ED again gets active in Saradha Ponzi scam, freezes bank accounts of erstwhile director
Rajat Majumdar, the retired director general of the West Bengal Police who later became the vice-chairman of the Saradha Group, had also joined active politics as the Trinamool Congress's state vice-president. In September 2014, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Majumdar in connection with the agency's ongoing probe into the Rs 2,000 crore Saradha Ponzi scam. ED sources informed that Majumdar was also questioned at the agency's Salt Lake office in two phases till late Saturday night.
Bengal government hands over LoI for Tajpur Port to Adani Group
The LOI was handed over to Karan Adani, the CEO of Adani Port & SEZ Ltd and son of Adani Group's founder-Chairman, Gautam Adani by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, during a Vijaya Sanmilani gathering at New Town, a state government statement said.
ED probes infusion of ill-gotten gains in real estate, entertainment industry
Among property documents seized, there are ownership deeds of several flats, some of them in the names of Chatterjee's relatives and associates. In most cases, the developers had ties with the suspended Trinamool Congress leader who wielded significant clout and was even considered No. 2 in the hierarchy after party supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
West Bengal has got investment proposals worth Rs 3.42L cr: CM
"The BGBS -- 2022 has attracted a total investment proposal worth Rs 3,42,375 crore, which is the highest among all the six editions of BGBS. In the past five editions of BGBS combined, our state received investment proposals worth Rs 12.5 lakh crore," Banerjee said on Thursday at the closing programme of the BGBS, an annual event to showcase the state as an ideal investment destination.
West Bengal takes market loan for third time this month
According to the Reserve Bank of India, the state borrowed Rs 3,000 crore from the open market on Monday - the third time in this month taking the total borrowing to Rs 6,500 crore this month - making it second after Uttar Pradesh. Earlier the state had borrowed Rs 3,500 crore in two installments in this month.
Dhankhar-Amit Mitra face off over Bengal Business Global Summit
Amit Mitra's outburst comes after Dhankhar asked the Mamata Banerjee government to come out with a white paper on Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) with details of investments attracted by the state through those programmes. Mitra wrote on his Twitter handle -- "Governor said on 9th of Nov at meet and Greet event as reported, "We have to ensure there is no room for conflict...no room for adversarial situation.. only one way, togetherness." Very next day, he tweeted the opposite of these utterances, in a mode of all out conflict? Shocking!!!"
Amit Mitra might not continue as Bengal Finance Minister
West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra might end his ten year stint as he has conveyed in his close circles that he is not willing to contest elections any more and wants to spend some time with his daughter abroad. Mitra who is seriously ill didn't even present the Budget in the Assembly and interacted with the media after the session virtually.