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Bengali film actress Payel Sarkar joins BJP

Kolkata: Star wars continue in poll-bound West Bengal as the Mamata Banerjee-led ruling Trinamool Congress and its arch rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are busy roping in film stars and actors in their respective political folds ahead of the forthcoming state Assembly elections. Kolkata’s Tollywood actress Payel Sarkar on Thursday joined BJP in the presence of […]

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Another TMC lawmaker resigns, likely to join BJP

Kolkata: Another Trinamool Congress legislator from Diamond Harbour in West Bengal’s South 24-Parganas district Dipak Haldar resigned from the state’s ruling formation on Monday, a day ahead of Bharatiya Janata Partys newly inducted leader Suvendu Adhikari’s mega rally in the district. Haldar tendered his resignation by speed post to the Trinamool Congress’ state headquarters at Topsia. […]

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Newly-joined BJP leader Rajib Banerjee gets Z-category security

Kolkata: A day after joining the BJP, ex-West Bengal minister Rajib Banerjee was given Z-category security by the Union Home Ministry on Monday. After Suvendu Adhikari, Banerjee was the second rebel Trinamool leader to get Z-category security by the Centre after joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sources said other Trinamool leaders like Baishali Dalmiya, Rathin […]

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Rajib Banerjee snaps ties with Trinamool, sends resignation to Mamata

Kolkata: Rebel Trinamool Congress leader Rajib Banerjee on Friday resigned from the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) and tendered his resignation letter to party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Earlier in the day, Rajib Banerjee had also resigned from the West Bengal legislative Assembly. On January 22, he had stepped down as state […]

‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan angers Mamata during Netaji’s birth anniversary

Kolkata: West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre are engaged in a tussle over the celebration of Netajis 125th birth anniversary that is taking place in Kolkata on Saturday. But at Kolkata’s Victoria Memorial, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee came together along with Governor Jagdeep […]

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Trinamool claims Mamata not invited at Vishva Bharati centenary

Kolkata: West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday claimed that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was not invited by the authorities of Visva Bharati University on the occasion of centenary celebrations of the central varsity founded by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. West Bengal Minister for Science and Technology Bratya Basu said that Banerjee was not invited at […]

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TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari resigns as Bengal MLA, likely to join BJP

Kolkata: Former West Bengal Transport and Irrigation Minister and Trinamool Congress heavyweight from East Midnapore district Suvendu Adhikari formally resigned from the state legislative assembly on Wednesday. Adhikari went to the Assembly here at around 4 p.m. and submitted a hand-written letter at the secretariat as Speaker Biman Banerjee was not present in his office. BJP […]