Santanu Chowdhury

Articles By Santanu Chowdhury

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.

Babul Supriyo episode reflects importance to BJP’s Bengal plans of Jadavpur University

With the violent scuffle involving Union minister Babul Supriyo and students on the Jadavpur University campus on September 19, the BJP has announced its ambitions for one of the state’s most prestigious universities and one of its last remaining Left bastions.

With Amit Shah, BJP kicks off Durga Puja blitz

After Shah, state BJP leaders like Dilip Ghosh, Rahul Sinha and Sayantan Basu inaugurated a host of Durga Pujas in Kolkata and nearby districts.

Amit Shah: Will implement Citizenship (Amendment) Bill before NRC in Bengal

"Mamata Banerjee is saying that Hindu refugees will be thrown out of the country. I have come here to assure all my refugee brothers that there is no need to worry as the central government will not force them out of the country," Shah said.

ABVP supporters clash with police after being stopped on way to Jadavpur University

The protesters waved flags and held banners as they tried to jump the police barricades. They squatted on the road and shouted slogans against those responsible for the attack on the Union minister.

JU violence: Supriyo slams ‘hooligans’, TMC stands ‘in solidarity with V-C and students’

Describing a section of JU students as “nothing less than terrorists”, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said there should be a Balakot-like surgical strike to “destroy anti-national hubs in JU campus”.

‘Was thrashed, pulled by hair’: Babul Supriyo roughed up at Jadavpur University

The Union minister, however, refused to leave the campus and entered into a verbal altercation with the students, who were from Students Federation of India ( SFI) and the All India Students' Association (AISA).

West Bengal BJP’s Puja outreach: 3,000 book stalls, over 100 medical camps

The TMC, however, appeared unfazed by the initiatives of the saffron party.

Howrah: Police fire tear gas shells, water cannons in clash with students over job crisis in Bengal

As soon as protesters broke the barricades and began pelting stones, a clash ensued between both parties. Sources said that several protesters were seriously injured, who were taken to the Howrah State General Hospital.

Kolkata: Man who attempted to murder Mamata Banerjee acquitted after 29 years 

The incident took place on August 16 in 1990 at Hazra crossing near Banerjee's Kalighat residence. Prime accused Lalu Alam had allegedly hit Banerjee on the head with a stick, the impact of which had fractured her skull.

Mamata Banerjee: Increased traffic fines too harsh, won’t implement in Bengal

The Act, which came into effect from September 1, aims at stricter punishment for violation of traffic regulations and to bring discipline on roads. Besides Bengal, many states including, Madhya Pradsh, Odisha, Gujarat, Punjab and Telanagana have objected to the new law.

West Bengal: BJP MP Arjun Singh sustains head injury during clash with police, party calls bandh tomorrow

The clash between the police and BJP supporters comes a week after West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh asked party workers to take revenge when attacked by Trinamool Congress workers and beat them up.

Explained: How ‘Gumnaami’ has resurrected theories of Subhas Chandra Bose’s death

There are several theories regarding the death and disappearance of Netaji. However, three have got more currency leading to multiple probes and endless debates.

Engineers should research on Rama Setu, Gita and Ayurveda, find the truth, says HRD minister

Speaking at the 65th annual convocation of IIT-Kharagpur, he said the country’s scientific and technical progress has a strong foundation in spirituality.

How a rural development programme transformed schools, lives in remote Sikkim villages

Since the launch of the programme, school teachers say the dropout rate has dropped from 36 per cent in 2014 to zero, with a marked improvement in the daily attendance.

Boys, interrupted

At school that ran a drive against fancy haircuts, children wait guiltily for their hair to grow back.

Explained: Trinamool, BJP slug-fest over ‘IT notice’ to Kolkata puja committees

According to an organiser, Durga Puja committees are not liable to pay income tax for organising a religious festival and it was not possible to deduct TDS from workers who don't possess a PAN card and belong to unorganised sector.

Kolkata Court issues bailable arrest warrant against Shashi Tharoor for ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remark

While addressing an event in Thiruvananthapuram, Tharoor had said the BJP will write a new Constitution which will pave the way for a nation, much like Pakistan, where the rights of minorities are not respected.

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.