A former volunteer at one of her charitable homes, Chatterjee has spoken out against Mother Teresa for more than two decades. Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested Subhra Kundu, wife of Rose Valley group chairman Gautam Kundu, in Kolkata over her connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam in West Bengal. But it was a surreal experience amid a pandemic and waves of political violence, which the ceremonies were forced to reflect. “It is so beautiful to see the people die with so much joy.”. "This is in very bad taste. Photos: History made as Kamala Harris is sworn in as the nation’s vice president. “People are afraid to come out against such a Western icon,” Chatterjee said on a visit to Kolkata. The team, which comprises Elamaram Kareem and Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya of the CPI(M), Binoy Vishwam of the CPI and M V Shreyams Kumar of the LJD, was to visit the Hathras rape victim's house and meet her family members, neighbours and others, they said. The CPI(M) Politburo, its highest decision-making body, opted for Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, citing the party convention of not nominating a leader to the Rajya Sabha a third time. Mother House, the gray-washed hostel for nuns where she lived and is now entombed, draws tourists from around the world. Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, a senior lawyer and former Kolkata mayor, had gone with an NGO to look into the issue. CPI (M) leader and advocate Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya said that Subhra and her husband are just scapegoats and also that if the CBI probes properly then … “Not one has died without receiving the special ‘ticket for St. Peter,’ we call it,” she said. Join Facebook to connect with Bikash Ranjan and others you may know. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. Both are reactionary parties – BJP is virulent and TMC, maybe, a bit docile, he said. CPI-M today finalised former Kolkata Mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya as a consensus candidate of both the Congress and the Left Front for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls. Bikash Ranjan is on Facebook. “She was responsible for creating a negative image of this city. “It would have been the same with or without her.”, Follow @SBengali on Twitter for more news from South Asia, In India, a journalistic expose leads to a criminal complaint — against the journalists, Meet the Nightcrawlers of Manila: A night on the front lines of the Philippines’ war on drugs, ‘We thought things would get better’: A year after the nuclear deal, Iranians await economic recovery. A day after being nominated as the consensus candidate of the Congress and CPM from West Bengal for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls, former Kolkata Mayor and CPM leader Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya said the fight against corruption of political leaders in regard to chit fund scams will be one of the key issues he would highlight in Parliament. Others are less than enthusiastic. Advertisement. “The original kingpins are still moving freely. Today, the bathrooms and water systems have been improved, and needles are sterilized. In a city of 5 million that gave India some of its greatest writers and artists, including Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, it is Mother Teresa’s name and visage — swathed in her familiar white sari with blue stripes — that are most prominent. Medical care was basic, and Sarnakar recalled that many in the women’s ward did not survive. “I don’t think there’s been any big change in Calcutta due to Mother Teresa,” Bhattacharya said. She was also not cooperating with us and fled to Mumbai. Aroup Chatterjee, a Kolkata-born physician, said when he moved to Britain to practice medicine in the mid-1980s, Westerners told him constantly that his city “must be horrible, because that’s where Mother Teresa works.”. Bhattacharya (69), a former Kolkata Mayor, has been keeping unwell for quite some time.He gave his samples for the COVID-19 test which turned out to be positive, they said. BHANGAR: At 10.30 am, four and a half hours after he left home on the poll day, Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya — the best bet for the left in Bengal — lost his cool for the first time. “Once she caressed my face very lovingly, even though I was ill.”. A Covid-19 surge at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has sickened hundreds of longshore workers, a disruption that could stymie the flow of goods - including pandemic supplies - through the nation’s largest port complex. She will be taken to Bhubaneswar court today for further enquiry,” mentioned the sources in CBI. According to both CBI and ED sources, the Rose Valley ponzi scam has garnered 12,000 crore rupees. He joined the Communist Party of India (Marxist) as a student. Bikash Bhattacharya hails from the Kalighat region of Kolkata. Another investigating agency, Enforcement Directorate (ED) also wanted to interrogate Subhra in connection with the case. The editor of the Lancet medical journal, Robin Fox, found after volunteering there that the sisters did not seek medical diagnoses for patients and administered only the most rudimentary painkillers and antibiotics. With this, in its over 60-year-old history, the Rajya Sabha will not have a single candidate from Bengal’s Left parties. Pope Francis’ canonization of Mother Teresa in a ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday has renewed a debate over her legacy in the city she made synonymous with suffering and sacrifice. “India is still a colonized nation in its mind.”. Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri reports. Last year, a prominent Hindu leader drew nationwide outrage when he alleged that conversion was Mother Teresa’s main motive. KOLKATA: CPM Rajya Sabha MP Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya has tested positive for the Covid-19, following which he is in home isolation, health department sources said on Friday. In 2000, Bhattacharjee suffered a paralytic stroke that left him paralysed and unable to paint. More contagious COVID-19 variants bring new uncertainties to California. The couple was blessed with a baby girl and named her ‘Niharika Bhattacharya‘. “The ones who die, they die,” Sarnakar said. In speeches and with champagne toasts, many across the world bid Trump ‘good riddance’. Trump pardons ex-Google engineer who stole trade secrets. That would have damaged our party’s image,” a senior TMC leader said. Many in Kolkata revere her for the half-century of service that earned her a Nobel Peace Prize and the moniker “saint of the gutters.” The Missionaries of Charity, the order she founded in 1950, sheltered tens of thousands of leprosy victims, sidewalk-dwellers, tuberculosis patients, orphans and the disabled at 19 homes across the city, and now has branches in 150 countries. He started calling him ‘Baapji’ as Namita did. She has become a public representative to debate in Parliament or express her opinion on political or social issues, but not for brand promotions. In the last hour, we decided to field a candidate against CPM’s Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya. A decade after her death, the nun then in charge of the home, Sister Glenda, told the local Telegraph newspaper, “We don’t want modern things.”. In December, she cleared the last hurdle when Pope Francis recognized a second miracle attributed to her — the recovery of a Brazilian man who suffered from brain tumors. Kolkata: The Left Front on Friday decided to field its own candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections in West … Port and local officials are calling for urgent vaccination of dockworkers. But there was no heating, making the water unbearably cold for the patients, Gonzalez said. His research helped form the basis for “Hell’s Angel,” a 1994 documentary hosted by British author Christopher Hitchens that was the first major critique of Mother Teresa to appear in the mainstream Western media. The former management consultant is tasked by President Joe Biden to overhaul vaccination program. He was survived by his wife Parbati, a son, and a daughter. Shashank Bengali is a Southeast Asia correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, based in Singapore. She was responsible for creating a negative image of this city. If his nomination was cancelled and voting was to be held, then also Bajaj’s election would have been in question as he could not have won with the backing of the BJP MLAs. Rajya Sabha polls: Trinamool Congress denies its involvement in EC rejecting CPM candidate's nomination The nomination of CPM Rajya Sabha candidate Bikash Bhattacharya was rejected on Monday, paving the way for five Trinamool Congress nominees and one from the Congress to be declared uncontested from West Bengal What older L.A. County residents need to know about signing up for the COVID-19 vaccine. (To download our E-paper please click here. Few people are as closely identified with a city as Mother Teresa is with Kolkata, the onetime colonial Indian capital where the Albanian nun garnered worldwide admiration for her work with the poor, infirm and outcast. “She had no significant impact on the poor of this city,” said Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, who served as mayor from 2005 to 2010. Both his father and mother were doctors. Vaccines, aggressive strains and fatigue: California hits 3 million COVID cases and a crossroads. Get the Latinx Files newsletter for stories that capture the multitudes within our communities. “No doubt there was poverty in Calcutta, but it was never a city of lepers and beggars, as Mother Teresa presented it,” Bhattacharya said. Officials plead for dockworker vaccines. Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, who is travelling to every nook and corner of his constituency, is confident of people’s response. CPI(M) leader and former Kolkata Mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya is the joint candidate of the Left parties and the Congress for the Rajya Sabha election from … In a 400-page book, recently rereleased under the title “Mother Teresa: The Untold Story,” Chatterjee levels an extensive list of complaints — including her embrace of unsavory donors (including savings and loan swindler Charles Keating) and allegations that she secretly converted Hindu and Muslim patients to Christianity on their deathbeds. For some Americans, Biden-Harris inauguration reassures: ‘We’re going to be OK’. Constituency profile: Somnath Chatterjee, Mamata Banerjee, Krishna Bose, Sugata Bose, Kabir Suman- these are some of the doyen of Bengal's political and cultural club-and they are also the former MPs … While Kolkata has vast pockets of poverty — three in 10 residents live in slums — it has lower income inequality and fewer underage workers than other major cities, according to official statistics, and the state’s per capita income is on par with the national average. The Left believes an upset win in Jadavpur is just the right tonic it needs to recharge the fledgling organisation across the state. “It is a great blessing that Calcutta is associated with Mother Teresa,” said Sunita Kumar, an artist and socialite who befriended her and served as an unofficial spokeswoman. “Yes, Subhra has been taken in our custody. Disneyland vaccine site closed second day amid high winds. ). He took over the reins of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation from the outgoing Mayor Subroto Mukherjee of Trinamool Congress party. Watch and read L.A. native Amanda Gorman’s inauguration day poem. The Howard University community celebrated one of its own, Kamala Harris, becoming vice president with a flurry of online activity. CPI (M) leader and advocate Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya said that Subhra and her husband are just scapegoats and also that if the CBI probes properly then the actual kingpin will soon land behind the bars. As the Catholic Church prepares to canonize her as a saint, the city formerly known as Calcutta is poised for a rare moment in the spotlight. Many Americans express hope and see the ‘start of healing’ with Biden-Harris swearing-in. The nuns resisted change, with Mother Teresa often saying that suffering brought one closer to God. Political News, Nation, (Kolkata), March 10:-Former Kolkata Mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya is likely to be the consensus candidate of both the Congress and CPI(M) for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls, a senior Left party leader said on Monday. A widow, Sarnakar said she was admitted to Nirmal Hriday a decade ago with tuberculosis. Kolkata: The Election Commission on Monday rejected senior CPI (M) leader Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya’s nomination for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls. “It felt like a museum of poverty,” said Gonzalez, 40, who later founded Responsible Charity, a nonprofit organization that promotes children’s education in Kolkata and the western city of Pune. Braced for clashes, Washington is mostly empty and quiet for Biden inauguration. Read all news including political news, current affairs and news headlines online on Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya today. Park Street, the city’s main commercial thoroughfare, was renamed for her. Gonzalez said the nuns did not distinguish between patients who were terminally ill and those who could be treated and released. I don’t find anything extraordinary in it.”. The CPI(M) is likely to field senior advocate Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections, party sources have said. There were several glitches in her statements that led us to arrest her. Ex-Kolkata mayor Bikash Bhattacharya came third. Volunteers of all ages flock to her charity homes. CPI-M leader Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, who was defeated by Mimi in the Lok Sabha Elections, had said what the actress did is in "very bad taste". Chatterjee said Indian officials should have raised concerns that the conversions violated the patients’ religious freedom, but such views remain unpopular. “Subha was running the show on behalf of her husband who is currently in jail as Subhra had high-level contacts in the bureaucratic and political circles,” mentioned the CBI sources. The first miracle was recognized in 2003 after a tribal Indian woman, Monica Besra, said a medallion with Mother Teresa’s image cured her cancerous tumor. He fell in love with Namita Bhattacharya (foster daughter of Atal Bihari Vajpayee) during their college days in 1976 and he won Atal Ji’s heart. Mother Teresa is depicted in a mural in Kolkata, where the late Catholic nun tended to the “poorest of the poor” for nearly five decades. Mother Teresa faced criticism over the spartan conditions at Nirmal Hriday beginning in the early 1990s. Inside the men’s ward, two dozen slender cots are lined up side by side under ceiling fans. TMC MP Saugata Roy alleged that the CBI and ED are run by the BJP led Central government and they activate the sleuths just ahead of the elections to malign other political leaders. 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