Abantika Ghosh


Simply put: Vaccination net grows, two new, another widens
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

ABANTIKA GHOSH explains how measles-rubella, pneumococcal conjugate and rotavirus vaccines will boost the Universal Immunisation Programme.

Government to set up panel to rethink Haj subsidy
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

In 2012, the Supreme Court directed the government to phase out Haj subsidy in 10 years.

Note ban helped farmers avoid fizul karchi: BJP Kisan Morcha
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Virendra Singh said that the biggest benefit of demonetisation was that it brought back among farmers the virtues of thrift, while loan waivers only encouraged freeloading

NITI Aayog gets brickbats at RSS outfit meet
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

The immediate reason behind calling for the evaluation of the Aayog was the SJM’s disapproval of its decision to approve genetically modified crops

Measles-rubella vaccine to roll out in February
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Commonly known as German Measles, congenital rubella infection is believed to affect approximately 25,000 children born in India every year.

Demonetisation: Poor have accepted decision, we don’t see them as vote bank, says PM Modi
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

PM Modi also warned party activists against exerting pressure on the leadership for tickets for their family members.

Note ban step to equitable society: BJP resolution
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

The national executive asked party workers to take to the people the message of digital economy, transparent governance, decisive leadership and dialogue with the common man.

PM Modi plays poverty card, says cash fuels corruption
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

Modi also warned party activists against putting pressure on the leadership for tickets for their family members.

LoC strikes, note ban changed the way world looks at India, says Amit Shah
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

Amit Shah said that no country had ever taken a decision to demonetise 86 per cent of its currency notes in circulation.

TMC fomenting communal tension in Bengal, says BJP
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

Expressing sympathy for victims of communal and political violence, the national executive warned it would “intensify” democratic protests in Bengal and Kerala.

Trinamool takes protest to PMO, with help of recces, decoys
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

To avoid a repeat of Wednesday — when the Delhi Police knew about the protest in advance and scuttled their plans — the TMC ensured strict secrecy for Thursday.

BJP meet begins today: Focus on demonetisation, surgical strikes
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Demonetisation is likely to be the primary theme of the economic resolution. It will laud the decision as a bold one and thank the government for cracking down on black money and corruption as per the poll promise.

Derek O’Brien: Chit funds in Bengal go back to 1990s. Where was TMC then?
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

We are protesting in Delhi because this is all about politics in Delhi and the nation.

Kiranmay Nanda: Mulayam should back candidates chosen by CM Akhilesh Yadav
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

Mulayam went to the EC Monday accompanied by Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh. Singh came out and said he was a “Mulayamwadi and not a Samajwadi.”

Face of TMC’s demonetisation protests is CBI’s biggest catch yet
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

A veteran of many elections, a former Congressman who left to join Mamata’s fledgling outfit in 1998, Bandopadhyay is among the oldest hands in the party.

From Muzaffarnagar to Delhi, talk of revenge and illegitimate children
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

When political parties have turned to religion and religious figures ahead of elections

Rose Valley: Murky scheme, high-profile arrests
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

Sudip Bandyopadhyay’s arrest is a flashpoint in the already hostile relations between the Trinamool Congress and BJP. What is the case against him and his party colleague Tapas Pal?

Rajya Sabha: A resignation and 4 upcoming retirements leave TMC with slots to fill
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Chakraborty has sent his resignation to Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari. It is yet to be accepted.

President Pranab Mukherjee OKs enemy property ordinance, but raises questions
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

The government took over the properties of those who took Pakistani and Chinese nationalities under the law following the three wars.

Health insurance collections jump over a fifth in a year
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

In 2015-16, health insurance companies collected Rs 24,448 crore in premium according to figures compiled by IRDAI — 21.7 per cent higher than the year before.

Three parents, 1 baby — how does that work, in theory and practice?
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

The UK has become the first country to allow – under strict conditions – 3-parent babies. Indian Express looks at the science and technique of a baby with one father and two mothers.

5 Questions: ‘People of India leader of this opposition, Didi holds the flag’
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

Arpita Ghosh, Trinamool Congress, Lok Sabha, speaks to Abantika Ghosh

PM Narendra Modi sits through Hamid Ansari critique, interacts only with BJP MPs
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

The prime minister acknowledged the greetings of his party MPs as he walked in to occupy a seat beside Leader of the House and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

5 Questions: Advaniji told me Atalji would’ve been sad, says Idris Ali
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Idris Ali, Trinamool, LS, tells The Indian Express what he and Advani discussed.

Demonetisation: Whips issued, BJP, Congress get set for debate in Parliament
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Demonetisation: The latest sticking point is who will speak first, with the government insisting that the debate will be initiated by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, an idea the opposition parties are not comfortable with.

Logic and strategy of disruption: Behind the persistent noise in Parliament, a fair bit of nous
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Disruptive agitation is indeed a legitimate mode of protest.

Hamid Ansari pulls up treasury benches for disrupting Rajya Sabha
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

BJP members from the back benches assembled on the steps and started to protest.

Foolish move, PM Modi running from one narrative to another: Rahul Gandhi
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

He referred to PayTM — the payment gateway has seen a huge growth in numbers since the November 8 announcement — as “Pay to Modi”.

If terror funding hit, how did Nagrota happen: MPs to panel
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

The attack on November 29 left seven Army personnel dead and 16 injured.

Three working days to go, Opposition shows urgency about starting debate
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Meanwhile, the protests continue; Opposition to observe ‘black day’ today.

Opposition hints at letting House resume tomorrow
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Protests to continue Tuesday, ‘fresh look’ at strategy Wednesday.

Demonetisation: How MPs are facing the cash crunch
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

“There is a cash crunch. But because of a certain degree of credibility, people are giving us things on credit," said Sitaram Yechury.

Parliament: Middle ground still elusive, govt appeals for sake of bills
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Question of voting remains in the way; Opposition explores alternatives to demand for apology by PM

How and why Delhi High Court revoked ban on 344 popular drugs
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Combination drugs or fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs are those with two or more active pharmaceutical ingredients combined in a fixed dose to form a single drug.

PM Modi in, Rajya Sabha fails to debate
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Opposition continues to demand apology, disrupts proceedings yet again.

Amid hunt for middle ground in Lok Sabha, Opposition complains to President Pranab Mukherjee
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

In a meeting with Sumitra Mahajan, Congress and Trinamool leaders reiterated their stand that there could only be discussion followed by voting.