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Dola Mitra

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

Dec 21, 2018 Dola Mitra

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.

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

Sep 14, 2018 Dola Mitra

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.


Majerhat Flyover Collapse: Why Kolkata Bridges Keep Falling

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

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

Jul 26, 2018 Dola Mitra

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”.


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

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


16 May, 2018

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

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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.





28 March, 2018

Yes, Hindus And Muslims Are Fighting In West Bengal, But Only Political Parties Of The State Are to Blame

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In West Bengal, which had pretensions of being one of India’s most “secular” states, disruption of the harmonious coexistence of faiths has been the exception rather than the rule.


19 March, 2018

When The Mega Rally Of Annual Himalayan Drive Passed Through Darjeeling’s Politically Disturbed Terrain

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A semblance of peace has returned to Darjeeling but the tension still lurks.


26 January, 2018

Surpiya Choudhury Leaves Behind Her Immortal Dialogue 'I Wanted To Live…I Wanted To Live'

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For those who knew “Benudi” as she was called by her close friends and family, she was a brave and loving woman who had had a difficult life.


22 January, 2018

Is Mamata Making Attempts To Help State Claw Back On To The Industrial Map?

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The Bengal Global Business Summit 2018 and the inauguration of the Jindal cement plant in Salboni are indications that industrialists have got the message


22 January, 2018

When CPI(M) Vetoed Tie-Up With Congress, It Was Clear Defeat For Party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury

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Unconfirmed reports said Yechury has expressed the desire to resign from the post of general secretary


11 January, 2018

When Told About Cutlery Thieves On Flight Back, Livid Mamata Ordered To Purge 'Such Disreputable Elements' From Travel List

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“Right there, right then” on flight she told bureaucrats to ensure there is better screening next time so that “such elements” are not allowed to travel with her


09 January, 2018

Senior Journalists Accompanying Mamata To London Steal Silver Cutlery During Official Dinner Meet, Fined £50

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They were all senior editors, handpicked by their organizations to accompany the CM on this very important tour.


11 October, 2017

Not Lavish Lifestyle, But Love, Sex And 'Dhokha' Behind Ritabrata Banerjee’s Expulsion From CPI(M)

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Women had complained that he had been leading them on with promises of marriage and then dumping them to move onto the next relationship.


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A tractor at work at the construction site of the Central Vista project, in New Delhi.

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Congress General Secretary and AICC in-charge of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Priyanka Gandhi speaks during 'Pratigya rally', ahead of UP Assembly elections 2022, in Moradabad.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin visits the flood affected areas, in Thoothukudi.

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Doctors release a health advisory during an awareness campaign against air pollution to mark National Pollution Control Day, in Kolkata.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA Bhai Virendra and BJP MLA Sanjay Saravgi go for compromise in the presence of Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Deputy CM Tarkishor Prasad following a verbal spat between...

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