The Jadavpur University authorities on Monday appealed to the students to maintain normalcy and resume classes, but the students remained adamant on boycott of classes reiterating their demand for resignation of the Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakraborty.
The West Bengal government on Sunday decided to form a panel to investigate the recent case of alleged harassment of girl student in Jadavpur University, which has rocked the campus with students demanding the Vice Chancellor's resignation.
Resurgence of traditional idol designs at the clay modelers' quarter in Kumartuli, school students replicating a centuries-old plaque of goddess Durga slaying the buffalo-demon at the prestigious Indian Museum and a Kolkata community puja introducing 3D printing technology: This year, West Bengal's biggest festival is a mixed bag of techniques.
Collections in the rice bucket challenge, as part of the "Joy of Giving" "Daan Utsav" week that began here on Friday, will be donated for relief measures in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, an organiser said.
With the impasse continuing at the Jadavpur University, a West Bengal minister on Friday warned that "politics of gherao" in educational institutions would not be tolerated and urged the agitating students to take the path of discussion to resolve differences.
Nagaland Governor P B Acharya has urged the Centre to immediately restore the daily Air India flight to the northeastern state from Kolkata and also connect capital Kohima with Dimapur through chopper service.
Jadavpur University students on Friday did not allow the Registrar and Pro-Vice Chancellor to enter the campus and boycotted classes for the second consecutive day in protest against police action on them two days ago.
The transport strike across West Bengal called by six trade unions including CITU and INTUC on Friday failed to make much impact as majority of the buses and other vehicles operated as usual while taxis remained off the roads for the second consecutive day.
The BJP on Thursday slammed Kolkata Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha for claiming there was no baton-charge on demonstrating Jadavpur University students, and demanded a judicial inquiry into the violent crackdown.
With over 30,000 taxis remaining off the roads on the first day of an indefinite strike called by unions, commuters in the city are bracing for another round of hardship on Friday with the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state.
Victims of a "violent police crackdown", a host of Jadavpur University students on Thursday rubbished Kolkata Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha's claims that there was no baton charge on the demonstrating students and expressed apprehension of a frequent police presence in the campus.
Refuting allegations of brutal lathicharge on Jadavpur University students, Kolkata Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha Thursday said the situation could have turned worse had the police not intervened as there were reports of armed miscreants entering the campus.
Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha Thursday asserted the demonstrating Jadavpur University students were not baton-charged and said the force escorted university officials who were apprehensive of their security after being confined by the students in the university premises.
Commuters were left stranded and harried on Thursday as Kolkata's taxis stayed off the roads again after their unions called an indefinite strike to press for a fare hike and to protest "police excesses".
Asserting that West Bengal government will not tolerate student indiscipline under any circumstances, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee Wednesday said the impasse at Jadavpur University can be solved through discussions and negotiations.
The vice-chancellor and registrator of Jadavpur University were today gheraoed by agitating students as they protested against the conduct of a probe into an alleged case of sexual harassment and molestation of a girl student on its campus.
With the CPI(M) failing to make a mark in the Assembly by-elections and losing its deposit in one of the seats, the party on Tuesday termed the result as disastrous and said it needs to introspect the causes behind the defeat.