Pronab Mondal

Mamata Banerjee government caught on wrong foot in denial of post-poll violence: HC

The five-judge bench castigated the government for its failure to create an atmosphere of trust to rehabilitate people displaced by the violence.

03 Jul 2021

Why this West Bengal BJP MLA can't afford protection of central forces

Chandana, the wife of a daily wage earner, found it impossible to offer the four central force jawans, who were sent for her security, daily meals or make arrangements for accommodation for them.

26 May 2021

EC bans rallies from 7pm to 10am in Bengal as COVID-19 wrecks havoc

In the all-party meeting called by the Election Commission on Friday, there were no takers for the TMC’s suggestion to club the remaining phases of the polls.

17 Apr 2021

Five killed, four in CISF firing, on bloody Bengal poll day

In a preliminary report, the police said Central Industrial Security Force personnel opened fire after a group of 200-odd villagers allegedly attacked them and tried to snatch their weapons.

11 Apr 2021

MPs, defectors and actors among candidates: BJP deploys heavy artillery in south Bengal

While Union minister and Asansol MP Babul Supriyo will contest from Tollygunge in Kolkata, Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta will enter the fray from Tarakeshwar.

15 Mar 2021

CBI notice to TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee's sister-in-law in coal pilferage case

Earlier in the day, the CBI issued a notice to Banerjee's wife Rujira, asking her to join the probe in the case.

21 Feb 2021

PM Modi to visit West Bengal on Feb 22, to address rally in Hooghly’s Chinsurah

The saffron camp’s state functionaries have decided to find a venue on the bank of the Hooghly, as the district’s factories are located along the riverside and most of them are closed.

14 Feb 2021

Abhishek Banerjee exposes letter accusing Suvendu Adhikari of extorting Rs 6 cr from chit fund agency

Brandishing the two-page letter, the Diamond Harbour MP threw a challenge to Suvendu asking him to prove his allegation false.

24 Jan 2021

Battleground Bengal: War of words between TMC, BJP on BYJM activists's death; saffron party calls Bandh on Tuesday

Talking to reporters later, Vijayvargiya demanded President’s rule in the state, claiming law and order in the state has collapsed. 

08 Dec 2020

Decoding political killings in West Bengal

Police data studied by this newspaper showed that of the 47 political killings involving BJP and TMC workers since the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, 38 happened in south Bengal.

16 Nov 2020

Mukul Roy sulks, rubbishes BJP's West Bengal poll tally projection

The BJP at present has 15 MLAs in the Bengal House, including defectors. The Lok Sabha elections in 2019 threw up a surprise, as the party managed to wrest 18 seats.

25 Jul 2020

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh attacked, party alleges TMC role

The incident took place when Dilip Ghosh was heading towards a local market to meet local people as part of his regular 'Chai Pe Charcha', an outreach drive initiated by the Bengal’s saffron camp.

01 Jul 2020

Bengal village starves as ration cards mortgaged with money lenders

The poor labourers deposit their ration cards as guarantee for borrowing money to bear treatment expenditure or conduct weddings.

09 Apr 2020

Don’t panic, have faith in doctors: COVID-19 Kolkata survivor

When  Monami Biswas, a postgraduate management student at the University of Edinburgh, landed at the Mumbai airport from Scotland on March 16, she had a fever.

05 Apr 2020

War of words between West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankar

The tussle began shortly after Dhankar assumed office on July 30, 2019, and swung into action under his ‘constitutional authority’.

29 Dec 2019

Quota junked: Christmas fervour down at Kolkata’s Bow Barracks

In Bow Barrack, 70 families comprising 300-odd Anglo Indians are living here for generations.

15 Dec 2019

Bowbazar residents at wits' end after houses damaged by Kolkata metro tunnelling project

Many residents of the damaged buildings have assembled at Bowbazar, waiting for a nod from the police to enter their houses and pick up some more valuables before they cave in.

05 Sep 2019

Fifty buildings in Bowbazar damaged by Kolkata metro tunnelling work, 500 residents evacuated

The Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation accepted chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s proposal to give one-time compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families who have been evacuated.

05 Sep 2019

Government doctors defy Mamata ultimatum to end stir

The doctors began their cease-work agitation on Tuesday after two of their colleagues were assaulted by a patient’s relatives.

14 Jun 2019

Youth breaks Ramzan fast to save seven-year-old girl suffering from thalassemia

Osman Gani Sheikh did not think twice when he received a call from the girl’s father, a stranger to him, that he was in dire need of A-positive blood but could not find any donor.

02 Jun 2019

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