Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: TMC

A dramatic 2008 Panchayat poll turned the tide in Bengal. That’s why 2018 is vital again

The 2008 polls were a precursor to the Left’s loss of power. The state has followed a similar voting pattern since, where a strong showing at the local level is repeated at the bigger polls.

Congress won’t leave any stone unturned to ensure opposition unity, says Ahmed Patel

Party warhorse says Narendra Modi's talk of 'simultaneous polls' is an election gimmick, says PM's 'graph has been falling'.

West Bengal is no longer difficult for the BJP to rise in

The history of Bengal since 1947 shows that the secular-liberal identity and religious identity could be coterminous if an enabling atmosphere exists.

BJP hopes Mukul’s entry to help expand party base in Bengal before 2019

The BJP has its eye on doing well in panchayat elections in Bengal next year and the 2019 general elections. Mukul Roy is a crucial part of that plan.

BJP MP says they’re going to lodge FIRs against Bengal police officers to hit back at TMC

"Nobody is above the law," Roopa Ganguly told The Print's Pragya Kaushika.

“Fake” Bengal violence pix used for representational purposes – BJP IT Cell head Malviya

Amit Malviya tells ThePrint original visuals from the state were too gory to publish. Says it is a norm to use images for representational purposes. PRAGYA KAUSHIKA

Talk Point: How did some pockets of West Bengal become so communally polarised?

A controversial Facebook post about Islam recently prompted angry Muslim mobs to go on a rampage setting buildings on fire and clash with the police in West Bengal, killing a 65-year-old Hindu man. Retaliatory Hindu mobs burnt down the dargah and shops owned by Muslims. Who is responsible for this communal tinderbox? We ask experts.

Writings on the Bengal wall

Reading the realigning colours of political India.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.