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Bhubaneswar

Ruling BJD president and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today said his party has not taken any stand on the ensuing presidential election even as he has been invited to Rashtrapati Bhavan for a lunch on Friday.

Kolkata

French economist Jean Tirole who won 2014 Nobel prize in economics said here today that demonetisation could not unearth much of ill-gotten money.

Kolkata

The West Bengal Budget session would start from February 3 and continue till the third week of the month, a highly-placed official at the Secretariat Nabanna said today.

Shillong

A local court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant against absconding Independent MLA Julius Dorphang, wanted in a case of sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old girl.

Barasat

Fire broke out at a pesticide manufacturing unit in a three-storeyed building at Ganganagar near Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on Wednesday night.

Barasat

Fire broke out at a pesticide manufacturing unit in a three-storeyed building at Ganganagar near Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on Wednesday night.

Kolkata

22894 Howrah-Sai Nagar Shirdi Express has been rescheduled to leave Howrah at 10 am on January 6 instead of 2.35 pm hrs on Thursday due to late running of link rake.

First it was Mithun Chakraborty, the TMC Rajya Sabha MP who resigned on ‘health grounds.’ Close on the heel of his resignation have come the arrests of two TMC MPs: Tapas Pal and now the leader of the party’s parliamentary wing Sudip Bandyopadhyaya by the CBI in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam. Whether they are guilty or not will be known only after their trial which will in all likelihood be a long-drawn process. What, however, cannot be denied is that the Rose Valley case has a strong political overtone.

Author: 
Nitya Chakraborty

2017 can unfold as a dramatic year completely changing the existing pattern of global alliances and the relationship between the major global powers. With Donald Trump taking over the reins of US administration on January 20 after eight years of Barack Obama’s rule, the US foreign policy is sure to undergo dramatic changes calling for unconventional measures which have not been so far the hallmark of the Republican Party’s global views.

Author: 
Amulya Ganguli

Irrespective of how the family feud in the Samajwadi Party (SP) ends – and it is bound to be messy – one thing is clear. It is that the era of feudalism in Indian politics is coming to an end.

If Narendra Modi’s assumption of power marked a shift from a party extolling family lineage to a more broad-based organization, the events in Lucknow have shown that stifling patriarchy and clannish loyalties are losing their primacy in the post-liberalization period.

First it was Mithun Chakraborty, the TMC Rajya Sabha MP who resigned on ‘health grounds.’ Close on the heel of his resignation have come the arrests of two TMC MPs: Tapas Pal and now the leader of the party’s parliamentary wing Sudip Bandyopadhyaya by the CBI in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam. Whether they are guilty or not will be known only after their trial which will in all likelihood be a long-drawn process. What, however, cannot be denied is that the Rose Valley case has a strong political overtone.

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