‘Mamata, not Rahul alternative to Modi’

The bonhomie between the Congress and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has become a question mark after the TMC claimed that Mamata Banerjee, and not Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, has emerged as the face of the Opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Continue Reading

TMC, BJP workers clash during WB 5th phase polling

A violent clash broke out between BJP and Trinamool Congress workers in Bidhannagar in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district today, even as polling was underway for 45 seats in the fifth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections. Continue Reading

Phase 1 voting sees over 50% turnout in West Bengal and Assam till 1 pm

Over 50 per cent turnout was witnessed till 1 pm in West Bengal and Assam, where the first phase polling for the Assembly elections started this morning. Continue Reading

Mamata likely to meet Modi in Delhi 18 September

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital on Wednesday, state secretariat sources confirmed today.
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Editorial: Troubled times

The Nationalist Congress Party, the Trinamool Congress and Communist Party of India now face the prospect of losing their national party status following their performance in the Lok Sabha elections. Continue Reading

BJP govt will instal grand statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, says PM

While lashing out at Mamata Banerjee, the Prime Minister said he was going for a rally in Dum Dum later in the day but was not sure if the West Bengal Chief Minister will allow his helicopter to land. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Mayawati comes out in support of Mamata

Rallying behind Mamata Banerjee, BSP supremo Mayawati today charged that the West Bengal Chief Minister was being targeted as part of a conspiracy to divert attention from the failures of the Modi government. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: What’s really happening in West Bengal?

Amidst all the chaos leading to the polls, violence broke out in a rally addressed by BJP national president Amit Shah. Supporters of the BJP and TMC fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during a massive road show by Amit Shah, a couple of days ago. Continue Reading