Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicTrinamool Congress

Topic: Trinamool Congress

Calcutta HC lawyers write to CJI, call out TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee’s ‘misconduct’ as advocate

Letter comes while Kalyan Banerjee is facing anger from TMC workers for speaking out against CM’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee. He hints it’s a result of that, says ‘Didi is watching’.

Tumult in TMC as Abhishek Banerjee differs with aunt Mamata’s line on Covid in Bengal

Abhishek’s ‘personal opinion’ was that religious/political events should be postponed, going against Mamata govt’s stance. This sparked war of words in TMC, leaders now gagged.

Goa MLA Aleixo Lourenco quits TMC a month after joining it from Congress

Reginaldo was an MLA from Curtorim and was working president of Goa Congress when he quit the party and the state Assembly in December.

10 UP MLAs, ministers quitting raises questions about BJP ‘import’ policy at cost of loyalists

All UP ministers and MLAs who quit this week came from other parties, with no ideological grooming in RSS or BJP. There have been similar exits in Bengal and other states too.

TMC tweaks constitution for ‘national makeover’, proposes working president as Mamata’s deputy

For the first time since the foundation of the party in 1998, TMC’s constitution is set to be amended. Likely changes include setting up of a 2000-member 'national council'.

Curious case of Bengal ‘sports clubs’ TMC govt backs with Rs 5L aid where little sport happens

In 2014, Mamata govt started a scheme that assured Rs 5 lakh in aid to sports clubs. Govt claims 25,000 clubs benefited, but most of the funds allegedly ended up elsewhere.

TMC sends Oppn unity feelers ‘to prevent backdoor BJP govt’ in Goa, Congress keeps cards close

Statement by TMC Goa in-charge, Mahua Moitra, and another by Goa Forward Party chief Vijai Sardesai gives rise to speculation of ‘grand Oppn alliance’ for Goa polls.

Complete opposition unity is a fantasy. It just needs to stop being at war with itself

To defeat BJP, the idea of Opposition must evolve from 'vipaksha' to 'pratipaksha' — a citizens' movement.

Trinamool Congress sweeps Kolkata civic polls, BJP’s vote share slips behind that of CPI(M)

The BJP won just three seats in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls held Sunday, with its vote share having plunged 20 per cent from May’s Assembly polls.

TMC MP Derek O’Brien suspended from Parliament after he hurls rule book at Rajya Sabha Chair

The Trinamool Congress floor leader has been suspended from the Upper House for the remaining part of the winter session, ending on 23 December.

On Camera

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Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.

Google to pour Rs 7,500 crore in Bharti Airtel to boost India push, will buy 1.28% stake

Alphabet, which owns the Google search engine, will pay Rs 5,250 crore for a stake in Airtel. Another Rs 2,000 crore will go toward multi-year plans that will include devices.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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