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  • Defections and focus on grassroots — How Mukul Roy engineered BJP’s Bengal rise June 12, 2021 12:45 am Despite the BJP trying to discredit its former national vice-president Mukul Roy by claiming that he did not make any difference to its prospects in West Bengal, a look at his four-year stint with the saffron camp paints a different picture. Roy quit the …
  • Portraits in sepia June 10, 2021 10:48 pm In the final sequence of Kaalpurush (2008), arguably one of director Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s finest films and the one that fetched him his fifth National Award, in an imaginary conversation with his estranged father, the protagonist admits that despite having …
  • Yaas: Central teams do ground, aerial surveys June 8, 2021 8:09 am More than 20 million people in West Bengal were affected by cyclone Yaas, which also caused damage to 30 million houses, the state government conveyed to the central team visiting Kolkata for an on-the-spot assessment. Eighteen districts across the state, …
  • Mamata Banerjee asks officials to stay alert for high tides, 76K people seek cyclone aid June 8, 2021 12:58 am Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked her government officials to not lower their guard in view of the high tides in the Bay of Bengal this month and monitor areas inundated after Cyclone Yaas. “There is a high tide on June 11. Take timely …
  • Cyclone 'Yaas': Over 76,000 people submit applications for Bengal government's aid June 7, 2021 4:01 pm Over 76,000 people from several cyclone-hit areas in West Bengal have submitted their applications, seeking the state government's aid under the Duare-Tran (relief at doorstep) scheme, an official said on Monday. At least 322 camps or outreach …
  • Leaflets call for social boycott; BJP says shocking, TMC terms as fake June 5, 2021 10:07 pm Leaflets calling for a social boycott of 18 villagers in Paschim Medinipur in West Bengal have triggered a controversy, with the saffron party alleging that the 18 were BJP workers and the leaflets were part of the “ongoing atrocities” committed against …
  • West Bengal: Active cases drop to 61K, 8,811 new infections found June 4, 2021 1:48 am The active Covid-19 cases in the state dropped to 61,780 on Thursday with 8,811 new cases reported in the last 24 hours and the recovery of 16,938 people, according to a state Health Department bulletin. However, 108 more people died in the last 24 hours, …
  • Centre rubbishes charges levelled by Mamata, defends action on ex Bengal Chief Secretary June 2, 2021 7:15 am The Central government on Tuesday defended its move to summon former West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay and called its transfer order 'Constitutional', according to sources. "The order is perfectly Constitutional since Chief …
  • 'Ego prevailed over public service': Jagdeep Dhankhar on Mamata Banerjee skipping PM meet June 1, 2021 11:56 am West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday stirred fresh controversy by saying "ego prevailed over public service" on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee skipping Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting to review post-cyclone damages on May …
  • 'Ego Prevailed Over Public Service': Bengal Governor Hits Out At Mamata Over Cyclone Meet Row June 1, 2021 11:06 am Amid the TMC and BJP indulging in a war of words over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s decision to not attend a cyclone review meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Tuesday stoked controversy by claiming …
  • Recalling CS will affect COVID fight, cyclone relief in Bengal: TMC May 31, 2021 1:16 pm The Trinamool Congress on Monday said that the Centre's order to recall West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay will affect the fight against the raging COVID-19 pandemic and relief work after the devastation wreaked by cyclone Yaas in the …
  • 'Nothing new to offer': Sanjay Raut on Modi government completing seven years in power May 30, 2021 7:46 am By ANI MUMBAI: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central government completed seven years in office on Sunday, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that the current Central government has nothing new to offer to the people of the country. MP Raut said, "As …
  • Mamata, Bengal Chief Secretary Insulted PM Modi By Missing Cyclone Review Meet: Suvendu Adhikari May 29, 2021 2:43 pm Amid the BJP and TMC indulging in a war of words over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s decision to not attend a cyclone review meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Saturday alleged that Banerjee and Bengal …
  • 'No word to criticise the way Mamata, Chief Secretary insulted PM': Suvendu lashes out at Bengal CM May 29, 2021 1:31 pm By PTI KOLKATA: Leader of the opposition in West Bengal Suvendu Adhikari on Saturday alleged that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Chief Secretary have insulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi by not attending a meeting chaired by him to discuss the …
  • Jagdeep Dhankhar to attend Modi-Mamata meeting to review Yaas devastation May 28, 2021 9:00 am Image Source : PTI West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will attend a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to review the devastation caused by cyclone Yaas. West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will attend a …
  • Cyclone Yaas: PM Modi conducts aerial survey of affected areas in Odisha's Bhadrak May 28, 2021 9:00 am Image Source : PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high-level meeting with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar to assess the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high-level …
  • Cyclone Yaas: Mamata, Modi to meet today May 28, 2021 12:46 am Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kalaikunda Air Base in Paschim Medinipur on Friday when the two will be taking separate aerial surveys of the areas affected by cyclone Yaas. This will be the first meeting …
  • Will hold review meeting on cyclone devastation with PM Modi, says Mamata May 27, 2021 2:20 pm West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday that she would be holding a review meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the cyclone-led devastation, during his visit to the state. Banerjee said that the meeting will be held at …
  • Number of Indian districts affected by cyclones tripled after 2005 May 27, 2021 10:58 am More than 75 percent of Indian districts are hotspots for extreme climate events. On the east coast, more than 90 per cent of districts are hotspots for cyclones, floods, droughts and their associated events; these districts are home to over 250 million …
  • 1 crore people hit, 3 lakh houses damaged: CM Mamata Banerjee May 27, 2021 2:11 am Cyclone Yaas has passed West Bengal and veered towards neighbouring Jharkhand, significantly weakened post landfall, but not before it left a trail of devastation in the state, which according to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee bore the brunt of the storm’s …
  • Yaas inundates large parts of Bengal's districts May 26, 2021 9:25 pm Rising river water levels due to the landfall of cyclone 'Yaas' have inundated large parts of West Bengal's coastal districts of Purba Medinipur and South 24 Parganas on Wednesday, as sea waves were seen touching coconut tree-tops and cars …
  • Cyclone Yaas makes landfall in India's Odisha May 26, 2021 5:48 am Very severe cyclone Yaas today made landfall near Dhamra port in eastern Indian state Odisha's Bhadrak district, the Indian Met Department said. The process of landfall would continue for three-four hours, it said, reports our New Delhi correspondent. …
  • Yaas: Paradip port suspends operation ahead of cyclone's landfall; DRDO's missile testing facilities put safety measures in place May 25, 2021 11:52 am By PTI PARADIP: Paradip Port Trust (PPT) suspended its operations from 2 pm on Tuesday as part of safety measures in view of the impending severe cyclone 'Yaas', which is likely to cross Odisha coast on May 26, an official said. At least 12 vessels …
  • Cyclone Yaas: 'Very severe storm' to hit Odisha on May 26; evacuation efforts on May 25, 2021 4:45 am Cyclone Yaas update: Wind warnings have also been upgraded for the worst-hit districts-Kendrapara, Balasore, Bhadrak, and Jagatsinghpur Coordinated evacuation efforts are on in West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh to avoid loss of life and property in …
  • Yaas to turn very severe, may make landfall near Balasore: Met May 25, 2021 12:21 am The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal on Monday intensified into cyclonic storm Yaas and is likely to hit the Odisha-Bengal coasts on May 26 after turning into a very severe cyclonic storm, the Met Department said. According to the Met Office, the …
  • Cyclone Yaas to make landfall in Odisha’s Balasore district on May 26: Indian Met May 24, 2021 4:26 pm Cyclone Yaas is expected to make landfall in Balasore district in India's eastern state of Odisha around noon on May 26.  Yaas, which is likely to cross the Odisha-West Bengal coasts on May 26 after turning into a very severe cyclonic storm, will cross …
  • 'Yaas' intensifies into cyclonic storm, likely to cross Odisha-Bengal coasts on May 26 May 24, 2021 6:35 am A police person announces cyclone related warnings at a beach in Puri. (PTI photo)BHUBANESHWAR/KOLKATA: A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into cyclonic storm 'Yaas' and is likely to cross the Odisha-West Bengal coasts on …
  • Bengal deploys relief teams, Met says wind speed to hit 120 kmph May 24, 2021 1:25 am The West Bengal government on Sunday said disaster management teams and relief materials had been sent to coastal areas in preparation for Cyclone Yaas, which is expected to hit the state on the evening of May 26. The railways cancelled scores of trains …
  • Cyclone approaching, Mamata plans to stay two nights in control room, supervise relief May 22, 2021 10:01 pm With the Met office saying that Cyclone Yaas is expected to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm and cross the Odisha and West Bengal coasts on May 26, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to spend the nights of May 25 and 26 in the control room …
  • In Photos: Paschim Medinipur ramps up testing for Covid infection May 17, 2021 2:18 pm
  • Eight killed as thunderstorms lash south Bengal May 11, 2021 10:09 pm At least eight people were killed as thunderstorms lashed Kolkata and other south Bengal districts on Tuesday. Five of the deaths occurred due to lightning strikes. Heavy rainfall left Kolkata’s roads waterlogged. Rainstorms also occurred in parts of the …
  • Eight killed as heavy rains, thunderstorms batter south Bengal May 11, 2021 7:27 pm By PTI KOLKATA: Eight people were killed in different parts of West Bengal as thunderstorms and heavy rains battered the southern districts of the state on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Lightning and gusty winds with speed reaching up to 54 km per …
  • Thunderstorm hits south Bengal, 3 killed in rain-related incidents May 11, 2021 12:39 pm Three people were killed in rain-related incidents, they said. (Representative image)KOLKATA: A thunderstorm accompanied by moderate rains hit Kolkata and the other districts in south Bengal on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Three people were killed in …
  • Mamata retains ministerial core as 43 take oath today May 10, 2021 12:11 am West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday unveiled her new government, retaining almost all the senior ministers in the previous administration. The ministers will take oath in the Raj Bhavan’s Throne Room at 10.45 am on Monday. Former India …
  • MHA team meets Bengal Governor, visits violence-hit areas in South 24 Parganas May 7, 2021 11:24 pm A four-member team of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) visited violence-hit areas in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district Friday following a meeting with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. The MHA officials interacted with people in Satgachia and Nodakhali, …
  • Election saga: How BJP lost the plot in Bengal polls May 7, 2021 3:28 pm The defeat in Bengal Assembly polls is surely going to be a big lesson for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In a rare electoral setback for the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah combine, the duo failed to crack the sentiments of the people of West Bengal, resulting …
  • Newly elected MLAs of West Bengal sworn in May 6, 2021 10:09 am KOLKATA: The swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected legislators in West Bengal got underway on Thursday morning, with pro-tem speaker Subrata Mukherjee administering the oath of office and secrecy to the MLAs. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee attended …
  • Trinamool makes strong inroads into Junglemahal May 4, 2021 6:25 pm An aggressive presence of Trinamool Congress in the Junglemahal seats took the air out of BJP’s sail in the recently concluded Assembly elections in West Bengal in which the ruling party cruised to a landslide victory. In the last Lok Sabha elections in …
  • View: Maganlal Meghraj & Mamata's Win May 3, 2021 4:51 am Despite losing in Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee emerged aparajito (unvanquished) on Satyajit Ray’s birth centenary. So it won’t be a bad idea to start with a scene from Ray’s 1979 Joy Baba Felunath, a title that doesn’t need translating on ‘either side’ of …
  • Trends indicate TMC heading for a huge victory in Bengal May 2, 2021 10:35 am KOLKATA: The ruling Trinamool Congres looks set to retain power in West Bengal with its candidates leading in 202 of the state's 292 seats that went to poll against the BJP's 79, as trends were available for 286 seats. Chief minister and TMC …
  • Bengal records 4,511 new COVID cases, highest one-day spike since pandemic began April 12, 2021 10:44 pm By PTI KOLKATA: West Bengal on Monday registered 4,511 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic started last year, pushing the state's tally to 6,19,407, the state health department said in a bulletin. Kolkata also set a …
  • Mithun Chakraborty targets TMC over 'poribortan' slogan April 2, 2021 5:29 pm Hooghly (West Bengal) [India], April 2 (ANI): Amid intense poll battle in West Bengal, actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty hit out at the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) government over its 'poribortan' slogan, stating that there was "no …
  • India's West Bengal Elections: Ruling Party Worker 'Stabbed to Death' as Polling Day Begins April 2, 2021 2:07 am India 08:40 GMT 01.04.2021Get short URL Assembly elections in West Bengal are being conducted in eight phases from 27 March to 29 April for 294 seats. Hours before voting began in the Indian state of West Bengal on Thursday, Uttam Dolui, a member of the …
  • Violence, Allegations, Face-Offs: Phase Two of West Bengal Elections Witnessed Complete Chaos April 2, 2021 2:06 am India 17:22 GMT 01.04.2021Get short URL India's West Bengal state assembly elections are being held in eight phases this year, starting 27 March. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making efforts to replace the Trinamool government, which is led by …
  • Clashes and drama at Nandigram; Mamata stranded at booth, dials Guv for rescue April 2, 2021 1:14 am Kolkata: Despite prohibitory orders issued under Section 144 of the CrPC, massive presence of Centre-ordered paramilitary forces and aerial surveillance by the Election Commission, Nandigram -- the hot seat in West Bengal Assembly elections where chief …
  • 80% polling in second phase of Bengal polls amid stray incidents of violence April 1, 2021 8:31 pm Amid stray incidents of violence, more than 80.43% voters exercised their franchise in the second phase of polling in West Bengal in 30 seats spread across four districts. Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur recorded 81.23% and 78.02 % polling for nine …
  • Large voter turnout in Assam, Bengal in 2nd phase April 1, 2021 8:00 pm Kolkata/Guwahati, April 1 (PTI): Sporadic violence took place in West Bengal while Assam witnessed peaceful polling, barring a firing incident, as people in large numbers exercised their franchise in both states in the second phase of the assembly …
  • TMC Worker Stabbed to Death on Polling Day April 1, 2021 2:24 pm A Trinamool Congress (TMC) was killed after being allegedly stabbed to death by a group of men in Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district on Thursday. As per a report, the deceased identified as one Uttam Dolui (48), was at a local club in Keshpur area when …
  • Arrangements in place, EC all set for 2nd phase polls in Bengal, Assam on Thursday, April 1 April 1, 2021 9:48 am New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As the second phase of polling is all set to take place on Thursday covering 69 Assembly seats both in West Bengal and Assam, the Election Commission along with state administration was ensuring all arrangements in place to …
  • Writer, painter, indomitable fighter Mamata Banerjee faces major political challenge April 1, 2021 5:07 am Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal and chief of Trinamool Congress (TMC), waves towards her supporters during a road show ahead of the last phase of India’s general election in Kolkata, India May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri…
  • Second phase polling: PM Modi urges people of Bengal, Assam to vote in ‘record numbers’ April 1, 2021 5:07 am A woman checks the temperature of a voter before he casts his vote at a polling booth during the first phase of the West Bengal state election in Purulia district, India, March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Rupak De ChowdhuriNew Delhi [India], April 1: With …
  • Assam & West Bengal Goes to Poll for Phase 2 of Assembly Election April 1, 2021 4:16 am A total of 37 candidates in Phase II of Assam elections 2021 who have criminal record and cases pending against them. Nijam Uddin Choudhury, contesting from the Algapur seat on an AIUDF ticket has been booked for rape, Madhu Ram Deka (BJP), Diganta Kalita …
  • 'Amit Shah should resign if there is ghuspetiye' March 31, 2021 3:26 pm Alipurduar (West Bengal) [India], March 31 (ANI): Attacking Union Home Minister Amit Shah over his 'ghuspetia' remark, the TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee on Wednesday said the former and BSF Director General should resign if there is an issue of ' …
  • Bengal set for second phase polling in 30 seats, all eyes on Nandigram March 31, 2021 2:47 pm The stage is set for the second phase of assembly poll in West Bengal on Thursday when more than 75 lakh voters will decide the fate of 191 candidates in 30 seats as eyes are set on the high profile Nandigram constituency where Chief Minister Mamata …
  • West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: How ‘Ram’ and Left are important factors in deciding CM Mamata Banerjee’s fate March 31, 2021 1:37 pm The Nandigram air reverberated with chants of “Jai Shri Ram” as Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday held a massive roadshow in support of party candidate Suvendhu Adhikari, who is pitted against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. As Shah and Adhikari …
  • Left govt's hooliganism is being repeated by BJP: Mamata Banerjee March 31, 2021 11:44 am By ANI HOOGHLY: Ahead of the second phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the hooliganism perpetrated by the Left government was being repeated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). While speaking at a …
  • Mamata Banerjee faces an uphill task in Nandigram March 29, 2021 7:22 am The attention of West Bengal assembly polls has shifted to Nandigram, where chief minister Mamata Banerjee faces an uphill task of countering not just religiously polarised voters--of the 275,000 voters here 62,000 are Muslims--but also questions regarding …
  • Bengal to witness tussle between two super cops March 29, 2021 5:31 am Paschim Medinipur (West Bengal) [India], March 28 (ANI): Two super cops are engaged in a head-to-head contest in West Bengal's Debra assembly seat in the second phase of polling on April 1. After the high-voltage Nandigram contest, it is the Debra …
  • WB polls: 56 bombs recovered in Narendrapur, says EC March 29, 2021 4:09 am Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], March 28 (ANI): West Bengal Police recovered 56 bombs in Narendrapur by police on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, informed the Election Commission (EC). Based on secret information, a police team of Narendrapur …
  • TMC-BJP khela begins, 80% vote in Bengal Phase 1; 77% in Assam March 28, 2021 5:07 pm THE FIRST PHASE of polling in 30 Assembly constituencies spread across five districts in West Bengal on Saturday was marred by sporadic incidents of violence, complaints of rigging, and snags in Electronic Voting Machines. The state recorded almost 80 per …
  • 80% turnout in West Bengal, 72% in Assam elections March 28, 2021 11:25 am 30 Assembly constituencies in West Bengal & 47 Assembly constituencies in Assam on Saturday went to polls during the first phase of polling New Delhi: Thirty Assembly constituencies in West Bengal and 47 Assembly constituencies in Assam on Saturday …
  • Ten held for violence during phase 1 of polling March 28, 2021 4:43 am At least 10 people were arrested for allegedly being involved in incidents of violence that occurred in two of the 30 constituencies of West Bengal where polling was held in the first of the eight-phase election on Saturday, state Chief Electoral officer …
  • West Bengal records over 70% turnout in first phase March 28, 2021 4:43 am EC says rate of malfunctioning EVMs was lower than last few elections. The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday said the first phase of polling in the West Bengal and Assam Assembly elections went off peacefully, with 79.79% and 76.89% turnout respectively …
  • Modi’s visit to Bangladesh flouts poll code, claims Mamata March 28, 2021 2:49 am Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Bangladesh for “vote marketing” and his visit had violated the model code of conduct (MCC) in force for the West Bengal Assembly polls. She said she would soon …
  • Nearly 80 per cent voter turnout in first phase of Bengal polls, 10 arrested for violence March 28, 2021 1:32 am By PTI MIDNAPORE/KOLKATA: Sporadic incidents of violence were reported from various places that went to polls on Saturday during the first phase of the West Bengal assembly election, even as the overall poll situation was largely peaceful with 79.79 …
  • Nearly 80% polling in Bengal, 77% in Assam in Phase 1 (Night Roundup) March 27, 2021 7:10 pm As many as 79.79 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the first phase of polling in 30 Assembly seats in West Bengal on Saturday, while the turnout was a little over 77 per cent in Assam where 47 seats went to the polls in the first phase, as per …
  • Over 79% polling in West Bengal, 72% in Assam in 10 hours [details] March 27, 2021 3:05 pm Showing legs in saree inappropriate; WB BJP chief defends bermuda remark As many as 79.79 per cent voters exercised their franchise in ten hours of polling for 30 Assembly seats in West Bengal on Saturday while the voter turnout was around 72.14 per cent …
  • 2 security personnel injured in bombing, firing in WB March 27, 2021 12:36 pm Purba Medinipur (West Bengal) [India], March 27 (ANI): Hours before the first phase of polling began in West Bengal Assembly elections, the Purba Medinipur district witnessed violence as bombing and firing took place in the Satsatmal village at the Argoal …
  • CPIM leader Sushanta Ghosh attacked by unknown miscreants March 27, 2021 12:36 pm Paschim Medinipur (West Bengal) [India], March 27 (ANI): During the first phase of West Bengal assembly elections, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate for the Salboni constituency, Sushanta Ghosh, was attacked by unknown miscreants. Ghosh was …
  • BJP delegation to meet Chief Electoral Officer March 27, 2021 12:36 pm Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], March 27 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya will meet the West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) at 2 pm to raise some concerns. This comes after a TMC …
  • TMC Derek O'Brien writes to EC March 27, 2021 12:36 pm Kolkata (West Bengal) ]India], March 27 (ANI): Flagging 'discrepancy' in voter turnout data, All India Trinamool Congress' parliamentary party leader, Derek O'Brien on Saturday wrote a letter to the Election Commission of India. "Voter …
  • West Bengal polls: Dilip Ghosh rubbishes TMC's poll rigging allegations March 27, 2021 10:15 am By ANI JHARGRAM (West Bengal): West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Dilip Ghosh on Saturday rubbished the allegations of poll rigging made by Trinamool Congress (TMC) and said Mamata Banerjee's party is losing and therefore it is making …
  • Sporadic violence marks first phase of West Bengal polls March 27, 2021 8:36 am 54.90 per cent of 73.80 lakh voters exercise their franchise till 1 pm in 30 seats where polling is underway for first phase Midnapore/Kolkata/Kanthi: Sporadic incidents of violence were reported from some areas that are voting in the first phase …
  • West Bengal Assembly Elections phase 1 polling: The game of thrones intensifies March 27, 2021 7:52 am Goa cancels major festivities over Covid surge The fate of 191 candidates, will be decided by 73 lakh voters in West Bengal assembly elections 2021 across 30 assembly segments. Starting today, voting will take place in eight phases for 294 seats.  Total 73 …
  • Bengal: Man found hanging; BJP says TMC behind it March 27, 2021 6:41 am Ahead of the West Bengal polls, a 45-year-old man was found hanging near his residence in Paschim Medinipur district on Friday, sparking a war of words between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress. The police identified the deceased as Lal Mohan Soren. His …
  • 15.3% voting in Bengal in 3 hours (2nd Ld) March 27, 2021 5:56 am Voter turnout on the first day of polling in West Bengal notched as much as 15.30 per cent in about three hours as 73 lakh electorate began polling for the assembly elections on 30 seats on Saturday. Long ques were witnessed outside most of the polling …
  • West Bengal polls: TMC delegation to meet Chief Electoral Officer to raise 'serious concerns' March 27, 2021 5:53 am By ANI KOLKATA: A delegation of Trinamool Congress (TMC) will meet the West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) at 12 noon on Saturday to raise 'some serious concerns', as polling for the first phase of state assembly elections is underway. Taking …
  • Important candidates for 1st phase of WB, Assam polls March 26, 2021 8:19 pm New Delhi [India], March 26 (ANI): As West Bengal and Assam goes for polling for the first phase of assembly elections on Saturday, here's a look at several key candidates from both states. The election for West Bengal's 30 Assembly constituencies …
  • PM's growing beard inversely proportional to the state of economy- Mamata The Siasat Daily March 26, 2021 5:57 pm Daspur: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his beard, saying its growth is inversely proportional to the state of economy. The TMC supremo, who is contesting assembly election from the high-profile …
  • Dharmendra Pradhan slams TMC's Sheikh Alam for his 'four new Pakistans' remark March 26, 2021 1:34 pm By ANI NEW DELHI: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday lashed out at Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sheikh Alam over his "four new Pakistans" remark and said it has again exposed the true colours of the TMC. …
  • Voters being threatened in Nandigram, TMC tells EC March 26, 2021 1:34 pm By ANI KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress (TMC) raised concerns about the safety of voters in West Bengal to the Election Commission on Friday stating electorates are being intimidated and threatened in Nandigram, Bhagwanpur and Haripur. TMC MPs Derek O'Brien …
  • West Bengal polls: Battleground constituencies in 1st phase March 26, 2021 4:16 am Kolkata (West Bengal [India], March 25 (ANI): With the first phase of polling in the high-stakes West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections beginning on March 27, the state is set to witness an intense triangular contest between Trinamool Congress (TMC), …
  • It’s Jangalmahal’s moment of reckoning March 25, 2021 6:48 pm 30 Assembly constituencies in one of the most backward regions of the State are going to the polls on March 27. Thirty Assembly seats across five districts of south and western parts of West Bengal will go to polls on March 27, beginning the staggered …
  • A battle for political revival in an erstwhile Maoist bastion March 25, 2021 6:48 pm Trinamool and the Left are trying to wrest tribal-dominated Jangalmahal, which swung to BJP in 2019 after years of violence As over 20 seats in the Jangalmahal region of south-west Bengal go to polls on March 27, the spotlight is on two leaders on opposite …
  • Bengal polls: Mamata's assets decreased by 45.08 per cent, says affidavit data March 25, 2021 8:14 am By PTI KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's asset value has decreased by 45.08 per cent now compared to what it was during the 2016 assembly elections. Banerjee, who is contesting this year's assembly election from Nandigram, has …
  • Will make Sunderbans most advanced region of West Bengal, says Amit Shah March 24, 2021 8:17 am Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday promised to make Sunderbans the most advanced region of West Bengal. Mr. Shah addressed a meeting in Gosaba, one of the most backward regions of the State which was devastated by cyclone Amphan on May 20, 2020. “If …
  • Mamata asks “Marxist friends” not to vote for CPI-M, Cong March 19, 2021 5:10 am West Bengal Chief Minister campaigning in tribal Paschim Medinipur district on Thursday for the coming state election asked “Marxist friends” not to vote for either the CPI-M or Congress, who are “cohorts of the communal BJP”. She asked people not to give …
  • ECI full bench likely to visit Bengal on March 23 to review poll preparedness March 18, 2021 9:45 pm By PTI KOLKATA: The full bench of the Election Commission of India (ECI) is likely to visit West Bengal on March 23 to review the preparedness for the ensuing assembly elections in the state, a poll official said on Thursday. The eight-phase elections to …
  • Bengal elections 2021: Abhishek Banerjee takes aim at Amit Shah, ‘Sonar Bangla’ promise March 16, 2021 8:45 am Abhishek Banerjee said BJP was divorced from the ethos of Bengal and, hence, chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ instead of ‘Jai Siyaram’, which is closer to the heart of the people of the stateMIDNAPORE: Launching a stinging attack on Union home minister Amit Shah …
  • 'BJP will bring back Sonar Bangla': Amit Shah tells voters ahead of WB Assembly elections March 15, 2021 4:59 am By PTI KHARAGPUR: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday promised that after coming to power, the BJP will be successful in ushering in "true change in West Bengal and turn the state into "Sonar Bangla" (Golden Bengal) again. The senior BJP …
  • West Bengal Election: Will History Repeat Itself in Indian State Notorious for Political Violence? March 12, 2021 10:12 am India 12:23 GMT 11.03.2021(updated 12:24 GMT 11.03.2021) Get short URL Elections in India’s eastern West Bengal state will be held from 27 March to 29 April across 101,916 polling stations in eight phases. The counting of votes will take place on May 2. …
  • Nandigram ‘attack’: CM Mamata appeals for peace; BJP demands CBI probe, says ‘drama’ won’t yield results March 11, 2021 8:40 pm Appealing to her party workers and supporters to maintain peace, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was injured after being allegedly pushed by some unknown miscreants in Nandigram, said Thursday that she would resume work possibly in two to …
  • Bengal: Cong releases first list of 13 candidates March 7, 2021 10:17 am The Congress central election committee on Saturday announced its first list of 13 candidates for the West Bengal Assembly elections. Veteran leader Nepal Mahata will contest the polls to retain Baghmundi in Purulia district for the fifth time. He has been …
  • Left parties, Cong, ISF seal the deal for 55 seats March 6, 2021 10:37 am The United Front alliance in West Bengal, comprising the Left Front, the Congress and the newly formed Indian Secular Front (ISF), on Friday announced the names of the constituencies — barring five — that each party will contest in the first two phases of …
  • Suvendu will lose by over 50,000 votes in any seat he contests in Medinipur: Abhishek February 6, 2021 1:28 pm Lashing out at BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Saturday said that the former West Bengal minister will lose by over 50,000 votes in any seat he contests in his home turf Medinipur. Addressing a public meeting around …
  • BJP worker found hanging in West Bengal's Medinipur, party suspects TMC hand October 27, 2020 11:05 am Image Source : PTI BJP worker found hanging in West Bengal's Medinipur, party suspects TMC hand A middle-aged BJP worker was found hanging outside a village in West Bengal''s Paschim Medinipur district on Monday evening, around 24 hours after …
  • Assembly polls: Mamata to visit Jhargram, Paschim Medinipur on October 6 & 7 October 3, 2020 10:15 pm Mamata Banerjee. (File)Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit Jhargram and Paschim Medinipur districts on October 6 and 7, according to state administration officials. It will be Banerjee’s first visit to the district since the Trinamool Congress (TMC) …
  • BJP worker killed in Medinipur, Trinamool blamed September 20, 2020 11:14 pm The ruling party dismissed the allegations, and claimed that bombs being carried by Mondal had accidentally exploded. (Representational)A 32-year-old state BJP worker has died in the third incident of alleged political violence in West Bengal in the last …
  • Bankura reports first Covid-19 death: Recovery upswing continues, but Bengal CM wary about Paschim Bardhaman August 26, 2020 3:49 am “Almost 5.9 per cent of the district has been highly affected by Covid-19. The death rate is decreasing but we have to still bring it down,” Banerjee said. (File)Four the second straight day and fourth time this month, West Bengal reported more recoveries …
  • Bengal Covid toll up to 580: Medinipur, Bardhaman bring down active cases June 24, 2020 8:46 am Overall, authorities have tested 4,20,277 samples. According to the bulletin, the test positivity rate now is 3.5%.(Express Photo Shashi Ghosh) The Covid-19 active caseload in West Bengal on Tuesday dropped below 5,000 for the first time since June 10 even …