Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicWest Bengal

Topic: West Bengal

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.

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.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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