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Topic: Derek O'Brien

Rift in Goa TMC? Party omits MP Luizinho Faleiro from new committee in his home state

The former Chief Minister is missing from TMC’s revamped Goa state committee. TMC MP calls him an "honourable man" but says their focus is now on growing "organically" in the state.

Bournvita Quiz Contest — from radio to tv & digital space, a show that evolved with the times

What began in 1972 as a competition hosted in schools, the show went through several stages of evolution, including one that was hosted by Derek O’Brien.

TMC MP Derek O’ Brien tests positive for Covid, self-isolates at home

O’ Brien said he has moderate symptoms and requested those who came in contact with him in the last three days and showing symptoms to seek medical advice.

TMC MP Derek O’Brien suspended from Parliament after he hurls rule book at Rajya Sabha Chair

The Trinamool Congress floor leader has been suspended from the Upper House for the remaining part of the winter session, ending on 23 December.

Why was PM Modi missing during OBC debate, Derek O’Brien asks about Parliament session

The TMC MP, in a video, asked 9 questions to PM Modi & his cabinet ministers, claiming the opposition was 'not allowed' to hold discussions on Pegasus and farm laws in the Parliament.

Hours after PM slams O’Brien’s ‘papri chaat’ jibe, LS passes 2 bills without debate, RS one 

On Tuesday, despite PM Modi terming Derek O’Brien’s remarks as being an insult to the nation, govt pushes through 3 bills in Parliament in about 30 minutes without any discussion. 

Will boycott Minister Nisith Pramanik in Parliament, he is Bangladeshi, Trinamool says

MoS (Home Affairs) Nisith Pramanik's Lok Sabha profile states he was born in West Bengal, but the Trinamool Congress claims he is a Bangladeshi citizen.

With promise of a ‘Covid quiz’, Trinamool MP Derek O’Brien set to return to his quizmaster form

Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien, who was the quizmaster of the immensely popular Bournvita quiz, said he will soon announce one on the pandemic management in the country.

Congress-Left-ISF in cahoots with BJP in Bengal, will get single-digit seats: Derek O’Brien 

In an interview with ThePrint, Trinamool MP Derek O'Brien accuses BJP of influencing agencies, defends Mamata’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee and predicts a ‘comfortable majority’ for his party.

3 states slam new cess in Budget, say it’ll ‘rob’ them of their rightful share of tax revenues

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the new Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess in the Budget, but clarified it will not increase the prices of commodities.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.