Tag: Bengalis

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  • Fresh troubles in Assam

    Fresh troubles in Assam

    The resurgence of ULFA poses fresh challenges and the government would do well to pay heed to this development.

    December 17, 2018
  • In a sorry state

    In a sorry state

    Ruby Palchoudhuri, Advisor and President Emeritus, Crafts Council of West Bengal, talks about the Gurusaday Museum near Joka, named after the brilliant Gurusaday Dutt, which is now closing down. Excerpts from an exclusive interview.

    March 31, 2018
  • ‘BJP conspiring to drive out Bengalis from Assam: Mamata

    ‘BJP conspiring to drive out Bengalis from Assam: Mamata

    Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the BJP-led central government of “hatching a conspiracy” to drive out Bengalis from Assam by “excluding” their names from the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The NRC of 1951 is being updated in Assam under the supervision of the Supreme Court to identify original residents …

    January 4, 2018
  • Sandhi Puja

    Sandhi Puja

    It’s time again to get lost in the devotional zeal of Durga Puja celebration, the most awaited festival of Bengalis. As per Hindu mythology, Goddess Durga, who is also referred to as an embodiment of Shakti, or a symbol of feminine strength, emerged as a collective energy to fight the devil Mahishasura, who could not …

    September 25, 2017
  • Take back Rohingyas, don’t call them Bengalis: Hasina to Myanmar

    Take back Rohingyas, don’t call them Bengalis: Hasina to Myanmar

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged Myanmar to take back 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have taken refuge in her country and also called for an end to “propaganda” that labelled the ethnic group as “Bengalis”. “We have told Myanmar that they will have to take back their citizens. Provide security for them,” she said …

    September 20, 2017