The resolution proves that the difference between the two factions – Sitaram Yechury’s and Prakash Karat’s – is only semantic and not the big rift it was made out to be.
The 75-year-old bridge is very much a part of everyday life in Kolkata.
In conversation with political scientist Ranabir Sammadar on the strategies deployed by Banerjee to enhance TMC’s electoral base, her big victory in the bypolls, and the reasons for BJP’s sudden popularity.
Koel Das, an electrical engineer turned cognitive neuroscientist, is trying to find out more about how the brain ‘sees’ and ‘finds’.
In the fevered imagination of the Sangh parivar, West Bengal is low-hanging ripe fruit ready for the plucking.
Though the police have ruled his death a suicide, Sakher Ali’s family and neighbours insist he was murdered. The incident, however, is not believed to have any communal dimension.
The first of its kind in Bengal, the TMC’s new and controversial strategy aims to counter the BJP’s increasing influence in Birbhum district.
Latest news updates from the world of work.
The move comes after the environment ministry sought feedback from several states on the notification.
A government organisation that has no representation from the rasogolla industry decided to claim regional ownership. This is completely illegal and is grounds for setting aside the registration.
Latest news reports from the world of work.
The Registrar General of India has sought permission from the Supreme Court to push the deadline for updating the National Register of Citizens in Assam to July 31 2018.
A Bengal doctor has been suspended after he wrote a Facebook post on the dengue crisis. The case is similar to another doctor in Mumbai who was ‘raided’ for identifying totally-drug-resistant TB cases.
A commonly stated goal of community-based forest management is to improve the livelihoods and well-being of forest-dependent people. But whether CFM really achieves this is unclear.
After men migrate for work, women of Mousuni Island in the Sundarbans in West Bengal have to struggle for survival, losing land and livelihood to floods and erosion.
The Union home ministry had ordered ten of the 15 Central Armed Police Forces companies deployed in the hills to pull out despite the situation remaining volatile.
Artists without professional training are exhibiting their talents across the city – from the imaginative pandals to the lively performances.
Communal tension has resulted in the defiling of religious places, attacks by Hindus and Muslims, and the destruction of and damage to properties.
Roy, whose relationship with the leadership has been strained of late, said he would give an explanation on why he was leaving the party.
Banerjee’s government restricted idol immersions to 10 pm on September 30, the day of Vijaya Dashami, and banned it completely the next day – which is Muharram.
Has communal hatred seeped into the Bengali-speaking middle class psyche?
This year’s controversy around West Bengal police’s order about idol immersion after Durga puja, on Muharram, was uncalled for, because the state has, through decades, celebrated different festivals at the same time.
The upheaval the CPI(M) is going through in West Bengal can be attributed to a split in the central and state party lines. Unless resolved, this could lead to further outbursts from party members.
The West Bengal government has issued lookout notices against GJM leaders Bimal Gurung and his colleague Roshan Giri.
“The feeling of patriotism cannot be forced down someone. It is a sentiment that is already there in all Indians.”
Though promised much by the ‘Hindu’ west after Partition, Dalits who crossed over from East Bengal got the opposite of a warm welcome.
The Gorkhaland stir has costed the industry Rs 250 crores so far and there are rising fears that Darjeeling tea will lose its brand.
The indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills has now been on for 47 days.
News of the unrest seems to have moved off the front pages of national newspapers, but the crisis, far from retreating, has in fact deepened.
A well-implemented regulation will ensure that patient care improves, while also creating safeguards that don’t let private establishments put all the onus of error on a doctor.
With the weather conditions improving slightly and the Damodar Valley Corporation releasing less water, the situation has improved slightly.
Kolkata witnessed the worst sex ratio drop of any district targeted by the government’s scheme to tackle gender imbalance, Maneka Gandhi told the Lok Sabha on Friday.
While reforms have been enacted, the regulations are unclear and full of loopholes that allows operators to lawfully engage in unsustainable, polluting mining.
Exploring the history and causes of the Gorkhaland agitation through illustrations.
A look at the ongoing struggle for separate statehood in Kalimpong.
“In those days, exploitation used to take place right in front of our eyes. We knew who the exploiters were. That is not the case now. Our exploiters are too many: the government, officials, powerful companies, real estate dealers.”
Urmilesh discusses how both the print and broadcast media have covered the recent communal violence in the North 24 Parganas of West Bengal. Joining him for this episode are Sevanti Ninan, editor of The Hoot and Nidhi Kulpati, senior editor at NDTV India.
Mamata’s policies, since she became chief minister in 2011, have challenged and redefined the century old hegemony of bhadralok politics, and reshaped Bengal’s identity.
However, instead of patronising multiple social clusters, which is the bedrock of TMC’s strategy, the BJP is trying to consolidate support on religious lines – its agenda elsewhere in the country too.
The BJP has long had its eye on West Bengal, because without it, its idea of a Hindu Rashtra cannot fully be realised.