The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was engaged to probe into the June 2 triple train crash but pieces of evidence have already been removed, Banerjee claimed.
West Bengal is keenly poised with less than a year for Lok Sabha polls. Signs of anti-incumbency and Muslim anger have surfaced against Mamata Banerjee. The Left-Congress front, which is the third political pole, is alleging a “Didi-Modi setting” to ease the road for BJP in 2024 and Trinamool in 2026. BJP, surprisingly, is no longer its aggressive old self in countering Trinamool, which may end up hurting it
Banerjee, who has been the Railway minister twice, said the crash could have been averted had the anti-collision system was operational on this route.
This semi-high speed train aims to strengthen connectivity between Assam and Bengal.
After her visit, the Trinamool Congress supremo will attend the party's mass outreach programme 'Trinamool-e naba-jowar' (new wave in Trinamool) at Salboni in Paschim Medinipur district, where party MP Abhishek Banerjee will also be present, he added.
The SC has however adjourned the case after summer vacations, when the challenge to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) certification will be heard after the judges see the movie.
The CJI also observed that the film is being exhibited in States that have similar demography as West Bengal.
The West Bengal government has banned the screening of the movie ‘The Kerala Story’ in multiplexes and cinema halls across the state, as per a statement issued by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on May 8. The decision has been taken to “avoid any incident of hatred and violence” and to “maintain peace” in the state. Meanwhile, the controversial film has been declared tax-free in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. What did the producer of 'The Kerala Story' and BJP leaders say about Mamata Banerjee's decision? Watch to know more!
Banerjee said a meeting was also held to hold a discussion on the preparations for the cyclone. Fishermen have also been asked not to venture into the sea.
The Bengal government this evening has decided to ban the movie 'The Kerala Story'.
'The Kerala Story', which claims to be inspired by the alleged religious conversion of women in Kerala and their recruitment into the ISIS terrorist group, was released countrywide on May 5.
Mamata Banerjee became a treadmill regular in 2006 after doctors advised her to walk daily when her health went downhill following a hunger strike for farmers.
Centre likely to write a letter to states. At present, VAT on natural gas falls under the domain of states, and rates vary from state to state. According to an estimate, subsidy to the tune of about Rs 12,500 crore increases annually on account of VAT alone.
As part of the Cope India 2023 exercise, five top-notch fighter jets of the two air forces took off in quick succession from the air force base.
The Bengal famine of 1943-45 was meticulously documented by a tabloid-sized weekly magazine called People’s Age, which was published by the Communist Party of India and cost two annas - a price that was raised to three annas in September 1944.
Accusing the saffron camp of trying to change the constitution of the country, the Trinamool Congress supremo said she will not allow implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in West Bengal.
As for the current coal stocks, data accessed by Moneycontrol showed that the situation as of now is manageable. Of the 165 domestic coal-based thermal power plants in the country, as many as 30 had critical stocks. Last year around this time, the number of such plants had touched 96.
The court said it will be appropriate if the CBI conducts the probe since it is investigating other cases of alleged illegal recruitments in West Bengal government-sponsored and aided schools on orders of another bench of the high court.
Temperatures have risen in states like Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and East Uttar Pradesh and at many places over Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra and Gujarat Region.
Soak in the country's sights and sounds along its many waterbody cruises; here's a list of some cruises plying on the rivers Ganga and Brahmaputra in the east and the Vembanad Lake in the south.
The West Bengal government had earlier announced preponing the summer vacation in state-run and aided schools by three weeks to May 2, except in the hill areas, due to the sweltering heat.
A former Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and his aides are currently in custody and are being probed in the jobs-for-bribes scam and are in custody.
While lashing out at the Mamata Banerjee government for running a ”Hitler-like regime”, Shah said if the BJP returns to power in 2024 by winning more than 35 seats in the state, ”no one would dare to attack Ram Navami rallies in the state”.
A prolonged dry spell is expected to drive temperatures up to 40 degrees Celsius in Delhi next week, the meteorological department stated.
"...There is an over-reporting of over 16 crore meals which is a serious issue. The corresponding material cost works out to be Rs 100 crore," the report said.