Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicWest Bengal

Topic: West Bengal

Emotions in West Bengal boiled over in 1950. Media was ‘inciting’, so was Hindu Mahasabha

In 'Caste and Partition in Bengal', Sekhar Bandyopadhyay and Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhuri talk about a critical aspect of the Dalit exodus during 1950 in Bengal.

After Rs 21.9 cr haul last week, more cash found in flat of TMC minister’s aide Arpita Mukherjee

Since Wednesday morning, ED has been conducting raids at Arpita Mukherjee's properties, tracking the money trail in the scam.

Admit cards from 2016, land documents – Why ED arrested TMC’s Partha Chatterjee in SSC case

ED recovered Rs 21 crore in cash from the residence of one Arpita Mukherjee, who is a 'close associate' of West Bengal minister and TMC leader Partha Chatterjee.

ED arrests Mamata Banerjee close aide & Minister Partha Chatterjee in teacher recruitment scam

ED officials have also detained Chatterjee's 'close aide' Arpita Mukherjee, after Rs 20 crore in cash was recovered from one of her properties during raids Friday.

‘BJP won’t get majority, TMC will unite oppn’ — Mamata lays out 2024 road map at Kolkata rally

At the Trinamool Congress' annual Martyrs’ Day rally in Kolkata, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee hints at post-poll opposition alliance after 2024. 

300 witnesses examined, Kolkata Police suspect ‘larger conspiracy’ behind break-in at Mamata home

Family claims accused Hafizul Mollah 'mentally unstable', and was arrested earlier while trying to break into Nabanna, the state secretariat.

Poet, artist, singer Mamata showcased another talent on hill visit — making puchka, momos

On tour, Mamata has been known to make unscheduled visits to people's homes — making chai or frying pakoras for public. TMC describes this as sign of her being a grassroots leader.

India’s oldest Royal Bengal tiger in captivity leaves a legacy of fight, might and survival

While Raja’s tale of survival was 'marvelous', it stressed the role of the forest department in protecting the animals in their natural habitat.

Who is Anit Thapa and what his party’s win at GTA polls means for 2024 general elections

Anit Thapa’s party contested 26 seats out of a total of 45 seats in GTA elections, held after 10 years. The BJP however doesn’t see him as much of a threat. 

Do poor voters punish parties for pre-election violence? BJP-TMC tussle in Bengal has clues

There is little doubt that the BJP’s West Bengal unit is currently in a state of disarray. But it will still beat TMC if its cadre's violence continues.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.