Bengal

TMC to protest against petrol, diesel price hike

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Kolkata, May 23 (PTI) Trinamool Congress today said that it would organise protests in the city on Friday against steep rise in fuel prices as it affected the common people. Similar protests would be held in all the districts on Saturday and Sunday, TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee told newsmen here. Read More

WB Panchayat Election results: TMC leads in most Constituencies; Results to be Declared Today

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Midnapore (West Bengal), May 17 (ANI): As the counting in Panchayat polls is underway in various constituencies, All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) is leading in most of the constituencies. In West Midnapur district, out of 3040 Gram Panchayat seats, the contest was conducted on 2224 seats. TMC has won 274 seats and leading in 128. While BJP has won 49 seats and is leading in 14 seats and CPI(M)... Read More

WB rural poll violence: Oppn lashes out at TMC, SEC

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Kolkata, May 14 (PTI) Opposition parties in West Bengal slammed the State Election Commission for "failing" to conduct the rural polls in a free and fair manner and accused the ruling TMC of letting loose a reign of terror which lead to the killing of at least 12 people during the polling today. The Trinamool Congress has termed the allegations "baseless and concocted". Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo tweeted,... Read More

Voting for five Rajya Sabha seats in West Bengal ends

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Kolkata, Mar 23 (PTI) Voting for the five Rajya Sabha seats in West Bengal ended at 4 pm today and all the six candidates in the fray were present in the Assembly premises during the polling. The voting had begun at 9 am. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee along with other ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs, cast their votes. Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan... Read More

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to meet Mamata Banerjee tomorrow

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Hyderabad, Mar 18 (PTI) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, who is rallying support for establishment of a non-BJP and non-Congress alternative, will meet his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee tomorrow in Kolkata. Rao had recently said a non-Congress and non-BJP front should be formed in the country, as he called for a "qualitative change" in politics and had also announced that he was ready to take on the mantle... Read More

“BJP emerging as alternative to TMC in Bengal” Dilip Ghosh

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Kolkata, Mar 2 (PTI) West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh today claimed that the party is emerging as an alternative to the ruling TMC in the state as the Congress and the CPI(M) have failed to put up a resistance against the misrule of the ruling party. He claimed that TMC after returning to power in the 2016 it has lost control over the administration, unions and its local leaders. There are... Read More

“Won’t link Aadhaar with phone, disconnect my number if you want” Mamata Banerjee

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Kolkata, October 25: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she is ready to lose her mobile phone connection but won't link it to her Aadhaar card. "Under no circumstances will I link my Aadhaar with my telephone number. If the authorities disconnect my phone, let them do it," Mamata said while speaking at the core committee meeting of her Trinamool Congress party in Kolkata. Read More

Bhaichung Bhutia quits Trinamool Congress

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Kolkata, Feb 26 (PTI) Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia today announced his decision to quit the Trinamool Congress. The footballer, who contested elections twice as a Trinamool Congress candidate and lost both times, took to social media to announce his decision. "As of today I have officially resigned from the membership and all the official and political posts of All India Trinamool Congress party. I am no longer a member... Read More

WB By-poll: 76% votes cast in Uluberia, 75% in Noapara

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Kolkata, Jan 29 (PTI) Over 76 per cent of the electorate in West Bengal's Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency and 75.3 per cent in the Noapara Assembly seat voted in today's bypolls, where the ruling TMC is locked in a high voltage battle with the BJP and the CPI-M. The polling was peaceful, an election official said. "Till the end of polling at 5 pm Uluberia Lok Sabha recorded 76.7 per cent... Read More

TMC asks why PM is silent over attack on school bus

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Kolkata, Jan 27 (PTI) Questioning the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the attack on school bus by 'Padmaavat' protesters, senior Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee today said the freedom of speech is under threat under the BJP rule. Protesters allegedly belonging to fringe Rajput group Karni Sena pelted stones at a school bus carrying children shattering its windows. However, no injury was reported on the January 24 incident... Read More

JUST IN: Bengal Budget on January 31

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Kolkata, Jan 27 (PTI) The West Bengal government has decided to advance the state budget for the financial year 2018-19 to January 31, parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee said today. On Friday, Chatterjee had said the state budget will be presented on February 1. Chatterjee, however, didn't cite any reason for the change in date. Read More

Two killed in a clash between two factions of Trinamool Congress

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South 24 Parganas (West Bengal) , Jan 19 (ANI): Two Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers on Friday were killed and several people injured in a clash between two factions of the party at Basanti village of West Bengal's South 24 Parganas. A large police force that rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control, was also attacked with crude bombs being hurled at them and several shots fired. Read More

AAP Office-of-Profit case: Mamata Banerjee bats for Kejriwal

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Kolkata, Jan 19 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday extended support to Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, following the Election Commission's (EC) recommendation to disqualify 20 party MLAs for holding an 'office-of-profit'. "A Constitutional body cannot be used for political vendetta. The 20 AAP MLAs were not even given a hearing by the Hon EC. Most unfortunate. This goes against the principles... Read More

Mamata Banerjee slams decision to stop 8 railway routes in Bengal

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New Delhi, Jan 19 (PTI) As many as 100 websites which persons with disabilities can understand, navigate, and interact with easily were launched here today by the Union Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot. The portals were launched as part of the 'Website Accessibility Project' initiated by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the Social Justice Ministry. Read More

Major Accident in Bengal kills 7, 22 injured

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Kharagpur(WB), Jan 17 (PTI) At least seven persons were killed and 22 others injured when a bus they were travelling fell into a roadside ditch in West Midnapore district today, police said. One 11-year-old boy, two women and four men died at the spot following the mishap at around 3.15 pm when the bus, travelling from Mohanpur to Sabang, fell into a roadside ditch at Satki on NH 60, West Midnapore... Read More

Bengal gets Rs 2.20 lakh cr investment proposals in Bengal Global Business Summit

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Kolkata, Jan 17 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the state has received investment proposals worth Rs 2.20 lakh crore with job potential for 20 lakh persons in the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) that concluded today. "New investment proposals this year received were close to Rs 2.20 lakh crore with a job creating potential of 20 lakh," Banerjee said at the summit. Read More

TMC takes out rally to counter BJYM’s bike campaign

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Kolkata, Jan 15 (PTI) The TMC has embarked on a rally across the state to counter BJP youth wing BJYM's motorbike campaign that resumed today after a two-day break. The Calcutta High Court had on Friday directed the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) members to halt its bike rally for two days in the wake of clashes between the members of the of the saffron party and the TMC. Several workers... Read More

High Court rejects WB govt’s plea to stop BJYM rally

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Kolkata, Jan 15 (PTI) The Calcutta High Court today rejected the West Bengal government's plea for stopping an ongoing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) motorbike rally for allegedly flouting conditions and using the BJP flag. A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice J Bhattacharya and Justice A Banerjee noted that the BJP, the parent political body of the BJYM, would be responsible for any untoward incident at the instance of the... Read More