News  /  Published 01.08.22

The legend of Wajid Ali Shah and how Kolkata benefitted from the connect

Shahanshah Mirza, the great great grandson of King Wajid Ali Shah, is a senior officer with the Union ministry of finance in Kolkata. As a heritage enthusiast, he wrote this article to&...
By Shahanshah Mirza

West Bengal  /  Published 14.03.22

Bengal: madarsa teachers via NGOs

After civic police volunteers, the Mamata Banerjee government is now trying to appoint teachers through NGOs and self-help groups for an English-medium madarsa in North Dinajpur, a move that has been ...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.02.21

Online transfer system poser for madarsa

Authorities of a high madarsa in Murshidabad’s Samserganj filed a petition with the district education department claiming troubles in running academic activities ever since classes resumed on F...
By Alamgir Hossain in Samserganj

North East  /  Published 12.02.20

Govt-run madarsas, tols to be shut down

Dispur on Wednesday said it would close down government madarsas, high madarsas and Sanskrit tols because it was not the duty of the state government to impart religious education.“We will close dow...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati

India  /  Published 14.07.19

Sangh parivar protests Unnao arrests

Several Sangh parivar outfits have been protesting the arrest of two BJP youth wing members on the charge of beating up a group of madarsa students in Unnao, claiming they are innocent.The protesters ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


India  /  Published 28.12.19

Cops accused of stripping cleric

By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in Muzaffarnagar

World  /  Published 12.01.20

Nepal scan on madarsas

Nepal is drafting a policy to “discourage” international NGOs from undertaking programmes with potential to hamper the country’s relations with its giant neighbours, India and China, officials s...
By PTI in Kathmandu

World  /  Published 07.03.19

Pakistan govt seizes Saeed seat of power

Pakistan intensified its crackdown against militants on Thursday, sealing the headquarters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa in Lahore and barring its founder and Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed from delive...
By PTI and Reuters in Islamabad

West Bengal  /  Published 21.02.19

English lessons for madarsa teachers in Calcutta

Rafia Ansari, 24, teaches at a madarsa in Ahmedabad. Most of her students are from poor families, some of them first-generation learners. Rafia, who has done a master’s in Urdu from Aligarh Muslim U...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.19

Bengal Assembly to slam madarsa jibe

The Trinamul Congress and the non-BJP Opposition parties have decided to jointly pass a resolution in the Bengal Assembly to condemn a statement by Union minister of state for home affairs G.K. Reddy ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


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