Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicWest Bengal

Topic: West Bengal

CBI makes first arrests in Birbhum killings case, nabs 4 suspects who had ‘fled’ to Mumbai

Six officers flew to Mumbai and arrested suspects early Thursday morning. CBI will seek custody after they are produced before Rampurhat court. Suspects yet to be identified.

‘Excise trouble, goons’: IFB Agro approves Rs 40 cr poll bonds to ease doing business in Bengal

IFB Agro has hinted at being intimidated in the past as well. It had also claimed that it had approved political contributions of up to Rs 25 cr in 2021-22.

BJP ‘fact-finding’ team blames ‘state-sponsored extortion’ for Birbhum arson, Mamata cries foul

The BJP team, comprising 5 members, submitted a report on its findings to national party president J.P. Nadda in New Delhi Wednesday. The team visited the site of violence on 24 March.

Mamata Banerjee calls for ‘unified and principled’ Opposition to fight ‘oppressive’ BJP

In a letter Tuesday, Mamata asked for a meeting of all ‘progressive forces’ to stop BJP’s attempts at influencing central agencies, judiciary.

Muslims didn’t damage property in Kolkata, viral video is from a brawl in Switzerland

Video is from 2018 when violent clashes had erupted between Swiss fans supporting two rival football teams — FC Luzern and FC Basel.

‘Mob of over 100 ransacked homes, set ablaze houses to kill families’, says CBI’s Birbhum FIR

ThePrint accessed a copy of the FIR filed by the CBI in the Rampurhat violence, based on the local police’s FIR that details the sequence of events that claimed 8 lives last week.

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’.

55 BJP MLAs reach Birbhum village rocked by violence, demand justice for ‘mass murder’

While Mamata has pointed finger at BJP-ruled states, TMC govt has been attacked by other parties too for alleged murders & arson. CPI(M) called it 'genocide', Congress wrote to President Kovind.

Mamata must ensure fair probe and justice in Birbhum killings instead of doing whataboutery

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

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Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

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.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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