india

RSS helping Pranab’s son, says Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday targeted former President and veteran Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee, while campaigning for the Trinamool Congress candidate from Jangipur in Murshidabad district. Referring to Mr. Mukherjee’s visit to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters, Ms. Banerjee claimed that the RSS was working for the victory of Mr. Mukherjee’s […]

lifestyle

Captured booths, EVM glitches mar the first round in West Bengal

Sporadic incidents of booth capture, smashing of electronic voting machines (EVM), intimidation of voters and malfunctioning of EVMs marked the first phase of voting in the two constituencies of Cooch Behar and Alipurduars in West Bengal. Till 3 pm, 69.94% of the total 34,62,583 voters in the two constituencies exercised their franchise. In 2014, the […]

cities

Mamata remarks top cops’ transfer unfortunate: EC

In a letter addressed to Banerjee, the Commission wrote that the EC is fully within its rights under Section 28A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, to act against police officers on poll duty. A DAY after Mamata Banerjee wrote to the Election Commission (EC) to protest the transfer of four senior police […]

india

‘Speed-breaker’ Didi maligned Bengal with scams: Modi

In a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday ‘speed-breaker Didi’ has applied brakes on several central schemes, denying people of the benefits available in other parts of the country. Addressing a rally at Rash Mela ground in Cooch Behar, he alleged that Banerjee has let […]