QKolkata: Assembly Adopts Resolutions on Rising Communalism & More
File image of communal clashes in West Bengal. The WB Assembly on Thursday adopted resolutions against the rise of communalism in the state.
File image of communal clashes in West Bengal. The WB Assembly on Thursday adopted resolutions against the rise of communalism in the state.(Photo: IANS)

QKolkata: Assembly Adopts Resolutions on Rising Communalism & More

1. WB Assembly: Two Resolutions on ‘Rising Communalism’ Passed by House

The West Bengal Assembly on Thursday adopted resolutions moved by the TMC and Opposition CPM and Congress against the rise of communalism in the state.

As Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee failed to convince the two Opposition parties to move a joint resolution on this, separate resolutions were moved in the House.

Despite both the ruling party and the Opposition parties moving separate resolutions, Chatterjee once again made an appeal to sort out their differences with the ruling party and come together in its fight against communalism.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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2. Mukul Meets Sabyasachi Over Trust Vote

BJP leader Mukul Roy yet again paid a visit to Bidhannagar mayor and Rajarhat-New Town MLA Sabyasachi Dutta on Thursday, 11 July, saying he was helping the Trinamool dissident strategise ahead of the no-confidence motion against him in the civic body.

Former Trinamool number two Roy, whose meetings with Dutta are among the reasons that have prompted the Bengal ruling party to act against the Bidhannagar mayor, said their relationship was beyond politics and there was nothing wrong in such visits.

(Source: The Telegraph)

3. Kolkata Airport-Bound Flank Reopened

The airport-bound flank of the flyover connecting EM Bypass with VIP Road was reopened on Thursday night after engineers concluded that the crack that resulted in the closure of the flyover was not as dangerous as it appeared.

Police said vehicles were back on the airport-bound flank around 10 pm. “We have decided to throw open the airport-bound flank. The Bypass-bound flank will remain closed for some time till remedial measures are taken,” an official in the urban development department said earlier in the day.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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4. Mamata Banerjee Outreach Message to Party

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday issued directives to Trinamool MLAs to bolster her effort to reach out to people and reconnect with them in the aftermath of the setback in the Lok Sabha elections in which the BJP made deep inroads into Bengal.

At the meeting in Trinamool Bhavan after a closed-door session with poll strategist Prashant Kishor and

her nephew Abhishek Banerjee, the chief minister directed the MLAs to increase their mass outreach, avoid making untoward statements in public and minimise aggressive confrontation with the Opposition.

(Source: The Telegraph)

5. Kolkata Metro Clocks 1,000 Hours of Trial

A European firm has given the safety clearance for East-West Metro’s signalling system after the utility, which is planning to start commercial service in a month, clocked 1,000 hours of trial recently.

Five rakes ran 10,000 km on a 5.5 km stretch for one-and-a-half months as part of the 1,000 hours of trial, officials involved in the project said.

East-West Metro, when fully functional, will stretch 16.5 km, connecting Salt Lake Sector V with Howrah Maidan and running under the Hooghly river.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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