Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicWest Bengal

Topic: West Bengal

‘TMC leader instigated mob, delayed police response being probed’ — CBI files Birbhum chargesheet

18 accused including TMC’s Anarul Hossain & 2 juveniles named. Separate chargesheet filed on Bhadu Sheikh’s murder, after which violence claimed 10 lives in Bogtui village in March.

Ground Report: Day after Howrah arson, over 100 held as Mamata govt strives to bring back normalcy

Protests erupted in pockets of West Bengal after Friday prayers on 10 June over remarks made by former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma about the Prophet Muhammad.

Why BJP, GNLF and TMC’s own ally GJM are boycotting Gorkhaland Territorial Administration polls

BJP has called Gorkhaland Territorial Administration an "unconstitutional body", while TMC ally GJM has accused West Bengal government of "controlling" what was meant to be an "autonomous body".

Neither governors nor CMs can be state university chancellors. It needs someone accountable

If we want our academic institutions to improve and feature higher in world rankings, we need to think beyond CMs and governors as chancellors.

Why Mamata invited tribals to Purulia event, asked them to detail ‘bribes paid for govt services’

Speaking at Purulia meeting Monday, CM Mamata Banerjee ordered district magistrate to ensure that no government officials in his jurisdiction seek bribes to complete their work.

Mamata govt aims to replace governor with CM as chancellor of state universities, will bring law

Central govt decries move, says looking into University Grants Commission guidelines before initiating any action against the West Bengal cabinet's decision. 

Mukul Roy, Babul Supriyo, now Arjun Singh: Why BJP is losing the plot in Mamata’s Bengal

BJP’s Bengal unit has been in disarray since last year’s Assembly polls, with several leaders jumping ship to TMC. Leaders blame infighting and organisational failures.

2023 panchayat poll AAP’s first port of call in fresh Bengal push, ground work begins

In the coming months, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party plans to hold 100 programmes across Bengal’s 23 districts to 'pinpoint area-wise issues' and forge connect with the people.

Check if older women have become prostitutes due to Covid, Supreme Court directs Bengal

Amicus Curiae tells top court the Bengal government was aware of this practice but had not taken any precautionary measures.

Tagore had the answer to rural poverty, education. The blueprint’s still in Santiniketan

To introduce Tagore's ideas on these issues, one needs to translate his works into other Indian languages. But very little progress has been made in 80 years.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
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Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.