Mamata - PM Modi

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Mamata Denies To Address Event After Crowd Chants 'Jai Shree Ram'

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on January 23 refused to address a gathering attended by PM Narendra Modi to mark a protest against people chanting 'Jai Shree Ram'. Mamata slammed the public saying "government programs should have some dignity and this is not a political program". Besides, she said none should be insulted after inviting. The incident occurred during Netaji Subash Chandra Bose's birth anniversary event at Kolkata's Victoria… read-more

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 06:34 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, Kolkata, politics

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MLA Bhaishali Dalmiya

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TMC Ousts Dissenting MLA Baishali Dalmiya For Criticising Leadership

Trinamool Congress (TMC) on January 22 ousted MLA Baishali Dalmiya hours after she rebuked party's leadership over ex-Minister Rajib Banerjee's departure. Baishali was an MLA from the Bally region in Howrah district. As per reports, the dissenting MLA was expelled for indulging in anti-party activities. The TMC, through a statement, announced that its disciplinary committee met on January 22 and decided to remove Baishali.

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 08:29 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: TMC, Rajib Banerjee, MLA, West Bengal

Courtesy: NDTV

Rajib Banerjee

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Another Jolt To Mamata As State Forest Minister Quits

West Bengal Forest minister Rajib Banerjee, who had been missing cabinet meetings for a long time, submitted his resignation from Mamata Banerjee's cabinet on January 22. Rajib, who had previously complained about party functionaries, has expressed his regret in his resignation letter. He further added, "I heartily convey my gratitude for getting this opportunity." TMC leader Sougata Roy maintained that the party was expecting his resignation… read-more

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 01:50 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Rajib Banerjee, TMC, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Bengal BJP clash

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BJP's Factional Feud Turns Violent In West Bengal; Workers Hurl Stones

Upset on being sidelined and not getting enough respect, some Bengal BJP members on January 21 clashed with newcomers at the party’s office in East Burdwan district. The spat soon turned violent resulting into vandalisation of vehicles and hurling of stones. Reportedly, the scuffle occurred at a party meeting virtually inaugurated by the BJP chief JP Nadda. While the state BJP President Dilip Ghosh blamed the TMC behind the violence, the… read-more

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 10:05 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: BJP, TMC, West Bengal, Dilip Ghosh, East Burdwan

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Joynagar Moa

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GI-Tagged Bengali Sweet 'Joynagar Moa' Registers 1st Export 

In a first, West Bengal has exported its popular sweet ‘Joynagar moa’ to Bahrain. Confined to be sold in state's Joynagar town, the GI-tagged perishable sweet is a popped-rice bind with fresh date-palm jaggery and available only during winter. The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, which facilitate its export, revealed that ‘moa’ joined the list of only a few GI-tagged… read-more

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 06:42 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Geographical Indication Tag, GI Tag, Joynagar Moa, West Bengal, Kolkata

Courtesy: The Hindu

Jalpaiguri accident

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West Bengal: 14 Dead, 18 Injured In Road Accident In Jalpaiguri

At least 14 people died and 18 suffered injuries in a road accident in Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district. The accident happened on January 19 late night, when a boulder-loaded truck lost control and hit the divider amid dense fog. The truck later rammed into three other vehicles, after which the boulders fell on them. Expressing his grief, PM Narendra Modi has announced ex-gratia compensation for the deceased and injured. Meanwhile, police has… read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 12:41 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: West Bengal, Road accident, Mamata Banerjee, Narendra Modi, Jalpaiguri

Courtesy: Times Now

Birds

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Bengal's Mahananda Sanctuary To Organise Bird Festival In February

West Bengal's Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is set to organize first of its kind bird festival from February 20 to 23. The officials stated that the festival would allow the participants to explore the forest and see various avians. The participants can register through their official website before February 2, by paying an entry fee of Rs.5,000. Marked as 'important bird area' the sanctuary is renowned for its rich… read-more

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 01:55 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Birds, bird festival, Mahananda wildlife sanctuary, West Bengal

Courtesy: CNBC TV18

Bengal protests

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Bengal: Farm Protest Forces COVID Vaccine Truck To Take Alternate Route

In West Bengal's East Burdwan district, a truck carrying COVID-19 vaccine had to take an alternate route as the scheduled road was blocked by the farm laws protestors. Organized by the Jamiat Ulama-E-Hind and led by minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury, the sit-in had allegedly blocked the Burdwan-Durgapur highway. While BJP leader Kailash Vijaywargiya lashed out at the disruption, Chowdhury said he had asked people to give way to emergencies, and… read-more

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 - 09:46 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Covid-19 Vaccine, West Bengal, protest, Jamiat Ulama-E-Hind

Courtesy: India Today

Suvendu Adhikari-Sisir Adhikari

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TMC Sacks Suvdendu's Father Sisir's Chairmanship From DSDA

Alleging poor performance, Trinamool Congress has removed Suvendu Adhikari’s father Sisir Adhikari from the Chairman post of Digha Sankarpur Development Authority. Additionally, the party has named Sisir’s rival MLA Akhil Giri for the same post. Sisir, whose both sons - Suvendu and Soumendu - had defected TMC in last weeks to join BJP, in a placid remark said, “They can do whatever they want. I am not bothered.”

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 06:40 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Suvendu Adhikari, TMC, West Bengal, Sisir Adhikari

Courtesy: Times Now

AIMIM leader joining TMC

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West Bengal: AIMIM's Acting State-President S K Abdul Kalam Joins TMC

Within a week of AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi’s West Bengal visit, the party's acting state-president S K Abdul Kalam joined the TMC on January 9. Shifting ground with several other AIMIM workers, Kalam said he joined TMC to prevent the peace of West Bengal from the "poisonous air" expanding in the state. However, refusing to acknowledge Kalam, AIMIM's national spokesperson Syed Asim Waqar said that he had "never heard Kalam’s name".

Sun, 10 Jan 2021 - 05:43 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: AIMIM, TMC, S K Abdul Kalam, West Bengal, Asaduddin Owaisi, Chandrima Bhattacharya

Courtesy: The Indian Express