Monday, 26 October 2020
Science & Tech
Justice at last: Medussa at NY County court
A statue was unveiled in New York close to the New York County Criminal Court — a statue of the Greek goddess, Medusa, symbolizing the MeToo movement. This is the same court where Harvey Weinste...
By Suhashini Sarkar in
Jail for flouting party ban in US
A Maryland man has been sentenced to one year in jail and fined $5,000 for throwing two large parties in violation of the state’s ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. The man, Shawn Marsha...
By Concepción de León in New York
When the city streets are car-free
Tuesday is World Car-free Day. Like last year, Kolkata Cycle Samaj wants to celebrate the day and spell out a few of its demands. The cyclists’ association based in the city stresses that as im...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta
PUBG severs Tencent link, may return
Days after the Indian government placed a ban on the popular gaming app, PUBG Corporation has barred Chinese firm Tencent Games from owning the game’s franchise in the country in an attempt to w...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi
Book: Sangh seeks ban
It states that Variyamkunnath Haji and his father had been exiled for a short period to Mecca for anti-government activities. “Thereafter, they came back and continued with their anti-British de...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore
Schools to stay shut, flights to resume
Schools and colleges in Bengal will remain closed at least till September 20 because of the Covid-19 situation, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday. “Under these circumstances, I d...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta
Bengal: 6-city flight ban lifted
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced partial resumption of flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai and Ahmedabad from September 1. The 6 city flight ban was imposed since 6 July. ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta
Year gone: Kashmir communication collapse
One year is time enough to judge whether a new dawn has come. This was a promise the prime minister made when the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and statehood, and turned the ...
By The Editorial Board in
The jungle ritual: Kashmir under lockdown
Most moments come to pass; some moments extend themselves in ways that they become annotations on eras. This day last year was such a moment, an oracular dissertation on why and how we had arrived at ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in
Looking back: One year of Article 370 abrogation
An anniversary need not be a joyous occasion. It can also be a time of solemn reflection. Kashmir is inching towards August 5: this day, last year, Narendra Modi’s government did away with its s...
By The Editorial Board in
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