Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday (August 11) raised the issue of West Bengal's financial dues from the Centre during a video conference on the pandemic and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that the Centre issues guidelines on which vaccine should be procured and used to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
West Bengal: The West Bengal government formed a six-member expert committee to give its opinion and feedback on the New Education Policy approved by the Union Cabinet, and also started seeking stakeholders' opinions.
78-year-old West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra passed away at a city hospital in the early hours of Thursday (July 30) due to cardiac arrest.
Sources at the private hospital where Mitra was admitted to said he died due to heart and age-related ailments. "He was admitted to the hospital a few days back after his creatinine level was found...
The BJP senior leadership and its truant national executive member Mukul Roy appear to have buried the hatchet for now after days of speculation, gossip, and muttering about the latter’s possible exit from the party.
Roy, who was once the second-in-command of the Trinamool Congress, told newspersons in Kolkata that he was very much part of the BJP...
Kolkata: The battle line in Bengal’s tribal heartland of Jangalmahal has been drawn. It’s extreme right versus radical left. The Trinamool Congress on Thursday (July 23) inducted in its state committee Chhatradhar Mahato, a former leader of a Maoist-backed organisation to counter the extreme right-wing leaders such as Swami Aseemanand, who are helping the B...
A day after joining the BJP, former Indian footballer Mehtab Hossain on Wednesday (July 22) said he was not associated with any political party.
Hossain, known as the "Midfield General" in the Kolkata Maidan, said it was a personal decision to quit politics as he was left shattered by the pain and feelings of his family and well-wishers over his...
Kolkata: Sounding the bugle for next year's assembly elections in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee at a virtual rally on Tuesday said she needed "Jubo shakti (youth force)" as "we will not be here forever."
In a latest ‘revolt’ to Centre’s ‘betrayal’, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) released a confidential report prepared by a government-appointed high-level committee to answer the question ‘who is an Assamese’.
Jaipur: Three days after the political crisis with the Rajasthan government came to an end, sources said Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will meet Sachin Pilot, who rebelled against him over the last one month.
Kolkata: A day after the death of a 17-year-old girl sparked violence in parts of north Bengal, the police on Monday quoted her post mortem report as saying that she died due to poisoning and that there were no signs of sexual assault. The victim was the sister of a BJP activist.
Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Monday (July 20) announced complete lockdown across the state for two days every week, stating that community transmission of COVID-19 has been detected in a few areas of the state.
Uttar Dinajpur (West Bengal): A protest by locals at West Bengal’s Chopra town in Uttar Dinajpur district over the alleged gangrape and murder of a student turned violent on Sunday (July 19), with protesters blocking National Highway 31 and even attacking police personnel with bows and arrows at one point.
Kolkata: The BJP on Friday (July 17) accused the West Bengal police of trying to ‘kill’ party MP Arjun Singh and his son Pawan Kumar Singh, who is an MLA from the Bhatpara constituency, by staging ‘encounters.’
The death of the BJP’s Hemtabad MLA Debendra Nath Roy is a “case of suspected suicide” and not a political one as projected by the party, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday (July 15).
Her letter came a day after a BJP delegation called on the President over the death of its legislator, who ...
Debendra Nath Roy, a BJP MLA from West Bengal was found hanging outside a shop near his house in Hemtabad of North Dinajpur district.
“Debendra Nath Ray was found hanging near a shop at Hemtabad area this (Monday) morning,” PTI quoted a senior district police officer as saying.
Ray had contested and won the Hemtabad assembly segment -- a rese...
Kolkata: The West Bengal government plans to conduct one lakh daily tests for COVID-19 amid an alarming rise in infections in the state. It has placed orders for advanced testing equipment from a Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company, an official said on Saturday.
Kolkata: Works have begun to set up a makeshift quarantine centre at Kolkata's iconic Eden Gardens, barely a few hours after the Cricket Association of Bengal gave its nod to the city police's proposal to use a part of the cricket stadium as an isolation facility for COVID-affected police personnel.
Kolkata: The daily spike in COVID-19 cases in West Bengal breached the 1,000-mark for the first time on Thursday with 1,088 fresh infections and 27 new related fatalities being reported in the last 24 hours.
Even as West Bengal is grappling with mounting coronavirus cases and deaths by the day during Unlock 2.0, the state is witnessing a renewed spurt in political violence between parties.
On Tuesday (July 7) night, BJP parliamentarian Arjun Singh's house was attacked by miscreants allegedly backed by Trinamool Congress, hurling crude bombs. Locals ...
Kolkata: The West Bengal government has developed more than 100 satellite health facilities for the "management" of asymptomatic or mild COVID-19 cases, in a bid to ramp up accommodation facilities even as it contemplates allowing private medical practitioners to prescribe COVID-19 tests.
Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to implement a complete lockdown in containment zones and other parts of the state with the highest number of COVID-19 cases from Thursday evening.
Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opened a Pandora's Box, trying to brand Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee as the "creator of West Bengal" and "saviour of Bengalis" on his 129th birth anniversary on Monday.
Kolkata: In a controversial remark, TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee has equated Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with a "venomous snake" for her handling of the economy, drawing sharp reaction from the BJP which said Mamata Banerjee has lost control over her party leaders who are "uttering nonsense" out of frustration.
BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha ...
In a bid to rake in some revenue by taking advantage of COVID-19 infused demand for immunity boosters, the West Bengal government is promoting the cultivation of Tulsi (holy basil), a major ingredient in Ayush Kwath, an ayurvedic 'immunity enhancer.'
The state’s AYUSH Department and Medicinal Plant Board, with the help of the Horticulture Departme...
Kolkata: Health workers on Wednesday retrieved the body of a septuagenarian COVID-19 patient from his home in central part of the city after his family members had to keep it in a freezer for over 48 hours as "no help" came from the authorities.