Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicWest Bengal

Topic: West Bengal

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

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

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.

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After Mammootty and Mohanlal, who? Fahadh Faasil is the new poster boy of Malayalam cinema

Fahadh Faasil won’t play your garden-variety hero. He’s bending the norms, creating his own multiverse and getting pan-Indian acclaim.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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