Pronab Mandal

BJP forms all-woman panel to probe Hanskhali gangrape; to mount pressure on Mamata

The panel members will visit West Bengal and meet the bereaved family before submitting a report to the saffron camp’s national president JP Nadda.

15 Apr 2022

14-year-old's rape: Day after Mamata's 'Was there a love affair?' comment, PIL seeks CBI probe

The family of the girl cremated her body and lodged a police complaint five days after the incident. In the complaint, they alleged the girl was dropped at their house by two women on April 7.

12 Apr 2022

Bengal rail mishap: Panel points out major lapse on part of railways

The locomotive didn't undergo trip inspection and was running continuously for 18,000 km before the derailment, said a railway official quoting the report. 

11 Feb 2022

'Draconian': Mamata Banerjee to PM Modi on proposed changes in IAS cadre rules

One of the major changes proposed is if the state government delays posting an official to the Centre within the specified time, the officer shall stand released from the state cadre.

20 Jan 2022

UP polls: TMC won't enter fray, Mamata to adress virtual rally in support of Akhilesh

SP  leader Kiranmay Nanda also said Mamata would also visit Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency in February but the day is yet to be fixed. 

18 Jan 2022

Mamata's TMC registers landslide victory in Kolkata civic polls

Establishing record dominance, the TMC secured a 72% vote share when the LF bagged 12% and the BJP 9% respectively. The Congress got a 4% vote share.

21 Dec 2021

BJP suffers big setback as another MLA from north Bengal quits party

The resignation came a day after BJP sent him show-cause notice for speaking against the party’s Raiganj MP and former Union minister Debasree Chaudhuri.

01 Oct 2021

Former Goa CM Luizinho Falerio, 9 others join TMC in Kolkata

TMC’s national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee announced that Bengal’s ruling party would enter the fray alone in the western state. 

29 Sep 2021

Bhowanipore bypoll hots up as TMC, BJP woo voters in non-Bengali belt

Those who do not speak Bengali form 40 per cent of the total electorate in Bhowanipore Assembly constituency.

26 Sep 2021

Talibani BJP can't run India': Mamata after Centre denies her nod to visit Italy next month

The Union Ministry of External Affairs denied Mamata permission to attend the event in Italy as the event is not commensurate in status for participation by the chief minister of a state. 

25 Sep 2021

'No constitutional exigency elsewhere?' HC questions EC for expediting Bhowanipore bypoll

On September 6, EC had issued a notification announcing the by-election on September 30 underscoring the exigency and special request received from the chief secretary of the state government. 

24 Sep 2021

'Won't be able to continue as CM If...' Mamata seeks every single vote in Bhowanipore

The tone and tenor of Mamata’s appeal are said to be a reflection of his desperation to win the by-election.

22 Sep 2021

BJP not to contest Bengal Rajya Sabha bypoll, says focus on Bhowanipore byelection

The TMC has nominated Sushmita Dev for the by-poll which was necessitated after party leader Manas Bhunia vacated the RS seat after winning the recent Assembly elections. 

20 Sep 2021

Bhowanipore bypoll: Won't let India become Taliban or Pakistan, says Mamata

Mamata on Wednesday visited a Gurudwara in Bhowanipore in a bid to secure the support of Sikh voters, and on Thursday, she interacted with Gujrati electorates in the constituency. 

16 Sep 2021

Bhowanipore bypoll: Mamata pays surprise visit to mosque to consolidate Muslim vote

Mamata visited Sola Ana Masjid and spoke to maulvis of the mosque ahead of the high-pitched electoral battle.

13 Sep 2021