Midnight vigils, snaking queues as some Indians await COVID vaccines

Siliguri, India, October 14 (Reuters): Residents of a city in northeast India are spending nights in snaking queues outside vaccination centres awaiting their turn for a COVID-19 shot, an anomaly in a country with a surplus of vaccines. In Siliguri, a city in West Bengal state close to India’s border with Bangladesh, local police sometimes… Continue reading Midnight vigils, snaking queues as some Indians await COVID vaccines

Babul Supriyo to leave politics; to quit as MP

Kolkata, July 31 (PTI): Former Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo said on Saturday that he has decided to quit politics and will be resigning as an MP. He hinted the decision was partly due to losing the ministerial berth and also differences with the state BJP leadership. Supriyo, who had held several portfolios… Continue reading Babul Supriyo to leave politics; to quit as MP

4 Bengal leaders appear before CBI court in Narada case

Kolkata, Jun 4 (PTI): Four senior leaders, facing trial in the Narada case, appeared before the special CBI judge at a court in Kolkata on Friday. Judge Anupam Mukerjee had on April 17, while ordering interim bail to the four leaders, directed them to physically appear before the court on June 4. State ministers Subrata… Continue reading 4 Bengal leaders appear before CBI court in Narada case

Calcutta HC grants interim bail to two Bengal ministers, TMC MLA, former Kolkata mayor in Narada case

Kolkata, May 28 (PTI): The Calcutta High Court on Friday granted interim bail to two West Bengal ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim, TMC MLA Madan Mitra and former city mayor Sovan Chatterjee, arrested by CBI in the Narada sting tapes case. Imposing conditions, a five-judge bench of the high court directed the four accused… Continue reading Calcutta HC grants interim bail to two Bengal ministers, TMC MLA, former Kolkata mayor in Narada case

Narada case hearing to continue in Calcutta HC on Friday

Kolkata, May 27 (PTI): The Calcutta High Court on Thursday adjourned till Friday hearing in the Narada sting tape case, in which two senior West Bengal ministers, an MLA and a former Kolkata mayor were arrested by the CBI. All the four accused – ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim, Trinamool Congress MLA Madan Mitra… Continue reading Narada case hearing to continue in Calcutta HC on Friday

Narada scam: CBI withdraws plea in SC against Calcutta HC granting house arrest of TMC leaders

New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): The CBI on Tuesday withdrew its appeal before the Supreme Court against a Calcutta High Court order in which four senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders including State ministers, were granted the benefit of house arrest instead of being lodged in jail under judicial custody after their arrest in connection… Continue reading Narada scam: CBI withdraws plea in SC against Calcutta HC granting house arrest of TMC leaders

Narada case: CBI moves SC against Calcutta HC order allowing house arrest of TMC leaders

New Delhi [India], May 24 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court challenging the Calcutta High Court’s order which allowed the house arrest of four Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders, who are accused in the Narada case. The probe agency, CBI, in its appeal, filed before… Continue reading Narada case: CBI moves SC against Calcutta HC order allowing house arrest of TMC leaders

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal CM for third consecutive term

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], May 5 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday took oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term. She was administered the oath by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. TMC secured 213 seats in the eight-phased West Bengal Assembly elections while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won… Continue reading Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal CM for third consecutive term

Mamata to take oath as Bengal CM for third time on May 5

Kolkata, May 3 (PTI): Mamata Banerjee will be sworn in as the chief minister of West Bengal for the third time on May 5, her party announced on Monday. The newly-elected MLAs of the Trinamool Congress unanimously elected Banerjee as the legislative party leader at a meeting here, its secretary-general Partha Chatterjee said. The TMC… Continue reading Mamata to take oath as Bengal CM for third time on May 5

Prime Minister Modi’s ruling party loses crucial Indian state election

The incumbent chief minister’s party in India’s West Bengal state has defeated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party in a state election held as the coronavirus pandemic surged to crisis levels. Modi has been criticised for focusing on the elections instead of making the pandemic his top priority. Some expert blame the federal election commission for… Continue reading Prime Minister Modi’s ruling party loses crucial Indian state election