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Amitava Chakraborty

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Amitava Chakraborty is a Senior Copy Editor at The Indian Express. He is part of the Sunday News Features team and does long-form stories for the section. He tweets @amitavoc

‘Govt hasn’t given us jobs. We invested lakhs, found one’: Delhi Uber driver Vipin
Sun, Feb 10, 2019

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’
Sun, Nov 18, 2018

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
Sat, Nov 10, 2018

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’
Sun, Oct 28, 2018

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
Mon, Oct 22, 2018

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’
Sun, Oct 07, 2018

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
Sun, Aug 26, 2018

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
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

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
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

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
Tue, Mar 13, 2018

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.

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