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Bengal ‘SSC scam’: Inquiry report shows how 5 officials booked by CBI ‘committed fraud’
Mon, May 23, 2022

Sarkar and Sinha allegedly “collected vacancies” in an unauthorised manner — gathered information about vacancies that opened up after the recruitment exams were held — and recommended unsuccessful candidates for those posts.

Newsmaker | Arjun Singh, the sulking BJP ‘strongman’ now back in TMC camp
Mon, May 23, 2022

Arjun Singh, who left TMC in 2019, has been critical of the state BJP leadership

Probe: RTI used as weapon to fudge answer sheets in Bengal SSC scam
Sat, May 21, 2022

A Division Bench of Justices Harish Tandon and Rabindranath Samanta set up the Committee on February 22 to look into the alleged irregularities in the recruitment process.

Recruitment row: CBI books Bengal minister, daughter; questions him for 5 hours
Fri, May 20, 2022

Minister reaches central agency's office after Calcutta HC warns of strict action

Newsmakers | Bengal ministers in ‘SSC scam’ spotlight: Mamata’s trusted lieutenant & a former Left leader
Thu, May 19, 2022

Partha Chatterjee was the minister of education when most of the alleged irregularities occurred while Paresh Adhikari is facing questions about his daughter’s appointment.

Out of sight, but not out of mind: For CPI(M), Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee still the go-to person
Tue, May 17, 2022

The party, bereft of leaders with a popular appeal, recently relayed the ailing former CM’s message to youth workers.

Eye on expansion, Abhishek set to open Assam TMC headquarters
Tue, May 10, 2022

Sources in the TMC said that because of Sushmita Dev, the former president of Mahila Congress who joined the party last year, the party could expect a strong performance in the state's Cachar and Silchar areas.

Panchayat polls a year away, Mamata Banerjee to take ‘no violence’ message to districts
Tue, May 10, 2022

West Bengal CM’s expected message to party workers: Do not want fallout of violence to affect Lok Sabha election results like last time

WBCS officers’ body set to hold annual meet after 5 years, poll unlikely
Sun, May 08, 2022

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association is scheduled to be held on the same day at the Kolkata Town Hall. Sources, however, said, with the polls unlikely, the post holders of the association are to be selected by the top brass of the state administration.

2021 Bengal assembly polls: Year later, victims of election violence say not able to move on
Thu, May 05, 2022

A year after the state was swept by violence following the Assembly election results of May 2, 2021, the victims, many of them BJP supporters, continue to live under its shadow.

‘No violence’ to be Mamata Banerjee’s message at party meet to mark year of govt
Wed, May 04, 2022

Panchayat polls next year, TMC wary of 2018 memories, cases in court

In Bengal’s lone CPM-led civic body, lessons in practical politics
Tue, May 03, 2022

In the civic body elections held in February, the ruling TMC had registered a landslide victory, winning 106 of 108 municipalities across the state. The CPI(M) won just one —Taherpur — while the fledgling Humro Party won Darjeeling.

No farmers, dealers at Mamata govt’s flagship mandis, dept rents out space
Tue, Apr 26, 2022

The Krishak Bazars or farm mandis announced across the state were meant to burnish the Trinamool Congress government’s pro-farmer credentials.

Mamata at Bengal Business Summit: Bengal got investment proposals worth Rs 3.42 lakh crore
Fri, Apr 22, 2022

Mamata Banerjee also stated that 137 Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) and letters of intent have been signed in the last two days.

Job creation, industry my priority: Mamata to investors
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

She also urged Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to speak to the Central government and ensure that industrialists are not harassed by central agencies.

Bengal Global Business Summit: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asks Centre to not ‘disturb’ industrialists
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

In her speech at the inaugural session of the sixth Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) in Kolkata, Banerjee asked Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to tell the Centre that “that they should not disturb industrialists through central agencies.”

Compensation, jobs, CBI probe: How TMC response differed in Birbhum violence case
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

Opposition claims it is because those killed in the factional feud were ruling party supporters

Finished runner-up, but Saira Halim still turned the tide for CPM in Ballygunge
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Though she was expected to lose to the Trinamool Congress's Babul Supriyo - she eventually lost by over 20,000 votes - Halim, 43, managed to effect a stunning turnaround in the flagging fortunes of the CPI(M).

Saira Shah Halim: CPM’s losing candidate in Ballygunge who turned the tide for party
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

The spotlight has stayed on West Bengal CPI(M) candidate Saira Shah Halim even after her loss in the Ballygunge Assembly bypoll. Here's how the niece of actor Naseeruddin Shah turned the tide for her party.

TMC winning streak showcases Mamata Banerjee’s dominance in Bengal politics, as BJP stocks slide
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

The poll results also saw a sharp rise in the Left’s vote share in Ballygunge, where the CPM candidate became the runner-up

Bengal: Officer who cracked Park Street case asked to monitor rape probes
Thu, Apr 14, 2022

Amid growing outrage over the incident, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, in her first term as CM, had termed it “doctored” and “minor”.

Behind Calcutta HC asking Damayanti to monitor rape probes, a nod to her cracking of Park Street case
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

In 2012, when Damayanti was the joint commissioner (crime) of Kolkata Police, the Park Street rape incident had occurred.

‘Confident of a win’: Relaxed Babul Supriyo gorges on samosas, kachoris
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

The two-time MP and former Union minister, who would run from booth to booth during his BJP days, training his guns at the ruling party and accusing it of booth jamming, rigging and false voting, Supriyo, in his TMC avatar, was in a jovial mood on a busy polling day.

Bengal rape-murder: Calcutta High Court directs CBI to probe, submit report by May 2
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

A division bench of Justice Prakash Srivastava and Justice Rajarshi Bharadwaj ordered the agency to submit a report on the progress of investigation on May 2, the next date of hearing

With new-look flag, Forward Bloc’s tiger takes the leap: Communism to ‘Subhasism’
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

The AIFB's West Bengal state secretary Naren Chatterjee said that the new party flag will be hoisted on July 22.