Snigdhendu Bhattacharya, principal correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata, has been covering politics, socio-economic and cultural affairs for over 10 years. He takes special interest in monitoring developments related to Maoist insurgency and religious extremism.
The TMC accused Union Home Minister Amit Shah of presenting false data on funds spent by the Centre on various schemes and targeted him for reviving the issue of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). read more
Bengal’s death rate due to Covid-19 is still higher than the national average. India’s death rate stood at 2.8% as of Monday morning, with 7,200 deaths reported against 256,611 persons testing positive for the disease. read more
The College Street area in north Kolkata, popularly known as Boi-para or the book locality, is home to some of the most prestigious educational institutes and happens to be a storehouse of books, with nearly 1,000 small to large publishers and booksellers operating in the locality. read more
Moitra has said that the local self governing bodies in rural Bengal were not taking up necessary infrastructure work that needed funds over Rs 3.5 lakh in an attempt to avoid mandatory administrative scrutiny. read more
The Bengal government’s attitude towards the inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) to assess the cyclone damage is in contrast to its stand when two such teams landed in April to take stock of the state’s Covid-19 management. read more