Ravik Bhattacharya is assistant editor of Hindustan Times. He has spent over 16 years in journalism covering political, trafficking, crime and human rights issues in various parts of India.
Articles by Ravik Bhattacharya
After Amit Shah launches the exercise, BJP leaders and workers in Bengal will try to visit all households in the state including the residence of chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Rioters gutted several shops and vandalised a number of vehicles over the previous week. Police have arrested 12 people under non-bailable sections of the IPC in this connection.
Hanuman Jayanti celebrations hits the heart of Kolkata, VHP leaders express trust in Modi-Yodi combine to construct Ram Temple
VHP leaders also targeted Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress government for undermining the aspirations of Hindus in Bengal.
Convicts will showcase designer wear made by them in a programme on Bengali New Year.
A Kolkata-based company has designed a bus that will run on biogas produced from cow dung and will charge a flat fare of Re 1 for a 17.5 km route.
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByRavik Bhattacharya, Kolkata
Twin objectives: Mobilising public opinion for Ram temple in Ayodhya and Hindu consolidation
The Kolkata Police registered a suo motu FIR against Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP KD Singh and slapped non-bailable sections against him in a multi-crore cheating case late on March 16, a day before the Calcutta high court ordered a CBI probe into the Narada tapes.
Police start case, slap non-bailable section against Bengali poet for hurting ‘religious sentiments’
Police have also written to Facebook for details of the account from where the controversial poem was posted.
With 42 Lok Sabha seats, Bengal is the third biggest state in terms of presence in the lower house of the Parliament. BJP strategy in Bengal may feature prominently in party national executive meeting in Delhi in mid-April.
Srijato Bandopadhyay posted the controversial 12-line poem on Facebook at 8:25pm on March 19, the day Aditya Nath was sworn in as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.
Kolkata, Hindustan Times | ByRavik Bhattacharya
The members of the families of those whom ruling Trinamool Congress describe as Nandigram ‘martyrs’, are still seething in anger.
Hindustan Times | ByAvijit Ghosal and Ravik Bhattacharya
Following the BJP’s huge win in UP, the Trinamool Congress in Bengal is apprehensive that the Centre could use the CBI to ‘target’ its leaders for their alleged involvement in graft.
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByAvijit Ghosal and Ravik Bhattacharya
‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ winner from Bengal waiting for over a year to get a house under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
On International Women’s Day, President Pranab Mukherjee awarded ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ to 21 year old Anoyara Khatun for her role in fighting against child trafficking in Bengal.
Lashkar militant on death row goes on hunger strike in Bengal jail to press for TV, proper bed and food
He was given capital punishment along with two Pakistani nationals on January 22 this year.
Set up in 1995 in Kolkata with a capital of Rs 30,000, it has clocked a business of nearly Rs 30 crore.
There seems to be fewer agriculture personnel in the districts who can ensure a fool-proof destruction of each and every strand of the wheat crop. They were visiting the fields but they don’t have enough machines to fell the crops and burn them.
Hindustan Times | ByAvijit Ghosal and Ravik Bhattacharya
Ground Zero: Farmers stare helplessly as govt race against time to contain spread of ‘wheat blast’ like symptoms
The state government has deployed men and machines in the villages including combined harvester machines to chop off the crop, jars of kerosene and spray machines.
Hindustan Times | ByRavik Bhattacharya and Halim Mondal
Deadly wheat blast symptoms enters India through the Bangladesh border, Bengal govt burning crops on war footing
Wheat on nearly 1,000 hectares in two districts bordering Bangladesh have already been affected by the symptoms of wheat blast disease, forcing Bengal government to burning standing crops.
Hindustan Times | ByRavik Bhattacharya and Sreyasi Pal
Since the last week of February, agriculture authorities have launched an offensive against symptoms of what is known as the ‘wheat blast disease’, first identified in Brazil in 1985. The deadly fungus had ravaged fields across Bangladesh last year and is now threatening harvest in West Bengal.
Hindustan Times, Chapra (West Bengal) | ByRavik Bhattacharya and Halim Mondal
Good rail, road connectivity, proximity to Bangladesh border, rising fundamentalism — all make a heady mix to put the district as the fake note hub of the country.
BJP targets TMC MP over alleged morphing of Prime Minister’s picture before the 2016 Bengal Assembly elections.
Trained by NGOs with government support, group of young kids aged between 14 and 18 years keep a close watch on the villages, spot and challenge traffickers, stop child marriages and help in rescue.
Security Forces (BSF) were recently shocked to find that Bangladesh stamp paper -- printed only in government presses -- was used for counterfeiting Indian notes that were smuggled in bulk into the country through Bengal after demonetisation.
Hindi and Urdu speaking Muslims from Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi and other states have also been calling to seek guidance
Bengal BJP is set to open a three-tier special cell to screen new comers in the party, the move coming in the wake of a few of its leaders being arrested for involvement in trafficking rackets and cheating cases.
In Sonagachi, about 48% of loans taken from the cooperative bank by sex workers was for the education of their children and another 25% for health care. Building houses and children’s marriage were the other reasons for taking loans.
Chandra Kumar Bose says that while criticising demonetisation, Sen is using words that befit a politician and not an economist.
Bengal MLA lodges complaint of molestation during Feb 8 ruckus in assembly, opposition walks out of the House
On February 8, pandemonium broke out when “The West Bengal Maintenance of Public Order (Amendment) Bill 2017” was tabled.
BJP’s West bengal chief Dilip Ghosh on Saturday had questioned the renowned economist’s contribution to the nation.
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByRavik Bhattacharya and Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
In solidarity with LGBT community, CPI-M’s youth arm demands education, job reservation for transgenders across India
A special resolution adopted at the 10th DYFI national conference held in Kerala in early February has demanded special budgetary provisions for education of the transgender community.
Hindustan Times | ByTanmay Chatterjee and Ravik Bhattacharya