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