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West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee’s Goa Visit: BJP Accuses TMC Of Luring People With Money

Dec 13, 2021 PTI

Mamata Banerjee, TMC(Trinamool Congress) supremo is on her two day visit to poll bound Goa, where polls are scheduled in February 2022.

Punjab Moves Supreme Court Over BSF’s Extended Border Jurisdiction

Dec 11, 2021 PTI

Punjab government in its plea before the Supreme Court has said the extension of the territorial jurisdiction of the BSF (Border Security Force) encroaches upon the constitutional jurisdiction of the states.

Tripura Govt ‘Flaunts’ Kolkata Flyover Image; Triggers Row

Tripura government’s move has left opposition parties fumed, who claimed that the state government was ‘renting’ the development works of other states to ‘flaunt its success’, after Kolkata's Sealdah flyover found a place in the poster of a slogan writing competition.

Cyclone Jawad Weakens; Relief To Andhra Pradesh, Odisha And West Bengal

Dec 04, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Cyclone Jawad according to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) is likely to weaken further into a depression by the time it reaches Puri in Odisha in the next 24 hours.

Bengal Asks Schools To Prepare To Provide Cooked Mid-Day Meals To Junior Classes

The West Bengal government has asked schools to complete the preparatory work for providing cooked mid-day meals to students of classes 1-8. While schools have reopened for students of classes 9-12, physical classes for the junior standards are yet to recommence due to the pandemic situation.

01 December, 2021

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

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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.

01 December, 2021

‘BJP Would Be Defeated If Regional Parties Unite’: Mamata Banerjee

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Mamata Banerjee, who is West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo said: ‘BJP is not safe and the need is to keep the country safe’. She also said UAPA is being ‘misused’ in the country.

17 November, 2021

BSF Dismisses Allegations Of Entering Bengal's Territorial Jurisdiction

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BSF came out with a clarification it does not have powers to register an FIR or to carry out investigations.

09 November, 2021

Tathagata Roy vs Dilip Ghosh: Another Headache For BJP In West Bengal?

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Former state unit president and Meghalaya and Tripura governor Tathagata Roy has been taking repeated digs at national vice-president Dilip Ghosh.

08 November, 2021

West Bengal Set To Get New Finance Minister, Amit Mitra Likely To Bag New Role

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Veteran TMC leader Amit Mitra, who has been handling the state exchequer since 2011, will have to step down as he didn’t contest the election this time.

05 November, 2021

Obituary | TMC Leader Subrata Mukherjee Was ‘A Man Of All Seasons’

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The deceased Subrata Mukherjee was considered a ‘man for all seasons’ who sailed through West Bengal’s politics for over five decades.


05 November, 2021

TMC Leader Subrata Mukherjee Dies At 75

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The senior TMC leader Subrata Mukherjee was being treated for cardiac ailments. His death was announced by TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

03 November, 2021

NIA Arrests Bangladesh Based Terrorist In West Bengal

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The officials said the suspected terrorist, affiliated with Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh(JMB) was arrested from the state's South 24 Parganas district.

02 November, 2021

Bypolls 2021: Congress Wins Big In Himachal Pradesh, BJP Bags Assam and MP While TMC Storms Bengal

Vikas Pathak

The BJP has maintained its dominance in Assam and done well in Madhya Pradesh, but has drawn a blank in three assembly and one Lok Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh. It has also performed poorly in both assembly seats in Rajasthan.

30 October, 2021

Voting Begins For Bypolls In 3 Lok Sabha Seats, 30 Assembly Constituencies In 14 States

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The bypolls are currently underway in 14 states including West Bengal, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.

28 October, 2021

After Durga Puja, West Bengal Witnesses Covid-19 Spike

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The state has witnessed a Covid-19 spike, when school reopening preparations are underway in the state.

27 October, 2021

Covid-19: Post-Durga Puja Surge In Cases Leaves West Bengal Authorities Alarmed

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The authorities are likely to increase Covid-19 restrictions across West Bengal once again in a bid to stop the current surge in infections.


26 October, 2021

Uttarakhand: 5 Missing Trekkers From Bengal Found Dead, Bodies Retrieved From Sundardhunga Glacier

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A13-member rescue team consisting of NDRF and SDRF personnel on Tuesday reached Devi Kund near the Sundardhunga glacier where five bodies had earlier been spotted and retrieved all of them.

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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