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Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal wants real change, not Mamata Banerjee’s ‘poriborton’

After years of misrule, people of Bengal have shown their trust in the leadership of Narendra Modi.
Mafuja Khatun campaigning in Khargram

These 2 Muslim BJP candidates in Bengal say there is no religious discrimination in party

Mafuja Khatun and Humayun Kabir are BJP candidates from Jangipur and Murshidabad, and they're hoping to break the party's Muslim jinx in West Bengal.
Mamata Banerjee

Nervous Mamata is desperately trying to revive the Left she beat, just to keep BJP out

BJP’s first Lok Sabha fight as main challenger in Bengal and Amit Shah’s claim on 23 seats has forced Mamata to look for ‘allies’ in adversaries.

Is vote for Left a waste in Bengal or will it find relevance only in an anti-BJP coalition?

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, the state’s traditional Left supporters seem to be shifting towards the BJP.
CPI (M) rally in West Bengal

‘Vote for CPM is vote wasted’: Bengal’s Left supporters look to BJP to challenge Mamata

From Cooch Behar to Siliguri, Malda to Asansol, and Singur and Nandigram to Kolkata, CPI(M) supporters looking to challenge Trinamool see BJP as their only option.

Kolkata students think Modi’s Balakot strike was a gimmick & Mamata is no great leader

Students at Presidency and Jadavpur universities say Left stayed away from identity politics, criticise Modi & Mamata for a lack of jobs and 'communal' politics.
Supreme Court

SC pulls up Mamata govt over alleged harassment of customs officials by Trinamool MP

The Solicitor General told the court that customs officials were obstructed from doing their duty and checking the bags of a TMC MP's wife.

How SC defended freedom of speech by pulling up Mamata govt for blocking satirical film

A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court slammed the West Bengal govt for preventing the screening of Bhobishyoter Bhoot, and also imposed fines.

SC fines West Bengal govt Rs 20 lakh for ban on satirical film Bhobishyoter Bhoot

The West Bengal govt banned the film in February on the grounds that the political satire could cause law and order issues.
Bust of Naxal leader Charu Majumdar alongside other communist stalwarts at Bengaijote, Naxalbari | Moushumi Das Gupta | ThePrint

RSS, BJP grow roots in Bengal’s Naxal cradle as red makes way for saffron

The RSS has been gaining a foothold in North Bengal, including Naxalbari, aiding the BJP's poll prospects but significantly giving it an edge in an ideological war.  

On Camera

Lalita Pawar in a still from Anand

Lalita Pawar, Hindi cinema’s favourite vamp, played a memorable positive role in Anand

In Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anand, which also stars Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan, Lalita Pawar plays a caring hospital matron.

‘Free Julian Assange’ petition goes viral: Why is the world so invested in his release?

Julian Assange, co-founder of whisteblowing website WikiLeaks, is facing extradition to the US after Ecuador revoked his political asylum.


Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.