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Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar
West Bengal  /  Published 16.05.19

Cops sniff kerosene at arson site

Police suspect kerosene was used to torch motorcycles and a bicycle during the attack on the Bidhan Sarani campus of Vidyasagar College while a rally led by BJP president Amit Shah was passing by on T...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.19

Overnight, Modi wakes up to Vidyasagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday morning promised to replace the damaged bust of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar with a new statue cast in panchadhatu (five-metal alloy), taking nearly 40 hours to br...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.05.19

Governor ‘concern’ in report on law and order

Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi sent a report to the Union home ministry on Wednesday evening, terming “the law and order situation” in the state “a matter of concern”, said sources.An o...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

India  /  Published 14.05.19

Bengal witnesses vandalism of Vidyasagar bust

Enter, Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar.One of the greatest names of the Bengal Renaissance has been pitchforked into the final lap of an election so far yoked to muscular nationalism, calumny and preposterou...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.19

Trinamul to distribute Gandhi’s memoirs

Trinamul will distribute 10,000 copies of Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography among youths in West Burdwan, the first such move by the ruling party apparently aimed at combating Gandhi-centric programmes...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Sandip Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.05.19

Remove poll bias: CM Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee on Saturday wrote chief election commissioner Sunil Arora, urging him to ensure that the final phase of polling on Sunday was completed “peacefully, impartially and without undue int...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 19.05.19

Jai Shri…Vidyasagar

In a state ruled by the lone woman chief minister of India, last week, some anti-socials thought nothing of vandalising the bust of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar. The 19th century educationist reformer fro...
By Upala Sen in

West Bengal  /  Published 16.05.19

‘Tui’ refrain on Mamata lips for PM Modi

In a “tu-taadi” unlikely to sit well with Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee apparently referred to him on Thursday as “tui” during a diatribe against the Prime Minister over the vandalisation of ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.05.19

Congress attacks BJP for Shah road show violence in Bengal

The Congress on Wednesday accused Amit Shah of using hate and violence to create political space for the BJP in many states and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s talk of cooperative federalism and...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 14.05.19

Symbol of ‘Bengali bhadralok’s idea of renaissance’

Nearly half a century back, when a statue of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar was vandalised in Calcutta, Bengal was in another form of tumult. Back then, Naxalites had beheaded a bust of Vidyasagar at the de...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta


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