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While the cut-money allegations have put Mamata govt on the backfoot, political experts say extortion has been an intricate part of Bengal’s politics for the past four decades.
CM Mamata Banerjee formed an all-party committee after 2,100 complaints of corruption in Amphan relief, mostly against Trinamool’s grass-root leaders.
According to officials the lockdown led to many marrying off their minor daughters due to financial distress and loss of savings.
Dr Fuad Halim’s team, not affiliated to the CPM, has conducted 2,190 dialysis procedures since the start of the lockdown. Patients hail him as a ‘saviour’.
Members of the seven-decades-old Chinese community in Kolkata's Chinatown say they feel like their Indian nationality is being stripped away from them.
The decision to extend the lockdown with relaxations came after an all-party meeting to discuss the Covid situation in West Bengal as total cases climbed to 15,173 in the state.
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar regularly fires salvos at CM Mamata and her govt, prompting even some BJP leaders to believe he is ‘occupying the opposition space’.
Shipping ministry is planning to launch Rs 1,367-crore Arth Ganga project in October to boost India's river economy.
NRS hospital in Kolkata said they handed over 14 bodies to the civic body for cremation as they were unclaimed. But residents question such ‘disgraceful’ handling of bodies.
Addressing BJP workers in a virtual rally, Home Minister Amit Shah said Mamata Banerjee had insulted migrant labourers, who would ensure her exit.