rinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, who accused the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee of asking humiliating questions during a “cash-for-query” hearing, expressed her readiness to cooperate with the probe while stressing the importance of protection from misogyny and maintaining a standard of decency. In an interview, Moitra dubbed the ethics committee probe as a “political witch-hunt” and said the sole intention is to “suspend her” from Parliament… read-more
Courtesy: The Print
In cash for querry case, Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra demanded more time, and refused to appear before the Ethics Panel in the case. According to sources, TMC MP Mahua Moitra will not be appearing before the Lok Sabha's ethics panel on October 31 due to "pre-scheduled" constituency programmes in connection with the 'cash for query' case. She asked panel to give time till November 5, for appearance.
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The CBI conducted searches at 12 locations, including at the residences of Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim and fellow party MLA Madan Mitra. Raids on October 8, were in connection with an investigation regarding irregularities in the recruitment made by municipalities in the states. Hakim and Mitra were officially questioned about the scam that came to the fore during the investigation in West… read-more
Courtesy: Indian Express
Trinamool Congress leader Ram Pyare Ram's son Ram Kinkar Ram (38) was killed in a road accident in the city's Kidderpore area, confirmed police on August 28. The incident took place around 8:40 pm after a truck coming from the opposite direction fell sideways on the sedan of Ram while travelling through Babubazar. The police have registered a case and formed teams to nab truck's driver and helper, currently absconding.
Courtesy: Press Trust of India
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in West Bengal Assembly Chairman Mukul Roy submitted his resignation to Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee. On June 27, the senior TMC leader and MLA Roy said, "My tenure (as PAC chairman) was for one year and it is about to end soon. So I decided to resign." Notably, the speaker had appointed Roy as the PAC chairman in July last year.
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The Calcutta HC registered a suo-moto case over recent Birbhum violent incident, on March 23. The HC will review the killing of eight people in Ramapuram, Birbhum, amid political controversy and alleged killing of TMC leader Bahadur Shaikh. Furthermore, the West Bengal Governor deplored a 3-page letter to CM Banerjee, suggesting it to be a political conspiracy behind the Birbhum Violence. Meanwhile HC Judge will review the matter at 2 pm.
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
In West Bengal's Rampurhat village, 7-8 houses were set on fire, killing approximately 8 people. A mob allegedly set houses in Birbhum district on fire, hours after the murder of TMC leader Bahadur Shaikh. The TMC leader was allegedly murdered on the night of March 21. The political turmoil is believed to be the reason behind the killings. Furthermore, West Bengal police formed a SIT and started investigation.