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Who Is Suman Chattopadhyay, Senior Journalist From Kolkata Arrested By CBI In Chit Fund Scam

Who Is Suman Chattopadhyay, Senior Journalist From Kolkata Arrested By CBI In Chit Fund Scam

Dec 21, 2018

The editor of Ei Shomoy, the Bengali daily brought out by the Times of India group, had earlier been questioned by the CBI but Suman Chattopadhyay arrest is significant because it is the second high profile journalist to be accused in the scandal.

Chariots Stuck In Lowlands

Chariots Stuck In Lowlands

Dec 19, 2018

The BJP had grand campaign plans for Bengal, but is stalled in its tracks by a canny TMC

7 Years Since Kolkata's AMRI Hospital Fire, Victims' Families Still Await Justice

7 Years Since Kolkata's AMRI Hospital Fire, Victims' Families Still Await Justice

Dec 12, 2018

It’s seven years since Calcutta’s horrific AMRI fire. For victims’ families, justice flows in an exasperating drip.

A Scrimmage Amongst Challengers

A Scrimmage Amongst Challengers

Oct 10, 2018

Scandal and discontent consume BJP’s Bengal unit

A British Initiative Aims To Promote Innovative Apps From East India

A British Initiative Aims To Promote Innovative Apps From East India

Sep 26, 2018

One of Britain’s most pres­tigious tech awards, which resulted in forty companies being taken to the UK so far, the ‘TECH Rocketship Awards 2018 and 2019’, is open to Indian tech startups.

How A French Writer, A Calcutta Artist Elicit A New Darshan Of Ganapati

How A French Writer, A Calcutta Artist Elicit A New Darshan Of Ganapati

Sep 14, 2018

A recently-launched book, 'Ganapati', carries paintings, drawings and sculptures of artist Sujata Bajaj and text by Jean Claude Carriere. Perhaps it was the darshan (the blessed vision) that both of them had been waiting for years.

Consumer Rights | 'Our Constitution Provides Us Right To Life'

Consumer Rights | 'Our Constitution Provides Us Right To Life'

Sep 13, 2018

“All we want is a fair trial and if guilt is proven, the culprits punished. But why is there no deadline? Our Constitution provides us right to life and when that is snatched away, why is there no accountability?

A Tiger Without Enemies

A Tiger Without Enemies

Sep 12, 2018

Bengal’s fishing cat and its habitat in the wetlands are endangered. Activists sing of their symbiotic beauty.

Majerhat Flyover Collapse: Why Kolkata Bridges Keep Falling

Majerhat Flyover Collapse: Why Kolkata Bridges Keep Falling

Sep 04, 2018

At least one person died and several others are feared trapped after a portion of a bridge collapsed in South Kolkata on Tuesday afternoon.

In This Calcutta Cafe, HIV Positive Adults Deliver A Strongish Brew

In This Calcutta Cafe, HIV Positive Adults Deliver A Strongish Brew

Aug 22, 2018

Calcutta’s Cafe Positive operates out of a garage and is owned and managed by a group of young adults who are HIV posi­tive.

Why The Trinamool Congress Wants To Change West Bengal's Name To Bangla

Why The Trinamool Congress Wants To Change West Bengal's Name To Bangla

Jul 26, 2018

The next step in the process is to send the proposal to the Central Home Ministry for approval. If it takes place, West Bengal will henceforth officially be known as “Bangla”.

Stop The Dam Busters

Stop The Dam Busters

Jul 18, 2018

A push to garble Jadavpur University’s admission process fails; fingers point at TMC

Uniform Political Code: Bengal Rural Polls Draw SC’s Ire

Uniform Political Code: Bengal Rural Polls Draw SC’s Ire

Jul 11, 2018

The sheer number of uncontested seats in Bengal’s rural polls draws the SC’s ire

2019 Lok Sabha Election: A Sheet To Excel In

2019 Lok Sabha Election: A Sheet To Excel In

Jul 04, 2018

Amit Shah hatches a few plans to break into Bengal

Childcare In Odisha, Bengal: The Children’s Ward Is Full

Childcare In Odisha, Bengal: The Children’s Ward Is Full

Jun 20, 2018

From the east, tales of entrenched neglect­ and its usual victims

Assam Lynching: Digital Bombs of Mob Violence

Assam Lynching: Digital Bombs of Mob Violence

Jun 14, 2018

Social media rumours fan a medieval barbarity within us. This time it’s Assam.

Tales From The 4G Rumour Mill

Tales From The 4G Rumour Mill

Jun 06, 2018

Fear is trending and violence is a ping away, why does fake news make India erupt?

Two Chilling Murders In Bengal: Is It TMC's Concerted Effort To Drive Out Political Opposition?

Two Chilling Murders In Bengal: Is It TMC's Concerted Effort To Drive Out Political Opposition?

Jun 02, 2018

The Trinamool has denied the charges. Trinamool spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Derek O’brien sad, “We strongly condemn the despicable killing.”

Malhar For Nerves

Malhar For Nerves

May 24, 2018

An immersion into classical music helps a vocalist face up to the most obdurate of modern maladies

Making Headlines

Making Headlines

May 23, 2018

The Telegraph’s campy, witty headings fling the choicest barbs

Sweeter Is My Case

Sweeter Is My Case

May 17, 2018

Bengal and Odisha rejoin battle over the roshogolla

Violence In West Bengal During Elections Is Not New, The Media Glare Is

Violence In West Bengal During Elections Is Not New, The Media Glare Is

May 16, 2018

The 2018 Panchayat Polls reported 23 deaths so far and the numbers are expected to go up with several critically injured people languishing in hospitals.

Stamped In Cordite

Stamped In Cordite

May 16, 2018

Panchayat polls singe Bengal, a testimony to Mamata’s desperation

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