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Abbas Siddiqui
West Bengal  /  Published 22.04.21

Among Muslims, a new churning

But things changed sharply in her second term. With the BJP coming to power at the Centre and making inroads in the state, Mamata Banerjee began wooing Muslims by resorting to an overt religiosity. He...
By Manini Chatterjee in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 12.04.21

Familiar template: The BJP’s blueprint for Bengal

Against the backdrop of the Ganges in high tide at a riverside dhaba in Diamond Harbour, three Muslim residents were taking in the cool, strong wind and chatting about politics. I butted in ...
By Saba Naqvi in

West Bengal  /  Published 05.04.21

Tuesday's vote holds key to Cong-CPM ambitions

The ISF candidates' list for the 2021 polls is a mix of Muslims and Hindus, including Brahmins and Dalits. It has fielded candidates in Kulpi, Mandirbazar Canning&nbs...
By Arnab Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.04.21

Trident of worries for Trinamul in South 24-Parganas bastion

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By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.04.21

Mamata takes a dig at Modi’s predictions

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday wondered whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "god or a superhuman" to make claims of a BJP triumph in the Assembly elections, six pha...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Hooghly

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Opinion  /  Published 02.04.21

New Bengal

The West Bengal assembly elections are going to be an acid test for both Mamata Banerjee and Narendra Modi. For Didi, it is a struggle for survival; whereas for the latter, if the Bharatiya Janata Par...
By Satish Chennur in

Opinion  /  Published 01.04.21

Red alert: No moral highground for CPM

In entering a pre-poll alliance with Abbas Siddiqui, the cleric of Furfura Sharif, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) believes it has done what every political party is supposed to do in electoral...
By Indradeep Bhattacharyya in

West Bengal  /  Published 14.03.21

Who is this Man?

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By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 03.03.21

Berchtesgaden bloom

Poor ideas often become alarmingly popular, good ones get cast by the wayside. What side of the table would have been the side to choose at Berchtesgaden in Bavaria in the September of 1938? On one si...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

West Bengal  /  Published 03.03.21

Congress leaves 7 seats for cleric’s party

The Congress on Tuesday agreed to allot seven seats in south Bengal to Abbas Siddiqui’s Indian Secular Front, but reiterated that it would field candidates in not less than 92 Assembly segments....
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta


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