R-Day Event: Warmth Missing as Bengal Governor, CM Come Face to Face

R-Day Event: Warmth Missing as Bengal Governor, CM Come Face to Face

Dhankhar not only castigated the speaker and the chief minister but also described the political condition in West Bengal as horrible. (Image: News18) Though Banerjee greeted Dhankhar when the latter approached her after reaching the venue, the natural warmth of the Trinamool Congress supremo was clearly missing. PTI Kolkata Last Updated:January 26, 2022, 23:02 IST […]

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Mamata Reached Out to Sonia for Alliance in Goa, Says TMC; Cong Calls Party 'Untrustworthy Ally'

Mamata Reached Out to Sonia for Alliance in Goa, Says TMC; Cong Calls Party ‘Untrustworthy Ally’

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee had reached out to Congress president Sonia Gandhi with an offer for an alliance in the Goa Assembly poll but had failed to evoke any positive response from the grand old party, TMC national vice-president Pavan K Varma said. The Congress, which is not very keen […]

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Gangasagar Mela: Pilgrims Undergo RT-PCR Tests, Many Seen Without Masks, Flouting Covid Norms

Gangasagar Mela: Pilgrims Undergo RT-PCR Tests, Many Seen Without Masks, Flouting Covid Norms

Following the Calcutta High Court orders to ensure Covid norms are followed, pilgrims attending the Gangasagar Mela were made to take the RT-PCR test at Babu Ghat, instead of Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). However, many were still seen violating Covid protocols. Pilgrims from Bihar, Jharkhand, Odissa, Uttar Pradesh and other states have come to West […]

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Civic Poll Schedule in Covid-battered Bengal under Calcutta HC Scanner, Asks State Govt and EC for Reports

BJP V-P Dilip Ghosh Alleges Manhandling by TMC Candidate Ahead of Bengal Civic Polls

BJP’s attempt to reach out to the people for the Asansol Municipal Elections scheduled to be held on January 22 went wrong after party MP and former president Dilip Ghosh alleged that he was ‘manhandled’ by a Trinamool Congress candidate, Ranbir Singh, and the police on Tuesday. Not the least, Ghosh also alleged that apart […]

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Elections Should Not Take Place At Least for Two Months: Abhishek Banerjee Amid Covid Surge in Bengal

Elections Should Not Take Place At Least for Two Months: Abhishek Banerjee Amid Covid Surge in Bengal

Abhishek Banerjee said elections should be postponed at a Covid review meeting in Alipur at the Diamond Harbour. (Image: News18) In his constituency, Abhishek Banerjee has strictly imposed double masks and doctors are on the wheel with growing numbers. News18 Last Updated:January 08, 2022, 22:55 IST FOLLOW US ON: TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee said on […]

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Mamata Tells PM about Governor Questioning Bengal Govt Recruitments, Dhankhar Says  CM 'Factually Wrong'

Mamata Tells PM about Governor Questioning Bengal Govt Recruitments, Dhankhar Says CM ‘Factually Wrong’

The protracted standoff between Mamata Banerjee and Jagdeep Dhankhar continues as the West Bengal chief minister told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday that the governor kept asking about “transparency” in recruitments made by the state government. While delivering a fiery note in the presence of PM Modi during the virtual inauguration of the second […]

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BJP, Left Want Bengal Civic Polls Deferred amid Covid Burst, TMC Points to 8-phase 2021 Assembly Elections

BJP, Left Want Bengal Civic Polls Deferred amid Covid Burst, TMC Points to 8-phase 2021 Assembly Elections

A political tussle has commenced over the elections for four municipal corporations to be held in West Bengal where Covid cases are rapidly multiplying, fuelled largely by the fast-spreading Omicron variant. Civic polls for Bidhannagar, Chandannagar, Asansol and Siliguri are due on January 22. The opposition BJP and Left Front are asking how elections can […]

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Shantanu Thakur Quits West Bengal BJP WhatsApp Group; ‘Impossible’ He Will Join TMC: Sources

Shantanu Thakur Quits West Bengal BJP WhatsApp Group; ‘Impossible’ He Will Join TMC: Sources

In a possible setback for the BJP in West Bengal, Union minister Shantanu Thakur left the West Bengal BJP WhatsApp Group on Monday, sparking speculations as many within the party feel he is trying to send feelers to Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders. Sources close to Thakur told CNN-News18 that despite all the buzz “it is […]

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TMC Foundation Day: Mamata Banerjee Vows to Strengthen Federal Structure; Wishes Workers

TMC Foundation Day: Mamata Banerjee Vows to Strengthen Federal Structure; Wishes Workers

Banerjee, the stormy petrel of West Bengal politics, led her TMC to an emphatic victory in the 2021 assembly elections and became the CM for the third consecutive term. (Image: PTI) Mamata Banerjee had left the Congress and formed the TMC on January 1, 1998. PTI Kolkata Last Updated:January 01, 2022, 11:34 IST FOLLOW US […]

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‘Hon'ble CM is in 100% Breach of Her Duties Under Article 167 of the Constitution’, Says West Bengal Governor

‘Hon’ble CM is in 100% Breach of Her Duties Under Article 167 of the Constitution’, Says West Bengal Governor

The standoff between the ruling TMC leaders and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar turned bitter after the ruling party MP Saugata Roy on December 29 alleged that the latter has been sending him messages against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee every day. Responding to Roy through an official letter on Thursday, Governor Dhankhar in a point-to-point rebuttal clarified […]

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