Arshad Ali


Bengal PAC chairman row: Bhunia leaves for Delhi to meet Sonia and Rahul Gandhi
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

While Congress wanted to nominate a candidate from CPM, with which it had contested the Assembly elections, for the post, Bhunia had assumed office as the PAC chairman and also convened its meetings.

West Bengal CM: Modi govt pursuing saffron agenda, spreading hatred over cow protection
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

On PM post ambition, Mamata Banerjee said, "Want to stay in my hut and work in state... don’t want anything more"

Bengal crackdown on ‘syndicates’: Over 9,000 people held, claim police
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

The announcement came hours after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told CMO officials that all complaints regarding extortion and syndicate-related crimes must be dealt with quickly.

To end misconceptions about Islam, Muslim outfit to educate women in Bengal
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

This will ensure that the first instruction they give to their children about Islam is about peace, said Naima Ansari, president of the women’s wing of JIH.

On way to open defiance, Manas Bhunia had raised many ‘red’ flags in the Congress
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Last week, Manas Bhunia accepted the post of chairman of the West Bengal Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) defying pleas from his own party.

Bhunia’s second PAC meeting: Congress, Left MLAs to stay away again
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

All members of Opposition parties — Congress and Left Front — are set to stay away.

Congress MLA Manas Bhunia launches new attack on Congress leaders
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Accusing Mannan of “deliberately misguiding” the party, Bhunia said, His (Mannan’s) intentions were to humiliate and insult me.

Should keep working with Congress, say West Bengal CPM leaders
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

State committee members sought a plenum to decide a party line to be followed in West Bengal, and one will be organised from September 30 to October 2.

PAC Chairman row: Won’t resign, urge Cong to let me hold post for a year, prove myself, says Manas Bhunia
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

He added that party senior leaders did not have confidence in him.

Terrorist arrested at Bardhaman station has links to IS: West Bengal CID
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

A resident of Labhpur in Birbhum district, 25-year-old Mosiruddin has admitted to having links with top ISIS leaders and the JMB through emails, social networking sites and mobile phones.

Why Dr Manas Bhunia is giving the Congress a headache in West Bengal
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Ahead of the assembly elections in West Bengal when nearly all the state leaders were for pulling for an alliance with the Left Front, Bhunia was the exception who had initially favored a Congress alliance with the TMC

Speaker throws spanner in Cong plans to give PAC chair to CPM
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Biman Banerjee cites rules, appoints Cong MLA Manas Bhunia as the chairman of Public Accounts Committee.

Hindu govt at Centre, won’t keep mum: BJP WB president Dilip Ghosh
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

A few hundred BJP supporters who took part in the rally carried placards against ‘Jihadi violence’ and warned attackers.

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.