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Published on Sep 23, 2022 09:57 PM IST
On the CBI summons to TMC leader Anubrata Mondal’s Sukanya, West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar said she must explain her source of funds despite on a school teacher’s salary
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) are a government-run chain of residential schools, providing education to children predominantly belonging to the rural areas from classes 6-12
Published on Sep 23, 2022 09:16 AM IST
ED, which filed its first charge sheet against Chatterjee and Mukherjee who were both arrested on July 23, may use the latter as a witness for the state during trial if she does not turn hostile, an agency official said on condition of anonymity.
The West Bengal government will appeal to the Supreme Court against the Calcutta high court order on payment of dearness allowance arrears running into ₹25,000 crore
An ED official said the agency cannot rule out the possibility of Arpita Mukherjee turning hostile in the case and they have provided security to her because of possible threats to her life
On August 22, two teenage boys went missing and their bodies were found on August 23 and 25 at two locations in Basirhat
Mamata Banerjee alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Bengal are using the agencies to serve their goals and PM Modi might not be aware of it
Mamata Banerjee made the comments while speaking on a resolution by the Bengal government against the 'excesses' of central investigative agencies.
Updated on Sep 19, 2022 07:10 PM IST
Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi
Madan Mitra had been the sports and youth affairs and transport minister between 2011 and 2015 before being remanded to jail in connection with a chit fund scam.
The police also said 10 crude bombs have also been recovered from the residence of one of the accused.
The incident happened when the students were attending classes in the lower floors. However, nobody was injured and the building suffered no apparent damage
‘Nabanna Chalo’ protest march: A five-member BJP delegation reached Kolkata to meet the injured party workers and supporters. The team will submit its report on the police action to party president JP Nadda.
CBI officials said Sukanya Mondal could not explain to their satisfaction how she had come to own two companies on a primary school teacher’s salary
Former president of Bengal’s education board Kalyanmoy Gangopadhyay told the court that he did not physically sign any appointment letter recruiting teachers and that his scanned signature was used in all documents.
As per the list by the Central Zoo Authorit , the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Chennai has secured the second position, followed by the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in Mysore, Karnataka.
Updated on Sep 15, 2022 04:49 PM IST
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BJP supporters indulged in pitched clashes with police, hurled stones at them, set fire to a vehicle, and destroyed a kiosk, while officers used batons and water cannons to disperse the demonstrators.
More than 20 people have been arrested in specific cases of assault on police officers and destruction of government property in Kolkata and Howrah during the BJP's ‘Nabanna Cholo’ march. The saffron camp, however, has maintained their stance that none of their workers were involved in violence.
Police used batons, water cannons, tear gas shells and stun grenades at several locations to disperse BJP workers who were found pelting stones and glass bottles.
A Kolkata Police officer said there was no report of any serious injury to any protestors though several police personnel have suffered injuries during BJP's ‘Nabanna Cholo' protest march.
The clashes took place mainly at Santragachhi in Howrah and Mahatma Gandhi Road, Burrabazar and Brabourne Road in Kolkata.
Parts of Bengal turned into a battlefield as BJP activists clashed with the police during the protest march. Several police officers and saffron camp members, including leaders Mina Devi Purohit and Swapan Dasgupta, were reportedly injured in the melee.
Suvendu Adhikari was caught on camera resisting an arrest by a ‘lady’ police official during the BJP's protest march in Kolkata – the video of which was then shared by the ruling TMC.
Security arrangements were beefed up in Kolkata with heavy barricading at Hastings near the state government's new Secretariat.
Adhikari was among several BJP leaders detained on their way to the secretariat ‘Nabanna.’ The Bengal unit of the BJP has also shared video footage of police thrashing BJP workers.
Thousands of BJP supporters from across the state started arriving in Kolkata and neighbouring Howrah on Tuesday morning to take part in the saffron party's ‘Nabanna Cholo Abhijan’.
A video shared by news agency ANI shows visuals from Golf Green and Lake Gardens area of Kolkata in waterlogged condition. Commuters on cycles could be seen facing difficulty in paddling on roads inundated with water.
The BJP has made several arrangements to ensure a huge turnout for the rally for which the administration has not granted permission and some untoward incidents during the day would be not unlikely.
Maneka Gambhir was on Saturday stopped by immigration officials from boarding a flight to Bangkok, where her parents live. She was asked to wait, and later an ED officer from the central agency's Kolkata office reached the airport and handed Gambhir the notice.
Published on Sep 12, 2022 09:55 PM IST
Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi