West Bengal  /  Published 03.02.21

Push for Biswa Bangla University

Administrative operations and physical classes will start within three months on the Santiniketan campus of Biswa Bangla University, a brainchild of chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The varsity authori...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 02.01.21

State govt takes over road at Visva-Bharati

Three days after chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s announcement at the Birbhum administrative review meeting, the state government on Friday formally took back control of a 2.9km road connecting ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.20

Day after mega rally, Mamata cooks up a storm

Mamata went to Manjhir Thhan, a place for worship of tribal people, and paid her respect. She also walked through narrow roads of Ballabhpur Danga village, meeting and talking to villagers. Tulsi Sor...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 30.12.20

CPI MP writes to PM on ‘abuse’ of power by VC

CPI Rajya Sabha member Binoy Viswam has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention to stop the “abuse” of power by Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 28.12.20

Standing up for Amratya Sen

Standing next to her was Debanjana Banerjee, a first-year student of West Bengal State University, Barasat. “The BJP is saying it will build Sonar Bangla, at the same time it is humiliating Ben...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 20.12.20

Varsity town seethes on eve of Shah visit

Students at Rabindranath Tagore’s university town on Saturday protested against Amit Shah’s proposed Sunday trip to Bolpur and Santiniketan, denouncing the BJP’s alleged attempt to u...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 14.12.20

Amit Shah to visit Visva-Bharati

Nadda has tested positive for Covid-19, prompting chief minister Mamata Banerjee to wish him speedy recovery and good health. Nadda had toured parts of Bengal a few days ago, and stones were thrown a...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 13.12.20

Pous Utsav on but not mela: Varsity

Visva-Bharati in a meeting on Saturday decided to hold Pous Utsav but not the fair this month because of the pandemic. In response, the state government is mulling an alternative to the Pous Mela thi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Opinion  /  Published 11.12.20

Alien address: son-of-soil credentials

By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 17.11.20

Book store recalls Soumitra’s days

Bengal’s cultural icon Soumitra Chatterjee, who passed away on Sunday, had never wanted to miss one thing whenever he was in Santiniketan — an adda at the town’s popular book store a...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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