Cyclone Amphan adds a new twist to the West Bengal elections

Cyclone Amphan adds a new twist to the West Bengal elections

Cyclone Amphan has added a new challenge for Mamata Banerjee’s quest to return to power in 2021 In 2009, a year after Tata Motors left Singur, super cyclone ‘Aila’ destroyed vast areas of South and North 24-Parganas, East Midnapore and Howrah districts in West Bengal. After the disaster, anti-Left sentiment peaked in these districts over […]

Students, teachers, writers take to streets in countrywide protest

Students, teachers, writers take to streets in countrywide protest

Visuals of noted historian Ramachandra Guha being detained became symbolic of countrywide protests led largely by academics and students on Thursday against police action in Jamia Millia Islamia and Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). Left parties and other political activists had initially given the call for agitation which was overtaken by students and teachers angry with […]

Google Doodle celebrates 155th birth anniversary of Bengali poet-activist Kamini Roy

Google Doodle celebrates 155th birth anniversary of Bengali poet-activist Kamini Roy

Google Doodle on Saturday honoured the celebrated Bengali poet, educator, and activist, Kamini Roy on her 155th birth anniversary. Born at a time when women were expected to focus on household activities and marriage, Kamini Roy went on to become a prominent feminist advocate in the subcontinent. Kamini Roy was born in 1864 in the […]

India Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Modi Wins again

India Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Modi Wins again

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: BJP’s vote share crosses half-way mark in several states, close to 50% in UP In its landslide victory, the BJP has seen its vote share soar past 50 per cent in at least 13 states and Union territories, a feat which the rival Congress could manage only in Puducherry. In […]

SBI reports frauds of Rs 7,951 crore in 9 months of FY’19

SBI reports frauds of Rs 7,951 crore in 9 months of FY’19

State Bank of India (SBI) on Friday said frauds amounting to Rs 7,951.29 crore were reported during the first nine months of 2018-19. All these accounts became NPAs much earlier and most of the portfolio is already provided for with 100 per cent provision, SBI said in a regulatory filing. “Moreover, we provide additional provision […]

Darjeeling unrest: One civilian killed, 35 securitymen injured in clashes

Darjeeling unrest: One civilian killed, 35 securitymen injured in clashes

The GJM today ruled out any discussion with West Bengal government but said it is “comfortable” in holding talks with the BJP-led government at the Centre. The BJP is an ally of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) and party MP SS Ahluwalia had won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Darjeeling with its help. “We […]

India Election Results 2014, Live India election result 2014 Live on news89

Lok Sabha Election 2014 Results 563 million people have cast their votes in the Indian elections with exit polls predicting a huge victory for Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party Overview India’s general election, which starts on 7 April, will be the largest vote ever held. About 814,500,000 people will have a […]

16-year-old Kolkata girl sets herself on fire after being gang-raped twice

Family of gangraped victim meets Governor, seeks security Kolkata, Dec 1 (PTI) The family of the 16-year-old gangrape victim today alleged that they have been threatened to leave the state by the city police along with the body of their daughter and sought security for themselves. The parents along with some Left leaders, met West […]

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