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Former BJP leader and Union minister of state Babul Supriyo (left) joined Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday in presence of TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee (right). (PTI Photo)

‘Wait and watch’: TMC says more leaders to join after Babul Supriyo’s entry

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 11:43 PM IST
After joining TMC, former BJP leader and Union minister of state Babul Supriyo said that his decision to switch sides happened in the last four days after he met party supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee.
TMC leader Arpita Ghosh resigned as the Rajya Sabha MP on Wednesday.
TMC leader Arpita Ghosh resigned as the Rajya Sabha MP on Wednesday.

Following Rajya Sabha exit, Arpita Ghosh appointed TMC Bengal general secretary

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2021 05:23 PM IST
In a letter, TMC leader Arpita Ghosh said that her goal is to serve the people of West Bengal under the leadership of party chief and chief minister Mamata Banerjee and that it would be achieved by resigning as the Rajya Sabha MP and working directly in the state.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo / HT)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo / HT)

Bengal extends Covid-19 norms till Sept 30, outdoor activities restricted

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2021 02:04 PM IST
West Bengal Covid-19 curbs: All outdoor activities, including the movement of people and vehicles, shall remain strictly prohibited between 11pm and 5am, the government said. However, all essential and emergency services will be allowed to continue unhindered.
Number of patients visiting hospitals with viral fever are on the rise. (Representative Photo/Sakib Ali/HT)
Number of patients visiting hospitals with viral fever are on the rise. (Representative Photo/Sakib Ali/HT)

Child dies of fever in North Bengal's Jalpaiguri, says report; 130 in hospital

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2021 03:43 PM IST
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Monday wrote to all states and union territories for accelerating activities for prevention and control of vector-borne diseases such as dengue and calling for sustained efforts to reduce the vector density to control these diseases.
Ahead of the Bhabanipur assembly bypoll, Suvendu Adhikari said that the BJP has to fight the administration, police, mafias and money power in the elections.(File photo)
Ahead of the Bhabanipur assembly bypoll, Suvendu Adhikari said that the BJP has to fight the administration, police, mafias and money power in the elections.(File photo)

Suvendu urges Bengal speaker to disqualify BJP MLAs who switched camps

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2021 06:57 PM IST
BJP MLA from Bishnupur Tanmoy Ghosh joined the Trinamool Congress on August 30, followed by Bagda legislator Biswajit Das.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo / HT)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo / HT)

Mamata to file nomination for by-polls to Bhabanipur seat today

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2021 05:51 AM IST
The by-poll for the Bhabanipur seat will be held on September 30, according to the schedule announced by the Election Commission. On the same date, by-elections would also be held in the Samserganj and Jangipur seats of the state, as well as in the Pipli constituency of Odisha.
Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during a meeting with different puja committees, ahead of the 'Durga Puja' festival, in Kolkata on Tuesday, Sept 7, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during a meeting with different puja committees, ahead of the 'Durga Puja' festival, in Kolkata on Tuesday, Sept 7, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)

Durga Puja: Mamata grants 50k to each committee, discount on power tariff

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2021 09:54 AM IST
Durga Puja: West Bengal chief minister Banerjee had announced a slew of doles including a grant of 50,000 to all puja committees last year also.
A healthcare worker collects swab samples of the underprivileged children for Covid-19 RT-PCR test in Kolkata.(ANI Photo)
A healthcare worker collects swab samples of the underprivileged children for Covid-19 RT-PCR test in Kolkata.(ANI Photo)

West Bengal makes RT-PCR mandatory for passengers arriving from 7 countries

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2021 06:02 AM IST
West Bengal reported 601 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, which took the overall tally to 15,53,177. Seven persons succumbed due to the infection after which the death roll reached 18,522, according to state government's health bulletin.
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. (PTI)
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. (PTI)

Bengal govt challenges HC order on Suvendu in his security guard’s death case

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2021 02:07 AM IST
Adhikari, who is the leader of opposition in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly, did not appear before the CID in connection with the case on Monday.
The Mamata Banerjee-government has requested the top court to modify its 2018 order in the Prakash Singh case on police reforms.(HT_PRINT)
The Mamata Banerjee-government has requested the top court to modify its 2018 order in the Prakash Singh case on police reforms.(HT_PRINT)

Allow us to appoint our DGP on our own: Bengal govt to Supreme Court

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2021 02:45 AM IST
The developments come amid a stalemate over appointment of a new DGP in West Bengal, which named Manoj Malviya, the most senior officer in the Indian Police Service cadre in the state, as interim DGP on Tuesday.
Sikha Mitra speaking to news agency ANI on Saturday (File Photo)
Sikha Mitra speaking to news agency ANI on Saturday (File Photo)

Sikha Mitra, widow of ex-Bengal Congress chief, to return to Trinamool today

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2021 07:43 AM IST
Former West Bengal MLA Sikha Mitra and widow of late state Congress president Somen Mitra will rejoin Trinamool Congress on Sunday.
The state government suggested that work from home must be encouraged as far as “possible and practical.”(HT file)
The state government suggested that work from home must be encouraged as far as “possible and practical.”(HT file)

West Bengal provides relaxation to coaching centres, can open at 50% capacity

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2021 09:25 PM IST
  • The West Bengal government said that all outdoor activities including the movement of people and vehicles will be strictly prohibited between 11pm to 5am.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo / PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo / PTI)

Calcutta University professor booked for 'threatening to kill Mamata Banerjee'

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2021 01:47 PM IST
The case was registered against Arindam Bhattacharya, a professor of the Zoology Department, by the Hare Street police station on the basis of a complaint filed by Ph.D. scholar Tamal Dutta, a senior police officer said.
Police personnel deployed at the emergency gate of NRS Hospital where three teachers are admitted. The teachers attempted suicide on Tuesday, in Kolkata. (PTI Photo.)
Police personnel deployed at the emergency gate of NRS Hospital where three teachers are admitted. The teachers attempted suicide on Tuesday, in Kolkata. (PTI Photo.)

Bengal professors' body questions rationale behind 'drinking poison' by teachers

PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2021 02:25 PM IST
  • West Bengal College and University Professors Association (WBCUPA) President Krishnakali Basu told a press meet that it is unbecoming on the part of a true teacher, "that too involved in children's education", to carry a bottle of poison during a demonstration and "it was part of a conspiracy to foment trouble".
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that around 10,000 beds have been readied in the state for handling the third wave. (PTI Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that around 10,000 beds have been readied in the state for handling the third wave. (PTI Photo)

All teachers administered Covid vaccine jabs: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2021 11:17 PM IST
  • The chief minister, after chairing a meeting of health department officials, also said that priority for vaccination was being accorded to parents of children who are 12 years of age and below.
Darjeeling 'toy trains', formally known as the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR). (File Photo)
Darjeeling 'toy trains', formally known as the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR). (File Photo)

Darjeeling 'toy trains' to be back on track from today after more than a year

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2021 05:51 AM IST
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was closed down on March 22 last year in view of the pandemic. The trains are preparing to get back on track now after nearly one and a half years, just ahead of Durga Puja in West Bengal.
All five teachers were taken to a state-run hospital, where the condition of four was stated to be serious, police said. (HT File Photo)
All five teachers were taken to a state-run hospital, where the condition of four was stated to be serious, police said. (HT File Photo)

Female contractual teachers allegedly consumed poison in Kolkata over job woes

PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2021 11:33 PM IST
  • The agitating teachers, all members of a platform for contractual school teachers, 'Sikshak Oikyo Mancha', had been seeking regularisation of services and revocation of transfer orders that have forced some of them to move to places that are far from their homes.
Calcutta high court (File Photo )
Calcutta high court (File Photo )

Calcutta high court orders CBI probe into West Bengal post-poll violence

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2021 11:59 AM IST
West Bengal post-poll violence: CBI will probe the allegations of murder and rape. A separate SIT, with senior officers from the West Bengal cadre, will be set up to probe the other allegations.
Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo)
Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo)

News updates from HT: TMC to meet poll body today over Bengal by-elections

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2021 12:59 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Calcutta high court (Samir Jana / HT PHOTO)
Calcutta high court (Samir Jana / HT PHOTO)

Bengal post-poll violence: HC deadline for supplementary affidavit ends today

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2021 06:37 AM IST
The NHRC informed the Calcutta high court that victims of the West Bengal post-poll violence are being threatened to withdraw their complaints. As many as 16 such cases have been reported, the commission said, adding that the matter has been forwarded to the director-general of police.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File Photo)

West Bengal extends Covid-19 curbs till August 15, night curfew continues

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2021 11:56 AM IST
The Covid-19 lockdown in West Bengal was extended till August 15 after a review of the current Covid-19 pandemic situation in the state, read a government order
West Bengal Madrasah, Alim, Fazil exam result: Know how to check(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
West Bengal Madrasah, Alim, Fazil exam result: Know how to check(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

West Bengal Madrasah, Alim, Fazil exam result: Know how to check

PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2021 11:00 AM IST
  • High Madrasah, Alim, & Fazil Examination - 2021 conducted by the West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education will be formally published on Friday 23rd July, 2021 at 11.00 a.m, the West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education has notified.
West Bengal class 12 result 2021: 86 students clinch top 10 spots(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
West Bengal class 12 result 2021: 86 students clinch top 10 spots(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

West Bengal class 12 result 2021: 86 students clinch top 10 spots

Edited by Maitree Baral
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2021 03:30 PM IST
  • The West Bengal class 12 board results have been declared today, July 22. A total of 8,19,202 students will receive their individual score cards 4 pm onwards.
WBCHSE West Bengal HS result 2021: Know how to check class 12 marks
WBCHSE West Bengal HS result 2021: Know how to check class 12 marks

WBCHSE West Bengal HS result 2021 declared: Know how to check class 12 marks

UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2021 04:04 PM IST
  • The West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) has announced the class 12 marks today, July 22, at 3 pm in a press conference.
Students are being thermal screened before entering an examination center to appear for the state Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) at Maulana Azad College in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Students are being thermal screened before entering an examination center to appear for the state Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) at Maulana Azad College in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Samir Jana/HT Photo)

West Bengal warns of strict action against Covid-19 norm violators

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Covid-19 violators will have to face strict action as per provisions of the disaster management act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including fine, the state chief secretary told all disaster magistrates at a virtual meeting, according to official sources.
BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari speaks to the media in Kolkata on Friday. (ANI)
BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari speaks to the media in Kolkata on Friday. (ANI)

Mukul Roy as PAC chairman: Suvendu fumes, says TMC ruined 'democratic fabric'

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 07:08 AM IST
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari highlighted the recent election of Mukul Roy as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) 2021-22 in the West Bengal assembly and said that it's another sign of the devastated "democratic fabric" in the state.
WBPSC cancels exams scheduled till July 30 in view of the covid-19 situation in the country.(WBPSC)
WBPSC cancels exams scheduled till July 30 in view of the covid-19 situation in the country.(WBPSC)

WBPSC postpones all written exams scheduled till July 30

PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 05:59 PM IST
  • The West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) on Thursday announced the postponement of all written examination scheduled to be conducted by July 30.
Teacher appointment interview in Bengal upper primary schools begins next week(Representational Image)
Teacher appointment interview in Bengal upper primary schools begins next week(Representational Image)

Teacher appointment interview in Bengal upper primary schools begins next week

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 09:59 AM IST
The School Service Commission in West Bengal on Saturday announced that interviews for the appointment of teachers for upper primary schools will begin next week.
West Bengal's Covid-19 infection tally has gone up to 15,11,205 cases. (File Photo / Representational Image)
West Bengal's Covid-19 infection tally has gone up to 15,11,205 cases. (File Photo / Representational Image)

West Bengal records 997 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, 17 more deaths

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 07:47 AM IST
West Bengal has been showing a declining case positivity rate for Covid-19 cases; however, four districts -- North 24 Parganas, Purba and Paschim Medinipur, and Darjeeling -- have become "places of concern" for the health department.
Trinamul Congress supporters pull a scooty on a tri-cart and others ride bicycles during a demonstrative protest against fuel price hikes at a petrol pump, in Kolkata on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Trinamul Congress supporters pull a scooty on a tri-cart and others ride bicycles during a demonstrative protest against fuel price hikes at a petrol pump, in Kolkata on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

TMC to continue state-wide protests today over rising fuel prices

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 05:33 AM IST
Petrol is currently retailing for 101.01 per litre in Kolkata. The Trinamool Congress has devised several unique ways to protest against the rising fuel prices -- dragging hand-carts, cooking on the road, and organising rallies with bullock carts.
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