Aniruddha Ghosal



Aniruddha Ghosal is a principal correspondent with the Indian Express. He writes on politics, environment and security. He is an alumnus of the University of Sussex.

No new taxes: Amit Mitra looks to excise, vehicles for revenue generation in West Bengal
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Simplifying taxation laws, reducing administrative costs on cards

Target 22 lakh jobs: Kolkata govt set to boost MSME
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Kolkata government is also preparing a strategy for the sector, aiming at promoting various products — particularly engineering and textiles.

Narada Sting: SIT raids Kolkata hotels where Samuel stayed
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

The SIT approached the travel agent whose services Samuels had used for his travels.

AIR to re-launch radio channel for Bangladesh, plans joint content
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

The channel will now be relaunched on June 28 in Kolkata in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Cruise service likely through Indian and Bangladeshi forests: Mamata Banerjee
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

We are charting plans to better utilise the tourism potential of the state. At the same time, we intend to highlight new areas of tourist interest and create a traveler-friendly ambience, says Tourism Minister Gautam Deb

West Bengal: 110 years later, CID to get canine squad
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Initially, the Kolkata unit of the CID would get a dog squad

Teesta water agreement: Hasina set to visit India later this year, meet Mamata Banerjee
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

On Monday, Bangladesh High Commissioner in India, Syed Muazzem Ali, conveyed Hasina’s decision to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

‘Mamata’s pro-GST stance will make her a major player in national politics’
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

The Left and the Congress in the state are far less convinced of Mamata’s attempt to put Bengal on the national map.

39 Indians missing in Iraq: ‘Don’t keep us in the dark any longer… tell us the truth, whatever it is’
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

From Punjab to Himachal Pradesh to West Bengal, families of men gone missing in Iraq talk to The Indian Express about two years of uncertainty.

Organ donation: West Bengal govt mulls policy that puts onus on doctors
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Competent board must declare patients ‘brain dead’ first

Visva-Bharati row: Appointment of V-C to be finalised soon, says HRD Ministry
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Among the applications received by the ministry is that of present pro-Vice Chancellor Swapan Kumar Dutta, who took over the reigns of the university on January 31.

Delhi kidney racket Kingpin’s aide reveals what gang looked for: desperate donors with costly medical bills
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

According to police sources, Kar, 55, not only looked for ‘donors’ among poor families, but he focused particularly on those burdened by medical loans, with hospitals emerging as the racket’s hunting ground

With police on tail, kidney ‘kingpin’ had three-day party
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

As police led Rao away, the guests continued to eat, initially suspecting nothing. One said that they first thought Rao would be back soon.

Kidney racket ‘kingpin’ in remand: Police recover guest list with names of doctors, suspects
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Rao, 39, was arrested from Rajarhat in North-24 Parganas Tuesday evening, in a joint operation by Delhi Police and Kolkata Police.

Inter-state kidney racket: Police chase kingpin across four states, arrest him in West Bengal
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Rao, 39, allegedly ran a kidney racket that spanned several states and neighbouring nations, and involved a vast network of middlemen, organ donors and recipients.

It’s time to put words into action: Mamata Banerjee to industry captains
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Her comment comes after business and chamber leaders showered praises on Mamata for her thumping victory in the last Assembly elections.

Tripura: Ex-CM, 6 Cong MLAs to join TMC in July
Sun, Jun 05, 2016

Former Tripura chief minister Samir Ranjan Barman along with six rebel Congress MLAs defected to Trinamool Congress saying how can the party fight the left in Tripura if they are in alliance in another state.

Kolkata: Hawker eviction drive turns ugly, bombs hurled
Sun, Jun 05, 2016

It started as a routine hawker eviction drive by the Government Railway Police (GRP) at Baruipur railway station in South-24 Parganas — barely 25 km from the heart of Kolkata.

Shunted by EC and reinstated in TMC-II, plum postings await Mamata Banerjee’s select four
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

On Tuesday, 1985-IPS officer Surajit Kar Purkayastha took charge as the new Director General of Police in West Bengal following retirement of G M P Reddy

Mamata eyes Tripura; Left govt red-faced over WB alliance
Tue, May 31, 2016

While the BJP is looking towards Manipur after successfully pulling of a victory in Assam, Banerjee hopes that with a win in Tripura she will also be able to expand her party's base in the region.

No law and order issue, Opposition trying to instigate violence: Partha Chatterjee
Tue, May 31, 2016

Sources said the report of an internal survey conducted by Trinamool has revealed that the “partisan behavior of the EC and some of its officials” had led to a dip in the party’s voting percentage in Kolkata and some areas around it.

Amid post-poll violence in Bengal, TMC team ‘escorts’ CPM workers to office
Fri, May 27, 2016

The move comes while the Trinamool Congress has been under constant fire for allegedly 'encouraging' their party cadre to attack opposition party workers, offices and their residence.

Post-poll violence: Mukul loyalist ‘escorts’ CPM workers to their party office
Fri, May 27, 2016

Mamata’s response was prompt. Sources said she instructed MPs Mukul Roy and Suvendu Adhikari to take immediate action in the matter.

Cooch Behar: Were attacked for backing Left, say ‘new Indians’
Thu, May 26, 2016

Asked for central paramilitary forces

Infighting cost 10-12 seats: Didi ‘dissects’ results, TMC
Thu, May 26, 2016

Mamata constitutes committee to review poll results in Malda, Nadia

10-year-old raped in Malda, family warned of ‘repeat performance’ if they complain
Wed, May 25, 2016

SP Syad Waqar Raza said they will would arrest the accused soon and inquiry is on.

Nanoor clash in West Bengal: ‘TMC worker’s life could have been saved’
Wed, May 25, 2016

Khokon Sheikh took a bullet in the thigh Monday morning at Singhee village of the Nanoor Assembly constituency, which has in the past been the epicentre of an ongoing feud between two TMC groups.

West Bengal post-poll violence: Mamata ropes in Mukul, Suvendu to ‘control cadre’
Wed, May 25, 2016

Mamata Banerjee’s move follows reports of Trinamool workers allegedly attacking Opposition cadres in a number of instances.

Left Front divided on reasons behind debacle
Sun, May 22, 2016

Bhattacharya’s comments came after a large section of the Bengal CPM came under attack from various quarters over the decision to form an alliance with Congress.

CPM divided on Bengal poll debacle
Sun, May 22, 2016

An article in Ganashakti reiterated the stance of CPM state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra, alleging that the “unofficial understanding” between the BJP and Trinamool Congress was responsible for their defeat.

Rajeev Kumar reinstated as Kolkata Police chief after Mamata’s return
Sun, May 22, 2016

The EC had removed Kumar from the post of city police commissioner after the first phase of polls and had directed that the then ADG (CID) Soumen Mitra to replace him.

With Mukul, Derek and Abhishek by side, Mamata looks towards the future
Fri, May 20, 2016

Mamata — in the last few weeks — has been carefully planning the political direction that her party will take, said sources. Cabinet ministers and party leaders could not meet her weeks before the results.

‘This isn’t any victory, this is vindication’: TMC supporters
Fri, May 20, 2016

The sudden downpour failed to wash away the sea of green, as they smothered each other with the celebratory green gulaal.

On historic high, Mamata Banerjee recalls ‘historic low’ of Opposition ‘lies’
Fri, May 20, 2016

Mamata accused the opposition of spinning a "web of lies" to grab power, said that political discourse in Bengal had struck a "historic low"

West Bengal polls: Behind Didi’s silence, 2 months of ‘most bitter’ campaign – Trinamool
Thu, May 19, 2016

Now, when all expected Mamata to comment on the exit poll results, she has stayed resolutely silent and once again disappeared from the public eye.

West Bengal elections: Two contenders for deputy CM — if Left-Congress wins
Wed, May 18, 2016

Sources close to state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and former chief Manas Bhunia maintain their leaders should be considered for the post if the Left-Congress jot comes to power.