The iconic pandal, first set-up in 1969, had been shifted to a nearby fire station after the retaining wall of a British-era reservoir in the park collapsed. Lakhs of devotees visit the pandal every year.
As per records, Mirza was taped accepting money from Narada news portal editor Mathew Samuel during a sting operation. During interrogation by the ED, which is probing the money trail into the case, Mirza accepted that he took cash from Samuel but as "donation" to an orphanage.
The Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change had claimed that he was assaulted by some JU students, while the students alleged that they had been attacked by ABVP members who also vandalised university property.
The victim was later rescued and admitted to R. G. Kar Hospital. Passengers were also evacuated from the affected train at the station. Services were disrupted between Girish Park and Kavi Subhash stations.
As per tour operators in Kolkata, the choice of Kashmir as the tourist destination had been badly affected since the Pulwama attack. However, tourists were hoping for a peaceful trip to the Valley this puja, but in the current scenario, no one is willing to go ahead with their plans.
According to KMC officials, while work is on to develop a software to completely digitise the process, from Thursday, they have set up a dedicated counter to issue mutation certificates. Here's how to make the best use of it.
Arjun Singh, however, was away in Delhi attending the Parliament session when the incident took place. Singh's relatives alleged that goons backed by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) were behind the attack.
State BJP president Dilip Ghosh demanded the immediate resignation of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from the post of Home Minister as she has "completely failed to perform her duties in maintaining the law and order situation in the state".