Tag: Mamata Banerjee

With a drop in COVID positivity rate, Bengal govt prepares to unlock

Even as the West Bengal government prepares to unlock post-June 15, Covid positivity rate has dropped in Bengal with the only exception being South 24...

Alapan Bandyopadhyay: Centre issues show-cause notice to ex-Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay

(This story originally appeared in on May 31, 2021) Even though West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay on Monday opted to retire on the day...

Explaining controversy over ‘now-retired’ West Bengal Chief Secretary

Following is the gist of the controversy over sudden transfer of West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, who retired on Monday, to Delhi and related...

Stage set for a stormy GST meet today

Expect a showdown when the GST council sits today after nearly six months for its 43rd meeting. The agenda includes issues such as tax relief...

Yaas ravages Odisha, West Bengal; 4 dead; Jharkhand stays on high alert

Cyclone Yaas, packing winds of up to 130-145 kmph, whiplashed the country’s eastern coasts on Wednesday, dumping heavy rain, damaging houses and farmlands, and leaving...

Manner in which pressure was sought to put will not inspire confidence in rule of law: Calcutta HC

The Kolkata High Court while staying the bail granted to four TMC leaders by the special CBI Court has remarked that “the manner in which...

Mamata Banerjee: West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee keeps Home and Health portfolios, Amit Mitra retains Finance

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will keep the portfolios of Home and Hill Affairs, Personnel and Administration, Health and Family Welfare, Land and Land Reforms and...

View: The Bengal verdict has ramifications beyond the state

Tathagata Roy isn’t known to hold back. Last week, the BJP leader let it fly at his own party — the point men of BJP’s...

FM Sitharaman says items already exempted from tax listed in Mamata Banerjee’s letter to PM Modi

Responding to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee‘s letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking exemption from duties and taxes on some COVID-related items, Union...

View: Win for secularism but not human rights

Many liberals have cheered Mamata Banerjee’s election victory in West Bengal as the event of the year. Actually, it was utterly predictable. The BJP invariably...

Modi govt firm to help West Bengal fight COVID-19: Harsh Vardhan to Mamata Banerjee

With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking a uniform vaccination policy for the country, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday assured her that...

BJP gains in Rarh Bengal, retains North, fails in tribal, farmer’s belts & coastal areas

A look at the 77 seats that BJP won in Bengal on Sunday reveals that the party had made gains in Rarh Bengal, retained the...

Covid-19 has to be fought on war footing: Mamata Banerjee

The Covid-19 surge should be handled on a war footing, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has said ahead of a meeting of her party’s...

Why BJP lost the battle for Bengal | India News

NEW DELHI: Having lost the battle for Bengal, BJP is yet to sit down on a formal introspection of what went wrong in their carefully...

West Bengal election result 2021: BJP lost but made made these impressive gains | India News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally in West Bengal. File photo. NEW DELHI: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) on...

How Mamata countered BJP’s Bengal rise to score a hattrick

(This story originally appeared in on May 03, 2021) KOLKATA: It was an election with many firsts for Mamata Banerjee. In a career spanning almost...

TMC mum on EVMs, EC says stand vindicated | India News

NEW DELHI: Even before the announcement of polls on February 26, the Election Commission had started receiving letters from West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee...

PK Sarkar: Prashant Kishor’s poli-tricks work magic again | India News

KOLKATA: While Mamata Banerjee has been the indisputable star of the Bengal polls, there’s one man who is in the spotlight for steering the ‘khela’...

Mamata Banerjee effects landslide on a wheelchair – Defectors, boisterous campaign boomerang on BJP as poor stand by Didi

Mamata Banerjee-led All India Trinamool Congress has retained West Bengal, delivering a blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party which had made wresting the state its...

BJP main opposition in Bengal, will continue to spread its ideology: JP Nadda | India News

BJP president JP Nadda (File photo) NEW DELHI: With the hard work of party workers, the BJP has been established as the main opposition party...

View: Maganlal Meghraj & Mamata’s Win

Despite losing in Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee emerged aparajito (unvanquished) on Satyajit Ray’s birth centenary. So it won’t be a bad idea to start with a...

BJP tries to make its presence felt in Kolkata

Penetrating the TMC bastion and the prestigious Kolkata assembly constituencies is no easy task for the BJP. The Covid restrictions on campaigning, the fact that...

People interested in ‘COVID ki baat’, and not ‘Mann ki baat’, says Mamata Banerjee

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday claimed that people are no longer interested in Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s ‘Maan ki baat’ programme, they, instead,...

EC observers ordered detainment of TMC workers night before voting exercise: Mamata Banerjee | India News

Mamata Banerjee has said that she will move the Supreme Court against the EC special observers. BOLPUR: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday...

Matuas, farmers issues, border districts in focus as 43 seats of Bengal to vote today

The Matua factor centred around the promise of citizenship, closure of jute mills, rising unemployment and agrarian distress are some of the crucial factors likely...