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

India  /  Published 02.02.19

Smoke on Waters: The horrors of Marichjhnapi

By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.19

Climate crisis management needs a holistic approach

Underestimating the depth of a problem can spell disaster when it comes to finding a solution. This misreading of a potential calamity is what seems to have happened if the findings of a study on risi...
By The Editorial Board in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 23.11.18

India lags on including migrants in education

Education is posited as a right in political systems all around the world, as it rightly should be. What then are the markers used to carry out a comprehensive assessment of this right? Should the rat...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 21.11.18

Shylla wary of refugee influx in Meghalaya

The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council on Wednesday expressed concern over the probability of refugees coming to Meghalaya from Bangladesh if the neighbouring country is submerged owing to global...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

West Bengal  /  Published 25.11.19

Land offer for refugees on central plots

Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced regularisation of 237 refugee colonies on central government land across Bengal even as questions arose on whether the state could give freehold rights to people se...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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