Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicWest Bengal

Topic: West Bengal

Pet-friendly Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal set to redefine faith and family

'If Durga can be worshipped with Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartik, Ganesh, why can’t a street dog be allowed to coexist peacefully with her children?' asks a puja club member.

What’s in Mamata’s debut album? Her solo, ministers crooning to her tunes & ‘touch of modern rock’

The album contains eight songs written and composed by the Bengal CM, including one she’s sung with state minister Indranil Sen as well as singer & TMC legislator Aditi Munshi.

‘Genocidal regime’ in Bengal, says BJP report. Calls for CBI probe in ‘Nabanna Chalo’ violence

The demand comes after the report by the BJP's fact-finding team noted that a fair enquiry isn't possible by state police since it's 'hand in glove' with TMC govt.

BJP picks a woman, a non-Brahmin, to perform its Durga Puja in Bengal. What’s the message?

Bengal BJP, which held its 1st Durga Puja in 2020, is leaving no stone unturned in organising a grand celebration this year. Party leaders say this will be state unit’s last Durga Puja.

BJP & Shah bad, but Modi good? Why Mamata is going easy on PM over CBI, ED ‘misuse’

West Bengal govt Monday passed a resolution against 'excesses' of federal agencies like CBI & ED. However, CM Mamata Banerjee also said, 'I don’t believe PM Modi is behind this'.

After Jawhar Sircar slams ‘corruption’ in TMC, fellow MP Saugata Roy says he should resign

Ex bureaucrat & Rajya Sabha MP Sircar says TMC can't win in 2024 with 'half-decayed body due to corruption', but he won't 'quit' unless CM Mamata Banerjee wants him to.

How an accident of geography and history created a people with a bad case of sweet tooth

In ‘Sugar: The Silent Killer,’ Damyanti Datta attempts to understand the hold of sugar in India and demystify the way we eat.

World’s largest religious monument will soon be in India—with the help of Ford heir

The Temple of Vedic Planetarium in West Bengal’s Mayapur will replace Cambodia’s 12th-century built Angkor Wat complex as the world’s largest religious structure.

ED summons 8 West Bengal IPS officers to Delhi in ‘coal smuggling’ case

As state opposition alleges involvement of more police officers in case, Trinamool announces state-wide protests Friday claiming central agencies targeting opposition-led states.

‘More cash recovery, hawala’ — Bengal CID probes ‘clear horse-trading motive in MLA cash haul’

3 suspended Congress MLAs have been arrested following a complaint from a fellow Congress legislator about their involvement in an alleged BJP conspiracy to topple Jharkhand govt.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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