Anish Mondal

Anish Mondal is a desk hand with over 3 years of experience. He started his career with public broadcaster Rajya Sabha Television and later moved

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West Bengal BJP delegation meets President Ram Nath Kovind, seeks intervention over law and order collapse

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar also lashed out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the killings and sought a report from the state government on an urgent basis.

The move comes in the backdrop of the sensational triple murder in Murshidabad district and an alleged attack on the BJP workers in the state. (Twitter image) News

Saradha scam: CBI moves Kolkata court seeking arrest warrant against former top cop Rajeev Kumar

Rajeev Kumar was a part of the Special Investigation Team (SIT), formed by the state government to probe the ponzi scam before the Supreme Court transferred the case to the CBI in 2014.

The teams of 12 officers have been formed to trace the IPS officer as he is missing and trying to evade the agency's summon since last week. (File photo) News

Mamata Banerjee to meet PM Modi on Wednesday amid tussle over NRC, top cop Rajeev Kumar

The TMC (Trinamool Congress) supremo has been one of the harshest critics of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and of PM Modi. The last time the duo had met was at the convocation ceremony held at Visva Bharati University in S

Mamata Banerjee will discuss the issues related to the various demands of the state government (File photo) News

Saradha scam: CBI knocks Nabanna doors again in hunt for former Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar

Rajeev Kumar was a part of the Special Investigation Team constituted by the Mamata Banerjee government to investigate the scam before the apex court transferred the case to the CBI in 2014.

The IPS officer has even sent an email to the authorities and sought one month time to appear before the investigating officer of the case. (File photo) News

Saradha chit fund scam: CBI visits Nabanna to know whereabouts of former Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar

The move comes after Rajeev Kumar, currently Additional Director General in Criminal Investigation Department, did not turn up before the CBI on Saturday.

The move comes after Kumar, currently, Additional Director General (ADG), CID (Criminal Investigation Department), did not turn up before the central probe agency on Saturday. (ANI Image) News

Dilip Ghosh hits out at Mamata Banerjee over NRC, says ‘will throw out infiltrators from state’

The state BJP chief has also accused Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee of indulging in divisive politics. Ghosh claimed that the TMC- led state government is protecting more than one crore Rohingyas and Bangladeshi M

Dilip Ghosh further said that Banerjee will soon see how the saffron party would implement NRC in the state. (Twitter image) News

Mamata Banerjee leads Kolkata protest rally against NRC in Assam, says people being forced to prove their identity

Speaking at the protest today, Mamata pointed out that over 19 lakh people had been left out of the NRC and wondered why people were being forced to prove their identity after over seven decades of gaining independence.

Several MLAs and MPs of the ruling party are present in the protest march. (Twitter image) News

Several injured as police cracks down on BJP protest against Mamata govt over power tariff hike in Kolkata

In a bid to make inroads in the state ahead of the crucial assembly elections in the state, the saffron party is trying to raise issues pertaining to the daily life of common people.

The police have also arrested BJP's state general secretary Raju Banerjee and Sayantan Basu, Debjit Sarkar, state president, BJYM along with 85 workers from the protest rally. News

Dilip Ghosh slams TMC over ‘attack’ on BJP leaders, says only Mamata and her nephew safe in West Bengal

The BJP chief further said, "In Paschim Banga, nothing is secure; neither the Democracy nor the Constitution and of course the CBI too."

The BJP chief alleged that police officers are behaving like cadres of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC). (Twitter image) News

West Bengal bandh: Normal life hit, BJP calls shutdown huge ‘success’

Meanwhile, Governor Jagdeep Dhankar met BJP MP Arjun Singh who is currently admitted at Apollo hospital in Kolkata.

The BJP has also announced a protests across all 23 districts in the state today. (Source: BJP Twitter) News

West Bengal: BJP to observe 12-hour bandh, hold protests over attack on Barrackpore MP Arjun Singh, state chief Dilip Ghosh

On Sunday, BJP's Barrackpore MP Arjun Singh had suffered a head injury when police resorted to a baton-charge in Kakinara area to foil BJP workers attempt to block a road.

The saffron party has also announced to organise protests across all 23 districts in the state on Monday. (ANI Image) News

West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 25,000 each for Durga puja committees this year

Durga puja, one of the biggest festival among the bengalis will be celebrated between October 4, 2019, and October 8. Both TMC and BJP are trying to increase their vote bank through this festival.

Mamata Banerjee also chanted the Durga Stotra during the meeting. (Twitter image) News

Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh allegedly assaulted by TMC supporters during ‘chai pe charcha’ event

With an eye to win the next state assembly polls in 2021, West Bengal unit of the BJP has launched "Chai pe Charcha" programme to counter Mamata Banerjee's "Didi Ke Bolo" initiative.

Earlier this week, Ghosh had stirred a controversy by asking his party workers to beat up TMC supporters and police personnel if they attack them (Twitter image) News

West Bengal: TMC sets 250 plus target in next Assembly elections; says BJP’s dream to gain power in state as ‘baseless’

In Lok Sabha election held earlier this year, Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress bagged 18 out of the 42 parliamentary seats, while BJP grabbed18 seats.

The Diamond Harbour MP also slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi government over the latest decision of the central bank (Twitter File photo) News

Mamata govt registers suo motu case against Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh over controversial remarks

The statement was made at a public gathering at East Midnapore district's Mecheda where he also alleged that police officials are lodging fake cases against him and there are almost 28,000 cases against the party supporters.

Dilip Ghosh further accused the ruling party of conspiring with the police and the local administration in framing false cases against the saffron party workers. (Twitter image) News

Nation headed towards presidential form of government, alleges TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee

Mamata's attack comes after a period of silence following her attacks against the BJP through the Lok Sabha election campaign as well as days after the results were declared.

Speaking at the grand rally, Mamata Banerjee also hit out at the center over appointing retired persons as the head of the important institutions of the country. (Twitter Image) News

West Bengal: BJP chief Dilip Ghosh sparks controversy, asks workers to “beat TMC men”

Speaking at a public rally in East Midnapore district's Mecheda, Ghosh also said that police officials are registering fake cases against him and there are almost 28,000 cases against other party workers.

This is not the first time that Dilip Ghosh, a newly-elected MP from Medinipur constituency has irked a controversy (Twitter Image) News

Mamata Banerjee’s advice to students: Eggs too costly, eat rice, dal and vegetables in midday meal instead

The statement comes when Banerjee was chairing an administrative review meeting at Sanskriti Lokmancha in Purba Bardhaman on Monday.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chairing an administrative review meeting at Sanskriti Lokmancha in Purba Bardhaman (Twitter image) News

TMC’s mega two-month long campaign for farmers under ‘Didi Ke Bolo’ kicks off today

With an aim to win the maximum number of seats in the 2021 state assembly polls, the party launched a helpline number and a website on July 29, 2019, to address the complaints from masses.

To prevent this, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken various social and economic projects. (PTI photo) News

‘Being Indian our sole identitiy’: Mimi Chakraborty backs Nusrat Jahan after Muslim clerics issue ‘fatwa’ over ‘un-Islamic’ conduct

Mimi's remark comes after a section of Deoband-based clerics slammed the Basirhat MP for wearing vermilion with a mangalsutra and saying Vande Mataram after taking oath in the Lok Sabha on June 25, 2019.

Nusrat Jahan, Nusrat Jahan Jagannath Rath Yatra, Nusrat Jahan sindoor, Nusrat Jahan Mamata Banerjee , TMC News

Bhatpara violence: TMC delegation visits trouble-torn areas; announces compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh for victims

Last week, a BJP delegation comprising former Union Minister SS Ahluwalia, former Mumbai Police Commissioner Satya Pal Singh, and former IPS officer Vishnu Dayal Ram had visited the area to take stock of the situation.

The delegation team met the families of the victims who were killed during the violence. (ANI Photo) News

Cut money row: Protests against TMC leaders across Bengal

Cut money: In a conference of party leaders on June 18, 2019, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked them to stop taking cut money from the beneficiaries of government welfare schemes.

The West Bengal government has also formed a special team at Nabanna, state secretariat, to look into the complaints of corruption. (PTI File photo) News

Dining hall diktat: Mamata Banerjee rejects discrimination charge, blames errant officials for issuing old circular

Controversy erupted when a circular released by the Cooch Behar District Magistrate's office (minority section) asked the District Inspector of Schools to send a report of the names of government and government-aided schools

The TMC supremo also stated that the circular was issued to figure out the number of minority students in the schools. (PTI File photo) News

Bombarded by defections, Mamata Banerjee’s ultimatum to TMC turncoats joining BJP

Adding to Mamata's woes is former TMC MLA from South Dinajpur Biplab Mitra who joined the saffron party along with 14 Zilla Parishad members today.

Mamata Banerjee-led party also claimed that 99.99 per cent of TMC leaders is honest and hardworking (PTI photo) News

West Bengal: BJP ups ante against Mamata Banerjee, gheraos SP offices across state over deteriorating law and order

A series of clashes have been witnessed across several districts since the declaration of the Lok Sabha election results, with the latest being in North 24 Parganas' Bhatpara.

Sayantan Basu, General Secretary leading the protest rally at Basirhat (Image: By arrangement) News

Two BJP workers killed in last 48 hours as political violence engulfs West Bengal after elections

On May 25, 2019, addressing a press conference in Kolkata, TMC supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had accused the saffron party of orchestrating post-poll violence in the state.

Central force personnel conduct a march at a village in Birbhum following reports of clash between BJP and TMC on Saturday (PTI Photo) News

TMC suspends Mukul Roy’s son Subhrangshu for ‘anti-party’ activities

The move comes after the defeat of Mamata Banerjee-led TMC in the recently held Lok Sabha election and state Assembly bypolls.

Suspended TMC MLA Subhrangshu Roy (Twitter image) News