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Post Poll Violence
West Bengal  /  Published 26.08.19

Help reaches Hena for study

Succour has started pouring in for Hena Parvin, a Class IX student who lost her textbooks and school uniforms when her house was attacked by arsonist after Lok Sabha election results were announced on...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kankinara

India  /  Published 25.08.19

Burnt in poll hate: a teen’s schoolbooks

Hena Parvin, a 14-year-old Class IX student at the Shams Urdu High School in Kankinara, has nowhere to go on a Friday morning. Sitting under a banyan tree outside a mosque near her modest one-storey h...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kankinara

West Bengal  /  Published 21.06.19

‘No one knows who’s next’

Suresh Shaw doesn’t know how to put it across. Among the two to fall to bullets on Thursday in Bhatpara was Dharamveer Shaw, the youngest of Suresh’s four brothers.“Kya boley, Sir. Thak chukey h...
By Kinsuk Basu in Bhatpara

Opinion  /  Published 20.06.19

The Centre is a little too concerned about Bengal

Disagreements and contrary positions are inevitable in a vibrant democracy. Non-violent approaches to the resolution or containment of such conflict is the mark of a democracy’s maturity; so far Ind...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 19.06.19

Civil society protests post-poll violence

Ei mrityu upatyaka amar desh na. The line, rejecting a valley of death as one’s country, by Nabarun Bhattacharya with a portrait of a bloodied face by Wasim Kapoor formed the backdrop of a citizen...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.19

Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi airs ‘sadness’

Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday expressed dissatisfaction with chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s “non-responsiveness” to his attempts to speak to her over the doctors’ agitati...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.19

Delhi fishes in doctor waters

The Union home ministry has sent an advisory to the Bengal government “urgently” seeking a report on the strike by doctors, mentioning that concerns had been raised across the country on the safet...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.06.19

Never seen emergency ward shut down, says physician

A senior SSKM doctor, who tried to negotiate with agitating junior doctors, spoke to Metro on Thursday about how he feels about the ongoing strike.The doctor didn’t want to be named because he said ...
By As told to Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 13.06.19

The government must ensure doctors' security

Violence never has happy consequences. Two junior doctors were injured when, after the death of a patient in hospital, his relatives and a very large number of their friends and supporters attacked th...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 13.06.19

The battle for Bengal may get murkier

Mamata Banerjee began the 2019 general election in the grand hope that with a clutch of nearly 40 Lok Sabha seats, she would be ideally placed to become the first Bengali prime minister of India — a...
By Swapan Dasgupta in


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