Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Opposition Treads Cautiously On VP Election

NEW DELHI: The Opposition parties are scheduled to meet at the Delhi residence of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday evening. The agenda for the meeting is to pick up a name for the vice-presidential poll. Sources told The New Indian that the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC), which was at the […]

Six Congressmen In Touch With AITC, Say Party Sources

KOLKATA: As the party is looking to expand its base across the country ahead of the 2024 General Elections, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) says six from Congress want to join the party. Party sources told The New Indian that three congressmen from the lower house and three from the […]

Nothing Political: Bengal CM Meets Assam CM On Guv’s Invitation

KOLKATA: Chief Ministers of Bengal and Assam, two stalwarts from their respective political parties as well as their respective states, met at Darjeeling Governor House on Wednesday. The meeting, which came with an invitation from Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar, between Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee and Assam’s Himanta Biswa Sarma set the rumour mills buzzing. West Bengal […]

‘Why Should We?’ Mamata Turns Down Centre’s Request For Jobs To Agniveers

KOLKATA: Raising question on central government’s request to provide jobs to Agniveers West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee denounces the move saying ‘why should we?’ The central government in a letter to state governments has urged to provide jobs to Agniveers once they complete their tenure of four years. Banerjee, during […]

Didi Pines For Bapu’s Grandson, Binds Opposition For Farooq Too

NEW DELHI: At a seemingly show of an anti-BJP front, in a throwback to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and in its run-up when the regional giants had stitched up a combine at the swearing-in of the JDS-Congress-BSP alliance in Karnataka, Mamata Banerjee convinced a galaxy of Opposition leaders to propose Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi’s […]

Presidential Poll: TMC Supremo Meets NCP Chief

NEW DELHI: Before brewing up an opposition strategy for the upcoming Presidential election scheduled on July 18, Trinamool Congress supremo met NCP chief Sharad Pawar today evening. The meeting added extra flavour as it came a day before Banerjee’s call on for a crucial all-opposition party meeting tomorrow at the constitution club. The meeting lasted […]

Opinions Differ On Extended Summer Vacation In Bengal

NEW DELHI: While we all love our summer vacation, the West Bengal government’s decision to extend the summer vacation for both primary and secondary boards evokes only mixed reactions from teachers, parents and even the students. Bengal’s School Education Department extended the summer vacation keeping in mind the heatwave condition prevailing in the state. In […]

Bengal Simmers Again As Blame Game Continues

NEW DELHI: Bengal continued to simmer for the third day as a series of fresh protests erupted in parts of the state on Saturday. The state is witnessing protests since Thursday over the alleged controversial remarks of now suspended former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma and former Delhi BJP media head Naveen Kumar […]