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Mamata Banerjee in a protest rally against the clashes that broke out during BJP President Amit Shah's election roadshow | PTI

Vidyasagar statue vandalism in Bengal isn’t just about ideology. It’s a TMC-BJP power war

The vandalism was a random act, almost an accident, which has now taken on more significance than was its intention.

Modi’s Trinamool MLA claim belittles post of PM

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File photo of Babul Supriyo | BabulSupriyoOfficial/Facebook

Babul Supriyo’s journey from banker to singer to BJP’s hot choice in Mamata’s Bengal

In a state where BJP is weak and lacking in energy, Babul Supriyo's willingness to go toe-to-toe with Trinamool has set him apart from the others.
Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party flags on display in Cooch Behar | Moushumi Das Gupta/ThePrint

North Bengal gets ready for epic Mamata-Modi battle — Didi’s image vs Dada’s charm

Modi is popular, but local leaders say BJP's polarisation is reaping dividends on the ground. There is no clarity, though, if that will be enough to overcome Mamata. 

NRC and Citizenship Bill are lollipops BJP is using to fool people of Assam: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said it was only the Trinamool Congress that stood beside the people whose names were left out of the NRC, irrespective of their religion.

Indian women a step closer to breaking glass ceiling in politics

Quotas for women candidates in BJD & Trinamool are expected to help give a final push to reserving 33% Lok Sabha seats for women.
West Bengal Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee at the TMC protest in Kolkata

After Mamata’s dharna, TMC to hold ‘save democracy’ protests to defeat Modi

The TMC is holding protests in districts across West Bengal to "defeat the attempts" of Narendra Modi government to "trample" Constitution.
File photo of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during TMC mega rally in Kolkata | PTI

No one can deter Mamata Banerjee from her unrealistic PM ambitions now

A seven-time MP, Mamata Banerjee has been a three-time Union cabinet minister and is in her second term as CM.
TMC rally in Kolkata

Four-member committee of oppn leaders formed to look into EVM manipulation

Announcing the committee, Mamata Banerjee said the panel will suggest electoral reforms to the Election Commission before the Lok Sabha polls.
Alok Verma at CBI Headquarter, New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Four men ‘snooping’ near ousted CBI chief Alok Verma’s house detained

The men, one of whom was reportedly caught peeking into the house of ousted CBI chief Alok Verma, claim to be Intelligence Bureau officers.

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Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
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Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

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File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.