It is near impossible to negotiate a long-term solution without conceding to the demand of a Gorkhaland. A temporary truce and a suspension of the shutdown is the best that can be expected from the bipartite talks that have just begun.
After allowing indiscipline among its senior cadre due to electoral necessities, the CPI(M) in Bengal is losing its reputation of integrity.
It has become respectable now to articulate latent feelings about issues concerning minorities that were hardly talked about some years ago.
The sting against several Trinamool Congress leaders, showing them allegedly accepting cash, is now beginning to bite the party
Mamata Banerjee had promised to change nepotism in recruitment of class D government jobs, but her government is now doing the same.
The BJP’s baby trafficking case focuses public attention on the problem but also shields the size of it from closer scrutiny, because the ‘huge networks’ that operate to keep the trade going, continue to do so.
Mamata Banerjee makes an old law even tougher to create an Orwellian world of surveillance of dissenters.
As Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee prepares to go to Rome for the September 4 canonisation ceremony, Kolkata makes arrangements at Mother House.
The Kolkata-based university is investigating complaints of sexual harassment against a senior professor’s son after a student posted an account of being molested and sexually harassed him.