Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicAbhishek Banerjee

Topic: Abhishek Banerjee

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.

Behind Bengal’s Rs 1,900-cr ‘coal scam’ story is Class 8 dropout who began as ‘petty coal thief’

Top politicians like Mamata’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee have been grilled in connection with the coal mining scam. At the centre of it is a man called Anup Maji.

Mamata shadow on Oppn unity as she says BJP can ‘silence’ Mulayam, Pawar, Congress but not TMC

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee slams BJP for summons to her nephew in ED's coal scam probe, comments come on a day Congress decides to not field candidate in Bhabanipur bypoll.

ED summons Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, his wife in money laundering case

Some IPS officers and a lawyer linked to Abhishek Banerjee have also been summoned to appear on different dates next month in the same case.

PM Modi’s welcome announcement corrects what was wrong with the govt’s vaccination policy

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Mamata makes nephew Abhishek second in command in party, gives plum posts to his loyalists

While Abhishek Banerjee was made the party's national general secretary, Kunal Ghosh was made state general secretary & Saayoni Ghosh national president of the youth wing.

TMC appoints Mamata’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee as national general secretary

Banerjee will be replacing Subrata Bakshi as the national general secretary, while actor-turned-TMC leader Sayoni Ghosh will take his place as the youth wing president.

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Yemen’s ragtag rebels became a threat to world economy, showed military power has its limits

Iran and Saudi Arabia are talking—but it might be too late to put the war-making djinn back in the bottle. Power-brokers in Yemen depend on violence to secure influence.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.