Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicTrinamool Congress

Topic: Trinamool Congress

BJP picks a woman, a non-Brahmin, to perform its Durga Puja in Bengal. What’s the message?

Bengal BJP, which held its 1st Durga Puja in 2020, is leaving no stone unturned in organising a grand celebration this year. Party leaders say this will be state unit’s last Durga Puja.

BJP & Shah bad, but Modi good? Why Mamata is going easy on PM over CBI, ED ‘misuse’

West Bengal govt Monday passed a resolution against 'excesses' of federal agencies like CBI & ED. However, CM Mamata Banerjee also said, 'I don’t believe PM Modi is behind this'.

Bengal assembly passes resolution against CBI & ED, says TMC leaders ‘selectively targeted’

The resolution also notes that 'despite names of BJP leaders featuring in chit fund scams, the agencies are overlooking and probing just one-side of the matter'.

No ‘double standard’ — TMC stands by Mamata’s ‘good RSS’ comment as Sangh calls it ‘balancing act’

West Bengal CM has said 'There are many good people in the RSS. They do not support BJP's misdeeds', drawing criticism from political parties like the Congress, CPM & AIMIM.

TMC reiterates demand to disqualify turncoat MP Sisir Adhikari, writes another letter to Speaker

Sisir Adhikari was elected to Lok Sabha in 2019 on a TMC ticket but joined BJP in run-up to 2021 West Bengal assembly polls, in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

After skipping CBI appearances, TMC’s Anubrata Mondal arrested in ‘cattle smuggling’ case

The arrested TMC leader will be produced in special CBI court shortly where the central agency will seek his custody to question him in the ongoing 'cattle smuggling' probe.

‘BJP won’t get majority, TMC will unite oppn’ — Mamata lays out 2024 road map at Kolkata rally

At the Trinamool Congress' annual Martyrs’ Day rally in Kolkata, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee hints at post-poll opposition alliance after 2024. 

Poet, artist, singer Mamata showcased another talent on hill visit — making puchka, momos

On tour, Mamata has been known to make unscheduled visits to people's homes — making chai or frying pakoras for public. TMC describes this as sign of her being a grassroots leader.

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.

Is Mithun Chakraborty BJP’s face for Bengal 2024? What actor’s high-profile ‘comeback’ means

Superstar received with much fanfare as he visits BJP HQ in Kolkata for first time since induction in 2021. He’s likely to campaign for 2024 but says he won’t re-enter Parliament.

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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.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

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.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

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.
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