Crime India Politics Social West Bengal 

Bengal student offered Rs 65 lakh to assassinate West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

The Kolkata police department is on high alert after a student received a WhatsApp message talking about a plot to kill West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. On Monday evening, a Polytechnic student in Murshidabad district received a WhatsApp message asking him to join a terror group. The sender told him that he was recruiting youths from across India and that good money will be given to those who join. When the student replied stating that he was not interested, the alleged terror recruiter replied, “We have a contract to…

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Darjeeling India West Bengal 

Darjeeling Violence: SI Killed In Gunfight During Police Operation To Arrest Bimal Gurung

A police officer was killed while two other cops were injured during an encounter between the police and alleged armed followers of absconding Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung in Darjeeling on Friday morning as fresh violence erupted in the Hills. A day after Mr Gurung declared that he would return to the Hills on October 30 in an audio message, a police team conducted raid at Singla forest in Patlebas area, the GJM president’s residence, close to the West Bengal-Sikkim border at around 5 am following a tip-off….

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India Politics West Bengal 

Mukul Roy Quits Trinamool Congress, Party Quick To Start Blame Game

Terming Mukul Roy’s resignation from the party “good riddance”, Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday said the TMC does not give any importance to what he says about it. “Whatever he is saying holds no importance to us. He is saying baseless things after becoming a faceless person. It is a good riddance. Now we can sleep peacefully at night. The party is relieved of the young boy from Kanchrapara,” Chatterjee said at a press conference. Roy submitted his resignation as a Rajya Sabha MP to Vice President…

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India Politics West Bengal 

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha calls off 104-day Darjeeling strike after Rajnath Singh’s Assurance

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Tuesday withdrew its indefinite shut down for a separate Gorkhaland state in the Darjeeling hills following an appeal by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. In an audio message from an undisclosed location, GJM chief Bimal Gurung announced his party’s decision to withdraw the bandh from 6 am on Wednesday, after 104 days of shutdown. Earlier in the day, Home Minister Singh appealed to the GJM to withdraw the strike. In a statement, Singh said that in a democracy, dialogue is the only way to…

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India Politics West Bengal 

Trinamool Congress suspends Mukul Roy for six years Just After He Quits Party

Trinamool Congress veteran Mukul Roy on Monday resigned from the party and was shortly afterwards suspended for six years for ‘anti-party’ activities. Roy, one the TMC’s founding members with Mamata Banerjee, said he would quit the working committee and resign from the Rajya Sabha, as well as from the party’s primary membership, after the Durga Puja festival. “I was one the signatories when the party was founded. I am announcing with a heavy heart that I will resign from the party’s working committee today,” Roy said. The TMC was founded…

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