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West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021

Nandigram Elections Case: Judge Reserves Order On Mamata's Recusal Petition Accusing Him Of BJP Links

Jun 24, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Mamata Banerjee appeared before the court of Justice Kaushik Chanda through teleconference, as directed by him on June 18.

West Bengal: NHRC Forms 7-Member Panel To Probe Post-Poll Violence

Jun 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

On Sunday, the state government had moved the court seeking the recall of an order passed last week in respect of a bunch of PILs that was filed alleging displacement of people, physical assault, destruction of property and ransacking of offices owing to post-poll violence.

Bengal Post-Poll Violence: SC Judge Rescues From Hearing

Justice Indira Banerjee had on Friday rescued from hearing a plea filed by kin of two BJP workers, who died during the post-poll violence in West Bengal

‘Was An Active BJP Member’: TMC Opposes Judge Hearing Plea Challenging Nandigram Result

Jun 19, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

On Friday, Justice Kausik Chanda of the Calcutta HC adjourned till June 24 Mamata Banerjee's petition for declaring election of BJP's Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram null and void.

Bengal Governor: State Police Akin To Militia, Administration In Political Captivity

'Post-poll violence in the State is alarmingly worrisome as it is premised to ‘discipline and punish those who ‘dared’ to vote against the ruling dispensation,' Jagdeep Dhankhar said

07 June, 2021

None Of The Appointed OSDs Part Of Close Family: Jagdeep Dhankhar On Mahua Moitra’s Nepotism Claim

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Mahua Moitra said that Sekhawat is the son of Dhankhar's brother-in-law, and Ruchi Dubey and Prasant Diksit are respectively wife and brother of his former aide-de-camp (ADC) Major Gorang Diksit.

31 May, 2021

Bengal Polls: How Emblems Expressed Clash Of Ideologies

Anjana Basu

With Mamata Banerjee it has always been about the allegorical – the fiery street fighter going up against a juggernaut and the Bengal elections highlighted this once more

28 May, 2021

Suvendu Adhikari A Thorn In Modi-Mamata Meeting Over Cyclone Yaas Relief

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

West Bengal has informed the Centre of its reservations against the scheduled presence of BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari during the scheduled meeting between PM Modi and Mamata Banerjee.

23 May, 2021

Growth, Empathy And Authenticity: Leadership Lessons From The Bengal Assembly Elections

Vishal Gupta

One clear takeaway from the Bengal Assembly elections is that voters accord more importance to issues of development and livelihood than that of social identities.

14 May, 2021

Central Encroachment Into West Bengal Even After Elections

Vappala Balachandran

Ignoring all federal principles, fresh moves are afoot to use central government agencies to embarrass the West Bengal government which was elected with a massive majority.

13 May, 2021

Poll Violence: Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Shown Black Flags In Sitalkuchi

Outlook Web Bureau

Jagdeep Dhankhar, whose visit to Cooch Behar was roundly criticised by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was shown black flags by some people at Golokganj.


13 May, 2021

West Bengal Facing Twin Challenges Of Covid Pandemic And Post-Poll Violence: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

Outlook Web Bureau

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar claimed that people, who cast their votes as per their choice, are being subjected to attacks in West Bengal.

11 May, 2021

West Bengal: All 77 BJP MLAs To Have Central Security Cover

Outlook Web Bureau

Sixty-one MLAs out of the 77 will be covered under the lowest 'X' category and the commandos will be drawn from the CISF

10 May, 2021

Mamata Banerjee Retains Ministerial Core As 43 Take Oath Today

Outlook Web Bureau

The ministers will take oath in the Raj Bhavan’s Throne Room at 10.45 am.

07 May, 2021

How Shere Khan Bit The Dust

Sajjan Kumar

The BJP needed credible local anchors and party structure to transmit the charisma of Modi. They failed in that.

07 May, 2021

What’s Behind BJP’s #BengalBurning Campaign: Attempt To Divert Attention?

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Central leadership of the BJP and RSS made hashtags like #BengalBurning and #ArrestMamata trend on Twitter.

07 May, 2021

Why Mamata Banerjee Should Now Strive To Make Bengal A Unicorn Hub

Sumali Moitra

Chasing large greenfield investments in manufacturing is unlikely to yield significant gains during these Corona times.


06 May, 2021

Here’s A List Of Chief Ministers Who Have Been Elected For Three Terms

Outlook Web Bureau

Here’s a list of some of the longest-serving chief ministers of India, including some who have been re-elected more than thrice.

Photo Gallery

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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