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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

Kolkata

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.

Getting sedatives and drugs in Bengal jails is child’s play

Obtaining sedatives in Bengal jails is child's play, jail insiders told HT on Friday, while the city wondered how a high profile prisoner lodged in a high-security cell in a central jail could procure dozens of sedatives to attempt suicide in a cell guarded by two sentries round the clock.

BJP plans big push in Bengal

The BJP is spearheading the push for votes with party president Amit Shah kick-starting the campaign for Kolkata municipal polls on November 30 in the heart of Kolkata.

Red alert at Bengal ports with eye on ships from Pakistan

Ships from Pakistan, especially those carrying cargo and fishing boats are under the radar of security agencies, as central agencies rang alarm bells recently of a possible terror threat.

From Kerala, ‘Kiss of Love’ now reaches Kolkata

Ripple effects of 'Kiss of Love' in far off Kerala were felt in the city of Kolkata on Wednesday. Hundreds of youth engaged in public display of affection - kissing and hugging in a bid to protest against the moral policing.

WB: Cong calls for unification of secular forces

With politics in West Bengal gradually becoming polarised between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP, a section of Congress leaders in the state have called for unification of secular forces to stop "communal politics". Abhijit Mukherjee said, 'Just like the Congress, those secular parties or forces who believe that secularism is the basis of our country, can come together under one roof and fight against communal politics."

Darjeeling Chowrasta to be a 'no vending zone'

Darjeeling municipality hasdecided to make the town?s main promenade Chowrasta a "no-vending zone" on the request of morning walkers.

Saradha scam: CBI files first chargesheet

The CBI named Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee and Kunal Ghosh in its first charge sheet in the Saradha chit fund scam probe on Wednesday. It, however, left the unravelling of the bigger mystery for a supplementary charge sheet that will follow soon.

Bengal: TMC leader shot at in Basirhat rly station

A local Trinamool Congressleader was shot at and critically injured inside Basirhat railway station premises in North 24 Parganas district this morning.

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