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Paran Bandhopadhyay: Bengali Cinema Today Isn’t Paying Attention To Our Own Culturally-Rich Content

Dec 21, 2021 Prateek Sur

Bengali actor Paran Bandhopadhyay has suddenly become a nationwide name thanks to ‘Bob Biswas’. He speaks up about Bengali cinema and how he brought Kali Da to life in ‘Bob Biswas’.

Raijor Dal and Assam Jatiya Parishad Oppose Government Decision To Abolish Language Paper In Civil Services Exam

Nov 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Addressing a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said recognised languages would include Bodo or Bengali or any other tribal language of the state, and also Hindi as many people in Assam speak it.


Mamata Banerjee Takes Oath In Bengali As MLA

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with her two TMC MLAs were administered oath by the state’s Governor.

BJP Worker Killed By Shotgun Firing In West Bengal, CBI To Handle Probe: Police

Dec 08, 2020 PTI

BJP alleged that the police fired a shotgun during the clash on Monday afternoon, which led to the death of BJP party worker


Chittaranjan Park: Delhi’s Mini Bengal Turns Salt-And-Pepper 50

Chittaranjan Park is now more cosmopolitan and pan-Indian in nature but it has eroded a greater part of the original Bengali ethos with which the place was associated.

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02 December, 2020

'Bigger Role Of Outsiders Than Bengalis In Developing Bengal': Dilip Ghosh

PTI

TMC accused Ghosh of playing 'divisive' politics without even knowing anything about the state's history and culture.


21 November, 2020

Editor’s Guild A Cozy Club, Don’t Want To Be Part Of Toothless Body: Patricia Mukhim

Preetha Nair

Editor of Shillong Times, Patricia Mukhim, speaks to Outlook about criminal charges against her.


15 November, 2020

Goodbye, Soumitra Da

Anjana Basu

Soumitra Chatterjee leaves behind a legacy and a presence that will be almost impossible to replace


10 October, 2020

Veteran Bengali Actor Soumitra Chatterjee Shifts To Intensive Care After Health Deteriorates

Outlook Web Bureau

Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee tested positive for COVID-19 on october 6 and was shifted to the hospital in Kolkata for immediate treatment.


09 October, 2020

IPL 2020: Bengali Commentary Of Indian Premier League Matches From October 10

PTI

Bengali commentary of Indian Premier League will be available on Disney + Hotstar for all games from October 10


14 July, 2019

'Miya' Poet Expresses Regret If His Writing Hurt Assamese Sentiments

Outlook Web Bureau

Senior journalist Pranabjit Doloi filed a complaint last Thursday against 10 poets of the genre, accusing them of labelling Assamese as xenophobic in their poems.


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14 June, 2019

Those Living In Bengal Will Have To Learn To Speak In Bengali: Mamata Banerjee

Outlook Web Bureau

Mamata Banerjee also reiterated that outsiders instigated the doctors' agitation in the state and accused the BJP of targeting the Bengalis and the minorities.


16 May, 2019

Who Is Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar, The Social Reformer Whose Bust Was Vandalised In Kolkata?

Outlook Web Bureau

The vandalism of Vidyasagar’s bust has taken the city by storm. But who is Vidyasagar and why does he evoke such a strong response across the state?


04 May, 2019

Thank Gods Maa-Mati-Manush are safe, says Mamata as Fani leaves Bengal

Outlook Web Bureau

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday thanked gods as cyclone Fani passed from her state without causing any loss of life or extensive damage to property.


05 November, 2018

Being Assamese (In Times Of Conflict)

Prativa Thomas

A personal note of dissent on the ‘original’ versus ‘outsider’ idea -- and why it should have no place in a multi-ethnic state.


28 July, 2018

Local BJP Leader Hacked To Death In West Bengal, BJP Alleges TMC's Involvement

Outlook Web Bureau

The local people spotted Sardar lying on the road and rushed him to Diamond Harbour Hospital.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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