“There are a lot of NRI families who visit Kolkata during the puja and then extend their trip to include Darjeeling but now it’s all restricted to the city,” said Anil Punjabi of Travel Agents Federation of India
At a press conference, Banerjee said: “They (protesters) are not listening to the court as well. The court passed an order saying bandh is illegal… Where did they get illegal arms and money from?”
Mamata Banerjee said the kind of “hooliganism and vandalism,” being seen during the unrest in the hills, can only be done if there is a “terrorist brain” behind it, and the Centre should extend full help to the state to contain it
Mamata Banerjee also said, “If you are going to threaten me with guns, I want you to know that I have the capability of snatching your guns away.”
Assistant Commander of Indian Reserve Battalion, Kiran Tamang has been badly injured, the report of his death has not confirmed, said WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Banerjee also questioned privacy issues linked to the Aadhaar card and said that the Centre must assure security of the citizens of the country before making it mandatory.
The immediate provocation was the announcement by the state government that the Bengali language would be made a compulsory subject in all schools in the state.
She also said the GJM will not be allowed to “do politics by taking away the livelihood of the people”
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With the Trinamool Congress joining the bandwagon, the Opposition parties’ demand for loan waiver for farmers is likely to get a boost.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had stated on Monday that the Centre would not extend financial help to the states in waiving the farm loans and made it clear that the cost had to be borne by them.
GST Council revised the rates of 66 out of 133 items for which it had received representations, seeking changes to the items originally listed in the four-slab indirect tax structure.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which controls the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, has been pressing demand for a separate state of ‘Gorkhaland’ and for that it has called an indefinite shutdown of all state and GTA offices.
Referring to GJM’s threat that it would show black flags if she visits the hill, Banerjee remarked, “I do not get scared if someones threatens me. I know how to respond to the challenge.”
Educational institutions, transport services and hotels, however, have not been included in the call for bandh. Banks have been told to open shutters only twice a week by the GJM.