Farmers, who lost land to NH project, move court as impostors bag compensation

The Golden Quadrilateral project appears to have turned into a goose that lays golden eggs for some as allegations have surfaced about anoma...
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MLAs turn weathercocks as politics of opportunism plays in Bengal, Assam

In a new low in Indian politics, opposition legislators are beelining to respective ruling parties in West Bengal and Assam within four months of government formation in both the states. Four BJP MLAs, including party’s national vice president Mukul Roy, have so far joined the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. In Assam, where the BJP is ...

Can Mamata retain CM seat? Decks cleared for Bhabanipur bypoll by EC

In a major relief to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Election Commission of India on Saturday (September 4) has given an official nod for conducting the by-elections to three Assembly seats in West Bengal, including the crucial Bhabanipur constituency. This decision will pave the way for the CM Mamata Banerjee to get elected to the West Bengal Assembly before the first week of November and be able to continue as the chief minister of the state.

West Bengal’s cash doleout scheme reveals economic impact of COVID

Thousands of middle-class women are lining up at government camps as pandemic lays waste to the state’s economy.

Fight politically, not with ED: Mamata tells BJP after nephew’s grilling

Hours after the Enforcement Directorate summoned Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and his wife, Mamata alleged the BJP was using Central agencies against the family. The couple has been called for questioning in a money-laundering case linked to an alleged coal scam in the state. While Abhishek has been a...

Bengal’s child marriage, trafficking menaces spill over into cities, too

Cases are rising among families pushed further into COVID-induced poverty despite government’s welfare schemes, say social activists

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Trinamool’s charm offensive for SCs as it seeks to expand beyond Bengal

To expand its footprint beyond West Bengal, the state’s Trinamool Congress government has launched a major drive to improve the party’s image among the scheduled castes, who constitute more than 16.6 per cent of the country’s population. Among the slew of measures the government has planned after constituting a Scheduled Caste Advisory Council is ...

This country belongs to us all: Mamata writes ode to India

‘On the 75th Independence Day, let us all come together to strengthen our voices against all forces that aim to stifle our freedom,’ CM says

‘Red Volunteers’ make a mark amid COVID crisis in West Bengal

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a massive ray of hope on the ground for the Left in West Bengal, thanks to the emergence of Red Volunteers, responding to the emergency and crisis situation in Kolkata and elsewhere. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) may have scored zero in the 2021 Assembly and the 2019 parliamentary elections in West B...

Bengal CPI-M’s move to hoist Tricolour shows a bankruptcy of ideas

The public performance of a gesture loaded with political and emotional meaning, soaked in history, is open to attack and is consequently a risky move. The decision of the West Bengal unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) to hoist the national flag at all its offices across the state, for the first time ever, duly approved and endors...

Calcutta HC judge posts lie vacant as Centre drags feet

The ever increasing vacant posts of judges are crippling the Indian judiciary, forcing a bar council to even threatens a stir,

Babul Supiyo hits back at Dilip, Kunal Ghosh’s reactions to his ‘retireme...

After bidding ‘alvida” (farewell) to active politics, former union minister and BJP Asansol MP Babul Supiyo is once again in the news a day later for targetting West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and Trinamool Congress' spokesperson Kunal Ghosh through a Facebook post. In his latest post, the BJP MP has hit back at the two prominent political lea...

Pegasus bigger scandal than Watergate, says Mamata rooting for united Oppn

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee has called for a united front, a joint platform of all opposition parties, ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Banerjee asked leaders to organise a meeting in Delhi next week. “I will be in Delhi next week. I hope Sharad Pawar can arrange for a meeting of the Opposition. We h...

From Didi to Ma: Mamata changes gear to take on PM Modi

To position itself as the principal challenger to the BJP and its leader as an alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Trinamool Congress has lined up a slew of promotional measures including repacking its supremo Mamata Banerjee from Didi to Amma or Ma. As part of this promotional exercise, the party for the first time will telecast “M...

Anti-BJP front emerges as CPI(M) ready for tie-up with Trinamool

Since the rout in the assembly election, the CPI-M state leadership was under tremendous pressure from within the party as well as from other alliance partners not to equate the TMC and the BJP, sources said

Mamata to visit capital sparking speculation over anti-BJP front

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to visit New Delhi later this month where she will hold talks with leaders of non-BJP parties, sparking off speculation once again over the formation of an anti-BJP front ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.Sources in the ruling TMC said on Thursday (July 15) that Banerjee will head to the national capital on July 25.

HC admits Mamata’s plea against Suvendu’s win, asks EC to preserve all re...

The Calcutta High Court admits West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's plea against Suvendu Adhikari's Nandigram win and asked EC to preserve all records.

How Modi’s Cabinet reshuffle has deepened BJP’s worry in Bengal

Instead of rejoicing over the ministerial berth given to four of its MPs, the Bengal BJP is busy controlling the fallout of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest move. The rejig has not only accentuated the rift within the state BJP, but also left the party unit to fend uncomfortable questions about its alleged separatist intent. Modi on Wedn...

Bengal budget pays more attention to sops despite high deficit, borrowings   

The maiden budget of the third Mamata Banerjee-led government presented on Wednesday (July 7) continued to focus on social sector spending, even as the state’s fiscal health is slipping into a perilous state with spiralling deficits and high borrowings. The budget – presented by the industry and parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chhaterjee, ...

If Mamata is denied a by-poll option, she has another way out

If the BJP allegedly got Uttarakhand chief minister, Tirath Singh Rawat to resign on the grounds that he could not hold a by-election within six months due to the pandemic, with an eye to deny West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee the chance to hold a similar bypoll election, this strategy may not work, says a media report.

Bengal post-poll violence: HC orders second autopsy of BJP leader’s body

The Calcutta High Court orders a second autopsy of a BJP leader's body and also issued a show-cause notice to a deputy commissioner of the Kolkata Police.

Solicitor general denies meeting Suvendu as TMC demands his ouster

MPs of AITC wrote a letter to PM Modi asking to remove Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta, after his 'inappropriate' meeting with BJP's Suvendu Adhikari.

Bengal in ‘denial mode’ about poll-election violence: Calcutta HC

Leader of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari said he 'welcomed' the ruling but called for an 'independent' investigation

TMC’s ‘strategic push’ for bicameral legislature puts BJP in a fix

Fifty-two years after it was scrapped, the West Bengal government will make a fresh move in the forthcoming assembly session to set up a Legislative Council, a decision that has put the BJP in a fix.A discussion in the assembly on the report of an ad hoc committee set up 10 years ago to examine the need for an Upper House of the state legislature has been fixed for July 8.

Bengal chief justice biased, says bar council; seeks his removal

The Bar Council of West Bengal has urged Chief Justice of India NV Ramana to remove the acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court Rajesh Bindal, accusing him of being biased. The allegation against the acting chief justice has cast a shadow on the administration of justice at a time when the high court is hearing several high profile cases. ...

Bengal’s fake vaccination drive has its roots in politics of patronage

The alleged link of some Trinamool Congress top brass with a fraudster who had organised fake vaccination camps in Kolkata recently, impersonating an IAS officer, has once again brought the politics of patronage in the state under scanner. The accused, identified as 28-year-old Debanjan Deb, arrested last week following a complaint from a TMC MP...
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