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(L-R) BJP leaders Mukul Roy, Anupam Hazra and Raju Bista | Facebook

In Mukul Roy’s elevation as BJP vice-president, a message for Trinamool turncoats

Three leaders from Bengal were Saturday picked for the BJP’s national team of office-bearers. They are Mukul Roy, Anupam Hazra and Raju Bista.
File photo of Tathagata Roy | @tathagata@/Twitter

Some turncoats in BJP are moles, party must weed them out, says Tathagata Roy

Former Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy says BJP should ‘put an examination process in place for the new inductees’, and also scrutinise their background.
File photo of Dilip Ghosh

Bengal BJP’s new campaign puts Dilip Ghosh in direct ‘contest’ against CM Mamata

The new campaign — Dilip da against corruption — is part of the BJP’s larger campaign of ‘Bengal against corruption’ ahead of the state polls due in 2021.
File photo of Tathagata Roy | @tathagata@/Twitter

Will return to politics, waiting for BJP nod, says Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy

Tathagata Roy's term as Governor ends Tuesday. The 74-year-old has been Bengal BJP chief from 2002-06, and is likely to return to the state by month-end.
File photo of Dilip Ghosh

Lockdown on Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan day but not Eid — BJP says Mamata govt ‘punishing’ Hindus

West Bengal BJP leaders say dates announced by Mamata govt have no set pattern, complete lockdown is without any scientific reasoning.
(From left front row) Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Jairamdas Doulatram and Jawaharlal Nehru | Commons

BJP has found its Bengali Hindutva icon ahead of 2021 assembly polls — Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Modi govt renamed 150-yr-old Kolkata Port as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port in January. Bengal BJP has launched programmes to celebrate him as Bengali leader of eminence.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a press conference in Kolkata on 16 July 2020 | ANI

BJP trying to topple my govt, says Mamata, asks partymen not to answer ‘luring’ calls 

Addressing a rally on TMC’s Martyrs’ Day, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says Bengal will be ruled only by Bengalis and not by outsiders.

On Camera

Time to expand America’s footprint in India. A new consulate will be a good start

On the heels of the US and China closing consulates in each other’s country, the symbolism alone would be particularly significant.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo is displayed inside the central bank building in Mumbai

India’s current account surplus rises to $19.8 billion in June quarter

The current account surplus stood at $0.6 billion in the March quarter while there was a current account deficit of $15 billion in the year-ago period.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.