Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: TMC

‘Spine of key panels broken’ — Why Congress & TMC are angry about parliamentary committees rejig

While Congress retained chairmanship of one committee, TMC got none. BJP and allies now hold six major committees, including Home Affairs, Defence, External Affairs and Finance.

What’s in Mamata’s debut album? Her solo, ministers crooning to her tunes & ‘touch of modern rock’

The album contains eight songs written and composed by the Bengal CM, including one she’s sung with state minister Indranil Sen as well as singer & TMC legislator Aditi Munshi.

‘Genocidal regime’ in Bengal, says BJP report. Calls for CBI probe in ‘Nabanna Chalo’ violence

The demand comes after the report by the BJP's fact-finding team noted that a fair enquiry isn't possible by state police since it's 'hand in glove' with TMC govt.

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.

‘Opposition’s third-front experiment shouldn’t be repeated’, says Congress

 Congress leader Jairam Ramesh says opposition unity without Congress isn’t possible. It comes as TMC and TRS are pushing for a non-Congress-and-non-BJP front.  

ED stops TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee’s sister-in-law from flying abroad

Maneka Gambhir was on Saturday evening stopped by the ED and handed over summons seeking her appearance before the agency on 12 September at 11 am.

After Jawhar Sircar slams ‘corruption’ in TMC, fellow MP Saugata Roy says he should resign

Ex bureaucrat & Rajya Sabha MP Sircar says TMC can't win in 2024 with 'half-decayed body due to corruption', but he won't 'quit' unless CM Mamata Banerjee wants him to.

‘Have corruption cases against CBI, ED, BSF’: Mamata warns central agencies of tit-for-tat action

Speaking at TMC rally in Kolkata, Bengal CM vows to defeat BJP in 2024. Daring central probe agencies to arrest her, says she can fight polls from jail and still defeat BJP.

TMC sacks Tripura unit chief Subal Bhowmik. ‘Ghar wapsi likely during Nadda visit’

Poor performance in June bypolls led to Bhowmik's removal, says TMC's Tripura in-charge Rajib Banerjee. Next state assembly election is due by March 2023.

Jokes, memes, protests – Mamata, TMC silence after leaders’ arrests shows Bengal is changing

A few years ago, Mamata did not hesitate to arrest a JU professor for merely mailing a cartoon. Now, after Partha Chatterjee and Anubrata Mondal arrests, TMC is unusually still.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
A vegetable vendor speaks on his mobile phone at a retail market area in Kolkata | Reuters file photo

World Bank cuts India’s growth forecast to 6.5% from 7.5% for current fiscal

In its twice-a-year report on South Asia, the international financial body noted that slowing global demand will impact the country's exports.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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.