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For Mamata, Bhabanipur bypoll is a dry run for LS elections

Naturally, the West Bengal chief minister is not leaving anything to chance, reports Ishita Ayan Dutt. After the high-octane assembly elections in West Bengal, a by-poll would have gone unnoticed.......

Hesitant at first, people rush to vaccination centres amid 2nd wave

'Everyone wants to take a vaccine. The last time a camp was held, there were 1,000 people for 500 doses. People are waiting and returning disappointed. At times, it is creating problems. The demand......

'Only one leader in TMC, no one else matters'

Against the backdrop of the Lok Sabha results, a much larger scale of desertion was anticipated from the TMC.'It seems, people don't believe that the ship is sinking.'Ishita Ayan Dutt reports.......

Scribe, TV channel head arrested over content on Yogi

A journalist has been arrested for allegedly sharing an objectionable post against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on social media, police said. An FIR was registered against Prashant......

How the BJP is quietly penetrating Bengal

The BJP doesn't want to focus entirely on an anti-Mamata campaign.Ishita Ayan Dutt reports. IMAGE: BJP supporters in Kolkata. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters   Bengal woke up to shock......

Despite its FMCG push, for D-Street ITC is still a tobacco play

The diversification bug had bi­tten ITC several decades ago as it moved to de-risk a business m­o­­del focused on tobacco. Ishita Ayan Dutt traces the developments. Photograph:......

How the Communists killed Bengal's industry

West Bengal's longest serving chief minister Jyoti Basu once told an industrialist that capitalists were class enemies and he should expect no sympathy.Ishita Ayan Dutt tracks the political......

Industrial commodity price surge spooks India Inc

Industrial commodity prices have risen sharply in the last four months, raising concerns that India Inc's honeymoon with cheap raw materials is over. While nickel prices have risen the most since......

7 months on, Singur lives on hope for Tata jobs

Eighteen-year old Snehasis Ghosh wanted to become a supervisor at the 'Nano' plant in Singur. That ambition will never be fulfilled, courtesy Mamata Banerjee, but all may not be lost for Ghosh.......

MTN deal: Bharti may rope in holding co

Bharti Telecom, the unlisted holding company of Bharti Airtel, may issue fresh equity to the MTN group to give it the 25 per cent economic interest in India's largest mobile service provider. On......

'#HappyRakhi to my army of brothers!'

Bollywood celebrated Raksha Bandhan with their siblings on Sunday and posted lovely pictures on Instagram. Please click on the images for a better look at the stars. IMAGE: Priyanka Chopra......

'The main hero is the plane, I am the second lead'

'There are only two religions in this country: Films and cricket.''These two religions will unite all religions.''And that only happens in a cinema hall.' The Flight teaser was so terrifying, one......

PIX: Anil Kapoor parties with a mask!

Bollywood is reacting to the coronavirus in different ways.  Now, it looks like the mask may become a fashion accessory in filmi parties! When Anil Kapoor stepped out to celebrate the success......

PIX: Sonakshi parties with Salman Khan

Sohail Khan hosted his 49th birthday party at his home, and invited his family and friends over. His birthday, incidentally, was on the same day that brother Salman's big release of the year,......

Box Office: Malaal fails, Article 15 is a hit

Malaal opened poorly at the box office, but Article 15 has been declared a hit! Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.   Malaal Cast: Meezaan Jaffery, Sharmin Segal.Director: Mangesh......
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