Kolkata book fair postponed by a month, to be held in February-March

The decision was made after consultation with the state government, President of Publishers and Book Sellers Guild Tridib Chatterjee told PTI. The International Kolkata Book Fair was postponed by a month due to a surge in Covid-19 cases and municipal election, and now it will start from February 28, the organiser said on Monday. The … Read more

Demand for relaxing partial lockdown measures in tourism sector in Bengal

The travel restriction announced by the government to contain the spread of the disease in the state has severely impacted the state’s tourism industry, they said. Trade bodies in West Bengal are pressing for relaxation of the partial lockdown measures clamped by the government on the job intensive tourism sector and have demanded its relaxation. … Read more

A dormant Congress is fuelling new opposition ambitions

For the opposition parties, 2021 presented a mixed basket in their fight against the dominance of the Modi-led BJP and NDA. But, for the main opposition party, the Congress, it was just an extended phase for grappling with its existential crises. Yet, 2021 also witnessed efforts from within the opposition to challenge the Congress‘ claim … Read more

Covid-19: Fresh curbs may be imposed after reviewing situation, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says

Banerjee, during an administrative review meeting at Sagar Island, asked officials concerned to review the overall pandemic situation in the state. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hinted at bringing back Covid curbs in the state amid the threat of a possible third wave of the pandemic looming large, including shutting down educational … Read more

KMC elections: Suvendu Adhikari alleges TMC looted votes, demands repolling

Hours after voting for Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls concluded, Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Sunday alleged Trinamool Congress (TMC) looted the votes and demanded that this election should be declared null and void. The BJP leader also alleged that many BJP agents were beaten up during polls … Read more

NCP files disqualification plea against Goa MLA after he merges party’s legislature wing with TMC

The NCP on Tuesday filed a disqualification petition before Goa Assembly Speaker against MLA Churchill Alemao, a day after he claimed to have merged the party’s legislature wing with the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC). Alemao (72), the former chief minister, on Monday gave a letter to Speaker Rajesh Patnekar informing him that he has … Read more

TMC will win Goa polls; those who want to defeat BJP, it’s up to them to support us: Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee on Monday raised the “Khel Jatlo” slogan while exuding confidence that her party will win the forthcoming Goa Assembly elections, and said if anyone wants to defeat the BJP in the coastal state, it is up to them to support her party. Terming Goa as a “cute, beautiful and very … Read more

Mamata Banerjee arrives in Goa for two-day visit

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday arrived in Goa for a two-day visit to the state, where Assembly elections are due early next year. This is her second visit to the coastal state in less than two months. The West Bengal chief minister had last visited Goa, where her party has announced to … Read more

No alliance with TMC for Goa polls: Aam Aadmi Party

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said it will not have an alliance with the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the forthcoming Goa Assembly elections. The AAP is determined to provide a fresh alternative to Goa with good candidates and form an honest and corruption- free government, the party’s Goa desk in-charge Atishi … Read more