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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,…



Computer Instructors Under Centre’s ICT Project In Schools Demand Regularization Of Job

Krishnanagar, Aug. 29: Computer instructors working at state government aided secondary schools in Nadia under the centre’s project “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in schools” submitted deputation before the District Inspector of School (secondary) on Wednesday demanding regularization of their job similar with the status of school teachers and enhancement…


Doctors Remove 35Kg Tumors From Elderly Woman’s Ovary

Kalyani, July 28: A team of doctors at Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial hospital and College of Medicine in Kalyani has removed two ovarian tumors grossly weighing 35.300-kg from the body of an elderly woman on Saturday evening. The recovery was done after a rigorous five hours long surgery. Doctors said, the…


ISKCON Plans Rath Yatra Carnival To Draw More Visitors

Mayapur, July 9: The Iskcon authorities in Mayapur would organise a carnival on the occasion of Rath Yatra festival during July 14 to 22. The carnival will be organised close to the ground of Sri Prabhupad ghat in Mayapur where the Iskcon authority would construct a grand ‘Gundicha’ temple that…