West Bengal  /  Published 04.08.19

Bengal won’t allow NRC: Rights forum

Bengal will not allow an NRC (National Register of Citizens), the Citizen’s Rights Forum, a citybased political advocacy group, has declared. At an open forum held at the Indian Association on Sunda...
By Aditya Nag in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 26.09.18

11 more Bru families return to Mizoram

Agartala/Aizawl: A day after the deadline for repatriation expired, 67 Bru refugees from 11 families, sheltered in camps in North Tripura district, left for Mizoram on Wednesday, officials said.The in...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty and Henry L. Khojol in

World  /  Published 05.02.19

Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya refugee camp

Angelina Jolie on Tuesday urged Myanmar to show a genuine commitment to ending violence and displacement in its Rakhine state, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring ...
By AP in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

West Bengal  /  Published 04.01.20

Old Left warrior in CAA fight

The CPM is returning to its roots in Bengal.The Left party has resuscitated a moribund post-partition-era mass organisation — the United Central Refugee Council (UCRC) — to breathe life into its c...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

Books  /  Published 04.12.18

'Half Gods' by debutante novelist Akil Kumarasamy

The prose itself is a marvel because of Kumarasamy’s attention to ugliness,” The New York Times has observed about Akil Kumarasamy’s debut novel Half Gods that has created a stir in the literary...
By Shrestha Saha in

People  /  Published 03.11.18

Rohingya diaspora throws refugees a lifeline

By Sonia Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.19

Foreigner until proven Indian

What does it take to prove one’s identity (read citizenship) in a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic?Ask nonagenarian Amar Upadhyay, whose daughter, Baijayanti Devi, was the first wo...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

India  /  Published 10.03.20

India citizenship vs dream of free Tibet

The belief that Tibet would ultimately be free persuades many Tibetans to continue to live as refugees foregoing the opportunities that Indian citizenship offers, according to a new book.According to ...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 30.03.19

Shah pledge on NRC sets off storm in Bengal

A full-blown debate on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Bill has been ignited in north Bengal by Amit Shah’s declaration that, after Assam, the BJP would press for a simil...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

India  /  Published 02.02.19

Smoke on Waters: The horrors of Marichjhnapi

By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in


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