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  • TMC nets Rs 95,000 in fines

    Thane :In a massive drive that began on Saturday, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) began seizing banned plastic and collected Rs 95,000 in fines from traders and shopkeepers on the first day. The drive began in the morning around 7 am and went on well beyond noon.

  • Shocking! Another BJP worker found dead in West Bengal’s Purulia

    Kolkata: A BJP worker of West Bengal, who went missing on Friday, was found dead on Saturday. 32-year-old Dulal Kumar was found hanging from a pole in Dabha village of Purulia’s Balarampur. After the incident, BJP party alleged TMC’s role in the murder.

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    TMC standing committee raises issue over vanishing lakes in Thane city

    Thane: The Turbhe Pada Lake in Ghodbunder is rapidly vanishing under the name of beautification while the Dawale Lake in Ovala will also vanish like this, alleged the standing committee members. This was the first meeting of standing committee after it was formed, The formation of new standing committee took a long span of 15 months for various reasons. For all these months there was no standing committee in Thane Corporation which

  • West Bengal panchayat elections LIVE Updates: TMC and BJP workers clash outside a counting centre in Birbhum

    Kolkata: After facing all the violence and disruptions during the election procedures, the results of West Bengal polls is set to arrive today. The counting for the Gram panchayat elections has started from 8 A.M. today. The results will decide the future of prominent parties in West Bengal like Trinamool Congress, which is led by Mamata Banerjee, the Bhartiya Janata Party and the Communist Party of India.

  • West Bengal Panchayat Polls: Over 11% polling till 9 am

    Kolkata: Over 11 per cent polling was recorded till 9 am in the West Bengal panchayat polls that was marked by sporadic incidents of violence in which several people were injured today, SEC officials said. Reportedly, one person was killed and three others were injured in South Dinajpur district’s Tapan area after a bomb was hurled outside a polling station.

  • West Bengal: Panchayat polls begin amid tight security

    Kolkata: The voting for the single-phase panchayat polls began today across West Bengal amid tight security, an official said.  “The polling started at 7 in the morning,” the official said. Polling will end at 5 pm. The counting will take place on May 17. It is the last major polls in the state before the next year’s Lok Sabha elections. With 40 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats located in the districts,

  • Mitra foresaw lumpenisation of TMC

    Economist Ashok Mitra, a former Finance Minister in the Jyoti Basu government of West Bengal and subsequently a Rajya Sabha MP, who died on May Day in Kolkata will probably not be remembered so much as a Communist—a label he proudly flaunted—as one of India’s foremost polemicists. His pen portraits of illustrious contemporaries, his social commentaries and his savagely polemical articles in newspapers were obligatory reading for me, ever since I first

  • Thane sees rise in number of dangerous buildings

    Thane : The number of dangerous category buildings has been increased by more than 1,000 this year in Thane city compared to last year, revealed a survey by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC).

  • Thane’s first open art gallery welcomes budding artists

    Thane: Pokharn road walls in Thane are beautiful, decorated by paintings by various artists of city including students. The initiative started an year back was appreciated by many. Also the civic Corporation was impressed by these efforts of collective work and decide to give a space there for budding artists. Thus , on Saturday, the city witnessesd the launch of its first open art gallery.

  • BJP accuses TMC of trying to gag democracy in West Bengal

    New Delhi: The BJP today accused West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress of not allowing its workers to file their nomination papers for the panchayat elections and said it was trying to “gag democracy” in the state.

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    Bombay High Court disposes petition of sexual harassment on TMC chief Sanjeev Jaiswal

    Mumbai: In a breather to Thane Municipal Corporation Chief – Sanjeev Jaiswal, the Bombay High Court on Monday refused to issue any adverse directions against him. The HC even disposed of a petition accusing Jaiswal of subjecting a minor girl to sexual harassment. A division bench of Justice Rajendra Savant and Justice Sarang Kotwal was hearing a writ petition filed by activist Vikrant Karnik seeking directions against Jaiswal. The petition sought registration

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid protests

    New Delhi: Opposition protests today forced the adjournment of proceedings in Rajya Sabha for the day without transaction of any business as members trooped into the Well and shouted slogans, drowning every other voice.

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    Thane: Activist protests outside TMC, demands apology from civic chief

    Thane: To be absent in the general body meeting that has been called by the Mayor, is an insult to the first citizen of city and hence the civic chief along with his officials should apologise, demanded an activist while standing outside the headquarters of Thane Municipal Corporation building.