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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Ravik Bhattacharya


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

Communal clash in Bengal town: ‘We are shattered, he was the lone earning member…his killers must be punished’
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

According to police, the club had organised a fair in Duttapukur where Islam had put up a stall. He was allegedly beaten up by members of the club after he had a fight with a woman buyer Tuesday. The woman had alleged that Islam assaulted her.

Opposition to CAA, NRC: With 9 rallies in 2 weeks, Mamata Banerjee seeks to emerge as pivot of protest
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

Banerjee’s protest marches and rallies, which have become a recurrent event in the state, in their sights and sounds highlight Bengali cultural traits with a message of secularism and unity.

West Bengal 2019: Topsy-turvy times
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

While the first decade of the 21st century saw the emergence of Trinamool, the last year of the second decade saw the party facing a new challenger.

West Bengal: Political faultlines at Ground Zero of coal block in Birbhum
Sat, Dec 28, 2019

The local administration is now trying to sit together with all stakeholders and sort out issues.

Jagdeep Dhankhar: ‘Foul language (used) against Governor, CM has taken lead’
Wed, Dec 25, 2019

For over four months the Chief Minister failed in her constitutional obligation to brief me. Her only letter to me is virtually an effort now to gag the constitutional head. I am appalled, said Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Tathagata Roy: ‘Several anti-Hindus among Muslims, but the worst anti-Hindus are among Hindus’
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

But I am anti-anti-Hindus (that is, opposed to anti-Hindus). There are several anti-Hindus among Muslims, but the worst anti-Hindus are among Hindus, he said.

Citizenship Law protests: Bengal Imam who lost son to communal clashes calls for peace
Mon, Dec 16, 2019

His appeal to the protesters not to cause discomfort to ordinary people or harm public or private properties has been circulating on social media since Sunday morning.

Bengal erupts as buses, railway stations set on fire; Assam calmer
Sun, Dec 15, 2019

The worst instances of violence were reported from West Bengal, with protesters blocking highways and setting vehicles and railway stations on fire, and the police resorting to lathicharges.

In Bengal govt-Governor standoff, one pending Bill hangs on ‘optical illusion’
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

The West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill was passed by the Assembly on August 30, just over a month after Dhankhar took over as Governor. The Bill contained provision for death penalty, unlike the draft that had life term as the severest punishment.

Gandhi to Vivekananda, TMC raises statues ahead of civic polls in Kolkata
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

From across two 35-ft statues of Bose and Gandhi near Phoolbagan in East Kolkata, inaugurated in September, stand those of Tagore and Sister Nivedita. Over 20 new statues have come up in North Kolkata alone, while more are planned for the southern part of the city.

West Bengal bypolls: Verdict against NRC, says Mamata, even BJP rivals agree
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

Two of the BJP candidates blamed a “scare” over NRC, and said the party had failed to explain the issue to the people.

AIMIM set to contest all seats in 2021 Bengal Assembly polls
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

“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
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

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

The day after Ayodhya verdict: 27 years from Babri, healing and hurting
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

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
Wed, Oct 16, 2019

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’
Tue, Oct 15, 2019

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
Mon, Oct 14, 2019

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
Sun, Oct 13, 2019

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
Sun, Oct 13, 2019

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
Sat, Oct 12, 2019

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.