Rs 1 cr elephant tusks, ivory seized, two held

Kolkata, March 12 The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized Rs 1.03 crore elephant tusks, ivory and sculptures made out of ivory, said an official here on Tuesday. A father and his daughter has been arrested for attempting to smuggle them out to Nepal via Siliguri. “Our officers recovered 3 kg elephant tusks worth […]

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Kolkata a great city, hasn’t lost its culture, says its barefoot chronicler

Kolkata, Nov 23 Kolkata still remains a “great city” that hasn’t lost its “heart” or “culture” and among whose people there is “some kind of discipline”, says P. Thankappan Nair, its 86-year-old barefoot chronicler who has left the eastern metropolis after a 63-year-long association with the city. His legacy will be the 62 books he […]

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Indian, Pakistani origin authors make cut for South Asian lit prize

London, Nov 15  Four authors of Indian origin and two of Pakistani, whose novels bring alive a spectrum of themes and emotions relevant in contemporary South Asian life were short-listed on Thursday for the US $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018. They are Jayant Kaikini for “No Presents Please” (Translated by Tejaswini Niranjana, […]

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Anupam Sarkar from Shantipur, West Bengal creates Guinness World Record by making the Longest Staple Pin Chain

Shantipur: 4th November, 2018 – Anupam Sarkar, a resident of Santipur Nadia, registered his name in the Guinness Book of World Records by making 1819 feet 7.32 Inch tall staple chain using 71,500 staple pins.  32 yrs old Anupam, a resident of Gobindapur area of ​​Shantipur in Nadia district, is a professional television anchor and […]

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Unique Mumbai cafe helps staffers overcome disabilities

Mumbai, Oct 28 It was barely three months ago that a US-returned medico started a small cafe in upscale Juhu as a unique venture — employing mostly those who suffer from various developmental disabilities. Now, Cafe Arpan has gained huge popularity — among patrons, many of whom have become regulars, and among the 19 specially-abled […]

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Educate women to educate nation: Naidu

Jalandhar, Oct 22  Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday highlighted the need to educate women to take the country forward. “Educate women and educate the whole nation. Women need regular encouragement,” Naidu said while addressing students and faculty at the 9th convocation of the Lovely Professional University (LPU) near here. “We should always remember […]

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A library run by industrial workers means world of change for children

Ludhiana (Punjab), Oct 21 At first look, it is just another small room with one wall almost crumbling. But this 25-square yard space means the world for children of factory workers and labourers in Punjab’s industrial hub Ludhiana. Without any grant or support from corporates or the government, this education endeavour by workers and daily-wage earners […]

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