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  • Mamata Banerjee wins Bhabanipur assembly bypoll by nearly 59,000 votes, TMC also bags two other seats Oct 03, 2021 02:28 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee wins Bhabanipur assembly bypoll by nearly 59,000 votes, TMC also bags two other seats

    Banerjee was defeated by her former aide Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram in assembly elections in May. The win on October 3 was a must for her to enter the state assembly before the end of her first six months as chief minister in this term next month.

  • Plan systematically for 2024 Lok Sabha polls: Sonia Gandhi to Opposition parties Aug 20, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    Plan systematically for 2024 Lok Sabha polls: Sonia Gandhi to Opposition parties

    The Congress President urged the Opposition parties to work “cohesively” together by rising above compulsions. Gandhi made these remarks while chairing the virtual meeting of 19 Opposition leaders.

  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Delhi; may meet PM Modi today Jul 27, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Delhi; may meet PM Modi today

    Mamata Banerjee is also expected to meet Congress leaders Kamal Nath, Anand Sharma, and Abhishek Singhvi during her visit that comes during the Monsoon Session of the Parliament and at a time when there have been talks about possible Opposition unity ahead of the 2024 general election.

  • West Bengal government sets up first panel to probe the 'Pegasus' phone-hacking reports Jul 26, 2021 02:12 PM IST

    West Bengal government sets up first panel to probe the 'Pegasus' phone-hacking reports

    This will be first formal inquiry into allegations that between 2017 and 2019 an Indian client of Israel's NSO Group used Pegasus to hack hundreds of phones of opposition leaders, journalists and government officials.

  • How Tirath Singh Rawat's exit has turned the spotlight on Mamata Banerjee Jul 03, 2021 03:09 PM IST

    How Tirath Singh Rawat's exit has turned the spotlight on Mamata Banerjee

    Banerjee, who took oath as the West Bengal Chief Minister on May 5, despite losing to her former close aide BJP candidate Suvendu Adhkari by 1956 votes, has to get elected to the West Bengal Assembly before November 5, as per the rule.

  • Tripura : TMC in touch with dissenting MLAs; BJP says all is well after leaders from Delhi visited Agartala Jun 18, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    Tripura : TMC in touch with dissenting MLAs; BJP says all is well after leaders from Delhi visited Agartala

    Amid the rumours, BJP general secretary BL Santhosh, organisation secretary for the north-east, Ajay Jamwal, among other leaders, reached Agartala, the Tripura capital, on June 16 to placate the ‘rebel’ MLAs.

  • BJP Vice President Mukul Roy, son Subhranshu join TMC in presence of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata Jun 11, 2021 01:28 PM IST

    BJP Vice President Mukul Roy, son Subhranshu join TMC in presence of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata

    The move comes at a time when several turncoat politicians, who switched from the TMC to BJP ahead of West Bengal Assembly polls, have expressed regret over their decision to quit the Mamata Banerjee-led party.

  • Alapan Bandyopadhyay Fiasco: Now, Central Vigilance Commission clearance mandatory before employing retired bureaucrats Jun 03, 2021 10:51 PM IST

    Alapan Bandyopadhyay Fiasco: Now, Central Vigilance Commission clearance mandatory before employing retired bureaucrats

    The CVC order, issued to secretaries of all central government departments and chiefs of public sector banks, among others, says that the acceptance of such an employment offer without the completion of mandatory cooling-off period amounts to “serious misconduct".

  • PM Modi makes a phone call to Mukul Roy amid speculation of his return to TMC Jun 03, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    PM Modi makes a phone call to Mukul Roy amid speculation of his return to TMC

    The PM’s call is significant because it came a day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee visited the hospital triggering speculation that Roy might as well return to the party he left in 2017.

  • Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay Retires Today, Not Going To Join In Delhi : Mamata Banerjee Amid Tussle with Centre May 31, 2021 05:31 PM IST

    Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay Retires Today, Not Going To Join In Delhi : Mamata Banerjee Amid Tussle with Centre

    The 1987-batch IAS officer, who was at the centre of Mamata-Vs-Centre tussle, has been appointed as adviser to the West Bengal Chief Minister for a period of three years.

  • Mamata Vs Centre row over West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay: All you need to know May 31, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    Mamata Vs Centre row over West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay: All you need to know

    Incidentally, the West Bengal government had on May 25, issued an order, citing the Centre’s approval dated May 24 to extend Bandyopadhyay’s services as Chief Secretary for three months. Bandyopadhyay was due to retire on May 31.

  • Row over PM-Mamata Cyclone review meet after West Bengal CM left in 15 minutes May 28, 2021 04:44 PM IST

    Row over PM-Mamata Cyclone review meet after West Bengal CM left in 15 minutes

    The Chief Minister, however, said that she met the PM and left for another review meeting after handing over the documents related to damage to the Prime Minister

  • Didi, forgive me: Former TMC MLA Sonali Guha who joined BJP issues public apology to Mamata Banerjee May 22, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Didi, forgive me: Former TMC MLA Sonali Guha who joined BJP issues public apology to Mamata Banerjee

    In March, former TMC MLA Sonali Guha joined the BJP after she had been denied a ticket by the TMC.

  • A day after CBI arrests TMC leaders, Mamata Banerjee writes to President, PM seeking change of West Bengal Governor May 18, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    A day after CBI arrests TMC leaders, Mamata Banerjee writes to President, PM seeking change of West Bengal Governor

    The letter comes close on the heels of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arresting four leaders, including two ministers in the Mamata Banerjee cabinet, in the 2016 Narada sting operation case.

  • Explained | Narada sting operation case involving TMC leaders: Everything you need to know May 17, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    Explained | Narada sting operation case involving TMC leaders: Everything you need to know

    The case pertains to the ‘Narada tapes’ sting operation shot in 2014 by Narada news portal, purportedly showing 12 TMC leaders accepting bribes from a journalist who posed as a businessman on camera.

  • 43 TMC leaders sworn in as ministers in Mamata Banerjee Cabinet May 10, 2021 12:22 PM IST

    43 TMC leaders sworn in as ministers in Mamata Banerjee Cabinet

    The list comprises of 24 cabinet ministers, 10 ministers of state with independent charge and nine ministers of state.

  • Is it time for the federal front to emerge? Apr 09, 2021 10:03 AM IST

    Is it time for the federal front to emerge?

    The Opposition would do well to not think too far ahead, and take the first few steps on the road to 2024

  • Mamata Banerjee urges opposition leaders to unite against BJP’s ‘assault’ on democracy Mar 31, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee urges opposition leaders to unite against BJP’s ‘assault’ on democracy

    The chief minister of West Bengal has urged prominent opposition leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Sharad Pawar to join hands for an action plan to counter BJP’s alleged strategy of making life difficult for states ruled by non-BJP parties.

  • Yashwant Sinha has got a new role in West Bengal elections Mar 16, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    Yashwant Sinha has got a new role in West Bengal elections

    TMC supporters argue that Yashwant Sinha’s words still carry weight among the educated middle classes, significant sections of which in West Bengal, the bhadralok, are gravitating towards the BJP 

  • West Bengal assembly elections: EC Suspends Mamata Banerjee's head of security over Nandigram incident Mar 14, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    West Bengal assembly elections: EC Suspends Mamata Banerjee's head of security over Nandigram incident

    The Election Commission announced this decision on March 14, hours after it ruled that the incident was more likely an accident and not an attack as claimed by the Trinamool Congress (TMC).

  • Why gender matters in the West Bengal elections Mar 13, 2021 07:27 AM IST

    Why gender matters in the West Bengal elections

    It is increasingly becoming clear that in order for political parties to win an election, the support of female voters is crucial. We are witnessing this in West Bengal

  • West Bengal Election 2021: Mamata Banerjee’s fractured leg draws new battle lines Mar 12, 2021 11:02 AM IST

    West Bengal Election 2021: Mamata Banerjee’s fractured leg draws new battle lines

    A poll-time injury could have political consequences in an emotionally-charged state

  • West Bengal Elections | TMC releases list of 291 candidates, Mamata to contest from Nandigram, vacates Bhowanipore Mar 05, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    West Bengal Elections | TMC releases list of 291 candidates, Mamata to contest from Nandigram, vacates Bhowanipore

    The stae is witnessing a high-stakes battle between ruling TMC and the BJP. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is facing a tough challenge from the latter amid a series of defections from her party to the saffron party.

  • EC announces dates for five assembly polls, counting of votes on May 2 Feb 26, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    EC announces dates for five assembly polls, counting of votes on May 2

    In all, 18.68 crore electorates will cast their votes at 2.7 lakh polling states in these elections to 824 assembly constituencies across four states and the Union Territory.

  • BJP should make Bengal’s industrial decline the focus of its state election campaign Feb 25, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    BJP should make Bengal’s industrial decline the focus of its state election campaign

    The BJP’s capitalist ideology could be the catalyst for the industrial revival of West Bengal 

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