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Rescued from Mumbai brothels, 18 escape from Bengal shelter #Vaw

Nine were caught trying to catch city-bound Gitanjali Express Jayatri Nag [email protected] As many as 18 girls, including two minors, ran away from a shelter home in Kolkata on Friday. These women, rescued from various brothels in KamathipuraareaofMumbai,weresenttoWestBengal for rehabilitation. Being… Continue Reading →

#West Bengal : HC orders CBI probe death of 3 women in gurap shelter home #Vaw #Rape #Murder

Kanchan Chakrabarty : Kolkata, Tue Feb 19 2013, Dissatisfied with the CID investigation into the deaths of two women of a welfare home in Gurap in Hooghly district, the Calcutta High Court today handed over the probe to the CBI. A… Continue Reading →

#RIP -Dipankar Chakraborty (1941-2013)

January 29, 2013, Sanhati Dipankar Chakraborty, leftist author and activist, and editor of the Bengali political magazine ‘Aneek’, passed away at 10.05 PM on 27th January, at his Teghoria residence in Kolkata following a cardiac arrest. He was one of… Continue Reading →

#India-Assault on women with disabilities draws focus #Vaw

By Shounak Ghosal, TNN | Jan 7, 2013, KOLKATA: Close on the heels of the alleged rape bid on a woman with disabilities at Thakurpukur in December last year, 25 organizations representing persons with disabilities have petitioned Justice J S Verma, the chairperson of the commission formed… Continue Reading →

#India-State sponsored competition works -Pharmacies to sell medicines at 60% less #goodnews

11 December 2012 statesman news service SILIGURI, 11 DEC: All medicine-shop owners around North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) have decided to sell generic drugs at 60 per cent less than the maximum retail print price. The shops’ owners… Continue Reading →

#India-Ganga is now a deadly source of cancer,#study

Anirban Ghosh | Oct 17, 2012, 12.52AM IST   KOLKATA: The holy Ganga is a poison river today. It’s so full of killer pollutants that those living along its banks in Uttar Pradesh, Biharand Bengal are more prone to cancer than anywhere else in the country, says a recent… Continue Reading →

Lalgarh will rise again, warns freed rebel leader- West Bengal #Mamata

Caesar Mandal, TNN Aug 8, 2012 After the encounter death of Kishanji, the Maoists have apparently lost their power to challenge the Bengal government. The cadres are demoralized and it is reflected in the series of recent surrenders. At a time… Continue Reading →

This land is my Land- How are demographics changing in Assam and Bengal?

How are demographics changing in Assam and Bengal? And what does this mean for ‘indigenous’ communities? Garga Chatterjee considers the argument for territorial purity, in the Friday Times, Pakistan’s First Independent Weekly Paper This land is my land 2 0 Bodo women cry at a relief… Continue Reading →

Assam riots: Real issue is development

    Ram Puniyani says end of propaganda politics can help people understand actual problems, in Tehelka ALSO READ “For us this is not a communal dispute, but like a family dispute, where two brothers fight with each other”  The curse… Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to Mamata Banerjee from the student she branded a ‘Maoist’

Taniya Bharadwaj, IBNLive Specials New Delhi: On Friday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called Presidency University student Taniya Bhardwaj a CPI(M) cadre and a Maoist for asking a question about the conduct of senior state ministers and officials over crimes against… Continue Reading →

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