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West Bengal Moves On From Election Bile To "VIP Security" Politics

West Bengal Moves On From Election Bile To "VIP Security" Politics

Written by Neeta Sharma , Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Tuesday May 11, 2021, New Delhi

The West Bengal Assembly elections may be over but the state continues to be roiled by politics of confrontation between the Central and state administrations.

Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet Takes Charge Amid Smoke-Signals Of Trouble

Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet Takes Charge Amid Smoke-Signals Of Trouble

Written by Monideepa Banerjie , Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Monday May 10, 2021, Kolkata

Including Mamata Banerjee, there are nine women ministers in her third government, and 20 new ministers in all, seven of them from the minority community and four each from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Tried To Capture Bengal, Nearly Destroyed India: Mamata Banerjee On Modi Government

Tried To Capture Bengal, Nearly Destroyed India: Mamata Banerjee On Modi Government

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021, Kolkata

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Satuday that the COVID-19 crisis in the country was the result of the Centre "not doing any work" in the last six months as Union ministers and leaders were visiting Bengal daily to "capture" it.

Himanta Sarma Ahead In Assam Race, Say Sources; Key BJP Meet Today

Himanta Sarma Ahead In Assam Race, Say Sources; Key BJP Meet Today

Reported by Akhilesh Sharma, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and senior BJP leader Himanta Sarma met party chief JP Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah at the former's Delhi residence on Saturday, as suspense builds over the identity of the new Chief Minister

N Rangasamy To Be Sworn In As Puducherry Chief Minister Tomorrow

N Rangasamy To Be Sworn In As Puducherry Chief Minister Tomorrow

Press Trust of India | Thursday May 06, 2021, Puducherry

AINRC Chief N Rangasamy will be sworn in as Chief Minister of Union Territory of Puducherry at a brief ceremony on Friday.

Newly Elected MLAs Of West Bengal Sworn In

Newly Elected MLAs Of West Bengal Sworn In

Press Trust of India | Thursday May 06, 2021, Kolkata

The swearing-in ceremony for the newly-elected legislators in West Bengal got underway on Thursday morning, with pro-tem speaker Subrata Mukherjee administering the oath of office and secrecy to the MLAs.

Bengal Post-Poll Violence Delaying New Assam Chief Minister Announcement

Bengal Post-Poll Violence Delaying New Assam Chief Minister Announcement

Written by Ratnadip Chowdhury , Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Thursday May 06, 2021, Guwahati

The BJP has not yet announced the new Chief Minister for Assam, a state it won decisively in the recently-held Assembly election, because of the post-poll violence reported in West Bengal.

"Mamata Banerjee Is Leader Of Our Country Today": Congress's Kamal Nath

"Mamata Banerjee Is Leader Of Our Country Today": Congress's Kamal Nath

Press Trust of India | Thursday May 06, 2021, Bhopal

Congress leader Kamal Nath on Wednesday described Mamata Banerjee as the leader of the country who defeated all her opponents, including PM Modi and Central agencies like the CBI and the ED, in the recently-held Assembly elections in West Bengal.

No "Impurity" In Counting Process For Bengal's Nandigram Seat: Election Body

No "Impurity" In Counting Process For Bengal's Nandigram Seat: Election Body

ANI | Tuesday May 04, 2021, New Delhi

The Election Commission has said that the Returning Officer (RO) is the "final authority under the law" in the matter of recounting in the Nandigram assembly constituency.

PM Calls Bengal Governor, Expresses Concern Over Post-Poll Violence

PM Calls Bengal Governor, Expresses Concern Over Post-Poll Violence

Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday May 04, 2021

PM Narendra Modi called, expressed concern at law and order situation in Bengal, says Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on post-poll violence

"Full Lockdown Only Way Now...Government Doesn't Get It": Rahul Gandhi

"Full Lockdown Only Way Now...Government Doesn't Get It": Rahul Gandhi

Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Tuesday May 04, 2021, New Delhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today hinted that steps taken by the central government till now will not be able to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging India. He also accused the government of causing loss of life through its inaction.

Mamata Banerjee Appeals For Calm After 12 Killed In Post-Poll Violence

Mamata Banerjee Appeals For Calm After 12 Killed In Post-Poll Violence

Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Tuesday May 04, 2021, Kolkata

Within 24 hours of elections results, at least a dozen people have been reported dead in post poll violence in Bengal, a figure that may be higher than the number of those killed during the month-long polls.

NR Congress Leader Rangasamy Stakes Claim To Form Government in Puducherry

NR Congress Leader Rangasamy Stakes Claim To Form Government in Puducherry

Press Trust of India | Monday May 03, 2021, Puducherry

AINRC leader N Rangasamy, heading the NDA Puducherry, on Monday staked his claim to form the government in Puducherry after the front won 16 seats in the 30 member territorial assembly in the April 6 assembly polls.

"Thank You": Jailed Assam Activist Akhil Gogoi To Voters On Election Win

"Thank You": Jailed Assam Activist Akhil Gogoi To Voters On Election Win

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Monday May 03, 2021, Guwahati

Jailed activist and Raijor Dal President Akhil Gogoi has written a letter from jail to thank the people of Assam's Sivasagar for electing him as their representative

Mamata Banerjee To Take Oath As West Bengal Chief Minister On May 5

Mamata Banerjee To Take Oath As West Bengal Chief Minister On May 5

Press Trust of India | Monday May 03, 2021, Kolkata

Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee will be sworn-in as West Bengal chief minister for a third straight term on Wednesday, after she spearheaded her party to a ramarkable victory in the assembly polls.