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‘BJP members’ in West Bengal working independently after ‘facing neglect’
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

“This organisation (Narendra Modi Vichar Manch) is not affiliated to the BJP. There are some organisations which have mushroomed in the state and we have got reports that they are taking money from the people in the name of the BJP", the secretary said.

Don’t use ‘cow’, ‘Gujarat’ in Amartya Sen documentary: Censor Board
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

“It (CBFC) asked me to bleep out the word ‘Gujarat’ as Sen was speaking on the Gujarat riots in the documentary. Then it asked me to bleep out the word ‘cow’, which, in my opinion, was very funny. We were also asked to bleep out words like Hindu and Hindutva. We objected to this,” said Ghosh.

Censor board flags usage of words ‘cow’, ‘Gujarat’ in documentary on Amartya Sen
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Taking a stance against the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), filmmaker Suman Ghosh will not release his documentary 'Argumentative Indian' in Kolkata this weekend as scheduled. The film documents the life of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen.

Your film school is a sexual violence zoo, and I am your first carcass: Note by student of SRFTI
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

In December 2015, the student filed a complaint with the Internal Complaints Committee for Sexual Harassment (ICC-SH). “Besides me, there were six other girls who had complained against professors and students of sexual harassment. Three professors and four students were suspended soon after. After the incident, the whole campus turned against us.

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi accepts Gurung’s resignation from GTA
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

“The Governor had sent Gurung’s resignation letter to the government. It accepted the same and sent it back to the Governor for his approval. Today, he gave his consent,” said a source

Vistaraks: Already reached out to 50,000 out of 77,000 booths, says BJP
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

BJP national president Amit Shah had sought a report on Vistarak Yojna from the state BJP unit, and a three-member team comprising BJP leaders Subrata Chatterjee, Dipanjan Guha and Subhas Sarkar had gone to Delhi on June 19 to submit it.

C S Karnan to write memoir upon getting parole, says Lawyer
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

The retired judge has been admitted at the hospital following his arrest by the CID after a seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court sentenced him to six-month imprisonment for contempt of court.

Post UN award: Kanyashree Prakalpa in schools, Currently a passing mention in books, scheme to be now taught extensively
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

The Singur agitation added by State government in Class VIII history textbooks has a timeline at the end showing how Mamata and her party leaders initiated the movement in 2006 and emerged victorious in 2016 following the verdict of Supreme Court.

VHP to protest over ‘attacks’ on Hindus, Buddhists outside Bangladesh Deputy High Commission
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

"We have asked people from Hindu and Buddhist temples to participate in our programme as it is their counterparts in Bangladesh who have been subjected to violence perpetuated by the majority community,” said Sourish Mukherjee.

International Yoga Day 2017: In WB, state-run schools won’t observe Yoga Day today
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Schools affiliated with Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will observe celebrations but state-run schools will give it a miss.

Darjeeling violence: As protests continue, hotels in Sikkim start losing bookings
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Violent agitations by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) over the demand for a separate Gorkhaland had paralysed tourism in the Darjeeling hills. Tourists were forced to either cut their trip short or cancel bookings in Darjeeling and Kalimpong.

Caught in crossfire, private tour operators scramble to minimise losses, appease clients
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

In a bid to curb their losses during peak season, a large number of tour operators are rescheduling upcoming trips to a later date.

Darjeeling strike: Mamata Banerjee says GJM bandh illegal; Army stages flag march
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

The Chief Minister asserted that she will not leave the hill station unless the situation became normal. “I have no immediate plans to leave. I will leave once everything is settled,” Banerjee said.

West Bengal Opposition reacts: Kashmir-like policy in Darjeeling, divisive politics, Mamata Banerjee in turf war
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

Maintaining that just like in Kashmir, the problems of Darjeeling hills will not be solved with the use of Army or force, the CPM asked the state government to solve the sensitive issue with a cautious approach.

CISCE announces slew of measures: From next session, new assessment system for students of Class V & VIII
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

The assessment will be held in four subjects — English, maths, science (including physics, chemistry and biology) and social studies (history, civics and geography). Answer papers of students of one school will be assessed by teachers of another.

ISC 2017: Ananya Maity is topper, Kolkata students bag 1st, 2nd and 3rd spots in ISC exams
Tue, May 30, 2017

Students in the state featured prominently in merit lists of both ISC and ICSE exams.

‘Violent protests may become trend in lead-up to 2019 Lok Sabha poll’
Mon, May 29, 2017

Last week, Kolkata witnessed two separate clashes by the Left Front and BJP against the police, which left hundreds of political workers and around 100 police officers injured.

Kolkata: 100 Left workers, 69 cops injured in clashes
Tue, May 23, 2017

As many as 13 mediapersons covering the incident were also beaten up and had to be hospitalised. Many accused Additional DCP(South) Aparajita Rai for leading the attack on the mediapersons.

Left’s ‘March to Nabanna’: 100 Left workers, 69 cops hurt in clash
Tue, May 23, 2017

Fascist-like attack, brutal atrocities, says CPM; Desperate attempt to prove existence in state politics, retorts TMC.

May 14 municipal polls: BJP eyeing position of primary Opposition
Fri, May 12, 2017

State BJP President Dilip Ghosh has been campaigning in Raiganj municipality and has accused TMC of threatening voters.

For growth in West Bengal, BJP turns to Muslim nominees
Fri, May 12, 2017

The BJP is contesting only the plains municipalities — Raiganj, Domkal and Pujali —and has left the four hill municipalities to its alliance partner the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha.

At Malda College, examinees sit in corridor to write Part 1 papers
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Some students also sat on benches placed near a cycle stand on the campus to write the one-hour examination.

CPM pushes for alliance, its partners wary
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Its partners are, however, unsure if such a move would yield good electoral result.

No need to worry, it’s a political game: CM
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

"This is a political game and we will fight it politically," said Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal: In Trinamool win, BJP triples vote share at expense of Left
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

BJP snatched the second position from the CPI, which had been in alliance with the Congress last year.