Pranab Mondal

Mamata says demands met, doctors refuse to meet her

Banerjee cited instances of steps taken against doctors in a similar situation by other states, adding that the West Bengal government had not taken any tough action against them.

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Appeals from Centre, Mamata go unheeded as hundreds of striking doctors resign in Bengal

A senior doctor at a state-run hospital said that the resignations were a unanimous decision following chief minister Mamata’s indifferent attitude towards security for the medical fraternity.

14 Jun 2019

Visva-Bharati university seeks PM Modi’s help for annual Pous Mela

According to sources, the decision to write to Modi was taken a week after the university refused to organise the fair citing difficulties in conforming to environmental rules.

11 Jun 2019

Kolkata diary: Civic body to install water meters to keep track on consumption pattern of commercial establishments

The French team included Virginie Corteval, the consul general of France in Kolkata and Fabrice Plancon, the director of the Alliance Francaise du Bengale.

10 Jun 2019

BJP sets sights on 250 seats to wrest Bengal from Mamata Banerjee

The former MLA from Labhpur in Birbhum had courted infamy after inciting Trinamool workers to unleash violence on opponents.

10 Jun 2019

Skewed stats about Abhishek Banerjee's Lok Sabha win lead to BJP, CPM crying foul

The heavily skewed nature of the booth-wise data has now led to the opposition charging that the polls were rigged by the ruling Trinamool Congress. 

08 Jun 2019

‘Mess with us and you will be decimated’: Mamata's latest warning to BJP

Mamata’s warning came on the heels of the killing of a Trinamool leader in Nimta area of Dum Dum by two motorcycle-borne assailants, whom the party described as ‘BJP sponsored killers’. 

06 Jun 2019

Targetting Mamata, Bengal BJP to launch farmer convention in Singur

Party wing Kisan Morcha to launch a stir demanding a farmers’ convention so as to know if they want industry on disputed land acquired for Tata Motors’ car factory.

05 Jun 2019

Red, green, saffron: How political offices change sides in Bengal

As the wind of change blows across West Bengal, ‘party’ offices across the state begin changing their colours.

03 Jun 2019

Bureaucratic shake-up in Bengal after BJP gains in Lok Sabha polls

Bidhannagar has a Trinamool- dominated civic body that will go to polls in 2020.

02 Jun 2019

Kolkata diary

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to construct a foot overbridge with escalators at the bustling Exide crossing at Chowringhee.

30 May 2019

Didi accuses 'foreign hand' in BJP's stunning Lok Sabha show in Bengal, clips nephew Abhishek's wings

A Trinamool MLA said the Mamata was upset with the BJP’s leads from her ministers’ seats and added the TMC’s poor performance was due to excesses including extortion and corruption.

26 May 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Mamata's worry increases as BJP gains in more than 120 Bengal assembly constituencies

In contrast, the huge saffron surge saw the BJP winning 18 seats, which translates into political control of 129 Assembly constituencies. In other words, the BJP is just 19 short of the halfway mark.

25 May 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP success in Bengal gives new headache to Mamata

Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee has the task cut out for her for 2021 Assembly polls as BJP wrests 18 LS seats

24 May 2019

'Shun water from rival party agents': Mamata's diktat for Trinamool workers for result day

West Bengal Chief Minister outlines a list of dos and don’ts for Trinamool workers and polling agents, asks them to keep a hawk’s eye on the counting process.

23 May 2019