North Bengal University Vice Chancellor Subires Bhattacharyya has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in an alleged 2016 assistant teachers’ recruitment scam. The arrest came after CBI invited him to the office in Kolkata and found him “non-cooperative”. Prior to the arrest, the agency also conducted search operations at his residence. Also, the chargesheet has been filed in the matter.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted a raid at the residence of a Kolkata Businessman and seized Rs 17 crore from 5 trunks. The businessman has been identified as Aamir Khan. The counting of money was accompanied by bank officials and central forces. The counting commenced on September 10 morning, and went on till late at night. Notably, the raid was conducted under the PMLA, 2002.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested TMC leader and Halisahar Municipality chairman Raju Sahani in an alleged chit fund case. Reportedly, Rs 80 lakh cash has been seized from his residence in Newton. Furthermore, documents of properties worth Rs 2.75 crore were found, and country-made firearm along with a dozen live catridges were also recovered. Besides, a bank account in Thailand is being traced.
In Kolkata, there will be a Partition museum, albeit a virtual one for now, said partition scholar Rituparna Roy. The museum, which has been inspired by European museum culture, will showcase the art and literature that reflects the bond between people across the barbed wires and the trauma the land endured after the partition. Roy, who is spearheading the Kolkata Partition Museum Project, said the aim is to remember partition.
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Samar 'Badru' Banerjee, a former Indian footballer and Olympian, died at the age of 92. During the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Banerjee captained Team India. He had Alzheimer's disease, high blood pressure, and azotemia, among other problems. A CT scan revealed that there was bleeding in the brain. However, after a few days of struggling, he passed away on August 20 at the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata.
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Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) said that India's first Underwater Metro will be functional by June, 2023. Out of the project's 16.55 km length, 9.30 km between Sector V and Sealdah is already operational. The remaining 7.25 km will be operational in less than a year's time. The project was initially scheduled to be completed by December, 2021.
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A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel opened fire at his colleagues, leaving one dead and another injured, on August 6. The incident occurred in the Indian Museum of CISF Barrack, situated at Kolkata's Park Street, when head constable AK Mishra opened fire with his AK 47 rifle, killing Assistant Sub-Inspector Ranjit Kumar Sarani, and injuring Assistant Commandant Suvir Ghosh. Following the incident, Mishra has been nabbed.
The former West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee and his aide Arpita Mukherjee have been sent to three more days in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED.) On August 3, a special court in Kolkata reviewed the SSC Job Recruitment scam case after the ED launched an investigation into a money laundering case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). They are under ED custody till August 5.
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Mithun Chakraborty recently recounted the most difficult period of his career and said that he considered suicide at times. Mithun said in a new interview with ETimes that he sometimes doubted his ability to fulfill his ambitions. He also said that returning to Kolkata, his birthplace was not a possibility at the time. "But my advice is never to think of ending your life without fighting," he said.
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In West Bengal's Murshidabad district, a forest fire broke out in the Kandi forest area, on July 22. Immediately after the incident, fire tenders rushed to the spot. Operation is underway to douse the wild fire. Forest fires are mostly human-made, and some are also caused due to heat. Earlier in May, in West Bengal's Kolkata, fire gutted a clothing shop in Chandni Chowk area.