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.
While a separate state is the prime demand for IPFT, BJP maintained that Barman has a far more “adaptive” view regarding the situation.
West Bengal blames Centre for not taking steps to build reservoirs.
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?
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.
Mamata had initially promised to support SP in UP and AAP in Punjab; but she withdrew.
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.
On Sunday, the police carried out a massive search operation in the village and allegedly harassed a number of residents.
The Jalpaiguri Child Welfare Commission came to know about these cases when the new CWC took charge in August, 2015.
Darjeeling child protection officer’s wife detained, likely to be arrested.
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.
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.”
An ex-officebearer has been arrested, and while party is crying vendetta, fissures are visible within .
Government mulling registering criminal charges.
Peugeot drives away with Ambassador, leaves behind a ghost township.
It says, “It was Mamata Banerjee who started the Singur movement by sowing paddy seeds.”
2 people have been killed in firing, and police can’t enter a village where a key protester against land acquisition is holed up. The Indian Express explains the standoff at Bhangar, where some are hearing echoes of Singur and Nandigram.
“I don’t understand where the entire allegation that I am a Brahmin comes from. My parents both belong to OBC families, but if I talk about that, then I am sure my parents will be asked to show their caste certificate”, The ‘Victim’
What connects Bengal and the Indus Valley Civilisation? A 2,500-year-old archaeological site, suffering from neglect might have the answer.
The issue that started as an alleged case of molestation has now spiralled into a caste issue, while exposing faultlines between Leftist student outfits.
Protests against Barkati aren’t new, but rarely has the Muslim community collectively raised their voice against the controversial leader.
Bhangar has remained tense since January 17 when protests against land acquisition for a power sub-station turned violent.
Government officials explained that each of these topics is relevant in the state’s socio-economic and cultural context
Compared to 2016-17, when the department received `295 crore, the allocation has increased only by 13 per cent.
Mitra said tax collection had also increased by 103 per cent during the same period
The decision, was taken by a committee of 80 people formed by the village after six people died of consuming liquor in Burdwan last month.
If accepted, A-G Mitra will be the third to step down from the office since the Trinamool Congress (TMC) assumed power in 2011.
The arrested exposed the larger nexus of a trafficking route, where girls from the north-east would be abducted to be sold in the National Capital Region.
Now, protesters are demanding an industrial project on the plot as was the original idea, so that it would generate employment for locals.
A notice posted by TMC on Facebook claimed that Trinamool MPs will not be present in Parliament on the first two days of the Budget Session in protest against Demonetisation.
Significantly, Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP), backed by the ruling party, lost all the five office-bearers’ post.
Trinamool insiders said the party aims to achieve 'relative success' - to sow the seeds for a more prominent role in the future and ensure they got enough votes to play 'kingmaker'.
Sources said rising political support for CPI-ML has the government worried.
The peace rally was held a week after the violence is a sign of the erosion of trust that Mamata seeks to counter, a party leader admitted.
On getting information about the incident, officials from Balagarh police station reached the spot and rescued the women.
Kolkata Police had earlier arrested BJP’s bengal unit vice-president Jayprakash Majumdar for alleged fraud and cheating.
“Senior TMC leaders used language that can’t be repeated and people got even more angry. We told them that in response, we would hold a meeting on December 28 for the people”, a villager said.