Calcutta  /  Published 29.04.21

EVM: Everyone Vies for Machine

Many were also seen laying out newspapers and having lunch huddled in groups. Some others had tucked their masks into their pockets to have lunch or tea and biscuits. No facilities to conduct tempera...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.04.21

Kin’s Covid tag stirs election pot

Political parties in parts of Bengal have started lodging complaints against rivals with Covid-positive kin in a bid to keep them off poll activities ahead of the final phase. In Birbhum, the BJP lod...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Culture  /  Published 25.04.21

Bhot is the matter

Which Indian bird is the earliest riser among avians? Is it the rooster? The crow? Or the mynah? The answer is NOTA. None Of The Above. Decades ago, to my young eyes, India’s early bird, metap...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 23.04.21

Outsiders take boat rides to booth

“Our lives are beholden to the Border Security Force outpost, really,” he said pointing to his right just as a BSF jawan got off his outpost to adjust the octogenarian’s mask for a t...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Bongaon

West Bengal  /  Published 23.04.21

Covid shadow on urban voters

By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 19.04.21

An election unlike any other

By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 18.04.21

High voter turnout amid pandemic

There were clashes between BJP and Trinamul supporters in several places. Trinamul supporter Santu Baul, 18, was shot at in Nadia's Santipur by alleged BJP supporters. The BJP and Trinamul clashe...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.04.21

No protocol at EVM centre

Covid-19 cases are rising alarmingly but there was no such alarm at the centres where thousands of polling and police personnel had gathered to collect EVMs before being sent to their respective polli...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 12.04.21

EVMS: two-tier security in place

The mandate of the seven Assembly constituencies in and around Calcutta that voted on Saturday is lying sealed in 2,000-odd electronic voting machines (EVMs) that are in safe custody in strongrooms ac...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.04.21

BJP frowns at Englishbazar

Leaders of the saffron camp playing the polarisation card in Malda, a district with 12 Assembly seats and minority population of over 50 per cent, hinted on Saturday that they wanted the name Englishb...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda


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