Pranab Mondal

Kolkata diary

After remaining closed for over six months, the Belur Math will be open for devotees and visitors from February 10.

16 hours ago

Deeply hurt by personal attacks, had to quit cabinet: Trinamool Congress' Rajib Banerjee

Banerjee said that he was 'deeply hurt' by the personal attacks aimed at him for airing grievances against a section of party leaders.

23 Jan 2021

Poll panel tells Bengal cops to shore up law and order

Assembly elections in the state are expected to take place in April. It is learnt that of the 50,000 pending arrests, nearly 12,000 were made in the last four days.

22 Jan 2021

TMC cries foul after Cleric floats party

Muslims constitute about 31 per cent of voters in West Bengal and are seen as a vote bank of CM Mamata Banerjee.

22 Jan 2021

BJP to scan TMC defectors before induction in West Bengal

A section of BJP leaders said the mass inclusion in the party will send out a wrong message to the party’s anti-TMC vote-bank.

17 Jan 2021

Kolkata diary

Metro railway passengers in the city will not need an e-pass to avail the public transport mode from Monday.

15 Jan 2021

Amit Shah likely to address Matuas to quell discontent ahead of West Bengal polls

The Matuas have been insisting that Shah visit their headquarters and let them know by when their demands for citizenship can be met.

06 Jan 2021

Bengal headmaster's tailoring training programme becomes ray of hope for educated jobless women

A school headmaster in South 24-Parganas brings over a dozen women together and trains them in tailoring, encouraging them to create their own brands, writes Pranab Mondal

27 Dec 2020

Kolkata diary

The bureau of civil aviation security had recently informed the airports and the airlines that web check-in, although preferable, was not mandatory, said an official of Kolkata airport.

22 Dec 2020

Defection game peaks, TMC MLA Jitendra Tiwari flips later

Wannabe defected Jitendra Tiwari said he wanted to “come back home”, adding: “I took the decision (leave the party) out of my pain.

19 Dec 2020

Could declare all polling booths as sensitive: Election Commission on West Bengal Assembly elections

Sources close to the CEO in Bengal said Sudeep Jain will be interacting with government officials over the next two days.

18 Dec 2020

TMC strongman Suvendu Adhikari quits as MLA, to meet BJP brass

A number of disgruntled district-level functionaries and elected representatives of the ruling party have started expressing their dissent.

17 Dec 2020

Kolkata diary

Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira will hold its annual convocation on the Belur campus on December 12 maintaining all health and safety protocols.

11 Dec 2020

Kolkata diary

The state government will celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose through various programs throughout the year.

30 Nov 2020

Mission Bengal: BJP to follow UP model to make inroads in Didi's backyard

In his recent visit to Bengal, Shah had instructed with state functionaries to strengthen the party’s organisational set up at the booth level.

24 Nov 2020