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  • COVID-19 update | Mamata Banerjee announces summer vacation for schools in West Bengal from April 20 till June Apr 19, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Mamata Banerjee announces summer vacation for schools in West Bengal from April 20 till June

    The West Bengal CM urged the people not to panic amid the rise in COVID-19 situation, stating the government is taking "every possible measure" to check the spread of the disease.

  • Bengal govt has formed task force to tackle COVID-19 surge: Mamata Banerjee Apr 19, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    Bengal govt has formed task force to tackle COVID-19 surge: Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata Banerjee, while addressing a press meet, stressed that night curfew may not be a solution in Bengal, where "political pollution" needs to be checked first.

  • West Bengal sees highest single-day spike of 8,419 COVID-19 cases, but election rallies keep politicians busy Apr 18, 2021 08:49 PM IST

    West Bengal sees highest single-day spike of 8,419 COVID-19 cases, but election rallies keep politicians busy

    Despite the alarming rise in COVID-19 cases, April 19 is set to be a busy day for both the incumbent Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party as the battle for ballots in the state continues.

  • Bengal Election 2021 | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi suspends his remaining poll rallies amid COVID-19 surge Apr 18, 2021 11:43 AM IST

    Bengal Election 2021 | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi suspends his remaining poll rallies amid COVID-19 surge

    Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also urged other political leaders to think about the consequences of holding large gatherings amid the current COVID-19 situation.

  • West Bengal Election 2021 Highlights: TMC broken, Mamata Banerjee playing politics with the dead, says PM Modi Apr 17, 2021 07:07 AM IST

    West Bengal Election 2021 Highlights: TMC broken, Mamata Banerjee playing politics with the dead, says PM Modi

    West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 Highlights: Phase 5 of voting in 45 constituencies is underway. Catch the latest updates here

  • West Bengal polls: EC bans rallies, public meetings from 7 pm-10 am due to rise in COVID cases Apr 16, 2021 07:49 PM IST

    West Bengal polls: EC bans rallies, public meetings from 7 pm-10 am due to rise in COVID cases

    It also extended the silence period from 48 hours to 72 hours in each of the remaining three of the eight phases of the West Bengal polls to be held on April 22, 26 and 29.

  • BJP responsible for COVID-19 surge in Bengal, will urge EC to prevent entry of outsiders during campaigning: Mamata Banerjee Apr 16, 2021 04:46 PM IST

    BJP responsible for COVID-19 surge in Bengal, will urge EC to prevent entry of outsiders during campaigning: Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata Banerjee, during a public meeting in Nadia district, said the BJP brought people from "worst-hit" states like Gujarat for erecting marquees for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's poll rallies.

  • Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights | Mahua Moitra accuses EC of ‘manslaughter’ for conducting 8-phase polls amid pandemic Apr 15, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights | Mahua Moitra accuses EC of ‘manslaughter’ for conducting 8-phase polls amid pandemic

    Assembly Election 2021 Highlights: Voting took place in a single phase in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on April 6, while voters in Assam cast their votes in three phases. The next phase of voting in West Bengal will happen on April 17. Catch the latest updates of the poll campaign here

  • EC faces toughest credibility test in West Bengal as TMC, BJP take a jab at its recent record Apr 13, 2021 11:26 AM IST

    EC faces toughest credibility test in West Bengal as TMC, BJP take a jab at its recent record

    Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool says the Election Commission is BJP's handmaiden. BJP says election body treating CM with kid-gloves with just 24-hour ban.

  • Mamata Banerjee "clean bowled", her entire team asked to leave field, says PM Modi Apr 12, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee "clean bowled", her entire team asked to leave field, says PM Modi

    The prime minister also launched a blistering attack on Mamata Banerjee, saying she did not care to express regret after a "leader very close to her" called Scheduled Castes "beggars".

  • West Bengal Assembly Elections: EC bans entry of politicians in violence-hit Cooch Behar for next 72 hours Apr 11, 2021 08:22 AM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Elections: EC bans entry of politicians in violence-hit Cooch Behar for next 72 hours

    The decision came after four people were killed in the district as central forces opened fire allegedly when they were attacked by locals who "attempted to snatch their rifles" during the fourth phase of voting on April 10

  • West Bengal polls: 4 killed as central forces open fire after coming under attack Apr 10, 2021 01:54 PM IST

    West Bengal polls: 4 killed as central forces open fire after coming under attack

    The incident took place in Sitalkuchi area when voting was underway, a senior district police officer said.

  • Month in a wheelchair, will direct attacks on Modi work for Mamata? Apr 10, 2021 09:40 AM IST

    Month in a wheelchair, will direct attacks on Modi work for Mamata?

    Politicians like Arvind Kejriwal have learnt it the hard way that attacking PM Narendra Modi personally, or making it a showdown with the prime minister, is counter-productive.

  • Polling begins for 44 seats in fourth phase of West Bengal elections Apr 10, 2021 08:23 AM IST

    Polling begins for 44 seats in fourth phase of West Bengal elections

    Voting is underway with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in nine seats in Howrah district, 11 in South 24 Parganas, five in Alipurduar, nine in Cooch Behar and 10 in Hooghly

  • Mamata Banerjee's fulminations against CAPF betrays frustration: Amit Shah Apr 09, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee's fulminations against CAPF betrays frustration: Amit Shah

    Amit Shah exuded confidence that the BJP will win anywhere between 63 and 68 seats where polling has been held in the first three phases. Polling is over in 91 of the state's 294 assembly constituencies in the three phases.

  • West Bengal Election 2021 | EC asks Suvendu Adhikari to explain 'mini-Pakistan' remark within 24 hours Apr 09, 2021 01:26 PM IST

    West Bengal Election 2021 | EC asks Suvendu Adhikari to explain 'mini-Pakistan' remark within 24 hours

    The notice was issued after the poll panel received a complaint from Kavita Krishnan of CPI-ML Central Committee.

  • Over 16 people arrested after alleged attack on Dilip Ghosh, EC seeks report within 24 hours Apr 08, 2021 02:38 PM IST

    Over 16 people arrested after alleged attack on Dilip Ghosh, EC seeks report within 24 hours

    Cooch Behar district will go to polls in the fourth phase of assembly elections on April 10.

  • Mamata Banerjee unlikely to attend meeting with PM Narendra Modi over COVID-19 situation: Report Apr 08, 2021 11:33 AM IST

    Mamata Banerjee unlikely to attend meeting with PM Narendra Modi over COVID-19 situation: Report

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called the April 8 meeting amid the rising COVID-19 cases in India.

  • Lottery Sambad Result April 8: 'Dear Bangabhumi Bhagirathi' lottery winners to be announced at 4 pm Apr 08, 2021 07:51 AM IST

    Lottery Sambad Result April 8: 'Dear Bangabhumi Bhagirathi' lottery winners to be announced at 4 pm

    Lottery Sambad Result: The first prize winner of the 'Dear Bangabhumi Bhagirathi' lottery will take home Rs 50 lakh.

  • BJP men forcibly occupying booths, attacking TMC activists and candidates: Mamata Banerjee Apr 06, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    BJP men forcibly occupying booths, attacking TMC activists and candidates: Mamata Banerjee

    Addressing a public meeting in Alipurduar district, the TMC supremo said her party's nominee in Arambagh, Sujata Mondal, was chased and hit on head near a polling booth by saffron party workers.

  • West Bengal Election 2021: VVPATs, EVMs found in TMC leader's house; BJP calls for 'full inquiry' Apr 06, 2021 11:41 AM IST

    West Bengal Election 2021: VVPATs, EVMs found in TMC leader's house; BJP calls for 'full inquiry'

    BJP candidate Chiran Bera alleged that the incident was part of TMC's plan to rig the election, a charge denied by the ruling party.

  • 5.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Sikkim, impact felt in neighbouring states Apr 05, 2021 10:10 PM IST

    5.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Sikkim, impact felt in neighbouring states

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation by speaking to the chief ministers of Bihar, Sikkim and Assam, Government of India sources claimed.

  • West Bengal Election 2021: No NRC in WB if BJP comes to power, says Kailash Vijayvargiya Apr 05, 2021 09:04 AM IST

    West Bengal Election 2021: No NRC in WB if BJP comes to power, says Kailash Vijayvargiya

    Contending that Mamata Banerjee's "foolish claims" will yield no result, Kailash Vijayvargiya said the TMC, sensing defeat, is levelling absurd allegations against the saffron party.

  • West Bengal Election 2021: 26% candidates in Phase 3 of WB polls have criminal records, 16% crorepati Apr 05, 2021 08:44 AM IST

    West Bengal Election 2021: 26% candidates in Phase 3 of WB polls have criminal records, 16% crorepati

    There are 43 candidates contesting the third phase of West Bengal Assembly election, who have declared serious criminal cases against themselves

  • Is he god or superhuman: Mamata takes swipe at PM Modi for predicting BJP victory in assembly polls Apr 04, 2021 08:25 PM IST

    Is he god or superhuman: Mamata takes swipe at PM Modi for predicting BJP victory in assembly polls

    Terming the BJP's lotus symbol as 'a rotten flower', Banerjee said that the saffron party is trying to divide Bengal on communal lines for garnering votes.

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