Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicAbhishek Banerjee

Topic: Abhishek Banerjee

‘Mamata with a modern touch’: Why Trinamool has come around to Abhishek as party heir

For a long time, 34-year-old Diamond Harbour MP Abhishek Banerjee — seen as Mamata's heir — faced opposition not only from the BJP but also within his own party. 

SC instructs Bengal not to ‘obstruct’ ED probe of Mamata’s nephew Abhishek in coal scam case

The top court also allowed Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee’s request that he be interrogated in Kolkata and not Delhi.

Court issues warrant against Abhishek Banerjee’s wife for refusing to join money laundering probe

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria gave the order after it was told that the accused was not appearing before either the court or the agency despite several summons.

‘Fabrication of court order’: ED files FIR against Kolkata Police, Centre-Bengal battle escalates

ED officials claim in FIR that Kolkata Police tampered with court order to make Joint Director Kapil Raj provide a voice sample without his consent.

ED summons Mamata’s nephew, wife to Delhi in alleged coal smuggling case

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been scathing of central agencies ever since her nephew surfaced in the crosshairs of CBI and ED.

Mamata retains nephew Abhishek as gen secy in TMC restructure, silences rumours of rift

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announced new party posts, retained Abhishek Banerjee as national general secretary in 1st meeting of TMC’s newly constituted national working committee.

Tumult in TMC as Abhishek Banerjee differs with aunt Mamata’s line on Covid in Bengal

Abhishek’s ‘personal opinion’ was that religious/political events should be postponed, going against Mamata govt’s stance. This sparked war of words in TMC, leaders now gagged.

TMC tweaks constitution for ‘national makeover’, proposes working president as Mamata’s deputy

For the first time since the foundation of the party in 1998, TMC’s constitution is set to be amended. Likely changes include setting up of a 2000-member 'national council'.

Kolkata civic polls turn violent as crude bombs thrown during polling, 72 arrested

Two incidents of hurling of crude bombs were reported from Kolkata's Sealdah & Khanna areas. TMC said strict action will be taken if any party leader was found to be involved in violence.

Delhi HC refuses interim relief to Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee in PMLA case

Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee and his wife sought to squash ED's summons to appear before it in Delhi Tuesday, in a case linked to alleged coal scam in Bengal.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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