Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicMamata Banerjee

Topic: Mamata Banerjee

2023 panchayat poll AAP’s first port of call in fresh Bengal push, ground work begins

In the coming months, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party plans to hold 100 programmes across Bengal’s 23 districts to 'pinpoint area-wise issues' and forge connect with the people.

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.

Don’t bow down to violence, fight must be political — what Shah told Bengal BJP during 2-day visit

At a closed-door meeting during his first visit to the state since the 2021 defeat, the Union home minister told the unit that BJP will form govt in Bengal in next state polls.

Amit Shah vows to implement CAA once ‘Covid wave’ ends, Mamata says BJP playing ‘one-sided game’

This is Union Home Minister Amit Shah's first visit to West Bengal since Mamata Banerjee rode to power for a third consecutive term as chief minister in 2021.

Concerned about courts taking up ‘politically forced cases’, says Mamata Banerjee

At CM-CJ meeting, Banerjee said that high courts' taking up such cases eats into court's time. It comes after Calcutta HC gave CBI the Birbhum massacre probe.

Under fire for rape & killings in Bengal, Mamata pulls up DMs of Nadia & Birbhum districts

District administrations' handling of Rampurhat killings and Hanskhali gang-rape & murder case has made govt lose face, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said in meeting Wednesday.

Chat with PM ‘one-sided’, facts shared by him on fuel price hike is ‘wrong’, says Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister said her govt had spent Rs 1,500 crore in the last 3 years to subsidise petrol and diesel prices in the state.

‘Idea of Bharat under threat’ — what pro-Hindutva press wrote about Jahangirpuri violence

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few days.

Bengal’s business image took a beating after Nandigram & Singur. Mamata is desperate to fix it

Tajpur port, Deocha Pachami coal project look promising amid fears that West Bengal is headed towards a debt trap.

Nadia minor was ‘gangraped’ at TMC leader’s son’s party by at least 3 men, finds CBI probe

CBI also arrested 3 more suspects Sunday. A charge sheet is likely to be filed soon. Son of a Trinamool gram panchayat leader is prime suspect in the case.

On Camera

YourTurn

An electric vehicle is parked in a bay at a charging station in New Delhi | Representational image| Photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

EV makers are losing their sheen. Turns out, making future-forward cars is kind of hard

Blame Covid or supply chains or geopolitics — the reality is, there aren’t many EVs on roads in 2022. Investors need to pressure manufacturers to produce — at scale, and soon.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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