HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014


JSW Steel to return land free of cost

Two weeks after announcing the decision to put on hold the Rs. 35,000- crore steel plant project at Salboni in West Midnapore, JSW Steel has conveyed to the West Bengal government that they are willing to give back 294 acres of land there which they directly purchased from the landowners there.

20-year-old gang-raped by three barmen for three weeks at gunpoint

A 20-year-old married girl was abducted, confined in a room and gang-raped for three weeks at gunpoint before she managed to escape and lodge a police complaint. The incident took place at Baguiati between November 9 and December 1.

Theatre director quits TMC, slams party and govt

Pro-Trinamool theater director Manish Mitra declared on Tuesday that he is quitting from Natya Swajan, the theatre wing of the ruling party, and all other government posts that he occupied.

12 hurt as Cong, TMC students clash in Bengal

At least 12 people were injured Thursday after a clash broke out between activists of the student wings of the Trinamool Congress and the Congress at the Berhampore College in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said.

Journos boycott presser by Bengal Minister, to protest against restriction of movement

Journalists boycotted a press conference called by West Bengal finance and industry minister, Amit Mitra, in a move to protest against the Mamata Banerjee goverment's decision to restrict the movement of reporters, and threat to arrest them if they violated the order.

Kolkata: RSS working overtime to make VHP rally a success

Rashtriy a Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is leaving no stone unturned to make the Visva Hindu Parishad’s mega rally in Kolkata on December 30 a success. They plan to draw a crowd of lakhs at the rally.

Kolkata: Jyoti Basu’s name taken off water treatment plant

Mamata Banerjee’s trusted lieutenants at Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) have decided to rename the Jyoti Basu Water Treatment Plant in Dhapa.

Mamata nod for land swap deal with Bangladesh

Banerjee said her government would write a letter to the Centre requesting for an early solution to the problems of enclaves.

Crossing the line: Mamata Banerjee takes the lead in use of foul language

A new kind of intimidation tactic has emerged in the political theatre of West Bengal, and this time the chief minister herself stands as the accused. Mamata Banerjee has led her party colleagues in hitting a new low of foul language usage in political discourse.

Kolkata: Shock after cops thrash disabled agitators, smash wheelchairs

Kolkata Police cracked down on a rally of the physically and mentally challenged in the city on Wednesday, manhandling the participants, damaging their special-aid vehicles and even using batons to control them.

Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose hospitalised

Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose, who is in judicial custody in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam, was today admitted to the state-run SSKM Hospital after he complained of heart problems.

Bengal’s NREGA not a rosy picture

According to Nabanna sources, a rough average of working days created under MGNREGA in Bengal during the last three years shows that the state ranks a lowly16th among all states on this count.

Kolkata: Intellectuals rally for Poriborton 2.0

Leading the line of intellectuals at the do were actors Nimu Bhowmick, George Baker and Joy Banerjee (all contested the Lok Sabha polls and lost), journalist-turnedBJP national spokesperson MJ Akbar, magician PC Sorcar and former footballer Shasthi Duley.

Kolkata: BJP gears up for next year’s civic elections

State BJP will earnestly begin its preparation from January next year for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections slated for mid-2015. From next month, the state BJP leadership will begin drawing up the candidates contesting in the 141 wards of KMC.

Kolkata: CPM demands CM’s arrest in Saradha scam

Adding to the chorus of opposition against the Trinamool regime, CPI(M) leaders and cadres took out a rally on Tuesday, demanding arrest of chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The rally commenced from near Victoria House in Esplanade and culminated at College Square.
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