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I Know What It Takes to Defeat Narendra Modi

May 6, 2021
Mahua Moitra

KOLKATA, India — I am a member of the Indian Parliament, and on Sunday, the political party I belong to, the All India Trinamool Congress, defeated the party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in elections for the West Bengal State legislature. Our party and my leader, Mamata Banerjee, the only female chief minister of | Read more|

Huge Vaccine Wastage By States Till April 11, Most In Tamil Nadu: RTI

April 20, 2021
Newsdesk

As several states report a vaccine shortage, an RTI reply has revealed a huge waste of doses since India began inoculating people against Covid in mid-January. Tamil Nadu reported the highest waste - 12.10 per cent, followed by Haryana (9.74%), Punjab (8.12%), Manipur (7.8%) and Telangana (7.55%). | Read more|

"Genocide": Mamata Banerjee On Violence Outside Bengal Polling Booth

April 11, 2021
Newsdesk

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has labelled the killing of four people in central force firing at Cooch Behar "a genocide" and said the victims were "sprayed with bullets in the chest and neck". "This is genocide. They have fired just like a fire spray. They should have fired below the wait. But they have fired | Read more|

30 Seats In Bengal, 47 In Assam Vote In Phase 1 Of Polls Today

March 27, 2021
Newsdesk

Bengal and Assam began voting today in the first phase of Assembly elections for each state. Voting is taking place in 30 seats in Bengal and 47 in Assam. In Bengal, the ruling Trinamool and the opposition BJP - who have waged an often vicious campaign over the past few weeks - will each be eager to make a strong start | Read more|

"On May 2, Hold Me To My Last Tweet": Prashant Kishor On Bengal Polls

February 27, 2021
Newsdesk

One of the key battles for democracy in the country will be fought in West Bengal, poll strategist Prashant Kishor said on Saturday, referring to the assembly elections starting March 27. He also shared the Trinamool Congress's main slogan - "Bengal only wants its own daughter" - on Twitter. Mr Kishor's company, I-PAC, | Read more|

PM Modi To Raise Poll Pitch In Bengal Today, Launch Key Projects In Assam

February 7, 2021
Newsdesk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today visit the poll-bound states of West Bengal and Assam, the second time in a little over two weeks. He was in Kolkata on January 23 to mark Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary, Parakram Diwas, and on the same day visited Sibsagar district to hand out land ownership title | Read more|

"Bengal Deprived Of Railway Funds For Years": Trinamool's Derek O'Brien

February 7, 2021
Newsdesk

The Trinamool Congress today hit out at the BJP and its supporters for tom-tomming the budgetary allocation this year for railway projects in West Bengal, coming especially in the run up the state assembly polls. The party said these proclamations do not consider the number of projects shelved over the years and all th | Read more|

VK Sasikala, Ex-AIADMK Leader, Released After Four Years In Jail

January 27, 2021
Newsdesk

VK Sasikala, expelled AIADMK leader and a close aide of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, has been released after spending four years in a Bengaluru jail in a corruption case. She will, however, remain in a hospital in the city as she is being treated for Covid. | Read more|

PM Attacks Mamata Banerjee: "Bengal Blocking Central Benefits To Farmers"

December 25, 2020
Newsdesk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today released ₹ 18,000 crore to over nine crore farmer families under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) programme. With the push of a button, PM Modi enabled the transfer of money at an event that the ruling BJP has made into a big exercise amid the protest by farmers agai | Read more|