Aniruddha Ghosal

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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.

Got used to flak during Singur, Left rule: Mamata Banerjee
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee spoke about the reasons for her protest and the Army’s presence in her state.

Mamata Banerjee: Whenever I start a movement, there is criticism. I am used to it
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee spoke about the reasons for her protest and the Army’s presence in her state.

Governor vs Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal over Army
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Mamata Banerjee reacted to governor's criticism by saying that he was speaking in the "voice of the Central government".

At Bengal state secretariat, Mamata said, ‘It is going to be a long night and not the last one’
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Past midnight, Nabanna was unusually active. Doors were left open, while guards murmured suspiciously about “the Army outside”.

Centre a govt of dacoits: Mamata Banerjee
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

The Chief Minister had stayed overnight at Nabanna “in defence of democracy and federalism”, after she claimed that the Army had deployed troops in different parts of the state without her permission.

Mamata leaves office after 36 hours, says exploring legal options against Centre
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

"We have never seen such arrogance (by Centre). If Army is not withdrawn we will explore legal options."

Rabindranath Tagore in 1908: ‘I will never allow patriotism to triumph over humanity as long as I live’
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

The creator of the national anthem and his views on nationalism, “freedom of mind” and opinions “forcibly made alike”.

In air and on ground, Mamata Banerjee & her party see a plot against her
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Earlier, Banerjee had told The Indian Express that the Army deployment was in “clear violation of the Constitution” and a bid to “create a civil war like situation in the country”.

Mamata Banerjee compares situation in Bengal to ‘military coup’
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Banerjee maintained that barring one district, south 24 Parganas, the army had been deployed in all others without informing the state government.

Trinamool alleges ‘assassination attempt’ over Mamata Banerjee’s delayed flight
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

After circling over Kolkata for 32 minutes, the plane finally landed at 8:45 PM.

Tea garden workers in Bengal: ‘No banks close by, delay in wages could lead to starvation’
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

The nearest banks are located around 10-15 km away and they will lose a day’s wages if they go to banks.

Ahead of TMC Patna rally, Mukul Roy meets Lalu Prasad Yadav
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Accordign to sources, while Mamata Banerjee was upset with Nitish Kumar's “twin-track” politics, she hoped that Lalu’s support would be instrumental to her rally’s success.

Jan Dhan accounts: Data analysis to weed out anomalies, claims IT department
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Of the total Jan Dhan accounts in the country, around 25.5 crore, the state’s share is less than 10 per cent.

Need united Opposition, bandhs will only lead to more suffering: Mamata Banerjee on demonetisation
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

The strike call by the Left parties is being perceived as an attempt at trying to lead the charge on the anti-demonetisation campaign, of which Mamata has been one of fiercest critics

JD-U to skip all-India protest; Mamata Banerjee reaches out to Lalu Prasad Yadav
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Unlike Nitish, the RJD chief has been critical of the demonetisation and has repeatedly struck out at Modi on social media.

Show me the money
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Five people tell us why they prefer the safety of their cupboards, jars and lofts to banks.

Tripura: BJP’s ‘strategic alliance’ with Trinamool takes a back seat
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s increased attacks on the Modi government on demonetisation, BJP leaders said their strategy is now likely to change.

Eye on Delhi, Mamata Banerjee scouts for a Hindi teacher, gets a dictionary
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Ahead of that, TMC sources said, Banerjee is looking for a Hindi teacher and has purchased a Bengali-Hindi dictionary, too.

Rs 26 lakh seized by I-T dept after Niger nationals convert dollars at ‘Rs 20 premium’
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

The three, upon landing, were taken to the Income Tax department where the money — amounting to nearly Rs 26 lakh — was seized.

Farmers short of cash, West Bengal stares at 1/3 paddy wastage
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

The problem is particularly pronounced in Bardhaman district — known as the rice bowl of Bengal.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to rally opposition parties against PM Modi regime
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express, Mamata said, “This is a black decision of a black government."

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to rally opposition against Modi govt
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Last week, Mamata had said that she was planning a ‘Bharat yatra’ to mobilise support against the government from November 24.

Demonetisation: With rules eased for them, farmers confused who all can benefit?
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

On the ground, farmers — many of whom are already in debt — are now finding that the traditional network of moneylenders do not exist anymore, following the government’s decision to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.

Fish markets in Bengal crumple with demonetisation chaos on rise
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

After the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, fishermen soon realised the extent to which their lives had been thrown off-gear.

At Kolkata’s Mallik Ghat, note ban made a thousand flowers droop
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

The market, known to be the largest of its kind in terms of sales in Asia, is almost deserted.

Demonetisation: Mamata Banerjee planning ‘Bharat Yatra’ from November 24, to visit Kashmir and Gujarat among others
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Senior party leaders explained that her attempt was to galvanize dissident voices against the Modi government in different states on the demonetisation issue.

Didi’s Delhi gamble: Mamata Banerjee seeks to cash in on demonetisation
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

A party vice president spelled it out, while speaking at an election rally at Agartala in Tripura, when he predicted that Mamata Banerjee would be Prime Minister in 2019.

CPM leaders ‘attacked’ by TMC
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

CPM general secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra and senior party leader Rabin Deb were allegedly heckled by Trinamool Congress activists (TMC) here on Thursday, while campaigning for the November 19 Tamluk Lok Sabha bypoll. Watch What Else is Making News The incident allegedly took place when the rally for CPM candidate Mandira Panda, led by Mishra […]

Cooch Behar: Bypoll heats up as father of bride dies after 3 days in queue
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

After hearing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on Thursday deeming Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes illegal, Bhowmik panicked.

Kolkata’s Burrabazar: A market where anything can be bought, cash is latest commodity
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

An acute shortage of Rs 100 notes had essentially meant that for traders, daily wage workers and small traders, the previously prized Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes had little value.

Seeds of TMC’s national dreams were sown much earlier: Mukul Roy
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

While Roy’s comments were obviously designed for campaigning for the bypolls at Tripura, they betray the TMC’s increasing desire to play a more prominent role in national politics.

Mamata Banerjee’s willingness to work with Left stirs pot ahead of Tripura bypolls
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

The saffron party leaders, on the other hand, are confident that the party will open its account in the ensuing byelection.

Demonetisation: Mamata Banerjee calls Rahul Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury for united fight
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

She suggested that all opposition parties should jointly meet President Pranab Mukherjee and seek his intervention.

To take on BJP, Trinamool likely to call meet of ‘like-minded parties’
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Mamata’s statement came in the backdrop of a series of incidents, ranging from the alleged fake encounter killing of SIMI activists in Madhya Pradesh, ban on NDTV and the OROP suicide row.

‘No shortage of salt anywhere in country’: Arun Jaitley
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Some people are spreading irresponsible rumours, like it happened yesterday regarding salt. It is there in adequate quantity in every state,” Jaitley said at a media conference in Delhi.

Demonetisation: Ready to work with CPM to save country, says Mamata Banerjee
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee welcomed the stand taken by Opposition parties, including Congress, AAP, BSP and SP against the demonetisation.