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West Bengal  /  Published 21.06.19

Calcutta HC quashes conviction of Maoist leaders

Three Maoist leaders arrested during the Left rule in 2005 and charged under the UAPA for “waging war against the nation” were declared “innocent” and acquitted by Calcutta High Court on Frida...
By Our legal reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.05.19

Bridge of many sighs

This bridge connects disaster with disaster. On February 28 this year, Bonobibi Setu across the river Katakhali was inaugurated in Hasnabad in North 24 Parganas district in Bengal. The bridge, deliver...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Business  /  Published 04.02.19

Bengal debt pile balloons

Bengal’s public debt is set to balloon to Rs 4,31,928 crore — more than twice the sum it inherited from the Left Front government. The revised estimate of the outstanding loan in 2018-19 was Rs 3,...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.03.19

Left-Congress talks stuck on three seats

Talks between the Congress and the Left Front to finalise seat-sharing in Bengal have it another stumbling block over Purulia, Basirhat and a Lok Sabha seat in north Bengal. While the Forward Bloc is ...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.11.18

Lalgarh wants to leave past behind and aches for growth

In November 2008, Lalgarh in the then West Midnapore district, witnessed a change. Hundreds of thousands of villagers joined a movement to express their angst with the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee governme...
By Pranab Mondal in Lalgarh

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.19

In Bengal, a triumph of force

Last week, I was invited to speak at a discussion meeting in Calcutta on the economic revival of West Bengal. Without wanting to be facetious, I quietly pointed out that the first occasion I had encou...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

India  /  Published 09.05.19

BJP ahead of TMC in Jangalmahal

In the former Maoist stronghold of Jangalmahal in West Bengal, it is the substantial vote bank of the Left Front, along with that of the far Left parties, which is likely to push the BJP ahead of the ...
By Ananya Sengupta/ PTI in Jhargram(WestMidnapore)

Opinion  /  Published 05.05.19

CPI(M) election plank? English pronunciation

One of the greatest achievements of the English letter ‘r’ is to have led the word ‘red’. For red is the colour of the flag of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), and people should vote wi...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 17.07.19

The Left now faces the prospect of extinction

Look to the leftSir — In the article, “Path to resurrection” (July 10), Prabhat Patnaik raises some pertinent points in the context of the current political situation in India. At present, secul...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 24.05.19

Hard, harsh task ahead for Mamata

West Bengal is now wearing two distinct colours for the Lok Sabha. The Trinamul Congress had more or less cleared the terrain of Opposition parties since 2011. The coalition that had ruled the state f...
By The Editorial Board in


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