SUVAPRSANNA CBI

CBI PINS THE FINAL NAIL IN SUVAPRASSANA PROBE COFFIN: THE PAINTER IN DOCK

From Our Correspondent, Delhi: Painter, heritage activist, journalist and part time political leader Suvaprasanna is in neck deep CBI trouble. ANM News sources at the CBI headquarters in Delhi mentioned that Director Rishi Shukla has urged investigators to expedite investigations and file chargesheet at the earliest in the Saradha chit fund case. CBI claimed that Suvaprasanna has not been able to explain a major part of the Rs 6 crore that was transferred to his account. CBI officials in Delhi claimed that several close confidants of Suvaprasanna interrogated by the CBI had confessed to the detectives that the painter used his proximity with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to curry favours. CBI sources said after reviewing Suvaprasanna’s case that there are tell tale evidences to suggest his involvement. There are chances that Suvaprasanna might be called for interrogation again as he needs to clarify about some paintings that he had bought at exorbitant prices.

BANGLADESH HILSA ENG

Sorry, no Bangladeshi hilsa for your palate this year

BY AVIJIT NANDI MAJUMDAR and MONISHA MONDAL : If you are saving your taste for Bangladeshi hilsa then you are up for a big disappointment. Sheikh Hasina government has banned export of Bangladeshi hilsa, known as king of fishes all over the world for their exceptional taste, for the last few years. Speaking exclusively to ANM News, Bangladesh deputy High Commissioner in Kolkata Toufique Hasan informed that government has not lifted the ban on hilsa export as there are not enough production to meet internal demand. “Unfortunately there are no news of the export ban on hilsa being lifted in near future,” he said. Bengali cuisine is usually incomplete without the hilsa, a fish which also has political contours as it is usually identified with people who have migrated to India from erstwhile East Pakistan after partition. Although there are production of hilsa in West Bengal, but demand much exceeds supply. Moreover fish traders informed ANM News, Bangladeshi hilsa are much bigger in size and hence more tasty.

BJP

ATLEAST 4 CRORE MEMBERS JOIN BJP: MAJOR GAINS IN WEST BENGAL

ANM News Desk: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has added around 4 crore members across the country as part of its latest membership drive increasing its worker base by almost 50 percent.

The latest membership round concluded on August 20. With this, the saffron party now has 15 crore members across the country.

The report suggests that the party has made some of the biggest membership gains in West Bengal. BJP has witnessed a 140 percent rise in membership which translates to around 35 lakh people.

LAPTOP

2 STOLEN LAPTOPS RECOVERED AFTER INVESTIGATION ON MAN WITH PRIOR CRIMINAL RECORDS

Monisha Mondal, Kolkata: An incident of theft in respect of 2 laptops from CNMC Bio-Chemistry Lab on 13.08.19 between 10.30 and 12.00 hrs was reported in Beniapukur P.S case no. 274 dated. 13.08.19.

PRISONER

PRISONER ESCAPES FROM HOSPITAL IN KOLKATA: ARRESTED AFTER RIGOROUS SEARCH

Mrityunjoy Das, Kolkata: On Monday night in between 23.00 hrs. and 00.00 hrs. an under trial prisoner namely Raju Mondal aka. Golam Husain Mondal (24) hailing from Paschim para in North 24 Parganas  was under treatment at Male Medicine Ward of RG Kar Hospital guarded by two Jail Warders of Dum Dum Correctional Home. However, the prisoner managed to escape from the hospital through a broken window of a toilet.

SUBHASH

PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE: MAMATA BANERJEE

ANM News Desk: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Sunday demanded that people have the right to know what happened to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, while remembering the “son of the soil” on the day he reportedly went missing 74 years ago.

She said the whereabouts of Netaji after he “disappeared” on August 18, 1945 were still not known.

Several reports have claimed that Netaji had boarded a plane from Taihoku Airport in Taiwan, which crashed leading to the death of the great leader.

There is, however, no confirmation on his death as experts came up with different theories about his disappearance.

RAIN

LOW PRESSURE CENTRE AND THUNDER CLOUDS MOVE ON FROM WEST BENGAL TO JHARKHAND

Monisha Mondal, Kolkata: Downpour continued  till early Sunday morning in Kolkata with some respite later. However, reeling from aftereffects of the heavy rain, streets remain waterlogged in areas. As locals wonder about further oncoming of rains, geomorphologist, Dr. Sujib Kar informed that the low-pressure centre along with thunder cloud has passed through Orissa-West Bengal border region and it has now settled over Damodar besin area in Jharkhand. It may cause huge rainfall over there as a result DVC should release water within next 24 hrs. It may cause flood in Bardhaman, Bankura, West Midnapore and Howrah within a very short span of time.

SRIKANT CBI

SRIKHANT MOHTA WAS IN TOUCH WITH IAS AND IPS OFFICERS FOR “ILLEGAL FAVOURS”: CBI

By a Staff Reporter: Misery for Tollywood movie mogul Srikhant Mohta is brimming over with CBI investigations revealing that he was constantly in touch with senior IPS, IAS officers and senior ministers of the state government and taking orders from them and currying out “illegal favours.” A senior CBI officer monitoring the Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund cases told ANM News from Delhi that Call Detail records (CDR) of Mohta indicated that he had spoken to a few senior IPS officers over “50 times” to discuss the Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund cases. CBI investigations also revealed that he was constantly coordinating with state IAS and IPS officers and political leaders after receiving summons from the CBI. ED sources revealed that Mohta is also accused of alleged “money laundering” and investigations are on against him at the moment. Mohta is currently under CBI custody in Bhubaneswar jail.

ATRI CBI

CBI LENS ON SENIOR IAS OFFICER IN SARADHA CHIT FUND SCAM

Avijit Nandi Majumdar, Editor-in-Chief: A senior IAS officer is now under the CBI radar. A team of sleuths from the central agency reached the office of senior IAS officer Atri Bhattacharjee for interrogation on Friday. According to CBI sources, Bhattacharjee, the then information and culture secretary, had sanctioned several allegedly “unjustified payments” to  Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund run Companies. Sources told ANM News that Bhattacharjee sought some time from CBI officers claiming that he is “extremely busy preparing some report” and is not ready with documents to provide the answers. The flamboyant IAS officer was once considered very close to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He was handpicked for the home and information and culture secretary job, a post which is usually and traditionally taken up by senior and experienced IAS officers. According to state government sources, during his tenure as home secretary and information and culture secretary, Bhattacharjee allegedly made “serious errors in judgement” and fell out with a few influential ministers. Senior IAS officers mentioned that Chief Minister was not satisfied with Bhattacharjee’s functioning and replaced him with more experienced Alapan Bhandopadhayay as Home secretary.

RAIN

KOLKATA STRUGGLES UNDER HEAVY LASHES OF RAIN

By a Staff Reporter: Heavy downpour is expected to continue in Kolkata on Saturday and Sunday, according to MeT officials.

The first heavy rains have submerged many streets in the city stalling traffics in numerous areas.

Vehicles have reportedly broke down Bidhan Sarani and Vivakananda Road Crossing and have been removed. Sudden breakdown of a vehicle was reported on CGR Road near Hide Road crossing and has obstructed the traffic partially towards Buscule Bridge. Due to one uprooted tree on T C Road traffic is partially obstructed. Buses are diverted from Tollygunge Phari towards north.