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Organised Hate Campaign Rears Its Head As Communal Clashes Leave Bengal On Knife's Edge

Organised Hate Campaign Rears Its Head As Communal Clashes Leave Bengal On Knife's Edge

May 22, 2020

Anti-Muslim sentiment related to the COVID-19 outbreak was at root of the recent communal flare-ups in Hooghly and Malda

Coronacation Street

Coronacation Street

May 08, 2020

As COVID-19 Testing In Bengal Remains Low, Battle Between Mamata And Centre Continues

As COVID-19 Testing In Bengal Remains Low, Battle Between Mamata And Centre Continues

May 01, 2020

The West Bengal government’s attempt to ‘dilute’ the COVID-19 death tally in the state has come under severe criticism from various quarters in the society.

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Plugging The Gap, How Citizens Have Risen To Combat Hunger

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Plugging The Gap, How Citizens Have Risen To Combat Hunger

Apr 24, 2020

Concerned citizens have taken on the mantle of feeding India’s poor during the lockdown

Corona vs Communal Virus? Bengal's Violation Of Lockdown Raises Eyebrows

Corona vs Communal Virus? Bengal's Violation Of Lockdown Raises Eyebrows

Apr 17, 2020

While questions about the Tablighi Jamaatis are stonewalled by Mamata Banerjee government, social distancing in fish and meat markets has been thrown to the wind

Vote Bank Soup Kitchen

Vote Bank Soup Kitchen

Apr 03, 2020

BJP, TMC Have One Thing In Common: Their Objection To Aishe Ghosh Leading Anti-CAA Rallies

BJP, TMC Have One Thing In Common: Their Objection To Aishe Ghosh Leading Anti-CAA Rallies

Feb 13, 2020

It seems that the ruling Trinamool Congress wants to keep Ghosh at bay, for it doesn't want to see another Kanhaiya Kumar emerge in its backyard, writes Rajat Roy.

Muslims Lead Anti-CAA Protests In Bengal But Hindus Look The Other Way

Muslims Lead Anti-CAA Protests In Bengal But Hindus Look The Other Way

Feb 12, 2020

The Hindu refugees who once voted for the Left Front are not responding to call to mobilise against CAA while BJP plays the Hindu card aggressively

Solitary Reaper

Solitary Reaper

Jan 30, 2020

Why Mamata Banerjee is loath to acknowledge non-TMC protests against CAA/NRC in Bengal

The Changing Colours Of West Bengal Police: Now Acting As Trinamool's Henchmen

The Changing Colours Of West Bengal Police: Now Acting As Trinamool's Henchmen

Jan 16, 2020

From protecting the controversial Kolkata police chief Rajiv Kumar to changing the narrative of a rape case, Mamata Banerjee's signals to the West Bengal police have been well taken

Mamata Banerjee’s Decision To Skip Oppn Meet On CAA Raises Many Questions, Erodes Her Credibility

Mamata Banerjee’s Decision To Skip Oppn Meet On CAA Raises Many Questions, Erodes Her Credibility

Jan 13, 2020

The Opposition meeting has been called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to discuss the situation arising out of violence on various university campuses and protests in the country over the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.

Amid Criticism Over Boycotting Opposition Meet, Mamata Banerjee Meets PM Modi, Asks Him To Withdraw CAA

Amid Criticism Over Boycotting Opposition Meet, Mamata Banerjee Meets PM Modi, Asks Him To Withdraw CAA

Jan 11, 2020

Just after meeting PM Modi, Banerjee went straight to TMC students wing sit-in demonstration in the city against CAA

No West Bengal Tableau At This Year's R-Day Parade As Centre Rejects State Govt's Themes

No West Bengal Tableau At This Year's R-Day Parade As Centre Rejects State Govt's Themes

Jan 02, 2020

For this year’s tableau, the West Bengal government had submitted three ideas -- Kanyashree, Sabooj Sathi and Jal Dharo Jal Bharo.

'Unconstitutional...Surprised': Miffed With Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Governor Shoots Two Letters

'Unconstitutional...Surprised': Miffed With Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Governor Shoots Two Letters

Dec 21, 2019

'I earnestly appeal to you to seriously ponder over the situation and withdraw the statement so that our democratic fabric is no longer dented,' West Bengal Governor wrote to Mamata Banerjee.

Hush Excellency

Hush Excellency

Dec 11, 2019

Tussle Between Bengal Governor And Mamata Banerjee Govt Touches New Flashpoint

Tussle Between Bengal Governor And Mamata Banerjee Govt Touches New Flashpoint

Dec 05, 2019

The rift began in September when the Governor rushed to Jadavpur University to ‘rescue’ BJP's Babul Supriyo.

Exclusion, Their Turn

Exclusion, Their Turn

Dec 04, 2019

NRC scare sinks the BJP in three bypolls; Congress-Left do poorly too

West Bengal: If Bypoll Results Are Any Indication, It Won't Be Easy Road To Power For BJP In State

West Bengal: If Bypoll Results Are Any Indication, It Won't Be Easy Road To Power For BJP In State

Nov 28, 2019

The TMC victory in the three politically significant constituencies could be an indication of the way the wind is blowing in the state.

OPINION | The Death Of Student Power And How Governments Played Their Part

OPINION | The Death Of Student Power And How Governments Played Their Part

Nov 28, 2019

The rise and fall of student rebellion is strongly linked to politics, writes senior journalist Rajat Roy. While the Congress government brutally suppressed the Naxalite movement, students politics in Bengal got a boost during the Left regime only to trickle out

24 Hours In Life Of Mohammed Sayeed: Always On Track With Calcutta's Splendour

24 Hours In Life Of Mohammed Sayeed: Always On Track With Calcutta's Splendour

Nov 21, 2019

Mohammed Sayeed is a tram driver in the City of Joy. Trams, once the city's pride, are losing their significance as they are being steadily phased out

24 Hours In Life Of Ishwar Bari: A Gentle River Breeze, Mustard Oil and Some Old-Styled Body Massage

24 Hours In Life Of Ishwar Bari: A Gentle River Breeze, Mustard Oil and Some Old-Styled Body Massage

Nov 21, 2019

Men like Ishwar Bari were patronised by the babus of North Calcutta and the trading community wanting to relax their body and mind. A traditional masseur, experts like Bari are a vanishing tribe

Preventive Measures Not Enough As Dengue Leaves Bengal Reeling

Preventive Measures Not Enough As Dengue Leaves Bengal Reeling

Nov 20, 2019

Alarmingly, newer symptoms of dengue are emerging. West Bengal's disease profile map shows dengue's intensity in north and south Bengal

National Population Registration Process Creates Panic, Deaths In Bengal, Is It Really Harmless?

National Population Registration Process Creates Panic, Deaths In Bengal, Is It Really Harmless?

Nov 13, 2019

Bengal's NPR is being seen in the same light as Assam's National Register of Citizens that made 19 lakh people 'illegal residents'. Millions in Bengal contemplate their fate.

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