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Premankur Biswas


Is ABVP targetting women at Jadavpur University?
Thu, May 12, 2016

ABVP and Left-backed student groups had clashed on the campus over the screening of director Vivek Agnihotri’s film Buddha in a Traffic Jam, triggering off chaos — some girls were allegedly molested.

Outside JU gates, ABVP threatens to ‘chop off legs of anti-nationals’
Tue, May 10, 2016

The rally organised by the ABVP state unit on Monday to protest against “growing anti-nationalism in educational institutions”, accused JU students of targeting a Dalit, Sandip Das, due to his caste.

‘No ABVP unit here, so where do supporters come from’
Sun, May 08, 2016

‘Outsiders’ presence’ worry students, ask ABVP ‘sympathisers’ to out selves.

West Bengal Governor expresses concern: ‘JU fast turning into centre for disturbance’
Sun, May 08, 2016

Vice-Chancellor says FIR lodged against four outsiders, including three from ABVP, for ‘molesting girls’

JU becoming centre for disturbance: West Bengal Governor
Sun, May 08, 2016

Rival groups of students clashed at the university campus yesterday over the screening of Vivek Agnihotri-directed political film 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam'.

Anupam Kher’s ‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’ screened in open air amid protests on Jadavpur campus
Sat, May 07, 2016

Jadavpur University: Both Agnihotri and actor Anupam Kher, who features in the film, were supposed to be present for the screening.

West Bengal elections: In the eyes of three voters
Thu, May 05, 2016

As the last phase of the prolonged six-phase election ended today, we try and put forth some of the many realities of the state through three conversations.

All that’s Left is not right for Didi’s goons
Wed, May 04, 2016

On April 30, a group of alleged Trinamool Congress supporters had assaulted Priti because her grandfather had voted despite the ruling party cadres warning him not to.

Riya Sarkar — the first transgender person in India to preside over a polling booth
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

But Sarkar, who on Saturday will become the first transgender person in India to preside over a polling booth will have the additional responsibility of creating history.

West Bengal: BJP’s Roopa Ganguly flexes her muscle, Shukla lodges complaint
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Ganguly was in confrontation all day; her Trinamool Congress opponent in Howrah North, cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla, lodged a complaint against her for allegedly threatening the presiding officers of polling booths.

Mamata Banerjee’s Big Ben stands tall in Trinamool poll campaign
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

In Trinamool Congress’ election campaign, it clocks itself in as a major plank through which the party has projected Bidhannagar as the “model of development”.

Somewhere in North Kolkata
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

A flyover crash brings Burrabazar into focus — once a hub of affluent Marwaris, it is now a place for those who have nowhere to go.

Nepali and Darjeeling: The importance of the language in Gorkhaland movement
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

CM Mamata Banerjee had included Nepali as one of the six "second official" languages of the state. However, till date Nepali is not offered as an optional subject in the West Bengal Civil Services Examination.

West Bengal Elections: Today in one corner of Kolkata, a symbolic victory for transgenders, a hope for future
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Protima will work with the EC-appointed polling agents in the booth, as as local representative.

In Naxalbari, farmers face new bane: land sharks
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

A local property broker claimed land prices in the area have gone up by almost 60 per cent. “We make about two to three deals every month,” he added.

West Bengal: In this village of 70 wells, 65 dry up in four months
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Matigara-Naxalbari constituency is reserved for Scheduled Castes. The Congress was in alliance with TMC when Malakar won in 2011; it has partnered the Left now.

West Bengal election 2016: The writing on the wall
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

The graffiti is one of many in a battle being waged on the walls of Bengal.

Kolkata’s 195-yr-old Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy: The last bastion of the rapidly declining community in India
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

The school is the jewel in the crown of the once-flourishing Armenian community in Kolkata.

A day in the life of Vinod Sonkar, fruit vendor near the flyover collapse site in Kolkata
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

He lost his cart and stock of fruits, but 10 days after the flyover collapse, Vinod Sonkar is back in Burra Bazar, scared but with many more stories to tell.

Vivekananda flyover collapse: No early way back home for evacuated families
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Nearly a week later, the families are yet to return, convinced that the administration’s promises of “alternative arrangement” and safety are as hollow as their chances of quick return.

PM Modi’s popularity will pave way for BJP win: Nagendranath Ojha
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

Attacking Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the BJP leader said, “She has just implemented some central schemes and passed them as her own. I have tried to let people know that very fact.”

Alliance has changed, not people’s faith : Mahato
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

“There is no way I will lose this seat. People of the area have faith in me,” says the Congress candidate from the area .

Kolkata flyover crash: ‘It took away my husband…I don’t want to lose my son’
Sat, Apr 02, 2016

Just about a kilometre apart, two families, unknown to each other, are united in their grief

West Bengal polls: In Jangalmahal, their world revolves around the bicycles Didi gave them
Thu, Mar 31, 2016

The cycle came to her last month under Mamata Banerjee’s Sabooj Sathi scheme for girls in classes X and XII.

Mamata Banerjee tells Jangalmahal what she did that Left Front and BJP didn’t
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Mamata said the people of Bengal will never let the CPM or the Congress return, nor let the BJP enter. “We don’t need an alliance.”