Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicWest Bengal violence

Topic: West Bengal violence

CBI wants to take over Sitalkuchi probe, tells HC ‘no response’ from Bengal DGP after 3 letters

Four people were allegedly killed in CISF’s firing at a polling booth in Cooch Behar. CBI says it had written to state police asking for details of the case but got no response.

Bengal post-poll violence: 70 out of 303 ‘displaced’ people returned home, Mamata govt tells HC

Petitioner says victims facing threats from police, lack of help from state. Calcutta HC asks NHRC, state human rights commission if they can hold inquiry into complaints.

Political violence, internal factions — Mamata Banerjee’s TMC is its own opposition in Bengal

Opposition parties in West Bengal are so weak and demoralised now that they don't put up any meaningful resistance to the TMC. But that space has been filled by the TMC itself.

Instead of statement, Mamata should focus on protecting common man: Urdu press on Birbhum

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

TMC block chief arrested for Birbhum arson, 3 hrs after Mamata names him as accused

Anarul Hossain, TMC block president for Rampurhat, is first party member to be put behind bars for the violence, allegedly triggered by killing of a local party member.

Mamata compensates for Birbhum mass deaths, but says violence a ‘big conspiracy’ against her

Governor Jagdeep Dhankar says Birbhum violence ‘shameful and an indelible scar on governance’; ‘govt should learn lessons and not offer defence’.

‘Am not justifying, but this has happened in Gujarat too,’ Mamata on Bengal arson deaths

8 people were charred to death in Rampurhat, Birbhum after mob set houses on fire to ‘avenge’ alleged murder of local Trinamool leader.

8 charred bodies recovered as Bengal village burnt after local Trinamool leader’s murder

Mamata sets up probe team; local officer suspended and 11 detained so far.

Before CBI probe into West Bengal violence, let’s define the ‘post-poll’ period

'Post-poll'? Political violence in West Bengal is too intrinsic to admit legal categories.

SC refuses to entertain Mamata govt’s plea to appoint DGP without consulting UPSC

Terming it an 'abuse of process', the apex court listed the matter for October & said if states also start filing matters like this, it'll be difficult for it to hear other matters.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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