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Amit Shah says Citizenship Amendement Act to be implemented after Covid eases

Siliguri: Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah said on Thursday that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be implemented in the country once the Covid-19 situation eases. The former BJP president made the comment at a public meeting in Siliguri on the first day of his Bengal visit, where he is slated...

Mamata Banerjee writes to Opposition leaders to unite against BJP, Cong’s Adhir Ranjan says she can’t be trusted

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wrote a letter to all non-BJP Opposition parties, calling upon them to unite against BJP. In her letter, she expressed concern over direct attacks on the country’s institutional democracy by the ruling BJP. “Central agencies such as the ED, CBI, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and the...

Birbhum violence: Calcutta HC orders CBI to take over investigation

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the West Bengal police to hand over the probe into Birbhum violence to the CBI. Eight persons, including women and children, were killed in Rampurghat in Birbhum district on Tuesday when a mob set their houses on fire. The incident was reportedly a fallout of the killing...

Birbhum violence: Calcutta HC takes suo motu cognizance of matter, to hear case today

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the violence in Rampurhat in Birbhum in West Bengal, where eight people were charred to death after a mob allegedly set their houses afire on Tuesday. The matter will come up for hearing before the bench of the Chief Justice at 2 pm on...

Mamata Banerjee issued court summons over national anthem insult case

Mumbai: A Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Mumbai has issued summons to West Bengal Chief Minister in connection with a case filed against her for allegedly insulting the national anthem. During a visit to Mumbai last year, Mamata Banerjee had attended a public function. There, she began to sing the national anthem while still sitting on...
Missionaries of Charity clarifies there is no freeze on accounts

Missionaries of Charity clarifies there is no freeze on accounts

Kolkata: The Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, has clarified that there is no freeze on its bank accounts. The clarification came hours after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee posted a tweet claiming that the Centre had put a freeze on all bank accounts of the organization. In its statement, the Missionaries of...

All bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity frozen, tweets Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in a tweet on Monday that the central government has frozen all the bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa. “Shocked to hear that on Christmas, Union Ministry FROZE ALL BANK ACCOUNTS of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in India! Their 22,000 patients &...

Farm laws repealed, celebration erupts among farmers, Opposition parties

New Delhi: Celebrations erupted following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on Friday morning that the three controversial farm laws would be repealed. At Ghazipur and Singhu borders, farmers were seen bursting crackers, dancing and distributing jalebi. Alongside, political leaders posted congratulatory messages for farmers on social media. In a tweet in Hindi,...

Won’t tolerate bullying by Delhi, says Mamata Banerjee in Goa

Panaji: The bullying by Delhi (Central government) will not be tolerated, said West Bengal Chief Minister and All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) chief Mamata Banerjee in Goa on Thursday. She was addressing a gathering of party workers at International Centre in Dona Paula in the coastal state where she is on a three-day tour. In...

Nafisa Ali joins Trinamool Congress in Goa ahead of 2022 Assembly polls

Panaji: Bollywood actress Nafisa Ali joined the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress in Goa on Friday. Along with her, Mrinalini Deshprabhu, too, joined the party. They are the latest to join the party in recent times. Recently, BJP MP and former singer Babul Supriyo and MLA Krishna Kalyani joined TMC in West Bengal. Nafisa Ali, who...

No stay on Bhabanipur by-polls, says Calcutta HC

Kolkata: The Bhabanipur by-election in West Bengal will be held as per schedule on September 30. The Calcutta High Court has refused to stay the by-elections which will see BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal taking on WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The HC’s order was in response to a PIL challenging the decision of the Election Commission...

West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar gets Z security

Sukanta Majumdar took over as West Bengal BJP president last week, replacing Dilip Ghosh Kolkata: The Centre has approved Z category security for Sukanta Majumdar, the president of West Bengal BJP. The CISF reportedly received orders from the Ministry of Home Affairs to provide Z security to him. Sukanta Majumdar replaced Dilip Ghosh as the...