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Locals had long been using the route, and no restriction can be imposed all of a sudden, he said, adding that problems need to be solved amicably through discussions.(Surojit Hazra/ HT Photo/For Representative Purposes Only)

Visva Bharati administration stopped from building wall along road connecting Satiniketan, Sriniketan

By Press Trust of India | Posted byShankhyaneel Sarkar | Birbhum/Santiniketan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 06:58 PM IST
District Magistrate Vijay Bharti, who inspected the area on Thursday, said the wall, if built, could hinder people’s movement along the route.
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Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen.(HT file)
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen.(HT file)

Amartya Sen lashes out at Visva-Bharati VC “empowered” by Centre

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 07:16 PM IST
Sen was born in 1933 at Santiniketan, which is home to Visva-Bharati, the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore, another Nobel prize recipient and a literary giant from Bengal.
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Amartya Sen (File Photo/PTI)
Amartya Sen (File Photo/PTI)

‘Count me as your sister’: Mamata Banerjee reaches out to Amartya Sen amid ‘land grab’ charges

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee, in an apparent reference to the opposition BJP, noted in a letter to Amartya Sen on Friday that some ‘nouveau invaders’ have now started baseless allegations against Sen.
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The house in which the accused had gathered and were arrested from, is located less than three kilometres from Visva Bharati.(representative Photo/Getty Images)
The house in which the accused had gathered and were arrested from, is located less than three kilometres from Visva Bharati.(representative Photo/Getty Images)

4 Bangladeshi contract killers arrested from Santiniketan in south Bengal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 11:59 AM IST
Police said that the four Bangladeshis were contract killers who were hired to assassinate a politician in Birbhum district
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In Kolkata, BJP’s youth wing workers led by state president and Lok Sabha member Saumitra Khan staged a demonstration and courted arrest.(ANI PHOTO.)
In Kolkata, BJP’s youth wing workers led by state president and Lok Sabha member Saumitra Khan staged a demonstration and courted arrest.(ANI PHOTO.)

Visva Bharati officials skip state meet, Padma Shri awardee doctor’s bust vandalized in Birbhum

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 12:11 AM IST
Famous for treating patients for a fee of just one rupee, an act that earned him the name ‘Ek takar daktar’ (one rupee doctor), Bandopadhyay was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Centre earlier this year. The bust was placed near his home in Santiniketan by local people.
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Homeless people stand in a queue. (Representative Image)(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Homeless people stand in a queue. (Representative Image)(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Bringing food, dignity to a Bengal village

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 05:51 AM IST
Maji has been running a coaching centre in Bolpur since 2006; each year, his institute receives almost 250 higher secondary and undergraduate students, who receive tuitions on everything from Bengali language to history and political science.
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Residents of the Vardhaman Apartments containment zone have good delivered to the society gates, on day seventeen of the 21 day nationwide lockdown to limit the coronavirus in Mayur Vihar(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Residents of the Vardhaman Apartments containment zone have good delivered to the society gates, on day seventeen of the 21 day nationwide lockdown to limit the coronavirus in Mayur Vihar(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Bengal musicians go online to uplift spirits of people during Covid-19 lockdown

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Ustad Rashid Khan and his son presented a medley of three bhajans ‘Dheere dheere re mana’, ‘Yeh andhiyara mit jayega’ and ‘Subah ho shaam ho tera naam japu’.
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Visva-Bharati University. (HT file)
Visva-Bharati University. (HT file)

Coronavirus scare: Visva Bharati postpones Vasanta Utsav introduced by Rabindranath Tagore

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2020 08:08 PM IST
Vasanta Utsav was introduced by Rabindranath Tagore himself at Visva Bharati which was also founded by him.
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Visva Bharati V-C triggers row

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2020 03:14 AM IST
Chakrabarty’s statement comes amid the escalation of tension between him and the students over the past two months.
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The man was intercepted by locals when the girl raised an alarm. He was thrashed and handed over to the police.(FILE PHOTO.)
The man was intercepted by locals when the girl raised an alarm. He was thrashed and handed over to the police.(FILE PHOTO.)

TMC leader’s brother held for molesting minor at Santiniketan in south Bengal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 10:40 PM IST
The accused, Imran Sheikh, happens to be the brother of Omar Sheikh, a local Trinamool Congress leader.
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Constitution was the first canvas of modern masters

By Dhamini Ratnam | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 07:04 AM IST
Each of 22 chapters of the document is headed by an illustration painstakingly crafted by Nandalal Bose and his team of talented artists at Kala Bhavan in Santiniketan.
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President Ram Nath Kovind.(HT file)
President Ram Nath Kovind.(HT file)

President Kovind arrives at Santiniketan for Visva Bharati convocation

By Press Trust of India | Santiniketan (West Bengal)
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 09:43 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind, who is the ‘Paridarsaka’ (Visitor) of the university founded by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, was received by West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Durgapur.
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The project also includes an installation of avant-garde art [experimental, non-traditional art]at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, renovations of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Delhi and its branches in Bengaluru and Mumbai.(Hindustan Times)
The project also includes an installation of avant-garde art [experimental, non-traditional art]at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, renovations of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Delhi and its branches in Bengaluru and Mumbai.(Hindustan Times)

Centre looks to overhaul museums, several renovated structures will be open to public

By Amrita Madhukalya | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 12:04 AM IST
The project also includes an installation of avant-garde art [experimental, non-traditional art]at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, renovations of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Delhi and its branches in Bengaluru and Mumbai.
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Shanay Jhaveri, Assistant Curator of South Asian Art in The Met’s Department of Modern and Contemporary Art.(Genevieve Garruppo)
Shanay Jhaveri, Assistant Curator of South Asian Art in The Met’s Department of Modern and Contemporary Art.(Genevieve Garruppo)

It is extremely urgent that the Indian art community reaches out to local audiences: Shanay Jhaveri

By Srishti Jha | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 04:46 PM IST
Met curator Shanay Jhaveri on sculptor Mrinalini Mukherjee’s vision and narrative, being the first curator of Modern and Contemporary South Asian art at the Met, state of the South Asian art and cross-regional conversations.
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Students attend an outdoor class on the Visva-Bharati campus.(Surojit Hazra/ HT file)
Students attend an outdoor class on the Visva-Bharati campus.(Surojit Hazra/ HT file)

Visva-Bharati seeks funds from Mitsubishi to upgrade Japanese education infrastructure

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2018 06:39 PM IST
The Visva-Bharati has approached Mitsubishi Corporation, one of Japan’s biggest conglomerates, for funds to upgrade the infrastructure for its department of Japanese.
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Master printmaker and sculptor Krishna Reddy.(Ram Rahman)
Master printmaker and sculptor Krishna Reddy.(Ram Rahman)

Farewell to printmaker, sculptor, world renowned modernist artist Krishna Reddy

By Dhamini Ratnam | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 01:12 PM IST
One of the favorite anecdotes that master printmaker and sculptor Krishna Reddy liked recounting was when Nandalal Bose—or ‘Mastermoshai’ as he was called at Santiniketan in West Bengal—saw him drawing the flowers on a tree inside the leafy campus of the famous art school
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina during the annual convocation of Visva Bharati University, in Birbhum.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina during the annual convocation of Visva Bharati University, in Birbhum.(PTI File Photo)

Keep up pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas, says Sheikh Hasina at event with PM Narendra Modi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 05:46 PM IST
Accommodating Rohingya refugees is an issue on which the establishments in Delhi and Dhaka differ. The Narendra Modi-led government wants to deport all Rohingya refugees, who are considered as the most persecuted ethnic minority in the world.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at the inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan at Santiniketan, on Friday.(ANI/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at the inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan at Santiniketan, on Friday.(ANI/Twitter)

India, Bangladesh bonded by cooperation and understanding: PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Santiniketan
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 03:07 PM IST
Narendra Modi is attending the convocation ceremony of the Visva Bharati University with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina as West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee looks on, during the annual convocation of Visva Bharati University, in Birbhum, on May 25.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina as West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee looks on, during the annual convocation of Visva Bharati University, in Birbhum, on May 25.(PTI Photo)

In Bengal with Sheikh Hasina, PM Modi apologises for lack of drinking water in Santiniketan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 06:02 PM IST
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was present on the dais along with Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was speaking at the Visva-Bharati university in Santiniketan.
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Rohingya refugees await the arrival of a UN Security Council team at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, last month. West Bengal has provided shelter to many such families despite opposition from the central government .(AP photo)
Rohingya refugees await the arrival of a UN Security Council team at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, last month. West Bengal has provided shelter to many such families despite opposition from the central government .(AP photo)

Bengal govt readies defence on Rohingya issue ahead of Modi-Hasina meet

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 01:21 PM IST
State officials said that while no meeting was planned between Mamata and the two national leaders, they are ready to counter any question regarding the state administration’s decision to shelter members of the persecuted community.
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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina will visit Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral home in north Kolkata, and Netaji Bhavan, the ancestral home of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, in south Kolkata.(PTI/File Photo)
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina will visit Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral home in north Kolkata, and Netaji Bhavan, the ancestral home of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, in south Kolkata.(PTI/File Photo)

PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina to hold bilateral talks at Santiniketan on May 25

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Santiniketan/Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2018 08:22 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina will address the convocation at Visva-Bharati University and hold bilateral talks there on May 25. The two leaders will also inaugurate a Bangladesh Bhavan at the university.
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The painting exhibition is part of the Tagore Festival which runs from May 3 to 7 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Tagore.(Shutterstock)
The painting exhibition is part of the Tagore Festival which runs from May 3 to 7 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Tagore.(Shutterstock)

Rabindranath Tagore’s paintings are on exhibition in Egypt

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2018 03:46 PM IST
Tagore, who began painting much later in his life when he was into his 60s, had made more than 3,000 paintings and drawings in the last 17 years of his life. He did not have a formal training in art but created a variety of images.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan, China on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan, China on Friday.(PTI Photo)

PM Modi gifts Xi Jinping prints of paintings by Chinese artist who worked at Santiniketan

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Wuhan, Wuhan
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 07:43 AM IST
Narendra Modi gifted Xi Jinping prints of paintings by legendary Chinese artist Xu Beihong, who working under Rabindranath Tagore from 1939 to 1940
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