In letter 600 academicians caution Bengal govt not to play with constitutional norms

New Delhi, June 01: Today, a large section of Bengali society is living under fear. Those who voted against the TMC in recent elections in Bengal are being victimised.

Many of them are under attack from the TMC supported stormtroopers – their properties vandalised and livelihoods destroyed, a letter written by over 600 academicians said.

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What is the Narada sting case and why has it come back to bite the TMC

New Delhi, May 17: The CBI on Monday arrested TMC leaders Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee and Madan Mitra as well as former party leader Sovan Chatterjee in Kolkata in connection with the Narada sting case in which politicians were purportedly caught taking money on camera, officials said.

The Narada string operation was carried out by Mathew Samuel, which showed several politicians and high ranked police personnel accepting bribes in exchange for providing favours to a company.

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91 TMC MLAs have pending criminal cases, 73 are serious

New Delhi, May 05: Out of the 292 winning candidates analysed in 2021, 142(49%) winning candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of 293 MLAs analysed during West Bengal Assembly elections in 2016, 107(37%) MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves.

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With crime syndicates being allowed to flourish, why the violence in Bengal is hardly surprising

New Delhi, May 04: West Bengal has reported wide-spread violence post the election results. The BJP has accused the TMC of targeting its workers and during down property.

Violence has always been symbolic in Bengal. Be it manufacturing of bombs in large numbers, smuggling across the border, land Jihad or fake currency, Bengal has always reported the highest number of cases. Bombs in particular are manufactured in the state with the sole intention of using them against political opponents.

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Crude bombs at Nanoor: Why it is hardly surprising in Bengal

New Delhi, Apr 10: Even as polling continues to West Bengal, 200 live bombs were recovered from the Nanoor constituency.

BJP’s IT cell chief, Amit Malviya took to Twitter and said, 200 live bombs recovered from Nanoor constituency’s Hatserandi village, which is home to TMC strongman Anubrata Mandal.

What is quite clear is that the only industry flourishing in Bengal under Mamata Banerjee, both as CM and HM, is bomb making industry, he also said. 

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NIA nets TMC leader and former convenor of the Maoist-backed People Against Police Atrocities

New Delhi, Mar 29: The National Investigation Agency has nabbed a Trinamool Congress, state secretary Chhatradhar Mahato for allegedly bringing armed tribals to hold a trainload of the Rajdhani Express passengers and crew hostage in West Bengal.

His arrest comes days after the Calcutta High Court had exempted from custodial interrogation by the NIA in another case registered in 2009 relating to the murder of a CPM activist in Lalgarh.

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Will anti-incumbency be a factor in the West Bengal elections 2021

New Delhi, Mar 23: As the race for the West Bengal elections 2021 hots up, the TMC would be looking to retain power, while the BJP making all efforts to unseat the existing dispensation

. While it is relatively clear as of now that the main battle is between the TMC and BJP, the question is who will come out victorious at the end.

Dr. Sandeep Shastri, one of India’s leading psephologists tells OneIndia that are multiple factors that one would have to look into before drawing a conclusion. 

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NIA to probe Nimita Railway Station blast case in which TMC minister was injured

New Delhi, Mar 03: The National Investigation Agency has taken up the investigation into the case relating to a bomb explosion in Murshidabad.

It may be recalled that 22 persons were seriously injured including the Bengal Minister of State for Labour, following an explosion at the Nimita Railway Station in Murshidabad. 

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CBI court issues arrest warrant against TMC leader Vinay Mishra in cattle smuggling case

New Delhi, Jan 27: A CBI court has issued an arrest warrant against TMC leader Vinay Mishra in a cattle smuggling case. The Central Bureau of Investigation had earlier issued a look out circular against the TMC leader.

The CBI had also conducted raids in connection with the cross-border cattle smuggling and illegal coal mining cases in West Bengal. 

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Fact check: Did President of India unveil a portrait of Netaji Bose or actor Prosenjit

New Delhi, Jan 25: On Monday, Twitter users said that President of India, Ramnath Kovind had unveiled the poster of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday, but it turned out that the portrait was of well known actor, Prosenjit Chatterjee.

Chatterjee had played the character of Netaji Bose in the movie called Gumnami directed by Srijit Mukherjee. Trinamool Congress MP, Mahua Moitra tweeted, ” after donating Rs 5 lakh to the Ram Temple, President honours Netaji by unveiling a portrait of Prasenjit, the actor who played him a biopic.

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