Opinion  /  Published 06.01.20

Kinds of refugees today

Going by the prevailing definition, refugees are those expelled from their homestead owing to war, religious persecution, political upheaval or similar violence. But is this an adequate understanding ...
By Manas Ray

West Bengal  /  Published 28.01.19

Bengal refugee colonies get freehold rights

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday gave freehold land rights to residents of 94 refugee colonies set up on state government plots and promised a similar initiative for another 237 colonies that ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 24.09.19

Leg-up for patriots, not globalists

US President Donald Trump delivered a sharp nationalist message at the UN and assailed “globalists” on Tuesday.“If you want freedom, hold on to your sovereignty, and if you want peace, love your...
By New York Times News Service in New York

Books  /  Published 02.08.19

Partition traced through the lives of refugee women

The Refugee Woman: Partition of Bengal, Gender, and the Political has made a timely and significant intervention in Partition Studies. In this monograph, Paulomi Chakraborty has consciously steered aw...
By Sutanuka Ghosh

North East  /  Published 26.09.18

NRC exclusion dilemma for ‘refugees’

Misfortune has followed Pramode Sarkar and his family all the way from Sylhet in erstwhile East Pakistan. From his father facing persecution in Sylhet in 1947 for voting to keep Sylhet with India, to ...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati


North East  /  Published 15.10.18

31 Bangladeshis held at Assam railway station

Altogether 31 Bangladeshis, including 13 minors, were arrested by Government Railway Police from Guwahati railway station on Monday, exposing once again the threat from the porous India-Bangladesh bor...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati


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