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CPM MLA joins Trinamool in Bengal, 40th Opposition legislator to switch since 2011

Two-time CPI(M) legislator Abdur Razzak Mandal joined the Trinamool Congress on Thursday morning, partially offsetting the embarrassment of the West Bengal ruling party that expelled two of its Lok Sabha lawmakers on January 9, one of them after he joined the BJP in Delhi.
A school teacher by profession, Abdur Razzak Mandal was elected twice from Jalangi assembly constituency in Murshidabad district in 2011 and 2016 on a CPI(M) ticket even during the strong anti-Left sentiment in the state.(AP/Picture for representation)
A school teacher by profession, Abdur Razzak Mandal was elected twice from Jalangi assembly constituency in Murshidabad district in 2011 and 2016 on a CPI(M) ticket even during the strong anti-Left sentiment in the state.(AP/Picture for representation)
Published on Jan 17, 2019 04:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Berhampore (West Bengal) | BySreyasi Pal

Parliament winter session highlights| ‘Landmark moment’, PM’s thank you tweet after lok Sabha clears 10% quota bill

On the last day of Lok Sabha’s winter session, the House passed Constitution (124 Amendment) Bill, 2019 with 323 ‘ayes’. The bill will provide reservation for economically weaker section of the society in higher educational institutions. The bill – which was passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting – will be taken up by the Rajya Sabha tomorrow. This is the first time that economic status would entitle a person to reservation benefit at a national level.Here are the highlights:

Updated on Jan 08, 2019 11:05 PM IST
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Parliament Highlights: Lok Sabha adjourned briefly after protests by Trinamool Congress

Proceedings in Lok Sabha began on a stormy note, with Trinamool Congress leaders protesting against the detention of its party delegation to Assam over the issue of citizens’ registry. Ruckus by opposition leaders over the Assam NRC draft list has resulted in repeated in parliamentary adjournments this week. On Thursday, home minister Rajnath Singh also told Parliament that the government intends to pass a Bill on the SC/ST Act during the monsoon session. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said the Supreme Court judgement regarding the Act was “very dangerous” for SC/ST people.Here are the Highlights on monsoon session of Parliament:

Home minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha during the Monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Home minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha during the Monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 11:31 PM IST
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Police plan legal action after video shows Trinamool MP assaulting constable at Assam airport

A policewoman was injured as Trinamool Congress leaders protested their detention at Silchar.
Constable Rubi Rani Das was among the police who detained Trinamool Congress leaders.(ANI photo)
Constable Rubi Rani Das was among the police who detained Trinamool Congress leaders.(ANI photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 09:08 AM IST
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Bengal woman forced to walk with garland of shoes for protesting against Trinamool

Angry Trinamool activists allegedly called her to the party office in the village and “punished” her by abusing her and making her wear a garland of shoes and walk around the village
The woman, in her thirties, is the wife of a former Trinamool Congress member of the Kankabati gram panchayat.(HT Photo)
The woman, in her thirties, is the wife of a former Trinamool Congress member of the Kankabati gram panchayat.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2018 06:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Midnapore | ByKoushik Dutta

BJP makes a mark in former Maoist belt of Bengal

BJP has captured panchayats at Binpur, Belatikri, Sijua and Ramgarh — all in Lalgarh area where the Maoists had carved out ‘a state within a state’ during 2009-2010.
BJP workers in Jhargram celebrating victory on Thursday.(HT Photo)
BJP workers in Jhargram celebrating victory on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2018 07:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | BySnigdhendu Bhattacharya & Koushik Dutta, Kolkata/midnapore

Bengal rural polls: Trinamool sets record winning 27% seats uncontested

The Opposition says a ‘conspiracy’ and strong arm tactics are behind the Trinamool Congress’ formidable record of victories.
West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses a rally at Damurjala Stadium in Howrah district of West Bengal.(PTI Photo)
West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses a rally at Damurjala Stadium in Howrah district of West Bengal.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2018 02:32 PM IST
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Bhangar agitators file nominations through WhatsApp in face of ‘TMC intimidation’

Residents of a dozen villages in Bhangar have been embroiled in a pitched battle against the ruling party, which is hell-bent on completing a power grid project in the region, since January 2017.
Protesters stand in front of a vehicle burnt during the Bangar land agitation. Villagers have been demanding the scrapping of a power grid project in the region since early last year.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Protesters stand in front of a vehicle burnt during the Bangar land agitation. Villagers have been demanding the scrapping of a power grid project in the region since early last year.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 10:25 AM IST
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