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By SANTANU BANERJEE On Sunday, September 24th, 2017
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Diplomatic failure on Rohingyas may fetch Nobel Peace for Hasina

KOLKATA/DHAKA : Begum Sheikh  Hasina’s `diplomatic failures to create an effective global pressure on Myanmar military and Aung San Suu Kyi to take back the lakhs of tortured and homeless Rohingyas, may set to More...

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By SANTANU BANERJEE On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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Hasina’s concessions to India, China, Saudi push B’Desh to a no man’s land

KOLKATA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Begum Hasina’s ambiguous diplomatic and political concessions  to India, China and Saudi Arabia “actually acting as a double-edged blade for her country and India as well.’’ Dhaka-based More...

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By SANTANU BANERJEE On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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BJP brings a new Ram not known to Bengal

KOLKATA: Spurred by Uttar Pradesh electoral success and nuking Indian political dynasties, for new BJP leadership looking into West Bengal may not be surprising but introducing a new Lord Ram (not known to Bengal) More...

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By SANTANU BANERJEE On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Saudi fund set to enter B’desh, liberals fear Jamaat wahabies

KOLKATA: As Saudi funds for special mosques in all districts and Police Stations set to enter Bangladesh, in which Jamaat run banks (only banks) will have a clear avenue to channel them, B’desh liberals fear wahabies More...

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By SANTANU BANERJEE On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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For Prez, Modi may go for Mukherjee’s second term!

KOLKATA: As speculation set rolling on who would, BJP and Narendra Modi go for President? There are advantages. As track records suggest that Pranab Mukherjee, who is pro-establishment man as always for Congress More...

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By SANTANU BANERJEE On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Just before India visit, Hasina blames RAW, US for Khaleda

KOLKATA/ DHAKA: Just before her delayed India visit being rescheduled for first week of next month, “Begum Hasina’s blaming RAW (India) and US for Khaleda Zia’s rule,’’ would fetch a bad taste for More...

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By SANTANU BANERJEE On Sunday, March 19th, 2017
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Swan Song for Left, joins fading out group

KOLKATA: Recent poll results show that the CPI(M), CPI despite in coalitions with big regional parties, couldn’t even manage 1 percent vote either in UP or in Punjab! Karl Marx (no offence meant for great man), More...

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By SANTANU BANERJEE On Friday, March 10th, 2017
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As BJP retreats on Aadhar, Bengal steals a march

KOLKATA:  As Union Government retreated on making Aadhar card mandatory in all Central  sponsored projects, including mid-day meals, the Trinamool Congress stole a march ahead of many non-BJP political parties. Incidentally, More...

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By SANTANU BANERJEE On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Mamata urges Sushma to talk with US on Indians’ safety

KOLKATA: While West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted late last night saying she’s “worried about Indians who stay in America for their safety,’’ sources in state secretariat said today she More...

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By SANTANU BANERJEE On Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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WB : BJP State leadership gets into kid scam muddle

KOLKATA: BJP Bengal leadership gets into state-wide scam of child smuggling as some of their North Bengal women leaders, Juhi Chowdhury and Chandana Chakraborty who were however axed from the party to save the lost More...