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Documentary Films Shot On Mobile Phone Showcased In Santipur

Santipur: In an attempt to make people aware about local culture and heritage, a mobile documentary film festival cum competition was organised in Nadia’s Santipur on Sunday.  15 short documentary films on local culture and heritage of Bengal each with 10 minutes duration shot exclusive on mobile phones in English…


ISKCON To Launch Kolkata-Mayapur Cruise Service For Gaud Purnima Festival

Mayapur, Feb. 25: To help devotees interested to visit its temples in Mayapur on the occasion of ensuing Gaud Purnima festival set to begin this week, the Iskcon authorities will operate direct cruise services from Kolkata to Mayapur Ghat from February 28. The special cruise, titled as ‘Jaladuta1’ will run…


Vyas Puja Mahotsava Celebrated In Maypur

Mayapur, Feb. 24: A large number of devotees celebrated the 146th holy appearance day of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Swaraswati Thakur Prabhupad with pomp and enthusiasm in Nadia’s Mayapur on Sunday. The day is otherwise celebrated as Sri Vyas Puja Mahotsava. Sri Saraswat Gaudiya Vaishnav Sangha, a body of all the…


Theatre At IISER-K Against Misinterpretation of Science And Superstition

Kalyani, Jan. 16:In an effort to convey a clear message to its students and teachers who often suffer from conflict between science and religious superstitions, the IISER-K on Wednesday evening invited a group of scientists, who formed a theatre group ‘Kalyani Mukhosh’, to stage a play that projects sheer hypocrisy of…


ISKCON Offers Bullock Cart Ride For Visitors

Mayapur, Dec. 30: Iskcon authorities in Mayapur have introduced well decorated bullock carts ride for the visitors inside its temple premise in Mayapur from this week. The carts made of steel structure with rubber wheels, which will be available on rent, are aimed to provide a traditional taste as well as to support the elderly…


Endangered Griffon Vulture Fell Ill

Villagers in Gorbhanga near Karimpur in Nadia found a griffon vulture lying in a waterbody on Monday afternoon. The villagers said that the huge bird was not in a position to fly initially as it was visibly ill. Aslam Khan, a villager said, “The bird was visibly ill and tired….


Jhulan Goswami, Virat Kohli Gets ‘Bhagawad Gita’ From Iskcon

Mayapur, Nov. 27: International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) has launched its annual book distribution programme, titled ‘Book Distribution Marathon’  early this month. The programme is being carried away by all the major centres of the organisation across the world during November and December. Subroto Das, a spokesperson of Iskcon in…


Veteran Communist And Author Narugopal Ghosh Passed Away

Krishnanagar, Oct. 26: Veteran journalist and author Narugopal Ghosh (83) has passed away on Friday afternoon at Saktingar district hospital in Krishnanagar. Born on June 1, 1935, the elderly author and former CPI leader, was suffering from sodium deficiency apart from old age ailments. He was admitted to the hospital…



ISRO’s Space Exhibition Prize For Two Nadia Students

Haringhata, Sept. 30: Two class 11 students of Nagarukhra High School in Nadia’s Haringhata have been adjudged the first in a space model competition organized by the Ahmedabad based Space Application Centre, a major research and development centre of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Ridam Bhowmik and Chayan Debnath,…