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.

As AAP questions ‘faulty’ EVMs, SEC says ‘come learn democracy’
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

The invitation was published by the Delhi government’s Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Services Department Thursday.

Current norms are not enough to enforce BS-VI standards, says EPCA
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Delhi has 971 PUC centres but the transport department has 28 inspectors and only one available for “ground inspection”.

MCD election results: With 4 wins, walled Delhi restores faith in Congress
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Of the seven wards, the Congress won four (Delhi Gate, Bazar Sita Ram, Jama Masjid and Daryaganj), while AAP won two (Ajmeri Gate and Ballimaran).

Eyes on Bengal prize, BJP plans Syama Prasad Mookerjee museum and archives in Kolkata
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Moves are afoot to compile and publish the works of Mookerjee within a year, and spread awareness of his Bengal connection which, sources said, will be crucial to the BJP strategy in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

No place called home: Fleeing Jammu, Rohingyas arrive in capital
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Rihan and his family arrived in the capital on Monday morning, as part of a group of 30 who fled Jammu after increasing persecution in the state over the past few months.

Defence Colony, Kotla Mubarakpur: 2 sides of same poll
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Complaining of the heat as they stood in a queue to cast their votes, many residents of Kotla Mubarakpur said their neighbours at Defence Colony suffered from a far simpler malady — apathy.

Oldest Delhi village gets water, but no one knows where it’s coming from
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Lado Sarai, a ward reserved for women, doesn’t have a BJP candidate. Instead the party is supporting BSP candidate Lata Soni, who has denied the charges of misinformation.

Civic polls more about black money, nationalism: BJP
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

As the rally drew to a close, chants of “Bharat Mata ki Jai” mingled with the roar of evening traffic and Bhojpuri music from the stage.

Behind Mamata Banerjee’s decision to visit China, need for investment, Centre’s nod key
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Sources said the both the Chinese government and the Communist Party of China have sent invitations.

West Bengal: In Trinamool win, BJP triples vote share at expense of Left
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

BJP snatched the second position from the CPI, which had been in alliance with the Congress last year.

Mamata Banerjee speaks to Sonia, meets Akhilesh, Naveen to find ‘common ground’
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

On Tuesday, the Congress chief dialled Banerjee and they spoke for almost twenty minutes, laying the ground for a possible alliance of non-BJP parties.

After Ram Navami, VHP backs Hanuman Jayanti: ‘Hanuman was forced to burn Lanka, don’t force us too’
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Same promises of Ram temple, ‘protecting Hinduism from Islam’, but this time in Bengali & in heart of Kolkata

West Bengal govt wants BJP ministers to pay for amenities during ‘political’ visits
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

The said amenities are usually provided to ministers coming on behalf of the government

Why focus just on Teesta? Didi moots plan with 3 other rivers
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

Her opposition kept the deal from coming through when then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Dhaka in 2011.

To circumvent SC order on liquor stores: Bengal govt may denotify more state highways
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

The ban on liquor shops within 500 metres of national and state highways had come at a time when the state was relying heavily on liquor sales.

No hilsa for Sheikh Hasina, Dhaka and Kolkata have to save the fish
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

Hasina’s gift of hilsa to Jyoti Basu in 1996 was only the beginning in what has since been referred to as hilsa diplomacy.

Worried by proposed changes in coastal norms, fishermen write to government
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

"The government’s plans, ranging from building thermal power plants to the Sagarmala project, will degrade the sea and the life within it."

Over 150 rallies on Ram Navami: Swords, saffron flags, chants of Jai Shri Ram in Bengal
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Many of the rallies were organised in districts that have a history of communal tension. The metropolis itself saw 22 such processions.

West Bengal: One-horned rhinos to be shifted to habitats near Gorumara, Patlakhawa
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

A team from the Centre had visited the places identified by the state Forest department and expressed their satisfaction.

To skirt Supreme Court’s liquor ban, some state highways give way
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Some govts denotify state highways, make them ‘urban roads’ to escape the 500-metre cap, a few others work around the issue. A look at measures on ground

Kolkata: At Park Street bar, mother of 2 month old ‘molested, beaten up’
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

The police said the four accused were in inebriated condition.

With six mega rallies, RSS to ‘support’ largest ever celebration of Ram Navami in Bengal
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The RSS has planned “six mega rallies” in the city and at least 175 more in other parts of the state, Sangh officials said.

In season of meat ban, Mamata Govt rolls out meat delivery vans
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The initiative has been started by WBLDCL’s popular brand ‘Haringhata Meat’, which also deals in non-conventional meat such as that of quail, duck, turkey and emu.

BJP sets sights on winning Tripura in ’18
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

While a separate state is the prime demand for IPFT, BJP maintained that Barman has a far more “adaptive” view regarding the situation.

Teesta water sharing issue: Mamata ‘unconvinced’, Centre says ‘will consult all’
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

West Bengal blames Centre for not taking steps to build reservoirs.

On the Migrant Express
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

At the start of the journey, many had looked around in wonder at the near empty train. Now, they sit stoic, squeezing in to accommodate more people. Isn’t this how trains for the poor always are, after all?

Bengal land agitation: Two more Red Star members held
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The police arrested Sankar Das, a CPI(ML) Red Star central committee member and Kaushal Debnath, who is the convener of the Bhangar Solidarity Committee.

Assembly elections in five states: CM Mamata Banerjee congratulates winners, tells losers not to lose heart
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Mamata had initially promised to support SP in UP and AAP in Punjab; but she withdrew.

TMC on Mamata’s ‘silence’ against Modi: It’s strategy
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

The Opposition, particularly the Congress and Left, have alleged this is yet another indication that Mamata secretly supports the rise of right-wing politics in the state.

Man arrested, blockade resumes in Bhangar
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

On Sunday, the police carried out a massive search operation in the village and allegedly harassed a number of residents.

Journey of a mother, an orphan who lost their kids to child racket
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

The Jalpaiguri Child Welfare Commission came to know about these cases when the new CWC took charge in August, 2015.

Jalpaiguri child trafficking: Officer awarded by Bengal govt among two arrested
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

Darjeeling child protection officer’s wife detained, likely to be arrested.

Jalpaiguri child trafficking: Father, daughter and the party
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

While one section of West Bengal BJP says Juhi Chowdhury is innocent, or at least gullible, others maintain the party should have been more “stringent” in its selection process.

Jalpaiguri child trafficking: Juhi Chowdhury hoped to get CARA officials on board to help Chandana Chakraborty, says CID
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

The agency said that data from Juhi’s phone also confirmed that the money found in Chandana’s bank account was sent “by Juhi through the bank accounts of her relatives.”

In allegations of child trafficking, a tangle for BJP in West Bengal
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

An ex-officebearer has been arrested, and while party is crying vendetta, fissures are visible within .

Apollo patient death: Not satisfied, Mamata Banerjee asks health dept to probe again
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Government mulling registering criminal charges.