There is good news for Kolkatans who are being baked by the sun. They have to grin and bear 3 to 4 days of the ongoing heat and then rain may hit the city, meteorological officials said on Wednesday.
The lowest point of the day’s violence was the attack on the 193-year-old Presidency University, one of the most respected seats of learning in the country, allegedly in full view of the police.
A day after finance minister Amit Mitra and chief minister Mamata Banerjee were heckled in Delhi, the outrage of the Trinamool Congress hit West Bengal like a hurricane.
Trinamool Congress activists yesterday broke the locks on the gates of Presidency University, attacked students and vandalised its heritage physics laboratory, while cops on duty allegedly refused to act in the absence of orders from higher-ups. HT
reports. TMC supporters on rampage in Bengal
The SFI observed a student strike today, to protest the death of its leader Sudipta Gupta, setting up roadblocks in West Bengal, including the capital.
Kolkata panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee launched fresh attacks at the State Election Commission, stating that the government had bowed low enough. The reaction came after the commission rejected the fresh dates for panchayat polls that the state government proposed while the matter was being heard at Calcutta High Court.
It’ll be one Himmatwala facing another, when Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi visits Kolkata on April 9, by the invitation of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce. A bunch of young thespians are geared up for an intellectual protest in the form of a bilingual (Hindi and Bengali) street play titled Himmatwala (The Courageous one) that opposes the depiction of Modi as the face of development.
Once again, Kolkata's Park Street became the scene of a molestation reported late on Saturday night. Although the event took place around 1 am on Sunday, it was not reported to the Park Street police till Sunday evening.
An undertrial escaped from SSKM hospital on Sunday afternoon amid allegations that policemen guarding him were drunk. Senior police officials said they were looking into the allegations and necessary proceedings would be initiated if the cops were found guilty.
Sudipta Gupta, who died in police custody, is set to become the Left’s new poster boy.
After chief minister Mamata Banerjee, it is the turn of the vice-chancellor of West Bengal University of Health Sciences to make surprise visits to medical colleges across the state.
While on the one hand the Mamata Banerjee administration locked horns with the State Election Commission at Calcutta High Court, her Trinamool Congress took the protests against the SEC to the streets. Left Front leaders, too, held agitations in the city and flayed the state for deliberately deferring the rural elections.
The Mamata Banerjee government is staring at a fresh crisis with the death of a student SFI activist in police custody, a first after Parivartan.
Minutes after news of Sudipta Gupta’s death got out, his Facebook page was flooded with condolence messages from friends, blaming the police for his tragic death.
While the audience at the Salt Lake Stadium jived to the performance of Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone, most were ignorant about US rapper Pitbull. It goes without saying that Kolkatans gave more marks to the desi stars compared to the American rapper.