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West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

Trinamul leader lynched in East Midnapore’s Moyna

A former Trinamul gram panchayat member was beaten to death in broad daylight on Monday in East Midnapore’s Moyna, with the party blaming BJP workers for the murder.Basudeb Mandal’s killing was th...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

World  /  Published 14.11.18

Violence flares on Dhaka streets

Violence returned to the streets of Dhaka on Wednesday as policemen were first targeted and then their vehicles torched, bringing back memories of street protests in Bangladesh ahead of the January 20...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 06.10.19

Joker reviews: critics as moral gatekeepers

Reviews of Joker have alternated between gasps of adulation and stentorian demurrals over its fallen-guy-made-into-a-hero approach. Many reviewers have cavilled at what they see as the film’s justif...
By in

India  /  Published 08.06.20

No increase in domestic violence during lockdown: Irani

Union minister Smriti Irani has debunked claims that the coronavirus-induced lockdown led to an increase in cases of domestic violence against women.Replying to a question that the lockdown has increa...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.08.19

Unpleasant trends in India: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday cautioned the nation against growing intolerance and hatred, propelled by certain groups, and called for active effort to build social harmony in the co...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.07.19

Helpline on hate crimes

United Against Hate (UAH), a rights group, has launched a toll-free helpline to provide legal aid and early warnings of communal incidents against the backdrop of the recent attacks on Muslims.The num...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.04.20

Spike in domestic violence cases amid lockdown: NCW

The National Commission for Women has received over 250 complaints since the country-wide lockdown was imposed to control the spread of coronavirus out of which 69 were cases of domestic violence, and...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.19

Dropout spectre in BJP-Trinamul clash belt

The two-month-long Kankinara-Bhatpara political violence — which began in late May when the BJP won the Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat — claimed at least eight lives and dented the local economy but g...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.11.18

Security blanket for Sabarimala one-day test

Barricades are up 24km from Sabarimala ahead of a one-day ritual for which the temple will open on Monday evening, with the state government keen to avoid the kind of clashes witnessed in October when...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 08.09.19

Baseless attacks on citizens' rights

A sure-fire way to destroy an edifice is to attack its foundation. While this strategy is best adopted by doctors — to treat the root cause of illness — majoritarian bodies in India can be counted...
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