Four such proposed water bodies have already come up in the former Nano project area, on one to three acres of land. On other plots, off the Durgapur Expressway (National Highway No. 2), work is on, with earth-moving machines removing mounds of soil and concrete, overgrown with bushes and grass.
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.
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.
The surviving family members of the eight victims who were charred to death following a TMC leader’s murder at Bogtui village in Birbhum district last week are planning to return to their village to rebuild their lives and houses.
At its centre is Bhadu Sheikh, the 38-year-old TMC deputy pradhan of Barsal Gram Panchayat, a resident of Bagtui village, whose murder set off the retaliatory killing in which eight persons, including six women and a child, were charred to death, all relatives of one of his associates he had fallen out with.
The murder of Bhadu Sheikh, the deputy pradhan, in Rampurhat on Monday evening sparked off a chain of events that led to at least eight houses in the area being attacked and set on fire, leading to the death of eight people, including women and children.
The Hamro Party, launched 3 months ago by Ajoy Edwards, a former Gorkha National Liberation Front leader, has won the Darjeeling Municipality polls. A look at the formation of Hamro Party and the rise of Edwards.
According to the family, Anis was killed on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday after being allegedly thrown off the second floor of his residence by four unidentified persons in Howrah district’s Sarada Dakshin Khan Para village.
Bengal accounts for almost half of India’s hair exports, sustained by workshops run out of homes. Centre’s recent export curbs have come as a further blow to this cottage industry, struggling since lockdown.
Union Minister Santanu Thakur and several BJP MLAs from the politically-influential Matua community have left various WhatsApp groups of West Bengal BJP in protest against non-inclusion of Matua leaders in newly-constituted state and district party committees.
The violence that trailed Sunday’s Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, where the ruling TMC flexed its muscles to ensure a comprehensive win, has left several Opposition candidates and polling agents scarred — in mind and body.
🔴 The Indian Express crisscrossed the region to track the first key steps in the land acquisition process for the Deocha Pachami project that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has estimated will supply coal for the next 100 years.