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16,000 policemen donate blood to overcome shortage in Bengal

The Chief Minister had earlier urged police personnel and her party Trinamool Congress workers to organise voluntary blood donation camps in the city and across districts to meet the shortage of blood in hospitals.

Will consult opposition before picking presidential candidate: Amit Shah

Will consult opposition before picking presidential candidate: Amit Shah

The electoral college for the presidential polls has a total of 11,04,546 votes with the BJP-led NDA's tally currently standing at about 5.38 lakh votes.

Nitish Kumar skips Sonia Gandhi's 'unity lunch', to meet PM Narendra Modi today

Nitish Kumar skips Sonia Gandhi's 'unity lunch', to meet PM Narendra Modi today

In a significant development, the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a lunch today. 

Opposition to field Presidential candidate if no consensus over government nominee: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee said the Opposition would accept a candidate of government choice if he or she is secular and one who would uphold the Constitution.
 

Presidential Election 2017: Leaders of 17 opposition parties attend Sonia Gandhi's lunch

Presidential Election 2017: Leaders of 17 opposition parties attend Sonia Gandhi's lunch

Among the names doing the rounds as the opposition's consensus candidates are of former governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi and former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar.

Sonia Gandhi to host luncheon meet over presidential candidate today; Bihar CM Nitish Kumar won't attend

Sonia Gandhi to host luncheon meet over presidential candidate today; Bihar CM Nitish Kumar won't attend

Among the names doing the rounds as the opposition's consensus candidates are of former governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi and former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar.

Hope for consensus candidate for President, says Mamata after meeting PM Modi

Hope for consensus candidate for President, says Mamata after meeting PM Modi

Mamata Banerjee has sought funds from the Centre to implement schemes.

Mamata Banerjee meets PM Narendra Modi, says there was no deliberation on Presidential Election

Mamata Banerjee meets PM Narendra Modi, says there was no deliberation on Presidential Election

Mamata is scheduled to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Opposition leaders on Friday to finalise a common non-BJP candidate for the presidential elections in July.

After Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav out to play 'grand alliance' card in Delhi

After Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav out to play 'grand alliance' card in Delhi

Lalu, also Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo, is scheduled to visit Delhi later this week to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Mamata Banerjee to meet PM Narendra Modi today – Here's what the two leaders can discuss

Mamata Banerjee to meet PM Narendra Modi today – Here's what the two leaders can discuss

Mamata Banerjee is known for taking a strong position against the BJP.

Mohun Bagan not to submit Indian Super League bid document if demands are not met: Reports

Mohun Bagan not to submit Indian Super League bid document if demands are not met: Reports

The last year's I-League champions collected the Invitation To Bid document on the last day and tomorrow is the deadline to submit it.

No bomb manufacturing will be allowed: Mamata Banerjee

In a stern warning, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday instructed the police to step up vigilance and check bomb manufacturing, particularly, in sensitive areas of Birbhum district, where crude bomb-making related explosions have occurred.

Kolkata: Police fire tear gas, lathicharge to control Left agitators

Left workers led by farmers union clashed with police personnel outside the West Bengal Secretariat in Kolkata. Police had resorted to lathicharge and fire tear gas.

Manas Bhuniya, Shanta Chhetri nominated by Mamata Banerjee for Rajya Sabha seats from West Bengal

Former West Bengal Congress president Manas Bhunia and ex-GNLF leader Shanta Chhetri are among the five Trinamool Congress candidates announced for Rajya Sabha seats.

Mamata Banerjee asks party leaders to be prepared for "any situation"

Mamata Banerjee asks party leaders to be prepared for "any situation"

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday asked her party leaders and elected representatives to be prepared for "any situation" in the days to come.

West Bengal Congress feels bonhomie with All India Trinamool Congress at nat level

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Mamta Banerjee met up in Delhi for discussing the strategy for upcoming presidential polls.

President lauds Mamata for good work in health, education

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday lavished praise on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, lauding her government's competence especially in the education and health sectors.

Presidential polls: After meeting Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee meets Arvind Kejriwal, says AAP, Trinamool will act together

Presidential polls: After meeting Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee meets Arvind Kejriwal, says AAP, Trinamool will act together

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday met her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal at the national capital and is learnt to have discussed the upcoming presidential election in which the opposition parties are seeking to put up a consensus candidate.

Controversial cleric Barkati refuses to quit as Shahi Imam, says nobody has right to remove him

Controversial cleric Barkati refuses to quit as Shahi Imam, says nobody has right to remove him

Kolkata cleric Maulana Noor-ur Rehman Barkati, who was earlier sacked from his position as Imam of Kolkata's Tipu Sultan mosque by the trustee board, stirred another controversy when he refused to go with the order saying he has the backing of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. 

Gone, red beacon as well as Shahi Imam post - Tipu Sultan Mosque authorities sack Maulana Noor-ur Rehman Barkati

Gone, red beacon as well as Shahi Imam post - Tipu Sultan Mosque authorities sack Maulana Noor-ur Rehman Barkati

Maulana Noor-ur Rehman Barkati had recently threatened 'jihad' and refused to take off red beacon from his vehicle.