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TMC leaders, kin lose school jobs after Calcutta HC order in appointment scam

Published on Mar 12, 2023 08:50 PM IST

A recent Calcutta high court order sought termination of service of those who paid bribe for employment in Bengal government schools

Close relatives of several TMC legislators and district leaders have also lost their jobs. (Representative Image)

Stones pelted at Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat train again for fifth time

According to Eastern Railway, the incident took place in Murshidabad district's Farakka in late evening on Saturday.

Stone pelted at Vande Bharat train in Farakka.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 12, 2023 06:27 AM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Who is Bonny Sengupta and why is the actor under ED radar? 10 things

The ED found Bonny Sengupta's name on the list of people who received money from arrested Trinamool Yuva leader Kuntal Ghosh.

Popular Bengali actor Bonny Sengupta.
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 08:40 AM IST
By, New Delhi

ED arrests fifth TMC leader Shantanu Banerjee in Bengal job scam case

TMC youth wing leader Shantanu Banerjee’s house in Balagarh area of Hooghly district was raided by ED in January and he has been questioned several times since then.

Enforcement Directorate (File Photo)
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 10:45 PM IST

West Bengal govt employees protest to demand hike in DA

The West Bengal government said 90% of government employees were present at work on Friday despite a strike call by staff associations over the DA hike demand

West Bengal Government employees at Writers Building during their strike demanding clearance of their pending DA in Kolkata. (PTI)
Published on Mar 10, 2023 09:34 PM IST

Actor Bonny Sengupta grilled by ED in Bengal job scam case, summoned again

The actor’s name came up during the interrogation of Kuntal Ghosh, one of the prime suspects who is now in the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

Bonny appeared before the financial probe agency at the ED office in Kolkata on Thursday afternoon where he was interrogated for several hours (Twitter/bonysengupta)
Published on Mar 10, 2023 05:15 PM IST

Bengal man dies after crude bomb he was making explodes, 3 accomplices hurt: Cop

Additional superintendent of police Subimal Pal said: “We are probing the incident. Sheikh’s body has been sent for a post-mortem.”

Injured Kabijul Sheikh at a Murshidabad hospital before he was referred to a hospital in Kolkata. The other two men who were injured in the explosion fled the scene. (HT Photo/Sreyasi Pal)
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 03:33 PM IST
BySreyasi Pal

On charges of malpractice, BJP-TMC crosses swords over electoral bond funds

The two parties asking each other to reveal the amount of money they have raised through it.

BJP, TMC sparred over funds received through the electoral bonds(File/Representational Pic)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 08:04 PM IST

Bidhannagar illegal call centres: 4 crore, 400 computers, high-end cars seized

Police said they have arrested six persons In a major crackdown on illegal call centres in Bidhannagar, West Bengal’s IT hub

Police said they raided two flats in New Town on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 08, 2023 10:43 PM IST

Bengal Congress spokesman writes to police, says he anticipates attack by TMC

West Bengal Congress spokesperson Koustav Bagchi was arrested on Saturday by the Kolkata police for his alleged derogatory comments against chief minister Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Congress spokesperson Koustav Bagchi. (File Photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2023 08:45 PM IST

Arrested TMC leader Anubrata Mondal flown to Delhi by ED on court orders

Last week, Delhi’s Rouse Avenue court questioned the ED why Mondal was not being produced before it, although a production warrant for this was issued in December 2022

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal being bought to ESI hospital in Kolkata for a checkup on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Mar 07, 2023 07:33 PM IST

‘CM is concerned’: Mamata Banerjee sets up panel to look into Sagardighi defeat

Mamata Banerjee wants to know why Muslims voted for the Left-Congress alliance although she is running so many welfare schemes for citizens, said Bengal minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (ANI File)
Updated on Mar 07, 2023 05:41 PM IST

World Trade Center likely to open branch in Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee

The process for identifying land is already underway, the chief minister said.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File Photo)
Published on Mar 06, 2023 10:08 PM IST

Is CBI hesitant to probe Mamata Banerjee, Suvendu Adhikari asks PM in letter

The Saradha group of companies allegedly duped lakhs of people to the tune of ₹2,500 crore, promising higher rates of return on their investments.

West Bengal legislative assembly leader of opposition Suvendu Adhikari released his five-page letter to PM Modi on social media. (PTI)
Published on Mar 06, 2023 09:48 PM IST

‘Can’t give more dearness allowance to employees’: Mamata Banerjee

On February 15, state finance minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, who presented the 2023-24 budget in the assembly, said that the government will pay 3% additional DA to its employees

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo)
Published on Mar 06, 2023 08:51 PM IST

3, including 2 minors killed during illegal sand mining in north Bengal

The injured were rushed to a hospital, police said, adding the two deceased were identified as minors, both 15 years in age, while one was aged 20.

Police said the incident took place in north Bengal on Monday morning (Representative Photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2023 07:17 PM IST

TMC’s Anubrata Mondal, arrested by ED, likely to be flown to Delhi on Tuesday

A senior official of the ED said that Mondal is likely to be brought to Kolkata on Tuesday where he would be checked by doctors (general surgery, cardiology and general medicine) at the ESI hospital

TMC leader Anubarat Mondal is a prime suspect in the Bengal cattle smuggling case (ANI Photo)
Published on Mar 06, 2023 06:58 PM IST

Paediatric infra developed during Covid helps tackle adenovirus wave in WB

There are around 2,476 sick new-born care units (SNCU), 654 paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) beds and 120 neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) beds across the state

There are more than 5,000 paediatric beds in 121 state-run hospitals across the state. (Representative image)
Published on Mar 06, 2023 08:52 AM IST

Recruitment scam: Bengal schools face staff crunch as bribe givers lose job

The process of terminating the service of teachers began in June last year when justice Gangopadhyay cancelled the appointment of Bengal’s former deputy education minister Paresh Adhikari’s daughter Ankita Adhikari

Calcutta high court had directed the CBI to probe the appointment of non-teaching and teaching staff in recruitment case (Representative Photo)
Published on Mar 05, 2023 06:10 PM IST

Watch: Cong leader shaves head over arrest for remarks against Mamata Banerjee

Congress leader Koustav Bagchi was granted bail hours after his arrest on Saturday for his alleged derogatory remarks against the West Bengal CM.

Screengrab of the video showing Congress leader Koustav Bagchi getting his head shaved off.(Youtube/HT Bangla)
Published on Mar 05, 2023 03:44 PM IST
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Congress leader arrested over alleged derogatory remark against Mamata Banerjee

Congress leader Koustav Bagchi had read out some excerpts from a book written by Dipak Ghosh, a former bureaucrat and once a trusted aide of Banerjee, which deals with the TMC supremo’s personal life

Congress leader Koustav Bagchi termed his arrest as ‘totally illegal’.
Updated on Mar 04, 2023 01:50 PM IST

Don’t shift me to Delhi’s Tihar, TMC’s Anubrata Mondal tells HC. Hearing tomorrow

TMC leader Anubrata Mondal, a prime suspect in the Bengal cattle smuggling case, moved the high courts in Kolkata and Delhi after the Asansol court in West Burdwan district on Thursday allowed him to be shifted

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal was arrested in an alleged cattle smuggling case in West Bengal last year (ANI)
Updated on Mar 03, 2023 07:52 PM IST

Calcutta HC grants bail to ISF legislator Nawsad Siddique

ISF legislator Nawsad Siddique was arrested in Kolkata on January 21 after a clash between his supporters and the police

ISF legislator Nawsad Siddique. (File Photo)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 08:44 PM IST

'No need to panic': Mamata Banerjee on Adenovirus cases in Bengal

Adenovirus: Bengal health authorities have been asked to be vigilant after the state recorded numerous cases of Adenovirus.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has advised to take special care of children amid Adenovirus. (Twitter)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 08:37 PM IST

Bengal court allows ED to shift TMC’s Anubrata Mondal to Delhi’s Tihar jail

The TMC Birbhum district president and a close aide of chief minister Mamata Banerjee was arrested by the ED in connection with the multi-crore cattle smuggling scam on November 17 last year

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal (File Photo)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 08:22 PM IST

West Bengal: 12 children die of Adenovirus infection; CM says seasonal flu

At least 12 children, infected with Adenovirus, have died in state-run hospitals in West Bengal in the last one month, while around 5,213 cases of acute respiratory infections (ARI) have been reported, a health official said on Thursday

The state health department launched a helpline (1800-313-444-222) number and also set up a separate control room to monitor the situation (Representative Photo)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 07:06 PM IST

No PMAY funds if...: Centre writes to Bengal govt

The Union rural development ministry has written to the West Bengal chief secretary saying that a spot inspection by the central teams has revealed several irregularities in the PMAY scheme

The Centre, on November 24 last year, sanctioned <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>13,000 crore for building 11,34,000 rural houses under PMAY scheme in West Bengal. (File Photo)
Updated on Mar 02, 2023 07:01 PM IST

TMC loses Sagardighi after 13 yrs, Mamata says won’t ally with Cong-Left in 2024

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee accused the Congress-Left combine of having an ‘immoral alliance’ with the BJP and said that her party will not enter into any partnership with the two opposition parties to fight the saffron camp in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls

The TMC lost the Sagardighi assembly seat in West Bengal after a gap of 13 years to the Congress-Left alliance in a by-election on Thursday. (Representative Image)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 05:55 PM IST

Calcutta HC seeks report over attack on Union minister’s convoy

The division bench of HC chief justice Prakash Srivastava and justice Rajarshi Bharadwaj also ordered the government to submit the case diary

The Calcutta high court. (File Photo)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 08:29 AM IST

CBI finds 50 lakh cash, 1.5kg gold from ex-advisor’s flat in recruitment case

CBI alleged the flat from where the cash was seized was a benami property held in someone else’s name by ex-advisor of West Bengal School Service Commission, Shanti Prasad Sinha

West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) qualified candidates for upper primary teachers participate in a protest rally demanding recruitment on Feb 17, 2023 (PTI File)
Published on Mar 01, 2023 07:48 PM IST
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