Partha Chatterjee

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300 personalities extend support to students protesting CAA-NRC

26 Jan 2020

300 personalities extend support to students protesting CAA-NRC

More than 300 prominent personalities from across fields of arts and entertainment have signed an open letter, expressing their support to the students and other parties who have been protesting the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Intellectuals protesting against CAA are Mamata's 'dogs': BJP's Soumitra Khan

20 Jan 2020

Intellectuals protesting against CAA are Mamata's 'dogs': BJP's Soumitra Khan

Taking the political discourse in the country to another low, a parliamentarian of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has called intellectuals, who are protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), "dogs" of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Trinamool v/s BJP: What is happening in Bengal

10 Jun 2019

Trinamool v/s BJP: What is happening in Bengal

During 2019 Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal (sort of) redefined violence, with clashes between Trinamool and Bharatiya Janata Party workers being reported in all seven phases.

How does Mamata know Modi's kurta size, asks Raj Babbar

27 Apr 2019

How does Mamata know Modi's kurta size, asks Raj Babbar

On Saturday, senior Congress leader Raj Babbar made a condescending remark at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by asking how she knew the size of PM Modi's kurtas.

Elections during Ramzan would be problematic: TMC-leader's statement sparks row

11 Mar 2019

Elections during Ramzan would be problematic: TMC-leader's statement sparks row

On Monday, Kolkata Mayor and TMC leader Firhad Hakim expressed displeasure at the general election dates announced by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, as it clashes with Ramzan.

WB: BJP leader Mukul Roy booked for TMC MLA's murder

10 Feb 2019

WB: BJP leader Mukul Roy booked for TMC MLA's murder

BJP leader Mukul Roy is among the four people who have been booked for the murder of a Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA in West Bengal's Nadia district on Saturday night.

WB: Minister raps students for blocking roads over attendance rule

02 Dec 2018

WB: Minister raps students for blocking roads over attendance rule

Taking strong exception to road blockades staged by college students over attendance mandate, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee has asserted the government will be forced to take action if the agitators cause inconvenience to the public for "personal benefit".

RRB Group-D exam in Odisha postponed due to Adivasi agitation

25 Sep 2018

RRB Group-D exam in Odisha postponed due to Adivasi agitation

Due to the Adivasi agitation in Odisha, many examinees for the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Group D post failed to reach their exam centers.

WB: Clash over Urdu teachers' recruitment, two students dead

21 Sep 2018

WB: Clash over Urdu teachers' recruitment, two students dead

A college student, injured in a clash between a mob and the police in North Dinajpur's Islampur, died today, pushing the death toll to two, even as a 12-hour bandh called by BJP is underway in the West Bengal district.

Educational institutions in WB won't celebrate 'Surgical Strike Day': Minister

21 Sep 2018

Educational institutions in WB won't celebrate 'Surgical Strike Day': Minister

The University Grants Commission (UGC) direction to universities to mark September 29 as the "Surgical Strike Day" is a part of the Bhartiya Janta Party's "agenda" and educational institutes in West Bengal will not celebrate the day, said the state's Education Minister, Partha Chatterjee.

Kolkata: 30-hours on, Bagri Market fire still rages; operation underway

17 Sep 2018

Kolkata: 30-hours on, Bagri Market fire still rages; operation underway

A massive fire broke out in Bagri market of Kolkata on Sunday, and firefighters are still struggling to contain it.

WB colleges can extend admission deadline beyond Aug-20: Education Minister

21 Aug 2018

WB colleges can extend admission deadline beyond Aug-20: Education Minister

Colleges in West Bengal can extend the date for admission to undergraduate courses beyond the deadline of August 20 if there are vacant seats, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee told reporters in Kolkata yesterday.

#ShahInBengal: Anti-BJP posters dot venue, TMC blamed by saffron party

11 Aug 2018

#ShahInBengal: Anti-BJP posters dot venue, TMC blamed by saffron party

BJP President Amit Shah will be addressing a rally in West Bengal on Saturday, and ahead of the big event, anti-BJP posters have cropped up at the venue.

Four new varsities to come up in West Bengal

27 Jul 2018

Four new varsities to come up in West Bengal

The West Bengal cabinet today gave its nod for setting up four new universities in the state, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said.

WB: Expert panel to look into 'pass-fail' reintroduction in govt-schools

23 Jul 2018

WB: Expert panel to look into 'pass-fail' reintroduction in govt-schools

West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee today said the state government has formed an expert committee to look into the possibility of reintroducing the pass-fail system in the state-run schools.

Deadline to fill vacant seats in Calcutta University colleges extended

17 Jul 2018

Deadline to fill vacant seats in Calcutta University colleges extended

The last date of admission in some Calcutta University-affiliated colleges has been extended to August 20 from July 10 to fill up the vacant seats, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said today.

West Bengal: Congress divided over alliance with ruling TMC

01 Jul 2018

West Bengal: Congress divided over alliance with ruling TMC

Fissures seem to have appeared in Congress's West Bengal unit over the issue of forging an alliance with the ruling Trinamool Congress for the crucial 2019 polls, with a section of leaders keen on the tie-up and the state leadership rejecting the idea.

47 new colleges in West Bengal since 2011: Partha Chatterjee

24 Jun 2018

47 new colleges in West Bengal since 2011: Partha Chatterjee

Forty-seven new colleges have come up in West Bengal during the Trinamool Congress rule, West Bengal Education minister Partha Chatterjee has said.

Kolkata: College students expelled, staffer sacked over campus 'stripping', 'filming'

12 Jun 2018

Kolkata: College students expelled, staffer sacked over campus 'stripping', 'filming'

On the basis of a report submitted by a seven-member committee, Kolkata's reputed St. Paul's Cathedral College authorities expelled two second-year students and sacked a non-teaching staff member in connection with an alleged stripping incident on campus.

Ahead of 2019, Mamata Banerjee's TMC undergoes heavy restructuring

07 Jun 2018

Ahead of 2019, Mamata Banerjee's TMC undergoes heavy restructuring

WB CM and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee is gearing up full-time for the 2019 battle.

Introduce English-course for students to bag a job: Partha Chatterjee

28 May 2018

Introduce English-course for students to bag a job: Partha Chatterjee

To ensure students bag a job along with a degree, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee stressed the importance of revising curricula in higher educational institutes at par with industry needs.

Homosexuality is not shameful. Using it to discriminate is

20 Mar 2018

Homosexuality is not shameful. Using it to discriminate is

On March 8, twelve 13-year-old girl students of Kolkata's Bengali-medium Kamala Girls School were made to confess in writing by their headmistress that they were lesbians who practised "uncivilized" activities in school.

WB govt to include Vivekananda's speech in Class 9-12 syllabus

09 Mar 2018

WB govt to include Vivekananda's speech in Class 9-12 syllabus

The West Bengal government recently decided to include Swami Vivekananda's famous speech in the Parliament of World's Religion in Chicago in Class 9 to 12 syllabus from 2019, state education minister Partha Chatterjee said.

TMC: Show-cause notice to party MP for controversial Facebook post

23 Feb 2018

TMC: Show-cause notice to party MP for controversial Facebook post

The TMC today issued a show-cause notice to party MP Anupam Hazra for his controversial Facebook post comparing Mahatma Gandhi with Subhash Chandra Bose.

Calcutta University rocked by protests after 50% students fail

01 Feb 2018

Calcutta University rocked by protests after 50% students fail

Calcutta University has been rocked by students' protest after a sharp dip in pass percentage in the Part I exam.

Raya Sarkar and vigilante justice on social media

08 Nov 2017

Raya Sarkar and vigilante justice on social media

It all started on October 23 when Raya Sarkar, a 24-year-old California-based law student, put up a post on Facebook accusing two professors of Jadavpur University of sexual harassment.

Former TMC leader Mukul Roy joins BJP

03 Nov 2017

Former TMC leader Mukul Roy joins BJP

Over two months after Mukul Roy was ousted from the Trinamool Congress, the senior leader has now joined the BJP.

West Bengal schools to make Bengali mandatory: Mamata Banerjee

17 May 2017

West Bengal schools to make Bengali mandatory: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a Facebook post stated that Bengali will be made a compulsory language course, as a part of the three language formula being followed in the state's schools.