Shantiniketan

  • Legendary baul singer Gour Khyapa dies in accident January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Legendary baul singer Gaur Khyapa, who taught philosophy at Vassar and Brown universities and sang with the likes of Bob Dylan, Bob Marley and Janis Joplin, passed away in a road accident near Shantiniketan in West Bengal. The baul artiste (65), who had suffered serious injuries in the car...
  • TN student wasn't made to drink urine: Report July 21, 2012

    Perambalur: The allegation made by a class 9 student in Tamil Nadu that he was forced to drink his own urine by three of his teachers was found to be false. The teachers have, however, been suspended but only for whipping the student. Meanwhile, all the three teachers accused of child...
  • After WB, now TN student forced to drink urine July 21, 2012

    New Delhi: In yet another shameful and shocking incident of corporal punishment, a class 9 student was allegedly forced to drink urine and severely beaten up at his hostel by three teachers in Tamil Nadu. The alleged incident took place within the hostel premises, when the boy wanted to take a...
  • Urine shocker: Victim to join new school July 18, 2012

    Kolkata: The 10-year-old girl who was forced lick her own urine by the warden at Visva-Bharati University in Shantiniketan will now be admitted to a new school. The girl's parents have refused Visva-Bharati's plea to send her back despite the university issuing an apology and assuring her parents that the incident...
  • Visva-Bharati apologises, girl refuses to go back July 12, 2012

    Kolkata: Two days after a 10-year-old girl was forced to lick her urine by her warden, the Visva-Bharati University apologised on Thursday and urged the parents to let her return to school. However, the child is too scared to go back to her school and her parents as well are...
  • Urine shocker: Visva-Bharati University apologises July 18, 2012

    Kolkata: The Visva-Bharati University has issued an apology over the shocking urine punishment incident. The University has assured the girl's parents that such an incident won't be repeated. The University in its statement said, "The University unequivocally regrets the traumatic experience of a Patha Bhavana student at the hands of...
  • Drinking urine was punishment, not cure: victim July 12, 2012

    Kolkata: The 10-year-old girl of the Visva-Bharati University who was allegedly forced to drink her own urine, has broken her silence. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the girl said being forced to drink urine was a punishment and not a cure. Explaining what happened with her on July 7, the girl said,...
  • Urine shocker: Parents reject HRD Ministry's report July 12, 2012

    The report which was sent to the PMO had suggested that the girl's mother may have given a go-ahead to the warden to give her a 'shock treatment'. ...
  • Urine shocker: Parents deny approving 'cure' July 12, 2012

    Kolkata: The parents of the 10-year-old girl, who was allegedly forced to drink urine as a punishment for bed wetting by her warden at Visva-Bharati University, have slammed the HRD Ministry's report. The report which was sent to the Prime Minister's Office had suggested that the girl's mother may have...
  • News 360: Girl forced to lick urine, PMO steps in July 9, 2012

    The PMO steps in after a 10-year-old girl is forced to lick urine by her hostel warden in Shantiniketan. ...
  • WB: School girl made to drink urine for bedwetting July 8, 2012

    Kolkata: A four member fact-finding committee has been constituted to look into the allegation that a class five student of Visva-Bharati's Patha Bhavan school was forced to drink her urine as a punishment for bedwetting, a university official said Sunday. "We have received a complaint that a class 5 residential student...
  • Shantiniketan celebrates Tagore's 150th anniversary May 8, 2011

    CNN-IBN's Amrita Panja takes us to the poet's town of Shantiniketan which is celebrating Tagore's 150th birth anniversary. ...
  • CBI closes probe in Nobel medallion theft, Mamata dismayed August 23, 2009

    Santiniketan, West Bengal: The CBI has closed the probe into the sensational theft of Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel medallion and 47 other memorabilia in Santiniketan over five years back, a move that was greeted with dismay on Sunday. The SP, Special Crime Branch of the CBI, Kolkata has informed the Bolpur sub-divisional...
  • CBI may re-open Shantiniketan theft case September 12, 2008

    Kolkata:The CBI is preparing to move a court in West Bengal seeking permission to reopen the case relating to theft of Rabindranth Tagore's Nobel medallion The agency now claims that it has stumbled upon new leads into the theft case and will be moving Bolpur court in West Bengal...
  • Students in Shantiniketan call for class boycott January 6, 2008

    Shantiniketan (West Bengal): Peace is shattered in Shantiniketan after yet another shocking instance of campus violence. In Visva Bharati, a third year undergraduate student of music with Sangeet Bhavan, Saswati Pal, was shot dead by an outsider. Her assailant, Amaresh Kundu, was known to her. She was shot at Ananda Sadan, the...
  • Woman student shot dead in Shantiniketan January 6, 2008

    New Delhi: A young man barged into the women's hostel at Shantiniketan’s Vishwa Bharati University in West Bengal and shot dead a girl student on Sunday afternoon. The girl, who was a third year bachelor of music student of Shantiniketan, hails from Ghatal in West Midnapore district of West Bengal. According...
  • No water, no bhang; this Holi is unique March 4, 2007

    Kolkata: No water, no chemical colours, no bhang and no chaotic celebrations here. At Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata's Shantiniketan Holi is celebrated in Rabindranath Tagore's style. The students dance to Tagore's song and apply traditional gulal on their friends in the true spirit on the festival of colours. But...