Hindus anywhere in world have every right to come to India when faced with problems: Assam CM

Every Hindu living anywhere in the world has the right to come to India when he faces problems in that place, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday. Attacking the Congress, Sarma also said that most of the problems the country has been facing are because of only “one family”. “Every Hindu living … Read more

Calcutta High Court dismisses the petition questioning Bhabanipur by-election

Dismissing a petition questioning the by-election to the Bhabanipur assembly seat, the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday ordered that the poll will be held as scheduled on September 30. However, the court admonished the chief secretary for behaving as a “servant of the political party in power rather than a public servant.” A division bench … Read more

BJP lost in the assembly polls due to overconfidence: Suvendu Adhikari

Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari challenged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying she will not be able to win the Nandigram seat despite moving court and even if recounting is done. He also said the complacency about victory led to failure of BJP in the recently concluded state assembly polls. … Read more

Justice Kausik Chanda recuses himself from hearing Mamata’s poll plea against Suvendu

Justice Kausik Chanda of the Calcutta High Court Wednesday recused himself from hearing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee‘s petition challenging the election of Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram. Justice Chanda had on June 24 reserved order on Banerjee’s application that the judge recuses himself from hearing her election petition apprehending bias on his part. Justice … Read more

Civic elections after assembly bypolls: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday that the state government will conduct municipal polls in Bengal after the completion of the by-elections to seven assembly seats. “I am ready to conduct municipal polls once the bypolls are completed. There are by-polls due in seven seats,” Mamata Banerjee said at state secretariat Nabanna. … Read more

Mamata Banerjee, chief secy insulted PM Modi by not attending cyclone review meeting: Suvendu Adhikari

Leader of the opposition in West Bengal Chief Minister Suvendu Adhikari on Saturday alleged that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the chief secretary have insulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi by not attending a meeting chaired by him to discuss the ravages caused by Cyclone Yaas. Banerjee did not attend the meeting but entered the room … Read more

WB bypolls: Mamata Banerjee likely to contest from Bhabanipur constituency, sitting MLA to vacate seat

West Bengal minister and veteran TMC leader Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay is all set to vacate the Bhabanipur assembly seat on Friday as party supremo Mamata Banerjee is likely to contest bypoll from the constituency, party sources said. Banerjee, who lost the recently concluded elections from Nandigram, needs to get re-elected to the assembly within six months … Read more

Trinamool demands recount in Nandigram

The Trinamool Congress has demanded recounting in Nandigram constituency from which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had stood, alleging a number of illegalities in the vote counting process. According to unofficial sources Banerjee lost the Nandigram assembly elections to BJP candidate and her former lieutenant Suvendu Adhikari by around 1,700 votes. However, Election Commission could not … Read more

EC lets off BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari with a light rap for ‘mini-Pakistan’ remark

The Election Commission has let off BJP candidate from West Bengal’s Nandigram Suvendu Adhikari with a light rap for his “mini-Pakistan” remark made at a public meeting last month. In an order issued on Monday night, the poll panel warned Adhikari and said it “advises him to desist from using such statement while making public … Read more

SC refuses to entertain plea for probe into alleged attack on Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram

The Supreme Court Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking direction for investigation by an independent probe agency like the CBI into the March 10 incident where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had sustained leg injury after an alleged attack on her in Nandigram. “You go to the Calcutta High Court,” a bench headed … Read more