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WB: Police Books Suvendu Adhikari, Brother For Stealing Relief Goods

The West Bengal Police have booked BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari and his brother for allegedly stealing relief goods from the Kanthi Municipality office. The FIR reads that Soumendu Adhikari (Suvendu's brother) on May 29 "forcefully" took away goods "whose estimated value is around lakhs of rupees". Moreover, the FIR also states that the BJP leaders were accompanied by the Central Forces while committing the alleged crime.

Sun, 06 Jun 2021 - 09:25 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Suvendu Adhikari, BJP, West Bengal, Indian Politics

Courtesy: India TV

Mamata Banerjee

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Mamata Writes To PM; Seeks Withdrawal Of Order Recalling Chief Secretary

Seeking cancellation of order recalling state chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee penned down to PM Narendra Modi. CM Mamata wrote, "I sincerely hope latest order is not related to my meeting with you at Kalaikunda". Scheduled to retire on May 31, Bandyopadhyay was granted a three-month extension on May 24. However, on May 28, the Centre asked Bengal to “relieve Bandyopadhyay with immediate effect.”

Mon, 31 May 2021 - 03:31 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Mamata Banerjee, CM Mamata Banerjee, PM Narendra Modi, West Bengal, Indian Politics

Twitter shows concern over safety of its employees

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Twitter Reacts To India Office Raid; Says Worried Over Safety Of Staff

Microblogging site Twitter on May 27 expressed the concern about the safety of its employees over the recent raid by Delhi Police Special Cell. Twitter official also alleged 'use of intimidation tactics by the police.' Stating the collective responsibility of elected officials to protect the public interest, Twitter disagreed with new IT rules. Reportedly, the 'manipulated media' tag on BJP's spokesperson, ex-CM’s tweet deepened the conflict… read-more

Thu, 27 May 2021 - 03:48 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Indian Politics, IT new rules, Delhi Police Special Cell, Twitter

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Ajit Singh

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Former Union Minister Ajit Singh Passes Away At 82 Due To COVID-19

Former Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal Chief Ajit Singh died of COVID-19 at 82 on May 6. Singh had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 20 and was admitted to a hospital in Gurugram following a lung infection. PM Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and several other leaders expressed their grief through Twitter over the veteran leader's death.

Thu, 06 May 2021 - 10:51 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Ajit Singh, Rashtriya Lok Dal, Indian Politics, Covid deaths, former union minister

Courtesy: India Today

Prashant kishor

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Strategist Prashant Kishor Quits Election Management After Bengal Win

Following sweeping victory of Trinamool Congress in West Bengal assembly polls, poll strategist Prashant Kishor announced his decision to quit election management on May 2. Reportedly, Kishore was eyeing for a break and thanked Bengal elections of giving him this chance. While reiterating about joining politics as his core agenda, Kishore opened up about discharging responsibilities to his colleagues. Prashant said currently he wants to spend… read-more

Sun, 02 May 2021 - 06:30 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Indian Politics, Prashant kishore, West Bengal Assembly Polls, TMC, Assembly Polls, poll strategist, Mamata Banerjee

Courtesy: India Today

Rahul Gandhi has tested positive for Covid-19.

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Congress MP Rahul Gandhi Tests COVID-19 Positive

Congress party leader and Lok Sabha MP Rahul Gandhi tested COVID-19 positive on April 20 and is currently facing mild symptoms. Informing via Twitter, Gandhi cautioned everyone to follow safety protocols who came into contact with him in last 10 days. Congress party sources confirmed that Rahul has not met his sister and mother since week. PM Narendra Modi wished good health and speedy recovery for Rahul Gandhi. 

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 04:40 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Congress Party, Rahul Gandhi, Indian Politics, Covid-19

Courtesy: NDTV


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Election Commission Gives notice to Sayantan Basu over Inflammatory Speech

The Election Commission of India on April 15 gave notice to BJP leader Sayantan Basu following inflammatory remarks over the Cooch Behar CRPF firing incident at a poll rally in Baranagar. The remarks were in violation of the model code of conduct and provisions of the Representation of the People Act. In addition, the body gave a deadline of 24 hours to explain his stand.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 11:00 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: EC, Bengal Elections, Indian Politics, mamta banerjee

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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Urdu Body's 'Must Presence' Order For RSS Chief's Book Launch Triggers Row

National Urdu council NCPUL's order mandating staff's presence for the launch of 'Mustaqbil Ka Bharat' book has received a flak from Urdu intellectuals. The Urdu body had said that show cause notice will be issued to individuals failing to attend the event. While Urdu intellectuals condemned the decision, the NCPUL called the order a routine one. The book is an Urdu translation of RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s 'Bhavishya ka Bharat'.

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 - 08:11 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: RSS, India, Mohan Bhagwat, Indian Politics, Mustaqbil Ka Bharat

Courtesy: The Wire

Ramesh Jarkiholi

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Karnataka: Ex-Min Jarkiholi Fails To Appear Before SIT In Sex Tape Case

Karnataka's former Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi has failed to appear before the Special Investigation Team on April 2. Accused of sexual harassment, the former minister cited poor health as a reason to skip the meeting and requested for exemption until he gets well. Earlier, on March 26, an FIR was registered against Gokak MLA Jarkiholi for assaulting a woman on the pretext of providing her a government job.

Sat, 03 Apr 2021 - 01:12 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Ramesh jarkiholi, Indian Politics, Karnataka, Sexual assault allegations

Courtesy: NDTV


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Bengal: EC Vehicle Set On Fire Hours Before First Phase Elections

Hours before the first-phase of the West Bengal Assembly polls, a vehicle on election duty was set on fire late on March 26 at Bandwan in Purulia district. Reportedly, a group of people emerged from the forest and threw petrol-soaked material on the vehicle and then burned it in once Maoist-affected 'Janhalmahal' belt. However, no casualty has been reported in the incident. The vehicle was returning after dropping election officials at a… read-more

Sat, 27 Mar 2021 - 10:38 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Indian Politics, West Bengal, Election Commission, set ablaze