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Former Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya Contracts Covid-19

May 19, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Doctors have advised Buddhadeb Bhattacharya to be in-home isolation.

Ex-Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's Health Stable, Meets Wife, Daughter

Dec 12, 2020 PTI

The veteran CPI(M) leader was extubated from mechanical ventilator support on Friday morning.


Improvement In Ex-Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya's Health; Condition Still Critical

The 76-year-old politician has been suffering from pulmonary disease and other old age-related ailments, and is on ventilator support.

Battling Financial Crunch, CPI(M) Rents Out Office Building For Rs 15,000 A Month In West Bengal

Feb 11, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

The building - Rabin Sen Bhawan - was inaugurated on May 1, 1999.


Calcutta Corner

In the city of chatter, no other topic has been discussed as much as the chit fund scandal.

12 April, 2013
Security women protect West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a protest by SFI activists on her arrival at Yojana Bhavan in New Delhi.

Calcutta Corner

Dola Mitra

Irrational incidents of violence and counter-violence have reduced Bengal to a banana republic.


14 February, 2013

Calcutta Corner

Dola Mitra

Alas, the "angul-moja" or the toe-sock, unlike the monkey cap, has never been deemed classy far less become a trendy winter statement by the Bengalis


17 January, 2013

Calcutta Corner

Dola Mitra

Clearly, only a Ghoti can truly appreciate a Bangal and vice versa. Take East Bengal and Mohan Bagan...


25 December, 2012

Calcutta Corner

Dola Mitra

Why don’t we get outraged each and every time – yes each and every time – a woman is raped or molested?


06 April, 2012

Calcutta Corner

Dola Mitra

“Get into the car. Hurry,” said a voice from inside the car. And the face that peered out of the window was none other than the Chief Minister’s.


05 May, 2011

Calcutta Corner

Dola Mitra

One vernacular channel's news flashes, supers and tickers carried as breaking news the item that the Al Qaida leader loved Bengali food, especially 'maach-bhaat'....


15 March, 2007

'The Police Had To Open Fire In Self-Defence'

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya

'There is high tension prevailing in the area but the situation is currently under control. Police camps have been set up in the disturbed area. Senior police officers are also camping and making efforts to restore peace.'


19 January, 2007

From Left To Right

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya

Sonia Gandhi has spoken out against the SEZs. BJP is supporting Mamata Banerjee on Singur. From Arundhati Roy to Sumit Sarkar have criticised the West Bengal government. But the CM says he has a case.


05 June, 2002

'Religious Fundamentalism, Not Just Some Madrasas'

Ashis K. Biswas

'Do It Now' is hardly a variation of the Nike exhortation for the West Bengal chief minister, who speaks on the controversies surrounding him in the first year of his tenure.


12 December, 2001

'Confronting The Centre At Every Turn Is Not My Business'

Ashis K. Biswas

The West Bengal chief minister speaks to Ashis K. Biswas on a host of issues after completing a year in office.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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