President Pranab Mukherjee visited his old school in Kirnahar, in Birbhum district of West Bengal on Monday. He was also felicitated by the school teachers. Mukherjee was in his native village for puja.
Trinamool May move censure motion entailing voting against UPA
October 22: After a bitter separation with the Congress, the Trinamool Congress is mulling moving an adjournment motion or a censure motion that entails voting in the winter session of Parliament against the “anti-people” policies of the UPA government. It also did not rule out the party moving a no-confidence motion. “We are keeping all options open including tabling an adjournment motion or a motion under rule 184 (censure) that entails voting besides moving a motion under rule 193,” leader of the Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay told PTI.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has skirted questions about her Prime Ministerial ambitions so far, at least in public. But it is not that she does not like to be talked about being one. The Trinamool Congress mouthpiece in its latest issue has published a huge report on the retirement speech of Calcutta High Court Chief Justice J N Patel at a function organised by Banerjee. In that speech, Patel, while praising Mukherjee, had said after a Bengali President, it was probably now time to have a Bengali Prime Minister as well. While he did not explicitly mention Banerjee as the potential PM, the party magazine did not fail to draw the obvious conclusion, and headlined its report accordingly.
Eight pandal hoppers killed in car crash
October 22: Eight people, including three children, were killed in a car accident in the wee hours of Monday morning at Sikdarpara, near Falta in South 24-Parganas. They were travelling in a Maruti Omni van and were returning from Kolkata after a night-long pandal hopping. Police said the driver had probably fallen asleep when the car hit an electric post and fell into a canal, which was about 10 feet deep. “While the driver fled the scene, others remained trapped inside the car and died,” said police.
Dunga was here
Former Brazilian football captain Dunga took a boat ride, in Kolkata on Tuesday. Dunga was on a two-day visit to the city and felicitated by the state government. He said he would be back to play a charity match in December.