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BJP MP Locket Chatterjee accuses TMC of targeting Hindu women in Sandeshkhali

Published on Feb 19, 2024 02:53 PM IST

Locket Chatterjee said that there is only one woman chief minister in the country, and it is in her state that women are most unsafe

BJP MP Locket Chatterjee. (File)
ByAkshita Kumari

Sandeshkhali: Bengal govt in crisis management mode; ministers meet residents

TMC minister Sujit Bose said that they were in Sandeshkhali to listen to the grievances of people and to meet the party’s local leaders

TMC leader Shibaprasad Hazra being presented before the Basirhat subdivision court in connection with the Sandeshkhali incident in North 24 Parganas district on Sunday (PTI)
Published on Feb 18, 2024 10:14 PM IST

How QR codes helped authorities detect moles during WB class X board exams

Officials suspect that a specific gang was working behind this and were just using the students. Specific WhatsApp groups were created by the gangs

The West Bengal Madhyamik examination began on February 2 and ended on February 12 (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 18, 2024 04:18 PM IST

VHP moves Calcutta HC over lioness named ‘Sita’ at Siliguri zoo

In a writ petition filed before the Calcutta high court’s circuit bench at Jalpaiguri on Saturday, VHP said that naming of an animal after a religious deity is “sacrilegious and blasphemous, violating the religious beliefs of Hindus”

The five-year-old Asiatic lioness was brought to the Siliguri zoo from Tripura’s Sepahijala Zoological Park (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 18, 2024 01:02 PM IST

Sandeshkhali unrest: Trinamool reacts sharply to Mithun Chakraborty's remarks

On the unrest in Sandeshkhali, Mithun Chakraborty said political parties need to set aside their differences in addressing such atrocities.

Actor Mithun Chakraborty. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 08:07 AM IST

Sandeshkhali unrest: Police add IPC section for gang rape against 2 TMC leaders

TMC's Hazra was arrested late on Saturday night from Nazat area in North 24 Parganas, police said. He will be produced before the Basirhat court on Sunday

Citizens staged protest against Trinamool Congress (TMC) run State Government over violence against women in Sandeshkhali of North 24 Parganas district at Hazra in Kolkata, India, on Thursday, February 15, 2024. (Photo by Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:48 PM IST

Eight-year-old boy found murdered in his house in West Bengal’s Hooghly: Police

Police said that the kid’s mother works at a local restaurant in Hooghly and his father works in a shop in Kolkata. The incident took place when both were away for work

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 17, 2024 05:27 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee removes arrested Bengal minister Jyotipriya Mallick from cabinet

Jyotipriya Mallick is the second senior cabinet minister to be removed by chief minister Mamata Banerjee from the government following probe by federal agencies

Jyotipriya Mallick was arrested by ED in the PDS scam case on October 27 last year and he is in judicial custody now. (File)
Published on Feb 17, 2024 11:21 AM IST

In Bengal assembly, Mamata Banerjee seeks to link RSS to Sandeshkhali unrest

RSS is engaged in social work and has nothing to do with politics, said RSS spokesperson Ajay Kumar Nandi in his rebuttal to Mamata Banerjee

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee speaking during the budget session of the West Bengal Assembly in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 15, 2024 06:53 PM IST

Sandeshkhali situation ‘highly reprehensible’, says West Bengal governor

Bose, who visited the restive area and spoke with the agitators on Monday, said in the report that the local people want constitution of a Special Task Force.

West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose with women protestors and others at Sandeshkhali block, in North 24 Parganas district, Monday, Feb. 12, 2024. Bose visited the trouble-torn block in the district on Monday and spoke to women protestors who alleged sexual harassment and torture by absconding TMC leader Shajahan Sheikh and his associates. (PTI)
Published on Feb 15, 2024 12:04 AM IST

Bengal PDS scam: Businessman arrested by ED after 24-hour raids

Biswajit Das, who runs an export-import business, was arrested after a night-long interrogation at his home in Salt Lake on the eastern outskirts of Kolkata

ED on January 20 told a Kolkata court that the PDS scam in West Bengal involved around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20,000 crore. (File)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 06:39 PM IST

Half a million state govt jobs lying vacant due to Oppn roadblocks: Mamata Banerjee

The Calcutta high court is at present hearing a series of PILs related to alleged irregularities in recruitment drives in schools and civic bodies in West Bengal

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 13, 2024 08:29 AM IST

Bengal guv visits trouble-torn Sandeshkhali; Smriti Irani hits out at Mamata

The North 24 Parganas district administration clamped prohibitory orders at Sandeshkhali on Saturday under Section 144 of CrPC and suspended internet services after some videos from here went viral on social media

Women protest against TMC leader Sheikh Shajahan in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 09:15 PM IST

TMC names journalist Sagarika Ghose among four Rajya Sabha candidates

The three other candidates of the Trinamool Congress for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls are Sushmita Dev, Mamata Bala Thakur and Nadimul Haque

Sagarika Ghose. (File Photo)
Updated on Feb 11, 2024 08:06 PM IST

TMC leader arrested for inciting violence ahead of 2023 panchayat polls

A police officer said that former Trinamool Congress (TMC) lawmaker Arabul Islam was being produced before a district court

The TMC leader was picked up late on Thursday. (Getty Images)
Published on Feb 09, 2024 03:46 PM IST

Bengal’s Sandeshkhali on edge after attacks on TMC workers, their properties

Tension mounted on Thursday when hundreds of women carrying sticks, brooms, and farming tools blocked roads and demanded the arrest of two TMC workers

Security personnel during a raid at TMC functionary Shahjahan Sheikh's home at Sandeshkhali in January. (PTI/Representative)
Published on Feb 09, 2024 08:53 AM IST

Women getting pregnant in jail, bar entry of male staffers: Calcutta HC told

The amicus curiae urged that the entry of male employees of the correctional homes should be immediately prohibited inside the enclosures of women prisoners

The matter is likely to be heard on Monday. (Representative file photo)
Published on Feb 08, 2024 02:00 PM IST
ByHT Corrrespondent

Bengal taking precautions to stop misuse of MGNREGA funds: Officials

Targeting the Centre at a Trinamool Congress (TMC) agitation on February 3, Banerjee announced that her government would pay 2.1 million MGNREGA beneficiaries their pending wages for two years, although the Centre stopped disbursing its share in 2021

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo)
Published on Feb 07, 2024 08:34 PM IST

Class 8 hosteller was homesick, killed a junior so that school declared a holiday

The 14-year-old suspect wanted the authorities to declare a holiday so that he could go home, Purulia superintendent of police (SP) Avijit Banerjee told reporters.

An officer at the Manbazar police station in West Bengal’s Purulia district said the suspect told officers that he lured the victim away from the school with a chocolate (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 05:06 PM IST

ED raids multiple places in WB linked to alleged irregularities in NREGS funds

This is the first such raid that the Enforcement Directorate has carried out in West Bengal linked to the alleged irregularities in MGNREGS funds

ED conducted raids in at least six locations across four districts in West Bengal on Tuesday. (Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 03:57 PM IST

CBI’s claim ex-minister was sole planner of Bengal job scam triggers row

The BJP has alleged that it was impossible for Chatterjee to run such a huge scam without consent from the TMC’s top leadership

Former Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee. (File)
Published on Feb 04, 2024 07:49 PM IST

WB govt will pay dues of 2.1 million NREGS workers denied wage by Centre: Mamata

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said the state government would directly transfer funds to the bank accounts of 2.1 million MGNREGS workers, who have been denied their wages by the Centre, by February 21

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during the TMC’s 48-hour demonstration in central Kolkata demanding release of central funds. (ANI)
Published on Feb 03, 2024 07:17 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee junks CAG report on TMC govt, says it is compiled by BJP

The BJP on Wednesday cited a CAG report to allege that scam to the tune of about ₹2 lakh crore had taken place in the TMC-ruled state.

West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief, Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 09:50 PM IST

Decapitated body of 11-year-old girl found in Bengal’s Malda; relative arrested

Security camera footages, which helped police identify the 26-year-old male suspect, showed the Class 5 student riding on January 29

Police said the girl’s body has been sent for postmortem examination, (Representative Image)
Published on Feb 01, 2024 06:42 PM IST

Cops tied to tree, heckled by mob in West Bengal village; eight arrested

The two cops were visiting the village for an enquiry after reports of some land related dispute between two groups.

Police said that out of the eight arrested persons, four were women. (File)
Updated on Feb 01, 2024 08:53 PM IST

Women commission stall in book fair receives 30 complaints related to domestic abuse

Women commission stall in book fair receives 30 complaints related to domestic abuse

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Published on Feb 01, 2024 10:10 AM IST

Jadavpur University orders internal probe after student allegedly dies by suicide

The university has further barred one of the accused students from entering the campus after a demand to keep the accused away from campus was raised by the university’s Forum for Students with Disability

Jadavpur University in West Bengal (File Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 08:46 PM IST

Broken rear windscreen of Rahul Gandhi’s car triggers political slugfest in Bengal

Congress veteran Jairam Ramesh told media persons that it was a small incident and won’t weaken the INDIA alliance

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (PTI)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 04:51 PM IST

Arrest those accused of attacking school teachers by Feb 2: Calcutta HC

Police said the four persons named in the FIR are still missing but investigators have arrested four other suspects in connection with the alleged assault

A bench of Justice Biswajit Basu has told the West Bengal police to arrest the accused who are on the run (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jan 30, 2024 09:59 PM IST

TMC leader on the run after attack on ED officials seeks anticipatory bail

The request was filed by sheikh Shahjahan’s lawyer after he failed to appear at the ED office in response to the summon notice served on January 24

Security personnel guard outside TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan's house at Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas district on January 24 (PTI)
Updated on Jan 30, 2024 09:30 PM IST
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