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  • Detained children in India

    We are alarmed to learn that more than 200 Bangladeshi children are in public correctional centres in West Bengal, India, some of them staying there for years. One is surprised to learn the reasons or circumstances of these children and adolescents finding themselves in India, but be that as it may, it's undesirable that so many of them should have to spend such a long time alone in a foreign land.

  • BJP, Congress concerned over ‘attacks on Bangladesh’s minority groups’

    West Bengal units of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress party have voiced concern over a series of “attacks on Hindus and other minority communities” in Bangladesh and asked the Bangladesh government to put a stop to it.

  • Bangladeshi youth’s body found in West Bengal

    Body of a Bangladeshi national is recovered from Raninagar in Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

  • Iron Lady in the neighbourhood!

    Belying speculations at the anti Trinamool camp for a 'vote for change' like the West Bengalees accounted for in 2011, Mamata has swept to a second term with a powerful mandate.

  • Mamata wants to give grand reception to Hasina

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been newly elected for a successive period, wants to accord a grand reception for Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

  • Hasina presents Mamata 20kgs hilsa

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sends 20 kilograms of hilsa from the Padma river for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is going to take oath for the second term tomorrow.

  • Hasina Mamata

    Hasina invited for Mamata's swearing-in

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee invites Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to attend her second swearing-in programme in Kolkata scheduled to be held on May 27.

  • Mamata, Jayalalithaa retain power, BJP wins Assam, Left bags Kerala

    West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress crushes the opposition and Tamil Nadu's AIADMK proved exit polls wrong by retaining power in assembly elections, the biggest popularity test after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

  • West Bengal Assembly elections

    Mamata, Jayalalithaa set to retain power, BJP takes Assam

    For the first time in India, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears all set to form government in the northern state of Assam.

  • 3 killed in West Bengal bomb blast

    Three people are killed and four injured in a blast when they were allegedly making bombs at a house in West Bengal's Malda district.

  • Is India facing its worst-ever water crisis?

    On 11 March, panic struck engineers at a giant power station on the banks of the Ganges river in West Bengal state.

  • Rampaging elephants kill 5 villagers in India

    Five people have been killed by wild elephants that went on the rampage, triggering panic in a village in eastern India.

  • Hasan Azizul Huq

    Happy birthday Hasan Azizul Huq

    Eminent short story writer of Bangla literature Hasan Azizul Huq turns 77.

  • ‘Bangladeshi’ held with fake passport in West Bengal

    An alleged Bangladeshi national is among three persons arrested from Bidhannagar area of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district adjacent to Kolkata and seized seven fake Indian passports from them.

  • India court orders repatriation of Nur Hossain

    A court in West Bengal orders that Bangladeshi national Nur Hossain, the prime accused in the sensational murder case of seven persons in Narayanganj, be sent back home to face trial.

  • The hardliners behind Modi

    An ascendant Hindu nationalist group wants minority Muslims and Christians to accept that India is a nation of Hindus, and is pushing some of them to convert.

  • Unravelling a forgotten chapter

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has done well to declassify the files on Subhas Chandra Bose. Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have followed suit and make available to the public the documents and papers which the Centre possesses on Bose.

  • Europe’s dilemma is a stark closer to Asia

    Persecuted Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar and thousands of Bangladeshi nationals have undertaken perilous journeys across the Andaman Sea to reach countries in Southeast Asia.

  • West Bengal declassifies files on Subhash Chandra Bose

    India's West Bengal government declassifies 64 files on revolutionary leader Subhash Chandra Bose.

  • 8 Bangladeshis among 29 jailed for cattle smuggling

    An Indian court sends to jail 29 people including eight Bangladeshis who were detained while smuggling around 320 cattle through Indian border.

  • Bangladeshi trafficking victim rescued in India, 2 held

    Indian police claim rescue of a Bangladeshi teenage girl from human traffickers in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal last week, detain two.

  • Dhaka vs Kolkata

    But it does not need Economist Intelligence Unit’s ranking for anybody to know that Dhaka has been rotting, stinking and becoming more terrible to live in every year.

  • Chayan Sarker

    Journo missing in West Bengal (video)

    A journalist of an Indian Bangla daily goes missing near his home in Alipurduar district of West Bengal.

  • India floods kill more than 100

    Heavy monsoon rains in India have killed more than 100 people in the past week and forced tens of thousands of people to take shelter in relief camps, India's home ministry has said.

  • Komen triggers heavy rains killing 70 in India

    The depression that resulted from cyclone Komen triggers heavy rain in northeastern and eastern states of India, killing at least 70 people in Manipur, West Bengal and Odisha.

  • Heavy rainfall

    Depression likely to cross Bangladesh tomorrow

    A deep depression over the northeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh and Indian state of West Bengal is likely to cross Bangladesh tomorrow morning.

  • Catman-West Bengal

    Catman of West Bengal (video)

    Inspired by the show on Discovery channel ‘Man vs Wild’, Rajkumar Biswas of West Bengal changes his eating habits to things that are raw and bizarre.

  • Take steps against India’s river linking project: BNP

    BNP expresses concerns over India's fresh move to implement the controversial river linking project and urges the government to take strong initiatives against it.

  • Kolkata villagers’ Eid prayers at Red Fort replica

    Residents of a village in West Bengal have performed Eid prayers before a “life size” replica of the historic Red Fort of New Delhi.

  • Assam, Bengal Bihar rivers to be linked

    The central government in India announces that it will run a project of connecting Manas-Sankosh-Teesta-Ganga rivers in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar and will approach the three states for their consent, moving forward with its grand plan of connecting rivers across the country.