Alliance at national level, may fight each other in states: Mamata
New Delhi, Feb 14 : Virtually shutting the doors for an alliance with the Congress in her state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said while there will be a pre-poll alliance of non-NDA parties at the national level to take on the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections, they may fight each other at the state level. Full Story
Congress to tie-up with Left in Bengal
New Delhi, Feb 14 : Notwithstanding talk of a post-poll alliance, the Congress is all set to tie-up with the Left against the ruling Trinamool Congress for the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal where it won 4 seats with a vote share of nearly 10 per cent in 2014.
Mamata should focus on governance in Bengal: BJP
Kolkata, Feb 13 : The West Bengal BJP on Wednesday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in Delhi for an opposition rally convened by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), should concentrate on governing her state properly rather than dreaming of becoming the prime minister.
Kolkata takes on Jaipur in literary face-off
New Delhi, Feb 13 : For five days every January the Pink City of Jaipur becomes the centre of attraction as literary stalwarts from India and abroad assemble in huge numbers -- spanning languages, genres and themes -- to participate in the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF). This has been happening for over a decade.
Mamata held sit-in at Metro channel, allow us too: BJP
Kolkata, Feb 12 : In a fresh standoff with West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government, the BJP has written to the Kolkata police seeking permission to hold a demonstration at the same spot where the Chief Minister sat on a protest against the centre recently, defying a ban her own government had imposed on such agitations there.
Kolkata top cop Kumar influencing probe, says ex-MP
Kolkata/Shillong, Feb 12 : Former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, who was interrogated along with Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar by the CBI in Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams, said on Tuesday he has lodged an "official complaint" against the top cop for allegedly influencing the ongoing probe.
Mamata condemns Akhilesh snub
Kolkata, Feb 12 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condemned the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh for preventing Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav from taking a flight to attend an event in Allahabad University. Full Story
CBI to question Kolkata police chief again on Tuesday
Shillong, Feb 11 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has again summoned Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Tuesday after questioning him on Monday along with former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh in connection with the Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams.
SC junks WB BJP's plea challenging ban on loudspeakers' use
New Delhi, Feb 11 : The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea of the West Bengal unit of BJP that set aside the Calcutta High Court's 2013 order, which had put a ban on use of loudspeakers in the residential areas in the state, stating that studies of children were more important than election campaigning. Full Story
Trinamool turns up the heat on BJP over MLA's murder
Kolkata, Feb 11 : Two days after accusing BJP leaders of involvement in the murder of its MLA Satyajit Biswas, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday turned up the heat on the saffron party, warning that those seeking protection from leaders in Delhi will be brought back and put to justice.
Trinamool terms Interim Budget 'vote-oriented'
New Delhi, Feb 11 : The Trinamool Congress on Monday termed the interim Budget 2019-20 as "vote-oriented" and questioned the Narendra Modi government's track record on providing jobs, alleging that unemployment is at an all-time high in the last 45 years.