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TMC begins eight-hour long dharna in Kolkata against Centre's decision to tax Durga Puja committees
India

TMC begins eight-hour long dharna in Kolkata against Centre's decision to tax Durga Puja committees

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) began its eight-hour-long dharna in central Kolkata in protest against the central government's decision to serve income tax notices to Durga Puja committees.

Cross-border smuggling cannot be stopped completely at India-Bangladesh boundary, says Bangla border force
World

Cross-border smuggling cannot be stopped completely at India-Bangladesh boundary, says Bangla border force

Bangladesh's border force has said that cross-border smuggling cannot be stopped completely at the India-Bangladesh frontier and sought greater cooperation from the BSF to tackle the menace.

No nod on renaming West Bengal to Bangla, Centre tells Rajya Sabha; Mamata asks Modi to expedite matter
India

No nod on renaming West Bengal to Bangla, Centre tells Rajya Sabha; Mamata asks Modi to expedite matter

The Centre Wednesday informed Rajya Sabha that it has not yet given its nod to change the name of West Bengal to 'Bangla' as proposed by the state government following which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dashed off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for expediting the matter

In Rajya Sabha, Union Ministry of Home Affairs rejects Mamata Banerjee's plea to rename West Bengal 'Bangla'
India

In Rajya Sabha, Union Ministry of Home Affairs rejects Mamata Banerjee's plea to rename West Bengal 'Bangla'

In a setback to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Union government, on Wednesday rejected her plea to rename West Bengal to 'Bangla'.

Amitav Ghosh says Jnanpith award recognises 'trust, affection that arises between writers and readers' communities'
Life

Amitav Ghosh says Jnanpith award recognises 'trust, affection that arises between writers and readers' communities'

We are living in a time when writers are increasingly beleaguered, embattled and marginalized. Around the world, everywhere we look, there is a closing of minds, a narrowing of horizons, and a palpable fear of the future, says Amitav Ghosh.

International Mother Language Day: UNESCO says a language disappears every 2 weeks; over 600 endangered lingos in India alone
India

International Mother Language Day: UNESCO says a language disappears every 2 weeks; over 600 endangered lingos in India alone

The 19th International Mother Language Day is being observed today world over, as the UNESCO-recognised event seeks to celebrate the linguistic diversity in the world.

Renaming of West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee slams Centre for delay in clearing proposal passed in July
India

Renaming of West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee slams Centre for delay in clearing proposal passed in July

On 26 July, the West Bengal Assembly passed a resolution unanimously to change the name of the state to "Bangla" in the three most-spoken languages Bengali, Hindi and English and sent the proposal to the Union home ministry.

Mamata Banerjee's proposal to rename West Bengal 'Bangla' may stir hornet's nest in the Darjeeling, Kalimpong hills
Politics

Mamata Banerjee's proposal to rename West Bengal 'Bangla' may stir hornet's nest in the Darjeeling, Kalimpong hills

The West Bengal government needs to walk the extra distance towards assuaging any anxieties that its move to rename the state as ‘Bangla’ might have caused.

West Bengal Assembly passes resolution to rename state as 'Bangla'; move aimed to climb alphabetical sequence of state names
India

West Bengal Assembly passes resolution to rename state as 'Bangla'; move aimed to climb alphabetical sequence of state names

The state will have to wait for the nod from the Home Ministry for a final approval on the resolution. Earlier, the Centre had rejected West Bengal's government's proposals of having three names

A rose of revolt: Two poems in Bengali
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A rose of revolt: Two poems in Bengali

In the fourth part, meet Manohar Mouli Biswas — a legend in his own right who holds a mirror to Bengali society

Imposition of Bangla and its eventful journey: Amid calls for separate Gorkhaland, Mamata should learn a bit of history
India

Imposition of Bangla and its eventful journey: Amid calls for separate Gorkhaland, Mamata should learn a bit of history

Oh, the places Bangla has gone! Offensive, defensive, and plain defiant, a language a quarter of a billion of us speak, has witnessed journeys along interesting, and ironical, bylanes.

NEET shocker: Not just girl aspirants, CBSE has shown bias against vernacular medium students too
India

NEET shocker: Not just girl aspirants, CBSE has shown bias against vernacular medium students too

NEET is a neat way to roll back the small gains that rural vernacular students of non-Hindi states have been able to make in terms of career. It has to go. No institution or agency or their whims and conspiracies are more important than the people.

Demonetisation: New currency notes are all about Narendra Modi, Hindi and New Delhi
India

Demonetisation: New currency notes are all about Narendra Modi, Hindi and New Delhi

The difference between the old design and the new seem to be centered on three things: Hindi, Delhi and Narendra Modi.

West is out of West Bengal: State assembly passes resolution to change state's name
India

West is out of West Bengal: State assembly passes resolution to change state's name

The West Bengal state Assembly on Monday passed a resolution to change the name of the state from West Bengal to 'Bangla' in Bengali and 'Bengal' in English. The opposition Congress, BJP and Left Front opposed the move.

Bangla or Bongo? West Bengal govt working to change the name of the state
India

Bangla or Bongo? West Bengal govt working to change the name of the state

The West Bengal cabinet has reportedly decided to change the state’s name to either Bangla or Bongo. In English, it will only be Bengal.

Curb the rising tide of religious intolerance: We must lend a hand to Bangladesh
World

Curb the rising tide of religious intolerance: We must lend a hand to Bangladesh

The Indian activists have worked with all political parties, including the right wing BJP and hence is making its presence felt in the social and political landscape. I think we can put out a helping hand to get our Bangla brothers and sisters out if necessary.

How Bangla matters more in Dhaka than in Kolkata
Life

How Bangla matters more in Dhaka than in Kolkata

Sandip Roy in Dhaka rediscovers the past in Bangladesh, in words that his tongue has long forgotten, and realises why jadughar is indeed the right word for a museum.

Paschimbanga? Come again? That's what you call paribartan?
Politics

Paschimbanga? Come again? That's what you call paribartan?

West Bengal has decided, by all party consensus, it needs to become Paschimbanga. But it's left Bengalis, sorry Paschimbangalis, like Sandip Roy scratching their heads in confusion. Is this what passes for change in Kolkata?