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Inside Malda: A ground report on West Bengal's toxic cocktail of opium farming and communalism

Jan 27, 2016

Inside Malda: A ground report on West Bengal's toxic cocktail of opium farming and communalism

I spent three days in Kaliachak a fortnight after the riots, to understand what caused it and to examine if it was indeed communal in spirit or if it was purely criminal in intent. It became quickly apparent that clambering up such a binary tree would prove ill-advised. But a couple of preliminary indicators did point in the direction of unlawful rather than purely religious motivation, and bore the markings of a criminal conspiracy #Mamata Banerjee #Trinamool Congress #CriticalPoint #Heroin #GroundReport #Kaliachak #Malda riots #opium farming
West Bengal: Security forces destroy over 700 acres of poppy in Malda

Jan 17, 2016

West Bengal: Security forces destroy over 700 acres of poppy in Malda

Security agencies have undertaken a massive drive and destroyed poppy crop spread in about 700 acres in the border town of Malda along the Indo-Bangladesh border. #Bangladesh #NewsTracker #West Bengal #drug trafficking #Malda #Kaliachak #poppy #Malda violence
Malda violence: BJP delegation led by Vijayvargiya to meet Rajnath Singh

Jan 12, 2016

Malda violence: BJP delegation led by Vijayvargiya to meet Rajnath Singh

A BJP delegation, headed by party general secretary Kailash Vijayavargiya, will meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday evening over the Malda violence. #BJP #NewsTracker #West Bengal #Rajnath Singh #Malda #Kaliachak #Kailash Vijayavargiya
Denial of entry to our team in Kaliachak example of Mamata's vote-bank politics: BJP on Malda violence

Jan 11, 2016

Denial of entry to our team in Kaliachak example of Mamata's vote-bank politics: BJP on Malda violence

BJP accused Mamata Banerjee of pursuing "vote bank" politics after its 'fact-finding' team was not allowed to visit the violence-hit Kaliachak. #Politics #India #Mamata Banerjee #Religion #BJP #TheySaidIt #TMC #communalism #West Bengal CM #Kaliachak #Sidharth Nath Singh #Malda violence
Kaliachak clashes: BJP team slams Mamata govt after being turned back from Malda station

Jan 11, 2016

Kaliachak clashes: BJP team slams Mamata govt after being turned back from Malda station

A 'fact-finding' team of BJP MPs was on Friday stopped from visiting violence-hit Kaliachak by district authorities and turned back from the railway station, intensifying the war of words between the party and ruling Trinamool Congress in poll-bound West Bengal. #Mamata Banerjee #Pranab Mukherjee #NewsTracker #TMC #Malda #Kaliachak
Team of 'fact-finding' BJP MPs not allowed to visit violence-hit Malda

Jan 11, 2016

Team of 'fact-finding' BJP MPs not allowed to visit violence-hit Malda

A 'fact-finding' team of BJP MPs was on Monday stopped by district authorities from visiting Kaliachak which was hit by violence on 3 December, as the political battle between Mamata Banerjee government and BJP over the incident hotted up. #BJP #NewsTracker #West Bengal #CPI(M) #TMC #SS Ahluwalia #Malda #Kaliachak #Bhupendra Yadav #Ram Vilas Vedanti
Malda violence: Several officers of Kaliachak police station transferred

Jan 08, 2016

Malda violence: Several officers of Kaliachak police station transferred

Sunday's violence in Malda district has effected a shake up in Kaliachak police station, with several officers and constables being transferred. #NewsTracker #Malda #Kaliachak #West Bengal police
West Bengal violence: Rajnath Singh likely to visit Malda on 18 Jan

Jan 06, 2016

West Bengal violence: Rajnath Singh likely to visit Malda on 18 Jan

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to visit West Bengal's Malda district later this month, which has recently witnessed violence. #NewsTracker #West Bengal #Rajnath Singh #Home Ministry #Malda #Police station #Kaliachak
Union Minister AHK Chowdhury alleges attack on convoy, TMC says he's lying

Jul 16, 2013

Union Minister AHK Chowdhury alleges attack on convoy, TMC says he's lying

The miscreants fired at least five blank shots at Chowdhury. Chowdhury escaped unhurt but the rally was disrupted following the incident. #NewsTracker #West Bengal #Trinamool Congress #Malda #West Bengal panchayat polls #Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury #Kaliachak