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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An official of the South Paraganas district, said, “At least a dozen people from the district have died and over 100 were injured in the Odisha train accident.”
In Kolkata, government officers monitoring the emergency helpline numbers said they received frantic calls from almost all districts
Visuals of the accident site showed 15 coaches of the Coromandel Express lying on their side, and passengers crying for help.
West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose appointed 10 senior professors as vice-chancellors of state-run universities, leading to a standoff with the TMC government, which called the move "illegal". The education minister has urged the professors to refuse the appointments and is seeking legal opinion. The Calcutta high court recently overturned the state government's extension of the tenure of 29 V-Cs, citing University Grants Commission regulations that require appointment on the recommendation of a search committee comprising UGC, the governor and the state.
Union home minister Amit Shah met politicians, bureaucrats and civil society groups from both warring Meitei and Kuki communities in Manipur on Tuesday, in an attempt to quell the violence that has singed the northeastern state for close to a month now and killed at least 80 people.
Shah arrived at Bir Tikendrajit Imphal International Airport for a four-day visit at 9.30 pm on Monday, a day after fresh clashes rocked the state.
TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee said the “so-called rainbow alliance of the Left and Congress” only helped the BJP in Bengal because the TMC is the main political force in the state
The development came on a day when the Manipur government said that at least 40 Kuki armed militants have been killed by security forces in the last four days.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is due to visit Manipur on Monday to hold talks with stakeholders to restore calm.
The filmmaker dismissed the allegations as “baseless” and said the police case against him was an “attempt to silence the truth”.
Abhishek Banerjee had visited the Salboni area of Bengal’s Jhargram district as part of his two-month-long Nabo Jowar (new tide) Yatra.
For many in Imphal, the key question is whether the clash between members of the Kuki tribe and the Meitei community was waiting to happen
Since May 3 violence, 7,472 Meiteis have migrated from hill districts to the Imphal valley, while 5,200 Kukis have left Imphal and surrounding areas.
Manipur saw violent clashes that began a week ago in Churachandpur but spread quickly across the state.
Close to a week after Manipur was swept by ethnic violence between two communities across multiple districts, the state capital began stepping towards normalcy.
Pallel is unique, in that it is the only camp where families belonging to both Meitei and Kuki communities have been accommodated.
The Imphal airport resembled a refugee camp in a war zone, with roughly a thousand members of Kuki tribe waiting for planes to take them to neighbouring states.
The army said on Sunday no major flare-ups were reported overnight and that a curfew was lifted between 7-10 am in one of the main flashpoint areas.
On May 1, the BJP released its election manifesto in the southern state saying it will implement the uniform civil code (UCC) and NRC if it retains power. The UCC treats all religious groups and communities equally in terms of the law
The victims, identified as Abdul Rezzak Dewan, Jiaul Laskar, Saidul Munshi and Akbar Khan, died between July 31 and August 2 last year
A Santhal family in Bengal's Birbhum has been wandering from village to village for three years after being accused of witchcraft and thrown out of their home.
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen is facing eviction from his ancestral home in Santiniketan, West Bengal, over allegations of illegal occupation of public land.
Leaders in the state’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit hope to strengthen party organisations, exercises essential to winning the upcoming elections
Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty has claimed Sen’s father rented only 1.25-acre land on a 99-year lease in 1943 and .13 decimal land should be returned
In an email to the central university’s estate officer, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, 89, said the magistrate of the area has noted that the existing arrangement should be recognised and that no interference or breach of peace should be allowed
On June 13 last year, the state assembly passed the West Bengal University Laws (Amendment) Bill 2022 which sought to make the CM the chancellor of all universities in place of the governor
The violence between two communities during a Ram Navami procession has caused a political war of words
A March 24 order said civic volunteers will assist police deployed to manage traffic, tackle illegal parking, manage crowds during festivals, and ensure public safety
The West Bengal government conveyed its decision to implement the four-year undergraduate programme under National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 from the forthcoming academic session to universities on March 17
Ten people were killed in March last year at Bogtui in West Bengal’s Birbhum in retaliation to the murder of a local functionary of the ruling Trinamool Congress