No solution in sight as strike by SSC aspirants enters 4th week

These youngsters were qualified for the post of assistant teachers and their names are on the waiting list of the School Service Commission (SSC) that notified the vacancies in 2016, conducted the selection test in 2017 and published the results in March 2018. Lok Sabha elections are about 20 days away and political parties, including […]


Deploy Central forces in West Bengal: BJP

BJP wants Election Commission to declare West Bengal ‘super-sensitive’. A BJP delegation comprising Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday urged the Election Commission to declare West Bengal a “super-sensitive State”, and demanded that Central forces be deployed in all polling stations there. BJP general secretary […]


BJP to assess winnability of candidates

The West Bengal unit of the BJP, which has set a target of winning over 23 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the State, is carrying out a survey to assess the winnability of its candidates. With more than 60-70 aspirants for one seat, especially in the northern and southern part of the State, […]


Tamil Nadu pact sealed, brings AIADMK back to NDA fold

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday finalised its alliance with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) for the coming parliamentary elections in Tamil Nadu, a state that sends the fourth highest number of representatives to the Lok Sabha, 39, after Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and West Bengal. […]


Matua MP: Mahasangha leader forged matriarch’s signature

On February 11, Shantanu Thakur showed a letter where the matriarch purportedly asked the Chief Minister to ensure that Trinamool Congress supports the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Trinamool Congress (TMC) Lok Sabha member Mamata Thakur has lodged a complaint against Shantanu Thakur, leader of the BJP-aligned faction of Matua Mahasangha, alleging that he forged the signature […]


Rina Mitra appointed Bengal’s security adviser

Retired IPS officer Rina Mitra has been appointed as the Principal Adviser, Internal Security, of West Bengal. Ms. Mitra’s name featured in the media recently as a probable candidate to head the CBI on the basis of her seniority. Following her retirement on January 31, Ms. Mitra, a 1983-batch Madhya Pradesh-cadre IPS officer, claimed that […]