TMC Foundation Day: Mamata Banerjee thanks ‘Maa-Mati-Manush’, says will continue her fight for people – kolkata

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee vowed to proceed her fight for the people on the event of her get together’s twenty third Foundation Day on Friday. Banerjee had shaped the TMC on January 1, 1998, after breaking away from the Congress. 

“As Trinamool turns 23 today, I look back at the journey we began on January 1st, 1998. Our years have been of immense struggle, but throughout this time, we have continued to achieve our objective of being committed to the cause of only the people.” Banerjee tweeted.

“On TMC Foundation Day, I extend my sincere gratitude to our Maa-Mati-Manush and all our workers who continue to fight with us in making Bengal better and stronger each day,” the TMC chief posted. “The Trinamool family will carry on with this resolve for times to come!” she added.

The TMC had issued directions to its employees to conduct programmes throughout the state to mark the event. Senior get together leaders hoisted the get together flag at its state headquarters and hailed employees for their tireless efforts in serving people.

The get together seeks to retain energy within the face of a twin problem by the alliance finalised final week between the Congress and Left events for the upcoming meeting election in West Bengal. The meeting elections are slated to be held in April-May this yr. 

Meanwhile, the opposition Left Front and the Congress on Thursday demanded that the ruling TMC make preparations to convene an meeting session to show its majority amid the rising variety of defections from the party to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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Leicester fight back to draw at Palace, climb to second – football

Leicester City’s Harvey Barnes grabbed a late equaliser to earn his staff a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Monday that lifted them up to second within the Premier League desk.

Leicester may have taken the lead within the 18th minute from the penalty spot after Luke Thomas was fouled by James Tomkins however Kelechi Iheanacho’s weak effort after a stuttering run-up was saved by goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.

Palace went forward simply earlier than the hour mark when Andros Townsend floated a cross to the far publish for Wilfried Zaha to volley residence from an acute angle, his shot sneaking previous the hand of goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Barnes claimed his second aim in as many video games seven minutes from time, driving a low shot from the sting of the field previous the outstretched arm of Guaita.

Leicester will stay second in a single day with Everton, stage on factors with them, not taking part in in a while Monday after their residence match in opposition to Manchester City was postponed following extra optimistic COVID-19 circumstances at City.

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Arsenal lacking confidence but not fight, says Arteta – football

Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta says his gamers could have lacked confidence but they nonetheless have the struggle to get a outcome, as they hope to finish a seven-recreation winless Premier League run once they tackle Chelsea on Saturday.

The Gunners have misplaced 5 of these seven video games and are languishing in fifteenth place, they usually had been additionally dumped out of the League Cup by Manchester City in a 4-1 dwelling loss on Tuesday.

“You sense that we lacked confidence in certain moments, but for sure their fight is not an issue,” Arteta advised reporters after that match.

“The best medicine in these situations is to win a football match. Every defeat is another hurting moment, another disappointment, another moment that you have to lift yourself up, and that takes a lot of energy.”

Some gamers have been criticised for his or her efficiency, but Arteta stated the accountability to show issues round fell on his shoulders and he would get up for the squad so long as they remained dedicated.

“I have to (shield the players) and I will keep doing it when I see that they are trying their best,” he stated. “Whatever mistakes happen, I will support them till the last day.”

Arteta stated they may study from Chelsea’s response once they misplaced two in a row to return again with a win, but he additionally blamed “bad luck” for current outcomes which have seen Arsenal drop to 4 factors above the relegation zone.

“We’re trying to respond every week and for different reasons we’re not picking up results. We should have won against Burnley, against Southampton, against Everton,” Arteta stated.

“We have to turn things around. This bad luck affecting our results has to change dramatically because with those margins it’s very complicated to win matches in the Premier League.”

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stays a doubt with a calf pressure, whereas winger Gabriel Martinelli can even be assessed after he sustained bruising to his shin.

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Taiwanese indigenous drag queens fight stigma one wig at a time – sex and relationships

At a rowdy homosexual bar in Taipei, 28-yr outdated Vilian ends a Friday night time drag present by placing on a conventional tribal tunic over his white silk negligee and dancing to an aboriginal track that has develop into a rallying name for Taiwan’s indigenous minority.

An ethnic Bunun, Vilian is amongst a handful of indigenous drag queens who use their performances to fight towards the double stigma of being a part of the LGBTQ+ community and of the island’s traditionally oppressed indigenous minority.

“As a drag queen, I am trying to speak out for the people of gender diversity in the indigenous community,” Vilian, who goes by one title, informed Reuters.

Known as a beacon of liberalism within the area, Taiwan legalised identical-sex marriage final yr – a first in Asia – regardless of stiff opposition from some Christian and conservative teams.

On Saturday, tens of 1000’s of persons are anticipated to affix Taipei’s annual Pride parade, probably one of the most important globally this yr on account of coronavirus restrictions elsewhere.

But Taiwan stays divided over different associated points akin to identical-sex parenting.

Gender range is an particularly delicate matter for a lot of indigenous communities, the place Christianity and conventional values play a main position.

Taiwan has made big strides in defending and selling the cultures of the roughly 570,000 indigenous individuals who make up 2.4% of its inhabitants. President Tsai Ing-wen in 2016 supplied a formal apology to aboriginal peoples for hundreds of years of “injustice and sufferings”.

But for many years they’ve confronted discrimination and been compelled to assimilate on an island the place many individuals have Chinese ancestry, by taking up Chinese names and talking Mandarin, their very own languages threatened with extinction.

Some indigenous rights activists have to cover their sexuality when holding occasions to boost range consciousness in aboriginal villages, stated Ciwang Teyra, a tutorial at National Taiwan University.

“Coming out of the closet to families is a great challenge,” she stated. “They have faced the interweaving discriminations against indigenous people and the homosexual community since they were little.”

Carefully adjusting an outsized wig earlier than the present in Taipei, drag queen Draggy Boo Boo, an ethnic Paiwan from southern Taiwan, stated he’s a part of “the minority of minorities”.

“Our existence itself is a defiance,” stated the 27-yr outdated, whose father is a retired priest and opposes homosexuality.

“All we can do is to appear in front of everyone repeatedly so that people will see us and understand the world behind us.”

(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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Actor Soumitra Chatterjee putting up a very strong fight: Doctors – kolkata

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee is putting up a very strong battle towards Covid-19, mentioned a panel of medical doctors treating the thespian.

“He is putting up a very strong fight given his age and comorbidities. There has been no change in his health in the last 48 hours. We have been able to normalise most of the parameters that went haywire,” Dr Arindam Kar, who’s main the group of medical doctors treating the actor, advised the media late Tuesday.

Chatterjee, 85, examined optimistic for Covid-19 on October 6. He was hospitalised in Kolkata and placed on ventilator assist on Monday afternoon after he developed secondary infections, together with pneumonia.

“His first dialysis session went well and his consciousness is holding on. He is still in a critical state but we are giving it our best effort. Let’s pray for his recovery” the physician mentioned.

One of essentially the most celebrated actors in Bengal, Chatterjee has acquired many awards and honours, together with the Padma Bhushan, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, a number of nationwide awards, and Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Ratna. He is finest identified for his collaboration with Oscar-winner Satyajit Ray and the Feluda sequence.

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