SHUBHABRATA BHATTACHARYA

Large waves seen hitting the coast on the bank of the Arabian sea at Aguada due to Cyclone ' Tauktae'

Salute 60 years of Goa, 50 of Bangladesh in run-up to 75th anniversary of Independence

16-19 December are dates which need to be embossed in Gold to solemnize the peace-oriented might of our Armed Forces....

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Tempestuous Mamata filches West Bengal’s bhadralok veneer

Litmus test for federalism in the aftermath of Cyclone Yaas. The fallout of Plassey 2—BJP’s attempt to wrest West Bengal...

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi comes to pay tribute to India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Can UPA3 be cobbled sans Naveen, KCR, Jagan, Kejriwal and Mayawati?

Attempt to dislodge Brand Modi goes on: Covid handling is termed ‘apocalyptic’ by 12 parties led by Sonia Gandhi, while...

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Scribe who alerted about Bhopal gas leak, dies of Covid

Rajkumar Keswani, 71, was the winner of the B.D. Goenka Award for excellence in journalism in 1985.   New Delhi:...

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May 1981-May 1991: The turbulent decade of Rajiv

How ‘Mr Clean’ was marred by Bofors allegations. The month of May has seen major transition in Indian politics. First...

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The emergence of BJP 2.0

The selection of former Congressman Himanta Biswa Sarma as the new Chief Minister of Assam and the election of Trinamool...

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The emergence of BJP 2.0

The selection of former Congressman Himanta Biswa Sarma as the new Chief Minister of Assam and the election of Trinamool...

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Will Mamata emerge as the face against PM Modi in 2024?

Talk of anti-BJP ‘Federal Front had emanated at her swearing-in 2016 as well… The very fact that Mamata took oath...

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Election Commission walks the tightrope in times of post-truth

Sunil Arora faces unfounded flak from Julio Ribeiro; confronts with rectitude. New Delhi: The 2021 elections have not merely seen...

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Mamata’s war cry against bohiragoto alien to Bengal’s heritage, history

Babasaheb Ambedkar was sent to Constituent Assembly by Bengal legislature in 1946 after Bombay turned its back.     Is...

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Mallikarjun Kharge speaks during the Budget Session

Exit Ghulam Nabi, enter Kharge: The Empire strikes back

G23 embers glow; demand for full time and effective leadership retains currency. Congress letter warriors, who have earned the epithet...

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Yellow line between governorship and active politics yet to be drawn

Jagdeep Dhankar sets a precedent by appearing on TV debate to underscore his position.   West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar...

Farmers reach Red fort during their tractor rally on 72nd Republic Day against farm laws

Farmers snook framers of Constitution on Republic Day

Unlike Go Rakshak mayhem of 1966, State shows restraint; but was tractor rally permission prudent? Irony was writ large. Three...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence

Modi earned and achieved the prime ministership: Pranab book

The 2014 verdict was not a turning point, but historic, says Pranab Mukherjee in his memoirs chronicling the change of...

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Rahul Gandhi’s phantasm on democracy divorced from reality

India’s vibrant system is in sharp relief to the nihilism in Washington. Rahul Gandhi’s sophomoric statement “there is no democracy...

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It’s ‘never a full stop’ for Sharad Pawar

Advertising blitz by NCP on his birthday suggests an agenda.   Amidst continuing uncertainty in Congress on the leadership question...

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Congress unable to distinguish between image and mirage

Despondency and uncertainty engulf the party as Rahul keeps options open on leadership.   Pointsman Ahmed Patel’s death and the...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President JP Nadda

As BJP plateaus in Bihar, Congress withers into a fringe outfit

Narendra Modi emphasises supremacy of party worker and organisation, sans family dominance, in his hour of triumph.   Addressing a...

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From dark Diwali to a lamp to fete jawans: 2020 different from 1962

Modi’s China policy and Pakistan’s admission of Pulwama devilment change the paradigm.   Fifty-eight years ago, India observed a Dark...

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Infantile disorder in ‘House of Elders’ takes sheen off well organised session

Bills passed, but Parliament fails to send out a message of unity in times of external, internal peril.   The...

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Hopefully all will be well as there will be no ‘well’ in this session

Written Answers to MPs will provide scope for future discussion; the heat of Question Hour shall be missed.    ...

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Sulk swells to growl and dissipates in a whimper

Palace revolt doesn’t scrape the Nehru-Gandhis.   The strategy to isolate the G-23 mutineers had been put in place a...

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Was Ayodhya unlocking a ‘balancing act’ for Shah Bano reversal?

Former Rajiv Gandhi aide Wajahat Habibullah’s book suggests Arun Nehru acted sans the then PM’s nod.   Was Prime Minister...

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Journey began in Meenakshipuram, Shah Bano sharpened the sensibility

Liberation from cultural subjugation hallmark of 5 August bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sashtaang dandavat pranam...