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Pous Mela
West Bengal  /  Published 04.06.19

Visva-Bharati to stay off Pous Mela

Visva-Bharati on Tuesday decided not to organise the annual Pous Mela, saying the central university lacked adequate infrastructure and found it difficult to conform to green rules. The decision was t...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 05.06.19

Question lingers over Pous Mela organiser

A descendent of the Rabindranath Tagore family on Wednesday suggested that Visva-Bharati was the right institution to organise the annual Pous Mela and entrusting anybody else with the responsibility ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 01.01.20

Visva-Bharati faces pollution rap for Pous Mela

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has served a showcause notice on Visva-Bharati University authorities asking why the varsity should not be asked to pay Rs 10 lakh as environmental comp...
By Agencies in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.02.20

Pous Mela traders block Visva-Bharati roads

A group of traders, who had put up stalls during Pous Mela last year, blocked Visva-Bharati roads at three points for over seven hours on Tuesday demanding return of security money they had deposited ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 28.12.19

CAA books biggest sellers at Pous

Traders’ main refrain after the completion of Pous Mela on Friday may have been the overwhelmingly low footfall and sales owing to widespread panic over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. However, CPM...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

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West Bengal  /  Published 25.12.19

At Pous, a gift of warmth for Kashmir

First succour, then sustenance —wrapped in fine cashmere and nurtured by Bengal’s loving sanctuary.Three Kashmiri youths who were earlier offered the security of secular Bengal at a time when the ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.19

Does AI in casinos violate gamblers' right to privacy?

Fair falls foulSir — Swapan Dasgupta, a Rajya Sabha member, has requested the Centre to take over the Pous Mela, citing Visva-Bharati’s inability to organize the event as per the stipulations laid...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 06.06.19

Plan to change Basanta Utsav ‘tandav’ date

Visva-Bharati is planning to dissociate Basanta Utsav from Holi from next year because the university and the police do not have the wherewithal to manage such a huge gathering. The number of people v...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.19

Centre should hold Pous Mela: BJP MP

BJP Rajya Sabha member Swapan Dasgupta on Thursday appealed to the Centre to “take over” the organisation of the Pous Mela, citing Visva-Bharati’s inability to hold such a large fair while abidi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 06.12.19

Protest over Pous Mela stall rent hike

Over 100 traders from Bolpur demonstrated against Visva-Bharati on Friday against a three-fold increase in the rent and security deposit for stalls at the Pous Mela.The four-day annual winter fair sta...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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