Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicWest Bengal

Topic: West Bengal

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.

Modi govt’s Mamata headache: 600 km of Bangladesh border still unfenced

Home ministry officials claim lack of cooperation from West Bengal may pose a hurdle in checking illegal immigrants, including Rohingyas.

Mamata Banerjee is in denial mode on Bengal’s dengue crisis

To protect herself, Mamata Banerjee is forcing her administration to turn a blind eye to full-blown public health crisis.

The importance of GI tags: Why Bengal is celebrating its rasogulla victory

The two-and-a-half year battle for custody of the rasogulla saw West Bengal finally defeat Odisha Tuesday. The state was awarded the geographical indication (GI) tag for the ‘Banglar rasogulla’.

Bengal wins GI tag, but not 900-year-old custody battle over Rasogolla

This may not be the last word in the not-so-syrupy confrontation with Odisha as the GI tag has only been given for the “Banglar Rasogolla”.

Fewer footfalls & fall in demand take a toll on Mumbai’s jewellery workforce

Ahead of Diwali, showrooms in Zaveri Bazaar are unusually quiet as thousands of artisans go back home to West Bengal due to job cuts.

Rohingyas are a ‘serious’ threat, Centre tells Supreme Court

The central government is going to state its final stand on deporting Rohingya refugees in the next hearing on 3 October in the Supreme Court.

The jugular as the Achilles’ heel

China reminds us of internal vulnerabilities close to Doklam. Most can be fixed if BJP puts national interest above politics. SHEKHAR GUPTA

“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.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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