World  /  Published 06.08.20

At least 17 killed as Bangladesh passenger boat capsizes

A passenger boat carrying more than 40 people capsized Wednesday in a marshy wetland in northern Bangladesh, killing at least 17 people, an official said. The incident happened in Netrokona district,...
By AP in Dhaka

West Bengal  /  Published 02.08.20

Lockdown creates new mules for smugglers

The Border Security Force (BSF), in both the south and north Bengal frontiers, have arrested hundreds of “fresh entrants” in smuggling amid the pandemic-induced job loss and slowdown in tr...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.08.20

Snake venom haul

Sleuths of the CID and Malda police on Friday arrested two persons allegedly with around 600 grams of snake venom. Police sources said the duo, Alam Mian and Mosfiq Alam, were held while on way to Ca...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

India  /  Published 01.08.20

Yunus: Recognise informal sector

Bangladeshi social entrepreneur and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus believes that the pandemic has created an opportunity for the world to reimagine the concept of the economy and “recognise&rdquo...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.20

Gift for Bangladesh: 10 broad gauge diesel locomotives

Indian Railways handed over the gifts to Bangladesh to help the neighbour handle more passengers and freight. External affairs minister S. Jaishankar and railway minister Piyush Goyal were among thos...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Nadia

Calcutta  /  Published 25.07.20

Container train to Bangladesh

A train loaded with soaps, shampoo, shaving kit and textile fabric left Calcutta for Bangladesh via the Petrapole-Benapole border on Friday afternoon, the first container train through the busiest cor...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 23.07.20

Bangla: Hasina takes Imran call

Three months of quiet diplomacy paid off for Pakistan on Wednesday with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call to Gano Bhaban, the official residence of his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina, going...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

World  /  Published 21.07.20

Bangla yes to China vaccine trials

Bangladesh’s state medical research agency has approved a third-phase trial of a potential Covid-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd , as infections rise in the densely pop...
By PTI in Dhaka

West Bengal  /  Published 18.07.20

Bangla port nod to transit cargo

India and Bangladesh opened a new chapter in maritime relations on Thursday when a container ship from Calcutta set sail for Chittagong port carrying cargo for Meghalaya and Assam. “This is a t...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

India  /  Published 12.07.20

Bangla: Pak sees distraction

Last week, when the Indian foreign policy establishment was busy handling the aftermath of the face-off with China on the northern frontier, a meeting took place in Dhaka, which sources in both Delhi ...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta


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