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Shyama Prasad Mookerjee
Business  /  Published 19.10.21

Bids sought for Tajpur port

The Mamata Banerjee-government is hoping to award the contract to build a deep sea port at Tajpur to an eligible developer by early next year. The West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation, whic...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 18.10.21

Calcutta port benefits from high seas option

Cargo handled by all government-owned major ports of India in the first half of this fiscal has nearly reached the level seen before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, signalling that the external tr...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 08.10.21

Terminal link to NE

A new shipping container terminal is coming up at Khidderpore to handle barges and small ships with an eye to connect with north east India via the Indo-Bangladesh Protocol river route. Six companies...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.06.21

Forgotten chapter: The BJP and West Bengal Day

The scope and meaning of Bengali culture and who are its rightful custodians were themes that played out in the recent elections to the West Bengal assembly. Although complex issues of culture and ide...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Heritage  /  Published 24.01.21

When the books left the building

At 8 o’clock on a pre-Covid Sunday morning, I walked into the National Library in Alipore in Calcutta. The reading room of the 180-year-old building was open to members although it was a holiday...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 30.12.20

Goodwill hunting: Bengal, unbelonging and the BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party is on the hunt for icons in Bengal. It cannot be faulted for stalking Bengal’s manishis, even though men and women of learning and wisdom have not been known to w...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 08.08.19

Smooth road ahead for New India

In the end, it turned out to be much smoother than anyone could ever have anticipated. With meticulous planning and a show of political audacity that left opponents bewildered, the formidable Narendra...
By Swapan Dasgupta

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

Opinion  /  Published 01.06.19

Mamata’s greatest success may also have been her greatest failure

Mamata Banerjee’s refusal to attend the new Central government’s swearing-in was understandable. What she earlier called a “constitutional courtesy” lost that neutral label when it became clea...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray


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