TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee is set to meet the leadership of the Shiv Sena and NCP. It comes in the backdrop of her deliberate decision not to meet Sonia Gandhi during her visit to New Delhi last week.
Former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma, who along with 11 other Congress MLAs recently joined Mamata Banerjee's party, on Tuesday asserted that Trinamool Congress flags will flutter across the northeastern state in the next 45 days.
The CBI is probing the death of BJP worker Debabrata Maity, who was allegedly attacked in Nandigram a day after the announcement of assembly poll results on May 2 and subsequently succumbed to the injuries at SSKM Hospital here, on an order of the high court, which directed the agency to investigate post-poll violence cases in the state
Border guarding forces of India and Bangladesh have decided to enhance cooperation to check transboundary crimes and better management of the international boundary, according to a BSF statement.
The air quality ambience across the city ranged from poor to very poor on Saturday, a pollution control board official said. He attributed it to the smog phenomenon, typical of the wintry conditions at this time of the year.
"It is time to bring the second generation of party leaders to the fore. It should start from the corporation and municipality elections. In that case, giving ticket to Firhad Hakim's daughter Priyadarshini instead of him will not be unexpected," a senior Trinamool Congress leader said.
Tathagata Roy, who has apparently decided to bid "farewell” to the state unit of the BJP for the time being, has repeatedly poured scorn on its leaders since the party's defeat in the assembly elections, often using the "money and women" swipe.
The Howrah minority cell leader of Trinamool Congress Wahzul Khan succumbed to gunshot injuries on Tuesday. Khan was fired upon from a close range near his home in Howrah on Monday night. This incident comes a couple of days after a youth leader of the party was killed in Canning in South 24 Parganas.
The four-hour-long protest in front of the MHA saw both TMC legislators, from both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, raising slogans against the home minister and the prime minister over their silence on the violence in the northeastern state.
Around 18 lakh people in West Bengal have not turned up in time for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, owing to a number of reasons - contracting the virus after the first shot, death or migration to other states for work - according to a recent survey conducted by the health department.
Reddy said that five sections of the IPC were invoked against the TMC's youth leader. These include 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot), 153-A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language), 307 (Attempt to murder), 506 (Criminal intimidation) and 120 (Concealing design to commit offence).
The veteran BJP leader in his latest tweet in Bengali said, "I have not written all these things to get accolades from anybody. Some top leaders were so much involved in women and wealth, I wanted to alert the party about that. Now a tree is known by its fruit. I shall wait for the results in the civic polls. For now adieu West Bengal BJP."
The West Bengal Assembly had on Tuesday passed a resolution against the Centre's decision to extend BSF"s jurisdiction from 15 km to 50 km from the international border, amid opposition by BJP legislators.
Environmentalist Claude Alvares has endorsed the proposal of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on sustainable mining in Goa, after the Mamata Banerjee-led party announced that such a programme is high on its list of priorities if it comes to power in the state.
The central government recently amended the BSF Act to authorize the force to undertake search, seizure and arrest within a larger 50 km stretch, instead of 15 km, from the international border in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam.
TMC MLA and minister Tapas Roy said that three ruling party legislators were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier this year but neither was permission sought from Speaker Biman Banerjee nor was he intimated.
BSF came out with a clarification it does not have powers to register an FIR or to carry out investigations.
Even as the BJP remains the single most powerful party at the central level, the opposition is engaged in contests in state polls and does not hesitate to trade barbs.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament during its Winter Session, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Congress leader Anand Sharma interacts with AAP MP Sanjay Singh, during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
TMC MP Nusrat Jahan during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
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