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‘Pained and insulted’, Mahasweta quits Bangla Akademi


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Eminent author and Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi chairperson Mahasweta Devi Wednesday announced her decision to quit the post after a name recommended by her for the prestigious ... Read more...

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Kolkata shop owners urged to use Bengali in signboards


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) With the Kolkata civic agency urging owners of shops and offices to use Bengali in their signboards, the city's intellectuals Thursday called for the use of ... Read more...

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Sahitya Akademi to honour four northeastern writers


August 4th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 4 (IANS) Four renowned writers of northeastern India will be awarded the Sahitya Akademi translation prize 2010 for their outstanding literary works, an official said here in Tripura ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Siliguri, Dooars against Darjeeling accord


July 18th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), July 18 (IANS) Life in West Bengal's Siliguri sub-division and Dooars in neighbouring Jalpaiguri was partly hit on day one of a 48-hour shutdown to protest ... Read more...

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Heads of Bengal’s cultural and educational institutes put in papers


May 19th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) With the change of guard at the helm of the state, many heads of important cultural and educational institutions in West Bengal put in their papers ... Read more...

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First Nepali ‘Gitanjali’ to be re-launched (With Images)


May 6th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) When Ashesh Malla's father died two years ago, he observed the traditional memorial rite the following year, offering food and worship. But this year, the Nepali ... Read more...

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Tagore anthology in Polish released


April 10th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, April 10 (IANS) A Polish anthology of Nobel laureate Rabrindranath Tagore, translated from the original Bengali instead of from English, was released here by the Indian ambassador to Poland."I ... Read more...

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Deepti Naval turns Bengali film into Hindi


March 26th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Deepti Naval has just created history. She managed to turn a Bengali film into Hindi!Bengali director Sanjoy Nag, who has completed "Memories In March" featuring Deepti ... Read more...

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Bengal pays homage to ‘Language Day’ martyrs


February 21st, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) West Bengal Monday observed "Language Martyrs' Day" paying homage to those who laid down their lives for the cause of the Bengali language in Dhaka in 1952.The day ... Read more...

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Hasina hopes World Cup will strengthen fraternity among nations


February 17th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday hoped the fraternity among nations will be further strengthened through the cricket World Cup and said her country felt privileged to ... Read more...

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500 women fatwa victims in Bangladesh in past 10 years


February 14th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 14 (IANS) A demand to prohibit the Muslim clergy from issuing fatwa is gathering momentum in Bangladesh as 503 women have been subjected to public flogging since the year 2000. ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen links Dhaka movement with his fight against cancer


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 2 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has linked his fight against cancer to the movement for protecting Bengali language and culture in then East Pakistan, saying the two coincided ... Read more...

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Is ‘Best Friendzzz’ The Bengali Version Of ‘3 Idiots’?


January 5th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
is the first film that introduces Mainak in an important role on the big screen. And going by his reactions, Mainak is very excited about his upcoming project where he ... Read more...

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Bangladesh FM arrives in Agartala to strengthen cross-border trade


November 10th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Nov 10 (ANI): Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni arrived here on Wednesday to strengthen cross-border trade and allied ties between the two nations.Tripura Finance Minister Badal Choudhury and Minister of ... Read more...

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Burqa can’t be forced on women, rules Bangladesh court


August 23rd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 23 (IANS) A court in Bangladesh, an Islamic Republic, has directed the government to ensure that no woman is forced to wear burqa or religious attires in the educational ... Read more...

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Bangladesh apex court jails journalist-politician


August 19th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court Thursday convicted a politician, who heads a pro-opposition newspaper, for committing contempt of court and sentenced him to a jail term. This is said ... Read more...

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Tannishtha excited about sharing screen with Martin Sheen


July 15th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Dusky beauty Tannishtha Chatterjee is excited about her forthcoming film "Bhopal - A Prayer for Rain", based on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, in which she shares ... Read more...

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Tripura urges UN to adopt Bengali as official language


July 9th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 9 (IANS) Tripura has urged the UN to introduce Bengali as one of the world body's official languages, in the run up to the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate ... Read more...

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Dhaka asks radio, TV channels to use ‘pure’ Bengali


June 20th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has asked private radio stations and television channels in the country to be "more neutral and pro-people" and use Bengali language that is "pure", a ... Read more...

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Women can’t be forced to wear veil, rules Dhaka court


April 9th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 9 (IANS) Muslim women cannot be forced to wear the veil while at work or in public, the Dhaka High Court has ruled while stating that it should be ... Read more...

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No Bengali in Jharkhand exams leaves students in lurch


March 12th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 12 (IANS) Problems being faced by thousands of Bengali students who are not being allowed to take their secondary and higher secondary examinations in the Bengali language was raised in ... Read more...

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Dhaka to amend laws discriminatory to women: PM (Lead)


March 8th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Monday said her government will, if necessary, amend or repeal laws that are harmful and discriminatory to women. She also pledged effective enforcement ... Read more...

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Bangladesh revives women’s development policy


March 8th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has announced the revival of a women's development policy to mark International Women's Day Monday while activists pledged to focus on acid attacks on ... Read more...

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Violence mars Bangladesh’s ‘language movement’ day (Lead)


February 21st, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 21 (IANS) One man was killed and several other people were injured in two incidents of violence Sunday which marred Bangladesh's 'Amar Ekushey February' commemoration of the language ... Read more...

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Bangladesh pays tributes to language martyrs


February 21st, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 21 (IANS) All roads in Bangladesh Sunday led to the Shaheed Minars, the memorials to commemorate the language movement, as thousands paid floral tributes to the students who fought ... Read more...

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Half-day hunger strike staged in West Bengal against Gorkhaland demand


December 15th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, Dec.16 (ANI): An apolitical body in West Bengal observed half-day hunger strike in protest against the demand for a separate Gorkhaland by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJMM), as eleven members ... Read more...

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BIG Pictures’ Shob Charitro Kalponik selected for Durban Film Festival ‘09.


July 28th, 2009 - 5:24 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
BIG Pictures' Shob Charitro Kalponik selected for Durban Film Festival '09. BIG Pictures, motion picture brand of Reliance Big Entertainment's Bengali film directed by the maverick Rituparno Ghosh's "Shob Charitro ... Read more...

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Ravi Kishan challenges Shahrukh! LUCK star signs Bhojpuri Devdas


July 25th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Already there are around seven versions of Devdas in different languages, which have been made into movies. Firstly it was in Bengali language and two times the same subject has been ... Read more...

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Nepal gives world its first Rajbanshi Gita


June 16th, 2009 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) It is available in languages as diverse as Hebrew and Hungarian. Now the Bhagvad Gita - a scriptural classic that provides the essence of Hindu philosophy ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh shown black flags in Siliguri


April 14th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, April 14 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh, who is contesting Lok Sabha elections from West Bengal's Darjeeling hills, was shown black flags Tuesday when he ... Read more...

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Jaswant arrives in Darjeeling to a rousing reception


April 7th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), April 7 (IANS) Petals were showered on and slogans of support raised for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader and Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat nominee Jaswant Singh who ... Read more...

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Nano, a poll agenda for Communist party’s youth wing in West Bengal


March 28th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 28 (ANI): The youth wing of ruling Communist party in West Bengal took up Tata Nano as an issue in the ensuing elections to the Lok Sabha.The Democratic Youth Federation ... Read more...

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International language day celebrated in northeast


February 21st, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) Song and dance performances, seminars and discussions marked the International Mother Tongue Day celebrated in northeast Indian states along the India-Bangladesh border Saturday. A large number of functions were ... Read more...

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Urdu back in Bangladesh’s political scene


January 19th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) Urdu, the language that Bangladeshis fought as an imposition during the Pakistan era, has staged a comeback in the country's political discourse.Urdu posters and pamphlets were distributed for ... Read more...

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A Bengali grammar book, now in Polish


December 25th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Dec 25 (IANS) A scholar here has published the first Bengali grammar in Polish so that people can "grasp the beauty of the language of Rabindranath Tagore and Bankim Chandra Chatterjee".Elzbieta ... Read more...

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