Amitava Chakraborty

Articles By Amitava Chakraborty

Presses head for closure, railway union protests

In a letter on June 4, Manoj Kumar Gupta, the Executive Director of Railway Stores, informed the general managers of the Indian Railways about the decision to close the printing presses by March 2020.

Construction sites in Noida: Where labourers, their children flirt with danger

On June 18, a 3-yr-old tied to her mother’s back died at a construction site in Noida. Work took barely a pause in hundreds of sites all around, where labourers, their children flirt with danger

Home they brought Hari Singh, Palu Ram

Seventy five years after they were declared missing in action while fighting for the British Army, their remains come home to families who stake claim to their legacy — through demands for statues, jobs.

Kin of Bengal BJP workers wait for jobs, justice and glimpse of Modi

Kin of Bengal BJP workers wait for jobs, justice and glimpse of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Take 5: ‘There is no problem in Tiwari’s outfit . It’s not uniform’

Tiwari was accused of politicising a “sensitive issue”. In his defence, Tiwari said: “It was a shirt... Which shop or mall does not sell such shirts?”

At Delhi’s World Class Skill Centre, English, quota top concerns

As the Delhi govt plans 25 more such centres, the centre’s teachers say changing nature of education has necessitated the need for institutions like theirs

‘Govt hasn’t given us jobs. We invested lakhs, found one’: Delhi Uber driver Vipin

Following the controversy over the unreleased National Sample Survey Office’s job survey for 2017-18, which reportedly pegs India’s unemployment at 6.1 per cent, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said app-based taxi services such as Ola and Uber have created over 2 million jobs

‘I have come here only for clicking selfies’

On November 11 and 12, the Delhi Traffic Police prosecuted 53 people for improper parking and towed away 27 vehicles

Delhi: Infant’s death shakes a village, but balancing act on pipelines continues

Residents of Wazirabad, mostly domestic helps or labourers, have been seeking a foot-overbridge over the nullah for long.

‘The students love coming to the library… Often we run out of books’

Last week, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister inaugurated libraries in 100 government primary schools, in “an effort to develop literacy skills, reading habits among children”.

Interpreters, dictionary part of plan to strengthen Indian Sign Language

Dr Abhishek Kumar Srivastava, who has been teaching Sign Linguistics for more than 10 years, including at the centre, describes the difference between Indian Sign Language and sign languages of other nations as stark, like “between Hindi and Greek”.

Take 5: ‘You put heritage tag on my home… at least ask me’

On September 22, at a workshop organised by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, haveli owners in Old Delhi expressed their concerns over the ‘heritage’ tag accorded to their properties. Hasan, who owns a three-storey haveli in Chawdi Bazar, says owners only stand to lose due to the heritage tag.

‘We are in talks with firms in Germany, Netherlands… will buy the best machine’: Delhi Gurdwara Committee Chief Advisor

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee is importing a new computerised machine worth about Rs 8 crore for printing Guru Granth Sahib. The move comes at a time when Punjab is planning to strengthen an anti-blasphemy law to cover any ‘sacrilege’ of the holy book.

Our mantra should be ‘produced by China, made in India’: Amitabh Kant

Kant added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have set the direction for bilateral ties and now, it is up to the people and companies of both the nations to take it forward.

The rise and reach of Boko Haram as it continues to kill and kidnap

Although the Boko Haram frequently staged armed attacks and bombings since it came into being, it wasn’t until 2009 that the international community took notice of the outfit.

Echo chambers do not polarise or split society: new research

The study inferred that only 8% of respondents, who had media diversity scores of 10 or less (out of a possible 48), were part of an echo chamber.