West Bengal  /  Published 05.09.21

BJP MLA defects to TMC, third in 10 days

Soumen Roy, the BJP MLA of Kaliaganj in North Dinajpur, on Saturday switched over to Trinamul to become the third MLA —  after Tanmoy Ghosh of Bishnupur and Biswajit Das of Bagda — to...
By Avijit Sinha, Kousik Sen in Raiganj, Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 28.03.21

BJP workers start fast against nominee

Protests in the BJP in Kaliaganj of North Dinajpur district over Soumen Roy’s candidature took a significant turn on Saturday with angry workers and supporters of the saffron party starting an &...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 23.03.21

Turncoat in Priya Ranjan's bastion

The Congress has fielded a leader who quit Trinamul barely three weeks back in Kaliaganj — the ancestral place of late Congress leader Priya Ranjan Das Munshi in North Dinajpur district. Prabha...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.20

2 new venues for north Bengal fest

Kaliaganj in North Dinajpur and Mirik, the tiny sub-division in Darjeeling district, have been chosen by the Bengal government as new venues for the upcoming Uttarbanga Utsav, the week-long cultural e...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

India  /  Published 28.11.19

‘Arrogance’ beaten 3-0

The Trinamul Congress on Thursday handed the BJP a 3-0 rout in the Bengal Assembly by-elections, bearing out Mamata Banerjee’s post-general-election claim that the battle was far from over despite t...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 30.11.19

In a fickle political mood

By-elections to state assemblies are not considered to be a reliable register of the mood of the nation. There are a number of reasons why constituencies in states speak an electoral language that is ...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 24.11.19

TMC and BJP spar over poll security

A war of words has broken out between the BJP and the Trinamul Congress over paramilitary forces in three Assembly segments where bypolls will be held on Monday. Byelections will be held in Karimpur (...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar


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