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Tanmay Chatterjee has spent more than three decades covering regional and national politics, internal security, intelligence, defence and corruption. He also plans and edits special features on subjects ranging from elections to festivals.

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CBI to probe crimes against women, land grabbing in Sandeshkhali: Calcutta HC

The main accused, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sheikh Shahjahan, and two TMC-run zilla parishad members, Uttam Sardar and Shibu Hazra, have been arrested by the state police

The high court said all state officials must cooperate with the federal agency. (Representative file photo)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 03:19 PM IST

Modi kicks off eastern push of poll campaign

The PM first travelled to Jamui in Bihar on Thursday afternoon and then to Cooch Behar in northern West Bengal, underscoring his party’s focus on development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally in Cooch Behar on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 05:54 AM IST
By, , Kolkata/patna

Empower religious outfits to certify CAA applicants under CAA rules: Matua body

The CAA rules require signed affidavits from applicants along with documents issued by the governments of Pakistan, Afghanistan or Bangladesh

Matua community people celebrated after the central government notified the rules for implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. (PTI)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 09:32 PM IST

Bengal nawab turns tormentor of Hindus in BJP’s poll narrative

As BJP's Krishnanagar candidate questions the Nawab of Bengal's credentials, historians say Siraj-ud-Daulah's role as a freedom fighter is well-documented

New Delhi, Mar 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi was reportedly in a telephonic conversation with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Krishanagar Lok Sabha candidate Amrita Roy, on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 12:16 AM IST

Seat sharing among Left Front partners in Bengal triggers dissent

Front leaders have even alleged that while giving priority to the alliance with Congress, CPI(M) has ignored the strength of its own partners

CPI(M) and its LF partners lost all Lok Sabha and assembly seats in the last elections (Representative Photo)
Published on Mar 29, 2024 04:29 PM IST

Bengal: 4th biggest source of migrant workers launches separate health card for them

Opposition parties in Bengal have used the outflux of migrant workers as a major issue against the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC)

According to the 2011 census, Bengal was the fourth biggest source of migrant workers in the country. (HT PHOTO/Representative)
Published on Mar 14, 2024 11:40 AM IST

Dropped by TMC, Barrackpore MP Arjun Singh vows to contest seat he won for BJP in 2019

Arjun Singh said he was promised the TMC ticket for the Barrackpore seat the day he returned to the party one and a half years ago

Barrackpore MP Arun Singh’s supporters have replaced photographs of Mamata Banerjee in his office with those of PM Narendra Modi (X/ArjunsinghWB)
Published on Mar 12, 2024 08:18 PM IST

Why a high court judge decided to join a political party

During Abhijit Gangopadhyay's tenure as Calcutta HC judge, one side applauded his crusade against corruption, the other accused him of bias

Former Calcutta high court judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay joined the BJP on Thursday. (HT photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2024 09:47 PM IST

TMC will not last till 2026, says ex-Calcutta HC judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay

Abhijit Gangopadhyay, shortly after resigning from the judiciary, announced that he would be joining the Bharatiya Janata Party tentatively on March 7

Abhijit Gangopadhyay. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 08:43 PM IST

Aadhaar scrutiny mostly affected Bangladeshi Dalits in Bengal, says BJP leader

BJP legislator Asim Sarkar said the Aadhaar deactivations have proved how crucial it is for people to support his party in the coming polls so that the Citizenship Amendment Act is enforced

The UIDAI authorities said in a statement on February 19 that intimations are being issued to Aadhaar number holders from time to time to keep the Aadhaar database updated but no number has been cancelled. (Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 02:38 PM IST

TMC focusses on PM Modi for LS polls; BJP hits back with Mamata’s caricatures

TMC has also focused on Gujarat by releasing posters, which claim that the healthcare system has failed in Modi’s home state

West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)
Published on Feb 19, 2024 06:13 PM IST

INDIA bloc gets jolts in Bengal and Punjab as TMC, AAP rule out alliances

In both Punjab and West Bengal, the state Congress chiefs have been opposed to any alliance with the dominant regional party

A senior Congress leader involved in the seat negotiations with allies said, “The party leadership might reach out to Banerjee. But there is also resentment against Trinamool in the party unit.” (PTI)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 04:11 AM IST
By, , , New Delhi/kolkata/chandigarh

Mamata Banerjee mounts pressure on Cong, says TMC can contest all Bengal seats

Mamata Banerjee made the statement at a TMC meeting when she was discussing the party strategy for the coming election with Murshidabad leaders

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at the inauguration of 47th International Kolkata Book Fair at Central Park, Salk Lake ion Thursday (Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 19, 2024 10:15 PM IST

10 years on, family seeks justice for Kamduni rape and murder victim

Three convicts were awarded the death penalty for this crime. However, the Calcutta HC overturned the judgment last October. Now, the family gears up for the SC

The family of the Kamduni rape and murder victim is gearing up for a legal battle at the Supreme Court
Published on Jan 16, 2024 07:01 PM IST

CPI(M) invites Bihar CM to Kolkata event amid stalemate in INDIA talks

The Congress and the CPI(M) in West Bengal had earlier said the INDIA model will not work out in the state because they are opposed to both the TMC and the BJP

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (File)
Published on Jan 08, 2024 07:41 PM IST

INDIA: Bengal Congress oppose alliance with TMC; CPI(M), too, distances itself

Mamata Banerjee, chief minister and the TMC chairperson, has urged other parties to complete the seat sharing process by December 31

A meeting of Opposition parties in the chamber of Congress President and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 21, 2023 07:51 PM IST

For INDIA, Mamata Banerjee may stay off Congress’s Bengal LS seats: TMC leaders

A section of TMC leaders feel that Banerjee is formulating a strategy to stop BJP from taking advantage of any split in votes cast by the Muslim community

West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)
Published on Dec 18, 2023 01:22 PM IST

CAA rules will be framed by March 30, 2024: Union minister announces in Bengal

Union minister of state for home affairs, Ajay Kumar Mishra announced the decision at in West Bengal while attending a festival of the Dalit Matua community that has been demanding CAA

Union minister of state for home affairs, Ajay Kumar Mishra. (File)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 06:42 AM IST

CAA rules will be framed by March 2024: Union minister

The CAA, passed in 2020, offers citizenship to non-Muslims from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh who entered India before 2015.

People gathered in large numbers to celebrate the 71st Republic Day, during the ongoing round the clock protests against CAA, NRC and NPR at Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi, India on Sunday January 26, 2020.(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 05:03 AM IST
By, Kolkata

BJP trying to erase Tagore’s legacy because of his ideology, alleges TMC

A political row has erupted in West Bengal after the plaques installed by Visva-Bharati university on its campus to mark the inclusion of Santiniketan in the UNESCO world heritage list, missed Tagore’s name on them

Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. (File Photo)
Published on Nov 07, 2023 10:04 PM IST

Will defeat Abhishek Banerjee in 2024, says ISF’s Nawsad Siddique

Nawsad Siddique’s claim has triggered speculations on polarisation of Muslim votes against the ruling TMC that Bengal has witnessed in some regions in the recent assembly and panchayat elections

ISF legislator Nawsad Siddique. (File Photo)
Published on Nov 06, 2023 09:24 PM IST

Santiniketan Trust founded by Tagore’s father moves police on plaque issue

The Santiniketan Trust said the Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor had not taken any permission before installing one of the plaques marking inclusion of Santiniketan town in the UNESCO World Heritage list on a piece of land owned by the Trust

Visva-Bharati was founded by Rabindranath Tagore at Santiniketan in West Bengal’s Birbhum district in 1921. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 05, 2023 07:23 PM IST

Why TMC is silent on Mahua Moitra as she faces parliamentary probe

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey alleged that TMC MP Mahua Moitra had taken bribe from industrialist Darshan Hiranandani for raising questions in the Lok Sabha about industrialist Gautam Adani’s businesses

TMC MP Mahua Moitra. (File Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2023 01:40 PM IST

Shell companies, movie projects: Common factors in job, ration scams in Bengal

Enforcement Directorate officials have found that investments in movies and use of numerous shell companies to siphon money figure among the common factors in the two cases

Bengal minister Jyotipriya Mallick was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on October 27 in connection with the ration scam. (PTI)
Published on Oct 29, 2023 10:02 PM IST

CBI probe terror angle in busted passport racket in Bengal, Sikkim

The CBI has so far conducted raids at around 50 locations including in Kolkata, Gangtok, Siliguri, Darjeeling and Alipurduar

The CBI on Saturday busted a fake passport racket that was operational in West Bengal and Sikkim. (Representative photo)
Published on Oct 17, 2023 07:25 PM IST

Anti-citizen provisions in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita bill: Mamata Banerjee

The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, and the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam were tabled in the LS by Union minister Amit Shah

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (HT file)
Updated on Oct 11, 2023 07:38 PM IST

Calcutta HC sets aside death sentences in 2013 Kamduni gang rape and murder

On June 7, 2013, the victim, a second-year undergraduate student was returning home from college when she was abducted, gang raped and murdered

Calcutta High Court. (Representative photo)
Published on Oct 06, 2023 07:22 PM IST

Bengal family returns home 3 years after ostracised over witchcraft claims

Jyethu Hansda and his wife Jasomoti stepped inside their house along with their children and grandchildren under the watchful eyes of government officials and policemen

The 12-member family had been wandering from one village to another in search of food and shelter since they were ostracised and thrown out of their home. (HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 01, 2023 04:41 PM IST

Why is Mamata Banerjee reluctant to endorse INDIA’s caste census agenda?

Experts say that any revision in quotas may take on a communal colour since both Hindus and Muslims are part of the lists of Other Backward Classes

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is reluctant to agree to a nationwide caste census
Published on Sep 22, 2023 06:56 PM IST

Bengal job scam victim gets appointed as teacher seven years after passing test

After getting her appointment letter, Anamika Roy said that this is the happiest day in her life and hoped that others who were deprived like her get justice too

The woman could get the job because the services of two others who scored less than her in the 2016 eligibility test were terminated by the Calcutta high court. (Representative Image)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 08:14 PM IST
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