Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: TMC

BJP MP Arjun Singh returns to Trinamool Congress after 3 years

Singh, one of the prominent Hindi-speaking leaders of the TMC, had joined the BJP just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in 2019 and went on to win the Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat.

Political violence, internal factions — Mamata Banerjee’s TMC is its own opposition in Bengal

Opposition parties in West Bengal are so weak and demoralised now that they don't put up any meaningful resistance to the TMC. But that space has been filled by the TMC itself.

Mamata picks Shatrughan Sinha, Babul Supriyo as TMC candidates for Bengal bypoll

Making the announcement on Twitter, TMC supremo Banerjee shared that Sinha will contest for the Lok Sabha by-election from Asansol seat, and Supiyo for Ballygunge assembly.

Bengal governor forced to give one-line speech to assembly, Telangana didn’t schedule address

Bengal Governor Dhankhar couldn't speak as BJP and TMC MLAs engaged in sloganeering. Telangana's Soundararajan unhappy as KCR govt decides not to have her address the assembly.

Opposition uproar in Parliament over Modi govt IAS cadre rule change, BJD calls it ‘dangerous’

BJD, usually a friendly party to the BJP in Parliament, joined other Opposition parties in raising a red flag over the issue. It urged the Centre to 'revisit' the proposal immediately.

Former CMs Faleiro and Alemao among 11 in 1st Trinamool list for Goa election debut

Kiran Kandolkar and Jagdish Bhobe, who resigned from the Goa Forward Party Tuesday, will contest from Aldona and St Andre seats, respectively.

In West Bengal, misuse of funds in the name of sports clubs must stop. Order probe

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TMC member Saket Gokhale under fire for crowdfunding ‘Rs 76 lakh’, claims it was ‘like salary’

Several Twitter users are calling for accountability for the alleged Rs 76 lakh raised by him through a crowdfunding account in 2019. He says this is ‘coordinated IT cell attacks’.

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.

How KCR’s idea of a non-BJP, non-Congress front has been a ‘non-starter’

The first to float the idea of a ‘federal front’, the Telangana Chief Minister’s many meetings with leaders wasn’t followed up with ‘seriousness’ and constant effort, say analysts.

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Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

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.


Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

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.