West Bengal  /  Published 05.09.21

Bangla cop arrested in Cooch Behar

An inspector of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police in Bangladesh, who allegedly infiltrated India with the help of a tout from his country, was arrested by the Border Security Force (BSF) at Changrabandha ...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar

World  /  Published 02.09.21

A case that has transfixed Dhaka

Bangladeshi actress Shamsunnahar Smriti aka Porimoni walked out of jail on Wednesday, almost a month after her arrest in a narcotics case that had triggered a flood of media stories about her life, an...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 18.08.21

Bangla flights to resume on August 22

Flights between Calcutta and Dhaka are set to resume on August 22, after a gap of four months, officials said. Flights between the two countries were suspended in late April following a renewed surge...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

World  /  Published 27.03.21

Four killed in protests against PM’s visit

Four persons were killed after police fired on protesters who attacked a police station in the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong on Friday during a demonstration against a visit to the country by Prime M...
By Reuters in Cox’s Bazar

People  /  Published 24.03.21

Builders of Bengal: Dinabandhu Mitra

Dinabandhu Mitra wrote the play Nil Darpan (1860), a searing account of a farmers’ struggle in 19th century Bengal. Mitra, who had studied at Hindu College but did not appear in the final examin...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya


West Bengal  /  Published 27.02.21

Dhaka train prods tourism demands

The first international passenger train service to start between New Jalpaiguri (NJP) and Dhaka next month has prompted stakeholders of the tourism industry to raise a series of demands, which include...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 25.02.21

NJP-Dhaka train service from March 26

A passenger train will chug out of Dhaka in Bangladesh on March 26 and head for New Jalpaiguri, marking the commencement of the third passenger train service between the neighbouring country and Benga...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

Style  /  Published 16.11.20

Rina Dhaka and Leena Singh talk sustainability

How do you view luxury now? Rina: The bottom and top-end is selling. It is the middle which has had a hit. If you see (brands like) Louis Vuitton and Dior have shown profits during the lockdown, whil...
By Saionee Chakraborty

World  /  Published 28.10.20

Macron remarks stir up Dhaka

Thousands of Muslims took to the streets of the Bangladesh capital on Tuesday to protest against remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron in a row about cartoons that has angered Muslims. The disp...
By Reuters in Dhaka

Calcutta  /  Published 23.10.20

Flights to Bangladesh start on October 28

Flight services between Calcutta and Bangladesh will resume on October 28 and many airlines have already planned their schedules, airport officials said on Thursday. Airlines are planning to resume f...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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