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25 July, 2017 6:57 PM Bengal Congress Proposes Meira Kumar As Rajya Sabha Candidate

Kolkata: West Bengal Congress leadership has urged the party high command to consider former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar as a candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections in the state. "There are a lot of names that have been doing the rounds. But we have proposed the name of Meira Kumar to our party high command as she has been our candidate for the recent 17

24 July, 2017 3:46 PM Congress MLA Manas Bhunia resigns, will contest Rajya Sabha polls on TMC ticket

Kolkata: Congress MLA Manas Bhunia, who had switched to TMC last year from Congress, has resigned from his MLA post to contest the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections as a Trinamool Congress candidate. Bhunia, who will file his nominations for the Rajya Sabha elections on Wednesday, submitted his resignation as Congress MLA to the Speaker of West Bengal state 21

23 July, 2017 3:29 PM Trinamool-Congress tie-up for Rajya Sabha polls likely

A mutually supported candidate would distance the Left, affecting Opposition unity Following a comment by Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to “work closely” with the Congress in a united fight against the BJP, speculation is rife about a negotiation between the Trinamool Congress and Congress for a Rajya Sabha seat from the State, presently held by CPI(M) 22

21 July, 2017 12:26 PM Mamata Banerjee's New Attack On BJP: A 'Quit India Movement'

"We will oust BJP from India. It is our challenge," Mamata Banerjee said at the Trinamool Congress Martyrs Day rally. Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee has announced her own "Quit India Movement" targeting the BJP, launching a blistering attack against the party today at a massive rally in Kolkata. Her Trinamool Congress, the West Bengal Chief Minister said, will launch 114 2

20 July, 2017 8:04 PM Kovind first President from Sangh, cross-voting boosts margin

Former Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind will become India’s 14th President and the first RSS man to hold the post, winning a contest marked by cross-voting in his favour in West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa as well as among Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha members. NEW DELHI: Former Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind will become India's 14th President and the first 77

20 July, 2017 2:31 PM Presidential Election 2017: Cross-Voting In Presidential Poll Flashes Warning Signs For Opposition

Ram Nath Kovind's election as the next president of India was never in doubt but the large scale cross-voting in seven states throws up a big worry for the opposition, especially ahead of polls in Gujarat later this year. Many in the opposition voted for Mr Kovind rather than their own candidate Meira Kumar in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal 32

20 July, 2017 1:39 AM Everyone knows who will win presidential election. All eyes on cross-voters

All political parties will keep a keen eye on the counting to trace any hints of whether anyone from their party went against their diktat during voting. Although counting of ballots for presidential election looks more like a formality now as it is common knowledge that with the backing of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), former Bihar 46

19 July, 2017 4:06 AM Monsoon session of Parliament: All that happened on the first day

The Monsoon session of Parliament had a stormy start, with the opposition forcing a washout today by creating pandemonium over various issues and an angry BSP chief Mayawati declaring that she would resign from the Rajya Sabha for not being allowed to speak on the dalit issue. The Monsoon session of Parliament had a stormy start, with the opposition 38

19 July, 2017 3:36 AM China tussle with India blown out of proportion: S Jaishankar

He briefed the members of the Parliamentary standing committee on External Affairs Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar today told a parliamentary panel that supranationalism and media hype on the issue has blown out of proportion the Dokalam military standoff between India and China. The Foreign Secretary didn't name any of the Sangh Parivar outfits that have in recent 291

17 July, 2017 4:26 PM Ram Nath Kovind gets 7 bonus votes in Tripura

Six MLAs sacked from Trinamool and one rebel Congress member back him Six MLAs sacked from the Trinamool Congress and one Opposition Congress member in the 60-member Tripura Assembly voted for the NDA’s presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, on Monday. “We six MLAs have cast our votes in favour of Ram Nath Kovind. We had announced it earlier itself 13