Subrata Nagchowdhury


Arun Jaitley meets state FMs on GST: All states oppose GST cap, his message to Congress
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Cong wants rate ceiling specified; Govt hopes to push Bill in monsoon session

Mamata Banerjee keeps her promise, returns to CPM leader’s Waterloo
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

TMC candidate had defeated CPM Politburo member Surjya Kanta Misra at Narayangarh.

West Bengal: At Mamata swearing-in venue, posters fete ‘real match-winner’ Abhishek
Sat, May 28, 2016

Some TMC leaders later arranged for the “silent removal” of the banners from parts of the venue.

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal CM with 41-member team
Sat, May 28, 2016

61-year-old Banerjee was administered oath of office and secrecy by state Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi at the sprawling Red Road.

Behind Mamata Banerjee’s landslide victory in Bengal, old ghosts versus new promise
Fri, May 20, 2016

Thursday’s poll outcome reflected that there was no impact of either the Sharada-Narada scams or the Vivekananda flyover collapse just on the eve of the polls.

Assembly elections 2016: Mamata set to induct new faces in Cabinet, Suvendu among frontrunners
Fri, May 20, 2016

When asked about the new cabinet, Mamata Banerjee ducked the question saying: “The names are yet to be finalized but we are working on these.”

Why Didi was not smiling today?
Thu, May 19, 2016

When someone asked a question prefixing Didi as a VIP, she stopped him midway and corrected – “I am not a VIP. I am a LIP – Less Important Person. I want to continue as a commoner for the rest of my life. “

Mamata storms CPM-Congress bastion in north Bengal, CPM the big loser
Thu, May 19, 2016

Thus, the vote transfer from the Congress to the CPM may not have taken place as expected and the TMC might have been the beneficiary of unexpected Congress ballots.

Tainted by Narada, four hope to win a small referendum in Bengal 5th phase poll
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

All considered close to Mamata Banerjee, a victory will be used by these four leaders as a positive referendum in people’s court

Bengal elections: Singur braces for high-voltage fight
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

And in the current elections, Singur has sprung back into life from the “graveyard of Bengal’s industry”, as the abandoned factory has come to be known.

Contest reaches Kolkata and flyover zone
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Collapse and sting take centrestage in capital city; Murshidabad test for Cong-Left bonding

Seat with bitter history weighs old trends against new option
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Domkol, constituency with India’s densest Muslim population, was always CPM vs Cong but now assesses what TMC govt has done

Modi advises Mamata how one replies to a showcause notice
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Referring to Banerjee's April 14 outburst against the poll panel, Modi slammed her for "trying to destroy" an independent institution like the Election Commission.

Tomorrow in West Bengal, tailwind for CPM-Congress alliance
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

Cong-CPM will expect to hit home run in North Bengal. But TMC’s steady growth and BJP’s expected deflation from 2014, will also be a factor.

Kolkata flyover collapse: How red flags raised over contractor, project were ignored
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

In the nine years since the Vivekananda flyover project was cleared, many red flags were raised over both the contractor and the project.

Kolkata flyover falls: Hanging fire for seven years, crushes 25 to death
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), the implementing authority of the project, had entered into a joint venture with Hyderabad-based construction company IVRCL for the project.

After flyover falls in Kolkata, Mayor, minister arrive to chants of ‘sab chor hai’
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

When Mayor Sovan Chatterjee and Disaster Management and Fire Minister Javed Khan came a couple of hours after the disaster struck, there was an outpouring of anger.

To contest or not to contest, is the question for TMC in Kerala
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

A minor announcement regarding TMC putting up candidates in about 70 seats seems to be now heading for a major showdown within the party between Kerala leadership and the Bengal leaderships.

Police ask Kolkata colleges to give details of J&K students
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Home Ministry says colleges being ‘sensitised’ after JNU controversy.

Mamata Banerjee’s love-hate run with media continues as she nominates another journalist
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

The West Bengal chief minister had surprised all by sending four journalists to the Rajya Sabha in May, 2012

Why the greater Cooch Behar movement gained sudden momentum
Wed, Feb 24, 2016

There is a reason behind the sudden momentum for the Greater Cooch Behar movement and the delayed response of the West Bengal state police and the railway administration in dealing with the blockade.

Run-up to West Bengal assembly polls: Enclave dwellers yet to be given voting rights
Thu, Feb 18, 2016

If included in the voters’ list, these potential voters settled in districts of Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar will alter the composition of nearly six Assembly segments in the region.

Beef trade across states
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Currently, beef sells at Rs 350 per kilogram in Aizawl markets, while pork sells for Rs 250 per kg and poultry sells for Rs 240 per kg.

The Netaji files: ‘Bose’s kin discussed a third front in West Bengal in 1968’
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

The nearly 7 decade debate over the disappearance of Subhas Chandra Bose aside, the 64 declassified files show the thoroughness of the intelligence gathering system of the Raj in its final years.

Mamata Banerjee and The Netaji Files: Populism and good politics
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Like most of her actions, Mamata’s decision to release such voluminous documents, about one of India’s most popular icons in history, is unilateral.

Ugandan woman suffering from malnutrition, memory loss shifted to Kolkata SSKM hospital
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

The Ugandan woman seemed to be suffering from ulcers all over her face and she refused food as it didn't match her taste.

A deep divide vulnerable even to rumour
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

How a gang fight and rumours about a girl being harassed led to violence in Jamshedpur.

Didi on the move nears milestone, and makes sure everyone knows
Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Showcases 100th admin meeting outside Secretariat, Opp mocks the hype.

Sitaram Yechury points at BJP-TMC match fixing, invites all secular democratic forces to unite
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

“The match fixing is very evident. Minority fundamentalism in the state and the majority fundamentalism at the Centre feed on each other,” Yechury added.

Why corpses of a 1982 killing are stirring again
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

Big names, including Somnath Chatterjee, could face summons over the Kolkata massacre of 17 Ananda Margis.

Kolkata MoC yet to learn about Mother Teresa’s canonisation
Wed, May 20, 2015

The Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata is yet to receive any official communication in this regard.

Bengal’s highest award: Sanjiv Goenka to get Banga Bibhusan
Wed, May 20, 2015

Goenka, whose family had migrated to Kolkata in the 1820s from Rajasthan, will be the first industrialist to receive the award in Mamata’s regime.

The ‘elite intellectual’, from engineer to prof to politician to governor
Mon, May 18, 2015

Tathagata Roy studied civil engineering , worked in Indian Railways and Metro, and taught at Jadavpur University before joining BJP; he also has a law degree from Calcutta University and has authored books.

In meeting with Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee finds fault, but also seeks help
Sun, May 10, 2015

On Sunday, the two leaders will meet again at a revival programme of the Burnpur IISCO steel plant - a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).

West Bengal: TMC sweeps civic polls, Mamata calls victory a ‘festival of democracy’
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

TMC bags 70 of 92 civic bodies including coveted Kolkata; big blow to BJP, Left.

West Bengal civic polls: Everywhere, the most organised won
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

The scale of the Trinamool Congress victory is overwhelming. At the same time, the different dimensions of the outcome make the CPM-BJP allegations of “state sponsored terror” hard to substantiate.