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  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee urges PM Modi to waive taxes, duties on medical equipment, drugs May 09, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee urges PM Modi to waive taxes, duties on medical equipment, drugs

    CM Mamata Banerjee also urged PM Modi to strengthen health infrastructure and augment supplies of equipment, medicines and oxygen for treatment of coronavirus-positive patients.

  • COVID-19 crisis result of Centre doing no work in last 6 months: Mamata Banerjee May 08, 2021 03:11 PM IST

    COVID-19 crisis result of Centre doing no work in last 6 months: Mamata Banerjee

    Warning of stern action against communal incitements, chief minister Mamata Banerjee claimed the BJP was provoking violence after failing to win the elections.

  • Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi, seeks increase in supply of medical oxygen for COVID-19 treatment May 07, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi, seeks increase in supply of medical oxygen for COVID-19 treatment

    Banerjee also said that the Centre hiked oxygen allocation for other states out of the total production in Bengal, despite its enhanced requirement.

  • MHA forms four-member team to probe post-poll violence in West Bengal May 06, 2021 11:16 AM IST

    MHA forms four-member team to probe post-poll violence in West Bengal

    The team, led by an additional secretary of the ministry, has left for the state. On Wednesday, the ministry had sent a terse reminder to the West Bengal government to submit a detailed report on the post-poll violence and to take necessary measures to stop such incidents "without any loss of time".

  • Mamata Banerjee sworn-in as West Bengal CM for 3rd time, takes oath in Bengali May 05, 2021 11:13 AM IST

    Mamata Banerjee sworn-in as West Bengal CM for 3rd time, takes oath in Bengali

    Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar administered her the oath of office and secrecy at a low-key ceremony at Raj Bhawan held amid the raging COVID pandemic.

  • Mamata Banerjee Swearing-in Ceremony Highlights: TMC supremo takes oath as West Bengal CM, PM Modi congratulates May 05, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    Mamata Banerjee Swearing-in Ceremony Highlights: TMC supremo takes oath as West Bengal CM, PM Modi congratulates

    Mamata Banerjee's Oath Ceremony Highlights: Banerjee, who lost from Nandigram despite the astounding TMC victory, can be sworn in as the chief minister but will have to get elected to the assembly within six months of assuming office.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Nandigram returning officer didn't order recount as he feared for life: Mamata Banerjee May 04, 2021 10:40 AM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Nandigram returning officer didn't order recount as he feared for life: Mamata Banerjee

    Hitting out at the Election Commission, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed that the BJP would not have crossed the 50-seat mark if the poll panel had not helped it.

  • BJP's defeat in West Bengal may be seen as referendum on Centre's handling of COVID-19 : Nomura May 03, 2021 07:20 PM IST

    BJP's defeat in West Bengal may be seen as referendum on Centre's handling of COVID-19 : Nomura

    In the recent state elections, the BJP's tally in West Bengal has been restricted to 77 out of the total 293 seats. It also failed to win a seat in Kerala and had a worse- than-earlier result in Assam, winning 60 seats. But the party won a series of by-elections in seats across Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra. along with four seats in Tamil Nadu.

  • How Mamata ducked polarisation darts to win in Bengal May 03, 2021 07:17 PM IST

    How Mamata ducked polarisation darts to win in Bengal

    Tweaks in Muslim appeasement by Trinamool and decision by BJP to go for the north Indian slogan of Jai Shriram rather than one coined on Durga, which would have resonated better with Bengalis, played a key role in the West Bengal election outcome.

  • Bengal Elections 2021 | TMC succeeds in holding its ground, BJP makes major inroads May 03, 2021 06:07 PM IST

    Bengal Elections 2021 | TMC succeeds in holding its ground, BJP makes major inroads

    The Trinamool Congress has retained 75 percent of its seats from 2016 elections, while the BJP has made notable gains at the expense of the TMC.

  • The lesson from West Bengal assembly election: Never undermine a street fighting, regional satrap May 03, 2021 04:47 PM IST

    The lesson from West Bengal assembly election: Never undermine a street fighting, regional satrap

    10 years on, Mamata Banerjee, who knocked out the well-entrenched Left from its bastion in 2011, delivers the Right a blow of epic proportions. 

  • In Bengal, it is all about BJP’s loss and BJP’s shame May 03, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    In Bengal, it is all about BJP’s loss and BJP’s shame

    BJP, , which once boasted it would get 200 seats in a 294 seat assembly (elections were held for 292 seats), was struggling to cross the halfway mark.

  • West Bengal Election Result: JP Nadda says BJP main Opposition in state, will continue to spread its ideology May 03, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result: JP Nadda says BJP main Opposition in state, will continue to spread its ideology

    JP Nadda also thanked the people of Assam and Puducherry for reposing faith in the party and at the same time accepted the mandate of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

  • Mamata Banerjee to meet governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at 7 pm to stake claim to form govt May 03, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee to meet governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at 7 pm to stake claim to form govt

    The ruling TMC has won 212 of the 292 seats where polling was held in eight phases in March and April, and is leading in one where counting is still in progress. The BJP emerged as the main opposition party with 77 seats under its belt.

  • West Bengal Election 2021: Mamata Banerjee can still become CM despite losing Nandigram - here is how May 03, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    West Bengal Election 2021: Mamata Banerjee can still become CM despite losing Nandigram - here is how

    While Suvendhu Adhikari bagged 1,10,764 votes in Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee polled 1,08,808 votes, the poll panel confirmed.

  • West Bengal Election 2021: Here's how key candidates from both the TMC and BJP fared May 02, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    West Bengal Election 2021: Here's how key candidates from both the TMC and BJP fared

    Central Minister Babul Supriyo has lost from the Tollygunge assembly constituency, being defeated by veteran TMC leader and current West Bengal Public Works and Youth Affairs Minister Aroop Biswas. Two other incumbent BJP MPs, Locket Chatterjee and Swapan Dasgupta has lost from the Chunchura and Tarakeshwar constituency.

  • Prashant Kishor wins toughest electoral battle yet, but leaves everyone guessing about future May 02, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    Prashant Kishor wins toughest electoral battle yet, but leaves everyone guessing about future

    The day two of his clients tasted victory, Kishore said he would quit election strategising and did not rule out a future in direct electoral politics.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Mamata Banerjee to address media after 6 pm, asks people to go back home and not celebrate on the streets May 02, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Mamata Banerjee to address media after 6 pm, asks people to go back home and not celebrate on the streets

    TMC looks set to retain power in West Bengal with its candidates leading in 205 of the 292 seats that went to the polls.

  • How Mamata Banerjee overcame anti-incumbency and resentment against TMC to forge a historic win in West Bengal May 02, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    How Mamata Banerjee overcame anti-incumbency and resentment against TMC to forge a historic win in West Bengal

    The West Bengal win opens up a new discourse in national politics with the possibility of Mamata Banerjee being a rallying force against Narendra Modi.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti congratulate Mamata Banerjee on poll victory May 02, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti congratulate Mamata Banerjee on poll victory

    The Trinamool Congress (TMC) is ahead in 205 of the 292 seats that went to polls in West Bengal. The BJP trailing far behind with 80 seats.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Sharad Pawar congratulates Mamata Banerjee as TMC surges ahead of BJP May 02, 2021 02:47 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Sharad Pawar congratulates Mamata Banerjee as TMC surges ahead of BJP

    The was ahead in 202 of the 292 seats that went to polls in West Bengal, way over the halfway mark of 147, leaving the BJP trailing far behind in 77 seats.

  • Mamata Banerjee : A long history of fighting high-stakes battles May 02, 2021 02:37 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee : A long history of fighting high-stakes battles

    Banerjee's latest fight constitutes just one chapter in her long history of fighting all or nothing, no holds barred campaigns, especially in her own seat.

  • West Bengal Election Results 2021 | 'Politics of hate defeated': How Akhilesh Yadav, Derek O'Brien, others reacted to TMC leading against BJP May 02, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Results 2021 | 'Politics of hate defeated': How Akhilesh Yadav, Derek O'Brien, others reacted to TMC leading against BJP

    As per the data shared on the Election Commission's website at 1:00 pm, the Trinamool was leading on 202 out of the 284 seats from where the trends have emerged.

  • West Bengal Assembly Elections: TMC supporters begin celebrations as party crosses 202 seats-mark in early trends May 02, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Elections: TMC supporters begin celebrations as party crosses 202 seats-mark in early trends

    Respective state chief secretaries have been asked to take immediate action to stop gatherings following declaration of election results.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Trends indicate TMC heading for a huge victory in Bengal May 02, 2021 12:44 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Trends indicate TMC heading for a huge victory in Bengal

    Belying expectations of a tight contest, the TMC candidates appeared galloping to victory, and, if the current trends hold, the party will easily form its third successive government in the state.

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