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Complaint against BJP leader after ‘will hug Mamata Banerjee if I’m infected by Covid’ remark

BJP national secretary Anupam Hazra, a former TMC MP, had made the statement over the 'pathetic' way bodies of Covid patients were being cremated in West Bengal.
File image of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar | By special arrangement

CM Mamata and Governor Dhankhar in another spat, this time over his note to Bengal DGP

Governor Dhankhar called state 'home to illegal bomb making’ and summoned the DGP, but Mamata says the demand is ‘unlawful, unwarranted and unconstitutional’.
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NIA arrests another al-Qaeda operative from West Bengal’s Murshidabad

The agency had earlier arrested nine people, six from West Bengal and three from Kerala, for their association with the Pakistan-sponsored module of the al-Qaeda.

West Bengal BJP leader & fashion designer Agnimitra Paul tests positive for Covid-19

BJP women's wing president in West Bengal Agnimitra Paul had been touring districts regularly to lead street protests and undertake campaigns against the ruling TMC.

‘Laal Salaam’ to ‘Jai Shri Ram’ — new book traces BJP’s unprecedented rise in West Bengal

‘Mission Bengal: A Saffron Experiment’ by Snigdhendu Bhattacharya, published by Harper Collins India, will be released on 30 September on ThePrint's SoftCover.
File photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata |

Mamata sings iconic Jago Durga song on Mahalaya, listeners leave ‘give us jobs’ comments

Bengal CM posts video of song on Facebook, where the youth urge her for jobs. TMC says state has limited power, but opposition says Modi & Mamata suffer from 'Ostrich syndrome'.
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Bengal 1st state to hand over Covid dead bodies to kin, allow collection of cremated ashes

While the Calcutta High Court has directed the Bengal govt to hand over bodies in sealed body bags, the decision on ashes has been taken by the govt itself.

Mamata Banerjee’s special grant to Brahmin priests isn’t really about poverty

West Bengal CM’s Rs 1,000 monthly allowance and free housing scheme for Brahmin priests follows the age-old tradition of appeasing Brahmins.
Representational image) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

BJP worker Ganesh Roy’s body found hanging from tree in West Bengal’s Hooghly

The BJP has alleged that Roy, who was missing since Friday night, was murdered by members of the ruling Trinamool Congress, a charge denied by the state's ruling party.
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Ganga mission to now work on hilsa to improve its numbers, project to ranch and tag the fish

Under three-year Hilsa Improvement Programme, NMCG will monitor the migration pattern of hilsa through tagging & ranching among a slew of other initiatives.

On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

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.