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India offers to share real-time maritime intelligence with 10 countries

In a first, India has offered to share real-time intelligence of maritime movements in the Indian Ocean with 10 Indian Ocean littoral countries, including...

India making lightweight bulletproof bunkers for border vigilance

India is constructing lightweight bulletproof bunkers to step up vigilance along the borders with China and Pakistan. The central government is revamping the army....

Bandh withdrawn at home minister’s behest in Darjeeling

Gorkha Janamukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung has declared a withdrawal of the bandh (strike) in Darjeeling, after a 104-dtay stretch of the shutdown. Life...

Mosquito abolition: Supreme Court pleads helplessness

The court is always supreme, but sometimes the court has to plead helplessness. On Friday, September 23, the apex court of India pleaded such...

West Bengal restrictions on immersion of Durga lifted

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee doesn’t learn from the past, despite being admonished by the court repeatedly. It is a repeat of 2016,...

Expelled Tamang to head GTA in Darjeeling

In the name of restoring peace in Darjeeling, the West Bengal government has announced its decision to strengthen the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). It...

Rohingyas are a security threat, India govt tells SC

The Indian government stands by their decision that the Rohingya Muslims are "illegal" immigrants in the country and that their continuous stay posed "serious...

India’s Chakmas and Hajong get citizenship after 50 years

After repeated delays in the court verdict, over a hundred thousand Chakmas and Hajong living in India’s Arunachal Pradesh, have been granted Indian citizenship....

Meeting on Darjeeling in Kolkata 29 Aug

After a 73-day bandh (strike) in the hills, the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha leaders are now under pressure. In fact, they have had to soften...

India constructing 73 roads on border with China

Even before the unrest in Dokhlam broke out, India had been constructing a number of roads along its border with China. The combined length...

High alert as violence mounts in Darjeeing again

Violence has once again emerged in the Darjeeling hills. The administration had imposed high alert in the area, following explosions on two consecutive days...

BJP got the lion’s share of corporate donation in four years

The Indian national parties got INR 957 crore as donation from the corporate entities. A report said that corporate houses have donated a total...

A seminar on China’s ambitious Belt & Road Initiative cancelled in...

An international event organized by the Chinese Consulate General in Kolkata on China’s ambitious Belt & Road Initiative, has been cancelled. But no official...

West Bengal has most cross voting in presidential polls

It was clear on election day that there had been a lot of cross voting during the presidential polls. The most cross voting took...

Indian Opposition’s VP candidate Gandhi regards himself as a citizen candidate

The opposition parties declared the name of Gopal Krishna Gandhi, a former diplomat and Governor of West Bengal as their unanimous choice as candidate for...

India approves cyber security cooperation with Bangladesh

India had approved cyber security cooperation with Bangladesh. The cooperation between India and Bangladesh would be implemented through a duly set up joint committee...

West Bengal riots instigated from Bangladesh: Mamata

Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of India’s West Bengal state, has made an inflammatory accusation, saying that the recent communal riots in the border-lying...

India to construct world’s highest railway line

Surpassing China’s Qinghai-Tiber railway line, India is now preparing to construct the world’s highest ever railway line. The defence ministry and the railway ministry...

Mamata sees conspiracy in Darjeeling chaos

West Bengal’s chief minister Mamata Banerjee sees a deep conspiracy behind the escalating chaos in Darjeeling. Speaking on Friday to the media in Kolkata,...

Unrest again in Darjeeling over separate Gorkhaland

Darjeeling faces unrest as the tussle between the West Bengal government and the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) has once again revived the demand for...

BJP forms panel to select presidential candidate

With India’s Election Commission having announced the election schedule, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is unwilling to delay any further in selecting their candidate....