Bengal saw 25X surge in daily cases between 1st and 8th poll phases

During the one month it took to hold the elections, which began on March 27 and concluded on April 29, the state witnessed an unprecedented 25 times surge in daily Covid-19 positive cases.

17 May 2021

Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar breaks down before media during Nandigram visit 

Dhankhar visited the areas where the BJP says the TMC workers unleashed violence. “We can’t sleep over such a great challenge to our state."

16 May 2021

Will prosecute those who spread panic during, says Mamata as she urges press to take pro-people stand

Mamata asserted that strict measures have been taken to control the spread of Covid-19 in the state. She ruled out a total lockdown in the state. 

11 May 2021

Trinamool workers help cremate BJP leader as saffron camp looks away 

Sixty-year-old Anup Banerjee, who was the BJP’s booth president, died on Friday. His wife Reena stood guard beside his body overnight.

10 May 2021

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee begins Assembly session with attacks on Centre, poll panel

Claims the BJP would not have won even 30 seats had it not been for support from the EC

09 May 2021

Mamata Banerjee steps up pressure on PM Modi with third letter 

Mamata’s non-stop letter-bomb targeting the BJP-led Centre is said to be part of her efforts to counter the saffron camp’s attack on the ruling TMC government.

08 May 2021

Kolkata diary

The school, in a notice issued to the parents on Thursday said the summer break would begin on May 10.

08 May 2021

Half of BJP's seats in West Bengal came from Dalit dominated constituencies

Many of the seats are dominated by Matuas, a Hindu religious sect comprising those who had migrated from Bangladesh.

05 May 2021

14 dead in turf fight after Bengal verdict

While the BJP claimed seven of the victims were its supporters, the Trinamool counted six of the diseased as its workers.

05 May 2021

BJP’s West Bengal electoral vote share dips

By bagging 18 Lok Sabha seats two years ago, the BJP created a perception that it was coming to power in Bengal.

04 May 2021

Mamata Banerjee thinks big, preps to become face of Opposition in 2024 Lok Sabha polls

Mamata Banerjee will now try to galvanise other parties to fight against the saffron brigade in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

04 May 2021

West Bengal Assembly election results: Minority insecurity results in Congress-Left Front wipeout

For the first time since Independence, there will be no Left Front or Congress representative in the West Bengal Assembly.

04 May 2021

Bengal tigress Mamata Banerjee overtrumps Hindutva card

Despite anti-incumbency factor, Mamata’s minority vote-bank, women’s support & promises work in TMC’s favour.

03 May 2021

Bengal elections 2021: Rallies lead to sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

Though the Centre announced a vaccination drive for all those 18 and above, the implementation on the ground in the state seems to be a task next to impossible.

02 May 2021

Bengal elections 2021: Trinamool Congress, BJP in silent mode ahead of verdict

The counting will begin at 8 am but the trends are likely to emerge late comparing to previous occasions because of COVID-19 pandemic.

02 May 2021