Assembly Elections
West Bengal  /  Published 10.08.20

State polls: BJP focus on north Bengal

The Bengal BJP has its eye on north Bengal, including minority-dominated Malda, ahead of the 2021 state polls. In the 2016 state election, the BJP won two Assembly seats out of 54 in the region, but ...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 09.08.20

TMC bid to woo tribals

The Mamata Banerjee government on Sunday celebrated Biswa Adivasi Diwas or the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, across the state, including some areas in north Bengal. The sc...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

‘Politics’ whiff in Delhi audit in Bengal

Bengal’s ruling establishment is livid at the Centre’s decision to send a team to audit the state’s expenditure under the 100 days job scheme, with insiders saying it looked like Del...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.07.20

Bengal: BJP rift over rosy picture

Some BJP leaders in Bengal are upset at not being invited to Delhi where the party’s polls strategy for the 2021 Assembly polls is being discussed since last Wednesday. “The sad part is t...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.07.20

Get Set: Free ration to win Bengal?

The possibility of free rations is alluring. According to the speech of the chief minister of West Bengal on July 21, that is what the people of the state should look forward to, together with, perhap...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 19.07.20

Trinamul leader visits Swapna

Trinamul leader K.K. Kalyani made a beeline for Arjuna awardee athlete Swapna Burman’s home on Saturday to express the party’s solidarity with her in the timber-purchase controversy. The ...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 18.07.20

Poll push by Binay faction

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Binay Tamang said on Friday that his faction had already identified candidates for Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong seats in the 2021 Bengal Assembly elections. Speaki...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 14.07.20

Trinamul starts caste survey in Birbhum

The Trinamul Congress has started a demographic survey at the booth level in Birbhum district to identify the castes and creeds of voters in a bid to combat the polarisation politics of the BJP that s...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

India  /  Published 13.07.20

Bihar: Lalu's 15 vs Nitish's 15

The JDU in Bihar has chosen as the central theme of its campaign for the Assembly elections later this year a comparison between the “good governance” during 15 years of Nitish Kumar&rsquo...
By Nalin Verma in Patna

India  /  Published 12.07.20

Nitish faces flak for poll plans

Opponents and allies have cornered Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal United (JDU) president Nitish Kumar over his poll plans amid the raging coronavirus pandemic. They are urging him to pay attenti...
By Dev Raj in Patna


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