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Arindam Banerjee

Arindam Banerjee teaches economics at Ambedkar University, Delhi

There is no doubt that Indian higher education requires reforms
Sat, Jan 16, 2021

Legal action against Scihub and Libgen frames problem of control and governance of knowledge in a globalised world.

Dreams for special children
Sun, Aug 14, 2011

For Maya Biswas,life has been a difficult journey throughout. A middle-class homemaker in Behala,two of her three children are mentally challenged.

All roads lead to didi’s ‘victory rally’
Fri, Jul 22, 2011

Incessant rains failed to dampen the spirit of thousands who marched towards Brigade Ground to catch the glimpse of their “Didi”.

Century-old film studio gutted
Tue, Jul 19, 2011

One of the city’s oldest film and television studio,Bharat Laxmi Studio,was on Monday gutted in a major fire.

Rs 36-crore project to stop suicides in Metro
Wed, Jul 13, 2011

If the Railway Board gives the nod,Kolkata Metro Rail will install a system to stop suicides on the tracks.

In industrial Asansol,mafias call the shots
Mon, Jul 11, 2011

All is not well in Asansol,ranked as one of the most growing cities in a recent survey.

‘Left broke justice system’s back’
Thu, Jul 07, 2011

The wife of a senior RSP leader who was a minister in the previous Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee government has lashed out at the Left,saying its decades of rule broke the backbone of the justice delivery system in West Bengal

Left rule hit justice delivery system,says RSP leader’s wife
Thu, Jul 07, 2011

“We have to instill positive thinking in women who have faced the worst,” said Sunanda,who held her first meeting of the Commission on Wednesday.

Healing with music
Sun, Jul 03, 2011

Six years ago when Dr Tapash Roychowdhury along with four other leading doctors in the city thought of forming a music band,‘ Byatikromi’ meaning ‘exceptional’ in Bengali,they never imagined that in the near future the exception would become a rule.

17 babies die in city hospital,probe ordered
Fri, Jul 01, 2011

Seventeen infants — all below one year — died in a span of 36 hours starting Tuesday midnight at the state-run B C Roy Children’s Hospital

17 infants die in Kolkata hospital in two days
Fri, Jul 01, 2011

The state government has ordered a probe into the deaths.

Ministers didn’t spend on poll material,workers? EC probe sought
Thu, Jun 30, 2011

The Bengal unit of Election Watch,an independent poll watchdog body,has urged the Election Commission to probe the cases where many elected MLAs.

Mamata,UPA partners in crime,says Left
Sun, Jun 26, 2011

The unending rains could hardly dampen the enthusiasm of thousands who gathered at the first rally organised by the Kolkata District Left Front after their landslide defeat in the Assembly polls.

No action against 91% doctors in negligence cases,reveals RTI query
Fri, Jun 24, 2011

With Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee making regular surprise visits to hospitals

Bungalows paid for,not delivered
Mon, Jun 20, 2011

Township near Kolkata far from complete,agitation by buyers who paid crores.

Left allies not keen on joining June 25 rally
Sun, Jun 19, 2011

The Left Front faces yet another test of its solidarity in face of its proposed rally to mark the Emergency on June 25.

No let off in post-poll violence
Thu, Jun 16, 2011

Even as political parties have urged restraint to their respective workers,several incidents of post poll violence have been reported in the last few hours from across the state.

The eight outgoing ministers who weathered Didi storm
Thu, Jun 16, 2011

The wave of 'paribortan' saw most of West Bengal ministers biting the dust. While 26 of the 34 ministers,including high-profile Nirupam Sen,Gautam Dev and Ashok Bhattacharya,lost in their respective constituencies,only eight managed to survive Didi's onslaught.

Women and vibrancy through a diplomat’s lens
Sun, Jun 12, 2011

It was a horrifying moment for Beth A Payne when she just managed to save the arm of a fellow US Foreign Service Officer after bombing in a hotel in Baghdad in 2003.

Metro ready to shell out more to avoid land issues
Sat, Jun 11, 2011

Unlike several other projects in West Bengal where land acquisition has become a contentious issue,the Kolkata Metro Railway is working out a detailed plan for the smooth transfer of land required for the Joka-BBD Bagh corridor.

Left skeptical of Gorkhaland pact
Fri, Jun 10, 2011

The Left Front on Thursday strongly criticised the bipartite agreement signed between the state government and the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha and played down Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s assurance that ‘all issues have been resolved’.

Didi revives hope for restoration of Nazrul’s works
Fri, Jun 10, 2011

Khilkhil Kazi had never thought she would get so much of time from a Chief Minister concerning her grandfather,the great Bengali revolutionary poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

Minister Manas to Pranab: Rollback excise duty on branded garments
Thu, Jun 09, 2011

The state’s numerous small scale textile manufacturers and hosiery garment manufacturers can breath a heavy sigh of relief if Manas Bhuniya

Bloc,CPI take on Big Brother
Tue, Jun 07, 2011

The Left Front in Bengal is facing a rough road ahead as after the front’ humiliating defeat in the recent Assembly polls,the allies are highly upset with the big brother - CPM.

Communal forces’ link with Ramdev’s fast undesirable: Bhushan Jr
Sun, Jun 05, 2011

Noted lawyer and member of the Lokpal Bill Joint Drafting Committee,Prashant Bhushan,expressed strong reservations about Sadhvi Ritambhara sharing the dais with Baba Ramdev in Delhi during his fast.