Every other house in this part of Bengal has a rags-to-riches-to-rags story. Saradha Group showed them a dream that was unbelievable when it lasted. But then reality struck a hard, bitter blow. Sixty-year-old Dulal Chandra Gharami walked back home tense on Monday afternoon. He was summoned to the Trinamool Congress office at Beliadanga, where he was asked to cough up protection money.
The Rajya Sabha saw ruckus over a variety of issues Monday as members demanded a debate on the coal allocation scam, the leakage to the media of the draft JPC report on 2G allocation, and cases violence against women and girls.
The hoopla around Narendra Modi versus Rahul Gandhi contest, abbreviated to a crisp 'NaMo-RaGa face-off' weeks before the Karnataka elections, is fizzling out. For, unlike Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi who has a packed campaign schedule in the state, the BJP's top draw Modi is showing no signs of campaigning aggressively.
Admission to medical colleges in the state is likely to get tougher this year. The Medical Council of India (MCI) is yet to grant permission to the new government medical college in Tiruvanammalai, putting 100 additional MBBS seats in doubt.
Former telecom minister A Raja said on Friday that he took all decisions on 2G spectrum allocation in consultation with the Prime Minister. A Raja was reacting to the JPC draft report, which reportedly blames him for the scam and gives a clean chit to the Prime Minister. "I will prove my innocence. I did everything in consultation with PM, Raja told reporters.
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