Gujarat Exclusive >

West Bengal

CBI arrests Bengal ministers in Narada scam, TMC says procedure not followed

The clash between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Centre is all set to intensify with the arrest of two Bengal ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee by the CBI in connection with the Narada bribery case. Also, TMC MLA Madan Mitra has been also arrested by the CBI in the case. The arrests infuriated...

BREAKING: West Bengal announces 15-day lockdown from May 16

West Bengal that is battling a surge in COVID cases since the assembly elections have announced a lockdown for the next 15 days from May 16 onwards. The state recorded its single-day highest spike of 20,846 fresh COVID cases and has a total of 10,94,802. It reported 136 more deaths taking the total fatality to 12,993...

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...

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...

Candidates require negative COVID report, vaccination certificate to enter counting centres: EC

The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday announced that candidates will not be allowed inside vote counting centres on May 2 without a negative COVID report or a certificate of having taken both the doses of any COVID-19 vaccine. Notably, the Assembly election results of five states—West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry—are going to...

PM Modi releases Rs 18,000 cr under PM-Kisan scheme, attacks Opposition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released the Rs 18,000 crore installment of PM-Kisan scheme to 9 crore farmers of the country. He also took the opportunity to attack the West Bengal government saying that the Central government schemes for the benefit of farmers have not been implemented by Mamata Banerjee. Notably, the Assembly election...

JP Nadda, Kailash Vijayvargiya’s convoy attacked in Bengal

In an incident that poses serious questions on the law and order situation in West Bengal, the convoy of BJP leaders JP Nadda and Kailash Vijayvargiya was attacked on Thursday. The vehicles of the BJP leaders were targeted when they were on their way to Diamond Harbour for meeting BJP workers ahead of the Assembly...

State govt’s consent mandatory for CBI probe: SC

The Supreme Court has said that the consent of the state government is mandatory for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe. It added that the Union government cannot extend the jurisdiction of the central agency without approval from the state government. The Supreme Court verdict assumes importance, especially when eight non-BJP ruled states have...

Flights from Ahmedabad, 5 other cities to Kolkata cancelled from July 6-19

The Kolkata airport authorities on Saturday announced that flights from six cities—Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Chennai and Pune—will not land in Kolkata for two weeks starting Monday. The move has been taken upon a request by the West Bengal government that has stepped up measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The Civil Aviation Ministry agreed...

BJP MP tests positive for COVID-19

West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Locket Chatterjee said on Friday that she has tested positive for coronavirus. Informing about her COVID-19 test result on Friday, the MP tweeted, “I have tested positive for COVID-19 this morning, having mild fever and was in self-isolation for the past one week. I will keep everyone posted....

Bengal: Video of decomposed bodies being loaded into van in Kolkata rakes controversy

A video showing decomposed bodies, allegedly of COVID-19 victims, being loaded into a van by Kolkata’s civic body in daylight for cremation went viral on social media on Thursday, but authorities termed it “fake”. The video also showed protests by locals at Garia, a suburb in the southern fringes of the city where the incident...

Need to make coronavirus crisis a turning point for India: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the coronavirus crisis must become a turning point for the country and reinforce the mission for Atma Nirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India). Addressing business leaders of Bengal, PM Modi also said it was possible for “People, Planet and Profit” to co-exist and flourish together. “Our country has gone through...