Tanmay Chatterjee has spent more than two 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.
Sarkar, 42, a lesser-known magician who lived at Sonarpur in the southern fringes of Kolkata and had adopted the stage name Mandrake, succeeded in his acts many times till fate caught up with him on Sunday afternoon. read more
Incidentally, these parts have been the focus areas of chief minister Mamata Banerjee ever since she took charge in 2011, and launched several projects aimed at developing infrastructure in these areas. read more
The dusty industrial town, once seen as the great hope of a state in decline, was a citadel of the Left for 30 years and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had never had much of a toehold in West Bengal. read more
BJP candidate Samik Bhattacharya and the party’s Bengal election cell convenor Mukul Roy said they did not meet CPI(M)’s Paltu Dasgupta in the Nagerbazar area, as alleged by Trinamool Congress, but went to wish a party worker’s wife on her birthday.... read more
Politicians and observers said that blending religion with electoral politics is unprecedented in Bengal and exposes the polarisation that may have emerged as the principal influencer on voters in many districts. read more
The exchange of allegations, political rhetoric and personal attacks, touched a new high in Bengal on Wednesday, the penultimate day of campaign for the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections, read more