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Visva-Bharati forms panel

Bolpur: Visva-Bharati has constituted an advisory council for educational innovations under its academic council. The council has 13 members that include the vice-chancellor, pro-vice-chancellor, three teachers nominated by the President of India in his capacity as the visitor, and four teachers nominated by the vice-chancellor. The three nominated by the President...
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OFB gets new chairman

Kolkata: P K Shrivastava has taken over as the new director general of Ordnance Factories and Chairman of the Kolkata headquartered Ordnance Factories Board (OFB). Apart from playing several crucial roles in ordinance factory sector, Shrivastava is also the author of 'Total Equality Management'.
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Air Force job

Kolkata: Indian Air Force has given a call for induction of male and female candidates into its flying and ground duty (technical and non-technical) branches for courses commencing July next year. Candidates can apply only online on IAF website www.careerindianairforce.cdac.in. The last date apply is 15 July.
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HC bars Fair & Lovely TV ad

Kolkata: Calcutta High Court has directed Hindustan Unilever Ltd not to show its TV commercial for Men’s Fair & Lovely cream until 6 July. Kolkata-based Emami Ltd had earlier got an ex-parte ad–interim injunction on the TV commercial alleging that it is a direct disparagement to Emami’s Fair and Handsome...
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LPG cylinder burst kills woman

Kolkata: An elderly woman died and her daughter-in-law suffered critical burns following an LPG cylinder burst at Dum Dum Cantonment area. The accident occurred at Subhash Nagar locality around 9 am on Monday when Chhabi Dey (65) and her daughter-in-law Babita Dey were cooking. The elderly woman died on the...
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Samsung World Cup offer

Kolkata: With the FIFA World Cup Football kicking in, Samsung on Thursday launched “Feel the Game” offer in Kolkata for those looking to upgrade to a large screen and premium TVs. Raju Pullan, senior VP at consumer electronics at Samsung said that under the offer, those buying any of its...
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Air Force Football

Kolkata: The Air Force Football Championship, a major event in the Indian Air Force (IAF) calendar, will be held in Bengal for the first time from 14 June. The tournament will be held at the Air Force Station Barrackpore and eight teams representing seven commands of IAF and the Air...
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Biharis arrested with 250-kg ganja

Siliguri: Police in Siliguri have arrested three persons along with 250-kg ganja that was being smuggled from Assam to Bihar via north Bengal. The trio ~ Ranjan Kumar, Rajesh Rai, and Ranjit Kumar ~ hail from Bihar. Acting on a tip-off, cops from New Jalpaiguri police station today afternoon stopped...
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Arabul denied bail again

Diamond Harbour: Court has once again denied bail to Trinamool strongman Arabul Islam arrested on 11 May over his alleged involvement in the murder of an anti-Trinamool activist at Bhangar in South 24-Parganas. Islam was today produced by police at Baruipur sub-divisional court and his lawyer moved a bail petition....
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CM to felicitate exam toppers

Kolkata: Bengal government will felicitate some 250 toppers of high school leaving, higher secondary, and joint entrance exams at an event at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata on 11 June Monday. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will herself honour the toppers from West Bengal state boards, CBSE, ICSE, and ISC. The...

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