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Santanu Chowdhury


At Netaji event, Mamata refuses to speak after slogans in PM’s presence
Sun, Jan 24, 2021

Prime Minister Modi, who addressed Banerjee as “behen” (sister), said Netaji would have been proud to see that the country is following his footsteps.

Explained: Who is Rajib Banerjee, the West Bengal minister who quit Mamata govt?
Sun, Jan 24, 2021

West Bengal Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee on Friday resigned from the Mamata Banerjee cabinet ahead of the crucial Assembly elections. Who is he, and what is the significance of his resignation?

Trinamool expels MLA Baishali Dalmiya after she hits out over minister’s resignation
Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Baishali joined the Trinamool shortly after her father’s death in 2016 and was given a ticket to contest the Assembly election from Bally in Howrah district.

Another blow for Mamata, forest minister Rajib Banerjee is latest to quit cabinet
Fri, Jan 22, 2021

In a Facebook Live, Banerjee said, “I wanted to do some good work for the people but failedbecause of some persons in the party.” Banerjee said he was patiently waiting for the right time to get his grievances, "solely concerning the wellbeing of people”, addressed.

Behind Mamata Banerjee’s Nandigram move: image building, and a message to BJP
Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Mamata Banerjee will contest the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections from Nandigram. What is the significance of this? What led to her move?

Kolkata International Film Festival: Soumitra in frames and on screens
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Titled “Soumitra Chatterjee — The Journey of a Legend”, the exhibition opened for the public on January 10 and will continue till January 15.

Explained: Why politicians made a beeline to meet Sourav Ganguly in hospital
Wed, Jan 13, 2021

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and state Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar were the first to visit the former India skipper at the hospital.

Shoes hurled at vehicles of Vijayvargiya, Mukul Roy
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

The incident comes less than a month after BJP national president JP Nadda's convoy was attacked with stones near Diamond Harbour.

‘Your strong voice a tremendous source of strength for me’: Amartya Sen writes back to Mamata
Mon, Dec 28, 2020

"I am very happy indeed to get your supportive letter. I am not only most touched, but also very reassured that despite the busy life you have to lead, you can find time for reassuring people under attack..." Amartya Sen wrote.

Explained: Why is Amartya Sen’s house in Santiniketan at the centre of controversy?
Fri, Jan 01, 2021

On the campus, several plots were given to many eminent persons on 99-year lease since the time of Tagore. Sen grew up in Pratichi, the house built by his father in Santiniketan, and visits it frequently.

No Poush Mela this year, help local artists sell their products online: Modi to Visva-Bharati University students
Thu, Dec 24, 2020

Visva-Bharati University completed 100 years today. PM Modi remembers Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and says that the university continues to be an integral part of the Indian culture.

To shed outsider tag, Shah visits Santiniketan, eats at artiste house
Mon, Dec 21, 2020

During his November visit to the state, he had lunch at the residence of a tribal BJP worker in Bankura district and the house of a Matua community member in North 24 Parganas district.

Amit Shah: ‘Will consider implementing CAA after Covid-19 vaccination starts’
Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Shah, who held a roadshow in Bolpur and addressed a press conference in the evening, defended the Centre’s decision to write to the state government asking for three IPS officers to be sent to Delhi on deputation.

Amit Shah roadshow in Bolpur today
Sun, Dec 20, 2020

Meanwhile, BJP workers took out rallies in support of Shah's visit and chanted slogans. Patriotic songs were also played at the venue of the road show.

Ahead of Amit Shah meeting: Two more MLAs quit, TMC claims ‘deserters’ are no loss
Sat, Dec 19, 2020

Suvendu Adhikari and several other TMC leaders at various levels of the party are expected to join the BJP at a public meeting presided over by Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday.

West Bengal: Exodus from Trinamool continues as another MLA quits party
Fri, Dec 18, 2020

About a dozen TMC MLAs and heads of elected bodies are believed to be preparing to resign and walk with Suvendu to the BJP.

Explained: How politicians have moved in and out of TMC over the past decade
Tue, Dec 08, 2020

While the politics of defection seems to be benefitting the BJP and hurting the Trinamool currently, the latter had gained significantly from it after it first came to power in the state a decade ago.

Actor Soumitra Chatterjee passes away at 85
Sun, Nov 15, 2020

Soumitra Chatterjee dead: In a career spanning over six decades, Soumitra Chatterjee worked with Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Tapan Sinha and later in his career with Goutam Ghose, Aparna Sen and Rituparno Ghosh.

Explained: The importance of Suvendu Adhikari — to Trinamool Congress and BJP
Fri, Nov 27, 2020

Trinamool Congress leaders said Suvendu Adhikari has started distancing himself from the party on account of the rise of Abhishek Banerjee, party MP and Mamata’s nephew.

BJP takes first step to win over Muslims, inducts ‘5,000 into party’
Wed, Nov 11, 2020

State minority morcha president Ali Hossain on Tuesday told The Indian Express that another 5,000 Muslims will become BJP members during a “massive” BJP rally at Amta in Howrah district on Thursday.

‘Not everyday Union minister visits’: Villagers line up to catch glimpse of Amit Shah
Fri, Nov 06, 2020

Shah was served chapatti, rice, dal, vegetables, chutney and sweets. A small Durga idol in Dhokra art form and a portrait of Shah were gifted to him.

Amit Shah in Bengal: Can sense massive public anger, Mamata days numbered
Fri, Nov 06, 2020

Shah, who is on a tour to the state, accused the chief minister of creating roadblocks to stop the benefits of the central schemes from reaching the poor.

BJP reaches out to Matuas, tribals; Mamata showers them with sops
Thu, Nov 05, 2020

On Wednesday, the state government granted land rights to 25,000 refugee families and said 1.25 lakh families would eventually stand to benefit.

‘Women in the country must be given the respect people give to Goddess Durga’: PM Modi
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

PM Modi shared his puja greetings in Bengali and appealed to the people to adhere to social distancing norms and wear face masks while taking part in the festivities.

Bimal Gurung’s GJM quits the NDA: What impact will this have on West Bengal politics?
Wed, Oct 28, 2020

With Assembly elections in West Bengal due in eight months, Bimal Gurung's GJM severing ties with the BJP will lead to paradigm shift in state politics.