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Seminar On ‘Media And Culture’ At Kalyani Univ

Kalyani, April 26: Bengali department of University of kalyani on Thursday organised an international seminar titled “Bengali Language: Media and Culture”. Eminent author professor Kunal Bose, journalist Suman Chattopadhyay and Programme director of Calcutta Doordarshan Arunabha Roy took part in the seminar. Vice Chancellor of University of Kalyani professor Sankar…


Bangladeshi Boy Rescued In Santipur

Santipur, April 20: Police have rescued a 13 year old Bangladeshi boy from Kalnaghat area of Santipur town late on Thursday night.   Police sources said that the boy who has identified himself as Mohammed Ashiq, son of Mohammed Saiful, a resident of Kamalpur in Dhaka, was handed over to “Child Line”,…


Chandana Yatra Festival Begins At Iskcon In Mayapur

Mayapur, April 18: Braving the heat a large number of devotees of Iskcon have been attending the Samadhi temple regularly to render their devotional services to Lord Jagannath on the occasion of holy “Chandana Yatra” festival that has begun from Wednesday in Mayapur. The occasion also known as the “Boat…


Sunil Pal Took 8 Days To Return To Trinamul

Krishnanagar, April 16: Sunil Pal (alias Kesto), a Nadia Zilla Parishad member elected on Trinamul ticket, who joined BJP on April 8, returned to Trinamul Congress on Monday appearing at the party’s head office in Kolkata. Pal, who was disgruntled with the Trinamul’s Nadia leadership received BJP’s party flag from…


Demand For Rail Link Revived In Karimpur

Karimpur: The bus accident in Daulatabad of Murshidabad that claimed 45 lives on January 29 this year has revived the demand for a railway link between Krishnanagar and Berhampur via Karimpur. To reiterate their demand, youths in Karimpur have launched campaign in social media asking every resident to send a petition to union railways minister…


Cop Fired At Lorry After Failed Extortion Attempt

Debagram, March 20: A sub inspector of Murshidabad police today fired at a lorry laden with sand after its driver refused to pay him Rupees 500 as demanded by him. The officer in a jeep chased the lorry for over 5km when it was trying to flee and fired on…


‘Padman’ Show For Girls For Menstrual Hygiene Awareness

Krishnanagar, Feb. 28: In an attempt to develop concept of menstrual hygiene, a group of 214 young girls and women living East Burdwan’s Purbasthali (East) block were shown Hindi film “Padman” at a Cineplex today in Krishnanagar. The team included School girl, members of self help groups as well as…


First Industry-Academia Meet At IISER-Kolkata

Mohanpur, Feb. 8: With an objective to facilitate a direct interaction between the academic community and the industry, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research-Kolkata (IISER-K) organised ‘Industry-Academia’ meet, a first of its kind held at its campus in Mohanpur. The two day meet concluded on Thursday. Industrial giants like…


ISKCON Begins Recycling Of Garbage, Makes Compost

Mayapur, Jan. 30: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) authorities at its global headquarters in Nadia’s Mayapur have launched a cleanliness drive and urged the devotees to join the initiative considering it as a ‘seva’ to the God for sake of mankind. The authorities have also started making compost…


Gopalkrishna Gandhi Inaugurated 21st Kalyani Banga Sanskriti Utsav

Kalyani, Jan. 12: Former Bengal governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi inaugurating the 21st Bango Sanskriti Utsav in Kalyani on Friday evening. Inaugurating the festival, Gandhi, who recently fought the vice presidential election said: “Today is Swami Vivekananda’s Day. I could not have been more fortunate to be present in the city…