West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.20

Onion embargo: tears for exporter

A Bangladesh-bound consignment of 1,612 tonnes of onions, worth some Rs 5.5 crore, is in the danger of rotting as the onion-laden goods train is stuck at Ranaghat station for three days because of the...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Ranaghat

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Partial relief on stuck onions

The Centre on Friday evening partially withdrew the embargo on export of onions as the Customs authorities were asked to allow the movement of the produce handed over to them on September 14 when the ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.20

Bangladesh conveys onion ban ‘concern’

Bangladesh has officially conveyed its “deep concern” over India’s ban on export of onions without due notice.  “The latest abrupt announcement of the Government of India...
By PTI in Dhaka

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.20

Onions rot on India-Bangladesh border

On Monday, the Centre had banned the export of onions of all varieties (except Bangalore rose and Krishnapuram) to contain the spike in price in the domestic market and to increase availability. An o...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

Cough syrup smuggling arrest

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested a key person of a racket smuggling cough syrups to Bangladesh. Santu Saha was arrested from a Calcutta hideout on Tuesday based on information shared by tw...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.20

Onion for hilsa donor stuck in ban

The Centre’s sudden decision to prohibit export of onion has slammed the brakes on hundreds of onion-loaded trucks and rakes waiting along India-Bangladesh border in the state and put the export...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.09.20

Bangladeshi Hilsa arrives

The season’s first consignment of the Bangladesh hilsa arrived in Bengal through the Petrapole land port in three trucks on Monday evening as a pre-Puja gift from the neighbour. Bangladesh had ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bongaon

West Bengal  /  Published 13.09.20

How village stays Covid-free

An erstwhile Bangladeshi enclave, which is a part of India since the historic land boundary agreement in 2015, is scripting history again in the time of pandemic. At a time the country’s Covid-...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.20

Toy story

Sir — It was exciting to hear that Bangladesh has lifted the ban on the export of hilsa to India. Perhaps now Bengalis will finally be able to taste the glorious fish without feeling a steep poc...
By The Telegraph in

Calcutta  /  Published 11.09.20

14000tn Bangla Hilsa for Bengal

Bangladesh will export more than 1,400 tonnes of Hilsa to Bengal, the largest consignment in recent times, according to several fish exporters in Dhaka. The Bangladesh government’s permission t...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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