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The Calcutta high court order on the recruitment of junior school education minister Paresh Chandra Adhikary’s daughter as a teacher in 2018 comes as a huge embarrassment for West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC)
Updated on May 17, 2022 09:41 PM IST
He alleged police attacked his office at Nandigram in East Midnapore on Sunday and prompted governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to seek a report
Published on May 17, 2022 02:40 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) responded angrily to CBI notice to lawmaker Paresh Paul, pointing out that the legislator is a 74-year-old. “No one will believe that he is behind this crime. Is this a joke?” asked TMC minister Firhad Hakim said.
Published on May 16, 2022 10:47 PM IST
Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd said they have shifted 87 residents to hotels as a precautionary measure
Published on May 13, 2022 01:51 AM IST
The chief minister claimed that the wage payment for MGNREGA in Bengal is pending for more than four months as the Centre is yet to release funds to the state to the tune of ₹6,500 crore, i.e ₹3,000 crore against the wage liabilities and ₹3,500 crore against non-wage liabilities.
Published on May 12, 2022 06:37 PM IST
HT News Desk | Written by Aryan Prakash
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced new incentives for the state civil service officers including creation of more districts to accommodate more officers.
Updated on May 12, 2022 06:33 PM IST
The bombs were recovered from a spot near BJP MP Arun Singh’s residence on March 12. He alleged that there was TMC conspiracy to attack him and members of his family.
Published on May 12, 2022 06:09 PM IST
The TMC national general secretary urged the people of northeastern states to form their own "unity in diversity" that can defeat the BJP. Abhishek Banerjee stated that his goal is to see the TMC growing as an active political participant across ten states.
Published on May 11, 2022 10:52 PM IST
Dhankhar recently entrusted deputy speaker Asish Banerjee to administer the oath of office to Supriyo. Banerjee, however, refused to carry out the responsibility, saying it is inappropriate for him to perform the duty when the speaker is in office.
Updated on May 11, 2022 05:13 AM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah, who was in Bengal when the death was reported, met Arjun Chaurasia’s family and blamed the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the “political murder”
Updated on May 11, 2022 04:34 AM IST
- Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim said that the city administration is using lessons learnt from the effects of cyclone Amphan in May 2020 to take measures in wake of cyclone Asani, including keeping electric saws, earthmovers, cranes on standby to clear blockades caused by uprooted trees and other debris.
Published on May 08, 2022 04:21 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
Experts say the increase in the number of tiger straying incidents could hit conservation efforts. The authorities of the Sunderban Biosphere Reserve (SBR) have started a probe to find out the reasons behind the sharp increase in such cases.
Updated on May 08, 2022 12:27 AM IST
The 26-year-old Arjun Chowrasia was found hanging in an abandoned building close to his house in north Kolkata’s Cossipore area on Friday morning, hours before Union home minister Amit Shah landed in the city.
Updated on May 08, 2022 05:14 AM IST
The deceased BJP youth wing worker’s body was shifted to the Command Hospital in Kolkata amidst tight security on Saturday morning.
Published on May 07, 2022 09:53 AM IST
Shah, who visited the deceased youth wing leader Arjun Chowrasia’s family, said the Union home ministry took serious note of the incident and sought a report from the state government,
Published on May 07, 2022 06:44 AM IST
BJP leaders said Arjun Chowrasia was supposed to lead a motorcycle rally to welcome Shah in Kolkata and was busy preparing for it till last evening
Published on May 06, 2022 05:31 PM IST
The TMC returned to power for the third consecutive time in May last year, after sweeping the assembly elections winning 213 seats in the 294-member assembly.
Updated on May 06, 2022 07:05 AM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah was unsparing in his criticism of the Trinamool Congress government and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee over infiltration, fuel prices in Bengal , corruption and nepotism.
Published on May 05, 2022 07:51 PM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah arrived in West Bengal on Thursday morning and will be camping in the state for two days.
Published on May 05, 2022 06:55 PM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah inaugurated the Border Security Force (BSF) border out posts at Hingalganj in Sunderbans area of North 24 Parganas district. He also flagged off a boat ambulance and inaugurated a Maitri museum.
Published on May 05, 2022 02:22 PM IST
The Union home minister’s visit comes amid rumblings within the BJP’s Bengal unit, which resurfaced after the party’s loss in the by-polls
Updated on May 05, 2022 12:58 PM IST
The high court has allowed the LeT terrorist to plead his own case and requested the State Legal Services Authority to provide him the services of a junior empanelled lawyer to interact with him.
Published on May 05, 2022 01:47 AM IST
Several TET 2014 candidates approached Calcutta high court in 2019, alleging discrepancy in the recruitment process. The court cancelled the entire selection process after hearing the matter.
Updated on May 05, 2022 12:41 AM IST
P Chidambaram drew flak from lawyers affiliated to the Congress after he opposed a petition filed by party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Calcutta high court.
Updated on May 04, 2022 07:52 PM IST
The suspects were arrested in Lalgarh. Interrogation revealed that they were trying to stockpile weapons.
Published on May 04, 2022 06:42 PM IST
- P Chidambaram in Kolkata: Some lawyers, who reportedly belonged to the Congress cell at the court, shouted slogans against the Rajya Sabha MP when he was on his way to leave the court and called him a sympathiser (‘dalaal’) of the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government.
Updated on May 04, 2022 08:46 PM IST
HT News Desk | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
The West Bengal chief minister hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party without naming them during her 12-minute speech on Eid
Published on May 03, 2022 03:12 PM IST
On Friday, the CBI arrested Trinamool Congress (TMC) panchayat leader Samarendu Gayali and his friend Pijush Bhakta on charges of suppressing evidence after the 14-year-old girl died on April 5 following an alleged gang rape at the TMC’s leader’s home.
Updated on May 03, 2022 04:30 AM IST
The ruling TMC is also set to launch a massive public outreach program over the next few months starting from May 5, which commemorates the day when party chief Mamata Banerjee took oath as the chief minister last year.
Updated on May 02, 2022 07:36 PM IST