Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicWest Bengal

Topic: West Bengal

Bengal should not forgive those who encourage criminals, Modi on Birbhum arson deaths

The High Court has ordered a central forensic to visit the village and collect evidence, it also told police to protect witnesses.

8 charred bodies recovered as Bengal village burnt after local Trinamool leader’s murder

Mamata sets up probe team; local officer suspended and 11 detained so far.

Swasthya Sathi rate revision, ‘Rs 125 cr’ dues: 16 Kolkata pvt hospitals’ demands to Mamata govt

In letter to state health secretary, hospitals have raised issues they're facing under state health insurance scheme launched by Mamata Banerjee's TMC govt in 2016.

Pegasus makers came to Bengal police to sell spyware, claims Mamata, ‘I said we don’t want it’

West Bengal CM's claim came in backdrop of her budget speech for state home department Wednesday, when she alleged BJP-ruled states such as Karnataka, UP & MP had bought Pegasus.

Winning presidential polls won’t be easy for BJP, game isn’t yet over, Mamata Banerjee says

The West Bengal CM further said that the BJP didn't have even have half the total number of legislators across the country required to win the upcoming presidential polls.

Mamata Banerjee’s unwavering faith in divine interventions and supernatural forces

In 'Mamata: Beyond 2021', Jayanta Ghosal details how the TMC leader was successfully able to portray herself as the 'daughter of Bengal'.

A hijab story from Bengal: Murshidabad school attacked after insisting on uniform colours

Bahutali High School was attacked on 12 February after rumours of headscarf ban. Some came from neighbouring Birbhum district, say police. 18 people arrested so far.

Budget has nothing for jobless, rising China imports go against self-reliance: Amit Mitra

In an interview with ThePrint's Jyoti Malhotra, Mamata Banerjee’s principal chief adviser Amit Mitra said Union Budget ignored poverty, unemployment.

Opposition uproar in Parliament over Modi govt IAS cadre rule change, BJD calls it ‘dangerous’

BJD, usually a friendly party to the BJP in Parliament, joined other Opposition parties in raising a red flag over the issue. It urged the Centre to 'revisit' the proposal immediately.

Calcutta HC lawyers write to CJI, call out TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee’s ‘misconduct’ as advocate

Letter comes while Kalyan Banerjee is facing anger from TMC workers for speaking out against CM’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee. He hints it’s a result of that, says ‘Didi is watching’.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

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China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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