Cut Money
West Bengal  /  Published 30.06.19

Scanner on non-functional panchayats

The Bengal government has sought reports on functioning of gram panchayats from district magistrates amid reports that development schemes have come to a grinding halt as functionaries of several rura...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.06.19

Trinamul takes Mamata's cue on ‘cuts’, starts meetings in Birbhum

Local Trinamul leaders in Sainthia met beneficiaries of government welfare schemes on Thursday night and pledged police action against any party representative who took “cut money” from them, indi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Sainthia(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 19.06.19

Gherao with cry for ‘cut money’ refund

Demonstrations demanding refund of “cut money” erupted in several parts of Bengal on Wednesday, a day after Mamata Banerjee had asked elected Trinamul representatives to return such illegal sums t...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 11.08.19

Footwear fury over cut money in East Midnapore’s Marishda

A Trinamul councillor’s cousin was thrashed and paraded with a garland of slippers in East Midnapore’s Marishda over allegations that he had taken over Rs 1 crore as cut money from villagers after...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Contai

West Bengal  /  Published 21.07.19

Mamata's annual message: Turnaround drive

Mamata Banerjee said on Sunday that the Trinamul Congress would turn itself around and become a model political force, implying the need for revitalisation and signalling a resolve to reconnect with t...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 21.07.19

At 36.94 degrees, voices from the Trinamul rally

Hope of a turnaround, cut money, EVM versus ballot and ways to combat the BJP — these were among the most talked-about issues among Trinamul supporters at Sunday’s rally.Thousands braved the oppre...
By Subhajoy Roy and Aditya Nag in Calcutta


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