Wednesday, February 28, 2024

“Trinamool Leader Arrested Amid Sandeshkhali Land Grab Scandal”

In a significant development amidst the ongoing unrest in Sandeshkhali, North 24 Parganas district, Trinamool Congress leader Ajit Maity has been arrested by the West Bengal Police on charges of land grabbing from local villagers. Maity, known to be closely associated with absconding TMC figure Shahjahan Sheikh, was apprehended on Sunday evening from the residence of a civic volunteer following a series of complaints.

“Bengaluru Faces Water Crisis: Long Queues and Rising Costs Amid 24-Hour Supply Cut”

As Bengaluru grapples with a severe water crisis exacerbated by dwindling reservoir levels and receding groundwater, residents face the prospect of a 24-hour water supply cut commencing Tuesday. With over 200 talukas in the state declared drought-hit, the city's water board finds itself compelled to divert resources from depleted sources towards meeting essential water needs.

“Navy Chief: BrahMos Now Main Weapon with ₹19,000 Crore Deal Approval”

In a significant move towards bolstering its defense capabilities and promoting indigenous manufacturing, the Indian Navy has announced that the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will now serve as its primary weapon system. Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar made this declaration following the clearance of a ₹19,000 crore deal by the Cabinet Committee on Security, paving the way for the acquisition of over 200 BrahMos missiles.

“Enforcement Directorate Conducts Raids at West Bengal Minister’s Residence in Corruption Probe”

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Enforcement Directorate Raids West Bengal Minister's Home in Alleged Corruption Case

In a significant development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has launched a search operation at the residence of West Bengal’s Forest Minister, Jyotipriyo Mallick, as part of an ongoing probe into an alleged multi-crore ration distribution scam. The ED officials conducted early morning raids at two flats owned by Ms. Mallick in Kolkata’s Salt Lake area, with the support of a team of central forces.

The search operation has also been extended to eight other flats, including the former residences of Jyotipriyo Mallick’s former personal assistant during his tenure as the Food minister. Notably, the minister was not present during the initial raid but arrived later, and his phone was reportedly confiscated by the ED officials.

An ED officer revealed, “The minister was not there during the raid. He came later, and his phone has been taken away. There are eight officers inside. We are also conducting searches at his former personal assistant’s residence in Dum Dum and a few other places.” The central probe agency has already arrested one individual with alleged close links to the ruling Trinamool Congress and Jyotipriyo Mallick.

This development underscores the intensifying investigation into corruption allegations related to the distribution of ration in West Bengal, raising significant political and legal implications. As the search operation unfolds, it is expected to shed light on the details of the case and the extent of the alleged irregularities.

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