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Major political earthquake expected in next six months after LS results: PM Modi

Published on May 29, 2024 01:18 PM IST

Modi was speaking at an election rally at Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas where he campaigned for 3 candidates whom the BJP has fielded from Diamond Harbour, Mathurapur and Joynagar

Nine Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal are scheduled to go to polls in the last phase on June 1. (PTI photo)

Record-breaking heatwave sees Jhansi hit 49° Celsius

Day temperatures in Jhansi spiked the highest in 132 years as the city reeled under 49 degrees Celsius, which was 5.9 degrees above normal.

A packed coach of a train that reached Lucknow on Tuesday (HT)
Updated on May 29, 2024 07:38 AM IST
By, Lucknow

PM Modi steps up attack on Mamata Banerjee, asks if TMC will unleash goons on judges

PM Modi on Tuesday addressed two election meetings at Barasat and Jadavpur and conducted a road show in north Kolkata

Jadavpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Jadavpur, West Bengal, (PTI/@BJP4India)
Published on May 28, 2024 08:41 PM IST

Cyclone Remal makes landfall; 1 lakh people shifted to shelters in Bengal

Cyclone Remal updates: The landfall process, with its centre about 30 km from the coastline at 8.30pm, will continue for about four hours, MeT department said

Commuters taking cover under umbrella cross road during rain, ahead of cyclone Remal�s landfall, in Kolkata, Sunday(PTI)
Published on May 26, 2024 10:18 PM IST

Cyclone Remal: Passengers stranded at Kolkata airport as ops halted for 21 hours

Passenger inconvenience at Kolkata airport due to flight suspension after cyclone Remal; airlines criticised for lack of communication and support.

Representative Image: Passengers face inconvenience as Kolkata Airport suspends flight operations amid cyclone 'Remal' scare.
Published on May 26, 2024 12:00 PM IST

Bangladeshi MP murder case: Dhaka police’s team to visit Kolkata for probe

A four-member team of Indian police is currently investigating the murder incident

Bangladeshi lawmaker Md Anwarul Azim Anar(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 26, 2024 10:07 AM IST

Thousands to be evacuated from coastal villages as Bengal braces for Cyclone Remal

The India Meteorological Department has warned that Remal is likely to make landfall around midnight on May 26 between Sagar Island in the southern tip of West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh

Announcements were being made on loudspeakers in vulnerable areas and beach destinations to make the people aware of the approaching storm. (Representative Image)
Published on May 25, 2024 08:06 PM IST

Sporadic violence mar sixth phase in Bengal; TMC leader killed hours before polling

The average voter turnout till 5pm was 77.9% in West Bengal in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections held on Saturday

Eight Lok Sabha seats went to polls in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on May 25, 2024 06:45 PM IST

Gold smuggling racket behind Bangladesh MP’s murder in Kolkata?

The accused persons have claimed during interrogation that the victim and the prime accused were into gold smuggling.

Bangladesh Awami League MP Md. Anwarul Azim. (File)
Updated on May 25, 2024 06:46 PM IST

Lok Sabha polls: Why phase 6 in Bengal is crucial for BJP’s target of 30

In Bengal’s tribal belt Jangal Mahal region, of the eight seats – Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Jhargram, Midnapore, Purulia, Bankura, and Bishnupur – the BJP in 2019 wrested five – Jhargram, Purulia, Bankura, Bishnupur and Midnapore

In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP set a record by winning 18 seats across the eastern state (Representative Photo)
Published on May 25, 2024 05:13 PM IST

TMC leader allegedly killed in East Midnapore hours before 6th phase of LS polls

Earlier, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) woman worker identified as Rathibala Ari was allegedly killed on Thursday at Nanidgram in Tamluk triggering violent protests

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2024 11:25 AM IST

Kolkata's Alipore zoo implements relief measures for animals to combat heatwave

Subhankar Sen Gupta, an IFS officer, outlined the zoo's strategies to mitigate the effects of the extreme temperatures.

Amidst a severe heatwave, Alipore Zoological Park in Kolkata, introduced a range of measures to ensure the well-being of its animals. (Representational picture)(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 24, 2024 01:21 PM IST

At Kanthi, it’s a prestige fight between Adhikari family and Mamata Banerjee

For the BJP, which set a record in Bengal in 2019 by winning 18 of the state’s 42 seats, winning Kanthi is crucial for meeting this year’s target of 30 seats

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly Suvendu Adhikari (File Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2024 07:22 PM IST

Bangladesh MP murder case: Blood stains found in refrigerator, reveals police probe

The Bangladeshi MP, who entered India on May 12, was last seen on the afternoon of May 13 when he went with friends to a home in Bidhannagar near Kolkata for a medical check-up

An SIT has been formed to investigate the alleged killing of Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim Anar. (PTI file photo)
Updated on May 23, 2024 12:42 PM IST

More Mamata harasses Suvendu, higher position BJP would give him, says Amit Shah

The West Bengal police on Tuesday raided a rented house of Suvendu Adhikari at Kolaghat in East Midnapore in search of a local miscreant who was absconding

Union home minister Amit Shah addresses an election campaign rally in Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur on Wednesday. (ANI)
Published on May 22, 2024 08:40 PM IST

LS polls: In Bengal’s Tamluk, it’s a battle between an ex-HC judge and a poet

The BJP has fielded former Calcutta high court judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay while the TMC has fielded Debangshu Bhattacharya, a young party spokesperson in Tamluk

Debangshu Bhattacharya (left) and Abhijit Gangopadhyay (right). (ANI Photos)
Updated on May 22, 2024 06:01 PM IST

Bangladesh MP killed in Kolkata, joint investigation launched. What happened?

Anwarul Azim was last seen on the afternoon of May 13 when he went with friends to a home in Bidhannagar near Kolkata for a medical check-up.

Bangladesh's ruling party MP Anwarul Azim (Source:X)
Updated on May 22, 2024 03:05 PM IST

Abandoned Rolls Royce Phantom VII parked in Kolkata hotel, old video goes viral

The now-viral video shows an abandoned black-coloured Rolls Royce Phantom VII parked on a hotel porch in Kolkata.

Abandoned Rolls Royce Phantom VII parked in a hotel in Kolkata. (Instagram/@supercarsofkolkata)
Updated on May 21, 2024 03:22 PM IST

In farewell speech, Calcutta HC judge Chitta Ranjan Dash says ‘ready to go back to RSS’

Justice Dash said he was “ready to go back to the organisation” if they called him for any assistance or for any work that he was capable of doing

Justice (retired) Chitta Ranjan Dash. (Sourced image.)
Published on May 21, 2024 08:46 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India

LS polls: Sporadic clashes mar polling in Bengal; 74.6% turnout recorded

Till around 5pm, the overall voter turnout in the seven Lok Sabha seats was recorded at 73%.

A scene from a polling station during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal’s Howrah district on Monday. (REUTERS)
Updated on May 20, 2024 11:55 PM IST

In balancing act, Congress warns Bengal unit, then Kharge praises Adhir Ranjan

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Tueday described Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as “a combative soldier of the Congress party”

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been a long-time critic of the party allying with the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress at any level (PTI)
Published on May 20, 2024 06:03 PM IST

PM Modi targets Mamata Banerjee for accusing ISCKON, RKM monks of supporting BJP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is bad-mouthing great organisations and maligning them under pressure from hardcore Muslim outfits to secure votes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a campaign rally for Lok Sabha polls at Kharagpur in West Midnapur on Sunday. (PTI)
Published on May 19, 2024 09:49 PM IST

West Bengal BJP MP Kunar Hembram joins TMC ahead of polls

Kunar Hembram accused the BJP of being an anti-tribal party and alleged that they don’t recognise the rights of tribal communities

Kunar Hembram. (File)
Updated on May 19, 2024 07:19 PM IST

Lok Sabha polls: Family feuds turn into political battles in West Bengal

West Bengal is witnessing some fierce family feuds turning into pitched electoral battles in this Lok Sabha election

TMC candidate Kalyan Banerjee during an election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls at Serampore in Hooghly on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on May 19, 2024 02:59 PM IST

ECI censures TMC MLA Humayun Kabir; issues notice to Bengal BJP chief

TMC MLA allegedly threatened voters and rival parties while addressing an election rally in Murshidabad earlier this month

TMC MLA Humayun Kabir
Published on May 18, 2024 09:21 PM IST

Afghans given certificates, BJP making false claims on CAA: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP of making false claims to secure the support of Bengal’s Hindu Dalit voters of whom many came from Bangladesh as refugees

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during an election campaign in Medinipur on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Published on May 18, 2024 02:40 PM IST

Bengal governor molestation row: Kolkata Police book 3 Raj Bhavan staffers

The 29-year-old woman, a contractual employee at the Raj Bhavan, on May 2, accused Bose of molesting her on two separate occasions

Raj Bhavan in Kolkata (Representative Photo)
Published on May 18, 2024 01:34 PM IST

Ex-HC judge, now BJP candidate, gets ECI notice for ‘improper, improper’ remark

ECI said prima facie, Abhijit Gangopadhyay’s comments were found to be “improper, injudicious, beyond dignity in every sense of term, in bad taste”

Former Calcutta high court judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay joined the BJP on March 7, two days after he resigned from the judiciary (HT FILE PHOTO/Samir Jana)
Published on May 17, 2024 09:00 PM IST

TMC asks ECI to act against BJP’s Abhijit Gangopadhyay for ‘vulgar remarks’

Gangopadhyay,a former high court judge, is alleged to have made offensive and sexist remarks at a public rally against Mamata Banerjee

Former Calcutta high court judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay after his resignation from the judiciary at his residence in Kolkata (HT FILE/Samir Jana)
Published on May 17, 2024 02:36 PM IST

INDIA coalition will revoke CAA, NRC, UCC if it wins: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee also alleged that a section of the media was drawing wrong conclusions about TMC’s relation with the INDIA coalition

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee leading a road show in Kanthi on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Published on May 16, 2024 09:33 PM IST
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