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

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

Opinion  /  Published 08.05.19

Life on the margins in Lesbos

Collaboration and solidarity are keywords on the island of Lesbos. Located in the east Aegean sea, it is home to more than 7,000 refugees, according to the official UNHCR reports from March 2019. The ...
By Zuri Camille de Souza in

India  /  Published 09.03.19

Ostrich hide for Nirav, rhino hide for ‘refugee’ spotters

Light has been shed on how Nirav Modi looks and lives since he posed for a group photograph with Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year and soon after became one of the most infamous Indian fugitives....
By Amit Roy and our Delhi Bureau in London

North East  /  Published 17.03.19

Assam colony caught in D-voter dilemma

For the inhabitants of Bonda colony, a settlement of Garos, Hajongs and Hindu Bengalis who came to Assam as refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan and were given shelter in the state by then Prime Mini...
By Gaurav Das in Bonda (Kamrup metro)

Opinion  /  Published 08.01.20

Misplaced concerns

On the day an ugly mob in Pakistan staged a demonstration outside the premises of the Nankana Sahib gurdwara and threatened to turn it into a Muslim shrine, there were concerns expressed by liberals o...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

Books  /  Published 22.12.18

Myanmar Hindus don't want to be known as Bengali

We find the place easily, the mandir the Shwezedi monk told us about. The main gate of the temple is wide open and we walk in. As we enter, my eyes sting from the wood smoke that hangs over the place ...
By Abhijit Dutta in

Opinion  /  Published 06.02.19

How interim is the budget?

Sir — The interim budget presented this election year by the stand-in finance minister, Piyush Goyal, is cleverly crafted. It seeks to lure all sections of Indian society, especially the middle clas...
By The Telegraph in


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