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Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
People  /  Published 02.12.21

Hitler didn’t believe India ‘deserved’ independence from British rule

When talking about Hitler and India, can Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s now-infamous meeting with the Fuhrer ever be forgotten? Purandare revelaed how Hitler had agreed to meet Bose after making h...
By Upasya Bhowal

West Bengal  /  Published 26.09.21

Bhowanipore Junction

Bhowanipore would be knitting its brows in disapproval right now, that is if it were a person instead of a para. To be spoken of in the same breath as a gram! To be referred to like a mere punctuation...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 26.08.21

Musings on Independence Day

As a child growing up in the Calcutta of the late 1960s and early 1970s, August 15 was the day to listen to tales of derring-do on part of sundry elderly relatives — some dead, some then still a...
By Samantak Das

West Bengal  /  Published 18.08.21

Netaji: Kin seeks DNA test of ashes

Seven decades have passed since Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose went missing on this date in 1945, with many historians suggesting that he might have died in a plane crash, but the recurring demand to brin...
By Our Bureau, Our Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 25.03.21

Covid: airport revamp hit

The number of active Covid-19 cases in Bengal rose by 70 on Wednesday, taking the count to 3,782. The state on Wednesday recorded 462 new infections and 334 recoveries. ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

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Opinion  /  Published 23.03.21

Bhagat Singh: That young, bright spark

Today is the 90th death anniversary of Bhagat Singh. He was one of the tallest revolutionary freedom fighters, sacrificing his life at the age of 23. Many other revolutionaries died even younger. But ...
By Praveen Davar

West Bengal  /  Published 24.02.21

Bengal govt issues new order for flight passengers

Amid a spike in coronavirus infections in Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana, the West Bengal government on Wednesday made it mandatory for passengers travelling in flights from these states...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.02.21

Covid test for fliers at airport

Passengers from the UK, Europe, South Africa, Brazil and the West Asian countries will have to undergo an RT-PCR test for Covid-19 after arriving at the Calcutta airport from Tuesday even if they carr...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.01.21

Plassey returns to protest at CAA

Around 2,000 people gathered in Nadia’s Plassey on Monday to raise their voice against the Centre’s citizenship matrix, the protest coming in the backdrop of Union home minister Amit Shah&...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Plassey

Calcutta  /  Published 24.01.21

Jai Hind: A chant is born

We never forgot him, but India’s younger generation needs to be taught about the forgotten vestiges of our freedom struggle. Faced with the threat of unequal citizenship from the forces of relig...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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