Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: Bengal

Why Bengal and North India failed to produce any Phule, Ambedkar, Periyar

Almost all prominent social reformers and anti-caste leaders emerged in two geographical and administrative locations—Bombay and Madras presidencies—during British rule.

Poll body bans campaign by Trinamool leader who issued life threats to rival voters

Pandabeswar MLA Nanrendra Nath Chakraborty has been banned for violation of the code of conduct.

Trinamool, BJP members fight in Bengal assembly over state’s law and order situation

Opposition BJP demanded discussion on Rampurhat arson deaths which ruling Trinamool refused.

Bengali poet Jibanananda Das took over Tagore’s legacy by not trying ‘too hard’

Despite receiving criticism for the lack of nationalism and non-Marxist elements in his work, Jibanananda Das stood out among Bengali poets.

SC adjourns hearing on West Bengal’s suit against CBI probe in post poll violence

A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and B.V. Nagarathna noted that the pleadings in the matter are complete & deferred the suit for hearing in the third week of February.

Lesson from 2021 is that TV news sees a lot ‘ulta’ — Covid, Bengal election, farmers’ protest

In 2021, we watched events through a distorted lens on TV news channels. Like living in the Truman Show.

Bengal BJP infighting grows, Dilip Ghosh complains about Babul Supriyo, Saumitra Khan to Nadda

Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh met national president JP Nadda Monday and complained about how Babul Supriyo and Saumitra Khan made ‘objectionable’ remarks on social media.

In Bengal stone quarries, everyone is coughing. It could be due to silicosis, Covid, or both

The Deocha-Pachami belt in Birbhum is known for its unregulated stone quarries. Here, Silicosis which has similar symptoms to Covid, adds to the crisis.

Poster calls for BJP workers’ boycott in Bengal village, TMC says conspiracy against Mamata

Poster in TMC’s name seeks to direct Mahisda shopkeepers to not serve tea to BJP workers. BJP calls it tip of iceberg, TMC says not in position to do this as village is a BJP stronghold.

CPM candidate-Kolkata doctor, who conducts dialysis for Rs 50, is a 7-time plasma donor

Fuad Halim, doctor & son of ex-Bengal Speaker Hashim Abdul Halim, had drawn attention last year for providing dialysis services to the poor during last year's Covid lockdown.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.