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  • In his book, Bhattacharya looks back at past three decades

    In his book, Bhattacharya looks back at past three decades

    Illustrating the last three decades, Mr Bhattacharya has penned his experiences as the Minister for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs for 10 years under the leadership of Jyoti Basu and the next 10 years under Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

    January 23, 2022
  • SMC march a test of strength for the CPI-M

    SMC march a test of strength for the CPI-M

    The Darjeeling district Left Front has called the march to press for its demand for immediate elections to the civic body. The party also plans to highlight the alleged narrow politics of the Trinamul Congress-led board of administrators (BoA) of the corporation when it came to the Covid-19 vaccination process.

    August 14, 2021
  • Asok seeks removal of nominated SMC board

    Asok seeks removal of nominated SMC board

    The state government has appointed a four-member BoA in the SMC led by Gautam Deb as its chairperson "to handle and contain the grave situation due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic" in May.

    August 12, 2021
  • TMC’s oust-BJP plan not right, says Asok

    TMC’s oust-BJP plan not right, says Asok

    According to him, the Trinamul Congress has formed its organisation in Manipur and Tripura, but that almost all TMC members joined the BJP in the two states later.

    July 22, 2021
  • Asok queries SMC BoA expenditure

    Asok queries SMC BoA expenditure

    He further alleged that employees belonging to Leftbacked unions were being threatened to join the TMC and are being told that they would lose their jobs if they did not support the party.

    July 5, 2021
  • Asok for probe into vax ‘scams’

    Asok for probe into vax ‘scams’

    Mr Bhattacharya also alleged politicization and manipulation of the vaccines, as according to him, some Trinamul Congress leaders helped party people get the vaccines at a time when the common people had been facing problems getting their doses.

    July 1, 2021
  • With Covid cases, concerns grow in Siliguri

    With Covid cases, concerns grow in Siliguri

    Fifty-eight cases were found in Matigara, 54 in Naxalbari, 16 in Sukna, 10 in Darjeeling Municipality, nine in Kharibari, six in Sukhia Pokhari, four in Phansidewa, three in Mirik, two in Kurseong Municipality, two in Bijanbari and one in Takdah, sources said.

    April 24, 2021
  • Siliguri talks Asok, Shankar duel

    Siliguri talks Asok, Shankar duel

    This time around, the constituency is set to witness an interesting battle between CPI-M heavyweight Asok Bhattacharya and his former "disciple" Shankar Ghosh, a BJP candidate, when people vote for them in the fifth phase of the elections here on 17 April.

    March 23, 2021
  • Bhattacharya focuses on former CPM leader’s Siliguri Ward

    Bhattacharya focuses on former CPM leader’s Siliguri Ward

    During an hour-long outreach campaign, Bhattacharya visited many families and interacted with them at Prantik Pally, almost at the same time Ghosh was holding another public relation exercise of the BJP 'Chai Pe Charcha' in Ward 30.

    March 19, 2021
  • Darj MP hits back at Asok comments on Ganguly

    Darj MP hits back at Asok comments on Ganguly

    The speculations were fuelled by his meeting with West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and after he attended a programme in Delhi the next day, where Home minister Amit Shah was present.

    January 5, 2021
  • Now, Asok not to attend CM meet at Uttarkanya

    Now, Asok not to attend CM meet at Uttarkanya

    Mr Bhattacharya had written to Miss Banerjee, seeking an appointment for discussions on matters related to Siliguri's development. He had earlier said that he received a phone call from the Darjeeling DM, inviting him to the administrative meeting. He has also received an official invitation letter for the meeting

    September 30, 2020
  • Asok tests positive for Covid-19

    Asok tests positive for Covid-19

    Officials scramble to trace primary contacts; they urge all who had met the former mayor to remain in home isolation.

    June 18, 2020
  • Amid Amit claims, Asok says Didi paved way for BJP in state

    Amid Amit claims, Asok says Didi paved way for BJP in state

    According to him, Miss Banerjee is powerful as she banks on minority votes.

    June 10, 2020
  • Dengue-like fever grips Siliguri Wards

    Dengue-like fever grips Siliguri Wards

    The SMC must carry out a survey to identify mosquito breeding grounds: Deb

    November 6, 2018
  • Asok to copy Kejri in ‘govt apathy’ stir

    Asok to copy Kejri in ‘govt apathy’ stir

    Siliguri mayor Asok Bhattacharya is set to follow Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s way of protest to have his ‘legitimate demands’ met by the state government. As Mr Kejriwal and his three cabinet colleagues stage a sit-in at the office of the lieutenant- governor, Anil Baijal, against the ‘strike’ by IAS officers, Left Front councllors …

    June 19, 2018
  • Siliguri mayor to take up river, ‘state apathy’ with Centre

    Siliguri mayor to take up river, ‘state apathy’ with Centre

    Siliguri mayor Asok Bhattacharya is set to meet central ministers in New Delhi to press for the demand to include the Mahananda river in the Ganga rejuvenation programme and to apprise the leaders thereof the state government’s ‘reluctance’ in releasing funds meant for the Siliguri Municipal corporation (SMC) under central government projects. Mr Bhattacharya said …

    June 13, 2018
  • CPI-M to talk SMC tie-up with Congress

    CPI-M to talk SMC tie-up with Congress

    Siliguri mayor Asok Bhattacharya has said his party would discuss with the Congress party after the rural poll process is over and see if they make it ally in the Left Front-run Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) board. There had been speculations a few months ago that the Congress may join the board. However, the matter …

    May 16, 2018