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Episode 1256 February 15, 2021

Newsclick raids, latest resignation from TMC, and Trump’s impeachment trial

First, we talk to Deeptiman Tiwary, who reports on government agencies for the Indian Express (IE), about the series of raids conducted by the Enforcement Directorate on the online news portal Newsclick. From why the organisation is under the scanner to the unusual circumstances of the raid, Deeptiman gives us the details.

Next, Indian Express’ West Bengal correspondent Santanu Chowdhury discusses the latest in the series of high profile resignations from the Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress in Bengal—that of Rajya Sabha MP Dinesh Trivedi. Santanu talks about the reasons behind Trivedi’s decision, the violence in the state, and the role of BJP’s Kailash Vijayvargiya and Amit Shah in the run up to the upcoming assembly elections in the state among other things. (9:58)

And finally, we go over details of Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial and his response to the acquittal. (24:24)


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Newsclick raids, latest resignation from TMC, and Trump’s impeachment trialFirst, we talk to Deeptiman Tiwary, who reports on government agencies for the Indian Express (IE), about the series of raids conducted by the Enforcement Directorate on the online news portal Newsclick. From why the organisation is under the scanner to the unusual circumstances of the raid, Deeptiman gives us the details. Next, Indian Express’ West Bengal correspondent Santanu Chowdhury discusses the latest in the series of high profile resignations from the Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress in Bengal—that of Rajya Sabha MP Dinesh Trivedi. Santanu talks about the reasons behind Trivedi’s decision, the violence in the state, and the role of BJP’s Kailash Vijayvargiya and Amit Shah in the run up to the upcoming assembly elections in the state among other things. (9:58) And finally, we go over details of Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial and his response to the acquittal. (24:24) You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://indianexpress.com/audio.
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