West Bengal  /  Published 17.06.21

KLO leader in video with statehood pitch

Jeevan Singha, the self-styled chief of the proscribed Kamtapur Liberation Organisation, has released a video, asserting that the outfit will continue to fight for a separate state comprising several ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 04.05.21

Votes of tea workers, Rajbanshis elude TMC

Support of the tribal and tea garden population of north Bengal as well as Rajbanshis in the region has continued to elude the Trinamul Congress, the Assembly poll results show. On one hand, Trinamul...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 11.04.21

The king’s men, the king’s promises

Panchanan Barma is to the Rajbanshis what Hari Chand and Guru Chand Thakur are to the Matuas. It was his continuous efforts that led to the Rajbanshis being listed under the Scheduled Caste (SC) list ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 10.04.21

Tireless icon | Panchanan Barma

Panchanan Barma, the most revered reformer of the Rajbanshi community, had almost a century ago taken up the task of socio-economic development of the community that dwells in north Bengal and in the ...
By Main Uddin Chisti

West Bengal  /  Published 10.04.21

Politics of identity

Over the past three weeks, Modi has held two rallies in the region while senior ministers like Shah, Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Prahlad Singh Patel have paid multiple visits. Mamata has addressed...
By Devadeep Purohit, Avijit Sinha in Siliguri


West Bengal  /  Published 07.04.21

Muslims moving away from Didi, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that Mamata Banerjee’s appeal to Muslims not to divide their votes indicated that the minority community had started drifting away from the Bengal ch...
By Avijit Sinha, Main Uddin Chisti in Siliguri, Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 02.04.21

TMC launches Rajbanshi vote song

District Trinamul leaders of Jalpaiguri released the Rajbanshi version of Vote-er Gaan (vote song), a song launched by the party across the state during the ongoing Assembly elections, here on Thursda...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 03.03.21

Rajbanshi Muslim plea to Mamata: 5 tickets

The largest association of Nasya Sheikhs or Rajbanshi Muslims in north Bengal have sent a letter to Trinamul supremo Mamata Banerjee, requesting her to field at least five candidates from the communit...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.21

Govt forms board for Rajbanshi Muslims

The Mamata Banerjee government has constituted a development board for Nasya Sheikhs or Rajbanshi Muslims with eight members. The state backward classes’ welfare department constituted the West...
By Avijit Sinha, Main Uddin Chisti in Siliguri, Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 18.02.21

Trinamul and BJP vie for Rajbanshi support

⚫On February 11, Union home minister Amit Shah announced that the Centre would install a statue of Panchanan Barma by spending Rs 250 crore. Also, a cultural hub for Rajbanshis would be set up in Co...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar


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