West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reviews work in tribal belt


NEW DELHI: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday began a four-day tour of tribal districts in Bankura, an area visited by Union home minister Amit Shah earlier this month.

During a programme, she hit out at Shah, calling his lunch at the house of a tribal in Bankura a “public show.” Banerjee will be attending administrative meetings and addressing public rallies till November 25, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders said.The CM is also expected to attend a video meeting with the Prime Ministeron Covid-19 from here.

All 13 assembly segments in Bankura are part of Lok Sabha seats, such as Bankura, Bishnupur and Bardhaman Durgapur, that were won by the BJP in 2019 when it won 18 of the 42 seats in the state.

TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy said the CM since 2011has made it a regular practice to hold administrative review meetings in every part of the state, and her visit to Bankura was reflective of her commitment to the tradition.

Sampa Daripa, the legislator from Bankura, told ET, “From roads to rations, Mamata Banerjee is doing everything for the community here. They are happy and they are turning out in large numbers to thank her as we saw today. There is no doubt we will win the polls.” A TMC functionary said, according to the party’s strategy, all legislators in the state have been asked to visit their constituencies and interact with people about their problems and solve them within the next few months. “Even bureaucrats have been asked to help the MLAs in getting the work done,” a TMC worker said.

On Monday, BJP MPs protested after being kept away from the official meetings in Bankura. Saumitra Khan, Bishnupur MP, told ET this is the area the BJP made significant gains in 2019 and the people continue to trust the party.





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NRL 2020: rugby league brawl, fight video in National Indigenous Championships, Tribal League


Two rugby league players traded heavy punches while every other man on the field stood and watched in a violent eruption at the national indigenous championships.

Saturday’s final between the Newcastle Hawks and Walgett at Campbelltown in Sydney’s west descended into disgraceful scenes after a reckless shoulder charge sparked a violent punch-up.

The Hawks had just taken a 14-0 lead when Callan Briggs made a break down the left side only to be met heavily at midfield by former NRL player Tyronne Roberts-Davis.

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NRL news, rugby league fight video in National Indigenous Championships, Tribal League


Two rugby league players traded heavy punches while every other man on the field stood and watched in a violent eruption at the national indigenous championships.

Saturday’s final between the Newcastle Hawks and Walgett at Campbelltown in Sydney’s west descended into disgraceful scenes after a reckless shoulder charge sparked a violent punch-up.

The Hawks had just taken a 14-0 lead when Callan Briggs made a break down the left side only to be met heavily at midfield by former NRL player Tyronne Roberts-Davis.

Roberts-Davis hit Briggs with his shoulder and knocked him to the ground before following up aggressively to complete the tackle.

Both players had family members playing in the match and they quickly arrived at the scene to remonstrate.

“Tempers are starting to fray,” a commentator said. “It’s getting a bit heated at the moment …

“He’s a young kid (Briggs) and there’s older brothers and uncles in there. They just need to calm it down.”

Experienced NRL referee Gavin Badger was officiating the game and brought the captains together in an attempt to defuse the situation before awarding Newcastle a penalty.

But when play resumed Randall Briggs, believed to be Callan’s uncle, made a beeline for Roberts-Davis and shoved him in the chest.

Roberts-Davis was more than happy to engage and the pair began trading heavy punches as other players ran towards them.

But instead of separating the duo, they made a rough circle around them and allowed them to continue for several more wild swings.

“This is ice hockey style,” a commentator said. “This is unprofessional … to start swinging like this, this is no good. Back in the ‘80s? Yeah. But not now. This is stupid by both of these players.”

They did eventually stop and were seen by one of the commentators shaking hands before Randall Briggs left the field with blood pouring from a cut on his forehead.

Newcastle went on to win the match and the title.



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President Trump announces tribal remains, artifacts returned from Finland


President Donald Trump speaks about the repatriation of Native American remains and artifacts from Finland, in the Oval Office at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Washington. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is at right. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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President Trump has announced a repatriation of the remains of Native American tribal leaders from the National Museum of Finland. On Thursday, he confirmed part of the museum’s collection was returned to the U.S. over the past weekend.

“Five days ago, the remains were repatriated to their ancestral homeland and given a proper burial,” stated the President.

The items included the remains of 20 people and more than 25 artifacts, all of which had been unearthed by Swedish scientists back in 1891. The remains were reburied at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado after a traditional four-day grieving period.

President Donald Trump listens as others speak about the repatriation of Native American remains and artifacts from Finland, in the Oval Office at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

“My administration also brought back the Acoma Pueblo shield to New Mexico last November, and that was very important to the great people of New Mexico,” added President Trump. “I’m committed to working with tribal leaders to ensure their cherished heritage is honored, respected and preserved as it should be.”

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto has said his country has fulfilled its part of the deal, which was made last year, and is expecting to work with the U.S. on other issues.

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