Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicMukul Roy

Topic: Mukul Roy

8 BJP MLAs quit as heads of House panel protest over Mukul Roy’s appointment as PAC chief

Led by Suvendu Adhikari, the eight MLAs, later visited Raj Bhavan to apprise Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar of the 'blatant violation of democratic norms by the ruling party'.

Mamata backs Mukul Roy for Bengal Public Accounts Committee membership amid faceoff with BJP

BJP submitted a petition to state assembly speaker demanding disqualification of Roy under the anti-defection law since he was yet to resign from the party before switching sides.

Centre withdraws Z-category VIP security cover of West Bengal MLA Mukul Roy

Roy had last week rejoined West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC along with his son Subhrangshu in Kolkata, after he initially quit TMC and had joined BJP in 2017.

The ‘burial of truth’ in Bihar & ‘hidden charges’ on free vaccines

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Mukul Roy’s return to TMC makes no difference to BJP, says Dilip Ghosh

Ghosh said he was not sure if BJP would lose anything from Roy's decision, given that he was 'unsure whether we gained anything' from his entry 3 and half years ago.

Mukul Roy a family member, not traitor, says Mamata after he returns to Trinamool from BJP

Mukul Roy rejoins Trinamool in presence of CM Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek, says 'I could not continue in BJP, I will never do it again'.

How BJP is using Mamata’s ‘outsider’ jibe to pit Bengali vs non-Bengali & pull the votes

The BJP is banking on non-Bengali votes in more than 30 constituencies across Asansol, Durgapur, North 24 Parganas, Kharagpur, Howrah and some parts surrounding Kolkata.

BJP drops ex-CEA Lahiri as Alipurduar candidate after protest, picks leader who led agitation

In its list of candidates for 156 seats in Bengal, BJP has fielded 8 Muslim candidates in Muslim-majority seats of Dinajpur and Murshidabad districts.

Ghosh, Roy or Adhikari? Why BJP brass wants no talk on Bengal CM contender as murmurs grow

BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh’s name is being pushed by supporters for CM post after TMC rebel Suvendu Adhikari emerges as tough challenger, party leaders say. There is also Mukul Roy.

BJP promotes 3 TMC turncoats accused in Saradha-Narada — scams it had used to target Mamata

Mukul Roy, Suvendu Adhikari and Sovan Chatterjee, all accused in Saradha chit fund scam & Narada sting cases, are now in BJP and hold significant posts.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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