Tuesday, 28 March, 2023
TopicWest Bengal

Topic: West Bengal

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'.

After Jawhar Sircar slams ‘corruption’ in TMC, fellow MP Saugata Roy says he should resign

Ex bureaucrat & Rajya Sabha MP Sircar says TMC can't win in 2024 with 'half-decayed body due to corruption', but he won't 'quit' unless CM Mamata Banerjee wants him to.

How an accident of geography and history created a people with a bad case of sweet tooth

In ‘Sugar: The Silent Killer,’ Damyanti Datta attempts to understand the hold of sugar in India and demystify the way we eat.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.