Chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced she would vote for Pranab Mukherjee in the Presidential polls ending weeks of political debate which way she would move.
"We are taking the decision with a heavy heart," she remarked at the state secretariat on Tuesday afternoon. "It is misfortune that we could not strike consensus around APJ Abdul Kalam," she said at a media conference.
"We are going to decide on the vice president later on," she added. "There are two options. One, we would not vote. Two, we vote for somebody. But then whom do we vote for?," she ashek rhetorically before announcing her decision.
"We always protest on questions that involves principles. We would continue with that position. That's a basic tenet," she remarked.
Whether Trinamool would support Pranab Mukherjee for the Presidential post became a raging political debate all over the country for the past one month since she announced her own list of candidates for the post, the first name of which was former President A P J Abdul Kalam.
She wished long life for Pranab Mukherjee. Mamata's announcement may ease tension between the Congress and Trinamool party.
The death toll in the Uttarakhand floods has risen to 150 and is set to rise as rescue teams reach more devastated sites.
The water level in the Yamuna continues to rise in New Delhi and has touched 207.25 metres mark, which is the highest since 2010.
Postmortem report of Jiah Khan has concluded that the Bollywood actress died due to hanging and no external injuries were found on her body, police said on Wednesday.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed that a leading media house was conspiring with the CPM, Congress and Maoists to kill her.
A 33-year-old woman was arrested for attempting to cheat a diamond merchant by posing as the daughter-in-law of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, police said on Wednesday.
The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday refused to order a CBI probe into the multi-crore Saradha Group chit fund scam.
Mumbai-born Parsi lawyer Sarosh Zaiwala notched a remarkable success in a bank case in the British Supreme Court, with major ramifications on the international banking system, an official said.