Tag: West bengal

Centre should focus on free-spending policies, says Nobel winning economist Abhijit Banerjee

Nobel laureate Economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee said on Thursday in Kolkata that the central government should emphasize more on free-spending policies like Europe and the...

Prashant Kishor seeks special advisory panel for decisions in Congress, national role for himself

(This story originally appeared in on Aug 04, 2021) Congress is close to deciding on the induction of Prashant Kishor and his position in the...

Over 15 dead in Bengal floods; heavy rains lash MP’s Gwalior-Chambal region, 200 villages marooned

At least 15 people have died, and lakhs rendered homeless or marooned, as the flood situation in six districts of West Bengal aggravated on Tuesday,...

Recipe for disaster: COVID-19 spreads fear in India’s tea estates

When Indian tea plantation worker Bholanath Natto and his wife tested positive for COVID-19 their biggest worry was not their health, but where they would...

Alapan Bandyopadhyay: Centre issues show-cause notice to ex-Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay

(This story originally appeared in on May 31, 2021) Even though West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay on Monday opted to retire on the day...

Let the Covid virus live, in the true spirit of Kumbh-style Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

Trivendra Singh Rawat, former chief minister – or should that be chief metaphysician? — of Uttarakhand could well have been on the side of the...

Mamata Banerjee: West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee keeps Home and Health portfolios, Amit Mitra retains Finance

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will keep the portfolios of Home and Hill Affairs, Personnel and Administration, Health and Family Welfare, Land and Land Reforms and...

Disband phase-III vaccine policy, direct 100 per cent procurement of doses by Centre: West Bengal to Supreme Court

The West Bengal government moved the Supreme Court on Friday seeking directions to disband Phase-III vaccine policy of the Centre and adoption of uniform policy...

ET Analysis: TMC beats BJP at its own game, turns around saffron poll planks for its own gains

Trinamool Congress beat BJP at its own game by turning around the saffron party’s main poll planks to its advantage, be it the Narendra Modi...

TMC mum on EVMs, EC says stand vindicated | India News

NEW DELHI: Even before the announcement of polls on February 26, the Election Commission had started receiving letters from West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee...

Didn’t lower guard, Covid norms followed: EC officials | India News

NEW DELHI: Election Commission officials on Monday said the poll panel has been ahead of the Covid curve while planning and conducting polls in five...

Bengal heads for penultimate phase of polling

West Bengal is going for the last but one round of polling of the eight-phase elections on Monday where 34 Assembly constituencies spread across five...

West Bengal elections: EC asks observers to strictly enforce Covid protocols | India News

NEW DELHI: While many political parties have voluntarily scaled down their poll campaign in West Bengal in view of the Covid surge, the Election Commission...

Farmers in West Bengal’s rice bowl want better price for their produce

Three years ago, the day when 31-year-old Chaitali Roy’s husband Subhash, a paddy farmer, consumed pesticide because he was unable to pay Rs 30,000 he...

State polls: When elections come around, tea workers — nobody’s people — become everyone’s voters

This morning, when you pour your cup of first flush, remember it was handpicked by bonded labourers of North Bengal and Assam. Understandably then, the...

West Bengal elections: Over 78% voter turnout in 5th phase; violence in few areas | India News

NEW DELHI: Polling for the fifth phase of the tightly-contested West Bengal assembly elections ended on Saturday evening with a voter turnout of 78.36%. Voting...

EC makes record seizure worth over Rs 1,000 crore in ongoing assembly elections | India News

New Delhi: Total seizures of unaccounted cash, liquor, drugs, freebies etc in the current polls to five state/UT assemblies have crossed Rs 1,000 crore, surpassing...

Bengal CEO calls all party meeting to ensure strict implementation of Covid protocol during campaigning | India News

KOLKATA: West Bengal chief electoral officer (CEO) Aariz Aftab on Wednesday called an all party meeting on April 16 following the Calcutta High Court direction...

amit shah: Mamata is asking minorities to vote as one, other voters should see what they have to do: Amit Shah

In what seemed like a reference to voters from the Hindu community, Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday cited West Bengal chief minister Mamata...

Rivals ‘spreading lies’ to create instability: PM Modi | India News

NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi, on the 41st foundation day of BJP on Tuesday, said the party’s opponents were trying to create political instability by...

Breaking cycle of violence and corruption key to West Bengal’s economic revival: Dinesh Trivedi

The culture of violence and corruption is holding West Bengal back despite the state having a formidable army of skilled labour, trained engineers and professionals,...

Polls help chopper charters fly out of Covid mire | India News

MUMBAI: The ongoing assembly elections in four states have apparently vaccinated the Indian helicopter charter industry against the debilitating effects of the Covid pandemic. Industry...

2 Sujits & Sabyasachis pitted against a lesser-known Abhisek

(This story originally appeared in on Apr 03, 2021) KOLKATA: It’s all about Dutta vs Dutta and Bose vs Bose, along with an Abhisek Banerjee...

West Bengal assembly elections: Davids line up against Goliaths in pole contest

(This story originally appeared in on Mar 31, 2021) An eclectic group of people—some hoping for their moment in the spotlight, a few for personal...

Why BJP and TMC are in a celeb-wooing competition

The BJP must have heaved a sigh of relief when Mithun Chakraborty strode onto the stage next to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his recent...