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.

Mamata Banerjee hands 30 letters to PM Modi at Delhi meeting
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express, Banerjee said, 'The Centre-state relationship is a mutual, reciprocal one, based on cooperation.'

Kolkata teen death: Most present at spot deleted messages, social media posts
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Cops grill security guards, seize CCTV footage from club youngsters visited.

JU suspends prof’s son accused of sex abuse, forms panel to probe allegations
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

The move came after the Arts Faculty Student's Union (AFSU) held a general body meeting on the issue and came up with three demands with which they met Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das.

13 Jadavpur University students allege sexual harassment
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

They have alleged that they were sexually harassed by the son of a JU professor.

Class XII student in Kolkata found dead, police suspects love angle
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

The police are also probing whether it was an accident, as the victim’s friends have claimed, or a murder, as his mother asserted.

Jadavpur University: After girl alleges molestation on social media, 12 others say they too were harassed
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

The complainant said that she had first lodged a complaint against the accused in August 2015, alleging that she faced unwanted sexual advances through lewd text messages, online messages and physical molestation.

Placed last in alphabetical order, West Bengal wants ‘West’ dropped
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Prior to that, the previous Left Front government led by Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, had also raised the issue.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee arrives in Delhi on Monday
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata was likely to meet the Prime Minister either on July 26 or July 27, when she would again raise several issues pertaining to Bengal.

Truth being suppressed, how can no one see anything: murdered boy’s Mother
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Aabesh’s last words to his grandmother were that he was going to a friends birthday party and would returning by late evening. But by late evening, she learnt from a friend of Aabesh that he was in the ICU.

Amid conflicting statements, no CCTV footage, cops look for fingerprints on ‘murder weapon’
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

The apartment complex, with 180 flats across three blocks, has 48 CCTV cameras. But the camera, installed at the spot where the attack allegedly took place, was reportedly pointing in the other direction.

Boy found bleeding in garage, was not known to us: Author Amit Chaudhuri
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Police registered a case of murder against unknown assailants in the death of Aabesh Dasgupta (17), who was stabbed allegedly with a broken bottle. Aabesh, a Class XII student, had attended the birthday party of his classmate, the daughter of noted author Amit Chaudhuri in Ballygunge on Satuday, police said. While the police initially suspected […]

Kolkata murder: ‘Boy found bleeding in garage, not known to family’
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Aabesh, a Class XII student, was found bleeding after attending the birthday party of noted author Amit Chaudhuri’s daughter in Ballygunge on Saturday.

Boy stabbed to death at author Amit Chaudhuri’s house party in Kolkata
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Police described the attack as “brutal”, with one officer saying that the victim suffered “multiple injuries to his chest and the back, which were consistent with multiple stabbings”.

Two rock pythons artificially incubated at Kolkata zoo
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

The method to artificially incubate and successfully raise hatchlings from abandoned or unattended eggs was first developed in India in 2008

A phone call later, Bengal ‘syndicates’ feel the heat
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

The arrest of a TMC councillor, allegedly for extortion, is a major blow to a building material cartel that has thrived in the state since the mid 90s.

After Didi, Sheikh Hasina chat, TMC man Anindya Chattopadhyay lands in jail
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Anindya Chattopadhyay, the councillor of ward No. 41, Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a syndicate business and an extortion racket in the area.

Mosiruddin recruiting youths for IS from J&K, Delhi: Cops
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Till now, the police believed that Mosiruddin’s movements were only restricted to West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.

Burdwan: A ‘rosy’ solution for open defecation problem
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

Each person found defecating in the open was handed a rose and requested to cover the waste material with dirt or ashes.

Jumbo diplomacy: Fenced out by Nepal, elephants present Bengal with a headache
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

The fence was set up about a year ago by the Nepal government in collaboration with international agencies, seeking to protect agricultural fields from elephants.

Coming up: ‘Solitary dossiers’ to keep track of rogue tuskers in Bengal, 2 elephant rescue centres
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

Trenches and electric wires on Odisha border trap elephants in Bengal.

Forest dept shoots down ‘rogue’ tusker, says had no other option
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

“Authorised hunters” pumped in 12 bullets into the fully grown elephant bringing it down near the Beliatore forests of Bankura district.

Mamata Banerjee, PM Modi to talk security concerns in West Bengal
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

This comes amid the Union Home Ministry issuing a red alert and warning of possible attacks in West Bengal.

‘Centre slashing funds’: Firhad Hakim puts figure to CM’s claim
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

Says Mamata govt funding more to municipal bodies run by opposition

US under secy talks investment with Mamata Banerjee, invites her
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

This was the first meeting — held at state secretariat Nabanna — between US government officials and Mamata since she took over as CM in her second term.

Trinamool opens office in Agartala, Mukul Roy says CPM will soon be extinct
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

Roy claimed that CPM has lost the “status” of a national party and would soon become “extinct” under the leadership of Sitaram Yechuri.

Mukul Roy to launch TMC’s ‘Mission Tripura’ today
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Roy, set to be the party’s face in the state, is scheduled to inaugurate TMC’s new office in the state capital, and is likely to host the Iftar there.

In a first, Bengal to host Hul Utsav at Junglemahal
Wed, Jun 29, 2016

The three-day festival, slated to begin June 30, will be the first such state-level programme organised in the formerly Maoist-dominated Junglemahal.

Tax-free budget by TMC: Rise in allocation but no new sops for minorities
Wed, Jun 29, 2016

This was an increase of 18 per cent from the 2015 and 30 per cent from the 2014 budgets.

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.