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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Pressing for a nationwide caste census, which, he said was the biggest issue at the moment, Akhilesh Yadav claimed the BJP is trying to avoid it
Akhilesh Yadav, who is in Kolkata for the SP’s national executive meet, said that after Bengal, it is UP where political workers face maximum probe by federal agencies
The decisions were taken at a closed-door meeting the TMC chairperson held on Friday with legislators and parliamentarians at her south Kolkata residence to formulate a strategy for the upcoming panchayat and the 2024 Lok Sabha elections
In the meeting, Banerjee blamed organisational weakness and sabotage by a section of leaders for the defeat in recent bypolls and replaced Haji Nurul Islam and appointed youth leader Mosaraf Hossain as the unit’s new president
The TMC announced that Mamata Banerjee will travel to Odisha next week to meet her counterpart Naveen Patnaik as part of her plans to talk to parties that can defeat the BJP
Several Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders and their kin have lost clerical jobs in West Bengal government schools because of a recent Calcutta high court order, which sought termination of service of those who paid bribes for employment, leaders of the ruling party said
A recent Calcutta high court order sought termination of service of those who paid bribe for employment in Bengal government schools
Mamata Banerjee wants to know why Muslims voted for the Left-Congress alliance although she is running so many welfare schemes for citizens, said Bengal minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury
The Union rural development ministry has written to the West Bengal chief secretary saying that a spot inspection by the central teams has revealed several irregularities in the PMAY scheme
All arrests are in connection with a cash-for-jobs racket in which teaching and non-teaching staff were allegedly appointed, in violation of due procedure, in government schools between 2014 and 2021
West Bengal BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari’s appeal came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told party leaders at the BJP national executive on January 17 to reach out to Muslims without expecting their votes in elections.
The state set the March 31 deadline for the completion of the construction of houses for the rural poor after the Centre said the next instalment will be cleared only if the money sanctioned earlier is fully utilized.
More than ₹100 crore was allegedly raised by TMC leaders from job aspirants to employ them as teachers and staff at state-run schools across West Bengal between 2014 and 2021, CBI officials probing the case said.
The Birbhum District Central Cooperative Bank Ltd. reopened after 17 months in October 2015 following efforts by the state government but got back its licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in September 2016
Mukul Sangma’s party, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), announced its first list of candidates for the February 2023 Meghalaya Assembly polls on Friday
While the ruling TMC has cited recent arrests of its leaders to claim it does not tolerate corruption, the BJP called it an ‘eyewash’ to save ‘big fishes’
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will attend NGC meeting where union ministers and CMs of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand will be present. State officials said she might also attend the Vande Bharat Express event at Howrah
Biplab Ojha is seen as close to controversial TMC Birbhum unit president Anubrata Mondal, who is in judicial custody in a case related to alleged cattle smuggling
The West Bengal government has struck off names of hundreds of people under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) housing scheme for the poor after it found applications of people having multistoried homes were approved in at least nine districts, officials said. This has led to a political slugfest in the run up to the panchayat elections to be held in early 2023.
TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, while on a three-day Meghalaya tour, said that her party has been able to enrol one lakh members in six months in the state
Published on Dec 15, 2022 03:22 PM IST
ByTanmay Chatterjee and David Laitphlang
West Bengal CPI (M) secretary Md Salim said a sizeable section of our supporters voted for the BJP in 2019 thinking that it is powerful enough to oust the TMC. ‘They have realized their mistake ‘
In February 2003, Myrten’s elder brother Dia, and five others from Mukroh were killed in a militant attack on the village. Nineteen years later, Myrten’s husband, Thal Shadap, 48, and the four others from Mukroh were killed after being chased and shot by policemen and forest guards from Assam on November 22. Their deaths that have triggered a furore, and rekindled a five-decade old border dispute between Meghalaya and Assam.
Updated on Dec 06, 2022 03:49 PM IST
ByTanmay Chatterjee and David Laitphlang, Mukroh
Adhikari, who was a cabinet minister in the TMC government and was considered Banerjee’s protege, joined the BJP in December 2020
Opposition parties failed to field candidates for 34% of the seats in the last panchayat polls in 2018 due to alleged intimidation and around 20 people died in the violence during the elections
Welcome to Kolkata during the Durga Puja, where the pandals compete to outdo each other, the only thing that matters almost as much as the festivities is politics, and often, both coalesce.
Updated on Oct 03, 2022 11:52 AM IST
ByTanmay Chatterjee and Joydeep Thakur, Kolkata
ED, which filed its first charge sheet against Chatterjee and Mukherjee who were both arrested on July 23, may use the latter as a witness for the state during trial if she does not turn hostile, an agency official said on condition of anonymity.
An ED official said the agency cannot rule out the possibility of Arpita Mukherjee turning hostile in the case and they have provided security to her because of possible threats to her life
Partha Chatterjee was arrested on July 23 after 27 hours of interrogation in connection with alleged irregularities in recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff in government schools, in which the ED has thus far recovered cash worth over ₹50 crore. He was the state education minister from 2014 to 2021 when the alleged irregularities took place.
The mammoth 14,000-page set of documents contained details of 35 bank accounts, 40 immovable properties, 31 life insurance policies and 201 shell companies that are under the scanner
“Can you see that row of trees? A few years ago, the land beside it was purchased by Kesto Mondal’s men. Several patches of multi-crop land have changed hands in recent years,” Ajijul Sheikh, a small farmer at Nanoor in Bengal’s Birbhum district, says as he wipes his face with a gamchha