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2 girl students asked to disrobe in Bengal schools

The horror of school girls continue in West Bengal. In two separate incidents, two girls were asked to disrobe by their teachers in their respective schools.

Visvabharati apologises

Five days after a Visvabharati hostel warden shocked the nation by forcing a 10-year-old student to drink her urine, university registrar Manimukut Mitra issued a statement of apology on Thursday.

Teacher accused of removing student's skirt

The teacher of a school has been accused of removing the skirt of a Class 7 girl only because she was not wearing proper school uniform.

The parents of the girl lodged a written complaint at Gaigha

Notice to Profs for ‘anti-govt remarks’ on TV

Controversy has been sparked by the state government’s showcause notice to two professors of government colleges for participating in a panel discussion on a local television channel.

PM worries about ‘rising intolerance’

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday expressed concerns over “growing intolerance” among Indians and said that public debate seemed to have become a “hostage to sensationalism”.

Mahasweta quits as Akademi chief

Upset over the West Bengal government not accepting her recommendation of a writer for the prestigious Vidyasagar award, writer and Bangla Akademi chairperson Mahasweta Devi resigned from her post.

24-hour taxi strike hits kolkata hard

The 24-hour taxi strike on Thursday made life miserable for Kolkatans.

Cracks seen in Kolkata buildings

Kolkata and its neighbouring areas were rocked by mild tremors due to the high-intensity earthquake off the Sumatra coast Wednesday afternoon.

No suicide note on Kolkata boy

The police on Friday said no suicide note has been recovered and there were no apparent injury marks on the body of La Martiniere for Boys student Riju Basak, whose body was found floating in Rabindra Sarobar on Friday.

La Martiniere boy found dead in lake in Kolkata

The body of a Class 11 student of the prestigious Kolkata school La Martiniere for Boys was found floating in Rabindra Sarobar on Friday morning. Riju Basak, 17, had been missing since Wednesday. It was not clear if he had committed suicide or was murdered.

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