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'Go back' slogan against BJP leader Babul Supriyo

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Some locals raised "go back" slogans against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Sunday when the singer-turned-politician was taking to the media after casting his vote at a booth in Jorasanko in the North Kolkata Lok S... read..
 

Trinamool making politics non-serious affair: CPI-M candidate

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The Trinamool Congress is making politics a "non-serious affair", said Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, the Left Front backed CPI-M candidate from the Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal, which goes to the poll on Sunday.... read..
 

Trinamool, BJP have common hidden agenda to crush Congress: Mannan

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Describing Trinamool Congress as the B team of the Bharatiya Janata Party, senior Congress functionary and leader of opposition in the West Bengal Assembly Abdul Mannan says both Trinamool and BJP have the "common hidden agenda" of crushing his party.... read..
 

Congress regimes destroyed Netaji files: Chandra K Bose

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Chandra Kumar Bose, grand nephew of revolutionary leader Subhas Chandra Bose and BJP candidate from the Kolkata South Lok Sabha constituency, blames successive Congress regimes for suppressing and destroying files on his grand uncle Netaji's disappearance... read..
 

Bengal LS polls: Mamata's nephew, Netaji's kin, actresses contest in final phase

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
A number of high-voltage battles are on the cards in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal as two popular Bengali actresses set their feet on the political turf for the first time, while a number of hopefuls, including West Ben... read..
 

Will Jadavpur choose political novice or seasoned player?

Kolkata (West Bengal) |Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
The talk of the town is whether the Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal -- which had earlier sent stalwarts like Somnath Chatterjee and a greenhorn Mamata Banerjee to the Lower House -- would choose a political novice and film-star as its parli... read..
 

Katich feels fitting Warner, Smith in XI is happy headache

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Pencilling in David Warner and Steve Smith into the top-order could be a headache, but there is no doubt the pair would only make the playing XI richer as they strive to defend their World Cup crown in England and Wales next month, feels former batsman Si... read..
 

Mamata's nephew sends defamation notice to Modi

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's nephew and the party's Diamond Harbour constituency candidate Abhishek Banerjee on Saturday sent a defamation notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.... read..
 

14.17% voting in WB amid EVM failures, sporadic violence (Lead) (9 a.m.)

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 4:45:06 PM IST
West Bengal recorded 14.17 per cent polling to the state's nine Lok Sabha seats amid a few incidents of sporadic violence and reports of EVM failures in several booths leading to either delay or stalling of the poll process, an official said.... read..
 

Chandra Bose accuses Trinamool of attacking BJP polling agents

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Kolkata South Chandra Kumar Bose on Sunday accused the Trinamool Congress of attacking his party's polling agents in various parts of the constituency and urged the Election Commission to play a more proactive r... read..
 

Bengal: Diamond Harbour BJP candidate's car vandalised

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Diamond Harbour candidate Nilanjan Roy's car was vandalized on Sunday as the constituency witnessed the final phase of Lok Sabha polls.... read..
 

BJP candidate, party leader attacked in WB

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 7:45:06 PM IST
Anupam Hazra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from West Bengal's Jadavpur seat, and a party leader accompanying him were attacked and the latter's car damaged after the two visited a booth on receiving reports of rigging.... read..
 

Poll code violation: TMC complains to EC against PM

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Sunday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) on polling day.... read..
 

Stones pelted at BJP candidate in Kolkata, mediaperson hurt

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Stones were pelted at BJP's Kolkata North candidate Rahul Sinha near a polling station at Park Circus area here on Sunday. The leader escaped unharmed.... read..
 

BJP leader Mukul Roy to stay away in the last phase

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
With Trinamool Congress pointing out that Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukul Roy being an 'outsider' should stay away from the areas where elections were taking place on Sunday, an Election Commission official on Saturday said that he will abide by the r... read..
 

Temperatures and poll-related violence up in Bengal

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Apart from the heat generated by the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, the southern region of Bengal that is going to the polls in the final phase on Sunday is reeling under the impact of a scorching sun.... read..
 

Shah's road show in Kolkata was a criminal conspiracy, Mamata tells EC

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Alleging that the BJP President Amit Shah's recent road show in Kolkata was a "criminal conspiracy" to defame the state government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday wrote a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, reque... read..
 

Bengal BJP demands female CAPF to verify veiled women

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation on Friday approached the West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) demanding the deployment of female Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) officers to check the veiled women, especially in the Muslim dominated pollin... read..
 

EC orders repolling in one booth in West Bengal

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 9:45:06 AM IST
The Election Commission has ordered repolling in one polling booth in West Bengal's Bankura parliamentary constituency on May 19, an official said.... read..
 

Elaborate security arrangements in Bengal

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Following the spate of violence in Kolkata ahead of the final phase of Lok Sabha polls where campaigning was stopped 20 hours before scheduled time, 710 companies of central forces, 461 Quick Response Teams (QRT) and state police were deployed for Sunday'... read..
 

Shadow of Vidyasagar bust vandalism on Kolkata North poll

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
An uneasy calm prevails in and around Vidyasagar College, that has been at the centre of a political tornado over violence and vandalism of Bengali polymath Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar's bust during BJP President Amit Shah's high-voltage road show in the ar... read..
 

SC took decision on Kolkata cop, not BJP: Minister

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 7:15:05 AM IST
The verdict on former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, was delivered by Supreme Court and it did not come from BJP headquarters, Union Minister Babul Supriyo said here on Friday.... read..
 

SC verdict on former CP gives hope for Saradha victims: Bengal BJP

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Welcoming Supreme Court's decision on former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, a BJP leader on Friday said that the verdict has given a ray of hope to Saradha chit-fund scam victims.... read..
 

Vidyasagar bust vandalism not political issue: Trinamool

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Days after the statue of Bengali polymath Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar in Kolkata was vandalised during BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow in the city, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday said the Trinamool Congress is not using it as ... read..
 

Strategists who will call the shots this World Cup

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
When all the 10 participating teams put themselves on the shop window for the World Cup in England and Wales starting May 30, there will be members in each side who will not only be part of the leadership group, but will also be tasked with strategising o... read..
 

A tattoo that drew Chelsea to Kolkata fan's home

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
A tattoo on his chest, done to feel the same pain as the players felt during the 2015-16 season, made so much noise that it brought members of Chelsea Football Club to Sparsho Ghosh's home.... read..
 

State police, QRT to maintain law and order in Bengal: EC

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Law and order in the final phase polls in West Bengal on Sunday will be maintained by the Quick Response Teams (QRT) and the state police, Special Observer Ajay V. Nayak said on Thursday.... read..
 

Spencer's Retail to acquire Godrej's Natures Basket

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 11:15:06 PM IST
The RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group controlled Spencer's Retail on Friday said its board of directors has approved acquisition of 100 per cent stake in Nature's Basket Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Godrej Industries, for a consideration of about Rs 300 crore.... read..
 

Fear of BJP's rise many propel Bengal minorities to vote for Mamata

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Despite growing disenchantment with the Mamata Banerjee government over unfulfilled promises in education, health and employment sectors, the lion's share of the minority vote is likely to go to the Trinamool Congress, which may prove to be a key factor i... read..
 

One in every four BJP candidates in Bengal a 'defector'

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Making a feverish pitch for a spectacular show in West Bengal, the BJP has not battled an eyelid in fielding defectors from other parties in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, while ten per cent of its nominees are even non-Bengalis.... read..
 

BJP permitting all religions to co-exist: Nominated Anglo-Indian MP George Baker (IANS Interview)

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Religion is a private matter and the BJP is allowing all religions to co-exist, unlike previous dispensations that had divided the people in the manner of the British colonial rulers, says actor George Baker, one of the two nominated Anglo-Indian members ... read..
 

EC takes special measures as Sunderbans goes to polls

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Election officials in West Bengal are gearing up for an altogether different kind of battle with boats, HAM radios and power generating equipment as the world's largest mangrove, the Sundarbans, votes on Sunday.... read..
 

BJP out to destroy Bengal's culture: Mamata (Lead)

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "champion liar" and accused the BJP of conspiring to destroy the state's culture and heritage.... read..
 

Mixed reaction to EC's decision in Bengal

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
There were mixed political reactions in West Bengal on Wednesday over Election Commission's decision to curtail campaigning for the remaining nine Lok Sabha seats of the state where polling is due for the last phase of general election on May 19.... read..
 

EC decision taken at BJP's direction, says Mamata (Lead)

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday termed the Election Commission's decision to curtail campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections in the state and remove two senior officers as one taken on the direction of the BJP, its President Amit S... read..
 

EC decision taken at BJP's direction, says Mamata (Second Lead)

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the Election Commission's decisions to curtail election campaigning and remove two senior officers have been taken on the direction of the BJP, its President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendr... read..
 

Mamata holds protest rally over Vidyasagar bust vandalisation

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
The BJP-Trinamool Congress showdown over vandalisation of Bengal Renaissance figure Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's bust intensified as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a massive protest march in the city on Wednesday.... read..
 

EC decision taken at BJP's direction, says Mamata

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday termed the Election Commission's decision to curtail campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections in the state and remove two senior officers as one taken on the direction of the BJP, its President Amit S... read..
 

Was 'tortured' in jail, will not apologise: Priyanka Sharma

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
Walking free after remaining in jail for five days for sharing a meme on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social media, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker Priyanka Sharma said on Wednesday that she was "tortured" in jail and that she would n... read..
 

Dhoni ensured no player was late for training: Upton

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
India's former mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton on Wednesday revealed that when MS Dhoni took over as the captain of the Indian cricket team in the 50-over format, the stumper had come up with a unique idea to ensure that his teammates were not late ... read..
 

EC decision jolts Trinamool; Left opposes too

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
The Election Commission's unprecedented step of curtailing poll campaign in West Bengal by 20 hours in the wake of repeated instances of violence has come as a jolt to the ruling Trinamool Congress, with its supremo Mamata Banerjee going hammer and tongs ... read..
 

Mamata attacks Modi, calls Amit Shah 'unimportant'

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Calling the vandalism of Bengali social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's bust as "BJP's pre-planned conspiracy", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the Prime Minister lacked "shame" while negating the allegations against his ... read..
 

Babul Supriyo calls Grand Alliance 'Mahathagbandhan'

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
While the opposition leaders expressed their solidarity with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's displeasure over the Election Commission's (EC) unprecedented decision to curtail poll campaign in the state by 20 hours, BJP MP Babul Supriyo on Thu... read..
 

Tata Chemicals' consumer business to merge with TGBL

Mumbai/Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The boards of Tata Global Beverages Ltd (TGBL) and Tata Chemicals Ltd (TCL), at their respective meetings held on Wednesday, have approved the de-merger of the consumer products business of the latter into the former through a National Company Law Tribuna... read..
 

EC awaits completion of College Street violence investigation

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Central Police Observer Vivek Dubey on Wednesday said that three FIRs have been lodged after disturbance following BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow here.... read..
 

Yogi Adityanath's rally cancelled

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
One of three election rallies of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Kolkata on Wednesday was cancelled after miscreants vandalised the stage and beat up the decorators, the BJP said.... read..
 

Kolkata drowns in saffron deluge as Shah leads road show (Lead)

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
The heart of Kolkata was drowned in a deluge of saffron on Tuesday as thousands of BJP workers took part in party President Amit Shah's roadshow ahead of the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections.... read..
 

Shah's roadshow stoned, Trinamool backers blamed

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Trinamool Congress Chhatra ParishadA activists allegedly pelted stones at BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow here on Tuesday, triggering clashes in which three motorbikes were set ablaze in the College Street area.... read..
 

UCO Bank posts net loss of Rs 1,552 cr in Q4

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
State-run UCO Bank has its narrowed net loss to Rs 1,552.02 crore for the fourth quarter of the financial year 2018-19 ended March, as against a net loss of Rs 2,134.36 crore for the same period a year ago, as per results announced on Tuesday.... read..
 

Amit Shah paints Kolkata saffron with road show

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The heart of Kolkata was drowned in a deluge of saffron on Tuesday as thousands of BJP workers -- many of them dancing, singing and chanting "Modi, Modi" -- took part in party President Amit Shah's road show ahead of the seventh and final phase of the Lok... read..
 

Shah's roadshow stoned, Trinamool activists blamed (Second Lead)

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad activists allegedly hurled stones at BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow here on Tuesday, triggering clashes in which three motorbikes were set ablaze in the College Street area and many sustained injuries.... read..
 
 
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