Wednesday, 29 March, 2023

Topic: TMC

Didi’s aide, Suvendu’s rival, organisational man — Akhil Giri caught in row for Murmu remark

Trinamool minister mocked President while lashing out at Leader of Opposition in Nandigram. Giri has sought apology after his statement drew widespread condemnation.

‘Ram, Baam & Shyam’ — why Mamata’s going hammer and tongs at BJP-CPI(M)-Congress ‘alliance’

After loss in farm co-op poll, the West Bengal CM has claimed that opposition parties gang up against TMC only during elections. Panchayat polls in the state will be held in 2023.

‘Syndicate of 5-6 newcomers’: Bengal BJP leader’s letter to Nadda exposes divide in state unit

Letter by former state general secretary Sayantan Basu comes ahead of BJP's preparation for panchayat polls. Senior leader Dilip Ghosh claims 'suggestions' are welcomed in party.

Truce with Raj Bhavan? After hosting him for Kali Puja, Mamata to attend governor’s Chennai event

While Mamata & ex-governor Jagdeep Dhankhar crossed swords over multiple state-related affairs, the Bengal CM has taken a drastically softer stand on La Ganesan, who took oath in July.

Bengal politics is not casteless or Bhadralok-free. But it’s still not a deciding factor

In ‘The Curious Trajectory of Caste in West Bengal Politics’, Ayan Guha writes why West Bengal has not seen large-scale Dalit resistance.

‘Spine of key panels broken’ — Why Congress & TMC are angry about parliamentary committees rejig

While Congress retained chairmanship of one committee, TMC got none. BJP and allies now hold six major committees, including Home Affairs, Defence, External Affairs and Finance.

What’s in Mamata’s debut album? Her solo, ministers crooning to her tunes & ‘touch of modern rock’

The album contains eight songs written and composed by the Bengal CM, including one she’s sung with state minister Indranil Sen as well as singer & TMC legislator Aditi Munshi.

‘Genocidal regime’ in Bengal, says BJP report. Calls for CBI probe in ‘Nabanna Chalo’ violence

The demand comes after the report by the BJP's fact-finding team noted that a fair enquiry isn't possible by state police since it's 'hand in glove' with TMC govt.

Rift in Goa TMC? Party omits MP Luizinho Faleiro from new committee in his home state

The former Chief Minister is missing from TMC’s revamped Goa state committee. TMC MP calls him an "honourable man" but says their focus is now on growing "organically" in the state.

‘Opposition’s third-front experiment shouldn’t be repeated’, says Congress

 Congress leader Jairam Ramesh says opposition unity without Congress isn’t possible. It comes as TMC and TRS are pushing for a non-Congress-and-non-BJP front.  

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.