Bengal’s ticking time bomb, an azadi moment and why this state is a concern

New Delhi, May 17: It was on expected lines that there was a major furore when it was decided to undertake an NRC in Assam. While there was a clear division among the political class, agency officials however say that the exercise should be conducted in every state to rid India of the problems that the illegal immigrants are causing.

Data suggests that dates back to 2001 suggested that there were 12 million such persons living in 17 states. While Assam accounted for 50 lakh such persons, in the case of West Bengal the number stood at 57 lakh.

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Why infiltrations in Bengal grew by 260 per cent

banglaNew Delhi, May 16: The violence in West Bengal has been unprecedented and the developments in the state over the past couple of years has been worrying.

Back in 1992-93, the Research and Analysis Wing undertook an operation in Bangladesh to immobilise targets of the Jamaat-e-Islami. The operation largely dealt with stopping the Jamaat from undertaking a major operation in which involved infiltrating Bangladeshis into India with a motive of creating a Greater East Pakistan.

Stranded in no man’s land, probe on to ascertain how 31 Rohingyas crossed over

rohingyasstrandedNew Delhi, Jan 22: Both India and Bangladesh have refused to accept the 31 Rohingyas stranded at the international border between Tripura and Bangladesh. India has made it clear that there is no question of accepting them.

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ISI-Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh hatched plot in UK to strike India ahead of LS polls

New Delhi, Jan 7: It has been over a week since the investigations into the busted Islamic State inspired module have commenced. When the group which went by the name Harkat-ul Harb e Islam was busted, it was said that it was inspired by the Islamic State.

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Why a Bangladesh based terror group is looking to revive the Indian Mujahideen

New Delhi, Dec 1: The agencies have stepped up efforts to track down a top member of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh. The man in question is Idris and he has been tasked by the JuMB to revive the Indian Mujahideen which had gone bust after several of its top members were arrested in a series of operations undertaken by the police and the Intelligence Bureau.

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Bangladesh-India-Nepal: Fake currency route busted, four convicted

fakecurr1Patna, Oct 6: A special court of the National Investigation Agency has convicted four persons for damaging the monetary stability of India by way of smuggling and circulating fake Indian currency. The quantum of punishment would be pronounced on October 11.

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West Bengal’s Azaadi movement: An attempt to merge Murshidabad with Bangladesh foiled

In West Bengal, the affair is a bloody one. With the local body elections round the corner, the situation in most parts of the state is tense. What is adding to the tension is a crude bomb that was hurled at a procession being held by the BJP.

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Bangladeshi engineer says he incited people to burn down Hindu homes

A government engineer in Bangladesh has confessed to inciting crowds to burning down homes of Hindus. He said that he incited the people to attack Hindu homes in Rangpur after rumours that a youth from minority community has published a blasphemous Facebook status, according to a media report.

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Why India decided to send aid to Rohingya Muslims

Rohingya8India has said that it would send a consignment of humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh meant for the Rohingya Muslims. Bangladesh is facing a huge problem due to the sudden influx of lakhs of refugees from Myanmar.

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India’s changed stance on Rohingya Muslims: The role played by Bangladesh

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There has been a slight change in stance by India where the Rohingya Muslims issue is concerned. Officials from Bangladesh at the highest level have been in touch with India over the issue and want India to exert pressure on Myanmar to tackle the issue.