On Tuesday, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh had said that the state had become a “hub of anti-nationals” and alleged the state government was sheilding the infiltrators for its “vote-bank” politics.
The two students who were attacked had taken part in a protest against BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta on January 8. The ABVP has, however, denied its involvement and said the activists are not a part of the organisation.
A district official of South 24 Parganas said, “This year, we were expecting 40 lakh pilgrims during Makar Sankranti. However, the number crossed the 40-lakh mark. Everything took place in a very peaceful manner.”
Meanwhile, the Governor once again lambasted the state university vice-chancellors for not not attending his meeting and forming a council without taking him into confidence.
The choice of the ground is significant as a part of it is called the National Congress Park, for the various meetings the Congress held here during the Independence struggle.
On Tuesday, a complaint was filed at Habra police station in North 24 Parganas district, which the police said was being treated as an FIR. The second complaint has been filed by a TMC leader in Ranaghat area of Nadia.
Banerjee faced protests by Left students for meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and allegedly "diluting the fight against the CAA".
Raj Bhawan and the state government have been at loggerheads over the pending bills.
According to sources, the Forest Department personnel were on routine patrolling when they found some suspicious movements and opened fire, during which Bimal Rabha, a resident of Uttar Mendabari area, was hit by a bullet.
According to the local administration, people have already started visiting Ganga Sagar for a holy dip in the confluence of river Ganga and Bay of Bengal on Poush Sankranti (January 14 and 15).
Claiming the countrywide protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) have cornered the Centre, the TMC, CPI(M) and the Congress said the Prime Minister should have “spared the holy land of Belur Math from his divisive politics”.
Both the ruling and opposition parties in the state, however, agreed that instead of renaming the KoPT, he could have announced new initiatives, generating jobs, which would have been “the perfect gift” for youngsters on National Youth Day.
The call to make an emergency landing was made after the passenger informed the cabin crew that she is laden with explosives, which she threatened to detonate.
Taking a swipe at Mamata Banerjee, who participated in the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act after meeting him on Saturday, Modi said the state government was not keen on implementing central schemes as it does not benefit "syndicates".
The letter, sent on Friday, states that the history of India is that of communal harmony and pluralism. But recently Hindutva forces using the government education system and are trying to spread the ‘poison’ of communal division in the country.
According to a state government officer, the roadmap was planned considering the fact that the PM is scheduled to arrive at a time when the light will not be favourable to fly him to the city in a helicopter from the airport.
The rally was led by West Bengal BJP Mahila Morcha president and party MP Locket Chatterjee.
Police sources said the Barrackpore commissionerate is likely to give a report on Sunday.
According to South Port police sources, the local residents claimed three buses were racing against each other when one of them hit Anil Verma who was riding a motorcycle.
Union Minister of State for Shipping with independent charge Mansukh L Mandaviya on Friday said the PM will hand over a cheque of Rs 501 crore towards the final installment to meet the deficit in the pension funds of retired and existing employees of the Kolkata Port Trust during an event at Netaji Indoor Stadium on Sunday.