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Hasina secularism vow

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday iterated her commitment to building her country on the principles of secularism in a message that was significant as it came at a university named after poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, a secularist himself.
Devadeep Purohit May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Philosophy gold for baton boy

Sudip Pal was on duty in uniform at a panchayat poll booth barely a fortnight ago. On Saturday, he was in robes receiving a gold medal at Kazi Nazrul University.
Abhijeet Chatterjee May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Ransom claim on Malda jeweller

A Malda jeweller missing since Thursday has been abducted for ransom, his family members said on Saturday.
KOUSIK SEN May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Death after betting raid

The body of a youth who had gone missing for two days after police swooped on alleged IPL betting den was fished out of a pond near the Cooch Behar Palace on Saturday.
OUR CORRESPONDENT May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Child hit on theft charge

An eight-year-old boy was callously beaten up by the owner of a litchi plantation in a Raiganj village on Friday evening accusing him of stealing the fruit from the orchard.
KOUSIK SEN May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Requiem for a song sung true

The auditorium of Jogesh Mime Academy in south Calcutta was packed with people that Saturday evening. The posters outside - the same that adorned many walls of the city - were a flaming red and announced, "Naxalbari 50". The Naxalbari peasant uprising broke out in the summer of 1967, and "Naxalbari 50" is part of jubilee observations rolling out since last year.
Moumita Chaudhuri  May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Row over VC sabka slogan

Visva-Bharati officiating vice-chancellor Sabuj Koli Sen courted controversy by referring to the BJP slogan " Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" in her convocation speech on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister and chancellor Narendra Modi, prompting one varsity official to call it a "blunder".
SNEHAMOY CHAKRABORTY May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Didi, Hasina set to meet

Mamata Banerjee is likely to meet Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a South Calcutta hotel around 5pm on Saturday for a bilateral that the Bangladesh government was keen on, said a source.
Devadeep Purohit May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Man breaks PM cordon for photo

A Visva-Bharati "guest" broke through multi-layered security to get to the convocation dais and hand Prime Minister Narendra Modi a picture of Rabindranath Tagore and pose for a photo.
SNEHAMOY CHAKRABORTY May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Chopra bandh over murder

The Congress, CPM and the BJP on Friday observed a 12-hour strike in Chopra, a North Dinajpur block rocked by political clashes, to protest the death of a Congress worker.
KOUSIK SEN May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

CM office planned in Darjeeling

An office of the chief minister will come up at Richmond Hill in Darjeeling, north Bengal development minister Rabindranath Ghosh said at Uttarkanya here on Friday.
OUR CORRESPONDENT May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

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