Santanu Chowdhury

Articles By Santanu Chowdhury

US for more joint exercises with Indian Air Force

This is the third time a joint air exercise between the Indian and US Air Forces has been organised. The first was held in Gwalior in 2004 and the second was held at Kalaikunda in 2005.

Calcutta HC directs govt to hold meeting with BJP, decide on granting permission to ‘Rath Yatra’

The division bench has directed the state government officials to take a decision on their rallies by December 14 and convey the same to BJP. The division also lifted the injunction on BJP's Rath Yatra till January 9 by modifying the single bench order and disposed off the BJP's petition.

Calcutta High Court denies permission to Amit Shah’s ‘Rath Yatra’

The BJP, meanwhile, has moved the division court of Calcutta High Court. Senior party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said if needed the party will move the Supreme Court.

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh’s convoy attacked a day before ‘Rath Yatra’, party blames TMC

Ghosh alleged that it was TMC backed goons who attacked the vehicles. "The TMC is trying its best to disrupt our Rath Yatra. At Sitai crossing, some TMC backed goons attacked our convoy and seven vehicles have been damaged. "

NIRF cautions IIT-Kgp over complaints of fudging facts

This year, IIT-Kharagpur was assessed the fourth best engineering institute in the country.

Kolkata: Student association condemns amendments to NUJS act

The state government proposed to reserve a minimum of 30 per cent of seats in NUJS, Kolkata for students who are domiciled in the state.

Sovan Chatterjee resigns as West Bengal cabinet minister

Municipal Commissioner Khalil Ahmed will look after the activities of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) till a new mayor is elected. 

Assam outfit: Will intensify our protests

AINVP, which has presence both in West Bengal and Assam, is part of a platform of 23 Bengali organisations called Bengali United Forum. It has been protesting against the implementation of NRC in Assam.

Kolkata’s oldest firecracker market: Handed Rs 7.3L bill for power supply at new venue, organisers approach cops

On October 30, the organisers decided to shift the market from its traditional point at Maidan to Vivekananda Park in South Kolkata after they failed to get permission from the Army.

West Bengal: CPM farmers’ wing AIKS to march against Centre’s ‘anti-people policies’

Madan Ghosh, state convenor of AIKS said that three long marches will be taken out at the end of November. According to Ghosh, workers participating in the march will also highlight the corruption of both the governments.

VHP to seek support from all parties over Ram Mandir issue

Sachindranath Sinha, VHP organising secretary for West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Andaman Islands, said the outfit will launch a campaign in this regard after Diwali and seek support from all MPs from Bengal.

Kolkata: CPI’s Kalantar to suspend publication

Kalantar, which was initially a weekly newspaper, became a daily in the late 1960s. The header of the newspaper was designed by the legendary film-maker Satyajit Ray.

Pandal spreads message of inclusivity, acceptance

The Baro Bagan Cultural Association in Behala has used “transcendence” as its theme. It is the brainchild of artist Upasana Chatterjee, a third-year student at Government College of Art and Craft.

At Kolkata pandal, a message against child labour

The pandal has been divided into several areas. At the entrance, a giant structure portraying Gansha’s head is installed. Inside his head, paintings have been placed to portray his emotions.

West Bengal: Yunnan comes alive in a Kolkata Durga Puja pandal

The organisers had expressed their wish to collaborate with the consulate last year, when Ma had visited their puja. The tie-up became official in March, when the organisers met him again and presented their plan and ideas.

Calcutta High Court puts on hold Mamata Banerjee’s plan to give Rs 10,000 to Durga Puja organizers

The high court also wondered whether there is a provision for return of unutilised funds if the aim of 'Safe drive, save life' campaign is not fulfilled.

Hope lands in Sikkim with new airport: Tourism, agriculture likely to get boost

Pakyong Airport was inaugurated on September 24 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Spread over 990 acres, the airport is located 35 km south of Gangtok. At 4,500 feet above sea level, it is among the five highest airports in the country.

West Bengal: 100 houses on banks of Ganga swept away within a week, 600 people homeless, residents say

Those affected have now taken shelter in relief camps set up by the Murshidabad administration and local MLA Mainul Haque. Some have taken shelter in primary schools and health centres.

West Bengal Congress: Somendra Mitra replaces Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as party chief

According to a press release issued by All India Congress Committee, Congress president Rahul Gandhi appointed Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as chairman of the Campaign Committee.

Rajasthan hacking: Afrazul’s kin oppose 2019 Lok Sabha ticket offer to his killer

Recently, Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena national president Amit Jani announced the names of five contestants for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Regar’s name was fielded for the Agra seat, which is reserved for scheduled castes.