Paes, who won the bronze medal at the 1996 Olympic Games and is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished doubles players in the world, said he wants to make a difference in the lives of the people.
The by-polls are being held in south Kolkata's Bhabanipur, besides Jangipur and Samserganj seats in Murshidabad district.
"I will continue to work constitutionally as an MP in Asansol. Politics is beyond the constitutional post and I withdraw myself from it. I will not join any other party. I will vacate the MP bungalow in Delhi and release security personnel from their duties soon," he was quoted saying.
The identity of the father of Bengali actress and Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan's newborn son has been revealed in the infant's birth certificate on Kolkata Municipal Corporation's website.
Banerjee, a resident of Bhowanipore, had won the seat twice in 2011 and 2016 but shifted to Nandigram, where the anti-farmland acquisition movement against the Left Front government had transformed her into a major political force in the volatile state, to dare her former protege and now a BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on his home turf.
"Mukul's return proves that the BJP does not let anyone in peace and puts undue pressure on everyone," West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.
Barely four days after he was granted extension, the Centre on Friday night sought services of West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay and asked the state government to relieve the officer immediately, a move termed by the ruling Trinamool Congress as "forced deputation".
In a dramatic twist in the Narada case hearing Trinamool Congress' four heavyweights -- Firhad Hakim, Madan Mitra, Subrata Mukherjee and Sovan Chatterjee -- have been ordered to stay under 'house arrest' instead of 'judicial custody' as a new bench is being constituted to hear the case.
True to form, the Odisha unit of the BJP has latched on to the shock loss of Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram to gloat over the election results in neighbouring West…
Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today said the regional parties in their respective States still enjoy a political clout which is quite clear from the just announced Bengal poll…
Kolkata: The BJP on Sunday alleged that one of its party offices in Hooghly district was set on fire, and some of its leaders, including Suvendu Adhikari, were heckled by…
Kolkata: Physical distancing went for a toss as TMC supporters, thumbing their noses at the raging Covid-19 pandemic, hit the streets, beating drums, bursting firecrackers and smearing ‘gulal’ on one…
Ahead of the 5th phase of polling on April 17, senior political leaders have hit the campaign trail and are addressing multiple rallies in West Bengal. Senior BJP leader and…
Nandigram: TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, who is contesting the assembly elections from Nandigram, was greeted with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans by BJP supporters on Tuesday at Reyapara here, where she had been camping for the past two days. The chief minister, moments before she was about to leave for her programme at Bhangabera in the […]
Kolkata: Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha, a bitter critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi regime, on Saturday joined Trinamool Congress days ahead of the high- octane West Bengal assembly polls. Sinha, who served in the cabinet of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, had quit the saffron party in 2018 after having serious differences with […]
Kolkata: Several Trinamool Congress leaders voiced their anguish against the party after they were denied nomination for the West Bengal assembly elections with protests being held at a few places. Four-time Satgachia MLA Sonali Guha, once a close associate of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, burst into tears after learning that she was denied a ticket […]
The countdown for the 2021 Assembly election in West Bengal has begun. While Mamata Banerjee’s ruling TMC seems to be confident of coming back to power for the third time in a row with an absolute majority, the BJP is in pressure to retain their success during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections by wining 18 […]
Nandigram (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee kicked off the Trinamool Congress’s campaign for the assembly elections on Monday. Mamata announced that she will contest the polls from Nandigram — a political gambit aimed at the BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari who won the seat in 2016 as a TMC candidate, while also retroceding to the […]
Bhadrak: Days after the nation-wide lockdown was lifted, Odisha government put the Sarpanchs and village-level authorities at the forefront to manage the migrant influx and ensure that every single migrant upon arrival undergoes a mandatory quarantine at the Temporary Medical Camps (TMC) set up close to their respective villages. The village heads were not only […]
Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress will give a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to families of the two persons killed in Karnataka’s Mangaluru during protests against the amended Citizenship Act. The state president of the TMC’s trade union wing Indian National Trinamool Trade Union Congress (INTTUC), Dola Sen said cheques of Rs 5 lakh each […]
Kolkata: Making its first arrest in the Narada sting case 30 months after taking over the probe, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday took into custody IPS officer S.M.H. Mirza, allegedly shown in the Narada news portal clips accepting Rs 5 lakh from the sting operators. “He has been arrested as part of […]
Kolkata: Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi has given her nod to Congress-Left Front alliance in West Bengal for the upcoming assembly by-polls in the state following the party’s dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls in the state, top party sources said on Saturday. Gandhi held a meeting with West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra […]
New Delhi: Parliament on Tuesday approved a new bill to revamp the process of administration and settlement of consumer disputes, with strict penalties including jail term for adulteration and misleading ads by companies. The Consumer Protection Bill 2019, already passed by Lok Sabha, was approved in the Upper House by voice vote and will replace […]
Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation has summoned Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien in connection with the probe into the Saradha chit fund scam, a CBI official said on Saturday. The senior Trinamool leader from Bengal has been asked to appear before the central agency officials in the first week of August. O’Brien […]
Kolkata: Pilloried by the BJP for alleged appeasement politics, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is trying to shed her image of being only pro-minorities to regain the ground lost in the recent Lok Sabha elections. She is attempting to take the battle to the rival camp, with her government coming up with a series […]