"The Padmavati controversy is not only unfortunate but also a calculated plan of a political party to destroy the freedom to express ourselves. We condemn this super emergency. All in the film industry must come together and protest in one voice," Mamata tweeted.
“Today was the official launch of the campaign, which will continue till December 6 across the state. In some places, such as Berhampore, Barasat, Asansol, Midnapore and Kolkata the campaign has already been launched,” VHP spokesperson Sourish Mukherjee told The Indian Express
"I am mentally prepared to fight against the TMC and that is why I joined BJP. Even Pandavas had to fight against Kauravas," said Mukul Roy, who addressed his first press conference after joining the BJP
Mamata Banerjee on dengue outbreak: There is no need to panic. Some people are trying to create a panic with a vested interest. Some corporate houses, which had opposed our decision to set up a health commission, are passing wrong information.
A police team had reached the Sirubari area in Darjeeling in search of GJM Chief Bimal Gurung this morning and came under sudden fire by Gurung’s followers from the adjoining dense forests which resulted in the death of Sub-inspector Amitava Malik.
Jerseys sold in this market are either locally-made or imported from China and Thailand. The locally-made jerseys are sold at Rs 100 while the ones imported from China are sold for Rs 330-400. Better quality jerseys imported from Thailand are sold at Rs 500.
Announcing Roy’s suspension, Trinamool secretary-general Partha Chatterjee said he was colluding with the BJP. “For the last few years Roy has indulged in anti-party activities and tried to weaken the party,” Chatterjee said at a news conference.
“The party is united and we have full confident in the leadership of Mamata Banerjee. The party is not about an individual. It is about our team under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee,” Trinamool Congress Secretary General Partha Chatterjee said.
Following the unrest in Darjeeling hills, all 45 elected members of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), including its Chief Executive Bimal Gurung, had resigned from the administrative body.
The plan received co-operation from the Kolkata Police and Kolkata Municipal Corporation, which had given its permission to use the road for puja. The road was divided into stretches and each was closed for traffic when work was in progress.
“I feel that all commoners are not terrorists. There might be some terrorists in that community who should be considered as terrorists. But they must not be confused with commoners. There is a difference between them,” Banerjee said.
“The festival is a great time to reach out to a large number of people and this year we have decided to increase the number of stalls in puja pandals. We are planning to set up about 2000 such stalls,” West Bengal BJP Vice-President Dr. Subhash Sarkar told The Indian Express
The CPM’s West Bengal State Committee issued a press statement informing the party’s Politburo's approval of the decision to expel its Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee from the party for "grave anti-party activities".
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."
Kolkata building collapse: The victims were identified as 90-year-old Taraprasanna Saha, his wife Sobharani Saha (70) and daughter Beauty Saha (52). The Saha family had been living at the ground floor of the four-storey building as tenants.