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West Bengal
Opinion  /  Published 13.04.21

Shamed: CISF kills 4 in Bengal

Bengal has a long and chequered history of political violence. The death of four voters at the hands of the Central Industrial Security Force and the ugly politics that has been unleashed in the after...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 13.04.21

Star power: Celebrities and Bengal polls

Prior to becoming the Ukrainian president in 2019, Volodymyr Zelenskiy was a sitcom star with his only political experience being playing a high school history teacher in the 2015 political satire,&nb...
By Atanu Biswas in

Opinion  /  Published 13.04.21

Black hole sun

The British film director, David Lean, liked to repeat a vaudeville entertainer’s precept he had internalized in his youth: never pop out of the same hole twice. While this might be sound advice...
By Ruchir Joshi in

West Bengal  /  Published 13.04.21

Gorkhas safe, says Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah, on his first Assembly election campaign in Darjeeling hills on Monday, said not a single Gorkha would be displaced by the National Register of Citizens (NRC) update proc...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Calcutta  /  Published 13.04.21

Rs 13-lakh cash haul in central Calcutta

A man was caught with Rs 13 lakh at a busy crossing in central Calcutta on Monday evening. Police said he could not provide any information on the source or destination of the money. Nemai Bera, a r...
By Our Special Correspondent in Muchipara

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West Bengal  /  Published 13.04.21

‘Will never forget such cold-blooded murder’

Mehebul Kazi, backup for the Trinamul agent I was sitting inside the booth as a backup for the Trinamul polling agent. Voting was going on peacefully. I could hear people shouting over something outs...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 13.04.21

Mamata: BJP MP, SP plotted before firing

At another rally, Mamata Banerjee referred to Narendra Modi’s regular comments about infiltration from Bangladesh and then juxtaposed his recent visit to the neighbouring country before accusing...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Ranaghat

West Bengal  /  Published 13.04.21

Abhishek: Firing was planned

Trinamul MP and party youth president Abhishek Banerjee on Monday termed the Sitalkuchi firing as a “pre-planned” move to scare Bengal voters. Abhishek, speaking in two public meetings in...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.04.21

PM blames ‘master plan’ by Mamata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday alleged that chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s “master plan” to rig the polls was behind the incident in Sitalkuchi that claimed four lives on S...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.04.21

CPIML: Arrest CISF men

The CPIML (Liberation) has lodged complaints with the Election Commission, seeking the arrest and prosecution of CISF personnel responsible for the firing at voters outside a polling booth in Cooch Be...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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