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EC removes returning officers of 8 Kolkata constituencies

The Election Commission has removed returning officers of eight constituencies in Kolkata that will go to the polls in the last two phases of the West Bengal assembly elections on......

'BJP's Chanakyas mismanaged the Bengal exercise'

'It’s a classic conflict between the old and the new BJP. The new BJP is made up of turncoats and the old of veterans who slogged for decades when the BJP barely existed in West Bengal'......

After the tragedy: We don't need politics please!

'There is no difference morally between politicians scoring points amid the rubble and non-politicians who assume that politics and corruption necessarily had something to do with it,' says Mihir S......

Bypoll results: Major blow to BJP in bypolls, worst hit in UP

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday suffered a major blow in the assembly by-elections in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat,the states it had swept in the Lok Sabha polls four months......

Bypolls see fair voter turnout, but not so in Vadodara

Moderate to high turnout on Saturday marked the bye-elections held in three Lok Sabha and 33 assembly constituencies spread across 10 states in an exercise seen as yet another key test of the......

After Bagree Market, The Oberoi Grand raises fire alarm

Hawkers who have been doing business on the pavements in front of the plush hotel for decades, have wormed their way to occupy up to three-fourth of the area, making it a fire hazard.   The......

40 years ago and now: ITC struggles to kick tobacco

The conglomerate adopted an unremitting focus on diversifying from the mid-seventies but the exercise has not been without controversy and the results have been mixedTwo decades after joining......

Saradha allegations now at Mamata's doorstep

The investigation into the Saradha scam by central agencies along with rise of Bharatiya Janata Party as a more agressive and vocal political opposition in West Bengal compared to the Left Front,......

RCom to raise Rs 5,000 cr by selling real estate

Reliance Communications has initiated the process to monetise its real estate assets across the country, aiming to raise Rs 5,000 crore (Rs 50 billion) through this. The company will use the......

Communists are the greatest consumerists!

China teaches - and the Great Kolkata Shopping Festival confirms - that Communists are the greatest consumerists. Shopping is the new opiate of the masses. I thought one bought what one needs when......

'An Indian film without songs is meaningless'

Vanraj Bhatia, the creator of unforgettable music, hated the fact that the 'New Wave' directors did not respect Hindi cinema's multi-song format.Jyoti Punwani draws memories from her interviews......

Who is Fahadh Faasil teaming up with?

IMAGE: Director Fazil flanked by his sons Farhaan, left, and Fahadh Faasil, right. Photograph: Kind courtesy Fahadh Faasil/Instagram Fahadh Faasil, the pride of Indian cinema, feels a special......

5 MEMORABLE Shashi Kapoor Films

Shashi Kapoor was a good actor. But he was an exceptional producer too. Bold, enterprising and lavish, Shashi spared no expenses to ensure his films were premium products. His finances would often......

25 STUNNING FRAMES of Gupt

Gupt's greatest success lies in how attractive it remains despite the suspense becoming common knowledge, feels Sukanya Verma. Gupt's spoiler is the worst kept secret of all time. But it's also one......

We won't see the likes of Aretha Franklin again

'To say Aretha ticked all the boxes when it came to voice technique is like calling Cristiano Ronaldo an efficient footballer,' says Kanika Datta. IMAGE: Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul,......

Dalmiya seeks time to prove innocence in IPL mess

Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Thursday hit back at allegations of dubious source of money received by CAB for hosting seven matches of Kolkata Knight Riders......
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