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Vol. 49, No. 50, Jun 18 - 24, 2017
News Wrap - A G D
Naxalbari 50’: ‘India Waits’ - Jan Myrdal
Health for All: Health Care as a Commodity - Jayanta Bhattacharya
Beyond the Military: India’s Cyber Vulnerability - S G Vombatkere
OBOR: Behind the Scene - Aurobindo Ghose

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Whole day program on "Paribesh Charcha-2017" with the main issues of
Jalabhumi (Wetland), Gachh Kata (Tree felling), and Occupational Disease- Silicosis

will be held by Nagarik Mancha in association with some other environment oriented organisations on 24th June 2017( Saturday) ( from 10 am to 7pm) at Sarat Smriti Sadan, (Triangular Park), Rasbehari Avenue, Kolkata. Please join.

সমর সেন স্মারক বক্তৃতা ২০১৭
ভারতীয় সংগ্রহশালা ও অনুষ্টুপ-এর যৌথ নিবেদন
বিষয় – গণতন্ত্রের রহস্য। বক্তা – গায়ত্রী চক্রবর্তী স্পিভাক। সভামুখ্য – সুপ্রিয়া চৌধুরী। বিশিষ্ট অতিথি – শঙ্খ ঘোষ।
২৪শে জুন, ২০১৭, শনিবার, বিকেল ৫টা ৩০মি। স্থান – আশুতোষ শতবার্ষিকী হল, ইন্ডিয়ান মিউজিয়াম। ২৭ জহরলাল নেহেরু রোড, কলকাতা-১৬।

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অভি দত্ত মজুমদার স্মারক বক্তৃতা ২০১৭
বিষয় – অসহিষ্ণুতা এবং বিপন্ন গণতন্ত্র। বক্তা – নন্দিনী সুন্দর এবং শুভজিৎ বাগচি। সঞ্চালক – সুজাত ভদ্র। সভাপতি – রণবীর সমাদ্দার। স্থান – ইউনিভারসিটি ইনস্টিটিউট হল, কলকাতা। ২২শে জুন, ২০১৬, বৃহস্পতিবার বিকেল ৫টা। সবাই আসুন।

সাম্প্রদায়িক সম্প্রীতি উদ্যোগ
আগামী ১৭ই জুন, ২০১৭ শনিবার বিকেল ৩টেয় ভারত সভা হলে সম্প্রীতি সম্মেলনে আমরা সবাই মিলিত হব। আপনিও আসুন।

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Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (26 June 1838–8 April 1894), a Deputy Magistrate of Government of Bengal wrote celebrated novel Anandamath. The composer of the national song, “Bande Matarm” had observed in an essay that "courts were comparable to brothels." Anybody would expose himself to be hauled over the coals for observations as such in contempt of court. Were the British more tolerant? The novelist, decorated with coveted royal titles Rai Bahadur in 1891 and Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire in 1891, retired unmolested with glory. A recent case has obliged us to recall the inherent import of what Bankim Chandra Chatterjee had written over a century ago.
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