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  • newAssam: Tezpur University earns A+ grade from NAAC

    Assam: Tezpur University earns A+ grade from NAAC

    Tezpur University (TU), which has been awarded the coveted A+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), is now in the league of top seven per cent higher educational institutions in the country.
    - 8 hours ago 11 Aug 22, 8:02am -
  • newJhulan celebrations back in Kolkata after Covid break

    Jhulan celebrations back in Kolkata after Covid break

    Jhulanyatra, a five-day festival celebrated with pomp across aristocratic Kolkata households till it began to wane and had virtually disappeared over the last three years of Covid, is on a revival path this year. Several central Kolkata households, including those in the Bowbazar area, have revived the festival with traditional rituals and decorations. The festival started on Monday and will continue till Friday.
    - 9 hours ago 11 Aug 22, 7:30am -
  • newAug 15, 1947: When patriotism ruled Kolkata showhouses

    Aug 15, 1947: When patriotism ruled Kolkata showhouses

    On August 15, 1947, most cinemas and playhouses in Bengal had ushered in Independence Day with the unfurling of the Tricolour. A day earlier, at least 10 showhouses had announced on its cinema advertisements that "scenes of the Independence Day celebrations in Bengal as produced by Radha Films will be shown..."
    - 9 hours ago 11 Aug 22, 7:28am -
  • newLive: CBI arrests TMC leader Anubrata Mondal

    Live: CBI arrests TMC leader Anubrata Mondal


    - 9 hours ago 11 Aug 22, 7:07am -
  • newKolkata: 100 spots on police radar for urgent repairs

    Kolkata: 100 spots on police radar for urgent repairs

    The city traffic police is preparing a list of 100 spots on some of the busiest roads like EM Bypass, CR Avenue, Diamond Harbour Road and Narkeldanga Road to be patchworked before Durga Puja.
    - 11 hours ago 11 Aug 22, 5:17am -
  • newKolkata may get rain till early next wk: Met

    Kolkata may get rain till early next wk: Met

    Kolkata received intermittent drizzles on Wednesday even as the monsoon trough has finally settled across south Bengal and is set to trigger more rain over the next two days. A cyclonic circulation has formed over south Bengal under the impact of the monsoon trough that brought heavy showers across the districts on Wednesday. The rain will continue till early next week. Kolkata received 8mm rain till 5.30 pm on Wednesday.
    - 11 hours ago 11 Aug 22, 5:15am -
  • newAppeal against ban on pets at New Town parks

    Appeal against ban on pets at New Town parks

    Pet owners in New Town have urged the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) to remove boards barring pets from all parks and green spaces in the township.
    - 11 hours ago 11 Aug 22, 5:10am -
  • newCurbs on deep-sea fishing jacks up fish prices in Kol mkts

    Curbs on deep-sea fishing jacks up fish prices in Kol mkts

    The deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has cast its shadow over the city's fish market. With curbs on deep sea and coastal fishing due to the inclement weather, stocks of fish in wholesale markets have dried up, leading to spiralling prices in retail markets. The supply of local fish from tanks and ponds is too less to match the demand.
    - 11 hours ago 11 Aug 22, 5:04am -
  • Assam: SHGs run by women stitch over 33L flags

    Assam: SHGs run by women stitch over 33L flags

    Over 20,000 members of Assam's self-help groups run by women have scripted patriotism in their own way by stitching over 33 lakh national flags, all of which have been completely sold out by Tuesday.
    - 1 day ago 10 Aug 22, 7:19am -
  • Student found hanging in hostel room in Kol

    Student found hanging in hostel room in Kol

    A Class-XII student was found hanging at a Haridevpur hostel on Tuesday. Cops suspect that the victim (20), a student of a missionary school at Bishnupur, might have died by suicide.
    - 1 day ago 10 Aug 22, 7:13am -
  • Kol: Motorists challaned by cops can pay fines on spot now

    Kol: Motorists challaned by cops can pay fines on spot now

    Motorists challaned by sergeants in central Kolkata can henceforth pay the fine on the spot with cash or debit/credit cards. Sergeants of four traffic guards - Howrah Bridge, Headquarter, South and Jorabagan - have been given e-challan machines where cards can be swiped to make the payments.
    - 1 day ago 10 Aug 22, 6:37am -
  • Kol: Cave-in zone residents move to flats from hotels

    Kol: Cave-in zone residents move to flats from hotels

    Contractor ITD ITD-Cem has now started shifting Bowbazar residents displaced in the May 11 subsidence, out of their hotels. Their new addresses will be the various flats rented by ITD until the fate of their damaged homes are decided.
    - 1 day ago 10 Aug 22, 6:28am -
  • Presidency University forms panel to probe off-campus row

    Presidency University forms panel to probe off-campus row

    Presidency University has formed a high-powered committee with seven members to inquire into the incidents that occurred last week. Arun Maiti, the dean of students, is the nodal officer to liaison with the committee
    - 1 day ago 10 Aug 22, 6:22am -
  • Fake call centre busted in West Bengal, 16 held

    Fake call centre busted in West Bengal, 16 held

    The Bidhannagar Electronic Complex and cyber crime police busted an illegal call centre in Sector V on Monday. Sixteen people, including the owner of the call centre, were arrested.
    - 1 day ago 10 Aug 22, 6:11am -
  • WB: 11 of 30 BMC dengue cases from Salt Lake

    WB: 11 of 30 BMC dengue cases from Salt Lake

    Of the 30 dengue cases reported in the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) area so far, 11 are from nine houses in Ward 31, which comprises seven blocks of Salt Lake-AE, BE, BF, CE, CF, DE and DF. After the cases were reported, civic teams sprayed larvicide around the houses and also cleaned up their surroundings
    - 1 day ago 10 Aug 22, 6:02am -
  • Kol: 1st college merit list shows cut-off marks heading north

    Kol: 1st college merit list shows cut-off marks heading north

    Data emerging from one city college where multiple departments have received applications from more than 10 students, who have scores of at least 495 out of 500, each point to the the way this admission season is headed.
    - 1 day ago 10 Aug 22, 5:56am -
  • Kol: 'Denying teacher job over disability regressive'

    Kol: 'Denying teacher job over disability regressive'

    Calcutta High Court has ordered the governing body of a Kolkata college to reconsider its decision refusing appointment to an applicant to a professor's post on the grounds that he was an amputee. The court said the decision was "regressive" and went against principles of "empowering" persons with disabilities.
    - 1 day ago 10 Aug 22, 5:40am -
  • He's home: Achinta's village in Howrah gets a gold glint

    He's home: Achinta's village in Howrah gets a gold glint

    Nine years ago, when their father passed away, a young Achinta dropped out of school and began helping his mother with embroidery work to keep the kitchen fire burning. Elder brother, Alok, gave up his career as a weightlifter and took up odd jobs to sustain their livelihood but what he didn't give up on was the dream of turning his young brother into a champion.
    - 1 day ago 10 Aug 22, 5:30am -
  • Now, kite hits flight near Kolkata airport

    Now, kite hits flight near Kolkata airport

    Kites that have become a nuisance for two-wheeler riders on flyovers are now posing a threat to planes in the sky as well. A kite struck the windshield of a turbo-prop aircraft while it was coming in to land at Kolkata airport on Sunday evening.
    - 2 days ago 9 Aug 22, 8:12am -
  • Kolkata: JEE-Main toppers take aim at top IITs

    Kolkata: JEE-Main toppers take aim at top IITs

    Jahnvi Shaw, a student from South Point High School, scored above 99.9 percentile in JEE (Main) to top among girls in the state whereas Ashutosh Agarwal from Narayana School, Howrah, also scored above 99.9 percentile to top JEE (Main) in Bengal.
    - 2 days ago 9 Aug 22, 8:12am -

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