Aishik Chanda

Vishwa Hindu Parishad to shun arms during Ram Navami in Bengal

At least three people were killed and scores injured in Ram Navami riots across south Bengal last year.

01 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha elections: At 70, BJP's Barasat candidate would cast vote for first time

Born in Khulna district of former East Pakistan, Debnath had to flee with his family to India in 1964 at the age of 13 and took shelter at Habra in North 24 Parganas district.

31 Mar 2019

Kolkata diary: Civic body recruits food inspectors, youths take Youtube help to steal bikes

Kolkata Municipal Corporation has hired 80 food inspectors to check the food and water quality at food outlets and restaurants in the city.

30 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha polls: Mamata challenges PM Modi to election debate

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday challenged Prime Minister  Narendra Modi to a debate before the Lok Sabha elections. 

28 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha elections: BJP fields independent candidate in Bengal as nominee set to be dropped by EC

West Bengal BJP is having to fend off Trinamool’s googlies on Bengal’s poll pitch, as the voting day draws near in the northern part of the state.

27 Mar 2019

People have turned against Trinamool this time: Dilip Ghosh

Being the sitting MLA from Kharagpur, I enjoy acceptance among the people of Medinipur.

26 Mar 2019

Row after Customs recover gold from Trinamool leader Abhishek Banerjee's wife at airport

Customs Department reportedly recovered 2 kg gold from Rujira’s bag at the Kolkata Airport on the way back from Bangkok with her sister Menka Gambhir on March 16.

25 Mar 2019

Didi makes false promises, Modi a chowkidar of the corrupt: Rahul at Bengal rally 

The Congress chief also accused both PM Modi and Mamata Banerjee of running their governments without consulting anyone, while ignoring people's voice.

24 Mar 2019

West Bengal: BJP prioritise both homegrown leaders and defectors from TMC and CPM in first list 

There were murmurs of discontent in the West Bengal BJP over the possibility that preference would be given to defectors from other parties in the candidate list for the state’s 42 Lok Sabha seats.

22 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Left ultimatum to Congress on seat-sharing deal in Bengal

West Bengal Left Front Committee chairman Biman Bose has given the Congress an ultimatum of 24 hours till 4.30 pm on Wednesday to reconsider its stance on the seat-sharing agreement.

20 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha polls: Congress sees red as Left dictates tie-up terms in West Bengal

State Congress president Somen Mitra declared that the party would field candidates from all the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state.

19 Mar 2019

Kolkata diary: After Mumbai bridge collapse, city FoBs to be checked by civic authorities

Many of the FoBs in the city are more than 35 years old and need immediate repairs and some, including the ones in Sealdah and Ultadanga, have been termed vulnerable.

18 Mar 2019

TMC to councillors: Ensure victory or forget nomination

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is personally keeping in touch with TMC district presidents and municipal chairmen to prevent horse-trading. 

17 Mar 2019

Huge cache of explosives recovered in West Bengal, intel agencies on alert

The seizure of two massive consignments of explosive materials within a span of six days in different parts of south Bengal have indicated at plans of largescale use of high-powered bombs.

16 Mar 2019

Namesake contestants create confusion in West Bengal’s Jhargram

Two namesakes locked in an electoral contest in West Bengal’s Jhargram has created a confusion not just among the voters but apparently in their parties, too.

15 Mar 2019