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Bill introduced in Lok Sabha to grant six pharmaceutical institutes a national importance tag

The Bill provides for granting the status of national importance to the six institutes in Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Hajipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Raebareli

Published on 15th March 2021
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Women's Day: How this 28-year-old med student overcame her fears to fight the Coronavirus

We spoke to a med student from Kolkata who was serving on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what she had to say

Published on 6th March 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: 11 years ago today, corporal punishment allegedly pushed a student to suicide. But did it change anything?

In today's #TBT, we bring up the case of Rouvanjit Rawla, a student from Kolkata who died by suicide after being caned by his principal. Indeed, corporal punishment is a reality of our country...

Published on 12th February 2021
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Now, children in Kolkata can read books while cruising through the Hooghly river

Kolkata gets its first children's boat library called Young Readers Boat Library, with over 500 books in English and Bengali

Published on 27th January 2021
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This Kolkata filmmaker will be featured at the Berlin International Film Festival. Here's why you should check out his work

Every year, around 200 filmmakers from 65 countries are featured at the Berlin International Film Festival. This year, Kolkata's Tathagata Ghosh is one of them

Published on 26th January 2021
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18 book covers in Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize longlist

The Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize has announced its longlist for the sixth edition at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2021

Published on 24th January 2021
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Karnataka-based NGO GiftAbled helps diffabled people in rural areas hone skills, earn livelihood

Prarthana Kaul, Founder of GiftAbled speaks about the work her team is doing to help people with disabilities earn a decent livelihood in rural parts of Karnataka, Pune and Kolkata 
 

Published on 18th January 2021
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Intellectuals protest in support of Amartya Sen after Visva Bharati University named him an illegal occupant on campus

The protest programme convened by theatre personality and West Bengal Minister for Science and Technology Bratya Basu, was held in front of the premises of Kolkata's Academy of Fine Arts

Published on 27th December 2020
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Bharat Bandh: Students come out on the streets, storm social media to support farmers' strike across India

While Delhi and surrounding areas, the epicentre of the protest saw road blockades and toll plazas, Kolkata saw students join protests and demonstration on its almost deserted roads

Published on 8th December 2020
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Survey shows 66 per cent single women do not make their own financial decisions

The findings are from the LXME Survey 2020, which interviewed 1,250 women aged between 25-54, across cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mangalore, Pune, Jaipur, Kolkata, Indore

Published on 8th December 2020
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Class XII student dies by suicide in Kolkata, police continue to investigate

Officials of the detective department of Kolkata Police visited the complex to investigate if there was any foul play behind the incident

Published on 30th November 2020
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Meet the Potterhead law professor from Kolkata who designed a Harry Potter curriculum

We spoke to Shouvik Kumar Guha, a Law professor from Kolkata who designed a curriculum on Harry Potter

Published on 17th November 2020
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Young readers' tramcar library to start rolling on Children's Day in Kolkata

The tram would run on Shyambazar-Esplanade and Esplanade-Gariahat routes spanning north and south Kolkata and children up to 18 years would get a free ride on it,

Published on 13th November 2020
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IISc prof Biman Bagchi receives Joel Henry Hildebrand Award, 2021 for Chemistry

A chemistry graduate from Kolkata's Presidency College in 1974, Bagchi obtained master's degree in chemistry from Calcutta University in 1976 and went to the US where he did PhD from Brown University

Published on 18th August 2020
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Solar trees to light up pavement, park at township near Kolkata

A top official of the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) said five solar trees will be installed on the sidewalks next to 'NT Mela Ground' and 'Swapno Bhor' Park

Published on 6th July 2020

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