Arshad Ali


No one can ask Aamir to leave India, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee extended support to Bollywood actor Aamir Khan who is at the centre of a controversy over his remarks on 'growing intolerance' in the country.

Mamata Banerjee at Jamiat rally, says will always work for minorities
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday addressed over a lakh Muslims at a rally of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) at Shahid Minar ground in Kolkata, triggering speculations of an understanding between the Jamiat and the Trinamool Congress in the run up to the Assembly polls next year. Asked if Jamiat would enter into a seat-sharing […]

I’ve heard I’ll be next state BJP president: Dilip Ghosh
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

The leader claimed that a decision to this effect has been taken after several rounds of meetings of the state leaders.

Siddharth Nath Singh spells it out: Rahul Sinha’ll have to go
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Singh said: “Rahul has already completed his term and he has to go. But how soon that will happen will be decided by the party... so far, no such decision has been taken.”

For this inmate at Alipore jail, luxury doesn’t stop at the door
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

The Trinamool Congress leader, whose counsel’s request that he be treated as a Division-I prisoner was granted by the court, has been given some of the best blankets and linen for his stay at the central jail.

In BJP Chintan Sabha, Sinha lashes out at detractors: ‘what have you done for party’
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

The intellectual cell put up the chintan sabha for introspection as to why the performance of the party had dipped after it paced briefly following the party’s win in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls at the Centre.

Children’s day: A 13-year-old hopes to be promoted as waiter, another as mechanic
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

Aspirations of kids for whom learning tricks to earn a living is more important than mastering education.

Dissidents speak out: ‘BJP show in Bengal polls will be worse’
Thu, Nov 12, 2015

Former BJP district president of Birbhum, Doodh Kumar Mondal, said there was little hope for the party in the 2016 polls and held state BJP president Rahul Sinha responsible for the situation.

Setback for Didi? Grand Alliance not too keen on tie-up with ‘BJP’s soft ally TMC’
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

RJD-JD(U) see CPM, Congress as ‘more suitable than TMC’.

Kunal Ghosh on hunger strike: On fast for 28 days, Congress wonders why can’t he get bail
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

In jail in connection with the Saradha scam case, Ghosh has accused the CBI of conducting an unfair investigation.

Maggi in Bengal: Needed 180 food safety officers, only 42 at work
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

Lead was never found in the samples of Nestle’s Maggi tested in the laboratories of Bengal.

Trinamool behind cancellation of Murshidabad meet venue: Adhir Chowdhury
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

Adhir Chowdhury said the TMC was desperate to show that the party was non-existent in the district.

Centre rates West Bengal govt’s NREGA performance: poor
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

The Centre has once again laid bare the West Bengal government’s “poor performance” in terms of the implementation of the scheme.

One association forced strike, allowed pulse prices to soar: Kolkata mill owners
Fri, Oct 30, 2015

The strike, which lasted for 16 days, was lifted Wednesday but a demand-supply gap was created because of it, a mill owner alleged.

St Xavier’s plans new school, newer courses
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Along with the management school, St Xavier’s also intends to set up a research centre where various post-graduate courses will be offered.

Elect Nitish for nation’s good: West Bengal CM Mamata to Bihar
Mon, Oct 26, 2015

“Request you all in Bihar to please vote to re-elect Nitish Kumar ji as CM for greater need of our country & development in State,” Mamata tweeted.

Bridging the divide: When Muslims man puja committees
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Park, where the pandal stands, is the same place where Eid and Bakr-Eid namaz are held.

Bangla enclave inspires Kasba puja pandal
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

The theme becomes topical after India and Bangladesh successfully began the exercise of exchanging enclaves in accordance with the Land Boundary Agreement on July 31 this year.

After TMC attack, top West Bengal poll officer quits
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Confirming this, Governor K N Tripathi, who met Upadhyay in the evening, said, “At around 3.45 pm today, the state election commissioner came and tendered his resignation.

Elders stand up to ‘goons of Trinamool’ in Bidhannagar
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

Another resident of EE Block, Biswajit Maity, said they were standing up to the goons as the police, who was responsible in maintaining law and order, had failed to do their jobs.

Lathicharge on left workers: Police attack ‘murder of democracy’, says CPM
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

On Thursday, several Left workers were injured when police resorted to lathicharge to stop them from reaching Kolkata Police headquarters Lalbazar.

At stake in Asansol elections, Trinamool’s confidence and Supriyo’s prestige
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

The civic body, along with Bidhannangar, is going to polls on October 3, in what has been billed as a a dress rehearsal for the Assembly elections next year. The campaigning ended Thursday afternoon.

Haj stampede: Kolkata man awaits news of ‘missing’ parents
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

“We are in a state of anxiety and anticipating the worse. None of the family members are able to concentrate on any work. I wish the authorities would do something to help locate my parents,” said Alam.

Madrasas plan stir against Mamata Banerjee govt
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

CM Mamata Banerjee had said no financial assistance would be given to madrasas.

Child Welfare Committees, Juvenile Justice Boards: What districts’ administration proposed, government disposed
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

It has been learnt that last year, there had been gross discrepancies while setting up such CWCs in several districts.

For their achievements, CM Mamata Banerjee to fete 169 from minority community today
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

During the event, 25 students who had completed basic computer course under the Cybergram project of the state government would also be awarded, a senior official said.

BJP minority cell, Muslim leaders slam Hindu Samhati over beef ban demand
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

BJP’s minority cell chief Shakeel Ansari apprehended that such requests could be counter-productive.

Abandoned 26 years ago, Swedish national wants to meet her family in Kolkata
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Born on March 19, 1984, to a lower middle class family, Julia was the eldest of four children of Babu Biswas, a mason, and Sandhya Biswas.

New West Bengal state president likely by Nov end: BJP minority cell chief
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Speaking to The Indian Express, Ansari said by October 16, party’s organisational elections in Bengal, till the booth level, will be completed.

CPM clarifies: Asim Dasgupta mayoral candidate for Bidhannagar civic polls
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

This comes three days after it was reported that Dasgupta had refused to be the party’s candidate for the October 3 polls.

Exchange of enclaves: 76 from Bangladesh come to recce their future homes
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

Cooch Behar District Magistrate P Ulaganathan said residents of Bangladeshi enclaves in India, were being issued documents of identity.

Exchange of enclaves: 76 from Bangladesh recce their future homes
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

In a first, 76 residents of Indian enclaves in Bangladesh came over to India to do a recce of the place that has been earmarked for their rehabilitation.

Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea left me for a better life, says Siddhartha Das
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

Siddhartha Das claimed that Sheena Bora and Mikhail were born out of his and Indrani’s live-in relationship.

Assembly polls 2016: Not yet ‘Indian citizens’, those in enclaves may not get to vote
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

At midnight on July 31, India and Bangladesh had started implementing their landmark Land Boundary Agreement.

Bhuniya, Adhir slug it out over role in minority meet
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Bhuniya said Chowdhury, hailing from a place where 77 per cent of the population belonged to the Muslim community, failed to bring in anyone from there.

‘Feel sorry for lack of unity in party’: AICC General Secretary
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Dr Shakeel Ahmed Khan, General Secretary, AICC, spoke to The Indian Express about the present condition of the party in Bengal and its future strategy.