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#ThrowBackToday: 11 years ago today, corporal punishment allegedly pushed a student to suicide. But did it change anything?

In today's #TBT, we bring up the case of Rouvanjit Rawla, a student from Kolkata who died by suicide after being caned by his principal. Indeed, corporal punishment is a reality of our country...

Published on 12th February 2021
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'Sweden Makes in India': IIM Indore to host Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz

Apart from Indore, the qualifying rounds will be held in Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Guwahati, and New Delhi

Published on 26th July 2017
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18 book covers in Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize longlist

The Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize has announced its longlist for the sixth edition at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2021

Published on 24th January 2021
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2019, a physically inactive year for Indians: HealthifyMe app's physical activity report

A report shows how Indians have taken fitness lightly last year. 45 percent of Indian women and 37 percent of Indian men were 'inactive' in 2019. Kolkata becomes the least active city

Published on 5th March 2020
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After Jadavpur sit-in, students of Presidency University in Kolkata protest over hike in counselling fee

The students of Presidency University in Kolkata have been on a sit-in over the hike of counselling fee from Rs 100 to Rs 500

Published on 13th July 2018
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After viral video, Goa cops book swimming coach for rape, molestation under IPC, POCSO

The Kolkata Police are also investigating the case as both the victim as well as the accused hail from West Bengal

Published on 5th September 2019
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Bharat Bandh: Students come out on the streets, storm social media to support farmers' strike across India

While Delhi and surrounding areas, the epicentre of the protest saw road blockades and toll plazas, Kolkata saw students join protests and demonstration on its almost deserted roads

Published on 8th December 2020
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Bill introduced in Lok Sabha to grant six pharmaceutical institutes a national importance tag

The Bill provides for granting the status of national importance to the six institutes in Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Hajipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Raebareli

Published on 15th March 2021
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British Council Library in Kolkata opens doors for its members after a long time

What are you waiting for? Get, set, ready to go and enter the most resourceful library in Kolkata and grab your favorite piece to read 

 

Published on 11th December 2021
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Calcutta University confers PhD in Development Economics to West Bengal Chief Secretary H K Dwivedi

The 1988-batch IAS officer has completed the PhD under the supervision of Prof (Dr) Achin Chakraborty of the Kolkata-based Institute for Development Studies

Published on 29th July 2021
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Chennai records the highest number of cyberattacks in India: Report by global cybersecurity Major K7 Computing

Patna, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kolkata were some of the most targeted cities by cyber hackers during the Q4 2019-20

Published on 23rd June 2020
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Class XII student dies by suicide in Kolkata, police continue to investigate

Officials of the detective department of Kolkata Police visited the complex to investigate if there was any foul play behind the incident

Published on 30th November 2020
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COVID takes down IPL: League suspended indefinitely after multiple cases in bio-bubble

On Monday, Chennai Super Kings bowling coach L Balaji along with Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakravarthy had also returned positive results

Published on 4th May 2021
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Delhi's NO2 pollution increased by 125 per cent in just a year, finds Greenpeace India study

NO2 pollution has increased in all the eight capitals studied – Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur and Lucknow – but Delhi has seen the “most dramatic increase”

Published on 7th July 2021
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Doctors, patients demand Mamata Banerjee's intervention as OPDs stay shut across Bengal

Students from RG Kar Medical College, R Ahmed Dental College, SSKM Hospital, Calcutta Medical College and other institutions across Kolkata have joined the protest  

Published on 12th June 2019

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