Lok Sabha Polls 2019
West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.19

Bureaucrats off Mamata dais before dig at Centre

Mamata Banerjee on Friday stopped a speech midway at a state government event and asked officials to leave the dais before making “a political comment” in which she took potshots at the Centre, wi...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 13.01.19

Congress to contest all UP seats

The Congress announced on Sunday it would contest all 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh and was willing to accommodate secular parties, a day after  the BSP and the Samajwadi Party formally announced tha...
By PTI in Lucknow

North East  /  Published 09.04.19

AGP firm on bill opposition

The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Tuesday released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls, asserting it would remain firm on its earlier stand of opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.The AGP...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.19

Trinamul workers told to click reach-out photos with voters

Sales team members of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods companies often have to click themselves with customers after visiting them as proof of their marketing drive. The practice of the corporate sector has...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 13.11.18

Bengal Congress against tie-up

The Congress’s Bengal minder, Gaurav Gogoi, was told by most leaders in the state that they were against a tie-up with Trinamul for the coming Lok Sabha polls, said sources.Gogoi was apprised of the...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 13.12.18

Bengal tea pay push

The Bengal labour department will soon recommend a minimum wage for tea workers, the rush suggesting the Mamata Banerjee government wants to resolve the issue ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. A meeting o...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.19

Cooch Behar Trinamul MP gets list axe over feud

Sitting Cooch Behar Trinamul MP Partha Pratim Ray has not been fielded this time, his exclusion seen as the fallout of the leadership’s displeasure at infighting between the parent party and its you...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

North East  /  Published 28.12.18

BJP signals continuity in Assam strategy

The BJP leadership’s decision to go with “tried and tested” Mahendra Singh as prabhari (in-charge) for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Assam suggests that it will continue with the think-tank that w...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.19

Bengal potato prop in glut

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a record potato procurement of 10 lakh tonnes by state agencies in anticipation of a price plunge caused by a bumper crop and urged people to “eat more...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.01.19

Golay, Bhutia start tie-up talks

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha president P.S. Golay and Hamro Sikkim Party leader Bhaichung Bhutia on Tuesday broke the ice between the two parties, paving way for a possible alliance against the ruling Sik...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok


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