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Calcutta HC dismisses Bengal govt’s plea, NHRC to proceed with probe on post-poll violence

The plea sought a recall of the order passed over PILs alleging displacement of people, physical assault, destruction of property and ransacking of businesses after Bengal polls.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata, on 10 May 2021 | ANI Photo

How TMC turncoats’ actions or silence is fanning BJP’s defection worries in Bengal

Many Trinamool Congress turncoats who joined BJP ahead of 2021 polls are now pleading for return to Mamata's fold. Similar buzz now surrounds Mukul Roy and ex-minister Rajib Banerjee.
Representational image of BJP workers and supporters | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint File photo

BJP workers from across India to visit Bengal, show solidarity with ‘demotivated’ state cadres

The move comes after BJP, which lost 2021 assembly polls despite recent gains in Bengal, alleged violent attacks on its cadres from members of ruling Trinamool Congress.
Home Minister Amit Shah during a roadshow at Bethuadahari in West Bengal's Nadia district, on 18 April 2021 | PTI Photo

Why BJP just can’t digest the election defeat to Mamata in West Bengal

Bengal was going to start the second phase of BJP’s Ashwamedha yagna covering territories where regional parties held sway. Now BJP is left ensuring its workers' safety.
Mamata Banerjee

Bengal woke up and chose violence at birth. TMC is no exception to that norm

From Naxalbari, Nandigram to now, Bengal was never insulated from political violence. TMC rule has seen an escalation, but BJP's solution is no solution.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a roadshow in Nadia, West Bengal, 11 April 2021| PTI

West Bengal is not Kerala. BJP was naive to expect peace after TMC win

The political violence after the election result shows a greater need for Mamata Banerjee to change her attitude towards the Centre and the latter towards West Bengal.
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With ‘Gandhi’ and ‘Nehru’ in his cabinet, Stalin has a historical burden to shake off

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BJP Bengal is with workers facing atrocities by ‘TMC goons’, says unit chief Dilip Ghosh

Claiming that attacks are happening in places where TMC won with a huge majority, Ghosh said party leadership is with the workers who have fought the election risking their lives.
File photo of Tathagata Roy | @tathagata@/Twitter

‘Politically stupid’ film actors given BJP tickets: Tathagata Roy slams Bengal poll leadership

In a series of tweets, ex-Tripura & Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy said Vijayvargiya & Dilip Ghosh must answer why the actors who had nothing to do with politics were given BJP tickets.
Representational image of a BJP rally in West Bengal | Photo: ANI

Matuas & Rajbanshis of Bengal both want CAA. So, why did one vote for BJP & not the other?

CAA promises to ease citizenship for six minority communities from 3 Muslim-majority neighbours. It’s a law the Matuas and Rajbanshis are waiting for.

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Double vaccination halves risk of developing long-lasting Covid symptoms

One of the best ways to reduce your risk of getting long Covid is to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible.
Sugarcane farmers wait with their bullock carts to unload their crop outside the Modi Sugar Mills in Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh | Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Yogi announces hike in sugarcane MSP by Rs 25 per quintal, months before UP polls

UP CM Yogi Adityanath said Sunday that the new price will enable sugarcane growers to increase incomes by 8%, and will transform lives of 45 lakh farmers.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during the induction of a medium-range surface-to-air missile system (MRSAM), in Jaisalmer on 9 September 2021| PTI

Rajnath Singh talks ‘lessons’ from Taliban takeover, hits out at ‘irresponsible states’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says turmoil in Afghanistan and the region is a result of 'aggressive designs and active support to non-state players'.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.