Babul Supriyo, the 49-year-old seems to have found a comfortable nest in politics as he prepares to defend his seat in West Bengal’s Asansol constituency that he won in 2014.
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 09:32 AM IST
Incidentally, Ram Navami celebration became a controversial issue in Bengal after the BJP, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliates organised processions on Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti in the state in 2017.
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 05:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
Updated on Mar 21, 2019 09:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | Tanmay Chatterjee
The ruling party has now fielded Subrata Mukherjee from Bankura for the Lok Sabha election 2019. Sen will fight from Asansol, which is held by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Babul Supriyo
Updated on May 07, 2019 02:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
This time, the ruling party in the state has nominated actor-turned-politician Moon Moon Sen to contest from the Asansol seat, located in the second largest city of the same name after Kolkata. It was once dominated by the Communist Party of India(Marxist).
Updated on Apr 24, 2019 03:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
Trade union protesters block trains, vehicles amid sporadic violence in Bengal during nationwide strike
Agitators blocked railway tracks and road traffic at different places in West Bengal on Tuesday morning as a two-day Left-sponsored shutdown began in the state even as the Mamata Banerjee government made elaborate arrangements to thwart the strike.
Updated on Jan 08, 2019 01:34 PM IST
Kolkata |HT Correspondent
The woman has given a confidential statement to a court and a medical test has confirmed she was raped.
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 02:48 PM IST
Midnapore, Hindustan Times |Koushik Dutta
Strong-willed women, nostalgia, and hope are explored in this collection of stories that have featured on Neelesh Misra’s popular radio show
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 09:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times |Sonali Mujumdar
The decision comes after communal flare-ups in Basirhat and Baduria in North 24 Parganas district last year, and Asansol and Raniganj earlier this month. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee also expressed her displeasure over “multiple marriages” and “conspiring relatives” in TV serials.
Updated on Apr 21, 2018 02:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
The death of Mondal sparked off a series of communal clashes in the two industrial towns of Raniganj and Asansol that has so far claimed at least three other lives according to official records.
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 10:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Raniganj |Sumanta Ray Choudhuri
Babul Supriyo said in a series of tweets, he was restrained from walking away by a man “who leads by example” and “works relentlessly for his countrymen ignoring all this noise of deceit and false propaganda”.
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 10:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times | HT Correspondent
Moulana Imdadul Rashidi, who made headlines as a messenger of peace in Asansol, said some of his people are misinterpreting his views as his reluctance to cooperate in the investigation.
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 08:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Asansol | Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
The BJP delegation comprises Shahnawaz Hussain, Om Prakash Mathur, Vishnu Dayal Ram and Roopa Ganguly. They will submit a report to BJP president Amit Shah.
Updated on Apr 01, 2018 11:18 PM IST
Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri, Asansol | HT Correspondent
The violence fanned out to Asansol areas, prompting police to suspend Internet services and clamp prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in trouble-torn areas of the district.
Updated on Mar 31, 2018 05:10 PM IST
Press Trust of India, Asansol | HT Correspondent
Apart from a ban on armed rallies, additional forces will be deployed in each district and police personnel will be placed outside every religious place.
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 07:35 PM IST
Press Trust of India, Kolkata |Press Trust of India
BJP had hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the incidents of violence in the state.
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 04:09 PM IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi |Press Trust of India
Ram Navami communal clashes: Want peace, if you strike back I’ll leave, says Asansol imam who lost son
Maulana Imdadul Rashidi’s son was found dead after the violence that followed Ram Navami celebrations in the West Bengal town.
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 11:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore |HT Correspondents
The Mamata Bannerjee government kicked in several measures to contain violence in the Asansol Raniganj area, including rushing 3 IPS officers, cutting off internet and patrolling by RAF and police.
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 08:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore |HT Correspondents
Three IPS officers, including two who controlled pro-Gorkhaland agitation, rushed to Asansol and Raniganj where communal clashes flared up after Ram Navami processions on March 25. Local cable operators have been asked to stop telecast, internet services suspended and Section 144 imposed.
Updated on Mar 29, 2018 03:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, West Midnapore |Koushik Dutta
The extent to which higher aerosol loading is impacting the monsoon rains in India is a subject of debate.
Updated on Mar 07, 2018 08:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Malavika Vyawahare