Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicWest Bengal BJP

Topic: West Bengal BJP

Opposition on their knees but BJP has troubles brewing within

For a party that derives its electoral prowess from PM Modi and is under direct supervision of master strategist Amit Shah, BJP looks like a house in disorder.

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.

Bengal assembly passes law making CM chancellor of universities. ‘Politicising post’, says BJP

Bill says governor's role 'should be confined to constitutional provisions only'. Passed amid protests by BJP legislators, who say governor won't give assent.

BJP brass blames Covid for losing 2021 Bengal, wants workers to ‘move on’ from post-poll violence

Senior BJP leaders from Delhi have been visiting Bengal to boost its state unit in recent days. After Amit Shah’s visit in May, Nadda concluded a two-day trip to state this week.

A hijab story from Bengal: Murshidabad school attacked after insisting on uniform colours

Bahutali High School was attacked on 12 February after rumours of headscarf ban. Some came from neighbouring Birbhum district, say police. 18 people arrested so far.

3rd deadline missed, Bengal BJP leaders to knock on PM Modi’s door to protest CAA delay

CAA was passed by Parliament in 2019, but central government yet to form rules for its implementation. On 9 January, it missed the third deadline extension.

Bengal BJP leaders meet Modi, call for speedy CAA rollout so ‘those eligible can benefit’

The delegation of party leaders also invited the PM to visit West Bengal and lambasted the state government.

It’s BJP vs BJP in Bengal as Tathagata Roy threatens ‘explosive expose’ on Kailash Vijayvargiya

Roy Monday tweeted a picture of Vijayvargiya alongside a pug with a line in Bengali that read: 'Vodafone is in Bengal again'. BJP leaders call his criticism 'disappointing'.

BJP drags Bangladesh, Kashmir, Taliban into Bengal bypolls, TMC says communalisation won’t work

Four West Bengal constituencies — Shantipur in Nadia district, Dinhata in Coochbehar district, Khardah in North 24 Parganas and Gosaba in South 24 Praganas — will vote on 30 October.

3 BJP MLAs taken into custody for violating lockdown norms in Siliguri, released later

Shankar Ghosh, Anandamoy Burman and Sikha Chattopadhyay were protesting against the alleged lack of measures on part of state govt to check rising Covid deaths in north Bengal.

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
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GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.