Banerjee won the Bhabanipur by-poll with a record margin of 58,835 votes. She needed to win the election to retain the chief minister's chair
The Union home ministry earlier Wednesday slapped a show-cause notice on Bandyopadhyay for abstaining from a meeting presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Urge EC with folded hands to curtail West Bengal poll schedule amid COVID-19 surge, says Mamata Banerjee
The chief minister, implying that the EC may have decided against clubbing the remaining phases at the BJP's behest, requested the poll panel to prioritise public health at a rally in Uttar Dinajpur
West Bengal polls: Mamata Banerjee demoralised as BJP way ahead of TMC after five phases, claims Amit Shah
Shah, addressing a rally in Purba Bardhaman district, claimed that the TMC supremo will have to make an exit after losing the Nandigram seat to the BJP's Suvendu Adhikari
Reports suggest that the Left Front will walk away with the largest chunk of 165 out of the 294 seats, leaving Congress with 92 and ISF with 37, but a final announcement is likely later this week
Mamata Banerjee writes to Narendra Modi about 'steady reduction' of funds; political ploy to fool people, says BJP
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing concern over "steady reduction" of Central funds to the state and "inordinate delay" in their release. The BJP called the letter a "political ploy to befool people" ahead of civic polls in the state.
West Bengal Assembly passes law raising retirement age of state-aided universities’ vice-chancellors from 65 to 70 years
West Bengal Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill to raise the retirement age of vice-chancellors of state-aided universities from 65 years to 70 years. The West Bengal University Laws (Amendment) Bill was passed to enable the vice-chancellors to serve the institutes for a longer period. Since 2011, 2012, the West Bengal Assembly has passed as many as 18 bills to set up universities in almost all the districts of the state.
West Bengal doctors' strike: Medicos soften stand, agree to meet Mamata Banerjee, but CM 'not comfortable' with media presence
Agitating doctors in West Bengal softened their stand on Sunday, leaving it to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to decide the meeting venue with them.
West Bengal doctors' strike: Protesting medicos refuse to meet Mamata Banerjee unless she apologises; CM to meet injured intern
The doctors of West Bengal, protesting against the assault on two colleagues at NRS hospital, have sought an unconditional apology from Mamata Banerjee.
Somen Mitra lambasted Banerjee for "weakening" the Opposition unity which helped the BJP in the general election.
Mamata Banerjee offers to quit as West Bengal chief minister after poor performance in Lok Sabha polls, party refuses
Addressing her first press conference after the election results were declared, she accused the BJP of polarising the people on religious lines to garner votes in West Bengal.
Saradha scam: CBI to seek custodial interrogation of ex-Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar in Supreme Court
The CBI will move the Supreme Court seeking removal of the no-coercive action clause against former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar as it wants his custodial interrogation in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam, an official of the probe agency said Saturday.
In an apparent attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday alleged that efforts were on to introduce an "inhuman" religion in the country on the basis of divisive politics.
Saradha scam: CBI releases Rajeev Kumar after three hours of questioning; Kolkata Police chief returning home
Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who has been questioned by the CBI at its office in Shillong for multiple hours a day, was released on Wednesday after only three hours of interrogation.
Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar faces CBI questioning over Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams for fourth day in a row
Rajeev Kumar, who in being examined since Saturday, arrived shortly before 10.30 am at the CBI office. He is being questioned in connection with his role in the alleged tampering of evidence in the Saradha scam
ED's questioning of Robert Vadra an attempt to stop Opposition parties from uniting, says Mamata Banerjee
Robert Vadra on Wednesday appeared before the ED in connection with a money laundering case against him
CBI director Rishi Kumar Shukla takes charge: Ex-Madhya Pradesh DGP will helm agency’s action in tussle with Mamata Banerjee
Newly-appointed CBI chief Rishi Kumar Shukla took over the reins of the probe agency on Monday
Daily Bulletin: Mamata Banerjee's protest against CBI likely to come up in Parliament; R-Comm to propose debt resolution plan; day's top stories
Daily Bulletin: Opposition leaders support Mamata Banerjee's protest against the CBI, issue likely to come up in Parliament today; BJP to meet EC over obstacles to party's rallies in West Bengal; day's top stories
West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh ruffled a few feathers in his party on Saturday when he said TMC supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has the best chance to become the first Bengali prime minister of the country.
Islam, a district-level leader of the TMC and a former MLA, was arrested last night on the orders of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is also in charge of the home department