West Bengal shuts malls, restaurants as Covid-19 cases mount

All gatherings prohibited, bazars to remain open for limited hours; the state records highest single-day toll of 98  

01 May 2021

Kolkata diary: Bringing news from the 'City of Joy'

While the National Commission for Scheduled Castes has taken suo-motu cognizance of alleged casteist remarks made by an IIT professor, St Xavier’s College has decided to wrap up classes on May 10.

30 Apr 2021

West Bengal polls 2021: 76 per cent polling recorded in final phase, BJP candidate attacked

Anirban Ganguly, the BJP's candidate in Bolpur in Birbhum district was chased away when he went to Ilambazar area.

30 Apr 2021

WB polls: Didi terms poll panel BJP’s parrot

CM cites Madras HC observation, says around 2L central forces deployed without testing

27 Apr 2021

West Bengal elections: It’s JP Nadda vs Mamata Banerjee on the eve of phase seven polls

JP Nadda wondered whether it was ego that prevented Mamata Banerjee from attending the virtual meet with the PM.

26 Apr 2021

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says she has documents to prove EC-BJP nexus 

The TMC supremo claims she has WhatsApp messages exchanged between poll officials and local police, says will got to the apex court.

25 Apr 2021

West Bengal: COVID deaths quadruple, new cases treble in 10 days amidst poll rush

Two candidates have so far died of Covid-19 and other leaders like state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury have been hospitalised.

24 Apr 2021

Mamata roasts EC over not clubbing final-phase Bengal polls amid COVID-19 second wave

Mamata has lambasted the election panel on several occasions in the recent past accusing it of acting at BJP’s behest.

21 Apr 2021

Central forces on Bengal poll duty should undergo COVID-19 test, demands Didi

Around 1,100 companies of Central forces from CISF, BSF, CAPF and police from other states are on duty in Bengal elections from March 27 to April 19.

20 Apr 2021

Kolkata diary

Justice Monoj Kumar Mukherjee, a former Supreme Court judge who carried out the inquiry into Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s mysterious disappearance, died in Kolkata on Saturday.

20 Apr 2021

Bengal polls 2021: Covid becomes focus of campaigning as cases continue to surge

Who cares more for the sufferers of Covid-19? This has become the latest bone of contention, as poll mercury continues to soar in West Bengal.

18 Apr 2021

Bengal polls: Long schedule, lack of fresh issues force parties to rekindle NRC debate

When the election battle is held over eight phases and four weeks, it becomes difficult for political parties to discover new issues on a daily basis.

17 Apr 2021

Covid shadow over Bengal polls, one candidate dead

Left first to say no to big rallies, to focus on social media campaign

16 Apr 2021

Bengal polls: NRC highlight of Didi’s campaign in remaining four phases

It comes in response to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s claim in Kalimpong on Tuesday that there was no plan to implement NRC as of now.

15 Apr 2021

Bengal polls: Fierce rivalry paves way for fresh campaigning tactics and trends 

Bengal has witnessed several high-voltage elections, but the style of campaigning has never been such noisy, ignoring the decibel restrictions prescribed by the pollution control board.

13 Apr 2021