Calcutta  /  Published 07.01.21

JU exam chief on ‘long leave’

Jadavpur University’s controller of examinations has gone on a “long leave” at a time his office has been pilloried by students over allegations of errors in results and delay in the...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.12.20

JU dean of engineering quits over pressure

A Jadavpur University teacher has resigned as dean of engineering, the post that he took over on December 7, following what sources close to him said was pressure from students and at least four insta...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.12.20

Jadavpur University VC quit threat after gherao

Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Suranjan Das told teachers on Wednesday night following another round of confinement of teachers by students: “In such circumstances, myself and my two Pro-VC...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.10.19

Banerjee's JNU arrest and 12 days in Tihar

In May 1983, Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and some 360 other students of JNU, including 50 women, spent 12 days in Tihar jail on charges including an attempt to murder the vice-chancellor.Had the governme...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 19.03.19

Jadavpur University gherao ends after 24 hrs

Students at Jadavpur University held the vice-chancellor and other senior officials hostage on the campus for more than 24 hours from 8pm on Monday over alleged misuse of funds by the Centre for Disab...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.20

Surveys halted over NRC panic

The Birbhum administration has decided to halt all government surveys in Nalhati and adjoining areas after residents gheraoed a block development on Monday over suspicion that data were being collecti...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Alamgir Hossain in Bolpur(Birbhum)

India  /  Published 23.06.19

'Cut' money refund alarm bells ring in Bengal

A pregnant Trinamul panchayat member in Birbhum fled her village on Saturday fearing a gherao of her tin-roof home, prompting bureaucrats to suggest the clamour for the refund of “cut money” could...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.20

NRC panic triggers BDO gherao

Around 500 residents of Basanta in Birbhum gheraoed Nalhati 1 block development officer Jagadish Chandra Barui for two hours on Monday when he visited the village to inquire about alleged collection o...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Nalhati

West Bengal  /  Published 03.02.20

Presi VC confined in office

A section of students of Presidency University confined vice-chancellor Anuradha Lohia in her office till at least midnight on Monday over alleged delay in the repair of wards 3, 4 and 5 of Eden Hindu...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.19

Former Presi VC recounts gherao-free campus days

Presidency University’s “first vice-chancellor” Malabika Sarkar said on Friday her three years at the helm did not see any gherao or disruption on the campus.The trick was, she said, not to “s...
By Subhankar Chowdhury and Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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