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Past articles by Santanu:

Knives out as Madan Mitra adds seekh kebab to Bengal panchayat poll mix

BJP, CPM call it a bid to threaten opponents; TMC says Mitra meant would make mincemeat of Oppn in polls, but "not literally". → Read More

As West Bengal heads into panchayat polls, BJP state chief, unit get a morale boost from Modi

Sukanta Majumdar, whose job was cut out to douse infighting between Dilip Ghosh and Suvendu Adhikari, gets a thumbs-up; message to state unit is that its efforts have been noted, but they should continue as one body. → Read More

Bengal brings chicken into mid-day meal, Opp spots a bone to pick

Questions timing of the four-month scheme, coinciding with panchayat polls; Bengal says made provision out of own money, would have extended it if had more funds. → Read More

‘Didi’s Suraksha Kawach’: Welfare politics heats up ahead of Bengal panchayat polls

As TMC unveils a two-month, 15-scheme plan to highlight Mamata govt initiatives, BJP with leaders on ground doing the same accuses the party of copying it → Read More

Angry Mamata fumes again over ‘Jai Shri Ram’ sloganeering, TMC and BJP trade barbs

Like at an event at Victoria Memorial last year, BJP supporters irk Banerjee again by raising slogans; Trinamool decries ‘insult’ to CM while BJP says Banerjee's reaction was "unwarranted". → Read More

Mithun Chakraborty is back, in a meatier role for Bengal BJP

In the backdrop lately, actor-turned-politician now finds place in party core committee; BJP banking on his appeal in coming panchayat polls. → Read More

No Mamata during Hasina visit, Trinamool & BJP bicker

Ruling party in Bengal claims Centre did not invite CM as it does not want to raise her profile in national politics, BJP cites ‘protocol’. → Read More

Bengal finances stretched, Opp questions Mamata’s Durga Puja benevolence

Projects on hold as debt burden balloons; TMC claims sound move as will boost economy around festival → Read More

Red signal for BJP, GJM as new parties lead the way in Gorkha body polls

Former Bimal Gurung aide Anit Thapa’s outfit sweeps GTA election while Hamro Party finishes second; TMC opens account with five seats. → Read More

KK concert shadow on TMC lingers as Saugata questions college fest funds

The Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) unit of Gurudas College, which controls its students union, has maintained that the college institution and its students had funded the fest, where KK participated, and not the students’ body. → Read More

Kolkata, centuries before Job Charnock: what newly excavated finds tell us

The excavations were carried out by the Kolkata Circle of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at a mound outside Clive House in March-April. → Read More

With Dilip Ghosh censure, BJP puts dissident leaders in Bengal on notice

BJP insiders said that with this move the central leadership had reposed its faith in the young leadership team and sent a strong message to all the dissidents — either fall in line or face the music. → Read More

Unchecked entry, jostling & non-working ACs at KK concert, say eyewitnesses

As is seen in the videos of the performance that surfaced on social media, the singer is seen wiping off sweat and even complaining of hot and humid condition inside the auditorium. → Read More

Opposition questions arrangement at KK concert venue, allege overcrowding led to singer’s death

Singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, died in Kolkata late on Tuesday at the age of 53. He was in Kolkata for a two-day concert, and took ill while performing at the annual festival of Gurudas College at Nazrul Mancha. → Read More

West Bengal SSC recruitment: Division bench upholds single bench order, CBI to probe scam

Hearing the matter on Wednesday, the division bench of Justice Subrata Talukdar and Justice Ananda Kumar Mukherjee upheld the single bench order and said the CBI will continue its investigation into these scams. → Read More

Central officials raise red flag as Bengal allots medical seats to Ukraine returnees

On April 28, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced that her government would accommodate 412 students who were forced to return to the state from Ukraine following the Russian invasion. → Read More

Fighting shy of taking on TMC on Bengal streets, BJP reels from SC’s Contai order

The saffron party has alleged rigging in most of the polls held in the state since it became the principal Opposition in the wake of the March-April 2021 Assembly polls. → Read More

Amid Bengal slide, Amit Shah’s tough luck message for BJP: End old whine for new battle

The Bengal BJP leaders needed to give up their pipedream of President's Rule in the state, as well as looking at the CBI to fight its political battles, Shah said. → Read More

Bruised BJP lines up protests to mark one year of post-Bengal poll violence

Besides renewing its attack on Mamata, the move is aimed to unite and rejuvenate the demoralised state BJP rank and file days after the party suffered another electoral debacle, this time in the Asansol Lok Sabha and Ballygunge Assembly bypolls. → Read More

By-poll watch: TMC bets on Babul Supriyo riding Mamata wave to victory but his past a drawback

The former Union minister was the BJP MP from Asansol during riots there in 2018 → Read More