under West Bengal

A desperate Bengal ousted the Left, seeking ‘poribarton’.  Six months on, Mamata Banerjee is as vocal as she was while lavishing poll promises, yet ‘change’ looks elusive as ever. So, what’s holding back poribarton?

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18 Nov 2011 | BY Jay Mazoomdaar

The story of how Mamata Banerjee became the new Left in West Bengal.

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15 May 2011 | BY Rahul Pandita

Expect the CPM to flex its strong arm with impunity in the run-up to the Assembly polls in West Bengal, and political thuggery at its crassest

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13 Jan 2011 | BY Sudeep Chakravarti

The story of a murderer on the run

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13 Jan 2011 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

Thirty-three years of uninterrupted Left rule in Bengal has left the state’s finances in a mess.

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9 Dec 2010 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

The state wants contraceptives to contain a pachydermous population explosion

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9 Dec 2010 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

Senior bureaucrats in Bengal want to move out before Mamata Banerjee moves in.

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30 Sep 2010 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

In retaliation for a calf’s death, an angry elephant in Bengal attacks trains that dare move.

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9 Sep 2010 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

Bengal offers Maoists incentives to surrender, Maoists make better offer to police personnel

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2 Sep 2010 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

The fate of West Bengal is linked in many ways to how the CPM deals with the confusion that has gripped it over the years.

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25 Aug 2010 | BY Dhirendra K. Jha
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