The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the West Bengal government to file an affidavit within 10 days stating the reasons why several candidates were unable to file their nominations for the forthcoming panchayat polls despite a clear order from the court in this context.
While we all celebrate the works of Indian scientists like J C Bose, C V Raman, S N Bose, Meghnad Saha and Homi Bhabha, we know very little of others who might not have acquired stellar reputation, but have contributed substantially, against all adversities, to the cause of science. Such scientists worked quietly, in Calcutta, Madras, Bangalore and elsewhere. Their work also deserves to be systematically recorded, assessed and contextualised
This is for the first time that such a venture has been taken by the state government. It may be mentioned that the Kolkata Municipal Corporation ( KMC) has started giving heritage tags to heritage buildings.
Earlier, a documentary titled The Auction House: A Tale of Two Brothers was filmed on this oldest surviving auction house in the city. James May, television presenter, is to film the Russell Exchange for the third season of his series titled Our Man in India.
Clashes and violence over Ram Navami procession at Rishra in Hooghly district of West Bengal on April 2 was instigated by the processionists, the state government has informed the Calcutta High Court.
It has been alleged that the arrested accused had bought petrol on March 21, 2022, which was used for the burning of houses in village Bogtui
Mother Teresa was a living example of the saying that the one who lives for others is the one who is truly alive, and, witnessed by the world.
Teams of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) were also sent to West Bengal last year to review the complaints.
In his autobiography, Gandhiji talked of his visit to Calcutta as it then was in 1896, and the contrasting receptions he got from editors of the different newspapers he met to talk about his work in South Africa. One editor thought he was a wandering Jew while another after keeping him waiting for an hour told him, “You had better go. I am not disposed to listen to you.” Gandhiji writes: “…I met the Anglo-Indian editors also. The Statesman and The Englishman realised the importance of the (South African) question. I gave them long interviews and they published them in full.” We publish these interviews here, among the first of Gandhiji published in India.