World  /  Published 16.05.21

Bangla Jammat leader arrested for anti—Modi protest

A senior leader of the hardline Jamaat-e-Islami group has been arrested in Bangladesh for allegedly instigating violence in March during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country,...
By Anisur Rahman in Dhaka

World  /  Published 13.05.21

China: Quad an exclusive clique against Beijing

China on Wednesday accused the Quad of being an “exclusive clique” against Beijing. China also defended its ambassador’s warning to Dhaka against joining the US-led alliance, saying...
By PTI in Beijing

Opinion  /  Published 12.05.21

Editorial: Content matters

The congratulatory messages sent by the prime minister and the foreign minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wajed and A.K. Abdul Momen, respectively, to the chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Bane...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 09.05.21

Bangla detects Indian mutant, extends bar

Bangladesh has detected its first case of a highly infectious coronavirus variant first identified in India, the country’s health directorate said on Saturday, prompting the government to keep i...
By Reuters in Dhaka

West Bengal  /  Published 05.05.21

Three held with yaba tablets worth Rs 60 lakh

A wild adult tusker died after it was struck by lightning near the Jaldapara National Park in Alipurduar district on Monday night. Sources said two elephants had moved out of the park area and had en...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda


Opinion  /  Published 29.04.21

A force for freedom

The Mukti Bahini played a key role in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. However, its role tends to be overshadowed by the much bigger contribution of the Indian armed forces in the final stages o...
By Praveen Davar in

West Bengal  /  Published 28.04.21

Bangladesh nod for medical visa holders to return

The Bangladesh deputy high commission here on Tuesday issued no-objection certificates to around 300 countrymen, who had arrived in India on medical visas, so that they could return home. But in the a...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.04.21

Scores stuck in Bangla entry bar over Covid

The sudden restriction on movement of people through land borders between India and Bangladesh put hundreds of Bangladeshis — most of whom had come to Calcutta on medical visa — in a quand...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Petrapole

World  /  Published 25.04.21

Bangladesh closes land borders with India

  Bangladesh will close its land borders with India for the next 14 days due to the unprecedented surge of coronavirus cases in the neighbouring nation, Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen announce...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Dhaka

Culture  /  Published 18.04.21

A once and scattered weave

By Upala Sen in


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