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West Bengal govt to appoint 32,000 teachers for classes 1 to 8 by March 2022

Often criticised for lack of employment opportunities in Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that her government will appoint over 32,000 teachers for upper primary and primary levels by March 2022. According to the announcement, the appointment process for 24,500 positions in primary and upper primary levels will be completed before Durga Puja...

Ghar Wapsi: Mukul Roy dumps BJP to return to TMC with son Shubhranshu

In a major blow for the BJP, the saffron party’s first import from the Trinamool Congress in Bengal and its national vice president, Mukul Roy, on Friday returned to TMC ending weeks of speculations. His son, Shubhranshu, also returned to TMC. He was felicitated by TMC MP and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee at the...

FIR registered against BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, brother in Bengal for stealing relief material

The West Bengal Police has registered a case against BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari and his brother for allegedly stealing relief material worth several lakhs from a municipality office in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district. The case was registered in the Kanthi police station against the duo following a complaint by Ratnadip Manna, a member of...

Reverse Migration: TMC defectors who joined BJP queuing up to return

In yet another embarrassment for the BJP that failed to clinch power from Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal, several leaders of the saffron party who left the Trinamool Congress to join BJP are again queuing up to rejoin TMC. Notably, before the polls, these TMC turncoats, including MLAs and MPs, made a beeline to join...

West Bengal chief secretary retires amid tussle with Centre, to work as Mamata’s chief advisor

As the tussle with the Centre over chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay aggravates, Mamata Banerjee on Monday evening surprised everyone when she announced that Bandyopadhyay has retired on Monday. If that was not enough, she immediately added that the bureaucrat will be working as the chief advisor to the CM for the next three years. Mamata...

Bengal: Mamata refuses to release chief secretary despite Centre’s “unilateral” order

Even as the elections are over, the tussle between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the BJP-led Union government continues. Banerjee is now miffed with the Centre for issuing a unilateral order asking Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay to report to the Union government. Banerjee wrote a long letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

PM-Bengal CM row continues: Mamata Banerjee hits back, says don’t insult me like this

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday countered the narrative ‘spread by the BJP’ after the controversy over her absence at the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the damage from Cyclone Yaas. She accused the PMO of feeding “fake, one-sided, partisan news” to the media. At a news conference to set...

Unending Tussle: Mamata skips review meet with PM Modi on impact of cyclone Yaas

While the West Bengal elections are over, the clash between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continues. Banerjee made PM Modi wait for 30 minutes for a review meeting on the impact of cyclone Yaas on the state. Banerjee, after arriving late for the meeting, handed over papers related to...

Non-BJP ruled states want GST exemption on COVID vaccines

Ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council meeting on Friday, non-BJP ruled states held a virtual meeting on the issue of taxation on COVID-19 vaccines. The states decided to ask the Centre for zero taxation on COVID vaccines. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who also holds the finance portfolio, deputed urban development minister,...

Mamata Banerjee to contest bypoll from Bhowanipore

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is all set to contest the Assembly bypoll from Bhowanipore—a seat that she sacrificed to contest against TMC turncoat Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram which eventually resulted in her defeat. Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Shobhandeb Chatterjee, who won the poll from Bhowanipore, has resigned from the Assembly to make way...

Suvendu Adhikari criticises Mamata Banerjee for “politicising meeting with PM Modi”

BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Thursday launched an attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleging that she is trying to politicise the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He alleged that Mamata did not attend any of the meetings held in the past by the prime minister for COVID control. Adhikari, who defeated...

Bengal CM, minister trying to terrorise CBI in Narada case, probe agency tells HC

The CBI during a hearing in Calcutta High Court on Wednesday made West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, law minister Malay Ghatak and TMC leader Kalyan Banerjee a party to the Narada bribery case. Notably, the CBI has sought a transfer of the Narada case outside Bengal. It also asked that the TMC leaders—Subrata Mukherjee,...