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Farm laws repealed, celebration erupts among farmers, Opposition parties

New Delhi: Celebrations erupted following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on Friday morning that the three controversial farm laws would be repealed. At Ghazipur and Singhu borders, farmers were seen bursting crackers, dancing and distributing jalebi. Alongside, political leaders posted congratulatory messages for farmers on social media. In a tweet in Hindi,...

Won’t tolerate bullying by Delhi, says Mamata Banerjee in Goa

Panaji: The bullying by Delhi (Central government) will not be tolerated, said West Bengal Chief Minister and All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) chief Mamata Banerjee in Goa on Thursday. She was addressing a gathering of party workers at International Centre in Dona Paula in the coastal state where she is on a three-day tour. In...

Nafisa Ali joins Trinamool Congress in Goa ahead of 2022 Assembly polls

Panaji: Bollywood actress Nafisa Ali joined the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress in Goa on Friday. Along with her, Mrinalini Deshprabhu, too, joined the party. They are the latest to join the party in recent times. Recently, BJP MP and former singer Babul Supriyo and MLA Krishna Kalyani joined TMC in West Bengal. Nafisa Ali, who...

No stay on Bhabanipur by-polls, says Calcutta HC

Kolkata: The Bhabanipur by-election in West Bengal will be held as per schedule on September 30. The Calcutta High Court has refused to stay the by-elections which will see BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal taking on WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The HC’s order was in response to a PIL challenging the decision of the Election Commission...

West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar gets Z security

Sukanta Majumdar took over as West Bengal BJP president last week, replacing Dilip Ghosh Kolkata: The Centre has approved Z category security for Sukanta Majumdar, the president of West Bengal BJP. The CISF reportedly received orders from the Ministry of Home Affairs to provide Z security to him. Sukanta Majumdar replaced Dilip Ghosh as the...

Want Mamata Banerjee to become PM in 2024, says BJP turncoat Babul Supriyo

BJP turncoat Babul Supriyo has said he wants TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee to become the prime minister in 2024, asserting that she is among the frontrunners for the top post in the 2024 general elections. Notably, Babul Supriyo’s statement comes within days of joining the TMC. Babul Supriyo said, “I want the captain of our...

Mamata Banerjee’s Bhabanipur bypoll nomination papers flawed, claims BJP

The BJP has filed a poll complaint against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for failing to disclose five FIRs lodged against her in her nomination papers for the Bhabanipur bypoll. The Trinamool Congress (TMC), however, has refuted the allegations. Notably, the September 30 bypoll is crucial for Mamata Banerjee to stay as CM of...

It’s official! BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal to challenge Mamata Banerejee in Bhabanipur

Priyanka Tibrewal had joined BJP in August 2014 Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday announced lawyer Priyanka Tibrewal as its candidate for the Bhabanipur by-elections on September 30. She will be pitted against West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee. The decision to field her was taken by the central election...

PM Modi, President Kovind extends wishes to people on Janmashtami

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Cabinet ministers and chief ministers were among a host of people who greeted people on the occasion of Janmashtami on Monday. Notably, PM Modi had been vocal about the need and importance of celebrating festivals while abiding by the COVID-19 guidelines in his radio address—Mann Ki Baat—...

CBI files 7 more FIRs in Bengal post-poll violence, tally touches 28

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday registered seven more FIRs in connection with post-poll violence in West Bengal. With this, the total number of FIRs in poll violence-related incidents has reached 28. On Saturday, the central agency had filed 10 more cases in connection with the post-poll violence incidents. More FIRs are likely...

Mamata Banerjee to extend support to caste census if all political parties reach consensus

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her government will support a countrywide caste-based census, provided all political parties reach a consensus on the issue. She also clarified that she does not have a problem in accepting a caste-based census. Notably, Banerjee’s assurance came after a 10-party delegation from Bihar led by Chief Minister Nitish...

Bengal govt to move SC against HC’s order for a CBI probe into post-poll violence

The West Bengal government is likely to approach the Supreme Court after the Calcutta High Court ordered a CBI probe in the alleged murder and rape cases linked to the post-poll violence. The high court has also ordered an SIT probe into the other offences linked to the violence that erupted after the Assembly poll...