Rajbanshi Community
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 in

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 in

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 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

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.21

TMC: Rajbanshi Muslims set terms

Senior leaders of the Nasya Sheikh Unnayan Parishad, an apex body of Rajbanshi Muslims, have asserted that they would support Mamata Banerjee and her party Trinamul in the Bengal elections only if the...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.21

Hunt for plots for Kamtapuri schools

The state education department has instructed the Jalpaiguri district administration to find vacant plots at two locations for setting up primary schools where students will be taught in Kamtapuri lan...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.21

TMC seeks to court Rajbanshi group

The Trinamul Congress leadership in north Bengal has launched an initiative to woo Rajbanshi Muslims at a time the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) was planning to field candidates in so...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri


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