Sat, 14 Dec, 2019

Mamata Banerjee

On Sunday, the victim, while on her way to Rai Bareilly along with her two aunts and her lawyer, met with an accident after a truck rammed into her vehicle. While her aunts died, the rape survivor and her lawyer suffered grievous injuries.

On July 23, 49 celebrities wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Modi demanding that "exemplary punishment" should be meted out "swiftly and surely" in lynching cases. The letter, which also highlighted 'Jai Shri Ram' as becoming a "provocative war-cry" in the present day, carried the signatures of among others Anurag Kashyap, Mani Ratnam, and Shyam Benegal.

Stating that the country needs an electoral reform which includes government funding of elections, Banerjee said: "The time has come for government funding of elections, which is the norm in 65 countries."

"A total of 107 West Bengal MLAs from CPM, Congress, and TMC will join the BJP," said Roy, while addressing a press conference.

Jahan and her actor friend Mimi took the political plunge this year and won from Basirhat and Jadavpur parliamentary constituencies, respectively. In June, the two took oath as members of the Lok Sabha.

Newly elected TMC MP Nusrat Jahan was caught in the eye of storm after she was spotted in Parliament wearing mangalsutra and sindoor.

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to West Bengal government on a contempt plea filed by the brother of BJP Youth Wing Convenor Priyanka Sharma, who was arrested for sharing a meme of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

BSP supremo Mayawati has joined the list of Opposition leaders who will not attend the meeting of leaders of political parties convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 'One Nation, One Election' idea and other issues of national importance.

Trinamool Congress MLA Sunil Singh along with 12 TMC councillors on Monday joined BJP in presence of Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee directed Kolkata Police commissioner Anuj Sharma to deploy a nodal police officer in every hospital, during the meeting with representatives of doctors at Nabanna.