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Bengal TMC tight-lipped over Jagdeep Dhakhar's VP nomination while BJP leaders hail the decision

Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, which has been at loggerheads with state's governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, has taken a cautious stance and refrained from reacting over his nomination as the vice-president candidate of the BJP-led government at the Centre.

TMC's Derek O'Brien dares govt to suspend him for using words banned in parliament

New Delhi: After the Centre issued the list of new words banned in parliament, Congress and Trinamool Congress slammed the move, with TMC IMP Derek O'Brien saying that he will use all the prohibited words in his speech while challenging the government to suspend him for using "basic words" for "fighting for democracy".

'Insulted': Oppositions attack Centre over National Emblem unveiled atop new parliament building

New Delhi/IBNS: The national emblem unveiled atop the new parliament building by Narendra Modi has sparked a huge controversy with opposition parties questioning why the Prime Minister, as head of the Executive, unveiled the emblem.

Maa Kali's blessings with India: PM Modi's apparent dig at TMC's Mahua Moitra

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday took an apparent dig at Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s firebrand Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra whose reference to goddess Kali as "meat-eating, alcohol-accepting goddess" stoked a widespread controversy.

TMC MLA says Modi will face the same fate as Sri Lanka prez Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress MLA has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have to face the same fate as Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was forced to flee on Saturday as protesters stormed his official residence demanding his resignation amid a deepening economic crisis, media reports said.

'Be Careful, Mahua!': Moitra's fresh poetic dig at her critics on Kali controversy

New Delhi/IBNS: Facing several FIRs over her remark on Goddess Kali in reference to a film's controversial poster, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra took on her critics Thursday through a poem credited to "A Citizen of India".

TMC leader, his two associates killed in West Bengal's Canning

Kolkata/IBNS: A Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and his two associates were killed by some men in West Bengal Canning, which is about 50 kms away from Kolkata, media reports said.

Maa Kali remark: Swara Bhasker supports TMC MP Mahua Moitra

New Delhi/Kolkata/IBNS: Bollywood's left-leaning actor Swara Bhasker has extended her support to Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra whose comment on goddess Kali in reference to a film poster showcasing Kali smoking a cigarette stirred a massive row.

Maa Kali remark: BJP files police complaint against Mahua Moitra, TMC MP says 'bring it on'

Kolkata/IBNS: A number of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members have filed police complaints against Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments calling goddess Kali "meat-eating, alcohol-accepting goddess".

Mahua Moitra unfollows TMC on Twitter over differences on Maa Kali remark

Kolkata/IBNS: Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s firebrand Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra has appeared to have unfollowed her party on micro-blogging site Twitter, a day after her remark on goddess Kali was not approved by the ruling dispensation of West Bengal.

Kaali poster row: TMC distances itself from Mahua Moitra's remark on goddess Kali

Kolkata/IBNS: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has jumped to distance itself from its firebrand Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra's reference to Kali as a "meat-eating, alcohol-accepting goddess" amid the controversy over a film poster portraying Kali as a cigarette smoker.

Bulldozing democracy provokes violence: Bengal Minister Shashi Panja

New Delhi/IBNS: Commenting on the recent cases of violence and intolerance across the country, West Bengal Minister Shashi Panja said bulldozing democracy provoked violence.

No place for Hindutva in Indian nationalism's growth in Bengal, says Saugata Roy

Kolkata/IBNS: Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy on Monday asserted that the Hindutva ideology has never found roots in Bengal.

Bengal: Mithun Chakraborty back in Kolkata, to visit BJP state office today

Kolkata/IBNS: Actor-turned politician Mithun Chakraborty will visit the West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s headquarters in Kolkata Monday, triggering speculation over his reactivation of involvement in the saffron brigade of West Bengal.

Bengal Governor asks Mamata Banerjee to withdraw her 'jihad against BJP' remark

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asking the CM to withdraw her "jihad against the BJP" remark.