Opinion  /  Published 17.07.19

A formula for resurgence in Bengal

It would be too simplistic to argue that Mamata Banerjee came to power because of the Singur-Nandigram agitation that was opposed to land acquisition. The turning point for the Left in West Bengal was...
By Subir Bhaumik in

West Bengal  /  Published 07.06.19

Singur loss a shame: Mamata

Mamata Banerjee is learnt to have described as a “great shame” and a “personal blow” the lead conceded by the Trinamul Congress to the BJP from the Singur Assembly segment in the Lok Sabha pol...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.12.18

Singur, sad, sad: Former Calcutta HC judge

A session on pluralism organised by the Trinamul Congress’s social media cell has lived up to its name by hosting independent views on a few sensitive subjects.“Singur, sad, sad; unemployment: no,...
By Sandip Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.05.19

Speed of BJP rise stuns poll watcher

The quick disintegration of the “dominant” CPM and the rapid emergence of the BJP as the main Opposition in Bengal is unlike anything New York-based investor and poll watcher Ruchir Sharma has see...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.20

Panchayat takes bull by the horns

The Bighati gram panchayat in Hooghly’s Singur block dipped into Rs 3,000 of its own development funds this week to tackle an unlikely problem.Panchayat officials said on Sunday that they were force...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Singur(Hooghly)

West Bengal  /  Published 24.12.18

Veteran CPM leader Nirupam Sen passes away

Veteran CPM leader Nirupam Sen, who had spearheaded West Bengal's industrial drive, died at a Calcutta hospital on Monday morning after prolonged illness, family sources said.He was 72. The former Pol...
By PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.11.18

Official axed over Singur food delay

The Mamata Banerjee government on Monday suspended an official for delay in distribution of cheap food grains among farmers unwilling to part with land in Singur for a Tata car project.“The food and...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.11.18

Surjya exorcises land acquisition ghost

 Bengal CPM secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra on Thursday renewed a call to end Mamata Banerjee’s rule in Bengal for the government’s “failure” on the industry front that has created joblessn...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.19

Mamata on long march in Calcutta before campaigning ends

Mamata Banerjee enjoys long walks. The diminutive chief minister, a frugal eater and a fitness freak, hardly misses her daily walkathon target — 16km to 18km. She is so uncompromising with her targe...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 30.05.19

A profound transformation in Bengal

At a time when the electorate has reposed emphatic faith in the leadership of the prime minister, Narendra Modi, there are two sharply contrasting views of West Bengal among India’s opinion-makers t...
By Swapan Dasgupta in


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