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18 November, 2017 2:48 PM Now Trinamool turns to cows ahead of panchayat polls

Opposition sceptical as party plans to distribute cows to rural households In an apparent bid to counter the BJP, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal has unveiled a fresh strategy with the cow at its centre. The government will distribute cows to households in rural areas ahead of the panchayat polls. State’s Minister of Animal Resources 26

11 November, 2017 6:08 PM ‘Biswa Bangla not a private entity, it is 100% govt. owned’

Mukul Roy had alleged it was owned by Mamata’s nephew Reacting to Mukul Roy’s allegation that the Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation is owned by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, the government on Saturday said the company was 100% government owned. This is the second consecutive day that senior officials of the State 27

4 November, 2017 10:42 AM Energy challenges: Indian MPs visit Chicago University, meet experts

New Delhi: Seeking to facilitate knowledge exchange to accelerate solutions for India's diverse energy challenges, a week-long visit to a US university was organised for parliamentarians from different political parties from the country, the varsity said on Saturday. As part of a programme, MPs from six states visited the University of Chicago October 36

1 November, 2017 4:49 PM Congress starts Nov. 8 countdown

To hold nationwide protests against ‘twin torpedoes’ of demonetisation and GST The Congress on Monday announced countrywide protests, right down to the block level, against demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax on November 8, the day the note ban was announced last year. The catchline for the protest will be Bhugat Raha Hai Desh (the country 47

30 October, 2017 9:53 PM Supreme Court rebukes Mamata govt: How can a state challenge central law?

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court snubbed the West Bengal government on Monday for challenging the Aadhaar Act when the law had been duly passed by Parliament and said that chief minister Mamata Banerjee could seek remedy as a common citizen if she felt aggrieved. The SC pulled up the state for taking the constitutionally impermissible route of filing a petition 34

30 October, 2017 9:35 AM Double Torpedoes Hit Economy, First Notes Ban, Then GST, Says Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said demonetisation was the first torpedo and 'wrong implementation' of GST was the second torpedo that hit the country New Delhi: After meeting top party leaders to plan nationwide protests on November 8, the first anniversary of the notes ban, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi delivered another instalment of criticism 46

25 October, 2017 12:53 PM Trinamool Core Team Meets, For The First Time Without Mukul Roy

Kolkata: In Kolkata, the Trinamool Congress is holding its core committee meeting, but some things are very different from the past. Chief among them is the absence of Mukul Roy. The former MP and railway minister was once called the Chanakya of the party who made the most of Mamata Bnaerjee's charisma to catapult Trinamool to dizzying heights in less than 20 years 76

25 October, 2017 10:55 AM Mamata Banerjee won’t link her mobile phone number with Aadhaar

“(The Centre is) interfering in the people’s rights and privacy... I will not link my Aadhaar number with my mobile even if my connection is snapped”. Opposing linking of Aadhaar with mobile phone number, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on October 25 said she will not comply with it even if her phone connection is snapped. The Trinamool Congress 27

25 October, 2017 10:30 AM Wont link my mobile phone number with Aadhar: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Oct 25 (PTI) Opposing linking of Aadhar with mobile phone number, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said she will not comply with it even if her phone connection is snapped. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) accused the Union government of "autocratic" rule and said her party will "have to play a role so that BJP is removed from power" 43

16 October, 2017 6:26 PM Declared Assets Of BJP, Congress And Other Political Parties Up

The increase in value of assets of CPI has been the lowest - from Rs 5.56 crore to Rs 10.18 crore. kolkata: The value of declared assets of BJP has increased from Rs 122.93 crore in 2004-05 to Rs 893.88 crore in 2015-16 while that of Congress, it has risen from Rs 167.35 crore to Rs 758.79 crore, according to the NGOs Association for Democratic Reforms 38