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Governor Dhankhar names new V-C of Bengal varsity; TMC cries foul

Jagdeep Dhankhar, who has questioned the West Bengal University Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and is yet to give his assent to the legislation, appointed professor Mahua Mukherjee of RBU’s dance department as the new vice-chancellor of Kolkata’s Rabindra Bharati University (RBU).
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (HT file)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (HT file)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 02:30 AM IST
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States step up security for Friday prayers after last week’s violence

Security will be heightened around mosques in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Jammu and Kashmir ahead to prevent repeat of violence and protests after of Friday’s prayers as witnessed on June 10, officials said.
Protests against remarks on Prophet Mohammed in West Bengal’s Howrah on June 10. (ANI)
Protests against remarks on Prophet Mohammed in West Bengal’s Howrah on June 10. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 16, 2022 04:48 AM IST
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Bengal violence: Over 200 arrested, situation under control, says top cop

The Kolkata Police summoned suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for questioning in connection with the remarks on a TV debate show.
West Bengal’s Howrah witnessed violent protests over the controversial comments made by former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. (ANI file)
West Bengal’s Howrah witnessed violent protests over the controversial comments made by former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. (ANI file)
Updated on Jun 13, 2022 03:27 PM IST
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Suvendu Adhikari, stopped on his way, says he was not going to Howrah

Fresh clashes were witnessed in Bengal's Howrah district on Saturday - a day after several parts in the country saw violence over remarks against Prophet Mohammed after Friday prayers.
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. (HT_PRINT)
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. (HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 12, 2022 04:12 PM IST
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Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Yogi's warning in UP, Mamata vs BJP in Bengal amid Prophet remark row: 10 points

Prophet Remark Row: The controversy spiraled as several nations reacted to comments by Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal. 
Security personnel in Howrah district on Saturday. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Security personnel in Howrah district on Saturday. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 12, 2022 09:01 AM IST
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