An FIR was lodged on Friday against the principal of a missionary school in Jharkhand's Khunti for not reporting to police Tuesday's abduction of five women activists who were allegedly gang-raped and filmed later.
Mamata Banerjee on Thursday trained her guns on the BJP, calling it a "militant organisation" that spread hatred, signalling that targeting the "divisive politics" of the saffron camp would be her strategy in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls.
Pawan Chamling recently broke Jyoti Basu's record to become India's longest-serving chief minister. On Wednesday, the Sikkim leader became one of the "longest-speaking", addressing a public meeting for nearly four hours.
The Mamata Banerjee government's announcement of a hike in dearness allowance by 18 per cent of basic pay from January 2019 for Bengal employees has dealt a blow to their hopes of a Sixth Pay Commission revision.