Rajib

  • Kolkata boy selected to train at Manchester United April 20, 2014

    Rajib Ray, 16-year-old and living in a slum of Kolkata's red light area has been chosen to train with Premier League club Manchester United. The teenager plays barefoot on the back streets of Kolkata was spotted by the scouts of United at a tournament for India's best youngsters. Rajib's life changed two...
  • Manchester United's Theatre of Dreams set to welcome two Indian teens March 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Two Indian teenagers, one the son of a sex worker and the other a street vendor, are among young players chosen to take part in a Manchester United Football Club training camp. Rajib Boy, whose mother earns 200 rupees (three dollars) a day, said he was dreaming big after being...
  • Bengal govt to act tough against sand mafia, says Irrigation Minister August 14, 2013

    The West Bengal government is contemplating an amendment to the West Bengal Minor Minerals Act-2002 act to strengthen laws to stop illegal sand mining and the mafia activities in the state, Irrigation minister Rajib Banerjee said in Kolata on Wednesday. Stating that a proposal has been placed before Chief Minister Mamata...
  • Bangladesh: Editor of pro-Opposition daily arrested April 11, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh police on Thursday arrested the editor of the Bengali daily 'Amar Desh', a pro-opposition newspaper, on charges of sedition and inciting religious tension. Plainclothesmen picked up Mahmudur Rahman in a raid on the newspaper office at Karwan Bazar area and police said he was taken away for initial...
  • Bangladesh: Rioting over court decision kills 44 March 2, 2013

    Dhaka: Protesters clashed with police for the second day on Friday as the death toll rose to at least 44 from violence triggered by a death sentence given to an Islamic party leader for crimes linked to Bangladesh's 1971 independence war, police said. The latest fighting broke out in northern...
  • Dhaka: Protesters demand severe punishment for 1971 war-crime accused February 21, 2013

    Dhaka: The number of protesters continues to swell at the Shahbagh Square in Dhaka, demanding severe punishment for Islamist politician Abdul Quader Mollah and others accused of war-crimes during the formation of Bangladesh in 1971. In her early 20s, Lucky Akter is an unlikely leader for a protest movement that has...
  • Shahbagh protestors are trying to push religion out of Bangladeshi politics: Suhasini Haidar February 18, 2013

    Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have been thronging Shahbagh, a Dhaka landmark, demanding death sentence for 1971 War criminal Abdul Quader Mollah of the Jamaat-e-Islami. Following the murder of blogger Rajib who spearheaded the agitation, the gathering has grown manifold and the sentiments have been further galvanised. CNN-IBN's senior editor...
  • Bangladesh: Anti-Islamist blogger stabbed to death February 18, 2013

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi blogger, who had been critical of Islamist groups, has been killed, prompting the protesters in Dhaka to continue their round the clock sit-in vigil demanding death penalties for 1971 war criminals. Rajib Haidar, 30, an architect and Shahbagh protest activist, was stabbed to death near his house...
  • Cong demands resignation of Buddhadeb February 16, 2011

    Kolkata: Congress on Wednesday demanded resignation of West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee over the brutal killing of a teenager by a gang of drunken youths, while ruling coalition partners Forward Bloc and RSP slammed police for their alleged negligence. "The incident is a reflection of the deteriorating law and order...