Profile of Probir Pramanik
On September 21, 2007, Calcutta was jolted by the fate of 29-year-old Rizwan, who had fallen in love with Priyanka Todi, 23, the daughter of a rich hosiery businessman.
This comes just a day after eight other TMC councillors of the Halisahar municipality rejoined the Mamata Banerjee-led party, saying they had been forced to join hands with the BJP.
Travellers from Calcutta are taking the hop to Kunming and thence to the Chinese showpieces of Xi’an, Shanghai and Beijing
In Topkeybara, Red Pandas, only about 2,500 adults left in the wild, are finding a safe habitat to remain alive and furring
The Teesta river is flowing above the danger mark after the cloudburst, officials in Sikkim capital Gangtok said.
Junior doctors in West Bengal are on strike since Tuesday demanding better security at workplace after two of their colleagues were attacked at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata.
Eight-year-old Debosmita Ghosh has spinal muscular atrophy —a rare genetic, life-threatening neuromuscular disease.
The assault left an intern severely injured, resulting in a strike that has spread to almost all state-run medical colleges and hospitals.
Prem Singh Tamang went to jail in 2017 for embezzlement of funds and since then, he took Pawan Chamling head on. Tamang's party Sikkim Krantikari Morcha beat Chamling's Sikkim Democratic Front narrowly in the Assembly elections
Even as political parties are busy extracting political mileage out of the virtual shutdown, thousands of patients and their family members who have travelled from remote parts of rural Bengal, are facing a harrowing time.
Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy’s recent statement has kicked up a storm in the Darjeeling region in north Bengal.
Having replaced the Left and Congress as the main challengers to Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, the BJP is gearing up for the next Assembly polls in the state which are scheduled for 2021.
Mamata Banerjee's desperate rejection of the Hindutva slogan 'Jai Shri Ram' could be used by the BJP-RSS to deepen communal divide in West Bengal
Bhutia, who as India’s legendary footballer, took more than two decades to chart his meteoritic rise to stardom, was on May 23 felled by the voters of Sikkim.
Pawan Chamling’s run as India’s longest-serving chief minister has ended, his dreams of a record sixth term dissipating by the thinnest of margins.
Chamling’s “invincibility” was put to test on April 11, 2019 when the Himalayan state went for simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha polls.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has steamrolled the Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress bastion as trends of counting of votes indicate.
Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee might have put up a brave front and scoffed at the exit polls—which indicate a strong BJP performance in Bengal—but the picture on the ground tells a different tale.
Both the Trinamool Congress and BJP have angrily blamed each other for the violence that erupted as workers of both sides fought pitched battles on the streets of the central Calcutta neighbourhood during Shah’s roadshow on Tuesday evening.
Ghosh, a former management student of Harvard, once called Banerjee “Ma Jangalmahal er Ma” ( mother, mother of jangal mahal) and “mother” Banerjee very often would tell others, including her party’s then second-in-command-Mukul Roy, now with the BJP—“what a good girl Bharati was”.
Whether her kneejerk reactions to the mildest of criticism arise out the insecurities of a woman politician out to claim her space in a world full of uncertainties and dominated by male politicians, or a deliberate attempt at nipping the slightest of dissent in the bud, is something the chief minister needs to ask herself
Often called the greenest chief minister of India, Pawan Chamling is to Sikkim politics what Bhaichung Bhutia is to Indian football. Chamling's Sikkim Democratic Front has ruled the roost in the picturesque North-Eastern State and doesn't look like stopping.
Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) thrived when the Left Front government ruled West Bengal. They not only shielded underground comrades, the art of simple living, high thinking in a community was honed in SUCI centres.
The Left’s failure to adapt to new socio-political dynamics, an utter lack of any introspection, misplaced priorities and inability to either retain old base or capture a new one has contributed to the Left being relegated to the periphery of Bengal politics.
Mafuja Khatun is a former two-time CPI(M) legislator from Kumarganj. She switched to the BJP in 2017 and will take on the Congress in its home turf of Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal