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About Jayatri
Jayatri Nag is an Independent journalist based in Kolkata, India. Previously, for the last decade, she worked as an Assistant Editor in Times of India Group's Mumbai Mirror. She has a rich industry experience of 20 years in print and three years in digital media. She writes on diverse topics starting from Politics, Business and hard news of various types. She has equal command in English and Bengali. She has covered several landmark events like Lalgarh and Singur movements in Bengal, which became international headlines. She also travelled in North-East for several coverages for my paper, including Irom Chanu Sharmila who broke 16-year-long fast. I have also covered the 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2019 elections in Bengal single handedly. Among these, 2011 was a landmark election in which Mamata Banerjee ousted 34-year-old Communist rule from Bengal.
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Darjeeling Lok Sabha Elections: Gorkhaland and tea workers' wages in focus amidst BJP-Trinamool tussle

26 Apr 2024  |  The Economic Times
In the upcoming second round of Lok Sabha elections in Darjeeling, the central issues are the demand for Gorkhaland statehood and the minimum wages for tea garden workers. The BJP's Raju Bista is challenged by Trinamool's Gopal Lama, Congress's Munish Tamang, and independent Bishnu Prasad Sharma. The BJP has historically won the seat, but regional development and the Gorkhaland movement remain contentious. Political dynamics are complex with shifting allegiances among hill-based parties. The Trinamool government has been credited with peace and development initiatives, while the BJP is accused of unfulfilled promises. The tea workers' welfare is also a significant concern, with Trinamool providing social welfare schemes.

WB CM Mamamta Banerjee & Metro at loggerheads over Dakshineswar Skywalk

16 Jan 2024  |  economictimes.indiatimes.com
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in conflict with Metro Railways over the potential demolition of parts of the Dakshineswar Skywalk for the extension of the East West Metro route. Banerjee, who is vehemently against the demolition, has offered to assist with alternative routes but refuses to allow the destruction of the Skywalk, which she considers a significant project for easing traffic near the Dakshineswar temple. The Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) in Kolkata has requested clearance for the extension, which has led to this standoff.

West Bengal BJP chief slams CM Mamata Banerjee over 'harmony procession'

16 Jan 2024  |  economictimes.indiatimes.com
West Bengal BJP President Sukanta Majumdar criticized Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for minority votebank appeasement and not aligning with the ideology of Ram Chandra. He emphasized that the BJP aims to establish 'Ram Rajya' by voting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Banerjee announced a 'harmony procession' on January 22 in Kolkata, coinciding with the Ram Mandir consecration ceremony in Ayodhya, which the BJP criticized as an attempt to provoke people and disregard Hindu sentiments.

MHA seeks report from West Bengal government on attacks on ED officials

09 Jan 2024  |  economictimes.indiatimes.com
The Ministry of Home Affairs has requested a detailed report from the West Bengal government regarding an attack on Enforcement Directorate officials in Sandeshkhali on January 5. The ED team was assaulted during a raid related to a ration distribution scam. Acting ED director Rahul Navin reviewed the investigation and discussed security measures with CRPF, NIA, and BSF officials. West Bengal Parliamentary Affairs Minister Sobhondeb Chattopadhyay described the attack as an outburst of public grievance, while Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee indirectly warned the public about asset security. Chattopadhyay also suggested that similar incidents could occur elsewhere in India.

West Bengal Governor warns of 'constitutional actions' over ED officials attack

05 Jan 2024  |  economictimes.indiatimes.com
West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose warned of 'appropriate Constitutional actions' following an attack on Enforcement Directorate officials in Sandeshkhali by a mob suspected to be Trinamool Congress supporters. The officials were investigating a ration distribution scam. Bose criticized the state government for failing to perform its basic duty to prevent violence and called for an end to pre-election violence in Bengal. High court Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay also expressed concern over the safety of federal agencies during investigations.

Will fulfil Shah's Lok Sabha seat target in West Bengal: Majumdar

31 Oct 2023  |  economictimes.indiatimes.com
Sukanta Majumdar, BJP's West Bengal president, emphasizes the party's focus on combating large-scale corruption by the All India Trinamool Congress and highlights the performance of Narendra Modi's government as key planks for the upcoming general elections. Majumdar underscores the issue of infiltration in West Bengal and the need for central intervention. He also discusses the party's strategy for candidate selection, focusing on fresh faces with clean images. The article mentions an attack on Enforcement Directorate officials and calls for a National Investigation Agency probe.

Kolkata Metro to adopt Automatic Train Operation (ATO) System between Salt Lake Sector V to Sealdah stretch

30 Oct 2023  |  economictimes.indiatimes.com
Kolkata Metro is set to implement the Automatic Train Operation (ATO) System on the Salt Lake Sector V to Sealdah stretch of the East-West Metro. The ATO system, which includes automatic braking, motoring, coasting, and stopping, aims to enhance passenger comfort and reduce power consumption. The Commissioner of Railway Safety has approved the system, which is part of the Communication Based Train Control System (CBCTC) that also includes Automatic Train Protection (ATP) and Automatic Train Supervision (ATS). The Metro service from Howrah Maidan to Esplanade is also expected to start soon, with Esplanade becoming an interchange station for the North-South and East-West Corridors. New AFC-PC gates have been installed at Esplanade Metro station to facilitate smooth passenger movement.

ED attack case: ED raids Trinamool leaders' premises; West Bengal Police arrests two

28 Oct 2023  |  economictimes.indiatimes.com
The West Bengal Police arrested two individuals in connection with the attack on ED officials at Sandeshkhali, which occurred while the officials were en route to Trinamool leader Shahjahan Sheikh's residence. The ED raided the homes of three Trinamool Congress leaders—Sujit Bose, Tapas Ray, and Subodh Chakraborty—over alleged recruitment irregularities in municipalities. Sujit Bose offered to resign if found guilty of corruption, while Minister Shashi Panja labeled the raids as BJP's political vendetta.

West Bengal: Guv seeks action-taken report from state govt on Sandeshkhali

28 Oct 2023  |  economictimes.indiatimes.com
West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose has directed the state police to arrest Trinamool leader Shahjahan Sheikh and investigate his alleged terrorist connections following an attack on Enforcement Directorate officials during a raid at Sheikh's residence in Sandeshkhali. The Governor expressed strong displeasure over the police's failure to arrest Sheikh and has sought a detailed action-taken report from the state government. The incident has raised concerns about Sheikh's possible escape to Bangladesh and his involvement in illegal activities, prompting a high-level meeting between the Governor, CRPF, and ED officials.

Mamata Banerjee to inaugurate 47th International Kolkata Book Fair with dignitaries on January 18

26 Oct 2023  |  economictimes.indiatimes.com
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the 47th International Kolkata Book Fair on January 18, 2024, with participation from around 20 countries. The event will feature 1000 stalls, including many small publishers, and will have nine entry and exit gates, some designed as replicas of famous landmarks. The fair will also host the 10th edition of the Kolkata Literature Festival and offer a digital ground map accessible via QR codes. CESC is a major supporter, providing a well-decorated corner for guests and organizing daily lotteries. The event will be accessible online through the Book Fair's website and social media, with Sister Nivedita University as the digital partner.

West Bengal: Middle-aged woman injured in blast at Basirhat Constituency's Hasnabad in North 24 Parganas district

14 Oct 2023  |  economictimes.indiatimes.com
A middle-aged woman, Shyamoli Das, was injured in an explosion at her home in Hasnabad, West Bengal. The house belongs to Dilip Das, brother of local BJP leader Nitai Das. The incident is under investigation by local police. The explosion follows a controversial raid by the CBI in Sandeshkhali, which Trinamool Congress claims was a deliberate attempt to malign them during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee criticized the CBI and BJP, alleging a conspiracy to plant arms and ammunition.

Mamata Banerjee questions heavy force deployment in Bengal

12 Oct 2023  |  economictimes.indiatimes.com
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has questioned the Election Commission of India about the unprecedented deployment of central paramilitary forces in West Bengal and accused the RSS of distributing cash to influence votes in Medinipur. She also criticized the seven-phase election schedule in Bengal, contrasting it with the single-phase election in Tamil Nadu, and alleged that the BJP designed the schedule to facilitate their campaign efforts in the state.

A Business story on how India records peak electricity demand-all time high since pandemic.

Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Narendra Modi seeking COVID-19 vaccines from Centre

27 Feb 2021  |  Mumbai Mirror
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting assistance with vaccination efforts in the state ahead of the upcoming assembly elections. She emphasized the need for a rapid vaccination program to cover all individuals involved in the election process. The West Bengal government aims to provide free vaccinations to the public and has already vaccinated frontline workers. Mamata Banerjee also highlighted the recent joining of several Tollywood celebrities and a cricketer to the Trinamool Congress during a rally in Hooghly, where she criticized the BJP as a party of thieves and rioters.

Unravelling the truth behind men-struation in remote Bengal

27 Feb 2021  |  Get Bengal
The article discusses the efforts of Pragya Gupta and Ivaana C Mitra in promoting menstrual health and sustainable hygiene practices among rural women in Bengal, India. Pragya, a theatre personality, poet, and volunteer of Padsquad, has been distributing biodegradable sanitary pads, reusable cloth pads, and menstrual cups while educating women on menstrual health. Ivaana, a student, has started an organization called 'NotApolitical.in' and is working on Project Amara, which aims to provide sustainable menstrual products through a clothing drive and online thrift sale. The article highlights the importance of breaking menstrual taboos and the role of internet access in educating young girls about menstrual health. It also mentions potential collaborations with organizations like Pee-safe and FabPad to manufacture and distribute cloth pads.

A comprehensive story on glass-vial industry and industry situation. The glass-vials are need of the hour as they are needed for COVID Vaccination.


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