West Bengal to be renamed: Bengal is fine but no Bongo please, says Babul Supriyo

West Bengal to be renamed: Bengal is fine but no Bongo please, says Babul Supriyo

The West Bengal Cabinet has decided to rename the state as `Bangla` or `Bongo` in Bengali and `Bengal` in English.

Aug 02, 2016, 17:45 PM IST
West Bengal to be renamed `Bengal` in English and 'Bango' or `Bangla` in Bengali

West Bengal to be renamed `Bengal` in English and 'Bango' or `Bangla` in Bengali

A special session of the West Bengal Assembly will be convened from August 26 to discuss and pass a resolution to give effect to the new name.

Aug 02, 2016, 16:35 PM IST
Mamata ​Banerjee wants West Bengal to be called ‘Bangla’: Report

Mamata ​Banerjee wants West Bengal to be called ‘Bangla’: Report

Mamata Banerjee wants WB to be renamed as either Bengal or Bangla.

Jul 29, 2016, 05:19 AM IST
Bangladesh's famous model Naila Nayem's ex-husband featured in latest ISIS video?

Bangladesh's famous model Naila Nayem's ex-husband featured in latest ISIS video?

The three Bangladeshi youths who appeared in the latest ISIS video threatening of more terror attacks around the world have been identified as a dentist, an aspiring singer and an MBA student, officials said here on Thursday.

Jul 07, 2016, 20:21 PM IST

Two die after consuming illicit liquor in UP

Two people were killed on Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh after consuming spurious liquor, police said.

Jun 23, 2015, 15:20 PM IST

Parliament panel asks govt to bring bill to ratify Indo-Bangla LBA

A Parliamentary Standing Committee on Monday asked the government to present without any delay a bill to give effect to the India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) noting that it was in national interest and will pave way for broader ties with the neighbouring country.

Dec 01, 2014, 17:53 PM IST

B`desh govt ordered to ensure use of Bangla in ads, signboards

Bangladeshi authorities have been directed by the High Court to ensure the use of Bangla in all official advertisements and on vehicle registration plates and signboards within a month.

Feb 18, 2014, 21:21 PM IST

Discovery Channel now in Bangla

After being available in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and English, Discovery Channel has now been launched in Bangla to cater to audiences in West Bengal.

May 10, 2011, 18:57 PM IST

Hindus from Bangla are welcome: Gadkari

BJP president Nitin Gadkari
said Hindus who faced religious persecution in
Bangladesh were welcome anytime to the country and should be
given citizenship status.

Mar 23, 2011, 21:44 PM IST

Top NDFB rebel held along Bangla border

A top NDFB militant was on Sunday
arrested by BSF while he was trying to infiltrate into India
from Bangladesh.

Feb 27, 2011, 22:14 PM IST

Bangla to evacuate its nationals from troubled Libyan region

Foreign Secy Mijarul Quayes ruled out that Bangladeshis were taken hostage.

Feb 22, 2011, 22:48 PM IST

B`desh, India exchange draft pacts on Teesta water-sharing

Making a "significant movement forward" on the vexed Teesta water-sharing issue, India and Bangladesh have exchanged draft agreements and promised to go ahead expeditiously.

Mar 20, 2010, 12:14 PM IST

BDR carnage: Bangla court orders submission of probe rpt

A Dhaka court ordered the
authorities to submit the police investigation report on last
year`s BDR carnage in which 57 army officers were massacred,
in a case in which 900 paramilitary soldiers are likely to be

Mar 10, 2010, 18:42 PM IST

Anup Chetia`s handover soon, hints Bangla envoy

Bangladesh High Commissioner
to India Tariq Ahmed Karim has indicated that Anup Chetia,
general secretary of the banned ULFA, under detention in his
country after serving a jail term, would be handed over to
India soon.

Feb 10, 2010, 13:28 PM IST

Bangla SC declares illegal amendment allowing religion in politics

Bangladesh`s Supreme Court today declared as illegal a Constitutional amendment that had allowed religion-based political parities to flourish in the country, paving the way for the government to ban such groups.

Feb 02, 2010, 14:50 PM IST

Sheikh Hasina sold out Bangla interest to India: Zia

The war of words between Bangladesh`s
`battling-begums` intensified today with opposition leader and
former premier Khaleda Zia terming the Indo-Bangla pacts
signed during Sheikh Hasina`s India visit as a total sell out.

Jan 17, 2010, 23:26 PM IST

Tripura trade bodies demand transit facilities through Bangla

Welcoming the agreements reached
between Bangladesh and India, Tripura trade bodies on Tuesday
demanded transit facility through the neighbouring country for
the people of the North-East.

Jan 12, 2010, 22:08 PM IST

Bangla court sends Huji chief to six-day police custody

A Bangaldesh court has remanded Sheikh Abdus Salam, founder of banned HuJi to six-day police custody after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in the 2004 grenade attack on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Nov 03, 2009, 11:19 AM IST

Bangladesh seeks UN status for Bangla

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina has asked the UN to adopt Bangla as one of its official
language, which is spoken by 250 million people worldwide.

Sep 27, 2009, 18:05 PM IST

Bangla opts to go slow on Indian proposal on border mkts

Bangladesh has adopted a `go slow`
approach to a proposal by India to allow small traders set up
markets at the porous borders between the two countries.

Aug 13, 2009, 20:29 PM IST