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All 77 BJP MLAs in Bengal get central security cover

Following the post-poll violence and the potential threat to the 77 BJP MLAs in West Bengal, the Union home ministry has decided to provide all of them with a security cover of central paramilitary forces. The BJP legislators will be provided security by armed personnel of the CRPF and CISF. The security has been approved...

Nirmala Sitharaman explains rationale behind taxes on COVID medicines, medical equipment

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has responded to the demand raised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to waive off taxes on medicines and equipment required for COVID-19 treatment. She said that a full exemption from Goods and Services Tax (GST) will make the medicines and equipment more expensive for the end-users. Sitharaman explained...

Bengal: Union minister’s convoy attacked, BJP & TMC blame each other for violence

The post-poll violence in Bengal that has already claimed several lives seems to be taking an ugly turn every day. On Thursday, a Union minister’s car was attacked by goons, allegedly of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), in West Midnapore. Notably, a video of the attack on Union minister V Muraleedharan shows a group of...

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as Bengal CM third time in a row

Following a thumping victory of the Trinamool Congress, the party supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday took oath as the chief minister of West Bengal third time in a row. As of now, she is the only woman chief minister in India. The small ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic took place at the Throne Room...

Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account permanently suspended for spreading hate

Controversial actor Kangana Ranaut has been permanently banned by microblogging website Twitter after she posted a tweet related to the post-poll violence in West Bengal. The actor’s account has been permanently suspended by Twitter for violating its policy and for hateful conduct and abusive behaviour. While there is no clarity on which tweet of the...

Mamata Banerjee to take oath as Bengal CM on May 5

After registering a thumping victory against the BJP, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will take oath as West Bengal’s chief minister for the third time in a row on May 5. The firebrand leader will be meeting West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at 7 pm and stake claim to form the government. Following the counting...

Nandigram: Suvendu Adhikari wins; PM Modi congratulates Mamata for TMC’s victory

Trinamool Congress on Sunday registered a thumping victory against the BJP in the West Bengal Assembly election, but its supremo Mamata Banerjee lost the Nandigram seat to BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari in a neck-to-neck contest. Banerjee said that she accepts the verdict in Nandigram and termed it as “not a big deal” while clarifying that she...

Mamata Banerjee wins Nandigram, defeats BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has won the Nandigram seat by 1,200 votes by defeating BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari who fought a fierce battle against the incumbent chief minister. It was a neck-to-neck fight between the two, but eventually, Mamata emerged victoriously. Not just Mamata Banerjee, but her party too secured a robust victory against...

West Bengal: Trends shocker for “confident” BJP as TMC dominates

The BJP which was confident of winning 200 seats in West Bengal is left in tatters, at least in the early trends, as the party so far is not even able to go past the 90-mark. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on the other hand is dominating. The Mamta Banerjee-led party has crossed the 200-mark out...

Mamata Banerjee cancels poll campaign in Kolkata as COVID cases surge

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee will not campaign in Kolkata anymore except for a symbolic meeting on the last day of campaigning. Also, the veteran politician has curtailed the duration of all her poll rallies in the districts which are now confined to just half an hour. The announcement was made by TMC MP...

Mamata says ‘outsiders’ brought by BJP contributed to surge in COVID-19 cases in Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday criticised the BJP for the COVID-19 situation in the country and alleged that the saffron party has aided to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state by bringing a large number of “outsiders” to campaign for it. Notably, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress is fighting a...

EC imposes 48-hour campaign ban on BJP leader Rahul Sinha in Bengal

After imposing a 24-hour campaign ban on Mamata Banerjee, the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday imposed a 48-hour campaign ban on BJP’s candidate from West Bengal’s Habra Assembly constituency, Rahul Sinha. The BJP leader has been banned from campaigning for his provocative statements on Sitalkuchi incident whereby four people were killed in firing at a...