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Under The Looming Shadow Of Cyclone Jawad, West Bengal Evacuates Thousands

Dec 04, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

In the last two years, West Bengal has witnessed three devastating twisters - Cyclone Bulbul in November 2019, Amphan in May 2020 and Yaas in May 2021, which left a trail of destruction and death.

TMC Advices Candidates To Refrain From Using Strong-Arm Tactics During Kolkata Civic Polls

Dec 04, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Elections to the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation will be held on December19. The TMC, which in 2015 had won 125 out of the 144 wards in the KMC, has denied tickets to 39 sitting councilors this time.


TMC Will Sweep KMC Polls, Master Plan To Be Prepared To Deal With Cyclones: Firhad Hakim

The ruling TMC will tide over the challenges that come its way during the upcoming KMC polls by using the momentum of its victory in assembly elections, said former Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim, while sharing his vision for the city’s development in the next few years.

BJP’s Dilip Ghosh Cuts Short Bhabanipur Bypoll Campaign, Alleges Manhandling By TMC Workers

Sep 27, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The BJP’s national vice president Dilip Ghosh alleged he was pushed by TMC workers, while he was campaigning for the party’s candidate in Bhabanipur.


Narada Case: SC Stays Calcutta HC's Order Refusing To Accept Replies Of Mamata Banerjee, Law Minister

Supreme Court annulled the Calcutta High Court's recent order on denying the reply affidavits of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee and the law minister Malay Ghatak.

19 May, 2021

Narada Case: Bengal Leaders To Stay In Jail As Hearing Adjourned Till Thursday

Outlook Web Bureau

Ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim, Trinamool Congress MLA Madan Mitra and former city mayor Sovan Chatterjee will continue to remain in judicial custody.


18 May, 2021

What BJP Wants: Keep Mamata Banerjee Away From Delhi

Outlook Bureau

The BJP seems to have adopted a plan to constantly keep Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her toes and busy in protecting her own turf


17 May, 2021

Bengal Drama: Suvendu’s Rs 5 Lakh Worth Less Than Firhad Hakim’s Rs 5 Lakh?

Ruben Banerjee

The selective arrests have political vendetta written all over them, and the BJP - squarely defeated in the state elections - is coming across as a sore loser.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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