Ravik Bhattacharya

Ravik Bhattacharya works in the Indian Express bureau in Kolkata. He tweets @raviklive

Articles By Ravik Bhattacharya

AIMIM set to contest all seats in 2021 Bengal Assembly polls

“We have a presence in all the villages of West Bengal. We will contest the Assembly polls in 2021. This is the first time that we will contest polls in Bengal, and we plan to contest in all the seats,” said AIMIM spokesperson Asim Waqar.

Why this West Bengal village won 2019’s Child-friendly Panchayat Award

Sarberia Agarhati eliminated child trafficking, child marriages, reduced school dropouts

The day after Ayodhya verdict: 27 years from Babri, healing and hurting

For the families of those who lost their lives in the violence that followed the Babri Masjid demolition on December 6, 1992 — a turning point in the Ayodhya dispute — the Supreme Court verdict on Saturday has meant a surge of mixed emotions.

Police say Murshidabad family killed over insurance policy, arrest 20-year-old ex-neighbour

According to the police, Utpal Behara (20) had killed Bandhuprakash Pal and his family as the latter abused him and failed to give him an insurance policy's receipt.

A week after Murshidabad triple murder, no arrest yet; police admit ‘delay led to loss of evidence’

Bandhu Prakash Pal (40), his wife Beauty Pal (30) and their son Angan (5) were found murdered at their home in Lebu Bagan area of Jiaganj on Tuesday afternoon. 

Bengal triple murder: Teacher’s friend, who was his business partner, under probe

Pal’s relatives have accused Souvik Banik, a resident of Rampurhat town in Birbhum district, of being involved in the crime.

Bengal police yet to crack Jiaganj triple murder, CID steps in with forensics

The investigators are also probing the angle of hired professional killer, although they are yet to pinpoint the assailant.

West Bengal: No breakthrough in triple murder, CID steps in

On Saturday, four teams of CID, including a forensic team, arrived at the house and worked for over five hours to lift fingerprints and other clues, besides reconstructing the crime scene. They went around the neighbourhood and took statements from local residents.

Murshidabad triple murder: Terrified, avoid looking at their cursed house, say neighbours

Residents of Lebu Bagan area told The Indian Express that nearly one-and-half year ago, Pal and his family moved here and started living in the under-construction house. Recently, he built a small portico in front of the house.

Bengal on boil over killings, family says no link to any Parivar, only ours

Pal (40), a teacher, his wife Beauty (30) and their son Angan (5) were found murdered at their home in Lebu Bagan area of Jiaganj Tuesday.

Family of 3 killed in Bengal: BJP hits out at govt, police say no political link

Opposition BJP hit out at the ruling Trinamool Congress government in the state, claiming that the 40-year-old teacher, Bandhuprakash Pal, was an RSS functionary.

Murshidabad murders take political turn as BJP targets TMC over law and order situation

However, police sources stated that preliminary investigation has ruled out the political angle behind the murder, adding that they are looking at various angles including a property dispute. Two persons have been detained in connection with the case.

Bengal ‘NRC deaths’: Kin say had lost hope on papers

In the panic triggered by rumours of a National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has claimed 11 deaths.

Despite Didi’s denial, wave of NRC panic sweeps across Bengal

CM Mamata Banerjee has repeatedly asserted that her TMC government will not let the NRC be conducted in the state. But this month, after the final NRC list was released in Assam on August 31, BJP leaders announced that the register will be applied in West Bengal.

Explained: Who is Rajeev Kumar, Saradha-linked IPS officer who is now CBI’s most wanted?

Former Commissioner of Kolkata Police Rajeev Kumar is now wanted by the CBI which has accused him of tampering with evidence in the Saradha chit fund case.

2014 Burdwan blast case: Told them to plead guilty to avoid 15 years of trial, says lawyer of Burdwan convicts

The lawyer had successfully convinced one of the accused, who in turn persuaded the 18 others, to plead guilty.

Upset over quirky haircuts of students, 2 Bengal schools turn to hairdressers for help

The headmaster of New Farakka High School in Murshidabad, Manirul Islam said he had been wanting to crack down on the menace ever since he joined the school on July 17.

Behind Zomato beef-pork delivery protest in Howrah: a pay cut and a local BJP leader

The protesting executives are pinning their hopes on their meeting with Zomato officials, which they claimed, is scheduled to take place on August 16 at the company’s Kolkata office.

West Bengal: On civic chief’s order, CCTVs outside councillors’ homes

The Trinamool is trying to bring in a no-confidence motion against Mitra. The no-confidence motion is scheduled to be brought in on August 5 and followed by a vote.

Ahead of no-confidence vote in Bengal district, CCTVs monitor councillors’ visitors

After the Lok Sabha poll results, in which the BJP bagged 18 seats and Trinamool 22 in West Bengal, the former has been accused of orchestrating defections and trying to grab control of civic bodies.