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Partha Chatterjee aide Arpita Mukherjee says money found at her place was kept in her absence

She has claimed the money does not belong to her   Kolkata: Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of former TMC leader Partha Chatterjee, has claimed that the money found by the Enforcement Directorate from her house does not belong to her. The ED has recovered more than Rs 50 crore cash, besides foreign currency and...

WB minister Partha Chatterjee arrested by ED after Rs 21 crore cash seizure from aide’s house

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Cabinet minister Partha Chatterjee was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Saturday for alleged involvement in the SSC recruitment scam. The former education minister was produced before the Bankshal Court. Earlier, over Rs 21 crore cash was found from the house of Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of...

Cyclonic storm Asani forms over Bay of Bengal, set to intensify further tomorrow

Kolkata: The Asani cyclonic storm that has developed over southeast Bay of Bengal, is likely to intensify further on Monday, according to the India Meteorological Department. The department predicted that Asani would develop into a severe cyclonic storm by Sunday afternoon. “It is very likely to continue to move northwestwards till 10th May evening and...

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...

Video shows TMC MLA Naren Chakraborty threatening BJP supporters

Kolkata: The political crisis for Trinamool Congress has been fuelled further with one of its MLAs, Naren Chakraborty, reportedly threatening West Bengal residents against voting for BJP on a purported video. The video was shared by BJP Bengal’s co-in-charge and IT cell chief Amit Malviya on Tuesday. The TMC MLA was seen and heard in...

West Bengal BJP MPs to meet PM Modi on Wednesday

Meeting comes in wake of ruckus in WB Assembly over Birbhum violence   New Delhi: Members of Parliament from West Bengal will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over breakfast on Wednesday. Their meeting comes after the ruckus in the West Bengal over the violence in Birbhum. Eight persons, including women and children, were killed...

Ruckus in West Bengal Assembly over Birbhum violence; 5 BJP MLAs suspended

TMC, BJP MLAs fight over Birbhum violence Kolkata: The West Bengal Assembly witnesse a major ruckus on Wednesday when MLAs of the ruling Trinamool Congress and Opposition BJP clashed in the House. The Speaker suspended five BJP MLAs, including leader of Opposition in the Assembly Suvendu Adhikari, until further notice. The fight reportedly began following...

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...

After Babul Supriyo, now BJP MLA Krishna Kalyani joins TMC

 Krishna Kalyani had resigned from BJP earlier this month Kolkata: Krishna Kalyani, the BJP MLA from Raiganj in West Bengal, has joined the All India Trinamool Congress, joining the list of leaders who made the switch since the TMC returned to power in the state in the Assembly elections held this year. “We extend a...

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...