Last month, the West Bengal government had triggered a controversy after Mamata Banerjee told that the immersion of Durga idols would not be allowed after 6 PM on September 30 and on October 1 on account of Muharram.
Over 30,000 replicas of the banned Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes have been printed to serve as leaves of the “money tree”
The BJP chief claimed that no development took place in the state in the seven-year rule of Trinamool Congress and alleged that Mamata has been indulging in appeasement politics.
Asserting that her government wants a “permanent solution” to the impasse in the Hills, Mamata exhorted the Hill parties to call off their indefinite strike and restore normalcy.
After the meeting, Tamang said they had requested the state government to ensure that there was no “political victimisation” in connection with the ongoing unrest in the hills.
Slamming the state government, Piyush Goyal said, “In an attempt to appease a section of the society the (Mamata Banerjee) government is trying to stop one community from celebrating its religious festival. This must stop forthwith.”
125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda speech: The UGC had recently sent a circular, asking over 40,000 institutions to organise live telecast of the Prime Minister’s speech.
The Mamata Banerjee government has directed all the universities and colleges under its jurisdiction to ignore the directive of University Grants Comission (UGC) to arrange live telecast of Modi’s speech on September 11
Mamata Banerjee lets down her own, and the Opposition’s, cause by playing tit for tat politics with the BJP
While authorities of Netaji Indoor Stadium allegedly said the venue was unavailable, authorities of Mahatajati Sadan had said the venue has to undergo maintenance work.
“I am very sad to hear that a renowned journalist, Gauri Lankesh, was murdered yesterday. I have been told that she was killed because of her hard-hitting writing,” said Mamata.
Social workers, journalists, activists, scientists, film and theatre actors and others came together to assert their “right to dissent” a day after journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh’s murder.
Without taking the name of NDA government, she slammed it saying, “They are only taking care of a particular community. I have to say this after the death of Gauri Lankesh. This is happening because of a single point…. to divide the people, to divide the humanity.”
The state government had announced its plans to introduce a separate English medium section in state-run schools, which would run side by side with the Bengali medium section.
In January this year, Kolkata Police had denied permission for Bhagwat’s rally in the city but the high court had overruled the decision.