Shahnawaz Akhtar

is Founder of eNewsroom. He loves doing human interest, political and environment related stories.

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Why every sane person should worry about what happened at Sitalkunchi and thereafter

Kolkata: When central forces gunned down four persons at Sitalkunchi, Cooch Behar, as a reporter for almost two decades and observer from outside Bengal, I was shocked to the core. I have reported from Naxal...

A week ahead of polls, neither election nor fear of Covid is on the minds of the Matua community

Thakurnagar: When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was invited by the Bangladesh government to attend its 50th Foundation Day function on March 26, the Matua community was clearly on the mind of the PM. He made...

Is the propaganda of minority appeasement falling apart in Bengal?

Kolkata: When the Furfura Sharif (a venerated place for Bengali Muslims in particular) cleric Abbas Siddiqui formed the Indian Secular Front (ISF), questions were raised whether the cleric was secular or not. Some also shared...

Abbas Siddiqui is vocal about the Constitution and raising issues that are affecting the people of Bengal– Dr Fuad Halim

Kolkata: Dr Fuad Halim, the Sanyukta Morcha candidate from Ballygunge constituency in West Bengal assembly polls, is again contesting against one of the heavyweights of Bengal politics, Subrata Mukharjee. Dr Fuad, known as the Good...

Narendra Modi’s remark—Didi-O-Didi backfires in Bengal

Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Didi-O-Didi remark has done more harm to the campaigning of the Bharatiya Janata Party during the West Bengal elections than helping the party. PM Modi has good oratory skills, and it...

BJP upbeat but Mamata still reads heartbeat of Nandigram

Nandigram: "I do work for other party people and make courtesy calls to them, but if they make such talks go viral, then they are doing a criminal offence and cheating people," Bengal chief minister...

Amid protests in Bangladesh against PM Modi’s visit, activist writes to EC not to allow PM’s Bangladesh visit to be telecast on Bengal’s voting...

Kolkata: Transparency activist Saket Gokhale has filed a representation affidavit with the Election Commission of India regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Orakandi in Bangladesh. On March 26 and 27, PM Modi will be in...

How ‘No Vote To BJP’ becomes a movement in Bengal

Kolkata: Sumita Das is a practicing doctor while Samim Ahmed is a professor and Kashturi Basu is a full time social activist and documentary filmmaker. The common thread that binds them together is the fact...

Open letter to all Bengalis

To, all the Bengalis out there I am writing this as I love Bengal, its culture and the people. My wife is from Kolkata and she can't believe that I have loved this City of Joy...

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Ahmedabad/Kolkata: Gujarat assembly polls, 2017 has been a nerve breaking one ever since the voting date was announced and election code of conduct was...

Massive Human Chain formed across Kolkata to protest against CAA, NRC and NPR

Kolkata: The human chain  formation organised by the United Interfaith Foundation – India (UIFI) started from Goal Park in south Kolkata and ended in...

12 people killed during Bengal Panchayat Polls, over 72 per cent voting

Kolkata: At least, a dozen people have been killed and several injured as violence and clashes between the supporters of opposing political parties marked...

Vidyut’s hunt for his lost love is worth a watch

My wife got a call yesterday morning that she lost her aunt to Covid. Later, another call mentioning that her father, despite being a...

Left with great expectations, in West Bengal

Kolkata: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) that ruled West Bengal for 34 years lost not only the seat of power but also its...