The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is probing the role of 13 cooperative banks in West Bengal where the tainted Saradha Group managed to park funds for conducting illegal transactions.
The most prominent member of the State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC), the United Bank of India (UBI), had earlier warned the West Bengal government of the inevitable financial fraud that was waiting to happen, much before the Saradha scam broke. However, the government chose not to pay any heed to the advice and now the bank is not willing to give any further suggestions on the issue.
Desperate to contain the fallout of the Saradha scam, the government is now moving at breakneck speed. On Friday, chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her senior ministers met governor MK Narayanan and handed him the draft of a bill that the government is eager to introduce and pass in the Assembly.
Rampant construction and unchecked use of fossil fuels in the city have led to a rise in it’s average temperature over the last 100 years as compared to other metros
Darjeeling police is on the hunt for an absconding child development project official in whose resident a minor girl had committed suicide. On April 5, the girl was found hanging in the house of child development project officer (CDPO) Tshering Doma Bhutia in Dareeling. Phu Diki Sherpa, 14, had been residing with Bhutia since 2002.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee was discharged from Belle Vue Clinic on Saturday evening. Doctors led by general medicine expert Subrata Moitra attending to the chief minister advised her for complete rest for at least 15 days.
A thunderstorm, accompanied by a light rainfall, lashed the city late on Thursday night. It is the first thunderstorm of the season, bringing some relief to Kolkatans, and caused a drop in the night temperature.
The authorities at Alipore Zoo are desperately eyeing a pair of chimpanzees to address the fast depleting count of the species at the facility.
The assault on Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra by SFI activists in New Delhi pushed the Left Front on the back foot in the forthcoming panchayat elections in the state, Left Front chairman Biman Bose, said.
The health of chief minister Mamata Banerjee has given the doctors attending her cause for concern. The chief minister has a pulse rate of just 48 beats a minute, which her physician fears is indicative of cardiac ailments. She has been advised to take complete rest — even to stay away from phone calls and signing files.
A day after Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) activists ran riot at Presidency University, the varsity’s faculty and students gathered at a rally in the city to protest against the violence that continues to dominate the state’s political landscape.
The political violence in the state as an aftermath of the heckling of Amit Mitra in New Delhi could bolster the State Election Commission’s argument about the deteriorating law and order situation of the state and the ineffectiveness of the state police in tackling the mess.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee was admitted to Belle Vue Clinic with complaints of body pain, breathing trouble and palpitation after returning from Delhi on Wednesday.
Activists are protesting against filling canals and water bodies by land sharks.
At a time when the CPI(M), especially the party’s student wing SFI, has come under fire for the assault on state finance minister Amit Mitra in Delhi, a section of the party leadership is in favour of considering the need to educate the student leadership about the basics of crowd control.