West Bengal

Delicious flavours from o par Bangla

This Durga Puja, I collaborated with Joyadrita Ragavendran Chatterjee from across the border to share some of her family favourites. Joyadrita grew up enjoying the culture of both East Bengal and West Bengal as her maternal side is from Bangladesh and her paternal side is from India.

Teesta flooding should be a wake-up call

Bangladesh must push India to sign the treaty

Samaresh Majumdar—A rebel to look up to

In his novels, Samaresh Majumdar always made his characters walk against the current.

A refugee's tale in Calcutta

Unlike many of the war refugees from Bangladesh in Calcutta, he felt no urge to be involved in the war. He had fled the country to save his life, not to participate in the fight.

West Bengal wants to invest in Bangladeshi economic zones

A 20-member team of Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry is now visiting Bangladesh

Partition 1947: Lessons we need to un/learn

Narratives from the peripheries are needed to balance out the indocentrism of Partition Studies

"West Bengal should learn from Bangladesh how to conserve hilsa, meet demands"

Shankar Dey, a mid-ranking government officer in south Kolkata’s Deshopriya Park locality, makes it a point to browse the nearby Lake Market early every morning in search of quality fish.

PK Halder placed on 10-day remand in India

An Indian court today placed PK Halder on a 10-day remand in a money laundering case.

Did PK Halder get support from local influentials in West Bengal?

Officials of India’s Enforcement Directorate, probing the money laundering case against Proshanta Kumar Halder – better known as PK Halder – would ascertain if he took the help of local influentials to settle down in Ashoknagar, West Bengal, after sneaking in from Bangladesh.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

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.

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

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.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

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.

May 22, 2016
May 22, 2016

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.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

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.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

Indian Assembly Elections 2016: 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.

May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016

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.

March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

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.

March 22, 2016
March 22, 2016

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.

February 2, 2016
February 2, 2016

Happy birthday Hasan Azizul Huq

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

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