Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: Bengal

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.

The British loved their meat, but some were fascinated by Hindu-Brahminical vegetarianism

In ‘Meat, Mercy, and Morality’, Samiparna Samanta writes that the British in India thrived on an elaborate diet of meat, but some preferred vegetarianism in the tropical climate.

How Modi-Shah’s BJP is co-opting regional cultural icons in poll-bound states

In episode 692 of ThePrint's Cut The Clutter, Shekhar Gupta explains BJP’s strategy of reaching out to cultural icons of communities ahead of polls.

State of Congress has reached such a low that it’s showing in its Assam, Bengal, Kerala plan

Congress' brand value, and thus credibility, is at an all-time low. And its state election strategies are proof.

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain — a pioneer of women’s education who strove for a feminist utopia

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain's short story 'Sultana's Dream' was one of the earliest feminist utopian fiction that spoke about patriarchy and shunning of women from the sciences.

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Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.