Kolkata diary

Justice Monoj Kumar Mukherjee, a former Supreme Court judge who carried out the inquiry into Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s mysterious disappearance, died in Kolkata on Saturday.

20 Apr 2021

Bengal polls 2021: Covid becomes focus of campaigning as cases continue to surge

Who cares more for the sufferers of Covid-19? This has become the latest bone of contention, as poll mercury continues to soar in West Bengal.

18 Apr 2021

Bengal polls: Long schedule, lack of fresh issues force parties to rekindle NRC debate

When the election battle is held over eight phases and four weeks, it becomes difficult for political parties to discover new issues on a daily basis.

17 Apr 2021

Covid shadow over Bengal polls, one candidate dead

Left first to say no to big rallies, to focus on social media campaign

16 Apr 2021

Bengal polls: NRC highlight of Didi’s campaign in remaining four phases

It comes in response to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s claim in Kalimpong on Tuesday that there was no plan to implement NRC as of now.

15 Apr 2021

Bengal polls: Fierce rivalry paves way for fresh campaigning tactics and trends 

Bengal has witnessed several high-voltage elections, but the style of campaigning has never been such noisy, ignoring the decibel restrictions prescribed by the pollution control board.

13 Apr 2021

Haunted by Trinamool's cut money culture, Bengal minorities forced to choose a lesser evil 

Victims of ‘cut money’ culture, north Bengal’s minority community still tilted towards Trinamool out of fear for CAA as BJP plays Hindu card.

12 Apr 2021

Bengal poll booth violence: Modi-Mamata exchange barbs over lives lost in CISF firing

PM terms incident fallout of TMC’s culture of hooliganism; CM alleges conspiracy, seeks Amit Shah’s resignation

11 Apr 2021

West Bengal Assembly elections: Tug of war to claim Dalit dividend

Sitting on a wooden chair in his small book store, Surojit Dey was looking at the BJP roadshow marching along the arterial road of Alipurduar.

10 Apr 2021

Bengal polls: Nadda’s ‘uproot Trinamool’ call amid NRC worries in districts adjoining Assam

In the 2019 general elections, BJP bagged seven Lok Sabha seats out of eight in north Bengal, forcing TMC to return empty handed.

09 Apr 2021

Kolkata diary

Classes at the institute are being held online but the teachers are visiting the campus.

08 Apr 2021

Bengal polls: Big fight for BJP in Trinamool’s bastion in phase three as election enters crucial stage

In the first, they had done well in 2019 Lok Saba elections. In the second, they have gained significantly in man power in recent times, notable being the inclusion of Suvenu Adhikari.

06 Apr 2021

Bengal polls: Mind games BJP’s new weapon against Didi as saffron party looks for momentum in remaining six phases

PM Modi said Mamata should accept defeat in Nandigram and that if she decides to contest from another seat, she would lose from there also.

04 Apr 2021

PM’s insult shield to counter Didi’s bribe barb

Mamata accuses BJP of paying public to attend rallies, Modi hits back saying allegation belittles voters of Bengal

04 Apr 2021

Don’t let BJP flex money muscle: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM urges voters to help TMC win big so that saffron party can’t indulge in horse trading afterwards

03 Apr 2021