Assembly polls 2016: Not yet ‘Indian citizens’, those in enclaves may not get to vote
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

At midnight on July 31, India and Bangladesh had started implementing their landmark Land Boundary Agreement.

Bhuniya, Adhir slug it out over role in minority meet
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Bhuniya said Chowdhury, hailing from a place where 77 per cent of the population belonged to the Muslim community, failed to bring in anyone from there.

‘Feel sorry for lack of unity in party’: AICC General Secretary
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Dr Shakeel Ahmed Khan, General Secretary, AICC, spoke to The Indian Express about the present condition of the party in Bengal and its future strategy.

BJP meet reaffirms: No CM candidate, TMC the target
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Amit Shah, who cancelled his scheduled visit to Kalighat temple, met Kailash Vijayvargiya, Siddharth Nath Singh, Suresh Pujari and party’s state president Rahul Sinha among others.

After Rajiv birth anniversary, minority meet hurdle now hits Congress bandh
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

On August 19, a state minority conference is scheduled to be held at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.

Exchange of enclaves: Come September, Indians from Bangladesh to visit Cooch Behar to recce their new home
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

With India and Bangladesh implementing the Land Bill Agreement (LBA) from August 1, documents required for those coming for recce purposes are being prepared.

J&K encounter: BSF constable from Jalpaiguri among 2 killed in Udhampur
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

One of the two BSF jawans killed at Udhampur belonged to Dhupguri area of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal.

Interview: ‘LBA opened doors to resolve other issues like Teesta’, says Bangladesh Dy High Commissioner
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

Following implementation of LBA, Bangladesh Deputy High Commissioner Zokey Ahad speaks to The Indian Express

Kolkata: Muslim group protests detention of 63 children by railway police
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

The children reportedly arrived from different parts of Bihar, particularly from Purnea-Kishengunj belt and were headed to Pune for training in madrasa.

Land swap done, population exchange yet to take off
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

1,079 people from Bangladesh yet to come either for a recce or to settle in India.

‘Hurt’ by Sinha’s remark, Roopa says ‘BJP worker not my only identity’
Sun, Aug 02, 2015

The leader also made clear the stand she will take should a similar situation arises in future.

India, Bangla land swap: ‘I hope next generation lives a better life,’ says oldest enclave dweller
Sun, Aug 02, 2015

The oldest resident, Asgar Ali, 106, can barely hear, but was more than happy to get on the stage and wave the Indian flag.

No country for 2 families: Bangladesh calls them ‘traitors’, India ‘infiltrators’
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

"Before we could return, we saw our houses at enclave 142 in Seuti Kursha area were razed as a ‘punishment’."

India-Bangladesh land swap: Over 14,000 people await new identities, recognition
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

More than 100 enclaves of India encircled by Bangladesh border and over 50 enclaves of Bangladesh enclosed by Indian territory will be exchanged between the two neighbouring countries at midnight tonight.

India-Bangladesh enclaves: ‘Recce period’ puts transfer of people on hold till November
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Two gates will be kept open for enclave people belonging to enclaves of both countries to cross over, first to explore and then to finally relocate.

Madrasas teaching incomplete history: RSS
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

There are 614 madrasas under the Board across the state, imparting education to about five lakh students.

Mamata’s Five-Day London tour begins today: Industry captains exude confidence, but ‘don’t expect overnight change’
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

This will be Mamata’s maiden trip to London and her second foreign visit.

In House, will raise issues of Anglo-Indian community: George baker
Sat, Jul 25, 2015

Actor-turned-BJP leader George Baker speaks to The Indian Express about his nomination by the President from the Anglo-Indian Community to the Lok Sabha.

Minority groups take up Rohingya Muslims’ cause, seek Centre’s help
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

While several thousands have fled to Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, close to 10,565 Rohingya Muslims have entered India, according to the figures released by the Bureau of Immigration.

For aid, proper pay, madrasa teachers in Kolkata on hunger strike
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Stir beings less than 24 hrs after CM Mamata Banerjee boasted about work done for minority community.

Martyrs’ Day rally: For TMC, results of 2016 polls declared on Tuesday
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay took a dig at CPM and said the turnout is a 'fitting reply' to their Monday’s rally.

14-year-old girl returns home 80 days after being abducted and allegedly raped
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

BJP leaders, who had put up a sit-in demonstration at Magrahat which had ran into its fifth day, claimed all the credit to themselves for the girl's return.

After historic land swap deal, no enclave dweller ready to move to Bangladesh
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

While Cooch Behar MP Renuka Sinha said about 15,000 enclave dwellers were earlier expected to return to India, the actual number is only 1,027.

100th Administrative Meet: From Rs 2,000-cr biz corridor to ‘Langcha Hub’, CM promises all
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Mamata reiterated that her government does not have enough funds to carry out the development work.

Illegal immigrants or enclave residents: 10 families told to ‘come up with proof’
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

The district administration’s ongoing field survey has thrown up details of 10 families, comprising 44 members, living in the district that do not figure in the 2011 census.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s 100th administrative meeting begins in Burdwan, opposition leaders stay away
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Guests were given lavish culinary delights ahead of the event in Burdwan

In Chit Mahal childbirth, hope to end identity crisis
Tue, Jul 14, 2015

On Thursday last week, Ainul signed the form during the census drive in the enclaves in Cooch Behar district, effectively stating his willingness to be a citizen of India.

Land exchange deal: Will you go to Bangladesh? Not many Yes in enclaves
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

On the findings from across the border, officials said about 100 families have expressed willingness to come to India so far.

BJP hosts three Iftar parties, invites no non-Muslim leaders
Mon, Jul 06, 2015

State BJP president Rahul Sinha said that BJP has decided not to follow the “communal policies” of other leaders.

BJP affairs in-charge: Siddharth Nath Singh loses Bengal to Kailash Vijayvargiya, gets Andhra
Sat, Jul 04, 2015

Rahul Sinha said that the BJP, in a bid to focus more on Bengal for the Assembly polls, has brought in more central leaders to lead the party in the state.

38 killed, 23 missing as landslides rock Darjeeling
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Rescue operations taken up jointly by Sahastra Sena Bal (SSB) and the state police officials have been affected due to the heavy downpour.

Scottish Church College: Admission process on hold as students, authorities dig heels
Wed, Jul 01, 2015

The members of Scottish Church College Students' Union put up a demonstration in front of the college and stalled the admission procedure.

Mukul Roy set to float new party by July end: Former TMC MLA
Thu, Jun 25, 2015

According to a former TMC legislator, Mukul Roy's news party is likely to be named All India Progressive Trinamool Congress.

Clash between TMC workers leaves three dead
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

Supporters of former block president Moni Hossain and present block president Alok Majhi were allegedly involved in the fight.

International Yoga Day: Rain fails to dampen spirit as thousands turn up at Kolkata event
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

BJP MLA Shamik Bhattacharya and other prominent leaders of the state were present at the occasion.

Surya Namaskar prohibited in Islam, won’t participate: BJP minority cell chief Shakeel Ansari
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

He argues that since the month of Ramzan would begin from Friday, and which would involve offering a special namaz besides the five prayers offered in a day.