Addressing an election rally in South Dinajpur district, the prime minister said, "Speed breaker didi has lost her sleep after the reports that came in post the first and second phase of polling in the state."
The campaign triggered controversy and BJP questioned the presence of a foreign national in political campaign. “How can a foreign national (Ferdous) campaign for TMC. Tomorrow, they will invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to campaign for the TMC," state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said
It all began in 2017 when Rani failed to cast her vote in the civic polls because of violence at the booth. On April 10, 2019, a day before the first phase of polling, her sons accompanied Rani sought permission to form a human chain in support of the constitutional right of citizens.
Speaking to reporters at the state BJP headquarters, party national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said, "For the second phase on April 18, we want central forces in 100 per cent booths. We also want CCTV cameras to be installed in all booths to prevent malpractices by the ruling Trinamool Congress.”
“I do not come to the Hills only during polls, and run away thereafter. I come here regularly. Bimal Gurung supported the BJP... After winning, did SS Ahluwalia come to the Hills,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
As the yield of the powerloom is always a threat, the only thing working in favour of these weavers are the durability of their goods and their unique Resham paar designs, the signature of Dhaniakhali.
The EC’s transfer order comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a rally in Cooch Behar, where BJP leader Mukul Roy openly threatened Cooch Behar SP Gupta, accusing him of working for the ruling party, Trinamool Congress.
The TMC supremo has been critical of the Centre for bringing in Citizenship Amendment Bill and has asserted that the move has caused discomfort among the people. She has described the NRC as an electoral gimmick.
“We told the police observer that the people have no confidence in the CEO. He is partial and will inform the ruling party (TMC) about the details of this meeting," Mukul Roy said while leaving the CEO’s office.
Bengal FM Amit Mitra talks about demonetisation, the problems with GST, failing Centre-state relations, the need for protecting and building institutions such as the RBI and CBI, investments in the state, and what the BJP “doesn’t get about Bengal".
Hooghly (WB), Feb 26 (ANI): A student of class 3 was allegedly molested by a teacher in Hooghly district of West Bengal. The family of the student created uproar outside the school. They broke a glass of a police van and injured two police officials. However, the situation was controlled by the Bhadreswar police.
Siliguri, Feb 22 (ANI): A bike rally was organised by the Bengal Travel Mart in association with XKMPH and Indian Bikers Community in Siliguri. Around 120 bikers participated in the mega rally to promote West Bengal as a destination for bikers as well as adventure-loving people across the globe. The bike rally was organised to spread awareness among common people for safe driving.
Midnapur, Feb 18 (ANI): An Indo-Bangladesh special Urs train with 2,210 pilgrims on board arrived at Midnapur Railway station, West Bengal, from Rajbari in Bangladesh on Thursday morning. The Urs special train service was started in 1903. Every year, people of all faiths come to Midnapore Urs to seek blessings of Boro Huzur, a descendant of Boropir Abdul Qadir Jilani, who came to India from Iraq in the 19th century to preach Islam.
Jalpaiguri, Feb 17 (ANI): Two men carrying leopard skin were arrested by forest officials in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. The forest officials formed a special team to catch the people involved in illegal wildlife trade. The leopard skin was to be sold to a party from Nepal and was found packed in a bag. Clouded leopards are rare in Bengal and are found mostly in Bhutan. Investigations were underway to crack down the smuggling racket. India’s leopards are under threat, with increasing numbers of the wild cats being poached for their body parts and villagers killing them for straying into human settlements.Wildlife experts say tiger and leopard parts are in great demand in China and other Asian countries.
Kolkata, Feb 17 (ANI): Students of Jadavpur University in West Bengal took to streets expressing solidarity with the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) demanding release of student leader booked on sedition charges. JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested last week on sedition charges after a group of youngsters organised an event in protest of the execution of 2001 parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru. Jadavpur University students shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Students and academics of the JNU continue to boycott classes to protest against government.
Kolkata, Feb 15 (ANI): Angry locals took to the streets on Monday after a truck ran over three children in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas area, killing a child and gravely injuring two other kids. Three students were travelling in a car when a truck rammed into them. The locals set two police vehicles on fire. According to sources, the police was pursuing the truck when it rammed into the car, angering the locals.
Jalpaiguri, Feb 11 (ANI): A newborn baby was allegedly sold for Rs 35,000 in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on Thursday. Police have begun investigating into the matter. Mitu Basak, a woman staying in the Dinhata town of the Jalpaiguri district, is taking care of the baby. Cases as such have been reported earlier from the surrounding areas.