West Bengal Assembly
West Bengal  /  Published 05.03.21

Sena throws weight behind Mamata

The Shiv Sena has extended full support to the Trinamul Congress in the Bengal Assembly polls, saying the BJP was using “money, muscle and media” against Mamata Banerjee in an undemocratic...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.03.21

Free show: BJP and politics of misogyny

Emotions should be recollected in tranquillity, or they run away in unintended directions. The minister of state for environment, forest and climate change, Babul Supriyo, may have expected laudatory ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 04.03.21

Bengal’s political pitch is a turner

For political parties in West Bengal, a rally at the Brigade Parade Ground on the Calcutta Maidan has a special significance. For the Left, the significance has assumed the status of a special pilgrim...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

West Bengal  /  Published 04.03.21

Bengal Assembly polls: Banners seek ‘son of soil’ on Gautam Deb’s turf

Several banners were seen on Wednesday in Dabgram-Fulbari Assembly constituency, the seat of state tourism minister Gautam Deb, seeking a “son of the soil” as the Trinamul candidate for th...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 04.03.21

Mahua colour drive code

The Trinamul Congress leadership in Nadia has started a booth-level drive using colour codes for voter preferences to get an estimate of the party’s strength and finalise its campaign strategy i...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 04.03.21

Bengal: battle of nerves over candidate list

Mamata Banerjee is purportedly ready with a list of Trinamul Congress candidates for all 294 Assembly constituencies, but she didn’t announce even on Wednesday the nominees for the first phase o...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya, Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.03.21

Congress leaves 7 seats for cleric’s party

The Congress on Tuesday agreed to allot seven seats in south Bengal to Abbas Siddiqui’s Indian Secular Front, but reiterated that it would field candidates in not less than 92 Assembly segments....
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.21

Akhilesh, Tejashwi offer support to Mamata

Akhilesh Yadav in the morning, Tejashwi Yadav in the evening. The Young Turks of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar politics on Monday threw their weight behind Mamata Banerjee in Bengal.  The expression ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 02.03.21

First shot: Congress-Left rally

An impressive rally — the turnout at the first public meeting of the coalition featuring the Left Front, the Congress and the Indian Secular Front was sizeable — need not translate into el...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 02.03.21

Bengal: Mitra junks jobless claims

The Trinamul Congress has countered BJP’s claim that Bengal suffers from a lack of industrialisation and joblessness by touting numbers thrown up from bank lending to small- and medium-scale ind...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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