West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee Calls Resurgence Of COVID-19 In India "Modi-Made Disaster"

Mamata Banerjee Calls Resurgence Of COVID-19 In India "Modi-Made Disaster"

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 22, 2021, Chanchal, West Bengal

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday sharpened her attack on the Prime Minister over the resurgence of COVID-19, terming it a "Modi-made disaster" and demanded that he quit if unable to provide adequate medical supplies to combat the disease.

Mukul Roy Among 306 Candidates In Phase 6 Of Bengal Polls: Key Seats

Mukul Roy Among 306 Candidates In Phase 6 Of Bengal Polls: Key Seats

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Kolkata

BJP's national vice president Mukul Roy is among 306 candidates who will contest 43 constituencies in the sixth phase of the Bengal Assembly elections today.

No Clubbing Of Polls, Election Commission Tells Congress, Trinamool

No Clubbing Of Polls, Election Commission Tells Congress, Trinamool

Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday April 21, 2021

Trinamool leader Derek O'Brien's request to club the three remaining phases of elections in Bengal in view of rising Covid cases in the state, has been formally turned down by the Election Commission. A similar plea from the Congress's Adhir Ranjan C

Bomb Explodes Near BJP Candidate's Car In Bengal, No Injuries

Bomb Explodes Near BJP Candidate's Car In Bengal, No Injuries

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Barrackpore

A country-made bomb was allegedly thrown at the vehicle of Bengal BJP candidate from Khardah assembly constituency, Shilbhadra Dutta, in North 24 Parganas district this evening, a police official said in Barrackpore.

Trinamool Leader Madan Mitra Covid Positive, Rushed To Kolkata Hospital

Trinamool Leader Madan Mitra Covid Positive, Rushed To Kolkata Hospital

Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Kolkata

Trinamool leader Madan Mitra has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and has been rushed to Kolkata's Apollo Hospital from the Bengal government-run SSKM Hospital, where he was admitted after complaining of breathing problems

"Hopes Of Entire Nation In Hands Of Voters Of Bengal": P Chidambaram

"Hopes Of Entire Nation In Hands Of Voters Of Bengal": P Chidambaram

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday held the BJP responsible for the "medical catastrophe" in the country and urged the people of West Bengal to speak for the entire nation while voting in the ongoing assembly polls.

Row After Bengal Minister Allegedly Seen Abusing Central Force, BJP In Video

Row After Bengal Minister Allegedly Seen Abusing Central Force, BJP In Video

Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 20, 2021, Kolkata

West Bengal minister and former Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim courted a controversy today after a purported video clip, in which he was heard verbally abusing central forces and the BJP, went viral on social media.

Trinamool Asks Election Commission To Club Remaining Poll Phases

Trinamool Asks Election Commission To Club Remaining Poll Phases

Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 20, 2021, Kolkata

The Trinamool Congress, which had been seeking a merger of the last three phases of assembly elections, shot off a letter to Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab on Tuesday, urging him to consider the party's request amid the steep hike in COVID-19 ca

Trinamool Speaking In Different Voices On Leader Under Probe: Amit Shah

Trinamool Speaking In Different Voices On Leader Under Probe: Amit Shah

Press Trust of India | Monday April 19, 2021, Pandabeswar, West Bengal

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday claimed that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is speaking in different voices about its youth leader Vinay Mishra, who is being investigated by the CBI and the ED, and asserted that those involved in stealing funds

"Sensed Defeat": Minister's Jab At Rahul Gandhi For Ending Bengal Rallies

"Sensed Defeat": Minister's Jab At Rahul Gandhi For Ending Bengal Rallies

Press Trust of India | Monday April 19, 2021, Kolkata

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday mocked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for suspending his election rallies in West Bengal amid spurting COVID-19 cases, calling it an "alibi" in the face of defeat.

Mamata Banerjee Won't Campaign In Kolkata Anymore, Says Trinamool Leader

Mamata Banerjee Won't Campaign In Kolkata Anymore, Says Trinamool Leader

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Aditi Ghosh | Monday April 19, 2021

Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien on Sunday tweeted that Mamata Banerjee will not campaign in Kolkata anymore.

24-Hour Campaign Ban On Bengal BJP, Trinamool Leaders For Controversial Remarks

24-Hour Campaign Ban On Bengal BJP, Trinamool Leaders For Controversial Remarks

Press Trust of India | Sunday April 18, 2021, New Delhi

The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on BJP leader Sayantan Basu and Sujata Mondal of the Trinamool Congress for their controversial remarks during the ongoing assembly polls in West Bengal.

"Keep 3 Priorities - Vaccine, Vaccine, And Vaccine": Derek O'Brien

"Keep 3 Priorities - Vaccine, Vaccine, And Vaccine": Derek O'Brien

Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Sunday April 18, 2021, New Delhi

There is only one way to tackle the raging Covid-19 pandemic, according to Trinamool leader Derek O'Brien, and that is to prioritise three things: "Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine". He, however, firmly blamed the central government's for matters worsening.

Will Not Hold Any Major Rally Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases: Bengal Minister

Will Not Hold Any Major Rally Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases: Bengal Minister

Press Trust of India | Sunday April 18, 2021, Kolkata

Days after the Left Front stated that it would not hold any large-scale public meetings in Bengal amid the steep hike in COVID-19 cases, state minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said on Sunday that he, too, would desist from organising any major rally.

<i> Didi </i> Demoralised As BJP Much Ahead After 5 Phases Of Polls: Amit Shah

Didi Demoralised As BJP Much Ahead After 5 Phases Of Polls: Amit Shah

Press Trust of India | Sunday April 18, 2021, Purbasthali

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today asserted that the Bharatiya Janata Party will bag more than 122 of the 180 seats that went to elections in West Bengal in five phases.