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.
Sultan Ahmed was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Uluberia (Lok Sabha constituency) on a Trinamool Congress ticket. "Shocked and deeply saddened at the passing of Sultan Ahmed," Mamata Banerjee tweeted.
Jishnu Basu, RSS karyavaha (secretary) for the southern part of Bengal, also told The Indian Express that Hindus would hold immersions as per their rituals. “I want to ask the police how many Durga puja committees were given permission last year and how many were given the same to hold Muharram processions?"
Speaking to puja organisers in Kolkata, Mamata said, “There will be no immersions on October 1 due to Muharram. However, immersions will resume on October 2 and continue till October 4 — the day before Lakshmi Puja.”
Chowdhury also informed that if needed then his organisation will organise meetings and rallies in Kolkata to create a mass awareness on this. However he said that there should be no misuse of triple talaq.
The campaign was held across the country in coastal states such as Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Pondicherry and Diu and Daman. It will continue till August 23 in West Bengal.
Earlier in the day, Banerjee had visited flood-affected districts of Malda, South Dinajpur and North Dinajpur and interacted with the affected people. The Chief Minister gave assurance that there will be no paucity of relief materials to the flood affected-people from the state government.
Ahead of Independence Day, the Centre had written to all states to organise events in schools towards creating a “patriotic mood” and a “mass fervour” to help realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “New India” vision.
Bengal Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari, however, denied the allegations. “The Opposition is saying all this because they have lost the support of the people. Elections are being held peacefully in the state,” Adhikari said.
CPM leader and former MLA Gouranga Chatterjee told The Sunday Express that his party workers will protest in Durgapur civic area if the Trinamool indulges in electoral malpractice or intimidate voters.
Appealing to students to end their agitation, Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das asked them to understand that the university was compelled to abide with the order issued by the Kolkata government.
State BJP vice-president and party election observer for Durgapur Municipal Corporation, Subhas Sarkar, said the ruling Trinamool Congress has been orchestrating violence to force Opposition candidates to withdraw their nominations.
“This organisation (Narendra Modi Vichar Manch) is not affiliated to the BJP. There are some organisations which have mushroomed in the state and we have got reports that they are taking money from the people in the name of the BJP", the secretary said.
“It (CBFC) asked me to bleep out the word ‘Gujarat’ as Sen was speaking on the Gujarat riots in the documentary. Then it asked me to bleep out the word ‘cow’, which, in my opinion, was very funny. We were also asked to bleep out words like Hindu and Hindutva. We objected to this,” said Ghosh.
Taking a stance against the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), filmmaker Suman Ghosh will not release his documentary 'Argumentative Indian' in Kolkata this weekend as scheduled. The film documents the life of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen.
In December 2015, the student filed a complaint with the Internal Complaints Committee for Sexual Harassment (ICC-SH). “Besides me, there were six other girls who had complained against professors and students of sexual harassment. Three professors and four students were suspended soon after. After the incident, the whole campus turned against us.