8 students injured, 2 booked for JNU-like clashes in Visva Bharati

Kolkata: Campus violence rocked the Visva-Bharati University (VBU) in West Bengal’s Santiniketan on Wednesday (January 15) night, almost in a rerun of a similar incident in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University earlier this month.

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Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal has filed two police complaints against state BJP president Dilip Ghosh in Nadia and North 24 Paraganas district for his remarks that anti-Citizenship law protesters were “shot like dogs” in states ruled by his party.

This isn’t UP, here firing won’t happen: Didi on ‘shot like do...

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee strongly hit back at BJP leader Dilip Ghosh’s remark of “having shot CAA protesters like dogs”, saying “This is not UP. Here firing won’t happen.”

BJP wants Victoria Memorial to be renamed after Rani Lakshmi Bai

Kolkata: After renaming of the Kolkata Port Trust, the BJP has now demanded rechristening of the city’s iconic Victoria Memorial after warrior queen Rani Lakshmi Bai. This comes from motor-mouth veteran leader Subramanian Swamy, who justified it saying Queen Victoria had betrayed the Queen of Jhansi in 1857.

Our govts shot anti-CAA protesters like dogs: West Bengal BJP chief

Kolkata: West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh has triggered a fresh controversy with his remark that those damaging public property during anti-citizenship law protests were being “shot like dogs” in states ruled by the BJP. However, BJP MP Babul Supriyo distanced the party from Ghosh’s comment and called the state chief “irresponsible”.

TMC govt not implementing central schemes for lack of ‘cut money’: Modi

Kolkata: Taking a swipe at the Mamata Banerjee government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged it was not implementing central government schemes in West Bengal since they do not help "syndicates" or involve "cut money".

AirAsia flight makes emergency landing as woman raises bomb hoax

A Mumbai-bound AirAsia flight made a mid-air turn and an emergency landing at the Kolkata airport after a woman passenger raised a hoax of carrying bombs with her. Reports said the plane had to make an emergency landing after the passenger named Mohini Mondal, 25, on flight 15316 gave a note to one of the cabin crew, asking them to deliver it to...

Our saffron not political: Ramakrishna Mission after Modi’s CAA remark

Belur (West Bengal): The Ramakrishna Math and Mission on Sunday said it believes in inclusivity, and distanced itself from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. "We have come here after leaving our homes to answer eternal calls. We do not respond to ephemeral calls," said Swami Suvirananda.

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CAA: Ambedkar University denies Karat permission to deliver talk

In the backdrop of charges that the authorities were trying to stifle dissent all over, CPI (M) leader Prakash Karat was on Wednesday (January 23) not allowed to enter the Ambedkar University here, where he had gone to deliver a talk on the CAA. However, Karat addressed the students standing outside the university gate where security was heavily deployed.

In next ten days, 5,000 more Shaheen Baghs across country: Chandrashekhar Azad

New Delhi: A day after a Delhi court modified his bail conditions, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, said on Wednesday (January 22) that in the next 10 days, there will be 5,000 more protest sites like Shaheen Bagh across the country.

National policy on rare diseases should address patients, funding options: Experts

Chennai: The National Policy for Rare Diseases 2020, which was released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, aims to define a strategy and vision.

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Low-intensity blast injures MLA, five others in Bengaluru

A low-intensity blast in the Shanthinagar area of Bengaluru injured six people including legislator N.A. Harris at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday (January 22).

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Mamata at Modi meet, CAA protest draws Left ire, explains stance

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday faced backlash from the Left-affiliated students for meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They broke three barricades put up near the stage of TMCP’s sit-in at Rani Rashmoni Avenue, demanding an explanation from Banerjee regarding her visit to an event attended by Modi.

Some people fly down from Delhi to glorify themselves: Didi’s dig at Modi

Kolkata: In between meeting Narendra Modi at two different venues during the prime minister’s two-day Kolkata visit, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday took a swipe at him while attending a protest rally organized by her party’s students’ wing.

Withdraw NRC, CAA: Didi tells Modi as Kolkata echoes ‘Azadi’ slogans

Kolkata: Widespread protests, black flags and ‘go back’ slogans welcomed PM Narendra Modi in Kolkata on Saturday. Upon his arrival, he visited the Raj Bhawan, where he met West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. Hundreds of protesters staged demonstrations at the crossing outside the airport despite strict security.

Bengal minister instructs universities to defer exams for Saraswati Puja

Kolkata: West Bengal Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee has said the state government instructed the universities, which have announced to conduct semester examinations on January 30, to defer it due to Saraswati Puja. The minister also said it would not be a suitable time for conducting examinations as the Saraswati Puja is on January 29 and th...

Students’ resistance grows ahead of Modi’s two-day visit to Kolkata

Kolkata: PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Kolkata on Saturday triggered a fresh wave of protests with various students’ organisations taking to the streets. Former students of Ramakrishna Mission have undertaken a mass email campaign urging the authorities to cancel Modi’s visit before the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Will boycott oppn meeting convened by Sonia Gandhi: Mamata

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday (January 9) said she will boycott the opposition meeting convened by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on January 13 to protest the violence unleashed in the state allegedly by Left Front and Congress workers during a trade union strike. The 24-hour nationwide strike by central trade unions in...

Sporadic incidents of violence across Bengal as strikers try to enforce bandh

Kolkata: Sporadic incidents of violence were reported from various parts of West Bengal on Wednesday as trade union activists backed by Left and Congress members tried to enforce the 24-hour strike against the Centre’s “anti-people” policies.

Bengal braces for strike, TMC says will oppose it

Kolkata: The central trade unions and Trinamool Congress appear to be headed for a showdown over the nationwide trade union strike call on January 8. The BJP, against whose economic policies the strike has been called, said it will “wait and watch” to see what action the TMC government takes to curb the strike. The TMC government in West Bengal has an...

Two injured as railway station building collapses in Bengal’s Bardhaman

Bardhaman (West Bengal): Two people were injured as a portion of the Bardhaman Railway Station building collapsed on Saturday evening. “The portion of the station building at Bardhaman collapsed at 8.10 pm,” said an Eastern Railway official. Construction activity was underway at the site where the collapse took place, another official said. 

Why compare India with Pakistan, are you their envoy? Didi asks Modi

Siliguri (West Bengal): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday questioned why Prime Minister Narendra Modi frequently compares India with Pakistan. “Are you the prime minister of India or the ambassador of Pakistan,” she asked Modi, at an anti-Citizenship law rally in Siliguri.

Trinamool MP claims ignorance of PFI invitation to anti-CAA rally

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Abu Taher Khan has claimed ignorance of an invitation to address an anti-Citizenship law rally organised by Islamic organisation Popular Front of India (PFI) in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on January 5.

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New Delhi: The Union government on Wednesday (January 1) rejected the West Bengal government's tableau proposal for the Republic Day parade on the recommendation of an expert committee, which examined it in two rounds of meeting. The move drew sharp reactions from the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), which called the rejection an insult to the state, which...

CAA: BJP to launch campaign strategy to counter TMC

The BJP leadership has decided to launch a campaign blitzkrieg in West Bengal to counter the TMC’s "misinformation programmes" regarding Citizenship (Amendment) Act and reach out to refugees. The West Bengal BJP leadership had hoped that that the new citizenship law would be its “political trump card” ahead of the 2021 assembly polls in the stat...

TMC observes its foundation day as Citizens’ Day

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday observed its 22nd Foundation Day as Citizens Day as a mark of protest against the amended Citizenship Act. The TMC supremo had last week instructed party workers to conduct various programmes to mark the occasion.

Trinamool leaders stage sit-ins against CAA, NRC across West Bengal

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leaders on Saturday staged sit-in demonstrations across West Bengal against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the proposed implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state.

Congress, Left parties’ joint rally against Citizenship law in Kolkata

Kolkata: The Left Front and the Congress on Friday (December 27) participated in a joint rally in Kolkata to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is proposed to be implemented countrywide.The protest march began from Subodh Mullick Square and culminated at Mahajati Sadan in central Kolkata.

Jadavpur students call Dhankhar ‘spineless’, ‘rusticate’ him as chancellor

Kolkata: The students of Kolkata’s Jadavpur University have “rusticated” West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar as their chancellor over his stand on a host of issue, including the amended Citizenship Act. Calling him “spineless”, they wrote an open letter addressing the governor, informing him of his “rustication”.

Why exclude Muslims from CAA? Asks Bengal BJP vice-president Bose

In a riot from within for the BJP, the party’s West Bengal unit vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose has asked why the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) does not include Muslims. Chandra Kumar Bose, the grandnephew of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, said in a series of tweets that India was open to all religions and communities. “If #CAA2019 is not...

Modi, Shah statements on nationwide NRC contradictory: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday (December 24) said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah were making contradictory statements on NRC and wondered who was speaking the truth. Banerjee, while leading a protest march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 and NRC from the Swami Vivekananda statu...

CAA protests: Bengal Guv heckled by Jadavpur University students

Protesting against Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar's public pronouncements, favouring the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), students of Jadavpur University waved black flags at him for the second consecutive day on Tuesday (December 24). The Governor had gone to the university as he was invited, in his capacity as the chancellor to...