Aishik Chanda

Four Trinamool Congress members killed in 36 hours across West Bengal

Preliminary investigation into the Jaynagar incident has revealed that the attack might be a result of old political rivalries between two Trinamool Congress factions.

15 Dec 2018

Kolkata Diary

The move came after KMC locked horns with KMDA and PWD over repair of several stretches of roads that required immediate attention.

13 Dec 2018

BJP turns its raths away from Bengal for now

The rath meant for the Cooch Behar leg of the rath yatra has been sent back to Bihar's Kishanganj, while the one for the Gangasagar leg has been halted near Ghatsila in Jharkhand.

10 Dec 2018

TMC purifies BJP's rath yatra ground in Coochbehar after failed meet

BJP President Amit Shah was supposed to address party workers at the ground and flag off the rathyatra on Friday.

09 Dec 2018

HC raps West Bengal government, directs top officials to decide on BJP rath yatra by December 14

The court disposed of an appeal by the BJP against a single bench order of Thursday that refused permission for its rath yatra and directed the state to hold the meeting by Wednesday.

07 Dec 2018

Calcutta High Court denies permission to BJP president Amit Shah's rath yatra in Bengal

Kishore Dutta told the court that the Coochbehar superintendent of police refused permission for the BJP president's rath yatra from Friday.

06 Dec 2018

Kolkata Diary

A woman has approached the Calcutta High Court seeking the release of her lesbian partner, who she claimed was being detained by her parents in their residence.

30 Nov 2018

Very High-Frequency radio chatter in suspected Pashto language sends Kolkata police in tizzy

Though the issue was not given much importance in the beginning, the authorities became alert after the number of radio communications increased over the past few days. 

28 Nov 2018

Train runs over bridge for two km without engine in Bengal

The train was running at over 60 kmph during the detachment and seeing a lone speeding engine caused panic among local residents and they alerted the train driver.

24 Nov 2018

Centre-West Bengal clash over 'imposed' East-West Corridor metro rakes

The state government came to know about the Centre's proposal at a recent meeting held in Delhi and have decided to write to the railway ministry opposing the proposal, sources revealed.

24 Nov 2018

Middlemen vanish from patua painters’ lives, thanks to social media

Social media has redefined the way in which Muslim patuas, or scroll painters, of West Bengal, go about doing their business now.

22 Nov 2018

Chandrababu Naidu calls on Mamata Banerjee, chalks out next Opposition move

Mr Naidu is trying to build an anti-BJP alliance of regional parties along with the Congress for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

20 Nov 2018

Eye on 2019 Lok Sabha elections, parties woo ethnic groups in Bengal

With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, political parties in West Bengal are using all their cards to woo key ethnic groups in a never-before-seen social engineering to secure Lok Sabha seats. 

18 Nov 2018

Kolkata diary

The fire then moved down to the 9th and 8th floor of the building.

18 Nov 2018

Seven tribals from Bengal village die in 15 days

On Monday, villagers wrote to the Lalgarh Block Development Officer (BDO) about the deaths and sought financial and medical aid to prevent further casualties.

14 Nov 2018