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Mamata remembers Nandigram land movement victims on its 10th anniversary

A total of 14 people were killed in Nandigram in East Midnapore district in West Bengal on March 14, 2007, in a police firing following a farmers protest

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Bring Software Industries to West Bengal, says CM Mamata Banerjee to Bengali Diaspora. Wikimedia

Kolkata, March 14, 2017: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remembered those who died in the Nandigram land movement on its 10th anniversary on Tuesday and said the state government was committed to protect the farmers.

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“To mark the occasion we will honour farmers with Krishak Ratna Samman at a function at Nazrul Mancha”, she said.

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A total of 14 people were killed in Nandigram in East Midnapore district on March 14, 2007, in police firing following a farmers protest triggered by the acquisition of land for a chemical hub by the then Left Front (LF) government.

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The incident, coupled with the farmers’ movement in Hooghly district’s Singur over the LF regime’s land acquisition for a Tata Motors Nano plant, played a major role in bringing about the downfall of the 34-year-old communist government and catapulting Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress to power in 2011. (IANS)

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    Who fabricated rape story of Nandigram? WHAT
    HAPPENED TO RAPE CASE OF NANDIGRAM? On Jan 14, 2014, Nandigram got a
    130-foot-tall column, or Minar. Built on initiative of Trinamool MP, it is a
    memorial to 14 villagers killed in police firing as well as to women raped
    during that movement. And one rape victim inaugurated it. Tears welled up in
    the eyes of the 52-year-old woman, who had allegedly been gangraped twice. On
    March 14, 2007, she was attacked twice by CPM goons. Her house was burnt. BUT
    SHE HAS NOT GOT JUSTICE EVEN AFTER Trinamool got POWER. This rape victim
    symbolized the fight against land grabbing as per Suvendu Adhikari, MP. He told
    this to Media. It is only second to Kolkata Shahid Minar (168 ft). Nandigram Minar
    is built at Rs 2.25 crore. Adhikari says what inspired him is the Minar at
    Jalianwala Bagh and the Bhasha Shaeed Minar in Dhaka. He contributed Rs 30 lakh
    from MP allowances. TOWER MAKING IS FINE. BUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE RAPE CASE? CAN
    RAPE VICTIM BECOME A VIP? IS RAPIST A VIP? TMC IS IN POWER. Who is preventing
    to investigate and punish the rapists? IS THIS ANOTHER CHAMPALA SARDAR CASE? No
    RAPE CASE by police? Only celebration? RAPE
    IS NOT FOR CELEBRATION. Where is the CASE? ALEEK KUNATYA RONGE; MOJE LOK RAREH BONGE;
    NIROKHIA PULOKE HRIDOY;

  • asit guin

    Who fabricated rape story of Nandigram? WHAT
    HAPPENED TO RAPE CASE OF NANDIGRAM? On Jan 14, 2014, Nandigram got a
    130-foot-tall column, or Minar. Built on initiative of Trinamool MP, it is a
    memorial to 14 villagers killed in police firing as well as to women raped
    during that movement. And one rape victim inaugurated it. Tears welled up in
    the eyes of the 52-year-old woman, who had allegedly been gangraped twice. On
    March 14, 2007, she was attacked twice by CPM goons. Her house was burnt. BUT
    SHE HAS NOT GOT JUSTICE EVEN AFTER Trinamool got POWER. This rape victim
    symbolized the fight against land grabbing as per Suvendu Adhikari, MP. He told
    this to Media. It is only second to Kolkata Shahid Minar (168 ft). Nandigram Minar
    is built at Rs 2.25 crore. Adhikari says what inspired him is the Minar at
    Jalianwala Bagh and the Bhasha Shaeed Minar in Dhaka. He contributed Rs 30 lakh
    from MP allowances. TOWER MAKING IS FINE. BUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE RAPE CASE? CAN
    RAPE VICTIM BECOME A VIP? IS RAPIST A VIP? TMC IS IN POWER. Who is preventing
    to investigate and punish the rapists? IS THIS ANOTHER CHAMPALA SARDAR CASE? No
    RAPE CASE by police? Only celebration? RAPE
    IS NOT FOR CELEBRATION. Where is the CASE? ALEEK KUNATYA RONGE; MOJE LOK RAREH BONGE;
    NIROKHIA PULOKE HRIDOY;

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Mahalaya: Beginning of “Devipaksha” in Bengali Celebration of ‘Durga Puja’

“Mahalaya” is the auspicious occasion that marks the beginning of “Devipaksha” and the ending of “Pitripaksha” and heralds the celebration of Durga Puja

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Mahalaya morning in Kolkata. Flickr
  • Mahalaya 2017 Date: 19th september.
  • On Mahalaya, people throng to the holy river Ganges in order to pay homage to their ancestors and forefathers; which is called ‘Torpon’
  • Mahalaya remains incomplete without the magical chanting of the scriptural verses from the ‘Chandi Kavya’ that is broadcasted in All India Radio
  • The magic is induced by the popular Birendra Krishna Bhadra whose voice makes the recitation of the “Chandi Kavya” even more magnificent

Sept 19, 2017: Autumn is the season of the year that sees the Hindus, all geared up to celebrate some of the biggest festivals of India. The festive spirit in the Bengalis all enthused to prepare for the greatest of the festivals, the ‘Durga Puja’.

About Mahalaya:

Mahalaya is the auspicious occasion that marks the beginning of “Devipaksha” and the ending of “Pitripaksha,” and this year it is celebrated on September 19.

Observed exactly a week before the ‘Durga Puja’, Mahalaya is the harbinger of the arrival of Goddess Durga. It is celebrated to invoke the goddess possessing supreme power! The goddess is invited to descend on earth and she is welcomed with devotional songs and holy chants of mantras. On this day, the eye is drawn in the idols of the Goddess by the artisans marking the initiation of “Devipaksha”. Mahalaya arrives and the countdown to the Durga Puja begins!

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The day of Mahalaya bears supreme significance to the Bengalis. The day is immensely important because on this day people throng to the holy river Ganges in order to pay homage to their ancestors and forefathers. Clad in white dhotis, people offer prayers and take dips in the river while praying for their demised dear ones. The ritual is popular as “Torpon”.

Mahalaya
An idol-maker in progress of drawing the eye in the idol of the Goddess. Wikipedia

As per Hindu myth, on “Devipaksha”, the Gods and the Goddesses began their preparations to celebrate “Mahamaya” or Goddess Durga, who was brought upon by the trinity- Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwara; to annihilate the fierce demon king named Mahishasura. The captivating story of the Goddess defeating the demon got popularized with the goddess being revered as “Durgatinashini” or the one who banishes all the evils and miseries of the world. The victory of the Goddess is celebrated as ‘Durga Puja’.

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Mahalaya remains incomplete without the magical chanting of the scriptural verses from the ‘Chandi Kavya’ that is broadcasted at dawn in All India Radio in the form of a marvelous audio montage enthralling the souls of the Bengalis. Presented with wonderful devotional music, acoustic drama, and classical songs- the program is also translated to Hindi and played for the whole pan-Indian listeners.

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Mahalaya
Birendra Krishna Bhadra (1905-1991). Wikipedia

The program is inseparable from Mahalaya and has been going on for over six decades till date. The magic is induced by the popular Birendra Krishna Bhadra whose voice makes the recitation of the “Chandi Kavya” even more magnificent! He has been a legend and the dawn of Mahalaya turns insipid without the reverberating and enchanting voice of the legendary man.

Mahalaya will keep spreading the magic and setting the vigor of the greatest festival of the Bengalis- the Durga Puja, to worship the supreme Goddess, eternally.

                 “Yaa Devi Sarbabhuteshu, Shakti Rupena Sanhsthita,

                     Namastaswai Namastaswai Namastaswai Namo Namaha.”

– by Antara Kumar of NewsGram. Twitter: @ElaanaC

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Namaz Offering Mamata Banerjee Remains Silent on Triple Talaq Verdict

This Trinamool poster is not the first time that the Bengal CM has done so to gain minority votes

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Mamata Banerjee offering Namaz. Facebook
  • In a recent tweet photo, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s photo offering Namaz can be seen on a Trinamool poster
  • This is not the first time Banerjee has stooped to such a level to get minority votes
  • Usually agile to respond on every issue, she has also chosen to remain silent on triple talaq verdict

August 26, 2017: Mamata Banerjee, the CM of West Bengal, was recently seen in a Trinamool Congress poster offering Namaz, an incident which has stirred a lot of heated reactions.

Very clearly the CM can be seen offering Namaz, a move that Babul Supriyo, BJP candidate, believes is “fooling the minority.”

Also Read: Supreme Court’s Decision to Ban “Triple Talaq” is a big Relief for India Muslim Women

Just imagine the level to which politicians are now stooping down to appease the minority for their valuable votes. This is next level of appeasement politics.

But this Trinamool poster is not the first time that the Bengal CM has done so to gain minority votes.

When Mamata Banerjee was the Railway Minister, a railway advertisement was issued in 2010 with a photo of her offering Namaz. This came months before Bengal Polls for the Assembly.

The picture has also come under fire considering the Bangladeshi illegal immigrant problem that the state is bearing.

Furthermore, known for her quick responses to decisions considering nation at large, the Bengal CM has remained silent on the Supreme Court judgment that said Triple Talaq is unconstitutional. This too has not gone down well with her many critiques.

Banerjee, known for her offhand remarks on matters, chose the political strategy of silence. When asked about her view on the Supreme Court’s verdict, she refused to answer the question.

It is quite obvious that the Namaz offering Mamata Banerjee has avoided discussions and controversies on any topic related to minority communities.

One of the five triple talaq petitioners to Supreme Court, Ishrat Jahan, has sought protection for herself and family after intimidation from the neighborhood. She has written to the CM regarding the same. As of yet, there has been no response.

This tight lipped attitude coming from Bengal CM has not gone down well with the public including the Muslim community who stands divided over her stance.

Prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394


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World Police Games: West Bengal Police Constable Sushen Ray Wins Gold Medal in Long Jump in Los Angeles

Sushen Roy, a constable in the Bengal Police, has won gold medal in World Police Games held at Los Angeles

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Sushen Roy, gold medalist in Long Jump. Twitter
  • The city of Los Angeles hosted this year’s World Police Games
  • The West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announced that a police constable from the state had won gold medal in long jump category
  • The constable named Sushen Roy was congratulated by the CM in a Facebook post

Kolkata, August 11, 2017: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that Bengal police constable Sushen Ray has won the gold medal in long jump in the World Police Games in Los Angeles.

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“I am very proud to share with all of you that one of the members of Bengal Police, Constable Sushen Ray has got Gold Medal in World Police Games in Los Angeles, the US in the long jump,” she said on Facebook.

This is a great achievement for Bengal and also Indian police. My heartiest congratulations and best wishes to him,” she added. (IANS)