National Population Register Npr
West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.20

‘Other’ fodder for Modi-Shah reign

 Kashmiris then, Muslims now, tribals and Dalits next.The politics of the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah dispensation thrives on creating an “other”, said a former IAS officer who quit the civil ser...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 13.01.20

The reasons for stillness

As India erupts in protest over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority region, has been more or less calm. Th...
By Riyaz Wani

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.20

CM runs into point-blank questions

Hands folded, Mamata Banerjee stood with a microphone and appealed to a band of youngsters to pay attention to her reasoning. That was the defining picture on a day Calcutta exploded in unparalleled p...
By Devadeep Purohit and Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 11.01.20

Mamata tells Modi to scrap CAA

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday at Raj Bhavan here and said she had told the Prime Minister that her party was opposed to the amended citizenship Act...
By Agencies in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.01.20

Why Ali is thanking Modi

Thousands marched through the heart of Calcutta on Friday, not for themselves but for their neighbours — fellow citizens who feel threatened by the new citizenship matrix.They walked for people who ...
By Debraj Mitra and Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 08.01.20

Bandh supporters attack cops in Malda

Parts of Sujapur, an otherwise nondescript locality off NH34 in Malda district, turned into a battlefield on Wednesday as hundreds of bandh supporters attacked police with bricks and the men in unifor...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.01.20

Sedition charge over CAA protest dropped

State home secretary Sukhdev Singh on Wednesday told The Telegraph that director-general of police K.N. Choubey had instructed the Dhanbad police to drop sedition charges slapped on 3,000 people, incl...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 04.01.20

Old Left warrior in CAA fight

The CPM is returning to its roots in Bengal.The Left party has resuscitated a moribund post-partition-era mass organisation — the United Central Refugee Council (UCRC) — to breathe life into its c...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

West Bengal  /  Published 09.02.20

From market to fair, protest echoes

Sunday-morning shoppers at a Patuli market were greeted by a group of people distributing Bengali pamphlets to tell the “truth behind CAA-NPR-NRC” in between buying fish and vegetables.The campaig...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.02.20

Bank staff arrested over NPR

Two employees of a private bank were arrested on Wednesday in Calcutta after Aadhaar card update applicants complained that they were assigned “NPR” numbers.NPR stands for National Population Regi...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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