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Anubrata Mondal’s daughter Sukanya, summoned by CBI, is a no show, says am unwell

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

Arrested Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal's daughter Sukanya Mondal also faces allegations that she got appointed a primary school teacher without clearing the recruitment exam (HT File Photo)
Arrested Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal's daughter Sukanya Mondal also faces allegations that she got appointed a primary school teacher without clearing the recruitment exam (HT File Photo)

Dharmendra Pradhan writes to WB CM Mamata over pending land allocation for JNV’s

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

Pradhan noted that the land allotment issue for the two JNVs remain unresolved since 2007-08 and 2016. (File image)
Pradhan noted that the land allotment issue for the two JNVs remain unresolved since 2007-08 and 2016. (File image)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 09:16 AM IST
ByDisha Kumari

TMC ex-minister created shell firms to buy properties: Charge sheet

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.

Former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee being produced in Alipore court . (ANI)
Former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee being produced in Alipore court . (ANI)
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 07:28 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Kolkata

Bengal review plea against HC order to pay dearness allowance arrears rejected

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

The state administrative tribunal in 2019 ordered the West Bengal government to clear the dearness allowance arrears (File Photo)
The state administrative tribunal in 2019 ordered the West Bengal government to clear the dearness allowance arrears (File Photo)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 09:37 PM IST

ED trying to turn Partha Chatterjee’s aide Arpita against him in court: Official

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

An ED official said Arpita Mukherjee initially adopted a non-cooperative approach but later she started to open up. (PTI)
An ED official said Arpita Mukherjee initially adopted a non-cooperative approach but later she started to open up. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 09:20 PM IST

Twin murder case: WB BJP wing president writes to child rights body chairperson

On August 22, two teenage boys went missing and their bodies were found on August 23 and 25 at two locations in Basirhat

Dr Sukanta Majumdar alleged the authorities have not been prompt in their probe. (Twitter: Dr. Sukanta Majumdar)
Dr Sukanta Majumdar alleged the authorities have not been prompt in their probe. (Twitter: Dr. Sukanta Majumdar)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 10:55 AM IST

On Bengal resolution against CBI, ED, Mamata Banerjee draws a distinction

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

West Bengal chief minister and Trinaool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee claimed that central agencies were being controlled by the Union home ministry. (ANI File Photo)
West Bengal chief minister and Trinaool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee claimed that central agencies were being controlled by the Union home ministry. (ANI File Photo)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 09:11 PM IST

'Not Modi but...': Mamata on who is 'misusing' central agencies for 'interests'

Mamata Banerjee made the comments while speaking on a resolution by the Bengal government against the 'excesses' of central investigative agencies.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Updated on Sep 19, 2022 07:10 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

'Madan Mitra was…’: TMC MP attacks Mamata Banerjee cabinet rejig

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.

Trinamool Congress MLA Madan Mitra with supporters during a protest.(PTI file)
Trinamool Congress MLA Madan Mitra with supporters during a protest.(PTI file)
Updated on Sep 18, 2022 07:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Crude bomb blast in Bengal school: Four arrested, 10 bombs recovered

The police also said 10 crude bombs have also been recovered from the residence of one of the accused.

Crude bomb blast in Bengal school: Four arrested, 10 bombs recovered(ANI)
Crude bomb blast in Bengal school: Four arrested, 10 bombs recovered(ANI)
Updated on Sep 18, 2022 06:58 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Crude bomb explodes on roof of Bengal school during class hours

The incident happened when the students were attending classes in the lower floors. However, nobody was injured and the building suffered no apparent damage

The West Bengal police said they have started an investigation to find out whether the bomb was lobbed from outside or someone kept it on the roof of the school. (Representative Image)
The West Bengal police said they have started an investigation to find out whether the bomb was lobbed from outside or someone kept it on the roof of the school. (Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 18, 2022 11:20 AM IST

'Jungle Raj prevails’: BJP team on Kolkata stir. 'Political tourists', says TMC

‘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.

Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and party supporters in clash with police personnel during party's' Nabanna Chalo' march against the state government, in Kolkata on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and party supporters in clash with police personnel during party's' Nabanna Chalo' march against the state government, in Kolkata on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2022 09:58 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Anubrata Mondal’s daughter finally questioned by CBI in cattle smuggling case

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

Arrested Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal's daughter Sukanya Mondal is also alleged to have been appointed as a teacher without clearing the TET examination. (HT File Photo)
Arrested Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal's daughter Sukanya Mondal is also alleged to have been appointed as a teacher without clearing the TET examination. (HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 10:27 PM IST

Kolkata court remands ex-minister Partha Chatterjee in CBI custody till Sept 21

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.

Former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee was arrested by ED on July 23. This week, CBI filed a request for his custodial interrogation (ANI)
Former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee was arrested by ED on July 23. This week, CBI filed a request for his custodial interrogation (ANI)
Updated on Sep 16, 2022 10:23 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Darjeeling zoo in Bengal recognised as best in India, Kolkata grabs 4th spot

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.

The Red Panda is one of the top attractions of Darjeeling's Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, besides others such as the Himalayan Black Bear, Snow Leopard, Goral and Himalayan Thar. (PTI Photo)
The Red Panda is one of the top attractions of Darjeeling's Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, besides others such as the Himalayan Black Bear, Snow Leopard, Goral and Himalayan Thar. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2022 04:49 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta

On Kolkata clashes, CM alleges BJP brought 'armed goons’ from outside Bengal

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.

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
Published on Sep 14, 2022 09:54 PM IST

‘Police could’ve fired bullets but…': TMC's Abhishek Banerjee on Kolkata clashes

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.

TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee interacts with Debjit Chatterjee, an assistant commissioner of Kolkata Police, who got injured during BJP's 'Nabanna Abhijan' protest march, at SSKM hospital in Kolkata, on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. (PTI Photo)
TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee interacts with Debjit Chatterjee, an assistant commissioner of Kolkata Police, who got injured during BJP's 'Nabanna Abhijan' protest march, at SSKM hospital in Kolkata, on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2022 09:32 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Bengal Police start probe into Kolkata clashes, arrest over 20 for assault

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.

Stones being pelted during Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s 'Nabanna Chalo' march against the state government in Kolkata on Tuesday (ANI)
Stones being pelted during Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s 'Nabanna Chalo' march against the state government in Kolkata on Tuesday (ANI)
Published on Sep 14, 2022 02:25 PM IST

Video: Kolkata cop cornered, thrashed by mob holding BJP flags during protest

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.

An assistant commissioner of Kolkata Police attacked by protesters amid BJP's 'Nabanna Chalo' march against the state government in Kolkata on Tuesday. (ANI )
An assistant commissioner of Kolkata Police attacked by protesters amid BJP's 'Nabanna Chalo' march against the state government in Kolkata on Tuesday. (ANI )
Updated on Sep 14, 2022 12:32 AM IST

Cops, protesters hurt in clashes at Bengal rally

The clashes took place mainly at Santragachhi in Howrah and Mahatma Gandhi Road, Burrabazar and Brabourne Road in Kolkata.

A police vehicle set on fire by some miscreants near Nakhoda Mosque in Kolkata (PTI)
A police vehicle set on fire by some miscreants near Nakhoda Mosque in Kolkata (PTI)
Updated on Sep 14, 2022 05:21 AM IST
By, Kolkata

'Over 200 BJP workers injured': Suvendu on party's 'Nabanna Cholo' protest

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 detained in Kolkata while he was trying to visit Santragachi during the party's massive protest.
Suvendu Adhikari was detained in Kolkata while he was trying to visit Santragachi during the party's massive protest.
Published on Sep 13, 2022 09:21 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

‘Don’t touch my body…I'm male': At Nabanna march, Suvendu's remark to female cop

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.

Suvendu Adhikari seen resisting arrest by a female cop in Kolkata.
Suvendu Adhikari seen resisting arrest by a female cop in Kolkata.
Published on Sep 13, 2022 06:23 PM IST

Videos: Clashes during BJP's march, supporters use boat to reach Nabanna

Security arrangements were beefed up in Kolkata with heavy barricading at Hastings near the state government's new Secretariat.

A group of BJP workers were seen using a boat to cross Tribeni river, Hooghly, to reach Nabanna.
A group of BJP workers were seen using a boat to cross Tribeni river, Hooghly, to reach Nabanna.
Published on Sep 13, 2022 06:01 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

'Mamata turned Bengal into North Korea': Suvendu Adhikari during BJP protest

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.

BJP's Bengal unit tweeted photos of the protest march saying Bengal had risen against Trinamool corruption.(Twitter)
BJP's Bengal unit tweeted photos of the protest march saying Bengal had risen against Trinamool corruption.(Twitter)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 04:59 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Kolkata streets turn into war zone as BJP workers clash with cops | Top points

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 police vehicle being set on fire during the BJP's protest march in Kolkata.(Source: Video grab)
A police vehicle being set on fire during the BJP's protest march in Kolkata.(Source: Video grab)
Updated on Sep 13, 2022 07:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Roads in Kolkata waterlogged after heavy rainfall | Watch

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.

Screengrab of the video showing waterlogging in Kolkata. (ANI/ Twitter)
Screengrab of the video showing waterlogging in Kolkata. (ANI/ Twitter)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 03:22 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

No need for thieves' nod, says Bengal BJP chief ahead of march to Nabanna

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.

BJP supporters raise slogans before boarding a Kolkata-bound train to participate in the party's 'Nabanna Abhijan' march, to be held on Tuesday(PTI)
BJP supporters raise slogans before boarding a Kolkata-bound train to participate in the party's 'Nabanna Abhijan' march, to be held on Tuesday(PTI)
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 11:01 PM IST
By | Written by Sohini Goswami

Abhishek Banerjee's sister-in-law moves HC after ED stops her from flying abroad

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.

TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee's sister-in-law Maneka Gambhir arrives at CGO complex to appear before ED for questioning in connection with an alleged coal smuggling scam, in Kolkata, Monday, September 12, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee's sister-in-law Maneka Gambhir arrives at CGO complex to appear before ED for questioning in connection with an alleged coal smuggling scam, in Kolkata, Monday, September 12, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 09:55 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Bengal govt to place resolution in assembly against CBI, ED

The BJP said the move to pass a resolution against federal agencies in the assembly is an indicator of the TMC’s disregard for the nation’s laws

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) have upped the ante against the Centre after the arrest of party leaders by CBI and ED. (File Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) have upped the ante against the Centre after the arrest of party leaders by CBI and ED. (File Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 08:05 PM IST
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