West Bengal

ODISHA, WEST BENGAL, ASSAM TO RECEIVE HEAVY RAINFALL; IMPACT OF CYCLONE JAWAD

The Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at isolated places in Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, and Jagatsinghpur districts for the next 24 hours on Sunday. It has also issued a red alert at some places in Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts due to likely heavy to very heavy rainfall triggered by the depression.... Read more

UP POLLS: MAMATA EXTENDS TMC’s SUPPORT FOR SP IN 2022 ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

Following her meeting with the Prime Minister in New Delhi on Wednesday evening, Mamata Banerjee announced that she was ready to extend help to Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav for next year’s Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, ‘if required’.... Read more

MAMATA BANERJEE MEETS WITH PM MODI, TALKS TRIPURA VIOLENCE AND BSF JURISDICTION

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is on a three-day visit to Delhi, said that she met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. The TMC chief demanded the withdrawal of the decision to extend the BSF jurisdiction in the state of West Bengal.... Read more

LEADERS FROM CONGRESS AND JD(U) JOIN TMC, CITING WEAKNESS OF CONGRESS AND COMMITMENT TO UNITE OPPOSITION

The Congress leader joined the party in Delhi and met the TMC chief and Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at the South Avenue. “I will work under her leadership till I retire from politics. Will resist all attempts to divide society,” Azad said after joining TMC.... Read more

MAMATA TO MEET PM MODI ON INCREASED BSF JURISDICTION AND TRIPURA VIOLENCE

“During my visit to Delhi, I will be meeting the prime minister. Apart from various state-related matters, I will be raising issues concerning the enhancement of BSF jurisdiction as well as Tripura violence,” the Bengal CM told.... Read more

TMC vs CENTRE: MPs STAGE DHARNA OUTSIDE AMIT SHAH’s OFFICE

The MPs from Trinamool Congress staged a dharna outside the Delhi office of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The leaders from the party demanded an inquiry into the alleged violence against its workers in Tripura, a state ruled by the BJP.... Read more

MAMATA RESHUFFLES BENGAL CABINET, SAYS MORE CHANGES ‘MAY TAKE PLACE’

In a move to reorganise her entire government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reshuffled her cabinet and changed major portfolios. With new winners in the bypolls and limited tenures ending the CM has decided to change the portfolios and leaders.... Read more

SENIOR TMC LEADER SUBRATA MUKHERJEE PASSES AWAY AT 75

Senior TMC leader and West Bengal Minister Subrata Mukherjee breathed his last in Kolkata on Thursday, on the day of Diwali. He died in the hospital on Thursday night. Mr. Mukherjee was 75 years old. ... Read more

“THIS IS A CRITICAL PERIOD FOR THE COUNTRY, 2ND WAVE NOT OVER”, SAYS UNION HEALTH MINISTRY

The Health Ministry on Thursday observed that many districts across India are in danger zone and warned that the second wave is far from over. The current relaxations in public spaces across the country and the opening of universities has brought alarm as the Covid-19 virus is still spreading around the states.... Read more

LAKHIMPUR KHERI VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS: EXPLAINED

Uttar Pradesh: The violence that broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday resulted in 8 deaths and many casualties. 4 farmers were killed when a group of SUVs part of the convoy of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra ran over a crowd of farmers. The farmers, later on, went into an agitation that was toned down with the negotiations done by farmers union leader Rakesh Tikait with the officials in the Uttar Pradesh government. Below is a fairly brief timeline on how the violence occurred and the reasons observed.... Read more

PFIZER BETTER THAN ASTRA ZENECA FOR THOSE INFECTED WITH DELTA VARIANT, REVEALS NEW STUDY

Covid 19 vaccines that were launched late 2020 and early 2021 was claimed to offer protection against the viral infection. A new study reveals the effect on the transmission on the Delta Variant is lower for the Oxford Astra Zeneca compared to the Pfizer vaccine, the former being manufactured in India as Covishield.... Read more

SUPREME COURT LASHES OUT AT FARMERS GROUPS, ASKS FOR REASONS FOR PROTESTS

The Supreme Court on Monday lashed out at the farmers’ groups, asking them the reason for continuing protests, even though the government hasn’t promised implementation. The court raged saying if an issue turns violent, “nobody takes responsibility”.... Read more

MAMATA SWEEPS BHABANIPUR WITH A MARGIN OF 58,832 VOTES

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has won the by poll in the Bhabanipur Constituency by an unstoppable margin of 58,832 votes. The results came out today afternoon.... Read more

INDIAN GOVERNMENT DENIES MAMATA BANERJEE PERMISSION TO TRAVEL TO ITALY

The West Bengal Chief Minister has been denied permission to attend the World Peace Conference in Italy, by the Union Ministry of External Affairs. The conference is said to happen in October this year. The clearance was not given citing that the event was not commensurate in status for a state’s chief minister to attend.... Read more

TRINAMOOL CONGRESS ‘SERIOUS’ ABOUT CONTESTING IN GOA

Political sourced have told media that the All India Trinamool Congress has set in to contest in Goa, for the upcoming 2022 assembly elections. The party is expected to announce its plans in October, and has reportedly stationed several leaders to the run up for the polls.... Read more

GOA INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS VETERAN TO JOIN TRINAMOOL CONGRESS

Veteran Indian National Congress leader from Goa and former Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro is all set to join the Bengal party. The INC leader called the party chief and CM Mamata Banerjee a ‘street fighter” and said, “Goa is going through difficult times and it needs such fighters, which are also in the same wavelength, same party ideology, policies, principles and programs."... Read more

BHARAT BANDH GETS MIXED RESPONSE FROM STATES, ACCORDING TO SOME

The Bharat Bandh called by farmers unions was termed “successful” by leader Rakesh Tikait. The strike that started from Monday 6 am and concluded by 4 pm created traffic havoc in parts of Delhi and around. However commercial establishments and shops were operating as usual. The bandh manifested differently in different parts of the country.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH ‘SUCCESSFUL’, SAYS RAKESH TIKAIT

The 10-hour Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Monday was termed 'successful' by farmers’ leader Rakesh Tikait. SKM, an umbrella body of over 40 farm unions announced that the strike, from 6 am to 4 pm, will not allow traffic in certain parts of the national highways. The strike was called in as the first- year anniversary of the signing of the farm laws by the President of India.... Read more

INDIA RECIPROCATING UK’s VACCINE RULE

The new British travel rules that require Indians to quarantine even if they’re fully vaccinated has brought up tensions between the two nations. India who got both doses for Covishied vaccine, the local variant of UK’s AstraZeneca will be considered unvaccinated in the new rules.... Read more

Ex- BJP BABUL SUPRIYO JOINS TMC, LEAVES POSITION ON PARTY CHIEF MAMATA

Babul Supriyo who left the Bharatiya Janata Party and joined the Trinamool Congress met with Chief Minister of Bengal and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday. The chat, reportedly was not just confined to their political motives but also personal queries... Read more