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Technology  /  Published 10.03.19

Smartglass that allows the blind to see

Around 39 million people across the world are totally blind, 246 million have low vision and another 285 million have some visual impairment, according to World Health Organisation data (2014). In Ind...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.19

Former Presi VC recounts gherao-free campus days

Presidency University’s “first vice-chancellor” Malabika Sarkar said on Friday her three years at the helm did not see any gherao or disruption on the campus.The trick was, she said, not to “s...
By Subhankar Chowdhury and Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.01.20

Saraswati Puja message against forces of division

Students of a girls’ hostel in Burdwan University spread the message of peace and harmony on Saraswati Puja, with boarders cutting across religions joining the festivities.For this year’s puja, in...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

North East  /  Published 29.01.20

The luminous lantern glows again in Assam

A lantern is shining in Assam after 145 years.Researchers from the botany department of Gauhati University have spotted Ceropegia lucida wall, commonly known as the luminous lantern flower, in Golagha...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 28.01.20

Exhibition on printing illustrations

An exhibition on Bengal’s 19th century tradition of printing illustrations using wooden blocks has began at the Visva-Bharati’s Kala Bhavan. The 12-day-long exhibition, which is being held at the ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

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West Bengal  /  Published 27.01.20

Preamble is changeable: VC

Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty courted yet another controversy on Sunday when he criticised those opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act by reading the Constitution’s Preamble, w...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 27.01.20

Oxbridge protests

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By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.03.19

Presi girls demand axe on hostel rule

Students staying at the Presidency University hostel for girls in Salt Lake have questioned the “return by 9.30pm” rule, saying they are adults and should not be subjected to such restrictions.The...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.20

Varsity rider for Basanta on Holi

Visva-Bharati authorities held a meeting on Friday evening and decided to hold its annual Basanta Utsav on the day of Holi only if the state government took the responsibility of managing crowd, traff...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.02.19

2 journalists assaulted at Ranchi University

Police on Wednesday detained two employees of Ranchi University for allegedly assaulting two journalists who went to the campus to cover students’ unrest over regular delays in opening the examina...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


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