West Bengal Tuesday celebrated the birth centenary of Jyoti Basu - one of the most revered Indian politicians and the state`s former chief minister - with blood donation camps, seminars and cultural programmes.
Claiming that there were attempts to shield the guilty, the Left Front Monday supported the demand for a CBI probe into a 2010 triple murder in West Bengal`s Birbhum district in which a Trinamool Congress lawmaker is allegedly involved.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) may clinch the highest number of Lok Sabha seats in the states of West Bengal and Odisha, respectively, while the BJP will outperform its rivals in Bihar, according to a survey conducted in the run-up to the general elections.
A Bihar government team which had gone to West Bengal in connection with the gangrape and alleged murder of a minor girl hailing from the state is believed to have pointed out that lack of security coverage to the family had led to the crime.
Blaming the previous Left Front government for the state`s poor fiscal condition, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the Opposition Left in the state should remain silent for ten years.
Voters in West Bengal will have to wait bit longer to exercise their "None of the Above" option to reject all candidates, as the State Election Commission said there were issues to be resolved before the move can be implemented.
Expressing "deep shock" and "anguish" over the Raghuram Rajan Committee recommending end of "special category" criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the central government of discriminating against her state.