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File image of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Finance Minister Amit Mitra | Photo: ANI

After governor questions Bengal biz summits, govt says 50% proposals in implementation mode

Finance Minister Amit Mitra says proposals worth over Rs 12 lakh crore received at Bengal Global Business Summits between 2015 & 2019, 28 lakh jobs generated.
File photo of BJP leader Anupam Hazra | Twitter/@DipakDaCob

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’.
Representational image for the National Investigation Agency | Photo: Twitter

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.

On Camera

Floodwater gushes through a street following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, 14 October, 2020.| PTI

Pollute oceans and it’ll come back at us like it did in Andhra, Telangana: Manpreet Badal

We don't seem to have learnt the lesson from cyclones Ockhi and Amphan and continue to dump toxic wastes in the Indian Ocean. Our punishment this time could be severe.

Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring taking over IndusInd Bank

IndusInd, however, denied any sale talks, calling it a rumour. It said the bank’s founders reiterate their full support 'now and always'.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.