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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)

CBI questions Mamata’s election agent in Nandigram in post-poll violence probe

PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 04:49 PM IST
Sheikh Sufiyan was interrogated for over four hours at the central government guest house in Haldia town. He was accompanied by a lawyer
A view of Calcutta high court. (HT archive)
A view of Calcutta high court. (HT archive)

Calcutta HC sets aside rustication of 3 Visva-Bharati University students

UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2021 10:05 AM IST
The students – Somnath Sow and Falguni Pan of economics and Rupa Chakrabortty of Hindustani classical vocal – were expelled for three years on August 23 by the VBU authorities for taking part in a campus protest in January this year
Bhabanipur bypoll BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal said that it doesn't matter that the Election Commission sent her a notice over Covid-19 norms violation because she didn't do anything. (PTI Photo)
Bhabanipur bypoll BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal said that it doesn't matter that the Election Commission sent her a notice over Covid-19 norms violation because she didn't do anything. (PTI Photo)

‘Complete lie’: BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal to EC on notice on Covid norm violation

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2021 12:13 AM IST
Priyanka Tibrewal claimed that TMC chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee made the complaint to harass her as she had challenged the latter’s nomination for Bhabanipur bypolls.
The upgrade in Arjun Singh’s armed security cover comes a day after a crude bomb went off near his house at 9am on Tuesday.(File photo)
The upgrade in Arjun Singh’s armed security cover comes a day after a crude bomb went off near his house at 9am on Tuesday.(File photo)

Bengal BJP MP Arjun Singh’s armed security cover upgraded to ‘Z’ category

Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 08:21 PM IST
Under the Z category, Singh, who represents the Barrackpore constituency in the Lok Sabha, will now have around six to seven commandos, from the earlier two security personnel, every time he travels across West Bengal while an additional contingent will provide security to his house, officials told news agency PTI.
Priyanka Tibrewal, who currently holds the state vice-president's post in BJP's youth wing, has lost both the elections she has contested so far. (ANI Photo)(Saikat Paul)
Priyanka Tibrewal, who currently holds the state vice-president's post in BJP's youth wing, has lost both the elections she has contested so far. (ANI Photo)(Saikat Paul)

BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal gets notice for alleged violation of Covid-19 protocol

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2021 03:13 PM IST
  • Priyanka Tibrewal, who is contesting the bypoll against sitting chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, has till 5pm on Wednesday to respond to the notice
Representational Image. (File photo)
Representational Image. (File photo)

West Bengal reports sharpest spike in crime against children in 3 years: NCRB

UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2021 01:41 PM IST
However, the state’s rate of crime against children is still low, compared to many states. According to the 2011 census, Bengal has a population of around 30 million children. The rate of crime against children in the state is around 34%
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo / HT)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo / HT)

Bengal extends Covid-19 norms till Sept 30, outdoor activities restricted

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2021 02:04 PM IST
West Bengal Covid-19 curbs: All outdoor activities, including the movement of people and vehicles, shall remain strictly prohibited between 11pm and 5am, the government said. However, all essential and emergency services will be allowed to continue unhindered.
Representational Image. (File photo)
Representational Image. (File photo)

Rise in kids complaining of fever in north Bengal; state forms expert panel

PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 10:36 AM IST
The children are all between one and four years of age and they complain of fever, cough and shortness of breath, said a health official, adding that as of now, it seems to be a seasonal illness like influenza
Datta is the fourth advocate general of the state to resign since 2011 when the Trinamool Congress first came to power. (Facebook)
Datta is the fourth advocate general of the state to resign since 2011 when the Trinamool Congress first came to power. (Facebook)

Kishore Datta, Bengal’s 4th advocate general since 2011, resigns like the rest

PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2021 05:41 PM IST
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government appointed senior lawyer Gopal Mukherjee as the state’s top law officer on Tuesday
BJP MP from Barrackpore, Arjun Singh. (Twitter)
BJP MP from Barrackpore, Arjun Singh. (Twitter)

Bomb goes off near Bengal BJP MP’s home day after MHA orders NIA probe

PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2021 04:54 PM IST
Officers from Bhatpara police station said Tuesday’s bomb was lying near a wall. “Nobody threw the bomb. There was no injury,” an officer said on condition of anonymity
West Bengal recorded 506 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease on Monday.(PTI Photo)
West Bengal recorded 506 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease on Monday.(PTI Photo)

No RT-PCR report needed for transit passengers, clarifies Kolkata airport

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2021 03:22 PM IST
Replying to a user's query, the Kolkata airport also said that all in bound flight passengers from Bangalore need to produce a negative RT-PRC test report or proof of vaccination.
Kolkata metro services will remain operational between 7.30am and 10.30pm daily.
Kolkata metro services will remain operational between 7.30am and 10.30pm daily.

Kolkata Metro to run 10 additional services from Wednesday. Check timings here 

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2021 12:26 AM IST
The Kolkata Metro Railway said that no change has been made in the timings of the first and last train from the originating stations, and that the waiting time between them have been kept at five minutes during morning and evening peak hours. 
Leader of the opposition in the Bengal assembly, Suvendu Adhikari, filed the petitions for disqualification on Monday afternoon. (File photo)
Leader of the opposition in the Bengal assembly, Suvendu Adhikari, filed the petitions for disqualification on Monday afternoon. (File photo)

Bengal BJP seeks disqualification of 2 turncoat MLAs, moves assembly Speaker

UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2021 08:44 PM IST
The MLAs in question are Tanmoy Ghosh and Biswajit Das who returned to the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on August 30 and 31 respectively.
BJP chief Dilip Ghosh was quick to say the assailants of Trinamool Congress were behind the attack(File photo)
BJP chief Dilip Ghosh was quick to say the assailants of Trinamool Congress were behind the attack(File photo)

NIA takes over case of bomb attack outside house of Bengal BJP MP Arjun Singh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2021 08:08 PM IST
Although no one was injured in the reported “attack”, the iron gate outside the MP's house, heavily guarded by CRPF personnel, on the outskirts of Kolkata showed marks.
Ahead of the Bhabanipur assembly bypoll, Suvendu Adhikari said that the BJP has to fight the administration, police, mafias and money power in the elections.(File photo)
Ahead of the Bhabanipur assembly bypoll, Suvendu Adhikari said that the BJP has to fight the administration, police, mafias and money power in the elections.(File photo)

Suvendu urges Bengal speaker to disqualify BJP MLAs who switched camps

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2021 06:57 PM IST
BJP MLA from Bishnupur Tanmoy Ghosh joined the Trinamool Congress on August 30, followed by Bagda legislator Biswajit Das.
Image fore representation. (File photo)
Image fore representation. (File photo)

Kolkata woman, minor son murdered; cousins held

PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2021 09:48 PM IST
The woman was killed inside her apartment on September 6 because she refused to lend money to the main accused and her aunt’s son.
BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal flashes victory sign after the announcement of her name as the party candidate for Bhabanipur Assembly constituency, at state BJP headquarters, in Kolkata on Friday. (PTI)
BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal flashes victory sign after the announcement of her name as the party candidate for Bhabanipur Assembly constituency, at state BJP headquarters, in Kolkata on Friday. (PTI)

Why BJP fielded Priyanaka Tibrewal against Bengal CM for Bhabanipur bypoll

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2021 04:29 AM IST
Tibrewal is the vice-president of the BJP’s youth wing in the state and an advocate, who played a pivotal role in the BJP’s legal battle in the Calcutta high court on post-poll violence, which ultimately led a five-judge bench to order for a CBI probe.
BJP candidate for Bhabanipur bye-election Priyanka Tibrewal. (Twitter/@impriyankabjp)
BJP candidate for Bhabanipur bye-election Priyanka Tibrewal. (Twitter/@impriyankabjp)

BJP fields advocate Priyanka Tibrewal to take on Mamata in Bhabanipur bye-polls

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2021 05:58 AM IST
Tibrewal was one of the petitioners who sought an inquiry into the post-poll violence in May, in Calcutta high court. The BJP proposed six names to the party leadership, out of which, Tibrewal’s was selected.
BJP leader Priyanka Tibrewal
BJP leader Priyanka Tibrewal

Bengal by-polls: BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal to challenge Mamata from Bhabanipur

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2021 12:21 PM IST
In the state assembly elections held earlier this year, Mamata was routed by turncoat leader Suvendu Adhikari, even though her party dominated the opposing the BJP with an overwhelming victory.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)

Mamata Banerjee to file her nomination today for Bhabanipur bye-elections

PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2021 09:16 AM IST
The Trinamool Congress chief, who took oath as the state’s chief minister on May 5, needs to win a bye-election before November 5 to retain the post
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo / HT)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo / HT)

Mamata to file nomination for by-polls to Bhabanipur seat today

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2021 05:51 AM IST
The by-poll for the Bhabanipur seat will be held on September 30, according to the schedule announced by the Election Commission. On the same date, by-elections would also be held in the Samserganj and Jangipur seats of the state, as well as in the Pipli constituency of Odisha.
West Bengal BJP President and MP Dilip Ghosh during the funeral of party worker Abhijit Sarkar, who was allegedly killed in post-poll violence by Trinamool Congress, at BJP headquarters in Kolkata, Thursday. (PTI)
West Bengal BJP President and MP Dilip Ghosh during the funeral of party worker Abhijit Sarkar, who was allegedly killed in post-poll violence by Trinamool Congress, at BJP headquarters in Kolkata, Thursday. (PTI)

Chaos as Kolkata Police hand over body of BJP worker killed on May 2

PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2021 04:47 PM IST
Devdutta Maji, a BJP leader, allegedly slapped a home guard when Kolkata Police personnel were managing the entry point to the morgue where the body was kept
Four people have died, two of them, including a child, died due to diarrhoea. But the other two, both women, died of other causes in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas. (GETTY IMAGES.)
Four people have died, two of them, including a child, died due to diarrhoea. But the other two, both women, died of other causes in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas. (GETTY IMAGES.)

Four dead as Diarrhoeal outbreak hits Bengal; nearly 160 affected

PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2021 01:06 AM IST
The district administration and the local civic body have started distributing ORS and halogen tablets and a door-to-door visit has been initiated to find out if any more people have been affected. The water reservoirs have been chlorinated and a medical camp with medical officers and paramedical staff has been set up.
Banerjee will file her nomination for the Bhabanipur on Friday. The bypolls would be held on September 30 while the counting will take place on October 3.(PTI file photo)
Banerjee will file her nomination for the Bhabanipur on Friday. The bypolls would be held on September 30 while the counting will take place on October 3.(PTI file photo)

BJP using agencies against TMC leaders before bypolls: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2021 05:26 AM IST
The BJP is pursuing vendetta politics and is targeting Abhishek Banerjee.... As soon as bypoll dates are announced, TMC leaders are being summoned by (central) agencies,” she said addressing an organisational meeting of the TMC in south Kolkata, the first such meeting since the EC announced bypolls to Bhabanipur.
BJP's West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh said people have made up their minds that the contest in Bhabanipur by-polls will be between TMC and BJP.
BJP's West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh said people have made up their minds that the contest in Bhabanipur by-polls will be between TMC and BJP.

Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says ‘we’re ready’ ahead of Bhabanipur bypolls 

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2021 09:56 PM IST
  • The contest in the Bhabanipur by-polls, Ghosh said, is between the TMC and BJP, and that the presence of CPI(M)-Congress candidates will not make any difference.
Calcutta high court. (File photo)
Calcutta high court. (File photo)

Calcutta HC puts interim stay on rustication of 3 Visva Bharati students

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2021 02:05 PM IST
Somnath Sow and Falguni Pan of economics, and Rupa Chakrabortty of Hindustani classical vocal were expelled for three years on August 23 by the VBU authorities for taking part in a campus protest in January this year
Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arjun Singh. (HT Archive)
Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arjun Singh. (HT Archive)

Bombs hurled at BJP MP Arjun Singh’s house in West Bengal, probe on

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2021 05:22 AM IST
According to the police, around six to seven people came out of Mazdoor Bhavan, Singh’s residence-cum-office in Bhatpara, early on Wednesday and allegedly assaulted a man sitting at a tea stall nearby.
Representational Image. (File photo)
Representational Image. (File photo)

RT-PCR mandatory for passengers from 9 countries landing in Kolkata

UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2021 10:04 AM IST
The countries are UK, Brazil, New Zealand, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Botswana, China, Bangladesh and South Africa. The new restrictions were imposed amid reports of new mutations of SARS-CoV-2 and the rising number of variants of concern and variants of interest globally
Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during a meeting with different puja committees, ahead of the 'Durga Puja' festival, in Kolkata on Tuesday, Sept 7, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during a meeting with different puja committees, ahead of the 'Durga Puja' festival, in Kolkata on Tuesday, Sept 7, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)

Durga Puja: Mamata grants 50k to each committee, discount on power tariff

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2021 09:54 AM IST
Durga Puja: West Bengal chief minister Banerjee had announced a slew of doles including a grant of 50,000 to all puja committees last year also.
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