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How BJP's Chanakya met his waterloo in Bengal

The BJP could win only 16 out of the 57 seats in Bengal where Amit Shah campaigned, reports Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com. IMAGE: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Amit Anilchandra Shah on a roadshow......

'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'......

'Bengal has a lot to learn from Gujarat'

'Look at the number of billionaires, the number of new billionaires in India.''Adani and Ambani are not the only ones.''What's wrong with people making money as long as it benefits us?' IMAGE: A......

May support TMC post Bengal polls: Congress MP

In a potentially embarrassing development for the Left-led coalition in West Bengal, veteran Congress MP Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury Tuesday pitched for an alliance with the Trinamool Congress after......

States urge Centre to run special trains for migrants

The Centre was on Thursday urged by Bihar, Punjab and Telangana among other states to run non-stop special trains for the transportation of lakhs of stranded migrant workers hit by the national......

Why Amit Mitra is important to Mamata

No longer Bengal's finance minister, Amit Mitra, Mamata's principal chief advisor, will still advise and aid the 'chief minister and finance department on all matters relating to management of......

Where the health of Ayushman Bharat is in a shambles

'From coming up with the correct list of beneficiaries to finding enough people to work as Ayushman Mitras to generating awareness about the scheme -- many things need to fall in place before it......

Remembering Ashok Mitra

Dr Mitra called the Pandara Road crowd a 'cheerful collective of young dreamers,' united in its 'love and pride for the newly Independent India,' despite 'sharp disparities in background,......

'GST is going to be tax jihadism'

'One has to file not less than 37 returns per year for every ordinary business, and that too per state.''If you are doing businesses in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, you have to file 37x3......

Vedic slokas, witty repartees, Kolkata's who's who at Bandhan book launch

Kolkata’s creme de la creme turned up at the launch of Bandhan, The Making of a Bank, but the evening nevertheless had an informal touch typical of the young bank with CMD Chandra Shekhar......

When Bollywood did housework!

COVID-19 is a lot of awful things, but also a great leveller. Everyone from the common man to celebrities is affected by it and doing their own chores during quarantine. With no domestic help to......

85 UNFORGETTABLE Asha Bhosle songs

Asha Bhosle, who turns 85 on September 8, has sung some of the finest Hindi film songs in her long and illustrious career.Sukanya Verma takes a look. Her voice reminds me of tiramisu. Rich, moist,......

Jeevan Mrityu, Dosti, Maine Pyar Kiya: Rajshri's landmark movies

Long before Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Rajshri made some beautiful movies. Long before Yash Raj and Dharma Productions began their reign, Bollywood swore by founder Tarachand Barjatya’s......

The magic number

Magic mantra or easy ticket to success? Including a sizzling masaledar song sequence featuring a top actress or hot model seems to be a growing trend among filmmakers. In order to woo the finicky......

Ranji Trophy: Mumbai trounce Odisha for first win of season

IMAGE: Mumbai's players celebrate victory over Odisha. Photograph: PTI Mumbai registered their first victory of the season, thrashing Odisha by 120 runs in a Group ‘C’ Ranji Trophy......

I-League champions Mohun Bagan return home to grand reception

A Mohun Bagan player celebrates with the I-League trophy as the team bus is mobbed by fans in Kolkata on Monday. Photograph: PTI Kolkata’s premier football club Mohun Bagan was given a......

BCCI committees for 2011-12

Following are the various committees and sub-committees of the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the year 2011-12, selected at its 82nd AGM, in Mumbai, on Monday. Working Committee for......

Jadeja credits IPL for India call up

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja credited the Indian Premier League for giving him the platform that fetched him a call up to the national squad for the upcoming one-day series against Sri Lanka. "The......

BCCI to professionalise set-up

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Sundaytook the first step towards professionalising the working of its archaic set-up by deciding to appoint an external agency to provide a suitable......

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