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File photo of Rajeev Kumar outside his residence | Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

In Saradha case, ex-Kolkata cop Rajeev Kumar seeks Supreme Court’s extension of protection

The Supreme Court bench had earlier withdrawn the protection from arrest granted to Rajeev Kumar in connection with Saradha chit fund case.
A still from Mrinal Sen's Padatik | mrinalsen.org

Mrinal Sen’s Padatik, about dispirited Communists in 1970s Calcutta, is a tale of our times

Padatik is last in Mrinal Sen’s Calcutta trilogy, in which Communists are risking their lives for a cause that forever seems out of reach.
Howrah Bridge, Kolkata | Commons

A quick tour through Bengal: Why the state doesn’t need Amit Shah & Modi’s lectures

To look closely at Bengal would reveal a truth that runs counter-flow to the BJP’s claims about the state.
Headquarters of the Election Commission of India in New Delhi | Source: ECI

EC shunted Bengal IPS officer as he arrested BJP’s Tajinder Bagga ‘without authority’

EC acted on special police observer report that claimed ADG (CID) Rajiv Kumar arrested Bagga 'without authority and without informing the police commissioner'.
Mamata Banerjee in a protest rally against the clashes that broke out during BJP President Amit Shah's election roadshow | PTI

Vidyasagar statue vandalism in Bengal isn’t just about ideology. It’s a TMC-BJP power war

The vandalism was a random act, almost an accident, which has now taken on more significance than was its intention.
Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Amit Shah roadshow witnesses stone pelting & clashes in Kolkata

A scuffle broke outside the Calcutta University when activists of both the Left and Trinamool student wing shouted slogans at Amit Shah convoy.
Mrinal Sen grew up aspiring to study physics although he did have interest in films. | Topnewswood.com

Mrinal Sen, the cinematic genius who had the courage to bring social realities on celluloid

On his birth anniversary, ThePrint remembers Mrinal Sen, the pioneer of New Cinema movement, who was often criticised for making movies on human suffering.
Flight passengers at NSCBI Airport in Kolkata as the airlines resume operation following a halt in view of the cyclonic storm Fani, which slammed into the Odisha coast on Friday | PTI

Flight operations resume in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar as Cyclone Fani clears

Cyclone Fani Friday forced Kolkata and Bhubaneswar airports to remain shut. Rescue operations are currently underway in Odisha, where the storm was most severe.
Passengers waiting at IGI Airport.

Kolkata shuts flight operations for 17 hours as Cyclone Fani hits east coast

DGCA has suspended the arrival and departure of all flights from 3 pm Friday to 8 am Saturday at Kolkata airport in view of Cyclone Fani.
File photo of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in Kolkata | PTI

CBI wrongly hounding me over Saradha scam probe, former Kolkata top cop tells SC

Former police chief Rajeev Kumar claims the way CBI is targeting him seems to be the result of a conspiracy between BJP leaders Mukul Roy & Kailash Vijayvargiya.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
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Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.