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Who is Saket Gokhale? Has he been arrested for a tweet on Morbi bridge tragedy?
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Who is Saket Gokhale? Has he been arrested for a tweet on Morbi bridge tragedy?

Saket Gokhale is an RTI activist, who joined the Trinamool in August 2021. A spokesperson of the party, he has been arrested for spreading fake news about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Morbi in the wake of the bridge collapse

West Bengal: 3 killed in blast near TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee's rally
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West Bengal: 3 killed in blast near TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee's rally

A senior police official told the media that the incident took place in the Bhupatinagar area, 1.5 km from Contai town in the Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal, where Trinamool Congress (TMC) national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee was scheduled to address a public meeting

West Bengal: TMC leader killed blast ahead of Abhishek Banerjee's Purba Medinipur rally
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West Bengal: TMC leader killed blast ahead of Abhishek Banerjee's Purba Medinipur rally

A rally of CM Mamta Banerjee's nephew and Trinamool Congress (TMC) general secretary Abhishek Banerjee is to be held at Kanthi in the Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal. Kanthi is the bastion of BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari

West Bengal: BJP MLA seeks new UT in Rarh region
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West Bengal: BJP MLA seeks new UT in Rarh region

BJP MLA from West Bengal’s Bankura, Niladri Shekhar Dana, said on Sunday that the state’s Rarh region comprising Purulia, Bankura and parts of Birbhum and Jungle Mahal should be declared a union territory (UT)

West Bengal: Several injured as bombs hurled during fight over loud music at wedding
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West Bengal: Several injured as bombs hurled during fight over loud music at wedding

A political row erupted after the incident as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) - the ruling party in West Bengal - for the incident at the Jagaddal area in North 24 Parganas district

CAA will be implemented in West Bengal, says BJP's Suvendu Adhikari, challenges TMC chief Mamata Banerjee
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CAA will be implemented in West Bengal, says BJP's Suvendu Adhikari, challenges TMC chief Mamata Banerjee

During a meeting in North 24 Parganas District's Thakurnagar, an area dominated by the Matuas whose roots are in Bangladesh, Suvendu Adhikari said the CAA will be implemented in West Bengal and dared Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee to try and stop it

West Bengal: Public beats up Congress leader in Malda over alleged fraud
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West Bengal: Public beats up Congress leader in Malda over alleged fraud

A Congress leader was beaten up by local villagers at a roadside tea shop at Harishchandrapur in the Malda district of West Bengal for allegedly defrauding a poor family. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has also reacted over this incident

BJP's Suvendu Adhikari dares Mamata Banerjee to stop Citizenship Law; 'If you have guts, stop it'
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BJP's Suvendu Adhikari dares Mamata Banerjee to stop Citizenship Law; 'If you have guts, stop it'

"We have discussed about the CAA several times. It will be rolled out in the state. If you have guts, stop it from being enforced," the Nandigram MLA said

Big 'khela' lined up for this December in West Bengal
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Big 'khela' lined up for this December in West Bengal

BJP's Asansol MLA Agnimitra Paul alleged that the existence of Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal is at stake

Only those Bangladeshis who support TMC should be there in voters’ list says TMC MLA, triggers row
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Only those Bangladeshis who support TMC should be there in voters’ list says TMC MLA, triggers row

A video of the TMC lawmaker allegedly urging his supporters to discriminate against Bangladeshi immigrants to the area has turned viral on social media prompting the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party to file a complaint against him with the poll panel

TMC seeks appointment with Prez over arrest warrant against Nisith Pramanik
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TMC seeks appointment with Prez over arrest warrant against Nisith Pramanik

A court in Alipurduar has issued the arrest warrant against Union Minister of State for Home Nisith Pramanik in connection with thefts at two jewellery stores 13 years ago

Four-year-old dies in Bengal’s Murshidabad after being hit by TMC MP’s car
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Four-year-old dies in Bengal’s Murshidabad after being hit by TMC MP’s car

The TMC MP from Murshidabad took the child to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment

Mamata Banerjee apologises for TMC minister's controversial remarks on President Murmu
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Mamata Banerjee apologises for TMC minister's controversial remarks on President Murmu

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condemned and apologized for state minister Akhil Giri’s remarks on President Droupadi Murmu

TMC Minister Akhil Giri makes objectionable remarks against President Droupadi Murmu
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TMC Minister Akhil Giri makes objectionable remarks against President Droupadi Murmu

The BJP has condemned the statement of the West Bengal minister and called Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party 'anti-tribal'

West Bengal: Rival BJP factions clash in Nandigram, several injured
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West Bengal: Rival BJP factions clash in Nandigram, several injured

A meeting of BJP workers at Tarachand Bar village in Nandigram was marred by a clash between two groups within the saffron camp. According to reports, the clash took place between supporters of rival BJP leaders Ashish Das and Meghnad Pal

‘Using CAA with an eye on Gujarat assembly elections,’ says Mamata in swipe at BJP
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‘Using CAA with an eye on Gujarat assembly elections,’ says Mamata in swipe at BJP

The Trinamool Congress chief asserted that she will never allow the implementation of CAA or NRC in West Bengal. She accused the BJP of trying to bring in its supporters from other states and make them voters of West Bengal, while snatching the rights of permanent residents of the state

West Bengal: TMC minister gives public lesson on bomb making
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West Bengal: TMC minister gives public lesson on bomb making

Adressing the media on Sunday, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sougata Roy gave out the formula which is widely used for making deadly crude bombs across West Bengal. The BJP and the CPI (M) have criticised the statement

West Bengal: Keep trishuls, swords ready to fight TMC, says BJP leader
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West Bengal: Keep trishuls, swords ready to fight TMC, says BJP leader

BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar was sitting next to Dhruv Saha while he was making these remarks at Bishnupur village in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. The BJP's national vice president Dilip Ghosh, who was also present, was seen clapping to the comments

West Bengal: BJP's Nishith Pramanik warns TMC after convoy attacked
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West Bengal: BJP's Nishith Pramanik warns TMC after convoy attacked

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has blamed Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the attack on Nisith Pramanik. Security officials of the minister said that stones were pelted when the convoy was traveling from Gosanimari to Sitai in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal

Indecent Proposal: Trinamool Congress leader’s ‘sex-for-job’ scandal rocks West Bengal
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Indecent Proposal: Trinamool Congress leader’s ‘sex-for-job’ scandal rocks West Bengal

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader had allegedly made the proposal during a video call on social media platform WhatsApp, purpoted recordings and images of which have gone viral on the internet