Nitish Kumar as Opposition’s PM candidate in 2024? Many wary of his ‘U-turns’

New Delhi, Aug 9 (PTI) As he snapped ties with the BJP, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has once again been pitched as a prime ministerial candidate for the 2024 elections by some, but a majority of the Opposition still view the JD(U) leader with suspicion citing his numerous ‘U-turns’. A senior Opposition leader also… Continue reading Nitish Kumar as Opposition’s PM candidate in 2024? Many wary of his ‘U-turns’

BJP trying to create armed cadre base through ‘Agnipath’ scheme: Mamata

Kolkata, Jun 20 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed the BJP-led central government over the Agnipath’ scheme, alleging that the saffron camp was trying to create its own “armed cadre base through the new defence recruitment programme. Terming the scheme as an insult to the armed forces, Banerjee also wondered whether… Continue reading BJP trying to create armed cadre base through ‘Agnipath’ scheme: Mamata

When will you retire?: PM Modi’s friendly repartee to TMC MP’s complaint about WB Governor

New Delhi [India], February 1 (ANI): Moments after the Union Budget 2022-23 was presented and Lok Sabha adjourned on Tuesday, an interesting conversation took place off the camera when Prime Minister Narendra Modi crossed the well of the House and met the leaders of opposition parties. There were evident lighter moments during the conversation amid… Continue reading When will you retire?: PM Modi’s friendly repartee to TMC MP’s complaint about WB Governor

SC to hear Centre’s plea against Calcutta HC order on ex-chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay case transfer on Nov 26

New Delhi [India], November 22 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday posted for November 26 an appeal of the Central government against the Calcutta High Court order which had set aside the order of the Principal Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) transferring a case filed by former West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay… Continue reading SC to hear Centre’s plea against Calcutta HC order on ex-chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay case transfer on Nov 26

Mamata flays Centre for ‘victimising’ ex-West Bengal CS Alapan Bandyopadhyay

Kolkata, Jun 23 (PTI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday slammed the Centre for ”victimising” her former top bureaucrat Alapan Bandyopadhyay, against whom the union government has initiated penalty proceedings that could deprive him of post-retirement benefits. Banerjee said that IAS and IPS officers of the country are in solidarity with the former… Continue reading Mamata flays Centre for ‘victimising’ ex-West Bengal CS Alapan Bandyopadhyay

West Bengal: Alapan Bandyopadhyay replies to show-cause notice; Centre to decide course of action soon

New Delhi [India], June 4 (ANI): The central government is examining the reply of the show-cause notice sent to former West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay and will decide on the course of action against him soon, informed sources on Friday. “A reply from Alapan Bandyopadhyay has been received last night and it is being… Continue reading West Bengal: Alapan Bandyopadhyay replies to show-cause notice; Centre to decide course of action soon

Former Chief Secy Alapan Bandyopadhyay chapter is over, says Mamata

Kolkata, Jun 2 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed that Alapan Bandyopadhyay is a closed chapter now, but asserted that her administration will stand by the former chief secretary of the state on the row over his not joining the central government. “Alapan Bandyopadhyay chapter is over now. The West Bengal… Continue reading Former Chief Secy Alapan Bandyopadhyay chapter is over, says Mamata

Narada case: Leaders to stay in jail as HC adjourns hearing till Thursday

Kolkata, May 19 (PTI): The Calcutta High Court adjourned till Thursday hearing in the Narada sting tape case, in which two West Bengal ministers, an MLA and a former mayor of Kolkata were arrested by the CBI. In view of the adjournment on Wednesday, ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim, Trinamool Congress MLA Madan Mitra… Continue reading Narada case: Leaders to stay in jail as HC adjourns hearing till Thursday

Mamata Banerjee rushes to CBI office following detention of TMC leaders

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], May 17 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday arrived at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office here on Monday, soon after Trinamool Congress (TMC) ministers Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee, MLA Madan Mitra were brought to the CBI in connection with the Narada scam. TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee,… Continue reading Mamata Banerjee rushes to CBI office following detention of TMC leaders

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal CM for third consecutive term

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], May 5 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday took oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term. She was administered the oath by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. TMC secured 213 seats in the eight-phased West Bengal Assembly elections while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won… Continue reading Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal CM for third consecutive term