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HRD Ministry to await panel report on Visva Bharati VC
HRD Ministry to await panel report on Visva Bharati VC
New Delhi:  With a section of students and faculty of Visva Bharati University threatening to intensify their agitation for the removal of the Vice Chancellor, officials in the HRD Ministry said they would await the report of a fact finding  more
Ghazal enthrals audience at Kolkata Book Fair inauguration

Ghazal enthrals audience at Kolkata Book Fair inauguration

Kolkata: Book lovers at the inaugural ceremony of the 39th Kolkata International Book Fair yesterday witnessed a unique fusion of Welsh folk and Indian ghazal.A team of six singers and musicians led by Mumbai singer Tauseef Akhtar and Welsh singer-songwriter  more
NGT asks West Bengal govt to demolish illegal structures in Sunderbans
NGT asks West Bengal govt to demolish illegal structures in Sunderbans
Kolkata: The National Green Tribunal has directed the West Bengal government to demolish illegal constructions coming up in the Sunderbans, habitat of the Royal Bengal tigers and the world’s largest mangrove forest.  The tribunal’s East Zone bench directed the state  more
Rail fracture on Metro tracks affects office-time passengers
Rail fracture on Metro tracks affects office-time passengers
Kolkata: Office goers had a tough time commuting to their workplace after metro train services were partially halted this morning following a “rail fracture” at Belgachia station.Train services from Girish Park to Dumdum and from Dumdum to Girish Park were  more
Educating little boys can help curb crimes against women: ACWW
Educating little boys can help curb crimes against women: ACWW
Kolkata: Educating little boys and raising their awareness level might help in containing rising incidents of crime against women globally, president of the Associated Country Women of the World, an umbrella organisation of women’s groups, Ruth Shanks said.  “Crimes against  more
Indian kitchen goes global, 'keema', 'papad' now English words
Indian kitchen goes global, 'keema', 'papad' now English words
Kolkata: Reflecting the global popularity of Indian food, a number of Indian words like "keema" and "papad" have been accepted in the Oxford English dictionary for the first time.The ninth edition of the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, released here on  more
Railways mulling train from Kolkata to cover key Buddhist sites
Railways mulling train from Kolkata to cover key Buddhist sites
Kolkata: Railways is planning to introduce a special train from Kolkata to offer tourists a spiritual tour of key Buddhist circuit cities spread across the region where the religion originated thousands of years ago.The train will benefit tourists looking to  more
'Embrace African wildlife conservation laws'
'Embrace African wildlife conservation laws'
Kolkata: Advocating ecotourism as a conservation tool, wildlife conservationist, author and former cricketer Saad Bin Jung says India should "embrace" African laws which could help bridge the gap between locals and forest officials - the main reason for conflicts that  more
Visa on arrival facility commences at Kolkata city airport
Visa on arrival facility commences at Kolkata city airport
Kolkata: The NSC Bose International Airport here has now started the facility for Visa on Arrival for tourists of 43 countries.The facility would be available based on Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), a statement by the airport director said here today.The  more
Manoj Mitra resigns as West Bengal Natya Akademi president
Manoj Mitra resigns as West Bengal Natya Akademi president
Kolkata: Thespian Manoj Mitra on Tuesday resigned as president of the state-run West Bengal Natya Akademi, a body that works for promotion of theatre and drama, saying he did not have freedom to take decisions on his own."Though I was  more
Resigned to protest anarchism, politicisation: Outgoing Jadavpur VC
Resigned to protest anarchism, politicisation: Outgoing Jadavpur VC
Kolkata: Ending four months of a bitter standoff with protesting students, Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti on Tuesday announced his much-anticipated resignation, saying he had to step down in face of "undemocratic" and "unconstitutional" stir initiated by "politically-affiliated" students.However,  more
Indians forgetting ancient psychology: Dalai Lama
Indians forgetting ancient psychology: Dalai Lama
Kolkata: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Tuesday said the ancient Indian psychology is "highly developed" in comparison to modern one, but unfortunately the people of the country are forgetting their ancient school of thought."We need more studies on the  more
West Bengal: Bomb blast near Dumdum railway station, 2 children injured
West Bengal: Bomb blast near Dumdum railway station, 2 children injured
Kolkata: A crude bomb kept in a bag exploded near the Dum Dum cantonment today, leaving two children injured.A bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot as there were two more bombs inside the bag found at the cantonment’s  more
Mamata thanks Facebook friends for one million 'likes'
Mamata thanks Facebook friends for one million 'likes'
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday thanked her Facebook fans as the number of 'likes' on her official page crossed the one million mark."Thank you so much my Facebook friends! On last Sunday, my Facebook Page likes  more
IIT centre on bullet train technology to be ready this year
IIT centre on bullet train technology to be ready this year
Kolkata: A research centre on developing bullet train technology will be ready at IIT-Kharagpur by the end of this year.Funded by the Indian Railway Board, the new building of the Centre for Railway Research (CRR) is being constructed at a  more
Public sector bank unions defer today's proposed strike
Public sector bank unions defer today's proposed strike
Kolkata: Public sector bank employee unions have defered their one-day strike, proposed for January 7, while negotiations will continue on Wednesday with the management representatives on wage hike and other issues.Bank unions have deferred the strike as Indian Banks Association  more
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