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Terrorists
15 Bangla-Speaking Persons Trained In Making Bombs By ISI Likely From Bengal

After the interrogation of the two arrested -- Osama from Delhi's Jamia Nagar and Zeeshan Qamar from Allahabad -- it came to the notice that the 15 Bengali-speaking persons whom they met at Jioni are from West Bengal.

Bengal Extends COVID Restrictions
Bengal Extends COVID Restrictions Till Sep 30, Night Curbs To Continue

District administrations, police commissionerates and local authorities shall ensure strict compliance with the state directives of wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.

Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee Suppressed Facts In Her Affidavit, BJP Complains To EC

BJP complained to the Election Commission of India objecting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's candidature from Bhabanipur Assembly constituency as she has suppressed facts in her affidavit along with her nomination papers

West Bengal Post-Poll Violence: CBI Registers Nine Cases 
West Bengal Post-Poll Violence: CBI Registers Nine Cases 

The CBI has formed four teams to investigate the serious cases like murder and rape that were reported after the announcement of Assembly poll results in the state on May 2.

Bengal Post-Poll Violence
Bengal Post-Poll Violence: Calcutta High Court Orders CBI Probe Into Murder, Rape Cases; Forms SIT For Other Offences

Calcutta High Court directed the central agency to file a report on its investigation in the next six weeks.

BJP's Babul Supriyo To Quit Politics; To Resign As MP
BJP's Babul Supriyo To Quit Politics; To Resign As MP

The two-time MP from Asansol was among the several ministers who were dropped from the union cabinet on July 7 as part of a major rejig. His unsuccessfully contested assembly polls against Trinamool Congress's Aroop Biswas in the last assembly elections.

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TMC To Enter National Politics On July 21, Mamata Govt In Delhi In 2024: Madan Mitra

Madan Mitra announced that Mamata Banerjee's speech will be broadcasted virtually across the whole country. Generally, TMC observes July 21 to commemorate the police firing in 1993 in Kolkata during a rally organised by the State Youth Congress under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee, in which 13 people lost their lives. 

Election Commission
Election Commission Blows Bugle For Bengal Bypolls

In a memorandum submitted to the poll panel, the party stated that with the decreasing number of Coronavirus cases in the state, the conditions are conducive for conducting the bypolls with appropriate Covid protocols in place.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's Son Abhijit Joins TMC
Former President Pranab Mukherjee's Son Abhijit Joins TMC

The newly inducted leader said that while he was in touch with Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee before the assembly elections, had he joined the TMC before the polls, it would have been construed that he switched allegiance for some post.

Trinamool
SG Denies Meeting Suvendu Adhikari, Trinamool Seeks Removal

As many as three Trinamool Congress MPs questioned the alleged meeting of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta with Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly, Suvendu Adhikari

Mamata-jagdeep
West Bengal CM, Guv Spat: Mamata Banerjee Calls Jagdeep Dhankhar 'Corrupt', Governor Hits Back

Taking a dig at the media, Dhankhar said, "I was surprised to see the media in a shyness mode. Why no questions have been asked about the people who have been charge-sheeted. I have come to know about the pathetic state of affairs of the media,"

West Bengal Post-Poll Violence: NHRC Invites Victims To File Complaints
West Bengal Post-Poll Violence: NHRC Invites Victims To File Complaints

The NHRC has made it clear that its members would meet victims or complainants, irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, gender, ethnicity and political affiliation.

'Yaas' Ruins Century Old Enchanting Colonial Seaside Sunderban Retreat
'Yaas' Ruins Century Old Enchanting Colonial Seaside Sunderban Retreat

The historical bungalow which served as a retreat where the rulers of Bengal entertained the high and mighty, could not withstand the might of the storm surge the cyclone brought on May 26, Namkhana Block Development Officer (BDO) Santanu Singha Thakur said.

Bureaucracy in West Bengal during PM Modi's visit for assessment of damage caused Cyclone Yaas
Defying Protocols, The Chief Secretary Wasn't Right

It was an unprecedented situation India witnessed at Kalaikunda on 28th May, 2021, during the Prime Minister’s visit -- soon after the Cyclone Yaas -- to take stock of the damage the cyclone brought about to West Bengal.

Mamata-Modi
Mamata Requests PM Modi To Rescind Order Recalling CS, Says Will Not Release Him

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to withdraw the Centre's order recalling Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, and said her government "is not releasing" the top bureaucrat.

West Bengal CS
Bengal Govt Yet To Give Nod To Chief Secy For Central Appointment: Source

West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, whose sudden transfer order from the Centre days before his retirement snowballed into a major controversy, is unlikely to report to the Department of Personnel and Training on Monday, as he is yet to get the nod from the state government, a highly placed source said.

Mamamta Banerjee
Centre Seeks Services Of West Bengal Chief Secretary, Officer To Report In Delhi On Monday

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".

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Skips PM Modi's 'Yaas' Review Meeting, Meets Personally
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Skips PM Modi's 'Yaas' Review Meeting, Meets Personally

The review meeting snowballed into a political controversy after Mamata Banerjee personally met Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the meeting and submitted a copy of the damages caused by the cyclone to him.

Mamamta-Banerjee
Class XII Board Exams In Late July, Class X in August: Mamata

As per the announcement, tests will be held only for the compulsory subjects, while the schools will give marks for the additional subjects based on internal assessment.

Tornado
Tornado Hits Hooghly And North 24 Parganas

Just a few hours before the landfall of 'Yass' a miniature tornado created havoc in parts of Hooghly and North 24 Parganas on Tuesday evening. Though the weather department said that these kinds of tornadoes are common ahead of a major cyclone but also admitted that it is very unlikely at a place which is nearly 210 kilometres away from the landfall.

NDRF Teams
Cyclone Yaas: NDRF Earmarks Highest-Ever Number Of Teams For Odisha, WB

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has earmarked its highest-ever number of teams for deployment in Odisha and West Bengal as part of its preparations for the impending cyclone Yaas, a senior officer said on Tuesday.

Amit Shah
Amit Shah Interacts With Odisha, West Bengal & Andhra CMs On Yaas Preparedness

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday took stock of preparedness with Chief Ministers of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to deal with cyclonic storm Yaas (pronounced as 'Yass') in the Bay of Bengal.

IAF Keeps 11 Transport Aircraft, 25 Helicopters On Standby As Preparatory For Cyclone Yaas
IAF Keeps 11 Transport Aircraft, 25 Helicopters On Standby As Preparatory For Cyclone Yaas

"This is in preparation for the approaching Cyclone Yaas and the operations are ongoing since May 21. To date, the IAF has airlifted 606 personnel and 57 tonnes of load for this purpose."

Cyclone Yaas Landfall Prediction Post Depression Formation: 3 Models Say West Bengal, 1 Bet On Odish
Cyclone Yaas Landfall Prediction Post Depression Formation: 3 Models Say West Bengal, 1 Bet On Odisha

While INCOIS, ECMWF and ICON predict the landfall in West Bengal, close to Balasore, US-GFS identifies it as Odisha

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee To Contest From Bhowanipur, Sitting MLA Steps Down
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee To Contest From Bhowanipur, Sitting MLA Steps Down

The sitting Trinamool Congress MLA from Bhowanipur, Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, tendered his resignation to Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee, which was immediately accepted.