Arshad Ali

Articles By Arshad Ali

In Kolkata’s adult film theatres, patriotism plays second fiddle

“Our duty is play it (the anthem) and shut the door when it is on. We can’t force people to stand."

Post-demonetisation, madrasas see spurt in donations: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind

'Many people who had money in those denominations paid a huge amount of the currency to madrasas overnight.'

Demonetisation in real estate: Rates for expensive flats ‘to take a hit’

The market is not likely to witness the same intensity as in Delhi and Mumbai, experts say.

West Bengal: Girl who refused to marry at 16 to speak against child marriage

“I do not study anymore but I want either be a nurse or a police officer and serve the country. My family cannot afford to pay for my education,” Astami Roy said.

For the elderly in Kolkata, a chance at a new lease of life

The meet, organised by authorities of old age home Thikana Shimla and NGO HelpAge India, was intended to give senior citizens a fresh lease of life.

Demonetisation: Spending capacity of people hit, says Javed Akhtar

On the Opposition stalling business in Parliament, he replied that when he was MP too there were frequent adjournments.

Bypolls rigged, a mockery: Opposition

CPM state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra tweeted that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was trying to decimate the Left and give free space to the BJP.

Replicate Bangladesh strategies to end open defecation in West Bengal: MP Hossain

Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, who is minister of local government, rural development and cooperatives in Bangladesh, is on a two-day trip to India with his delegates.

CM Mamata resembles Betal, keeps on blabbering lies: BJP’s Sidharth Nath

The ED had in March 2015 launched an investigation to determine whether TMC had received laundered money through donations and loans from a little-known firm.

AIMPLB forms women’s wing, to set up helpline

Member of AIMPLB's women wing also said: A misinformation is being spread about triple talaq by the government.

Fight against black money: Congress says no truck with TMC

Adhir Chowdhury said that the TMC had not moral right to speak against black money because her entire party was sitting on sacks of black money.

China in focus, Kolkata International Film Festival opens with ‘The Song of Life’

A visibly overwhelmed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the festival without the presence of the Bachchans, the festival would have remained incomplete.

Kolkata: Shopkeepers buffer currency shock, accept demonetised notes to keep business running

“It is not that these notes have lost their values. As soon as the banks re-open, we will get these exchanged,” said Satyajit Roy, owner of Roy Brothers, a garment shop, at Gariahat Market in south Kolkata.

Kolkata: Clerics launch twin attacks, target BJP and TMC on triple talaq

Md Kamruzzaman, general secretary of All Bengal Minority Youth Federation said the present BJP government was intervening with Muslim Personal Law.

Muslim leaders decide to go ahead with AIMPLB conclave with or without Kolkata government nod

Muslim leaders in the city have decided to hold the programme even if they do not get clearance from the government.

Kolkata: Sales down, stalls owners have to pay exorbitant rent to set up shop

Shopowners at the ground said they had been incurring heavy losses.

West Bengal: 10,000 Muslim clerics to hit the streets against Mamata Banerjee

Members of around 40 organisations of imams and moizzins are likely to participate in the meeting organised by the ABMYF at Rani Rashmoni Avenue.

World robotic olympiad 2016: 245 student teams present ideas on managing, recycling waste with robots

he championship has been jointly organised by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) and India STEM Foundation.

Land regained, Mamata Banerjee hands over 103 acres to 298 farmers in Singur

Farming set to resume after a decade, land handover deadline November 10