Chaos in Bengal assembly over reduction in liquor prices, BJP MLAs walk out

BJP MLAs staged a walkout in the West Bengal assembly on Wednesday after Speaker Biman Banerjee refused to admit a series of adjournment motions moved by the opposition parties over a host of issues, including the reduction in duty on liquor while ignoring taxes on fuel. Reading out one of the adjournment motions, BJP’s Asansol … Read more

Ex-Goa CM Faleiro is AITC candidate for Rajya Sabha seat bypoll in Bengal

The Trinamool Congress will field Luizinho Faleiro, the former Goa chief minister who joined the party a month and half ago, as its candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha bypoll in Bengal. Faleiro will also be Trinamool’s face in the Goa assembly elections next year, party leaders said. Bengal’s ruling party is trying to get … Read more

Role rejig in West Bengal BJP after national conclave

Organisational changes are likely in the West Bengal BJP which will be decided at a high-level meeting soon in Delhi in the presence of the party’s national President JP Nadda, said people aware of the matter. Several new faces will be inducted to the state committee and changes will be made to the existing district … Read more

Central government hatched conspiracies to remove TMC from power in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday alleged that the central government hatched conspiracies to remove TMC from power since the start of the elections. Banerjee’s remarks came a short while before the election commission announced her massive victory in the Bhabanipur Assembly constituency. “Since the elections started in West Bengal, … Read more

‘First-ever’ lung transplantation in West Bengal – ET HealthWorld

Kolkata: West Bengal is set to witness its first lung transplantation after doctors at a private hospital here managed to get the vital organ from a brain-dead patient in Gujarat. The recipient is a senior citizen who was admitted to the facility for over three months, an official said. The surgery started on Monday night … Read more

Will rectify mistakes, fight against ‘Talibanisation’ of Bengal: New state BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar

Newly appointed West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar on Tuesday vowed to fight against the “Talibanisation of the state” and asserted that the party would rectify its mistakes and emerge victorious in days to come. Refusing to attach much importance to the series of defections plaguing the saffron camp in the last few months, Majumdar … Read more

Bhabanipur bypoll: BJP still deciding candidate to field against Mamata Banerjee

The BJP leadership is in the process of selecting a candidate to field against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a day after the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the by-election date for Bhabanipur. The names of possible candidates doing the rounds are actor-turned politician Rudranil Ghosh, former governor Tathagata Roy and Dr Anirban Ganguly. In … Read more

Coronavirus Live Updates: Get ready for ‘Maha Lockdown’, says minister; DCGI gives nod to Sputnik V Covid vaccine

India has more than 12 lakh active cases at the present. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh) Coronavirus India Lockdown LIVE tracker, Covid Live updates: The ugly reality of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has hit home as India overtook Brazil to become the second worst-hit nation in the world. India has arrived at … Read more

Bengal hospitality sector gets a boost in election season

Election season in West Bengal is contributing to the revival of the states hospitality sector which has been limping in the post-lockdown era and attempting to regain the vibrancy, an official said. There has been traction in hotel bookings due to election-related travel by political party leaders and members of the media in West Bengal, … Read more