India  /  Published 09.06.20

Shah crows CAA, CAA…

Seventy-five days of vigorous hand-washing could not remove some stains — such as pride in the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday dusted off the CAA plank with ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 15.04.20

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

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

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

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 in

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

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

North East  /  Published 18.11.19

Students march against bill

Hundreds of students representing several organisations of Arunachal Pradesh took to the streets on Monday to express their resentment and opposition against the Centre’s proposal to implement the C...
By Damien Lepcha in Itanagar

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

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


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