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Mamata’s nephew stirs a storm to hold his ground; threatens to quit party post

Few hours after All-India General Secretary of Trinamool Congress (TMC) Abhishek Banerjee indicated he wanted to step down from organisational responsibilities, West Bengal Chief Minister and party supremo Mamata Banerjee called for an emergency meeting at her Kalighat residence where all senior leaders including Abhishek Banerjee, Partha Chatterjee and Subrata Bakshi have been asked to be present. There are strong indications in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) that in view of the ongoing differences between senior leaders of the party including Mamata Banerjee and I-PAC, its General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee is likely to leave the organisational responsibilities, and continue to work only as the MP of Diamond Harbour.

ED freezes Rana Ayyub bank accounts for money laundering

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached Rs 1.77 crore of journalist Rana Ayyub in connection with a money laundering case lodged against her for allegedly misusing funds collected in the name of help and charity through a website -- ketto.com.

Model booths for Noida; unique attempt to attract voters

Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Budh Nagar district, which went to polls in the first phase of the state Assembly elections, sought to showcase vibrant colours of democracy by setting up model booths in a bid to make people feel the essence of elections and increased turnout.

Trinamool, I-PAC relations hit rock bottom? Murmurs of a family rift

Though the Trinamool Congress is yet to sever ties with I-PAC, the election management team hired by the party before the assembly polls but party insiders are of the opinion that the differences between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and poll strategist Prashant Kishor has reached such an extent that the party cutting off with I-PAC is just a matter of time.