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Trinamool Congress supporters hold placards during an election rally in Kolkata | ANI

Poached leaders and anti-Modi rhetoric won’t be enough for TMC’s national goal in 2024

Trinamool Congress may have emerged as the favoured political party for leaders in search of one, but TMC and Mamata Banerjee still have a long way to go.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, with former Congress leader Kirti Azad, after the latter joined the Trinamool Congress in New Delhi Tuesday. | ANI

As Mamata goes on induction spree, Trinamool’s sitting Rajya Sabha MPs fear for their seats

Sitting MP Arpita Ghosh was asked to make way for former Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro, and now, with a host of senior leaders joining, there's buzz that more members will be replaced.
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Mamata has shocked Congress, but she needs more than anti-Modiism to go national

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A file photo of former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma. | Photo: ANI

TMC main opposition in Meghalaya now as ex-CM Mukul Sangma, 11 other Congress MLAs ‘defect’

12 out of 17 Congress MLAs in Meghalaya have formally submitted a letter to the assembly Speaker about joining the TMC, the party said in  a statement.
File photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressing a press conference in Howrah | ANI

What is SSC scam? Latest ‘CBI headache’ for Mamata govt despite 3-week relief from HC

An alleged scam around staff appointments in West Bengal schools has become latest instance where Mamata has resisted a CBI probe in matters pertaining to the state.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addresses the media after meeting PM Narendra Modi in Delhi Wednesday | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Mamata meets PM Modi, says ‘political differences shouldn’t impact Centre-state relations’

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says she also talked to the PM about pending financial dues of the state, and increase in the BSF’s jurisdiction. 
Trinamool MPs shout slogans outside the Ministry of Home Affairs on 22 November | ANI

Why Mamata made Trinamool MPs shift Delhi dharna venue from Amit Shah’s home to North Block

16 Trinamool MPs staged a sit-in at Delhi Monday to raise the issue of alleged attacks on party leaders in Tripura ahead of the municipal polls.
Former cricketer Kirti Azad with Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi Tuesday | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Eyeing Trinamool expansion, Mamata inducts Kirti Azad, Pavan Varma, Ashok Tanwar on Delhi trip

Azad, a former cricketer, has been with both Congress and BJP. Tanwar is a former Haryana Congress chief, and Varma a former Janata Dal (United) leader.
Saayoni Ghosh (right) with Trinamool Congress leader Sushmita Dev in Agartala | ANI

Who is Saayoni Ghosh? Actor & Mamata’s ‘streetfighter’ who was arrested, then got bail in Tripura

Saayoni Ghosh, who began her acting career as a character artiste in Bengali TV serials, is Trinamool’s Youth Wing chief. She was arrested on charges including attempt to murder.
Professor Ambikesh Mahapatra (centre) with his students | Facebook/Ambikesh MahapatraProfessor Ambikesh Mahapatra (centre) with his students | Facebook/Ambikesh Mahapatra

9 years on, Jadavpur prof arrested for forwarding Mamata cartoon is still stuck in legal battle

Ambikesh Mahapatra was charged under Section 66A of IT Act, among others, but 6 years after SC struck down that law, his case is on. Mamata govt says it has nothing to do with it.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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