Posts by: Chandrani Banerjee

-July 26, 2018

How publishers can ensure quality control of comments, instead of removing comments sections in totality With the emergence of digital news, a new practice came to be — that of the Comments sections under articles. It was a new-age version of the Letters To The Editor, which we had always read in print. The only […]

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-July 26, 2018

The growing dissent against the TMC among West Bengal’s urban voters might give the BJP its chance West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sounded the poll bugle for 2019 on Shaheed Divas on July 21, challenging the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in her firebrand style. But is the pulse of the urban voter swaying towards […]

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-July 12, 2018

Noida CEO Alok Tandon says that the high-powered committee that is looking into aggrieved buyers of builder flats will soon set everything right To deal with the harried buyers of various housing projects that got delayed, the Uttar Pradesh government formed a high- powered committee to look into the issues that are the cause of […]

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-July 12, 2018

Unemployment and a weak administration have driven West Bengal’s youth to regard the violent world of politics as a career option The combination of a weak administration, unemployment, and the urge to make quick money is a deadly concoction. And this is gaining unprecedented popularity in West Bengal, with alarming results. The recent panchayat elections […]

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-June 7, 2018

Whether it is Delhi University or JNU, the unrest widely reported in the media is discouraging students from making Capital campuses their first choice Incident 1: Najeeb Ahmed, a first-year student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, went missing after a brawl with members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) at Mahi-Mandavi Hostel in Delhi on […]

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-May 17, 2018

Some mourned the ‘death of democracy’ while others had some advice for Derek O’Brien Monday’s Panchayat Election violence in West Bengal —which left 15 dead — left its mark on social media, with WhatsApp groups, Facebook users and Twitterati fighting a different kind of battle. Some rued the “death of democracy”, others called out the […]

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-April 26, 2018

Students at three National Law Universities have reported cases of sexual harassment. How the administration deals with these cases will teach them an early lesson about the effectiveness of laws Students of more than three National Law Universities (NLUs) have complained about sexual harassment either by the staff or fellow students in the past 18 […]

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-April 22, 2018

When extraneous issues are raised and misinformation is circulated, injustice is done to the innocent victim of the crime, whose suffering is forgotten There is a disturbing trend in the making that whenever a brutal rape takes place, somehow the caste, creed and profession of the family comes into focus. While the debate is dominated […]

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