2 days ago
Flood situation deteriorates in Bengal's Malda and South Dinajpur

Kolkata, Aug 19 - Notwithstanding an overall improvement in the flood scenario in northern West Bengal due to the reduced rainfall, the situation deteriorated in parts of Malda and South Dinajpur districts on Saturday, as reports of affected people looting relief materials came from a couple of places. In Malda, the situation worsened, as 400 villages suffered fresh inundation, with the Phulhar ...
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2 days ago
Mamata, Modi governments now battle over observance of Teachers Day

Kolkata, Aug 19 - Days after clashing with the BJP-led central government over the format for celebrating independence Day in educational institutions, West Bengal's Mamata Baneerjee regime is again on a collision course with the centre over observance of Teachers Day on September 5. At the core of the dispute is a circular sent by Union Ministry of Human Resources Development to the states reco ...
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2 days ago
Will Modi opt for early general election?

The synchronisation of the next general election with the assembly polls of 2018 to set a pattern may not be the only reason why the Narendra Modi government is said to be considering bringing forward the 2019 general election by a year. While the need to evolve a system where the major elections are held simultaneously has been talked about for some time, the present conjecture relates mainly t ...
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3 days ago
Mamata confident of regime change in 2019

Kolkata, Aug 18 - Exuding confidence of a regime change at the centre after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the anti-BJP opposition parties have joined hands and things would be clear within six months. There will be a change - in 2019. We are all waiting for it., Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress chief, said at a programme here. She said t ...
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3 days ago
Mamata congratulates Sharad Yadav for 'save composite culture' event

Kolkata, Aug 18 - West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday congratulated rebel JD- leader Sharad Yadav for organising the save composite culture event in Delhi. Banerjee also said she and her party Trinamool Congress were glad to be a part of it. Eyeing a new political equation after JD- chief Nitish Kumar switched sides to join the Bharatiya Janata Party - and continue as Bihar Chie ...
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3 days ago
Is Congress-Trinamool moving towards an alliance in Bengal?

Kolkata, Aug 18 - Is West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the Congress moving towards an alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls? The chain of recent events could be a pointer to this, but leaders of both parties are still hedging their bets with polls still far away. The political compulsion of putting up a united fight against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party - at the Centre prompte ...
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4 days ago
Trinamool sweeps Bengal civic polls

Kolkata, Aug 17 - Virtually bulldozing all opposition, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday, swept all the seven civic bodies where polling was held on Sunday. The BJP emerged as the main but distant opposition by displacing the Left Front. Of the total 148 wards spread across various pockets of the state, the Trinamool won an enviable 140 and the Bharatiya Janata Party six. Left ...
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4 days ago
Composite culture of the country in danger, say Opposition parties

New Delhi, Aug 17 - Rebel JD- leader Sharad Yadav on Thursday brought together opposition parties on a common platform for saving the composite culture of the country that was in danger as participants asserted that there was a need to fight divisive forces that posed a threat to the Constitution. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Leader of Opposition in ...
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4 days ago
Trinamool sweeps Bengal civic polls

Kolkata, Aug 17 - Virtually bulldozing all opposition, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress swept all the seven civic bodies. The BJP emerged as the main but distant opposition by displacing the Left Front in the vote count on Thursday. Of the total 148 wards spread across various pockets of the state, the Trinamool Congress won an enviable 140 and the Bharatiya Janata Party six. Left Front p ...
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5 days ago
BJP for all-party meeting on Bengal floods

Kolkata, Aug 16 - The state BJP on Wednesday blasted West Bengal government for what it said was lack of seriousness in combating the grim flood situation and sought an all-party meeting on the issue. State Bharatiya Janata Party President Dilip Ghosh rubbished the state government's oft-repeated allegations that the Centre was not doing its bit to help the state tackle the floods. The state gov ...
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5 days ago
Mamata greets Kejriwal on his birthday

Kolkata, Aug 16 - West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday greeted her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on his birthday. Best wishes and a Happy Birthday Arvind @ArvindKejriwal, Banerjee tweeted. Kejriwal in turn thanked the Trinamool Congress supremo. Thank u so much Didi, he tweeted. --IANS sgh/ahm/bg ...
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6 days ago
Bengal celebrates colourful I-day

Kolkata, Aug 15 - Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tri-colour and oversaw a colourful parade here on Tuesday as West Bengal joined the nation in celebrating the 71st Independence Day. The main function at the arterial Indira Gandhi Sarani - was attended by Banerjee, Ministers and members of the diplomatic corps. Banerjee hoisted the national flag and inspected a guard of honour given ...
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6 days ago
Bengal celebrates colourful I-Day

Kolkata, Aug 15 - Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tricolour and oversaw a colourful parade here on Tuesday as West Bengal joined the nation in celebrating the 71st Independence Day. The main function at the arterial Indira Gandhi Sarani - was attended by Banerjee, Ministers and members of the diplomatic corps took part. Banerjee hoisted the national flag and inspected a guard of hono ...
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8 days ago
Sporadic violence marks Bengal civic polls, opposition demand re-election

Kolkata, Aug 13 - Incidents of sporadic violence and arson marked Sunday's elections in seven municipal bodies of West Bengal, with opposition parties accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of turning the poll process into a farce by resorting to large scale hooliganism and rigging. The Trinamool, however, claimed the election was free and fair but the opposition demanded repoll in a number of m ...
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8 days ago
Sporadic violence marks Bengal civic polls, opposition demand re-election

Kolkata, Aug 13 - Incidents of sporadic violence and arson marked Sunday's elections in seven municipal bodies of West Bengal, with opposition parties accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of turning the poll process into a farce by resorting to large scale hooliganism and rigging. The Trinamool, however, claimed the election was free and fair but the opposition demanded repoll in a number of m ...
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8 days ago
Sporadic violence marks Bengal civic polls, opposition demand re-election

Kolkata, Aug 13 - Incidents of sporadic violence and arson marked Sunday's elections in seven municipal bodies of West Bengal, with opposition parties accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of turning the poll process into a farce by resorting to large scale hooliganism and rigging. The Trinamool, however, claimed the election was free and fair but the opposition demanded repoll in a number of m ...
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8 days ago
Home Minister appeals GJM, others to call off Darjeeling bandh

New Delhi, Aug 13 - Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday appealed to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha - and other parties demanding a separate Gorkhaland state to call off the two-months old bandh in Darjeeling and let normalcy return to the region. I appeal to GJM and all other stakeholders to call off the hunger strike, and also to withdraw the bandh call... Violence can never be a solution to an ...
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8 days ago
GJM delegation meets Rajnath, presses for Gorkhaland

New Delhi, Aug 13 - A small delegation of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha - and other regional parties on Sunday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to pressed for a separate Gorkhaland state. The six-member delegation, led by GJM leader Swaraj Thapa, held a two-hour meeting with Rajnath Singh at which Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Union Minister and Darjeeling MP S.S. Ahluwalia were also present. ...
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8 days ago
Ignore centre's format for I-Day celebration, Bengal schools told; BJP fumes

Kolkata, Aug 13 - In a fresh confrontation with the Centre, West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government has issued urgent instructions to all schools and other educational institutions to stop all preparations for celebrating Independence Day 2017 in a format prescribed by the Union HRD Ministry. The state government's response to the circular issued by the Human Resource Development Ministry came ...
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8 days ago
Ignore centre's format for I-Day celebration, Bengal schools told; BJP fumes

Kolkata, Aug 13 - In a fresh confrontation with the Centre, West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government has issued urgent instructions to all schools and other educational institutions to stop all preparations for celebrating Independence Day 2017 in a format prescribed by the Union HRD Ministry. The state government's response to the circular issued by the Human Resource Development Ministry came ...
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