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Owaisi’s politics won’t work in Bengal: Muslim clerics react to AIMIM’s poll debut

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.
Published on Jan 08, 2021 12:59 PM IST

Nadda to launch new campaign on farm laws during Bengal visit

JP Nadda has been leading the election strategy in West Bengal after the party’s performance in Bihar, where it won 74 seats of the 110 it contested in the 243-member house and formed the government with JD(U), which contested on 115 seats and won 43.
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 12:19 AM IST

After stint as TMC minister, Laxmi Ratan Shukla rules out joining any political party for now

On Tuesday, Laxmi Ratan Shukla resigned from both the post of a minister and the party’s district president. There were rumours that Shukla had resigned as he was disgruntled.
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 06:14 PM IST

BJP national chief JP Nadda to visit poll-bound Bengal, launch new campaign

BJP national president JP Nadda, who won high praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the party’s performance in the Bihar assembly election, has been leading the West Bengal poll strategy as well.
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 05:53 PM IST

IIT Kharagpur researchers develop air-borne mobile telecom tower for emergencies

Representational image.
Published on Jan 07, 2021 09:44 AM IST

TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee sends legal notice to Babul Supriyo, demands an apology within 72 hours

Abhishek Banerjee happens to be the nephew of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 12:53 AM IST

Mamata Banerjee’s evening meeting with Governor Dhankhar sparks speculation

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and his wife Sudesh Dhankhar at the Raj Bhawan on Wednesday.
Published on Jan 06, 2021 09:22 PM IST

Congress appoints senior observers for poll-bound states

Congress President Sonia Gandhi approved the appointment of senior observers in poll bound states in 2021, according to a statement from the party.
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 06:37 PM IST

World Bank commits USD 105 million to improve West Bengal waterways

The project will cover the five most populous districts of southern West Bengal, including its urban agglomeration -- the Kolkata Metropolitan Area (KMA) where around 30 million people or one-third of West Bengal’s population live.
Published on Jan 06, 2021 11:54 AM IST

Suspended TMC leader held after raping minor for 3 days in Darjeeling

Rape cases across India are on the rise with even erstwhile safe metros such as Bangalore and Kolkata reporting violent crimes against women.
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 12:05 AM IST

Single-screen theatre owners urge Bengal govt to allow 100% occupancy in halls

An EIMPA official said around 120 of the 250 single screen theatres are currently operational, the rest have closed shop, and some permanently.
Published on Jan 05, 2021 05:58 PM IST

Sourav Ganguly fit enough to fly plane, run marathon, his heart is strong: Dr Devi Shetty

Former Indian cricketer and current BCCI (Board Of Control for Cricket in India) president Sourav Ganguly.
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 04:10 PM IST

West Bengal minister Laxmi Ratan Shukla resigns: Report

Updated on Jan 05, 2021 03:33 PM IST

Bengal to launch project today; free eye-care for all over next five years

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 09:24 AM IST

The year that will be: The political battles of 2021

Updated on Jan 05, 2021 06:10 AM IST

Abhishek Banerjee on 5-day tour of north Bengal where BJP gained most in 2019

File photo: TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 11:39 PM IST

115 people, over 17000 livestock killed in cyclones in 2020: IMD

Cishermen work at a beach in the backdrop of a rough sea due to Cyclone Amphan, at Mamallapuram in Chengalpattu district.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 10:33 PM IST

TMC to bring resolution against farm bills in West Bengal assembly

File photo: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 09:11 PM IST

800 volunteers to help Ganga Sagar pilgrims maintain Covid-19 norms in Bengal

File photo: Pilgrims gather on the banks of holy river Ganga at Gangasaga, some 155 kms south of Kolkata, West Bengal.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 07:44 PM IST

‘Will make arrangement to convene Assembly session to pass resolution against farm laws’: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addressing a press conference on Monday.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 08:28 PM IST

Leopard entangled in tea garden wire mesh rescued in Darjeeling, taken away for further treatment

The image shows the rescued leopard in Darjeeling.
Published on Jan 04, 2021 04:56 PM IST

BJP leader’s car allegedly shot at in West Bengal’s Asansol

A complaint has been received from Mukherjee and CCTV footages in the area are being scrutinised, an officer at Hirapur police station said.
Published on Jan 04, 2021 11:52 AM IST

Echocardiography to be done to check Ganguly’s heart function: Hospital

Ganguly was hospitalised after he complained of chest pain, in Kolkata.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 10:08 AM IST

Daily Covid-19 cases drop below 1K-mark in West Bengal after six months

Representational image.
Published on Jan 04, 2021 09:27 AM IST

Congress plans massive push to win back women voters

“Five booth level workers will be appointed who will be responsible for translating the party’s larger narrative for women empowerment at the ground level,” Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev told Hindustan Times.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 09:15 AM IST

Eyes on Bengal polls, Owaisi seeks help from anti-TMC leader Abbas Siddiqui

File photo: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 04:06 AM IST

Ganguly’s further treatment plan to be discussed on Monday: Hospital

Photo of BCCI President and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 02:45 PM IST

Sourav Ganguly stable, had dinner hours after coronary angioplasty

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was admitted to the hospital after experiencing discomfort in chest and vomiting while working out at the gym at his house.
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 11:12 AM IST

Senior TMC legislator allegedly blackmailed with morphed pornographic video clip

Image for representation.
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 11:22 PM IST
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