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Month: June 2013

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  • ALL ADRIFT IN SUBMARINE CITY

    ALL ADRIFT IN SUBMARINE CITY

    statesman news service KOLKATA, 30 JUNE: Normal life in Kolkata and adjoining areas were disrupted as large parts of the city were heavily waterlogged following incessant rainfall. Train services in some parts were also affected in the early hours today as the tracks were filled with water after continuous rainfall since late last night. Mayor …

    June 30, 2013
  • CM ‘annoyed’ at handling of case

    CM ‘annoyed’ at handling of case

    statesman news service KOLKATA, 30 JUNE: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is reportedly annoyed with the way party MP and advocate Kalyan Banerjee handled the rural poll case in the Supreme Court, especially the question of holding the five-phase poll after the Ramzan month sets in. When the matter was being heard in Calcutta High Court, the government&’s objections to holding the poll …

    June 30, 2013
  • Killing of youths  triggers J&K protests

    Killing of youths triggers J&K protests

    press trust of india SRINAGAR, 30 JUNE: Two youths were killed allegedly in army firing in the wee hours today in Bandipora district in the Kashmir Valley, triggering furious protests. Police filed an FIR against unknown army personnel under Section 302 IPC(murder) in connection with the deaths in the back-to-back episodes in Sumbal area. One …

    June 30, 2013
  • Mulayam rules out Third Front

    Mulayam rules out Third Front

    KOLKATA, 30 JUNE: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today ruled out the formation of a Third Front comprising non-Congress and non-BJP parties before the 2014 Lok Sabha poll results, even though he said he was “on excellent terms” with Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee. He was in the city on a private programme and …

    June 30, 2013
  • What’s love? Find out at Presi

    What’s love? Find out at Presi

    The paper will explore the concept of love sociologically; it will draw on Sufi texts, literature, Rabindra Sangeet and Bollywood movies poulomi ghosh KOLKATA, 30 JUNE: Those perplexed about the various dimensions of love — what it is, when and how does one know one is in love, what are the places it can occur …

    June 30, 2013
  • Briefs

    Briefs

    New home secy NEW DELHI, 30 JUNE: Senior IAS officer Anil Goswami today took charge as the new Union Home Secretary. The 58-year-old Mr Goswami, a 1978 batch IAS officer hailing from Jammu, will have a two-year tenure. He took over from incumbent R K Singh, who retired today. Mr Goswami will have a full …

    June 30, 2013
  • Cops sulk over ‘bias’  in salary upgrade

    Cops sulk over ‘bias’ in salary upgrade

    The resentment came out in the open after the commissioner of city police recently announced an upgrade in the pay scale of promotee Deputy Commissioners of police from pre-revised pay scale No. 16 to 17, recommended in ROPA Volume-II, depriving the inspectors, sub-inspectors and sergeants shiba nanda basu KOLKATA, 30 JUNE: A section of officers of Kolkata Police has …

    June 30, 2013
  • Multiple notifications confuse successful NEET candidates

    Multiple notifications confuse successful NEET candidates

    The health department’s decision to issue multiple notifications regarding the counseling has confused us. We don’t understand which notification to follow ~ Deblina Choudhury,  candidate statesman news service KOLKATA, 30 JUNE: Multiple notifications issued by the state health department regarding counselling for candidates who have cleared the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) has resulted in confusion …

    June 30, 2013
  • Youth set on fire by in-laws

    Youth set on fire by in-laws

    KOLKATA, 30 JUNE: Police arrested one person in Nadial on charges of allegedly trying to burn a youth who married his daughter without her family’s consent in February.  Last night, when the victim, Rajibul Islam, who works in a tailoring shop in Metiaburuz, was returning home, his in-laws allegedly poured kerosene on him and tried to burn him …

    June 30, 2013
  • Jyotipriya Mallick lodges  complaint against CPM leaders

    Jyotipriya Mallick lodges complaint against CPM leaders

    statesman news service BARASAT, 30 JUNE: The state minister for food and supplies, Jyotipriya Mallick, lodged a complaint against some former CPI-M leaders alleging that they had planned to get him murdered on 27 June at a CPI-M’s women rally.  Mr Mallick lodged complaints against five CPI-M leaders with Barasat police station. A rally was held in Sason by CPI-M women members. CPI-M leaders …

    June 30, 2013
  • CM’s support  for Patra angers Nasiruddin’s widow

    CM’s support for Patra angers Nasiruddin’s widow

    DHANEKHALI, 30 JUNE: Manuja Bibi, the widow of Sheikh Nasiruddin, a Trinamul activist who died in police custody, today said that she was surprised at the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s supportive remarks for Dhanekhali MLA Ashima Patra in a meeting at Pandua. Manuja had fought against all odds to get the apex court verdict in favour of a CBI investigation into her husband&’s custodial death. Nasiruddin, a devoted …

    June 30, 2013
  • State to experience more rain

    State to experience more rain

    statesman news service KOLKATA, 30 JUNE: Rainfall or thundershowers will continue in the state for the next 24 hours while there will be heavy to very heavy rainfall in the gangetic West Bengal, according to the Alipore Meteorological Department.  According to the Met department officials, a monsoon trough prevails over the Gangetic states and it has become active as …

    June 30, 2013
  • Mamata cancels campaigning  trip to north Bengal

    Mamata cancels campaigning trip to north Bengal

    statesman news service SILIGURI, 30 JUNE: Chief Minister Mamata Benerjee cancelled her trip to north Bengal for election campaigning after the Supreme Court gave its verdict re-scheduling the panchayat elections. Miss Banerjee was scheduled to campaign for the rural polls in Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri on 5 and 6 July respectively when the three-tier panchayat …

    June 30, 2013
  • Odisha’s rich diversity on  show at arts festival in Cuttack

    Odisha’s rich diversity on show at arts festival in Cuttack

    The various performances showcased nature’s bounty, everyday joys and sorrows, rites and rituals,  epic tales of love ansd romance, with spontaneous human feelings expressed in simple language through a wide range of artistic expresions nita vidyarthi  Named after the famous  song, Rangabati  rangabati kanakalata ~ which has spread the word about the music and dance of Sambalpur ~ a three-day festival …

    June 30, 2013
  • Museum to honour Tagore’s eldest son

    Museum to honour Tagore’s eldest son

    press trust of india Kolkata, 30 June: Visva-Bharati University has published a book and dedicated a museum to Rathindranath Tagore, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s eldest son, whose work remains overshadowed by that of his illustrious father. Guha Ghar, the studio-apartment where Rathindranath stayed and worked in Santiniketan, has now been thrown open for the first time to visitors in the form of a museum. Guha Ghar was …

    June 30, 2013
  • ‘TMC barring us from collecting U’khand fund’

    ‘TMC barring us from collecting U’khand fund’

    statesman news service DURGAPUR, 30 JUNE: Supporters and members of the CPI-M alleged they were obstructed from conducting their door-to-door collection of funds for the Uttarakhand disaster in different areas of Durgapur town today. A CPI-M member alleged: "A former zonal committee president of the DYFI was attacked and assaulted by armed Trinamul men.” District Trinamul Congress president and Mayor of …

    June 30, 2013
  • Latin no more lingua franca for botanists

    Latin no more lingua franca for botanists

    biswabrata goswami MIDNAPORE, 30 JUNE: Once Latin was the lingua franca of science to name animals and plants with precision. However, now, botanists will no longer be required to provide Latin descriptions of new species. And publication in online academic journals and books will be considered as valid as print publication. The move is a part of …

    June 30, 2013