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By Swati Gilotra and Arnab Mitra

w1Kolkata: Surfing on the tides of criticism from nooks and corners of the society and struggling with the question about the nature of the students’ protest are the bottlenecks which the Presidency University has been grappling with these days. However, the silver lining in the pitch-black clouds is seemingly visible for the group of rejectionists now. On Monday, they organised a cultural convention to invite and also gain the support of erudite panelists such as lawyer Arunavo Ghosh, former Naxal leader Ashim Chatterjee, activist Miratun Nahar and professor Deboprasad Bandhopadhyay. They applauded the students for their weak long mutiny/demonstration in the university.

Lawyer Arunavo Ghosh slams VC’s act and asserted, “The VC is acting as the government’s servant. I hardly remember that in our time any VC acted in this manner. The education system of West Bengal is totally destroyed which is leading to the brain drain”.w3

 

Naxal leader Ashim Chatterjee took the conversation one step further, comparing their student movement of 1960 to the present day scenario. He said, “At our time, we painted the wall, projecting our anger with abusive slogans against the authority concerned. I am in full support with the students and I think they have not committed any mistake on this front.”

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The other panellists Dr Miratun Nahar and Professor Deboprasad Bandopadhyay raised their voice in support of the student movement, but contradictory to it; throughout the one hour convention, they did not waste a single word telling students to go back to the class and not to hamper their career.

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Founded in 2014, Swiggy aims to "change the way India eats" and is currently operational in cities like New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai among a few others

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  • Swiggy is an online food ordering platform
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Online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy on Monday said it would use privately-run ICICI Bank to allow its delivery fleet to make digital payments.

“Through the use of Unified Payment Interface (UPI)-based solution for instant fund transfers and automated cash deposit machines at ICICI Bank branches and ATMs across the country, the delivery fleet will have a hassle-free way of transferring funds,” the company said in a statement. Swiggy operates with a fleet of over 20,000 delivery persons delivering food from over 25,000 restaurants across 12 cities.

These digital payments will prevent leakage in cash payments. Wikimedia Commons

With cash-on-delivery being a widely used method of payment on the platform, the digital payment methods allow the delivery men to quickly transfer the funds to Swiggy, saving their time, according to the statement.

“With the delivery fleet being the backbone of Swiggy, the adoption of the digital payment solutions will support the ease of operations and save their time and thousands of kilometres of travel,” said the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Rahul Bothra in the statement. The digital payment methods will also help in preventing any cash leakages, the company said.

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Founded in 2014, Swiggy aims to “change the way India eats” and is currently operational in cities like New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai among a few others. IANS

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