West Bengal

Minar Rahman lends voice in Tollywood film ‘Babli’

The cultural exchange between Bangladesh and West Bengal is prominently visible in the entertainment industry. Recently, several Bangladeshi singers have made their mark in Tollywood films. Among them is Minar Rahman, a beloved artiste from Bangladesh, who has lent his voice to Raj Chakrabarty's upcoming film “Babli”.

Nachiketa to perform in Dhaka again

Nachiketa Chakraborty, the beloved musician from West Bengal, is returning to perform for the Dhaka audience once more. "Nachiketa Live in Dhaka Volume 2" is scheduled for July 26 at the Krishibid Institute auditorium in the capital.

‘Mera bhai jeet gaya’: Irfan Pathan hails brother Yousuf’s stunning election win

Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan was over the moon on Tuesday after his elder brother Yusuf took an unassailable lead in the West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2024 from Baharampur constituency for the Trinamool Congress.

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

May 17, 2022
May 17, 2022

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.

May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022

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.

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

Cyclone Asani likely to weaken over the Bay of Bengal today

Severe cyclone Asani raged over the Bay of Bengal packing a wind speed of 105 km per hour amidst indication of a gradual weakening later today.

May 5, 2022
May 5, 2022

Amit Shah flags off 6 floating outposts on India-Bangladesh border

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a two-day visit to West Bengal, today flagged off six floating border outposts at Hingalganj in North 24 Parganas district bordering Bangladesh, saying the measure would help curb smuggling and infiltration.

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

BSF returns Bangladeshi who crossed border to ‘watch IPL match in India’

Cricket fans are the most die-hard, it appears, as a Bangladeshi entered India illegally to watch the Indian Premier League (IPL).

December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021

Manoranjan Byapari's 'Imaan': Between the familiar and the alien

Through Imaan's interactions with the world outside of the central jail in Kolkata, we meet rickshaw pullers, street hawkers, and tea-stall owners, who belong mostly to the lowest strata of the society and come from highly marginalised caste and economic backgrounds.

November 17, 2019
November 17, 2019

West Bengal to set up 2 detention centres for arrested foreigners

The West Bengal government has said two detention centres will be set up there soon for foreign nationals arrested on various criminal charges but sought to make it clear that these centres will have "absolutely no connection" with the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

October 1, 2019
October 1, 2019

Cops press panic button after snakes invade Indian police station

Three venomous snakes are removed from inside the Barjora Police Station, in the state of West Bengal of India, premises where officers pressed the panic button after a snake had appeared yesterday evening.

May 27, 2019
May 27, 2019

BJP worker shot dead in West Bengal, 2 detained

The fresh spate of political violence that has kept West Bengal burning since before the first phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 claimed the life of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker, who was shot dead in North 24 Parganas district on Sunday night.

December 28, 2018
December 28, 2018

Kolkata Metro Fire: Many passengers suffocate due to smoke, several faint

Many passengers suffocate due to smoke while several faint in a fire that broke out in Kolkata Metro on December 27, according to the reports coming in from Kolkata.

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