Left Front
Opinion  /  Published 10.07.19

If the Left has to recover, it must reinvent itself

I am often asked: why has the Left, so powerful less than a decade ago, suddenly got eclipsed? The question is pertinent. True, the eclipse of the Left is mainly in the electoral arena, and the Leftâ€...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.19

Bengal lynching bill under governor scrutiny

The Mamata Banerjee government’s plan to pass a bill to prevent lynching in Bengal has come under the scanner of Raj Bhavan with the Congress and the Left bringing to governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s n...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.19

Can we make communism relevant again?

Sir — One agrees with Ramachandra Guha’s view that communist thought should be indigenized (“Homely traditions”, June 22). Karl Marx’s economic theory was designed for an industrialized nati...
By The Telegraph in

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)


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