Abantika Ghosh

Articles By Abantika Ghosh

Lok Sabha elections: In Bengal, Opposition says Central forces key player as five seats vote today

On the deployment of forces, senior TMC leader Madan Mitra has said, “Central forces may be with the BJP but people of Bengal are with Mamata Banerjee.”

Malda North: BJP’s Balakot pitch draws crowds, but jobs, development on everyone’s mind

In Enayatpur, employment is scarce, forcing young men to head to Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Mumbai and even the Middle East to look for jobs.

Mafuja Khatun: BJP’s Muslim pick gears up to take on Pranab Mukherjee’s son, outsider tag

She is up against sitting Congress MP and former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee, Khalilur Rahman of the TMC and Zulfikar Ali of the Left Front

Election Commission wants Vellore polls cancelled: Money used to influence voters

Vellore is scheduled to go to polls with the rest of Tamil Nadu on April 18. Once notified by the President, Vellore will be the first Lok Sabha seat to have had its elections countermanded over abuse of money power.

Only medical colleges with functional hospitals for 3 years may get MCI nod

According to the MCI’s rules, a medical college with 100 seats needs to have a functional teaching hospital with at least 300 beds, with 60% occupancy at the time of submission of application to the MCI.

After Mamata’s jibe, Pranab son hits back: Want forces in Jangipur against TMC terror

Mukherjee has asked all booths in Jangipur to be declared sensitive, and paramilitary forces posted not just in booths but also in the villages.

Barred by court from entering constituency, wife canvasses for ex-TMC MP contesting for BJP

He has moved the Supreme Court for reversal of the order barring him from the constituency. The matter is due to come up for hearing on April 12.

Candida auris: Deadly drug-resistant fungus’ India connection

The killer germ, a fungus called Candida auris, has showed up in countries as far apart as Australia and Canada, Venezuela and Japan, over the past few years. It has set alarm bells ringing because it is often resistant to multiple anti-fungal drugs.

Sixty-six former civil servants write to President Kovind on EC functioning

The list includes PM Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on the anti-satellite weapon (ASAT), the upcoming Modi biopic and a web series on his life, NaMo TV and alleged incendiary speeches by the PM and other BJP leaders.

PM Modi brings up AP and FAM, Jaitley says a diary can be admissible

PM Modi said, “this chargesheet says that AP means Ahmed Patel, and FAM means family... tell me, which family is Ahmed Patel close to, which family is he close to... who gobbled up the helicopter bribe”.

BJP delaying, won’t contest polls, says Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

Mahajan, who will turn 76 in a week, made her decision public in an open letter in which she questioned the delay in announcing the BJP candidate for Indore, a prestigious Madhya Pradesh seat she has represented in Lok Sabha for eight consecutive terms.

President sends Election Commission note on Kalyan Singh to Centre

"We are all BJP workers, so we will want the BJP to win. Everyone will want Modi to become PM again. Modi becoming PM is necessary for the nation and society,” Singh had said on March 23.

Congress’s Right to Healthcare promise: Understanding definitions, challenges

These Lok Sabha elections are probably the first in India’s history in which health is part of the mainstream political discourse. Governments are required to create conditions in which everyone can be as healthy as possible.

Upset Shaina has message for BJP: Field more women in polls

“Here on, I will champion the cause of reservation even if I have to fight the male chauvinistic mindset in my party and all other parties,” Shaina said.

President Kovind’s social media accounts delete clip of dance performance on ‘Mool Mantar’

The 1.22-minute video clip had been uploaded on the President's Twitter handle as “A soulful rendition of ‘Ik Onkar Satnaam’ at the Indian community reception in Santiago, Chile.”

At Vizag, CBI ex-officer as Oppn candidate gives Chandrababu Naidu an ace over pro-Jagan ‘mood’

His trademark line is: Jagan went to the Assembly for 24 days, and visited courts on 240 days.

US withdraws Zika advisory for pregnant woman

It has also changed India’s status from “ongoing outbreak” to “current or past transmission but no current outbreak”.

Rahul Gandhi said no to an alliance, says Arvind Kejriwal

“We had one meeting with Rahul Gandhi, where he had said no to the alliance,” Kejriwal said in response to a question.

Delhi Police arrest one for offering fake jobs under Ayushman Bharat

Ads issued asking for demand drafts.

N Chandrababu Naidu: ‘Modi should look back on what he promised and what he delivered’

After 10-15 years, see what Amaravati becomes. It will be the most beautiful city. Already people are talking about it. I am very sure that eventually it will be among the world’s top five cities, says Naidu.