (L) with his close associate and party leader Baishakhi Banerjee during BJP's roadshow in Kolkata, Tuesday, (PTI)
Kolkata: BJP leader Sovan Chatterjee (L) with his close associate and party leader Baishakhi Banerjee during BJP's roadshow in Kolkata, Tuesday, (PTI)

Personal jibes get sharper at BJP, TMC rallies; ex-ministers shown black flag

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 09:17 PM IST
  • While the BJP singled out Abhishek Banerjee, TMC leader Ratna Chatterjee targeted her estranged husband and BJP leader Sovan Chatterjee.
TMC MLA Dipak Haldar.(ANI)
TMC MLA Dipak Haldar.(ANI)

TMC suffers another blow as two-time MLA Dipak Haldar calls it quits

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 01:25 AM IST
  • Dipak Haldar won the Diamond Harbour seat in 2011 and 2016 but was suspended for a few months in 2015 on disciplinary ground.
The TMC youth leader was shot dead by motorcycle-borne attackers Tuesday afternoon.(Representational photo/Shutterstock)
The TMC youth leader was shot dead by motorcycle-borne attackers Tuesday afternoon.(Representational photo/Shutterstock)

TMC leader shot dead in Bengal’s Howrah district, mob ransacks buses, shops

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:26 AM IST
Dharmendra Singh, who was also into real estate business, was riding pillion on a motorcycle when he was shot dead.
The man was intercepted by locals when the girl raised an alarm. He was thrashed and handed over to the police.(FILE PHOTO.)
The man was intercepted by locals when the girl raised an alarm. He was thrashed and handed over to the police.(FILE PHOTO.)

TMC leader’s brother held for molesting minor at Santiniketan in south Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 10:40 PM IST
The accused, Imran Sheikh, happens to be the brother of Omar Sheikh, a local Trinamool Congress leader.
Family members of several victims were present on the banks of the Hooghly River with urns containing ashes of their relatives. BJP leaders Dilip Ghosh (Bengal unit president), Mukul Roy (national executive member) and a few recently elected MPs were present at the Bagbazar Ghat where the programme was held.(ANI PHOTO.)
Family members of several victims were present on the banks of the Hooghly River with urns containing ashes of their relatives. BJP leaders Dilip Ghosh (Bengal unit president), Mukul Roy (national executive member) and a few recently elected MPs were present at the Bagbazar Ghat where the programme was held.(ANI PHOTO.)

‘Jungle Raj’ in Bengal,’ says Nadda; stung TMC leaders hit back

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 07:21 PM IST
Nadda offering prayers for his party workers was a unique event in Bengal, where a practice of Hindu males offering prayers (tarpan) for the souls of ancestors is common, but rarely has the ritual witnessed a political pitch.
In Siliguri to inaugurate the new office of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Dhankhar had convened a meeting where he wanted to meet officials and local people’s representatives from all parties. (Photo @jdhankhar1)
In Siliguri to inaugurate the new office of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Dhankhar had convened a meeting where he wanted to meet officials and local people’s representatives from all parties. (Photo @jdhankhar1)

‘Not in political circus’: Bengal governor after TMC leaders skip meeting

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 11:11 PM IST
In Siliguri to inaugurate the new office of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Dhankhar had convened a meeting where he wanted to meet officials and local people’s representatives from all parties. It was announced three days ago and invitations were sent from the Governor House.
The man used to flaunt his ‘close relationship’ with chief minister Mamata Banerjee and extract money from his victims, including senior TMC leaders in Bengal.(ANI PHOTO.)
The man used to flaunt his ‘close relationship’ with chief minister Mamata Banerjee and extract money from his victims, including senior TMC leaders in Bengal.(ANI PHOTO.)

Man who posed as Mamata aide, cheated TMC leaders nabbed in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 05:20 PM IST
Acting on complaints lodged by many people, including two TMC leaders, the district police tracked down Dutta and arrested him in Siliguri. He is a resident of the Pabitra Para area in Jalpaiguri town about 600 km away from Kolkata.
The police said Roy suffered multiple injuries on his head, chest and back. He was taken to the local rural hospital around 11 pm where doctors pronounced him dead.(FILE PHOTO)
The police said Roy suffered multiple injuries on his head, chest and back. He was taken to the local rural hospital around 11 pm where doctors pronounced him dead.(FILE PHOTO)

Two TMC leaders killed in Bengal; ruling party pins blame on BJP, Congress

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 08:12 PM IST
In the first incident that took place at Majhra village in the Gazole area of Malda, Pradip Roy (32), a TMC booth unit president, was hacked to death allegedly by Bharatiya Janata Party workers when he was going to visit his in-laws at Ekandarpur village.
Image for representation.(File photoi)
Image for representation.(File photoi)

TMC leader shot dead as Bengal remains on edge

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 10:19 PM IST
TMC leader was rushed to Hooghly Imambara hospital in critical condition. He was referred to a Kolkata hospital but died on the way about three hours later, the police said.
TMC leader Nirmal Kundu was shot dead last night by three bike-borne assailants in North Kolkata’s Dum Dum area, police said.(AFP Photo)
TMC leader Nirmal Kundu was shot dead last night by three bike-borne assailants in North Kolkata’s Dum Dum area, police said.(AFP Photo)

Trinamool leader shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Kolkata

Kolkata | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 04:44 PM IST
Nirmal Kundu was a TMC president of Ward 6 of Dum Dum Municipality area under Nimta Police Station limits.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and several top TMC leaders have changed their Facebook and Twitter display picture (DP) with photo of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar on Wednesday to protest the desecration of the bust of the noted reformer and key figure of the Bengal Renaissance.(ANI PHOTO)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and several top TMC leaders have changed their Facebook and Twitter display picture (DP) with photo of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar on Wednesday to protest the desecration of the bust of the noted reformer and key figure of the Bengal Renaissance.(ANI PHOTO)

Day after Kolkata violence, Mamata and TMC leaders change profile photos

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 02:02 PM IST
Trinamool Congress’s official profile on Twitter and Facebook was also changed with a picture of Vidyasagar.
The home ministry has also been asked to investigate the Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card issued to her and her friend, Menka Gambhir, the officials added, asking not to be named.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
The home ministry has also been asked to investigate the Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card issued to her and her friend, Menka Gambhir, the officials added, asking not to be named.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

I-T department probes PAN details of senior TMC leader’s wife

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2019 07:27 AM IST
The finance ministry (which oversees the tax department) is the latest to step into what has become a political slugfest between the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Anubrata Mondal (right) of Trinamool Congress was allegedly caught on camera telling TMC leaders to get a BJP worker arrested.(Subhendu Ghosh/HT File Photo)
Anubrata Mondal (right) of Trinamool Congress was allegedly caught on camera telling TMC leaders to get a BJP worker arrested.(Subhendu Ghosh/HT File Photo)

‘Frame BJP worker if can’t control her’: TMC leader’s speech triggers row

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 06:57 PM IST
Bengal agriculture minister Ashish Banerjee and TMC leader Rana Singha were reportedly present when Anubrata Mondal is accused to have made the controversial statement.
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