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Esha Roy


How to use spider silk to generate energy and power a pacemaker
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

Scientists at IIT Kharagpur, along with a team of researchers from South Korea, have devised a self-powered, piezoelectric nanogenerator that can harvest green energy from various mechanical and biomechanical motions.

JJBOPRC petitions to be part of CPM case in Supreme Court on e-filing of nominations
Sun, Jul 01, 2018

The eight JJBOPRC members who fought the election were the ones who had filed their nominations via WhatsApp. The SEC had accepted their nominations after the HC’s directive.

HC orders Bengal govt to compensate trafficking victim, says right to relief notwithstanding result of criminal proceedings
Thu, Jun 28, 2018

The compensation, to be given by the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), is to be handed over within ten days of the order.

Bengal Congress to party: No pact with TMC, let’s go with Left, have common offices
Sat, Jun 23, 2018

West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had announced that his party intended to unite all non-TMC, non-BJP parties in the state. He said a decision had been taken after a meeting with all Congress MLAs and district leaders.

From June, govt to pay interim relief of Rs 15 crore to 35,000 tea garden workers
Sun, May 20, 2018

The disbursement is pursuant to a Supreme Court order passed last month that directed four states — Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal — to ensure that payment is made to workers in their tea gardens.

In violence-hit Bengal area, five key players of land movement win in rural polls
Fri, May 18, 2018

The Trinamool has won three gram sabha seats, a panchayat samiti and one zila parishad seat.

Ibobi seeks appointment with Manipur governor, to demand dissolving BJP govt
Thu, May 17, 2018

Former Manipur Chief Minister and CLP leader Okram Ibobi Singh has sought an appointment with the Manipur Governor on Friday to demand the dissolution of the present government based on the developments which has taken place in Karnataka.

West Bengal panchayat polls: In Bhangar, violence continues
Tue, May 15, 2018

"The situation is under control right now; we are patrolling. We have detained a couple of people. Voters have nothing to fear," Additional SP (Baruipur) Sandeep Mondal said.

Amid clashes, ‘booth capturing’, candidate beaten up in Bhangar
Tue, May 15, 2018

As reports of violence breaking out at several quarters continued to pour in throughout the day, opposition parties accused the TMC of unleashing a reign of terror and destroying democracy.

West Bengal panchayat elections: To ensure there is a contest today, Opposition makes it TMC vs rest
Mon, May 14, 2018

The State Election Commission has said that every polling booth will have an armed police personnel along with a constable on Monday. The Trinamool Congress has won 34 per cent of the seats uncontested, a figure large enough to invite the Supreme Court ire, which has withheld announcement of their results.

Day after violence- Bhangar villagers swear by andolan: ‘Ready to sacrifice, will see it through’
Sun, May 13, 2018

Deaths and the bombs are nothing new to the region where families are thrown asunder by the “andolan” — agitation against the state government’s move to acquire land for a power project.

West Bengal election: Death and power plant protests cast shadow over rural polls
Sun, May 13, 2018

The villagers were allegedly attacked by TMC strongman and panchayat sabhapati Aribul Islam and his men with “bombs and bullets’’. Mollah was hit by a bullet on his upper lip.

TMC leader in 10-day custody, locals find ‘bombs’ in his house
Sun, May 13, 2018

As 28-year-old Hafizul’s body arrived in Bhangar’s Natunhati Bazaar Chowk on Saturday evening, someone threw water on small balls found in the nearby compound of Arabul Islam.

Pre-poll violence in Birbhum: ‘We were warned that we should buy widow’s sari for our wives’
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

The clashes that followed at Mohammad Bazaar were recorded, and have since gone viral on social media. The villagers clashed with TMC workers and police. Thousands of them descended on Mohammad Bazaar with lathis and large rocks.

Calcutta High Court at standstill for two months as lawyers demand more judges
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Bar Association of Calcutta president Uttam Kumar Majumdar said that in a meeting on April 3, the lawyers decided to extend the strike till April 19.

In West Bengal, polls polarise: Opposition says TMC muscling them out
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

“We are being harassed because we are their (TMC’s) biggest threat right now,” claimed Pankaj Sardar, 37, a BJP supporter and a first-time aspirant for panchayat polls. “If we were allowed to contest, we would have won all seats.”

In Calcutta High Court — 2,50,000 cases pending, and counting
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

The ongoing ceasework by over 5,000 advocates demanding that the Centre address the shortage of judges at Calcutta High Court sheds light on an issue plaguing the judiciary for several years now. Unresolved, it has now led to the court functioning with less than 50 per cent of its sanctioned strength of judges

For the first time Bengal govt to use radio collars to study tusker herds, reduce conflict with humans
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Under the programme, a dominant female elephant will be identified. “After she is tranquilised, we will put a radio collar on her. She will then be released back to her herd. The radio will send a signal to a satellite which will enable us to track the movement of the herd," a wildlife official said.

Sabuj Saathi scheme: ‘Cycles raised general mobility of girls, but differently-abled students at loss’
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

Sabir Ahmed, a researcher involved in the study, says: “Apart from the obvious benefits... we were very surprised to find some unexpected effects. Because the scheme is one of universal coverage, it has created a feeling of inclusiveness and solidarity — irrespective of community.

‘His career finished… impossible for Bimal Gurung to make comeback’
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

General secretary of the rival faction Anit Thapa said that he has been receiving calls from GJM leaders and cadres in Gurung faction after the verdict.