News  /  Published 12.03.22

Kyiv medics reunite at Kolkata book fair after escape from Ukraine

Three students from Kyiv Medical University who had started to flee Ukraine separately but became a team before crossing the country’s border with Romania, reunited at the 45th International Kol...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

World  /  Published 12.03.22

Volunteer aid effort shows strain

Eastern Europe’s volunteer-driven aid effort to help Ukrainians was showing signs of strains of Friday, with some cities running out of accommodation as the number of refugees passed 2.5 million...
By Reuters in Medyka, Poland

News  /  Published 09.03.22

Russia-Ukraine War: Medical student in Kyiv brings his cat to Birbhum home

The nine stayed back and travelled to Bucharest the next day to board an Indian flight. Shahrukh reached Delhi on Sunday and boarded his next flight for Kolkata on Monday afternoon. Back in Kolkata, ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.03.22

Indian students in Ukraine say ‘Got little help when we needed it the most’

In the dark Several students said there was confusion on how to reach the border. “Every time I tried calling those numbers (embassy helplines), they would say they were only volunteers and th...
By Debraj Mitra, Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

India  /  Published 04.03.22

Students slam Union ministers

This led to a tense moment with a Romanian politician at the relief camp in Snagov. In response to queries, Scindia took more than a minute to explain how a husky had been sent back to India and how d...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


News  /  Published 02.03.22

Food scarcity and shelling force Jadavpur girl to flee Kharkiv

Sarbori and her friends booked a cab to reach Kharkiv railway station on Tuesday afternoon and boarded a train that would take them to Lviv, a city in western Ukraine, closer to the Hungarian bor...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.02.22

Bitter cold, church food and border chaos: My long walk to Romania

I stood in the line for nearly eight hours before I could finally cross the border to enter Romania. around 4 in the morning. It took a lot of time to get through. I am now at Suceava, which is in Ro...
By Sourabh Sen

News  /  Published 28.02.22

How can I be safe when my family isn’t, asks Kolkata girl

A 20-year-old girl who completed schooling in Kolkata and is studying in France is spending sleepless nights in anxiety and helplessness as her parents and sister are in Ukraine. Aakansha Das's f...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.02.22

Endless wait for Bengal students in the cold at Ukraine checkpost

As this newspaper spoke with them on WhatsApp, the boys stood very close to the gate, hoping to pass through the next time it opened. Later, on Sunday evening (Ukraine time), Alam said the cafeteria ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 27.02.22

Indian students on a perilous journey

Several Indian students stranded in shelters in wartime Kyiv embarked on an independent expedition on foot towards the Romanian border, a day after hundreds of them battled food shortages and a lack o...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


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