Aishik Chanda

Hindutva flags rising in Bengal's Naxal womb Naxalbari

From being the womb of extreme Left politics, the region bordering Nepal is now slowly making way for Hindutva politics, which is worrying the present-day Naxals.

13 hours ago

On 50th anniversary of Naxalbari, survivors say revolution has gone off the rails

Mujibur Rahman is one of the handful of surviving revolutionaries who took part in the Naxalbari struggle on 25th May 50 years ago.

15 hours ago

Kolkata scribes take out silent rally protesting against police assault during Left Front’s march

On Monday, journalists covering the event were beaten up and some of their cameras smashed during lathi-charge on the protesters on Mayo road in central Kolkata.

23 May 2017

5 CPM MLAs held; 2 leaders, cadres hurt as cops stop march to West Bengal Secretariat

The protesters violently clashed with Kolkata police personnel in at least five different parts of the city.

22 May 2017

Parents weigh utility in Mamata’s Bangla compulsory move

The Centre-state showdown took a linguistic turn when the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal made Bengali compulsory for students of all boards and mediums till Class X.

21 May 2017

Kolkata’s ‘fatwa Imam’ Barkati sacked

Controversial cleric Barkati was sacked by the trustee board of the mosque on Wednesday for threatening to wage Jihad against India.

18 May 2017

TMC breaks into opposition bastions; wins 4 of 7 Bengal civic bodies

All India Trinamool Congress is leading in all seven municipal corporations where civic polls were held in West Bengal.

17 May 2017

West Bengal govt makes Bengali mandatory till Class 10 in all schools

The decision was not welcomed in the hills of the north, where Mamata’s rival Gorkha Janmukti Morcha termed the move as linguistic hegemony.

16 May 2017

Mamata Banerjee to discuss Presidential candidate with Sonia on Tuesday

The meeting between Mamata and Sonia gains significance due to Mamata’s attempts to form a regional coalition, that includes RJD, JU (U) and BJD, to halt the BJP blitzkrieg in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

16 May 2017

Violence, 74 percent turnout define West Bengal civic polls

Violence in three municipalities of the plains and an average turnout in four municipalities of the hills defined the Bengal civic polls.

14 May 2017

Alliance with TMC was the biggest mistake, says Mamata's former aide Harka Bahadur Chhetri

The former Kalimpong MLA in an exclusive interview with TNIE said that the hill leaders of TMC did not follow Mamata Banerjee’s command in letter and spirit, and worked against Jan Andolan Party.

14 May 2017

TMC wages big battle for little town in the hills

Despite having only nine wards and 2,000 voters, the municipality of Mirik has become ground zero of the current civic poll battle in Darjeeling.

13 May 2017

Darjeeling not excited, rather irritated by civic polls

Vehicle owners claim that police officials taking their vehicles on hire for election duty do not pay them on time.

12 May 2017

TMC throws weight behind minorities in civic polls

the ruling party in the State is banking on ethnic and social divisions to increase their presence in the upcoming municipal elections in four towns of the Bengal hills.

12 May 2017

Youth calling the shots in West Bengal civic polls

The hills of Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts, which have traditionally been a Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) stronghold, have not witnessed a local election in the past five years.

11 May 2017

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