WB govt decides to form probe panel on JU's molestation case

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.

Indian Museum's heritage, modern 3D idols to mark Durga Puja
Indian Museum's heritage, modern 3D idols to mark Durga Puja

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.

Kolkata 'rice bucket challenge' for Jammu and Kashmir relief

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.

'Politics of gherao' cannot be tolerated: West Bengal minister

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.

Restore Kolkata-Dimapur daily IA service: Nagaland Governor

 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 boycott classes, block Registrar

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.

West Bengal: Transport strike fails to make much impact
West Bengal: Transport strike fails to make much impact

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.

Police crackdown on Jadavpur students: BJP wants judicial probe

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.

Unions call 'total' transport strike in West Bengal on Friday

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.

Jadavpur University students rubbish police's no baton charge claims

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.

Police Commissioner denies lathicharge on Jadavpur University students

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.

No baton charge on Jadavpur students: Police chief

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.

Kolkata taxis go on indefinite strike, commuters harried

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".

Men's helpline gets 25,000 calls over four months

SIF, the mobile app launched five months ago for the protection of men's rights, has received a mega response in the last four months.

Jadavpur University impasse can be solved through discussion: Minister

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.

Students gherao JU VC, registrar

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.

CBI custody of former Bengal top cop extended

A lower court Tuesday sent Trinamool Congress leader and former top cop Rajat Majumdar to CBI custody for another three days in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam case.

CPI(M) to introspect poor show in bypolls

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.

Saradha scam: SFIO finds 14 Saradha group companies guilty

The central agency Serious Fraud investigation Office (SFIO) has held 14 companies of the Saradha group guilty of running ponzi schemes where the primary source of payment to subscribers was the collections made from newly-enrolled members rather than from income generated from investments.

Kolkata: Park Street rape victim barred from eatery

An Anglo-Indian woman, who was allegedly raped inside a moving car here in 2012, on Sunday claimed she was denied entry into a restaurant for being a "rape victim". The restaurant refuted the claim.