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Visva Bharati University
West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

Traders use Tagore as eviction shield

Rabindranath Tagore could not have imagined that people someday could hope that his bust would protect them from possible eviction by Visva-Bharati authorities. Traders and artisans of Kabiguru Handi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 08.07.20

Banned app for scanning

Visva-Bharati continues to repose faith in a Chinese application that has been banned in the country as a “retaliatory measure” in the aftermath of the border conflict with China. &nb...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 06.07.20

3 varsity professors suspended

Visva-Bharati on Saturday suspended five employees, including three senior professors and former principals of its language department Bhasa Bhavana, and sacked four temporary staffers over “fin...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.20

Varsity says ‘no’ to Pous Mela

The executive council of the Visva-Bharati in its meeting on Friday decided not to hold the annual Pous Mela from this year, its officiating public relations officer Anirban Sircar said. The famed fo...
By Our Correspondent in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

Eyebrows raised over cop in prayer

Visva-Bharati honoured Santiniketan police station OC Kasturi Mukherjee Chatterjee as the acharya of its weekly prayer at Upasana Griha for the first time in its history as the varsity’s tribute...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 29.06.20

Varsity offer for soldier’s sister

Visva-Bharati varsity officials, led by vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty, on Sunday went to Birbhum’s Belgoria to meet the family of soldier Rajesh Orang, who was killed in the Galwan Valley clash...
By Our Correspondent in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 23.11.19

Gandhi statue repair move

Visva-Bharati’s fine arts faculty, Kala Bhavana, has drawn up a plan to renovate the statue of Mahatma Gandhi — constructed in 1968 by artist Ramkinkar Baij — following a request by President Ra...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 20.01.20

March against ‘saffron’ at university

The students’ wing of the Trinamul Congress led a protest march at Visva-Bharati on Monday against the university’s alleged “promotion of saffronisation of the campus”.Trinamul Chhatra Parisha...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 16.01.20

Teachers’ union room locked

Visva-Bharati authorities have locked the campus office of a teachers’ union after its members protested against several recent measures by the varsity, including a lecture on the Citizenship (Amend...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.12.19

He puts books in blackened little hands

A 48-year-old social worker and educator has made it his life’s mission to educated children forced to stay in the underground fire-hit areas of Jharia. With a little help from his foreign friends.J...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


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