West Bengal  /  Published 06.07.20

Bengal: nod to Bangla import

Cargo trucks from Bangladesh rolled into Indian territory on Sunday through two land ports in North 24-Parganas, Petrapole and Ghojadanga, after 102 days, amid murmurs that the Mamata Banerjee governm...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Petrapole

North East  /  Published 05.07.20

Villagers reaffirm faith in Constitution

Four villages located along the India-Bangladesh border on Sunday clarified that they have no intention to go with the neighbouring country, while reaffirming their faith in the Constitution. Last we...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

Business  /  Published 03.07.20

New shipping service link with Bangladesh

The ports at Calcutta and Haldia have introduced a new shipping service through the inland waterways between Calcutta and Chittagong and Calcutta and Dhaka in Bangladesh, amid frequent disruptions of ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Calcutta/Haldia

North East  /  Published 02.07.20

Meghalaya villagers rue road woes

A road which has been under construction for years and which has put human lives at risk has forced four villages in Meghalaya along the India-Bangladesh border to resolve that it would be better if t...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

Bangla traders’ tit for tat

Export to Bangladesh through the Petrapole land port was suspended “indefinitely” since Wednesday morning after some Bangladeshi traders allegedly stopped the Indian cargo from entering Be...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Petrapole

West Bengal  /  Published 30.06.20

Plea for SoP on Bangla import

Traders and clearing agents on Tuesday appealed to the North 24-Parganas district administration to issue “standard operating protocol” immediately for resumption of imports from Banglades...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 27.06.20

Another time, another soldier

Postscript Year-long memorial events in Bangladesh leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Liberation War of 1971 have been disrupted by the outbreak of Covid-19. Arefin started his career in the ...
By Major Shamsul Arefin in

West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.20

Fulbari land port opens up

Trucks with boulders from India and Bhutan crossed the border from the Fulbari land port to roll into the Banglabandha district of Bangladesh on Saturday.This marked the resumption of bilateral trade ...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Opinion  /  Published 09.06.20

A crack in the hornets’ nest

A detailed article on factionalism within the Bangladesh army, perhaps the first such piece in many years, by one ‘Nirmala Saha’ in a strange website ( has thrown Dhaka-Chittagon...
By Subir Bhaumik in

Business  /  Published 09.06.20

Airtel ups stake in Bangladesh firm

Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said its subsidiary has acquired an additional 6.3 per cent stake in Bangladesh operator Robi Axiata from NTT Docomo for an undisclosed sum.The stake of Bharti International (...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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