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West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.22

Stalwarts in Siliguri civic poll fray

The Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) elections that would be held later this month has been dubbed as a struggle for political relevance of two political stalwarts of the city — Asok Bhattac...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

Opinion  /  Published 06.01.22

A puzzle called Indian elections

Like alchemy, which was an obsessive concern for the medieval world, modern democracies are forever preoccupied with unearthing the secrets of winning elections. In the not-so-distant past, striking t...
By Swapan Dasgupta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.01.22

Jan 22 polls: Congress, Left in ‘tacit’ deal

Negotiations among Congress and Left for the January 22 elections of Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) to contest with an informal understanding is still on, as is evident from the nominations file...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.21

Cong-Left seat tussle versus ‘Siliguri model’

A tussle seems to have started between the Left Front and Congress in Siliguri on seat-sharing for election to Siliguri Municipal Corporation, where the two parties by a tacit understanding that polit...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 30.12.21

250 Left activists held for no-poll protest

Calcutta police arrested around 250 Left Front leaders and workers who had gathered in front of the State Election Commission office Wednesday to demand polls to the Howrah Municipal Corporation on Ja...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 28.11.21

Cong to contest CMC polls alone

The Bengal Congress announced its first list of candidates for the Calcutta Municipal Corporation on Saturday, with 66 names, hinting at the absence of political alliance with the Left in the forthcom...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.11.21

Civic polls: Left Front leaves 17 seats for allies 

The Left Front on Friday released its list of candidates for the Calcutta Municipal Corporation elections, leaving 17 seats for other parties including the Congress and Indian Secular Front, it's ...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 14.10.21

Controversy and Durga Puja in Bengal

The five days of Durga Puja in West Bengal constitute one of the largest street carnivals in the world. It is undeniably a Hindu religious and cultural festival symbolizing the triumph of good over ev...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Culture  /  Published 10.10.21

UNWANTED: Partition

Dwaipayan and Kasturi are among the founder-members of the People’s Film Collective, a platform that screens documentary films and political cinema for audiences in Bengal. Kasturi has co-direct...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.21

Left Front blockade over erosion

The Left Front in Malda has decided to stage a blockade on NH12 on October 7, demanding immediate rehabilitation and adequate relief for erosion victims in Malda and Murshidabad districts. The decisi...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda


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