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TMC’s Satabdi Roy says not being informed of party events caused ‘mental pain’, may take ‘decision’ on Saturday
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TMC’s Satabdi Roy says not being informed of party events caused ‘mental pain’, may take ‘decision’ on Saturday

The Birbhum MP said she has been unsuccessful in reaching out to the party leadership and would not want to continue in the post if she is unable to ‘work for the masses’

The Friday List: From a talk on Rajasthan's storytelling tradition to a discussion on lesser known Indian queens, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From a talk on Rajasthan's storytelling tradition to a discussion on lesser known Indian queens, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

West Bengal parties mull anti-BJP alliance: TMC asks CPM, Congress to back Mamata; INC says join forces with us
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West Bengal parties mull anti-BJP alliance: TMC asks CPM, Congress to back Mamata; INC says join forces with us

The BJP, which has emerged as a potent force in the state, said the TMC's suggestion amounted to admission that it was not in a position to take on the saffron party on its own in the assembly polls in West Bengal due in April-May

West Bengal Assembly election: BJP will win over 200 seats, says Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel
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West Bengal Assembly election: BJP will win over 200 seats, says Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel

The BJP leader said the state is a victim of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government and is ‘yearning for a change’

Mamata says TMC govt is arranging free COVID vaccine for everyone in Bengal; priority will be given to healthcare workers, cops
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Mamata says TMC govt is arranging free COVID vaccine for everyone in Bengal; priority will be given to healthcare workers, cops

Mamata's announcement of free vaccination comes ahead of the West Bengal Assembly election, which is likely to be held over April and May this year

As Tamil Nadu revokes order, West Bengal announces theatres will operate on full capacity
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As Tamil Nadu revokes order, West Bengal announces theatres will operate on full capacity

Theatre owners on Friday welcomed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's decision, which she announced while inaugurating the 26th KIFF

JP Nadda to launch campaign to woo farmers during West Bengal visit on 9 January
India

JP Nadda to launch campaign to woo farmers during West Bengal visit on 9 January

The BJP chief will float the Ek Muthi Chawal (fistful of rice) project, under which party workers will collect rice from farmers’ homes and brief them about the new farm laws

Asaduddin Owaisi visits West Bengal's Hooghly, discusses upcoming Assembly polls with influential cleric
India

Asaduddin Owaisi visits West Bengal's Hooghly, discusses upcoming Assembly polls with influential cleric

Owaisi, whose party put up a good show during Bihar polls, is likely to have discussed a possible seat-sharing deal with Abbas Siddiqui, who is planning to start his own 'minority' outfit

Fifteen councillors, including Soumendu Adhikari, in West Bengal's Contai quit TMC to join BJP
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Fifteen councillors, including Soumendu Adhikari, in West Bengal's Contai quit TMC to join BJP

Soumendu, who was ex-administrator of the Contai Municipality, is Suvendu Adhikari's brother. Suvendu had quit the TMC and joined the BJP last month

TMC MPs write to President Ram Nath Kovind, seek removal of West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
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TMC MPs write to President Ram Nath Kovind, seek removal of West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

The party accused Dhankhar of "transgressing constitutional limits" by regularly commenting against the state administration and government in public

People of Bengal won't be worthy heirs of Tagore and Netaji if they don't reject communalism, says Amartya Sen
India

People of Bengal won't be worthy heirs of Tagore and Netaji if they don't reject communalism, says Amartya Sen

The Nobel laureate has been in the middle of controversy after the Visva Bharati university reportedly wrote to the West Bengal government alleging that dozens of land parcels owned by it were wrongfully recorded in the names of private parties, including Sen

Amartya Sen thanks Mamata Banerjee for 'support, reassurance' in land row with Visva Bharati University
India

Amartya Sen thanks Mamata Banerjee for 'support, reassurance' in land row with Visva Bharati University

Last week, the university wrote to Bengal govt claiming the Nobel laureate had illegally occupied its land. However, Mamata spoke in Sen's favour and said he was being targeted for his 'anti-BJP stance'

Visva Bharati-Amartya Sen land row: Nobel laureate accuses university VC of acting on Centre's behest
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Visva Bharati-Amartya Sen land row: Nobel laureate accuses university VC of acting on Centre's behest

A controversy erupted on Thursday when reports said that the university wrote to the West Bengal govt alleging that land owned by it was wrongfully recorded in the names of private parties, including Sen

Modi govt trying to mislead Bengal farmers, says TMC after PM accuses Mamata of not implementing PM-KISAN scheme
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Modi govt trying to mislead Bengal farmers, says TMC after PM accuses Mamata of not implementing PM-KISAN scheme

TMC MP Sougata Roy also slammed the Centre, saying the new farm bills also deleted potato and onion from the essential commodities list, thus causing the price rise in the market

Tagore's vision essence of Centre's 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' mission, says Narendra Modi at Visva-Bharati centenary celebrations
India

Tagore's vision essence of Centre's 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' mission, says Narendra Modi at Visva-Bharati centenary celebrations

The PM also spoke of inclusiveness in an apparent jibe at Mamata Banerjee-led government which has labelled the BJP as an outsider in the run-up to the Assembly election in the state

With Suvendu Adhikari's departure from Trinamool, Bengal politics is more roiled than ever
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With Suvendu Adhikari's departure from Trinamool, Bengal politics is more roiled than ever

Suvendu Adhikari's departure from TMC does not mean that everything is cut and dried. It’s possible that in the coming weeks, more Suvendu ‘loyalists’ will join BJP. But until that happens, what kind of traction he will have in his new home is debatable

Narendra Modi’s toast in Aligarh, trailer in Srinagar, teaser for Assam and Bengal
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Narendra Modi’s toast in Aligarh, trailer in Srinagar, teaser for Assam and Bengal

While Narendra Modi was speaking at Aligarh Muslim University, the BJP was emerging as the single largest party in the Jammu and Kashmir District Development Council elections.

'Garbage of lies': Mamata Banerjee slams Amit Shah over claim that West Bengal lags in development
India

'Garbage of lies': Mamata Banerjee slams Amit Shah over claim that West Bengal lags in development

At a press conference on Sunday, Shah. accusing the TMC govt of failing to deliver, claimed that Bengal lags behind most states on various parameters like business and MSMEs

Amit Shah says people of West Bengal 'yearning for change', want to get rid of Bangladeshi infiltration
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Amit Shah says people of West Bengal 'yearning for change', want to get rid of Bangladeshi infiltration

Addressing people during a roadshow in Bolpur during his two-day visit to the state, Shah said BJP would restore the state to its "old glory" if the party is voted to power

Suvendu Adhikari calls TMC 'party of traitors' after joining BJP, says saffron party will form next govt in Bengal
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Suvendu Adhikari calls TMC 'party of traitors' after joining BJP, says saffron party will form next govt in Bengal

Adhikari, the face of the Nandigram movement which added to the political heft of Mamata Banerjee and catapulted her to power in 2011, was handed over the BJP flag by Home Minister Amit Shah during a rally on Saturday