Hegde, the Union Minister of State for Skill Development, made the comment when he asked not to be invited for celebrations on Tipu Sultan Jayanti.
The sergeant then lodged a complaint with Gariahat police station. Cops scrutinised the footage from the body camera on the sergeant and the seven were identified and later arrested.
At the meeting, the chief minister may also decide on the road map for TMC, keeping in mind the panchayat polls next year and Lok Sabha polls in 2019.
The Bengal government also believes Gurung and other GJM leaders are in hiding in Sikkim.
The Met department has forecast more rains in the city and over Gangetic Bengal in the next 24 hours.
Sources said the deceased, Souvik Chandra of Madhyamgram Chowmatha, allegedly drowned while bathing
The protest had erupted on Tuesday after the institute expelled 14 girl students for refusing to vacate their old hostel and shift to a new one on campus. Students boycotted classes and organised a sit-in demonstration
In some cases, truck drivers have been beaten up and their vehicles damaged,” the letter, which was sent to Mamata recently, said
Besides Gurung, the order names GJM convener and his wife Asha Gurung, secretary Roshan Giri, GJM leaders Prakash Gurung President, Amrit Yonzon general Secretary of the Yuva Morcha and Ashok Chettri
Sources in the police said that 18 people have been arrested in this connection
Speaking to The Indian Express, chairman of Sara Bangla Atasbazi Unnayan Samiti, Babla Roy said: “There has been huge impact of GST on sale of firecrackers this year. Traders have to pay 28 per cent GST for various firecrackers. Earlier, it was 14.5 per cent.”
“If you think you can fight BJP by joining Trinamool Congress or vice-versa, then there is no better way to commit suicide,” Mishra said
On Sunday, the Union Ministry Home Affairs had ordered the withdrawal of 10 of the 15 CAPF companies deployed in the Hills
Alleging that SRFTI was taking an authoritarian decision by building a separate accommodation for girls, an expelled student said: "There was no rule regarding segregating male and female students in separate hostels for last 25 years."
Malik (30) and four other policemen were injured in an exchange of fire between police and alleged supporters of Gurung on Friday. They were rushed to a local hospital, where Malik succumbed to his injuries
While leaving Bhattacharjee’s residence in the evening, Mamata said: “I had come here to visit him. I wished him speedy recovery. He asked me to sit. He wants to undergo treatment at home. However, I have spoken to his wife and assured her that we will provide all possible help.”
“We will work in coordination with police. We have already conducted a series of meetings with police,” Kalyan Rudra, Chairman of West Bengal Pollution Control Board, told The Indian Express
People in the state have been fighting against the division of Bengal. It will, however, be impossible to avert the division of the state without the help and support of the central government,” Mannan wrote in the letter to PM Narendra Modi
Sources in the police said the incident took place at around 10.30 am on Sunday when Subrata Dey and Krishna Dasgupta, members of West Santinagar Junior Boys Club, came to Dulal Kanti Sen’s house and allegedly demanded Rs 1,000 as Kali Puja donation
A woman was run over by a bus while trying to cross a road at sector 5, Salt Lake, at 5 am on Sunday. The girl, who died on the spot, has been identified as Mamoni Das (25) of Kestopur area, said police sources
“In Trinamool Congress, Mamata Banerjee has the final word, and no other leaders or ‘dadas’ are important. It is one and only Mamata Banerjee. I have become an MLA with Mamata Banerjee’s blessings, and will remain in Trinamool Congress until I die,” Subhranshu said
"There will be no break in service for workers who could not attend office during the three-month-long indefinite shutdown. There are some demands of the GTA which we will also fulfil," Mamata Banerjee said
Mamata also wrote letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh Monday, asking them not to withdraw the companies from the Hills, and accusing the Centre of taking a “politically and administratively” bad decision with an intention to “destabilise and divide Bengal”
After an upset Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called up Home Minister Rajnath Singh and asked why the decision was taken, the Centre decided to pull out only seven CAPF companies, said sources.
On Monday, the government will hold an all-party meeting at state secretariat Nabanna to discuss the Gorkhaland issue
"An innocent police officer was killed because of the politics pursued by the Trinamool Congress government. Without proper training, these officers were sent to the forest for an assignment. The state government has committed a crime, and we condemn it,” State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said
Sources said Tamang had urged the Governor to request the central government to invite them for the tripartite meeting instead of either GJM chief Bimal Gurung or any member of his faction
“The food is cooked under suitable environment in the base kitchen under proper supervision all time,” a senior IRCTC official told The Indian Express
Reddy also claimed that there have been allegations of corruption against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, but no probes have been ordered in such cases.
Kolkata weather highlights: Waterlogging due to rains caused massive traffic jams early in the day.
FIFA U-17 World Cup matches were held in Kolkata for the first time ever and thousands thronged to the stadium.
“We will launch a bigger movement after the world cup if the civic authorities do not ressolve the issue,” convener of the Joint Forum Against Eviction and general secretary of the Hawker Sangram Committee Saktiman Ghosh told reporters.
“We feel that if the Assembly or the state government is distributing such tickets, then every MLA should get it. We are seeking your intervention regarding this, and are hoping that you would let us know what action you have taken,” the CPM MLA said.
Following this, state Tourism Minister Gautam Deb had in September alleged that the Sikkim Police allowed Gurung to flee. Since the start of a fresh stir over the demand for Gorkhaland, Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling had been backing the movement.
The rally was expected to march from Batasia to Chowrasta where a public meeting was scheduled. However, the police stopped the march at Batasia and leaders had to hold a meeting at Gorkha Dukh Vivarak Samiti Hall.
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