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  • Pallab Bhattacharya

    Pallab Bhattacharya is a special correspondent for The Daily Star.

  • Selection or election: that’s the question for Congress

    The more things change in India’s main opposition party Congress, the more they seem to remain the same. This was the most important takeaway from the party’s interim President Sonia Gandhi when she carried out a major organisational reshuffle on September 11.
  • Pranab Mukherjee: A Mentor for Mass Leaders

    A major disappointment in the public life of India’s first Bengali President Pranab Mukherjee, who died on August 31, 2020, was that he could never contest and win direct elections to parliament, which would have helped him shed the tag his critics gave him: “a politician without a mass base and following.”
  • Trial run of Sonamura-Daudkandi waterway to begin next month

    The inland waterways on the Sonamura-Daudkandi route that connects Tripura to Bangladesh will have its first trial run in the first week of September when barges carry 50 tonnes of cement across the canal, according to Biplab Kumar Deb, the chief minister of Tripura.
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    Fishermen in Assam Jail: Bring them back home

    Twenty-five Bangladeshi fishermen from Kurigram, stuck in an Assam jail for two months without trial, have little hope of returning home soon while another already has died in custody.
  • BCCI officially suspends IPL

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) yesterday suspended this year’s Indian Premier League “till further notice” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed more than 400 lives and affected over 12,000 in the country.