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BJP using money from LIC, nationalised banks to benefit cronies: Mamata

Published on Feb 02, 2023 10:47 PM IST

Speaking at a function in Purba Bardhaman district, the Trinamool Congress supremo lashed out at the BJP-led Centre over the Union budget, claiming that income tax concessions are nothing but a jugglery of words.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (HT Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (HT Photo)
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Visva Bharati hits back at Mamata Banerjee, says she believes ‘her lackeys’

The unprecedented attack came after Banerjee dismissed Visva Bharati’s claim on a part of Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen’s ancestral property

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 09:45 AM IST

TMC youth leader among key suspects in Bengal school recruitment scam: ED

A raid at Ghosh’s residence yielded documents relating to the TET held in December last year, indicating that the racket was operating even after the Calcutta high court ordered the probe in May

TMC youth wing leader Juntal Ghosh was arrested by ED in alleged Bengal job recruitment exam (ANI Photo)
TMC youth wing leader Juntal Ghosh was arrested by ED in alleged Bengal job recruitment exam (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 08:45 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee calls Union Budget non-futuristic, opportunist

Banerjee said because of the inflation, changes made in the income tax slab will not bring any benefits to the salaried class

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 06:28 PM IST

Rural polls: With key leader in jail, Mamata to take charge of TMC in Birbhum

Mamata Banerjee, who is on a three-day tour of Birbhum and neighbouring areas to review administrative work, held a closed-door meeting with TMC leaders of the district

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 09:10 AM IST

Calcutta HC judge drops CBI officer from team probing Bengal teacher recruitment

CBI officer Somnath Biswas will not be involved in any investigation linked to the alleged irregularities in the recruitment of school teachers, the court ordered.

 (File Photo)
(File Photo)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 09:53 PM IST

HC drops Mamata Banerjee’s reference from PIL on remarks against President

A division bench of chief justice Prakash Shrivastava and justice Rajarshi Bharadwaj expunged the reference

The Calcutta high court. (HT Photo)
The Calcutta high court. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 11:11 AM IST

Mamata Banerjee backs Amartya Sen on Visva-Bharati land dispute, attacks BJP

Mamata Banerjee, who began a three-day tour of Birbhum, met 89-year-old Amartya Sen at his residence and handed over evidence from the state land records that will help counter the Visva-Bharati University.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee meets with Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, in Birbhum district on Monday. (PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee meets with Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, in Birbhum district on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 05:23 PM IST

I welcome criticism. It helps me learn, says Mamata Banerjee. BJP’s comeback follows

The BJP said there were a large number of cases which reflect the “vindictive and intolerant attitude” of the Mamata Banerjee government

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at the inaugural ceremony of 46th International Kolkata Book Fair at Central Park, Salt Lake in Kolkata on Monday (HT Photo/Samir Jana)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at the inaugural ceremony of 46th International Kolkata Book Fair at Central Park, Salt Lake in Kolkata on Monday (HT Photo/Samir Jana)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 08:03 PM IST

Centre to inspect Bengal’s PM POSHAN, Jal Jeevan projects; TMC fumes

The inspection will take place amid allegations by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that mid-day meal funds were misused by the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) government

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (HT Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 07:20 PM IST

Melanistic Asiatic golden cat captured on camera for first time in West Bengal

The finding was recently published in the CATnews, the newsletter of the cat specialist group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) species survival commission

The Asiatic golden cat is listed as ‘near threatened’ in the IUCN list of threatened species (Parveen Kaswan)
The Asiatic golden cat is listed as ‘near threatened’ in the IUCN list of threatened species (Parveen Kaswan)
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 05:30 AM IST

Three killed after vehicle falls into ditch in Kalimpong

The deceased people were identified as Tilak Mandal, a resident of South 24 Parganas near Kolkata, Sukla Kundu and Sahil Saha, both residents of Siliguri. Shah was the driver

A preliminary investigation by the police suggests that the vehicle was over-speeding (Representative Photo)
A preliminary investigation by the police suggests that the vehicle was over-speeding (Representative Photo)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 06:09 PM IST

BBC documentary row: 'Power outage', ‘azadi’ slogans at Presidency University

According to SFI members, the power outage at Presidency University was an attempt by the university authorities to stop the screening of the documentary series.

Members of SFI raised slogans at Presidency University in Kolkata on Friday evening, (ANI)
Members of SFI raised slogans at Presidency University in Kolkata on Friday evening, (ANI)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 09:25 AM IST
By, New Delhi

GJM withdraws from GTA agreement, voices demand for Gorkhaland

The GTA agreement was signed by the Centre, the West Bengal government and GJM on July 18, 2011, leading to the formation of the GTA after the President of India gave his assent in March 2012

GJM general secretary Roshan Giri (in grey jacket)addressing media persons. (HT photo)
GJM general secretary Roshan Giri (in grey jacket)addressing media persons. (HT photo)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 05:49 PM IST

Student unions plan to screen BBC documentary at Presidency University

The government believes the film poses a threat to the sovereignty of the country, its relationships with other nations, and public order

The Presidency University campus. (HT PHOTO)
The Presidency University campus. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 11:47 AM IST

Now, SFI at Presidency University plans to screen BBC documentary on PM Modi

This comes even as several students, who gathered at JNU students' union office in New Delhi for a screening of 'India: The Modi Question', claimed the varsity administration cut power and internet to stop the event, and staged a protest after stones were thrown on them.

Presidency University in Kolkata.(HT File Photo)
Presidency University in Kolkata.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 10:30 AM IST
By | Reported by Joydeep Thakur | Written by Aniruddha Dhar

Demand for Gorkhaland: Hill parties launch Bharatiya Gorkhaland Sangharsh Samiti

The GJM was one of the three signatories in the July 2011 Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) agreement. Gurung, who led the Gorkhaland agitation since 2007, settled for an autonomous Gorkhaland Territorial Administration in 2011

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) president Bimal Gurung (PTI Photo)
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) president Bimal Gurung (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 11:43 AM IST

On renaming islands in Andaman, Mamata Banerjee takes a dig at PM Modi

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee recalled that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose conceptualized the Planning Commission to formulate plans for the country’s future but it was dismantled

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s 126th Birth anniversary celebrations, in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s 126th Birth anniversary celebrations, in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 09:21 PM IST

Clash breaks out between ISF workers and Kolkata police; several injured

Earlier in the day, a clash broke out between the ISF and the ruling-Trinamool Congress workers over the hoisting of party flags at Bhangore in east Kolkata.

Around 19 police personnel, including three senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers and several IFS workers were injured in the clash (Twitter Photo)
Around 19 police personnel, including three senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers and several IFS workers were injured in the clash (Twitter Photo)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 08:26 PM IST

WB school recruitment scam: ED arrests TMC youth wing leader Kuntal Ghosh

Tapas Mandal, a TMC member and another accused in the school recruitment scam, reportedly named Ghosh and another TMC leader Santanu Banerjee in the alleged scam and told the CBI that Ghosh collected money from job seekers to the tune of ₹19.4 crore.

Kuntal Ghosh, secretary of the TMC’s youth wing, was arrested following a raid by the probe agency at his house in Kolkata (Twitter Photo)
Kuntal Ghosh, secretary of the TMC’s youth wing, was arrested following a raid by the probe agency at his house in Kolkata (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 07:24 PM IST

231 ghost accounts used in Bengal cooperative bank for cattle smuggling: CBI

Of the 231 accounts, the signatures in around 200 appeared to have been given by the same person according to handwriting experts the agency had deployed

The money from the ghost accounts was transferred to various banks in Kolkata. (Representative image | AP)
The money from the ghost accounts was transferred to various banks in Kolkata. (Representative image | AP)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 07:31 PM IST

JU prof, arrested for forwarding CM Banerjee’s cartoon, discharged from case

The professor forwarded the cartoon to members of the email group at his housing society in the southern outskirts of Kolkata.

Ambikesh Mahapatra was arrested in April 2012 (ANI Photo)
Ambikesh Mahapatra was arrested in April 2012 (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 04:13 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee hits out at Centre for withdrawing funds

She attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Centre for stopping funds under schemes including the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 08:24 AM IST

Video: After making chai, Mahua Moitra now plays carrom; takes dig at JP Nadda

“Media friends - please stop calling me non stop for my reaction to what BJP big guns said in my constituency today - I was too busy playing carrom in Chapra 1 panchayat. Didn’t really listen,” she wrote.

Mahua Moitra playing carrom on Thursday in West Bengal's Chapra 1.(@MahuaMoitra/ Twitter)
Mahua Moitra playing carrom on Thursday in West Bengal's Chapra 1.(@MahuaMoitra/ Twitter)
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 10:42 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

‘Stigmatic aspersions’: Calcutta HC order on Visva Bharati sacking professor

Visva-Bharati sacked Sudipta Bhattacharya, who is also president of the faculty association, accusing him of supporting a recent agitation by students

The case will be heard again on January 31. (File image)
The case will be heard again on January 31. (File image)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 06:50 PM IST

Soldier dies of electrocution while filling train’s water tank in Bengal

The soldier came in contact with an overhead high-tension wire at New Jalpaiguri railway station and four of his colleagues were injured in the incident

The soldiers were trying to fill a water tank on board a special goods train that was carrying vehicles and equipment to Pokhran in Rajasthan. (Representative Image)
The soldiers were trying to fill a water tank on board a special goods train that was carrying vehicles and equipment to Pokhran in Rajasthan. (Representative Image)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 04:40 PM IST

Central team finds families that applied for PMAY homes in both Bihar and West Bengal

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on January 5 informed that out of five million applicants, the names of 1.7 million have already been deleted

For representational purposes only. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
For representational purposes only. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 09:57 AM IST

BJP chief JP Nadda to visit West Bengal; will hold meeting with state leaders

Nadda will arrive at Kolkata on Wednesday night and tour Nadia district on Thursday when he will address workers and also pay a visit to the ISCKON temple

The tenure of JP Nadda as president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was extended till June 2024 on Tuesday. (HT photo)
The tenure of JP Nadda as president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was extended till June 2024 on Tuesday. (HT photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 06:33 PM IST

Calcutta HC orders police commissioner to find source of posters against judge

The Calcutta high court is carrying out criminal contempt proceedings against lawyers who held a demonstration outside a judge’s courtroom on January 9

The Calcutta high court has also imposed a ban on demonstration by lawyers. (File Photo)
The Calcutta high court has also imposed a ban on demonstration by lawyers. (File Photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 03:02 PM IST

Calcutta HC orders fresh probe in 2018 death of CPI (M) member and his wife

The judge set aside the chargesheet filed by the South 24 Parganas district police, saying no trial would be held on its basis

The suspects in the alleged murder were supporters of the “ruling dispensation” said the order. (File photo)
The suspects in the alleged murder were supporters of the “ruling dispensation” said the order. (File photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 02:39 PM IST
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