Shah reviving CAA to hide failure of not fulfiling poll promise: CPI(M)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah was reviving the issue of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to hide the BJP‘s failure to give credence to its pre-poll promise of implementing it, the CPI(M) claimed on Friday. CPI(M) central committee member Sujan Chakraborty claimed that Shah’s reiteration that CAA will be implemented in West Bengal was … Read more

Bengal scene better than UP’s, will show path to nation: Mamata Banerjee

Claiming that Bengal will show the path to India in the coming days, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday criticised the BJP-ruled Central government for its ‘divide-and-rule’ policy. Banerjee attacked Amit Shah for his comments about Bengal’s law & order situation recently, saying Bengal is better than other states. “In Uttar Pradesh, the … Read more

Heatwave sweeps India: Yellow alert in Delhi, mercury to hit 46 Degrees; No respite for Bihar, Bengal & Maharashtra – 5 Facts

Be it local conditions or the ever-worsening climate crisis, India is witnessing one of the hottest April this year. From the National Capital Delhi to Maharashtra, heatwave is sweeping the country with regions witnessing sharp increase in weather-related diseases. This year, India experienced its first episode of heatwave in March when the temperature rose sharply … Read more

Covid-19: Bengal to roll out vaccination drive for 12-14 age group from March 21

The health department also said precautionary doses would now be provided to all people above 60 years of age. The West Bengal government will roll out the inoculation drive for children in the 12-14 years age group from March 21 even though the programme was launched across the country on Wednesday, an official said. The … Read more

West Bengal: Mohammed Salim is named CPM state secretary

The Bengal CPM has constituted a new state committee with Mohammed Salim as state secretary — the first minority community member to hold the post after CPI’s split in 1964. In a major reshuffle, CPM state secretary and former health minister Surya Kanta Mishra, Mridul De and former MLA Rabin Deb have been replaced in … Read more

Congress man among two councillors killed in Bengal

Two newly-elected councillors, including a Congress councillor from Purulia’s Jhalda, have been shot dead at point blank range, ahead of the formation of the municipal civic boards. Elections were held to 108 civic bodies across the state recently in which the Trinamool Congress had recorded a landslide victory. The alleged murders have created a furore … Read more

Adityanath’s attempt to polarise people of UP will fail: Non-BJP parties on reference to Kashmir, Kerala, Bengal

Non-BJP political parties in West Bengal on Thursday asserted that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath‘s “attempt to polarise people of his state” will fail, after he made references to Kerala, Kashmir and the eastern state “in a negative way” while seeking votes for the saffron party. Appealing to people to vote for BJP, Adityanath, … Read more

Election Commission reschedules polls to 4 municipal corporations in Bengal to Feb 12 amid rising Covid cases

The West Bengal Election Commission on Saturday postponed polls to four municipal corporations by three weeks to February 12 in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases. According to a notification issued by the SEC, polls to Siliguri Municipal Corporation, Chandernagore Municipal Corporation, Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation and Asansol Municipal Corporation would now be held on February … Read more

Mamata Banerjee expresses concern about BSF activities in West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed concern about the increase of BSF’s jurisdiction from 15km to 50 Km and said that the BSF officials often enter the villages without informing state police in the bordering districts like Dinajpur, Malda and Murshidabad. “Sometimes the BSF enters the villages and there are certain allegations of torture … Read more