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Covid-19 Restrictions Can't Be Imposed Everywhere Because It Will Hurt Economy: Mamata Banerjee

Dec 30, 2021 PTI

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that Covid-19 cases were rising in Kolkata as it's a transit point for travellers. She also said pandemic restrictions can't be imposed everywhere as they would hurt the economy.

NEWSFLASH: Bengal CM Hints At Closing Schools And Colleges In View Of Covid Threat

Dec 29, 2021 PTI

CM Mamata Banerjee asked officials to take a stock of the prevailing Covid-19 situation.

UNESCO Adds West Bengal's Durga Puja To 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' List

Durga Puja was particularly praised for its all-inclusive approach cutting across barriers of religion, gender and economic strata.

How I Wrote About Questionable (Fake?) Art Without Being Dragged To Court

Nov 27, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

It is precisely because of an experience that I had in 2011 while chasing the truth around another alleged piece of fake art that I learned a crucial lesson. Thereafter, I changed my strategy.

Remembering Sukumar Ray: The Children’s Favourite Whom Grown-Ups Discover Differently

The nonsensical world of Ray looks closer to an Orwelian or Kafkaesque one as one reads him as a grown-up

05 November, 2021

Obituary | On Subrata Mukherjee, Mamata’s Political Guru-Turned-Follower

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

A 10-time MLA, Mukherjee was the only one who served in the pre-Left Front era Congress government of 1972-77 and again in post-Left Front era TMC government since 2011

23 October, 2021

Bangladesh To See ‘Dark Kali Puja’ As Hindus All Set To Protest Communal Violence

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

This year, the country’s flagship puja organising forum has decided to not observe 'deepavali' (festival of lights) during Kali Puja.

10 October, 2021

Eight Judges Elevated As Chief Justices Of High Courts, Five CJs Transferred

Outlook Web Bureau

The list of judges elevated as chief justices includes acting chief justice of the Calcutta High Court Justice Rajesh Bindal. The list of transferred chief justices includes Justice A A Kureshi.

29 September, 2021

Bidding To Become ‘The Real Congress’ TMC Escalate Drive To Weaken Congress Nationally

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Along with former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro, Goa Congress general secretaries Yatish Naik and Vijay Poi and Goa Congress secretaries Mario Pinto De Santana and Anand Naik also joined the TMC.

24 September, 2021

With Eyes On Upcoming Assembly Elections; TMC Aims To Set Foothold In Goa

Outlook Correspondent

The TMC insiders said the party is likely to launch itself in October in Goa, with its supremo Mamata Banerjee and the party’s national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee also to visit the coastal state in the coming months.

15 July, 2021

NHRC Slams Mamata Govt Over Bengal Post-Poll Violence, Recommends CBI Probe

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

“Thousands… subjected to murder, rape, displacement and intimidation,” NHRC wrote in its report to Calcutta high court on post-poll violence in West Bengal.


18 June, 2021

Mamata's Case Challenging Nandigram Result Listed For Mention At Calcutta HC Today

Outlook Correspondent

It is scheduled to be heard by the single bench of justice Kausik Chanda at 11 am

24 May, 2021

Narada Sting: CBI Moves SC Challenging 'House Arrest' Of TMC Leaders

Outlook Web Bureau

The Calcutta High Court had on May 21 ordered shifting of two West Bengal ministers, an MLA and a former Kolkata mayor to house arrest from jail.

01 January, 2021

‘Was Not In India,’ Amartya Sen Debunks Visva Bharati VC’s claim Over Shops Row

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Amartya Sen claims that he was abroad when VC received call asking him not to remove shops in Santiniketan.

14 November, 2020

Ahead Of 2021 Elections, BJP's IT Cell Chief Amit Malviya Gets A Bengal Duty

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Move a week after Amit Shah paid a two-day visit to the state.

26 November, 2019

Why Is There No Saint From North India?

R.V. Smith

Despite the importance of Delhi and Agra in the field of missionary work, none of the illustrious priests has been elevated to the rank of Cardinal

13 June, 2019

Bengal On Tenterhooks: Doctors' Protest Enters 3rd Day, Guv Calls Meeting To Discuss Law & Order

Probir Pramanik

The assault left an intern severely injured, resulting in a strike that has spread to almost all state-run medical colleges and hospitals.


12 June, 2019

Junior Doctors' Protest In Calcutta Leads To Virtual Shutdown Of Healthcare Services In Bengal

Probir Pramanik

Even as political parties are busy extracting political mileage out of the virtual shutdown, thousands of patients and their family members who have travelled from remote parts of rural Bengal, are facing a harrowing time.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz