Saturday, 26 November, 2022
TopicWest Bengal

Topic: West Bengal

BJP MLA flaunts President’s photo on bindi as protest against TMC minister echoes in Assembly

The BJP and TMC continue to spar over state minister Akhil Giri’s misogynistic comments against President Droupadi Murmu.

Governor Ananda Bose — lauded by 2 PMs, Malayali by birth & emotionally connected to Bengal

An IAS officer from the Kerala cadre, Bose was named after Subhas Chandra Bose by his father. He retired from civil service in 2011 and has since been ‘upholding India's heritage’.

Ragging in IIT-Kharagpur — Parents allege cover-up in death of son, a 3rd year student

Faizan Ahmed was found dead in his hostel room on 14 October, parents request HC for independent investigation. Court directs IIT director to submit a detailed report on Nov 22.

Bengal politics is not casteless or Bhadralok-free. But it’s still not a deciding factor

In ‘The Curious Trajectory of Caste in West Bengal Politics’, Ayan Guha writes why West Bengal has not seen large-scale Dalit resistance.

Jailed in Punjab, acquitted in Bengal—How judiciary handled drug law violations

In 'Truth Pill: The Myth of Drug Regulation in India', authors Dinesh S. Thakur and Prashant Reddy T. expose the faulty drug regulation in India.

Pet-friendly Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal set to redefine faith and family

'If Durga can be worshipped with Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartik, Ganesh, why can’t a street dog be allowed to coexist peacefully with her children?' asks a puja club member.

What’s in Mamata’s debut album? Her solo, ministers crooning to her tunes & ‘touch of modern rock’

The album contains eight songs written and composed by the Bengal CM, including one she’s sung with state minister Indranil Sen as well as singer & TMC legislator Aditi Munshi.

‘Genocidal regime’ in Bengal, says BJP report. Calls for CBI probe in ‘Nabanna Chalo’ violence

The demand comes after the report by the BJP's fact-finding team noted that a fair enquiry isn't possible by state police since it's 'hand in glove' with TMC govt.

BJP picks a woman, a non-Brahmin, to perform its Durga Puja in Bengal. What’s the message?

Bengal BJP, which held its 1st Durga Puja in 2020, is leaving no stone unturned in organising a grand celebration this year. Party leaders say this will be state unit’s last Durga Puja.

BJP & Shah bad, but Modi good? Why Mamata is going easy on PM over CBI, ED ‘misuse’

West Bengal govt Monday passed a resolution against 'excesses' of federal agencies like CBI & ED. However, CM Mamata Banerjee also said, 'I don’t believe PM Modi is behind this'.

On Camera

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War to climate change—tech diplomacy can tackle global challenges. India must lead from front

The geopolitical landscape is more hostile than ever, which means technology has a vital role to play in ensuring cross-border data flows.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

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French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu set for India visit, to board INS Vikrant on 27 Nov

Lecornu's visit comes at a time when France is offering more Rafale jets to IAF at a reduced cost and higher indigenous content besides the naval version of the aircraft.

G-20(24): How ‘Vishwaguru’ can get new strategic space & Modi another stage in pre-election year

Modi has been balancing India’s interests, playing US & Russia and keeping China off his back. You can trust him to exploit this year-long opening to India’s benefit. And to his own.