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A variety of vegetables being sold in Kolkata have tested positive for arsenic levels dangerously above permissible limits, according to a research by Jadavpur University.(Shutterstock)

Kolkata’s vegetables, rice and flour high on arsenic, says top university

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:52 PM IST
Since produce sold in Kolkata doesn’t originate only from areas known to be afflicted with arsenic in the soil, like some Bengal districts and neighbouring states like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, the finding may hold alarming nation-wide implications.
Economist Amartya Sen, speaking at an event in Jadavpur University, said unlike ‘Maa Durga’, the ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan is not associated with the Bengali culture and is used as a “pretext to beat up people”.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Economist Amartya Sen, speaking at an event in Jadavpur University, said unlike ‘Maa Durga’, the ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan is not associated with the Bengali culture and is used as a “pretext to beat up people”.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Amartya Sen draws BJP’s ire over ‘Jai Shri Ram’ remark

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2019 10:50 PM IST
State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh Saturday hit out at Nobel laureate Amartya Sen for his comment on the ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan, saying the economist is not aware of the ground realities.
Sen’s comment came in the backdrop of a section of the people in several parts of the country forcing others to chant ‘Jai Sri Ram’.(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)
Sen’s comment came in the backdrop of a section of the people in several parts of the country forcing others to chant ‘Jai Sri Ram’.(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)

Amartya Sen says ‘Jai Sri Ram’ not linked to Bengali culture; BJP responds

Kolkata | By Agencies
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 02:37 PM IST
“What I feel is slogans like Jai Sri Ram are used as pretexts to beat up people,” Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen on Friday said.
Swastika Mukherjee was last seen in the web film The Lovely Mrs. Mookherjee.
Swastika Mukherjee was last seen in the web film The Lovely Mrs. Mookherjee.

Swastika Mukherjee: Don’t want my daughter to be coward growing up in a society that isn’t liberal at all

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2019 02:25 PM IST
Actor Swastika Mukherjee shares why she believes in not just standing up for what is right on social media but in reality as well. She also urges everyone to do the same and not voice opinion sitting in the comforts of their homes.
Jadavpur University professor Kanak Sarkar who sparked off a row after his Facebook post comparing girls’ virginity to a ‘sealed bottle or sealed packet’ went viral.(Facebook Photo)
Jadavpur University professor Kanak Sarkar who sparked off a row after his Facebook post comparing girls’ virginity to a ‘sealed bottle or sealed packet’ went viral.(Facebook Photo)

Jadavpur University professor had been behaving inappropriately for many years, allege students

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 06:49 PM IST
During a closed-door meeting of the student-teacher committee of the international relations department, students, most of whom were women, alleged that Kanak Sarkar had been behaving inappropriately for many years and used to threaten those who protested.
Jadavpur University professor Kanak Sarkar who sparked off a row after his Facebook post comparing girls’ virginity to a ‘sealed bottle or sealed packet’ went viral.(Facebook Photo)
Jadavpur University professor Kanak Sarkar who sparked off a row after his Facebook post comparing girls’ virginity to a ‘sealed bottle or sealed packet’ went viral.(Facebook Photo)

‘Can’t teach’: Jadavpur University takes action against professor who compared girl’s virginity to ‘sealed bottle’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 08:53 PM IST
Jadavpur University professor Kanak Sarkar who had made controversial remarks in a Facebook post has been divested of his duties with immediate effect, according a notice issued by the Department of International Relations of the university.
Jadavpur University professor Kanak Sarkar has stirred up outrage in the campus and outside after his comments on girls’ virginity on social media. Students plan an agitation against him(Facebook photo)
Jadavpur University professor Kanak Sarkar has stirred up outrage in the campus and outside after his comments on girls’ virginity on social media. Students plan an agitation against him(Facebook photo)

Jadavpur professor compares girls’ virginity to ‘sealed bottle’, outraged students plan agitation

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 10:52 AM IST
Kanak Sarkar, a teacher of international relations at JU for more than a decade, removed his post, which also said, Many boys remain fool. They are not aware of virgin girl as wife”, on Monday morning after it went viral but wrote in another post a few hours later that he was free to express his opinion.
The panel, on whose recommendation three government and three private institutes had been selected, came up with its second list on Friday.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The panel, on whose recommendation three government and three private institutes had been selected, came up with its second list on Friday.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Expert panel recommends 24 institutions for Eminence status

New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 10:43 AM IST
The Narendra Modi government tasked the four-member panel headed by Goplaswami to select 20 ‘institutes of eminence’ as part of the initiative to build world class educational centres.
Milind Kumar hit 29 boundaries in what was a superb knock against Manipur in Ranji Trophy.(Twitter)
Milind Kumar hit 29 boundaries in what was a superb knock against Manipur in Ranji Trophy.(Twitter)

Delhi discard Milind Kumar averts landslide for Sikkim against Manipur

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 10:08 PM IST
Milind Kumar came to bat in the sixth over and was unbeaten at the end of the days play.
Students use technology and hardware applications for their culture projects.(Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology)
Students use technology and hardware applications for their culture projects.(Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology)

New bytes: Digital humanities courses are becoming a hit among students

Hindustan Times | By Dipanjan Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2018 06:22 PM IST
The subject is a blend of computation skills and the arts stream, which means you can get creative with technology while you delve into the humanities.
File picture of Sachin Tendulkar(REUTERS)
File picture of Sachin Tendulkar(REUTERS)

Sachin Tendulkar turns down Doctorate Degree from Jadavpur University

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 01:11 PM IST
Officials from Jadavpur University have informed Keshari Nath Tripathi, who is the Governor of West Bengal and also the chancellor of the university, about the developments.
After the Vivekananda flyover collapse in 2016, chief minister Mamata Banerjee had instructed the state Public Works Department to form an inspection committee comprising officials from various departments and agencies and inspect every bridge and flyover in Bengal every month.(PTI)
After the Vivekananda flyover collapse in 2016, chief minister Mamata Banerjee had instructed the state Public Works Department to form an inspection committee comprising officials from various departments and agencies and inspect every bridge and flyover in Bengal every month.(PTI)

Kolkata disaster throws up questions on maintenance of Bengal’s old bridges, flyovers

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 07:44 AM IST
While ministers and state government officials refrained from commenting on possible reasons that led to collapse of the Majherhat bridge, local people and experts blamed lack of maintenance.
(L - R) Debabrata Majumder (Bronze), Shibnath De Sarkar & Pranab Bardhan (Pairs Gold) and Sumit Mukherjee (Bronze) - the Indian contingent of Bridge that picked up Gold and Bronze in the Jakarta Asian Games were present in a felicitation event at Calcutta Sports Journalist Club on Monday, September 03, 2018.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
(L - R) Debabrata Majumder (Bronze), Shibnath De Sarkar & Pranab Bardhan (Pairs Gold) and Sumit Mukherjee (Bronze) - the Indian contingent of Bridge that picked up Gold and Bronze in the Jakarta Asian Games were present in a felicitation event at Calcutta Sports Journalist Club on Monday, September 03, 2018.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Shibnath De Sarkar and Pranab Bardhan hope bridge gold at Asian Games will help change perceptions

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 01:12 PM IST
Perseverance fetched Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath De Sarkar the men’s pair Asian Games gold, one which helped India equal its best-ever gold haul.
Students of Jadavpur University on hunger strike in Kolkata, on July 8.(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)
Students of Jadavpur University on hunger strike in Kolkata, on July 8.(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)

Jadavpur University students win, entrance exams restored

Kolkata, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 04:37 PM IST
The admission tests were scrapped on July 4 allegedly under pressure from the Trinamool government because the official notice, announcing schedule of the written exams, was issued on June 27.
Students of Jadavpur University in an indefinite hunger strike in Kolkata on Sunday to protest against the decision to scrap entrance test for six undergraduate courses in Humanities courses in the coming academic session.(PTI)
Students of Jadavpur University in an indefinite hunger strike in Kolkata on Sunday to protest against the decision to scrap entrance test for six undergraduate courses in Humanities courses in the coming academic session.(PTI)

Jadavpur University professors support student protest as hunger strike nears 48 hours

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 09:49 PM IST
On Friday, 20 students had started a hunger strike seeking recall of the executive council’s (EC) decision to scrap admission tests.
Students protest against the West Bengal government’s decision to do away with entrance tests for the humanities department admissions in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, on July 6, 2018.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Students protest against the West Bengal government’s decision to do away with entrance tests for the humanities department admissions in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, on July 6, 2018.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Jadavpur University VC offers to resign after students protest scrapping admission test

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 11:55 PM IST
Speculations were rife that the government may engage an external agency to conduct the admission process.
Punjabi Lane or Them Metor (valley of sweepers) in Bara Bazaar, Shillong.(Raiot.in)
Punjabi Lane or Them Metor (valley of sweepers) in Bara Bazaar, Shillong.(Raiot.in)

Double dilemma of the Dalit Sikhs of Shillong

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 10:56 AM IST
Slighted by the influential Sikh community, considered outsiders by many locals, the Dalit Punjabi Sikhs of Shillong have nowhere to go, say historians and sociologists
The woman said a man abused her for smoking and tried to snatch her cigarette.(AFP File/Representative image)
The woman said a man abused her for smoking and tried to snatch her cigarette.(AFP File/Representative image)

Woman alleges moral policing in Kolkata again, this time for smoking

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 07:55 AM IST
The incident comes close on the heels of the thrashing of a couple who were allegedly standing close in the city’s metro earlier in the week.
(iStock)
(iStock)

Is compulsory attendance for college students a solution or a symptom?

Hindustan Times | By Prakruti Maniar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2018 08:16 PM IST
Updating syllabuses and teaching methods, allowing students to choose from a wider range of subjects, would likely be more effective, educationists say.
The Mamata Banerjee government issued a 28-page draft to Universities and colleges in West Bengal to prevent teachers from criticising the state government.(PTI)
The Mamata Banerjee government issued a 28-page draft to Universities and colleges in West Bengal to prevent teachers from criticising the state government.(PTI)

Bengal professors slam draft rules curbing criticism of state government

UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 11:00 PM IST
Among other restrictions, the draft rules propose that teachers would need written permission from the vice-chancellor to publish any article that does not exclusively deal with matters of the arts, literature and science
Restoration work in progress after Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s statue was vandalised in Kolkata.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Restoration work in progress after Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s statue was vandalised in Kolkata.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Statue vandalism: Violent protests break out at Jadavpur University

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2018 09:03 PM IST
The protests came a day after Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s statue was defaced in south Kolkata allegedly by seven students of Jadavpur University.
Restoration work in progress after Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s statue was vandalised in Kolkata.(HT Photo/Samir Jana)
Restoration work in progress after Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s statue was vandalised in Kolkata.(HT Photo/Samir Jana)

Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s statue vandalised in Kolkata, six arrested

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2018 04:50 PM IST
Six members of a group called the ‘Radical’, an alleged pro-Maoist students body formed in Jadavpur University four years ago, have been arrested.
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