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Chittatosh Mookerjee

BJP’s present politics different from what Syama Prasad espoused, Jana Sangh founder’s nephew says

In an interview with ThePrint, Chittatosh Mookerjee says much was expected of the BJP in Bengal but they have not fulfilled expectations.
File image of Bengal BJP leader Dilip Ghosh | ANI

‘Bad people management, factionalism’ — why Dilip Ghosh lost post of Bengal BJP head

While BJP leaders say Dilip Ghosh was instrumental in party’s 2019 outing in Bengal, his ‘inability’ to work with party members is seen as a factor in exodus it’s grappling with.
Students at the Visva-Bharati campus. Phalguni Pan (student with beard) is among 3 students who were expelled by the university in August but reinstated by the Calcutta High Court | Madhuparna Das | ThePrint

Students expelled, teachers under fire, rank tumbles — turmoil in 100th year of Visva-Bharati

Tenure of Visva-Bharati Vice-Chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty, who assumed chair in 2018, has been marked by a series of controversies. Faculty say they've raised matter with Modi govt.
Trinmool MP Derek O'Brien with Babul Supriyo and party's national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee on 18 September 2021 | Trinamool Congress | Twitter

Babul Supriyo joins Trinamool months after ‘quitting politics’, being dropped from Modi cabinet

Babul Supriyo says leaving politics 'wasn't a drama' and that he will play by the rule book. Set to meet Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Monday.

West Bengal Advocate General Kishore Datta resigns, fourth top law officer to quit in a row

In his resignation letter, Kishore Datta cited personal reasons for his resignation. But law department officials say he was sidelined for past one year.
Image: Manisha Yadav | ThePrint

Behind Bengal’s Rs 1,900-cr ‘coal scam’ story is Class 8 dropout who began as ‘petty coal thief’

Top politicians like Mamata’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee have been grilled in connection with the coal mining scam. At the centre of it is a man called Anup Maji.
The CBI logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint File Photo

CBI arrests 7 people in murder case linked to West Bengal post-poll violence

The central agency had taken over the case on instructions of a 5-judge bench of Calcutta HC to investigate alleged murder and rape incidents reported during the post-poll violence.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee | Photo: ANI

Mamata Banerjee files nomination for Bhabanipur assembly bypoll to be held on 30 September

The TMC supremo will be pitted against BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal & CPI(M)'s Srijib Biswas. After losing Nandigram, she needs to win this by-poll to retain her ​chief ministerial post.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during an election campaign for Bhabanipur bypolls, in Kolkata on 8 September 2021 | ANI

Mamata shadow on Oppn unity as she says BJP can ‘silence’ Mulayam, Pawar, Congress but not TMC

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee slams BJP for summons to her nephew in ED's coal scam probe, comments come on a day Congress decides to not field candidate in Bhabanipur bypoll.
Paramilitary soldiers check identity cards of voters before they enter a polling station during the 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Howrah district, West Bengal, on May 6, 2019 | Swapan Mahapatra | PTI Photo

New study finds how Kerala-Bengal decided who to vote for between Centre and state in 2019

Jindal and Carleton university scholars studied Junglemahal and Thiruvananthapuram voters to find they accurately attributed responsibility between Centre and state govts.

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A weighing scale | Representational image | Pixabay

Are you gaining weight? Get gut-healthy

Combinations of high trans-fat, high-refined carbs, and low dietary fiber diets lead to alteration in gut microbial composition, leading to harmful metabolic outcomes.

Power outage risks increase as India’s coal stockpiles plunge to 3-year low

Heavy rains in mining regions are worsening coal supply crisis. The dwindling supplies also come at a time when electricity consumption has been strong due to revival in economic activity.


Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat attends the conference of the Chiefs of General Staff of the SCO member states in Russia's Orenburg, on 23 September 2021 | ANI photo

CDS Bipin Rawat attends SCO military exercise in Russia’s Orenburg

The exercise has provided an opportunity to the armed forces of the SCO nations to train in counter-terrorism operations in a multinational and joint environment, officials said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.