Pranab Mondal

Bengal to continue popular scheme that helped Trinamool keep power

The West Bengal government has set up a state-level committee and three task forces to implement the “Duare Sarkar’’ scheme twice every year from now.

31 Jul 2021

Matuas threaten to end support to BJP over delay in implementation of CAA rules

Ahead of the Assembly elections in West Bengal, the BJP had assured the Matuas it will implement the CAA at the earliest.

30 Jul 2021

WB govt told to file affidavit on violence 

The court made it clear that it will not allow further extension of time and posted the matter for hearing on August 1.

29 Jul 2021

100 engineers, 500 postgraduates, 2,000 graduates apply for six Dom posts in Kolkata hospital

A month ago, Nilratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital sought applications for six vacancies and around 8,000 candidates responded.

25 Jul 2021

Suvendu Adhikari’s Hindu rhetoric on Bengal violence deaths sparks divide in BJP

The party said it not only consolidated Muslim votes in favour of the ruling party but also the votes of a section of Hindus who are against politics on the lines of religion.

24 Jul 2021

Kolkata diary

The bench, comprising Justice Amit Sthalekar and expert member Saibal Dasgupta, also asked the state to bring on record, the district-wise action plan to lay CNG pipelines.

23 Jul 2021

Mamata urges Supreme Court to take suo motu cognisance of Pegasus snooping row

Displaying her cellphone covered with leucoplast, she said the BJP-led government’s fate would have to be plastered in the 2014 elections. 

22 Jul 2021

Bengal post-poll violence more in places where BJP, TMC attempted to regain, retain

Of the nearly 2,000 complaints related to post-poll violence in West Bengal, around 69 per cent were reported from nine districts.

18 Jul 2021

Bengal BJP MLAs led by Suvendu to protest in Delhi during Mamata’s visit

Mamata on Thursday announced that she will visit Delhi for a week starting from July 25.

17 Jul 2021

Trinamool to take the show to Delhi on Martyr’s Day 

A reflection of party’s desire to play a bigger role in the national stage, say analysts

15 Jul 2021

Kolkata diary

Calcutta High Court Justice Abhijit Ganguly said that the aggrieved candidates would have to submit their grievances individually to the commission, online or offline. 

12 Jul 2021

Union Cabinet reshuffle: Strategy evident in selection of four ministers from West Bengal

BJP did not do well in the recent Assembly polls. But around half of the 77 seats they won came from north Bengal and SC-dominated regions.

09 Jul 2021

No bypoll? Mamata Banerjee has a workaround, says Trinamool

Mamata narrowly lost in Nandigram, which is why she has to get elected to the Assembly within six months of assuming office.

05 Jul 2021

West Bengal government rejects 50 per cent of Cyclone 'Yaas' compensation claim

Over 50 per cent of applications for compensation in the wake of Cyclone Yaas that ravaged parts of the state in May have been identified as bogus after inspections and spot verifications.

04 Jul 2021

Kolkata diary

The primary education board will upload on its website model answer to all questions in the Teachers’ Eligibility Test, which was held in January to recruit teachers for primary schools.

01 Jul 2021

'Governor is corrupt': Fresh war of words erupts between Mamata, Dhankhar

The CM also attacked the governor over his north Bengal visit saying that it was part of BJP's game to split the northern part of the state from rest.

29 Jun 2021

Bengal: No BJP worker can have party foe in Facebook friends list, decrees disciplinary action committee

If you are a member of the West Bengal BJP and have contacts with fellow politicians across party lines, your loyalty henceforth will be suspect.

28 Jun 2021

'Intruders' spotted during West Bengal BJP's virtual meeting, probe on

During the meeting, the party's  IT cell spotted two suspicious usernames - Mamata Banerjee and Joy Bangla - among the participants.

26 Jun 2021

RSS alerted BJP of Mukul Roy’s pre-poll proximity to TMC

After receiving the RSS alert, the BJP high command had decided to censor Roy and restrict his activities, said a BJP leader in Kolkata.

21 Jun 2021

Kolkata Diary: All that is happening in the 'City of Joy'

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has sought the help of private hospitals to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination in the city.

20 Jun 2021

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