West Bengal  /  Published 19.01.21

BSF cycle trip to mark birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

A bicycle expedition flagged off by the Border Security Force to commemorate the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, reached Laxminarayanpur in the Tapan ...
By Kousik Sen in South Dinajpur

India  /  Published 15.01.21

No foreign chief guest at Republic Day parade

The external affairs ministry on Thursday said that this year’s Republic Day parade would not have any foreign head of State or government as chief guest owing to the pandemic. The announcement...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.21

Tokay gecko on way to Bangladesh seized

A tokay gecko weighing 350gm was seized late on Tuesday from two persons allegedly attempting to smuggle the coveted reptile into Bangladesh through Murshidabad’s Sagardighi. The reptile, estim...
By Alamgir Hossain in Sagardighi

West Bengal  /  Published 07.01.21

Cops seize over 3,000 turtles in trucks

Police seized 3,396 Indian softshell turtles, apparently meant to be smuggled to Bangladesh, from two mini-trucks at two spots under the Barrackpore police commissionerate on Wednesday. Titagarh poli...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Barrackpore

West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.21

Two held with banned cough syrup, Rs 14 lakh

Two men were arrested allegedly with 100 bottles of banned cough syrup which was suspected to be set for Bangladesh and over Rs 14 lakh in cash in North Dinajpur on Monday night. Sources said Karandi...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj


West Bengal  /  Published 02.01.21

Trinamul, BJP test Teesta waters

The Teesta river, which meanders through the hills and the plains of north Bengal before entering Bangladesh, is emerging as an important political issue ahead of the Assembly elections after remainin...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.20

Wife awaits body across India-Bangladesh border

Malda police launched the “Surakkha” app to help people get police services during emergencies. So far, only Dial 100 facility was available in the district. SP Alok Rajoria said that init...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

World  /  Published 29.12.20

Second group of Rohingya to be shifted to island today

Officials in Bangladesh sent a second group of Rohingya refugees to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal on Monday despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process. More than 30 buse...
By AP via PTI in Dhaka

West Bengal  /  Published 29.12.20

Plea to change father’s name in TET exam form

Former Bangladeshi citizens, whose enclaves were incorporated in India in 2015 and who became Indians, have written to the Bengal government to allow them to change the name of their father in the tea...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 22.12.20

BSF guns down Bangla woman

A BSF team guarding Indo-Bangladesh border in Nadia gunned down a Bangladeshi national to prevent “exfiltration” at Pakhiura village in Hanshkhali in the early hours of Monday. Authoritie...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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