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Santiniketan
West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.21

Land-grab cry in Tagore town

Over a hundred landowners in Bolpur and Santiniketan have formed a committee and submitted a memorandum to the local land revenue office demanding action against the alleged growing instances of land-...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.21

Cow catchers to offset bovine threat to traffic

Municipality authorities in Bolpur are literally taking bulls and cows by the horn on roads. Civic authorities have hired two persons to go out and rein in stray cows from local thoroughfares after a...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 23.07.21

Covid curbs at tourist hotspots

Administrations in several districts across the state are keeping a close watch on tourists and hotels and even cracking the whip on those violating directives that mandate carrying RT-PCR negative re...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.21

Birbhum bid to check Covid spread

The Birbhum district administration has asked hotel and resort owners at Santiniketan and other tourism hubs to ensure proof of both doses of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative RT-PCR test report, not...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 15.07.21

Professors face rap for email to PM

Visva-Bharati’s officiating registrar Ashok Mahato on Tuesday evening sought in writing explanations from two professors, who are also office-bearers of the Visva-Bharati University Faculty Asso...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

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West Bengal  /  Published 11.07.21

‘Unrest complaint’ against VC for pay delay

A human rights activist on Saturday lodged a complaint with Santiniketan police, charging Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty and his associates “with creating social and economic u...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 10.07.21

Medicine crisis as Visva-Bharati halts pay

Nibait Mukhiya, a 79-year-old retired watchman of Visva-Bharati who lost his sight years ago, is having a tough time this July. The aged man is surviving without medicines and proper food as he is ye...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.21

Salary delayed at Visva-Bharati

Around 4,000 employees, teachers and pensioners of Visva-Bharati are yet to get paid for June, with varsity authorities not giving any reason for the delay. Sources said employees of the central univ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Calcutta  /  Published 09.06.21

Doniger's love for Santiniketan

Doniger liked the slow-pace of life at Santiniketan, where one could enjoy life and where leisure afforded the study of scriptures and telling stories. “Bengalis always nibbled on something, whe...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.05.21

Women who wheel in oxygen

A group of women from here have started the ‘Oxygen on Wheels’ initiative to reach out to Covid-19 patients at home with oxygen concentrators. All 10 members, including drivers, procurers ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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