Cong wants rate ceiling specified; Govt hopes to push Bill in monsoon session
TMC candidate had defeated CPM Politburo member Surjya Kanta Misra at Narayangarh.
Some TMC leaders later arranged for the “silent removal” of the banners from parts of the venue.
61-year-old Banerjee was administered oath of office and secrecy by state Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi at the sprawling Red Road.
Thursday’s poll outcome reflected that there was no impact of either the Sharada-Narada scams or the Vivekananda flyover collapse just on the eve of the polls.
When asked about the new cabinet, Mamata Banerjee ducked the question saying: “The names are yet to be finalized but we are working on these.”
When someone asked a question prefixing Didi as a VIP, she stopped him midway and corrected – “I am not a VIP. I am a LIP – Less Important Person. I want to continue as a commoner for the rest of my life. “
Thus, the vote transfer from the Congress to the CPM may not have taken place as expected and the TMC might have been the beneficiary of unexpected Congress ballots.
All considered close to Mamata Banerjee, a victory will be used by these four leaders as a positive referendum in people’s court
And in the current elections, Singur has sprung back into life from the “graveyard of Bengal’s industry”, as the abandoned factory has come to be known.
Collapse and sting take centrestage in capital city; Murshidabad test for Cong-Left bonding
Domkol, constituency with India’s densest Muslim population, was always CPM vs Cong but now assesses what TMC govt has done
Referring to Banerjee's April 14 outburst against the poll panel, Modi slammed her for "trying to destroy" an independent institution like the Election Commission.
Cong-CPM will expect to hit home run in North Bengal. But TMC’s steady growth and BJP’s expected deflation from 2014, will also be a factor.
In the nine years since the Vivekananda flyover project was cleared, many red flags were raised over both the contractor and the project.
The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), the implementing authority of the project, had entered into a joint venture with Hyderabad-based construction company IVRCL for the project.
When Mayor Sovan Chatterjee and Disaster Management and Fire Minister Javed Khan came a couple of hours after the disaster struck, there was an outpouring of anger.
A minor announcement regarding TMC putting up candidates in about 70 seats seems to be now heading for a major showdown within the party between Kerala leadership and the Bengal leaderships.
Home Ministry says colleges being ‘sensitised’ after JNU controversy.
The West Bengal chief minister had surprised all by sending four journalists to the Rajya Sabha in May, 2012
There is a reason behind the sudden momentum for the Greater Cooch Behar movement and the delayed response of the West Bengal state police and the railway administration in dealing with the blockade.
If included in the voters’ list, these potential voters settled in districts of Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar will alter the composition of nearly six Assembly segments in the region.
Currently, beef sells at Rs 350 per kilogram in Aizawl markets, while pork sells for Rs 250 per kg and poultry sells for Rs 240 per kg.
The nearly 7 decade debate over the disappearance of Subhas Chandra Bose aside, the 64 declassified files show the thoroughness of the intelligence gathering system of the Raj in its final years.
Like most of her actions, Mamata’s decision to release such voluminous documents, about one of India’s most popular icons in history, is unilateral.
The Ugandan woman seemed to be suffering from ulcers all over her face and she refused food as it didn't match her taste.
How a gang fight and rumours about a girl being harassed led to violence in Jamshedpur.
Showcases 100th admin meeting outside Secretariat, Opp mocks the hype.
“The match fixing is very evident. Minority fundamentalism in the state and the majority fundamentalism at the Centre feed on each other,” Yechury added.
Big names, including Somnath Chatterjee, could face summons over the Kolkata massacre of 17 Ananda Margis.
The Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata is yet to receive any official communication in this regard.
Goenka, whose family had migrated to Kolkata in the 1820s from Rajasthan, will be the first industrialist to receive the award in Mamata’s regime.
Tathagata Roy studied civil engineering , worked in Indian Railways and Metro, and taught at Jadavpur University before joining BJP; he also has a law degree from Calcutta University and has authored books.
On Sunday, the two leaders will meet again at a revival programme of the Burnpur IISCO steel plant - a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).
TMC bags 70 of 92 civic bodies including coveted Kolkata; big blow to BJP, Left.
The scale of the Trinamool Congress victory is overwhelming. At the same time, the different dimensions of the outcome make the CPM-BJP allegations of “state sponsored terror” hard to substantiate.