Arshad Ali


Hunger strike at unaffiliated Mlada institute: Students block national highway, promise ‘bigger movement’ soon
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Over 600 people, including students of GKCIET and other institutes and joined by area locals, blocked the National Highway 34 near Rathbari area, throwing the traffic out of gear.

West Bengal: Couple claims newborn daughter interchanged with another at Manicktala ESI hospital
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

When contacted, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Mayukh Roy, admitted there was a confusion.

No new taxes: Amit Mitra looks to excise, vehicles for revenue generation in West Bengal
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Simplifying taxation laws, reducing administrative costs on cards

Bengal proposes 9.1 per cent increase in tax revenue
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Focus on social infrastructure, MSME, capital expenditure

Unaffiliated Malda institute leaves students in lurch, Mamata govt puts onus on Centre
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

A hunger strike that began with 29 students has seen several of them fall sick due to the heat, with 11 of them still continuing the agitation.

Narada sting operation: Sovan Chatterjee’s wife gets FIR filed against CEO Mathew Samuel
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Complainant Ratna Chatterjee claimed she had not mentioned anyone’s name in the FIR but had only said that the sting operation had adversely affected her reputation as well as her husband’s and requested police to investigate the matter.

GST bill: Congress-CPM blame BJP for delay
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Senior CPM leader and former state finance minister Asim Dasgupta said the Centre has done a lot of talks and it now needs to act.

Tollywood hails HC verdict on Udta Punjab
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

The Bengali film industry said the decision would allow filmmakers to work with a lot of freedom.

Madan Mitra loses his last administrative post
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

According to a notification by the West Bengal government’s department of health and family welfare, the new committee has Baranagar TMC MLA Tapas Roy as its new chairman.

Tollywood filmmakers bat for Udta Punjab, say ‘we too are victims’
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Daga held Pahlaj Nihalani, the chairman of CBFC, directly responsible for the entire controversy involving Udta Punjab.

Mamata Banerjee announces half-day off for govt staff on Jamai Sashti
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Some government employees, however, expressed dissatisfaction on the announcement.

Triple talaq is a non-issue, brought up to implement uniform civil code: AIMPLB
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

Social and financial problems can multiply for women, when waiting for the judiciary to dispose of their case, said the AIMPLB executive member

Only 14 villages in Sundarbans have no power, it will be done this year: West Bengal minister
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

The minister added that the state-run West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited has come up with a mobile app named Bidyut Sahyogi.

West Bengal: BJP draws roadmap for panchayat elections, to train 50,000 cadres
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

In a bid to increase its organizational strength in West Bengal for the panchayat elections in 2018, the BJP is planning to “nurture” 50,000 party cadre as a first step to strengthen its local-level leadership. “This time we got around 56 lakh votes across Bengal. We will be increasing our strength in the days to […]

Salt lake gangrape: NCW to probe incident
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

'It is a sorry state of affairs that in a state, which has a woman as its chief minister and women are worshipped as goddesses, cases of violence against women are on the rise,' said NCW Chairperson.

Kolkata gangrape: Three held, hunt on for fourth
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

She was waiting on the road for transport when an SUV pulled over in front of her and three to four persons forced her into the vehicle.

Kolkata: 25-year-old ‘gangraped’ in moving car after she gets location wrong
Tue, May 31, 2016

The complaint stated that around 3 am Monday, the youths pushed her out of the car at Baishakhi More in Salt Lake.

Bengal BJP chief: Can break necks of TMC men with bare hands
Mon, May 30, 2016

Ghosh defended his remarks saying, "Why can't I make such comments. If my cadres are attacked, I have every right to protect them. TMC should immediately make a public appeal to stop violence."

Trinamool plans to move SC against EC
Mon, May 30, 2016

Sources said this was decided at a party meet attended by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, MLAs and senior leaders on Saturday.

Bengal govt thanks people, says target is to make state no. 1 in world
Sat, May 28, 2016

After a meeting with the new cabinet, Mamata told mediapersons: “Since there was no agenda today, our only agenda was to pass a resolution taken up by the newly-formed government.”

If my friends in other states come forward, I am ready to cooperate: Mamata on ‘front’
Sat, May 28, 2016

The presence of chief ministers Akhilesh Yadav, Arvind Kejriwal, Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad at the swearing-in ceremony of Mamata Banerjee on Friday again led to speculations of a “federal front” gaining ground.

Team Mamata takes oath in name of Ishwar and Allah in West Bengal
Sat, May 28, 2016

Siddiqullah Chowdhury, who took oath as a Minister of State, told The Indian Express that the official paper on which the oath was written said only “Ishwar”, and that Mamata made the change herself.

Red Road turns blue fort to cheer in Mamata-2
Thu, May 26, 2016

Nitish, Akhilesh, Kejriwal, Bhutan PM, to attend swearing-in tomorrow

Bengal Congress MLAs ‘pledge’ loyalty to Sonia, Rahul: Will ‘2G’ gamble prevent defections?
Wed, May 25, 2016

WB congress leadership is still apprehensive about at least eight MLAs who have won with a margin of less than 5,000 votes and in five cases, less than 3,000.

Bengal Congress MLAs sign undertaking: I swear allegiance to Sonia ji, Rahul ji
Wed, May 25, 2016

State Congress chief said the undertaking is not forced.

Murshidabad: Where Cong-Left alliance didn’t work — or worked to help TMC win
Sun, May 22, 2016

Trinamool Congress’ performance in Murshidabad district — traditionally a Congress stronghold — is one more reason for the party to celebrate its landslide victory in the state Assembly polls.

Votes United, Stand Divided: Mamata polled Muslim votes ‘due to work done, lack of option’
Fri, May 20, 2016

TMC MP and leader of the minority cell Idris Ali said that people have foiled the joint attempt of Congress and the Left Front that tried its bit to spread rumours about the party having an “understanding with the BJP”.

Congress emerges as second largest party in West Bengal elections
Fri, May 20, 2016

AICC general secretary Shakeel Ahmad said, “The Congress has done quite well, indicating that the decision to go for an understanding with the Left was correct.”

West Bengal: Beyond result today, Congress and CPM look at alliance tomorrow
Thu, May 19, 2016

CPM leaders brushed off exit poll predictions of their defeat. Whatever the result, however, they said they are encouraged by their jot (understanding) with the Congress.

West Bengal: Drought-affected Bankura doesn’t know whom to blame
Wed, May 18, 2016

Bankura has historically remained one of the most drought-prone districts of West Bengal.

ITI student murder: Absconding Trinamool leader held
Sat, May 14, 2016

Tapas, the TMC Upa-Panchayat Pradhan of the area, was absconding ever since his name surfaced in the FIR lodged by the family of Kaushik Purkait who was beaten to death on Monday night.

ITI student murder: Haridanga simmers after mob attacks homes of accused
Thu, May 12, 2016

Tension prevails in the village and heavy police force has been deployed to prevent any untoward incidents.

Outside JU gates, ABVP threatens to ‘chop off legs of anti-nationals’
Tue, May 10, 2016

The rally organised by the ABVP state unit on Monday to protest against “growing anti-nationalism in educational institutions”, accused JU students of targeting a Dalit, Sandip Das, due to his caste.

‘No ABVP unit here, so where do supporters come from’
Sun, May 08, 2016

‘Outsiders’ presence’ worry students, ask ABVP ‘sympathisers’ to out selves.