On September 4, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered the police to thwart any attempt for conducting such a ceremony on Bijoya Dashami.
The Panchayat officials were to hoist a flag on the eve of Independence Day and the Netaji statue was be installed in the Panchra village panchayat office compound during the Independence Day function. The staff informed the police about the vandalism.
According to state irrigation department senior official, nearly 106 blocks in southern part of West Bengal have been inundated and around 50 relief camps have been opened in Hooghly, Howrah, Bankura, Birbhum and North and South 24 Parganas districts.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said those who were involved in the police firing on July 21, 1993, that led to the death of 13 youth congress activists, would not be spared.
“We have gathered here to raise awareness about what is happening in West Bengal and also assure people of the state that, if needed, the patriots of the country will go to Bengal too and stand by them,” BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi told reporters.
The Minister of State for Minority Affairs said the Centre was at present studying a high-level committee’s report on establishing institutes to combat educational backwardness of minorities and would take steps accordingly.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee accused the Centre of creating tension in the state while saying that there was no cooperation from Central government to curb violence. She further said that forces were not deployed on time, which flared up violence.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had alleged that the Centre’s refusal to send CRPF personnel, as demanded by the state government, had led to the current situation in the Darjeeling hills where the indefinite shutdown entered its 25th day on Sunday.
Basirhat-Baduria violence: Fresh tension was reported in Basirhat area on Friday forcing police to lob tear gas shells and resort to baton charge even as the state government decided to ban some organisations for allegedly instigating people.
“The way he spoke taking the side of BJP, I felt insulted. I have told him that he cannot talk like this,” Mamata Banerjee said
According to sources, a group of nearly 10 people entered the village in a van on Thursday night and were allegedly planning to steal the bovine from some of the houses.
Darjeeling unrest: Ambulance services were hit and TV cable connections snapped in some areas today but no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in Darjeeling.
West Bengal has in total received five state-level awards and two for its districts for outstanding performance in several categories, state Panchayats & Rural Development Department Minister Subrata Banerjee on Tuesday said
Five deaths were reported from Hooghly, two from East Burdwan and one from North 24 Parganas as lightning struck them, while one died in Bankura after falling into a pond, a senior official of the state disaster management department said
State govt declared strike ‘illegal’, said Opposition is ‘provoking’ tea workers