Another Naxal attack, 22 more security personnel killed, more calls for action. Amid this familiar pattern that plays out with alarming frequency in Bastar, The Indian Express on the lessons not learnt, and why Naxals continue to hold out in Chhattisgarh.
The once-famed jute industry of Bengal, spread over districts like Hooghly and North 24 Parganas,is battling problems such as finances, inefficiency, labour struggles, causing mills to open and shut at regular intervals.
The South 24 Parganas district, bordering Kolkata, is a TMC bastion, with the party sweeping the area in the 2016 Assembly elections, and holding on to Assembly segments and seats even as the BJP rose in 2019.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that she “found it a bit rich” when the Opposition questioned the government’s handling of the economy, as late Arun Jaitley, her predecessor, had inherited an economy that was “counted in the fragile five”. Replying in Rajya Sabha on the Finance Bill, 2021, a day after it was […]
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said India has reaffirmed its resolve to maintain a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific, which is in line with the Narendra Modi government's ‘SAGAR’ (Security and Growth for All in the Region) policy.
“It is becoming increasingly clear that free, fair and transparent elections in the state of West Bengal is becoming a distant reality,” said the letter, which was signed by TMC MPs Derek O'Brien, Saugata Roy and Mahua Moitra among others.
For many months now, CPI(ML) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya has maintained, in a stance that differs from the other Left parties, that the primary objective should be to combat the growth of the BJP in Bengal.
“Why do we come into politics? We come into politics for the country,” TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi said, adding that the time had come to decide “if the country is bigger, your side is bigger or you yourself are bigger”.
Trinamool sources said that while there had been signs of tension, Trivedi's announcement caught them by surprise. A senior Trinamool leader said, “There was a feeling that Trivedi was soft on the PM, not forceful enough in Parliament."