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  • TMC will not leave an inch to any opposition nominee: Mamata Banerjee 14 hours 33 minutes ago

    Trinamool Congress supremoMamata Banerjee on Sunday asserted that her party would not leavean inch to any opposition candidate in any seat, includingJangipur Lok Sabha constituency where President PranabMukherjee's son Abhijit is the Congress candidate. "BJP, Congress and CPI(M) are playing got-up matches. Butwe are not into any such game," she...
  • Bengal women are worst sufferers, says Rahul Gandhi Yesterday

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in the state saying that the women in Bengal were the worst sufferers despite having a lady chief minister. "Women in Bengal are the worst sufferers in the whole country though the state...
  • Mamata government saving those involved in Saradha scam: Rahul Yesterday

    Malda: Hitting hard on the Mamata Banerjee government on the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam, Rahul Gandhi today accused it of not taking action against those involved and instead trying to save them. "The government here has not done anything for two years. 20 lakh people have been affected (by the...
  • West Bengal: CPM worker allegedly beaten to death by TMC workers Yesterday

    Kolkata: A CPI(M) worker has succumbed to his injuries after he was allegedly beaten up by Trinamool Congress workers In Birbhum in West Bengal. The incident took place in the Siuri police station area on Friday. The victim Seikh Hiralal, a 40-year old farmer, was reportedly beaten up in full...
  • WB: Narrow escape for Mamata as fire breaks out in her hotel 3 days ago

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday had a narrow escape after a fire broke out in a hotel room she was staying in Malda district while she was campaigning for the April 24 Lok Sabha poll. The police said that at around 6.40 pm the AC in the...
  • WB: EC seeks report over Left's complain against TMC in Cooch Behar 3 days ago

    The Election Commission has sought a report from the returning officer of Cooch Behar parliamentary seat, where polling is on in the first phase in West Bengal on Thursday, following complaints by Forward Bloc candidate, Dipak Kumar Roy. Roy has submitted several complaints to Returning Officer Mohan Gandhi of booth...
  • WB: CPM alleges attack by TMC in Coochbehar 3 days ago

    Left parties have alleged attack on its party workers by Trinamool Congress in the district, where polling is on in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Thursday. CPM, in a complaint to the to the election commission authorities alleged that one of its party worker...
  • Being President's son always puts pressure to perform, says Abhijit Mukherjee 3 days ago

    Being son of a president always puts added pressure on him to perform as a public representative and carrying on the work started by his father is the biggest challenge ahead, Congress candidate from Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee has said. "Being the son of a stalwart like Pranab Mukherjee is always...
  • Gorkhaland will not be an issue this election: Baichung Bhutia 3 days ago

    Trinamool Congress candidate Baichung Bhutia who is making a political debut this Lok Sabha elections say Gorkhaland will not be an issue in his constituency Darjeeling. ...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 72 per cent polling recorded till 4 pm in West Bengal 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Nearly 79 per cent votes were cast at the close of polling on Thursday in the first of the five-phase Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, which will determine the electoral fate of 47 candidates. "On an average 78.89 per cent of the 60,33,310 voters cast their votes in...
  • Campaign ends for first phase of LS polls in West Bengal 5 days ago

    Campaign for four seats in the first phase of five-phase Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal ended on Tuesday with the Darjeeling constituency grabbing the limelight as one of the most closely fought constituencies in the state. Apart from Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Alipurduars constituencies would go for elections...
  • Modi becoming PM is fantasy, says Mamata Banerjee 5 days ago

    Narendra Modi becoming Prime Minister is a "fantasy", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said while dismissing any comparisons with her state and Gujarat as a comparison between a rich, privileged child and an undernourished, neglected one. The Trinamool Congress chief also said that a Federal Front government...
  • Buddhadeb should have imprisoned Left leaders: TMC 6 days ago

    Trinamool Congress on Monday hit back at former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for his remark that had he been the CM, TMC leader Anubrata Mandal had been in jail and said if that was so then many CPI(M) leaders should have been imprisoned during his tenure. "Buddhadeb and...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Jeep crisis hits candidates on campaign 6 days ago

    At the height of the poll season, candidates of various political parties have been hit by a shortage of open-hood jeeps which is a favourite campaign vehicle to criss-cross muddy paths and uneven terrain. President of BJP's Bengal unit Rahul Sinha says campaigning in open-hood jeeps is of great help...
  • 'Faces of Gujarat riots' to campaign against communalism 1 week ago

    Dubbed "faces of Gujarat riots", Qutubuddin Ansari and Ashok Mochi have entered India's collective consciousness through their photos. One was the face of raw communal frenzy and the other of helplessness, begging for mercy. The pictures of a frightened Ansari begging for mercy from his attackers with tears rolling down...
  • No bifurcation of Darjeeling Hills, says Mamata Banerjee 1 week ago

    Asserting that the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal will not allow any division of Darjeeling, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it is bringing in development in the hills with special packages. "We will not allow any division of the Hills," Banerjee reiterated at a poll rally here,...
  • Polling hours reduced in Bengal's Maoist-hit areas April 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Polling will end two hours early in six assembly segments of two Lok Sabha constituencies in Maoist-affected areas of West Bengal, an Election Commission official said on Saturday. In a bid to prevent any untoward incident in the Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) hit areas, the six segments located in Jhargram...
  • Mamata lashes out at Modi, says the face of communal riots cannot become the PM April 12, 2014

    Continuing to keep Narendra Modi in the crosshairs, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday alleged that the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate 'with the face of riots and blood of riots' could not become the PM. "I tell them that with the face of riots and blood of riots one...
  • Babul Supriyo alleges heckling by TMC-backed miscreants April 12, 2014

    Ranigunj: Bollywood singer Babul Supriyo on Saturday alleged that he was heckled by Trinamool Congress backed miscreants when he was participating in a roadshow at Raniganj in Burdwan district on Saturday. The singer, who is contesting on a BJP ticket from Asansol Lok Sabha seat, alleged that the miscreants abused...
  • FIR filed against Congress' Bengal chief in murder case April 10, 2014

    A first information report (FIR) has been filed against West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in connection with the murder of a Trinamool Congress supporter in the state's Murshidabad district, police said on Thursday. "The FIR was filed late Wednesday night in connection with the murder of Badal Sheikh....
  • Calcutta HC expresses anguish over Mamata sharing dais with murder accused April 10, 2014

    The Calcutta High Court on Thursday expressed anguish over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's sharing dais with a Trinamool Congress leader accused in a murder case and directed the DGP to appear before it to clarify why action was not taken against him so far. Showing Thursday's newspapers to...
  • Modi advertising himself as PM candidate, claims TMC April 10, 2014

    Trinamool Congress on Thursday slammed Narendra Modi for his attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying he was "advertising" himself as a PM candidate, but the people would not allow such a "nightmare". "Modi advertising himself as PM candidate. Wishful thinking. PM is decided by party with 273...
  • Prepared to die, but won't allow division of Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee April 9, 2014

    A day after BJP promised to sympathetically consider the pending demands of Gorkhas, including Gorkhaland, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday reiterated that she would not allow division of the state and was prepared to die for it. "You saw how Congress and BJP joined hands and bifurcated...
  • Give fitting reply to Delhi 'conspiracy', Mamata says voters April 9, 2014

    A day after she climbed down from her belligerence against the Election Commission agreeing to transfer seven top officials as directed, Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged voters to give a "fitting reply" to the "conspiracy by Delhi" by electing TMC candidates in all 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal....
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar against coalition government April 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Virtually criticising Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's idea of a federal front, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Tuesday said any coalition government would not be good for the nation. "When there is a coalition government, the partners waste time in fighting among themselves and it leaves no...
  • Mamata Banerjee vows not to let Naxals revisit Jangalmahal April 8, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused CPM and Congress of trying to bring back Maoist violence in Jangalmahal region and vowed she will not allow the Naxals to return to the area. Banerjee, while addressing a public meeting at Kotshila in Purulia district bordering Jharkhand, highlighted the...
  • EC directive to West Bengal government not proper: Firhad Hakim April 8, 2014

    TMC leader Firhad Hakim said the directive given to the West Bengal government by the Election Commission was not proper. He went on to say that the state government respected the EC and the commission should also respect the government. The TMC leader's statement came after the EC ordered the...
  • EC deadline to Mamata, says transfer officials by 2:30 pm today April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has asked the Mamata Bannerjee government in West Bengal to comply with its orders and transfer the six officers in the state by 2:30 pm on Tuesday. According to sources, the EC has warned the state government that it has powers to cancel elections in...
  • TMC to woo voters with 'Didi Direct', blogs by IIM grads April 6, 2014

    With all major political parties using the social media to woo voters, the Trinamool Congress is bolstering its Internet presence by introducing 'Didi Direct' section on its website and getting IIM graduates to write blogs for the party to make the most of it. "Didi Direct, a new section on...
  • WB: GNLF to support TMC candidate Baichung Bhutia in Darjeeling April 4, 2014

    The Gorkha National Liberation Front of Subash Ghising on Friday declared its support for Trinamool Congress candidate for the Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency Baichung Bhutia. Making the announcement after a GNLF central committee meeting here, spokesman Dhiren Lama said the hill body has also appealed to the central and the...