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Mamata’s aide held at Kolkata airport

Mamata’s aide held at Kolkata airport

Businessman Shibaji Panja, who accompanied West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her three-day visit to Bangladesh, was arrested after arriving at the Kolkata airport, today. "A look out notice was issued by the Delhi Police against Panja, and so we arrested him on reaching the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport," reports Indian...

People-to-people contact needed for deepening ties: Mamata

People-to-people contact needed for deepening ties: Mamata

In a bid to deepen ties between Bangladesh and India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has made 7-point announcement, which, she considers, will strengthen the people-to-people contact between the two countries. Prior to her departure this evening, the High Commission of India issued the announcements on her behalf: •    Setting up of Bangabandhu Bhaban...

Sabotage attempt on Dhaka-Kolkata train

Sabotage attempt on Dhaka-Kolkata train

Miscreants hurled at least three firebombs targeting India-Bangladesh train Maitree Express in Pabna’s Iswardi this afternoon. However, no major damage was done. Miscreants blasted the petrol-bombs at the engine of the train near Iswardi Railway Station, on its way back to Dhaka from Kolkata, around 2:55pm, Sayedur Rahman, assistant director of Bangladesh Railway, told...

Lyricist Gobinda Halder passes away

Lyricist Gobinda Halder passes away

Lyricist Gobinda Halder, whose patriotic songs had inspired millions of Bangalees during Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971, died at a Kolkata hospital today after suffering from a prolonged illness at the age of 84. Halder breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Jitendra Nath Roy Hospital in Kolkata at 10:20am (Local time), said Mofakkharul...

Japanese woman 'gang-raped' in India

Japanese woman 'gang-raped' in India

Five men have been arrested in India charged with kidnapping and repeatedly raping a Japanese student. Police in the eastern city of Calcutta say the assaults took place over a period of more than a month from 23 November and in at least two locations. They say an organised gang is suspected of targeting single...

I have proof against Mamata: Kunal

I have proof against Mamata: Kunal

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Monday told a city sessions court that he had documentary evidence against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and party's national secretary Mukul Roy in the Saradha case and wanted to hand it over to CBI. Ghosh urged the court to pass directives in this regard, reports...

Uday Shankar Dance Festival sets off in Kolkata

Uday Shankar Dance Festival sets off in Kolkata

To pay homage to legendary dancer Uday Shankar on his 114th birth anniversary, a weeklong dance festival was inaugurated at Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata on December 8. Organised by the West-Bengal State Music Academy, the Uday Shankar Dance Festival 2014 is featuring dance pieces from different states of India. Several Bangladeshi dancers including Rachel Priyanka...

3 Rohingyas tied to Burdwan blast arrested: Cops

3 Rohingyas tied to Burdwan blast arrested: Cops

The three suspected militants arrested from Dhaka earlier were Rohingyas, militants of a Myanmar group, linked with the Burdwan blast of Kolkata, police said today. They were members of Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO) and other Myanmar-based outfits, said Krishna Pada Roy, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) organised in Dhaka this afternoon. Today morning,...

Burdwan Blast

Bombs 'meant for Bangladesh'

The explosives made in Burdwan were meant for use in Bangladesh against targets, head of the seven-member Bangladeshi team now visiting Kolkata told a Bangladeshi TV channel yesterday. The team quizzed the principal accused in the Burdwan blast case, Sajid Rahmatullah, whose actual name in police record is Md Masum Mia Soleman of Narayanganj. Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), who is leading the team, said they were not sure what event, person or people would have been...

Chair of Calcutta University to be named after Mujib

Chair of Calcutta University to be named after Mujib

The West Bengal government has planned to set up a chair in Calcutta University and name it after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants the chair to be inaugurated by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports our New Delhi correspondent. "We want to create a "Bangabandhu Chair" in the Calcutta University after Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and we want his daughter Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate it," Mamata told PTI news agency in Kolkata. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman studied at Kolkata's Islamia College (now known as Maulana Azad College) under the Calcutta University from where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1947.

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