Monday, Apr 20, 2015



Breath of fresh air: Somnath Chatterjee
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Somnath said, “Yechury will be truly a cementing factor in the party. People in general will find in him a vastly acceptable leader.'

In Sitaram Yechury, state CPM sees hope for ‘Bengal line’
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Insiders said a large number of central committee members threw their weight behind Yechury against S R Pillai.

On test, the skills of the ‘flexible’ Marxist
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Within the party, Yechuri will need to win over the confidence of the dominant faction, which wanted S Ramachandran Pillai as the new secretary.

Sitaram will arrest the CPM decline, bring in fresh air: Somnath Chatterjee
Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Chatterjee showered praises saying, “Yechury was far more acceptable to all quarters than anyone else."

Behind Didi’s confidence, BJP disarray
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

So far growing, BJP grapples with infighting, clashes among members, limited campaign ahead of Bengal civic polls.

Mamata sells voters a beautified Kolkata
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

The last Trinamool manifesto had talked about a model basti in each ward, but work on only one has begun.

After nephew Abhishek, brother Kartick takes Mamata party stage
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Kartick Banerjee spoke for nearly 45 minutes on Friday to a crowd of several hundred people.

Netaji kin: If snooping went on till 1968, what stopped it? Did it stop at all?
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

The other house on which surveillance was kept is 1, Woodburn Park. It now houses the Centre for Asian Studies.

Sugata Bose and the two houses under surveillance
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

"There is also no evidence to suggest that it was ordered by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru," said Bose.

Mukul Roy pens praise for Narendra Modi’s Make in India
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Roy has written an article for a magazine, “Udar Akash” (Open Sky), meant for Urdu readership in West Bengal.

Kolkata madrasa head attacked for ‘trying to be a Rushdie’
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Akhtar was treated for head injuries after a mob beat him with iron rods.

As Rajnath visits enclaves, Mamata questions motive
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Singh told a rally in Cooch Behar that the enclave issue between India and Bangladesh would be solved very soon.

JMB wanted to topple Bangla govt: NIA chargesheet on Burdwan blast
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The charge sheet was submitted on the 177th day – just three days ahead of the mandatory 180 days.

Burdwan blast case: NIA to submit the chargesheet in today
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

The NIA chargesheet throws light on the Bodo extremists being one of the end users of the bombs that were manufactured in Burdwan.

Two ‘Bangladeshi nationals’ held, one in Mumbai, for West Bengal nun’s rape
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Some members of the gang are believed to have escaped to Bangladesh.

West Bengal: Jalpaiguri missionary school gets threat letters
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

The letters threatened school authorities with arson unless it is closed down,

The Big Picture: When the bells tolled
Sun, Mar 22, 2015

On Mar 14, when a school was vandalised and an elderly nun ‘raped’, something snapped in Ranaghat, a Bengal town.

Bengal nun rape: Police look at link to local real estate players
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Feelers were sent for negotiating a deal but the school said it was not interested in selling the land.

Ranaghat Rape: Nun likely to be moved out of Bengal
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Church and missionary sources said the Order to which the nun belonged is contemplating to take her out of West Bengal to some other state.

West Bengal: Outrage over nun ‘rape’; protesters block CM Mamata Banerjee’s convoy
Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Top govt officials said that heads are likely to roll in police department for its failure to crack rape case.

West Bengal: Mamata’s officials stop women’s football match after maulvis object to players’ clothes
Tue, Mar 17, 2015

The match was cancelled after maulvis of Chandipur village in Harishchandrapur Block-I issued a fatwa against it.

Explained: Change @24
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

Why did Biman Bose step down?

Biman makes way, Mishra is chief of new, ‘younger’ West Bengal CPM
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

23 new faces in 85-member committee, 19 between ages 30-50.

Mishra has his task cut out: ‘Trinamool Cong, BJP hatao’
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

Mishra’s manners, his sartorial preferences speak of sophistication but he smokes “bidis”.

Veteran Biman Bose may make way for young blood
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

The formal announcement regarding leadership changes is to be made Friday evening.

The Sunday Story: The rise of the nephew
Sun, Mar 08, 2015

Top TMC leaders talk of partymen having to stand up before Abhishek in a show of respect at rallies. Shielded by Mamata men, he is inaccessible to the media.

From red to saffron, swing relentless even when TMC holds on
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

The BJP’s latest gains, therefore, can only have come at the expense of the CPM.

In bypolls true to form, Didi cheers loudest
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Bongaon, Krishnaganj: BJP gains not quite enough, Trinamool weathers Saradha

Mamata may skip first NITI Aayog meet
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

Banerjee will skip the meeting as a mark of protest against the NDA government dismantling the Planning Commission.

Saradha scam: Ex-CBI Joint director Upen Biswas advises accused to tell truth
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Biswas joined the Trinamool Congress in 2011 and became the minister for Backward Communities Development in Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet.

Saradha scam: CBI summons Mamata Banerjee’s key aide Mukul Roy
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Mukul Roy said he will appear before the CBI when he will go to Kolkata.

Economics breaks the political ice: Mamata, Jaitley talk of cooperation
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

In his speech, Finance Minister Jaitley responded quite robustly to the Bengal chief minister’s call for federal cooperation.

Political differences will not stall development in West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

Mamata said Bengal is leading the MSME investment scenario and has an abundance of electrical power and skilled manpower.

In Bengal, red & saffron clash imminent: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
Sun, Jan 04, 2015

He was speaking at 49th foundation day celebration of Ganashakti — the party’s daily newspaper.

Tracking Transition in 2015: Saradha scam will cut deep
Thu, Jan 01, 2015

In a worst-case scenario, it even may trigger splits and a re-organisation of the existing political order.

Tracking Transition in 2015: Election in Delhi
Thu, Jan 01, 2015

There are challenges to meet at the elections in the coming year. Parties have plans to implement.