In the last two years, West Bengal has witnessed three devastating twisters - Cyclone Bulbul in November 2019, Amphan in May 2020 and Yaas in May 2021, which left a trail of destruction and death.
Elections to the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation will be held on December19. The TMC, which in 2015 had won 125 out of the 144 wards in the KMC, has denied tickets to 39 sitting councilors this time.
The ruling TMC will tide over the challenges that come its way during the upcoming KMC polls by using the momentum of its victory in assembly elections, said former Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim, while sharing his vision for the city’s development in the next few years.
The BJP’s national vice president Dilip Ghosh alleged he was pushed by TMC workers, while he was campaigning for the party’s candidate in Bhabanipur.
Supreme Court annulled the Calcutta High Court's recent order on denying the reply affidavits of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee and the law minister Malay Ghatak.
Ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim, Trinamool Congress MLA Madan Mitra and former city mayor Sovan Chatterjee will continue to remain in judicial custody.
The BJP seems to have adopted a plan to constantly keep Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her toes and busy in protecting her own turf
The selective arrests have political vendetta written all over them, and the BJP - squarely defeated in the state elections - is coming across as a sore loser.
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
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.