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Dynastic Grip
Dynastic Grip

From Jawaharlal Nehru to his great-grandson, Mr Rahul Gandhi, the family’s legacy looms large, influencing political dynamics and electoral strategies. In neighbouring Pakistan, a similar narrative unfolds as the Sharifs and Bhutto-Zardaris, two prominent political dynasties, navigate the labyrinth of power politics.

Inflation pressures
Inflation pressures

Inflation, once thought to be tamed and controlled by the steady hand of central banks, is staging a comeback, and it is not a quiet one. The era of low inflation, marked by decades of economic stability, seems like a distant memory as we grapple with the resurgence of price pressures.

Bioenergy route

India is hugely dependent on petroleum imports (about 90 per cent of its requirements). India with a paradigm and planned shift from petroleum fuels can leverage biofuels and bio-based chemicals and polymers, which are nearly carbon neutral, offering the best way forward for energy security, and reducing imports of petroleum.

Bioenergy route
Of films and political narratives

As the largest electorate in history goes to the polls in India from April 19 to June 1, 2024, political parties are seeking to influence voters’ decisions – through cinema.

Of films and political narratives
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DM, CP lead route march in Asansol
DM, CP lead route march in Asansol

In wake of the upcoming Ram Navami festival, the district magistrate and the commissioner of police have jointly conducted a route march in Dildarnagar area in Asansol town along with police and central paramilitary forces.

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‘INDIA bloc will surprise’
‘INDIA bloc will surprise’

Congress politician Sachin Pilot became the youngest MP in India at the age of 26. In 2004, he won the Dausa Lok Sabha seat, earlier represented by his father late Rajesh Pilot, a veteran Congress leader.

The eyes of history

The BSF received the two Bangladeshi politicians, and Majumdar personally escorted them back to Calcutta.

The eyes of history
Preserving the legacy of chess in Kolkata

The Gariahat Chess Club is an open-air space beneath the Gariahat flyover where kings and queens have been strategically manoeuvred and conquered for years. The club was formalised in 2006 with Bengal’s first Open Air Chess Tournament and was successfully given a facelift in 2018 with 13 tables bearing laminated chess boards.

Preserving the legacy of chess in Kolkata
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