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Sekhar Basu, renowned nuclear scientist, passes away of COVID at 68; ex-AEC chairman won Padma Shri in 2014
India

Sekhar Basu, renowned nuclear scientist, passes away of COVID at 68; ex-AEC chairman won Padma Shri in 2014

Basu is revered for his contributions to the country's atomic energy programme. He had also pioneered the highly complex reactor for India's first nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant

Purba Dam, veteran Rabindra Sangeet stalwart, passes away at 85 in Kolkata
Arts & Culture

Purba Dam, veteran Rabindra Sangeet stalwart, passes away at 85 in Kolkata

A true disciple of legendary Rabindra Sangeet singer Suchitra Mitra, Dam regaled listeners with her rendition of songs like 'Modhur tomar sesh je na pai prohor holo sesh/Bhuban jure roilo lege anando abesh'

Tracing a century of HMV, the label which laid the foundation of Indian music industry
Arts & Culture

Tracing a century of HMV, the label which laid the foundation of Indian music industry

His Master’s Voice, a music label with a long and chequered history, is known for laying the foundations of the Indian music industry. This is the story of HMV in India.

Fashion designer Sharbari Dutta, creator of the label Shunyaa, dies of stroke at 63
Lifestyle

Fashion designer Sharbari Dutta, creator of the label Shunyaa, dies of stroke at 63

Dutta's label became popular for her unique blend of ethnicity with modernity in fabric and vibrancy in colour, changing the notion that men don't have much sartorial choices.

Calcutta University to hold open book exam for final year UG and PG students from 1 to 18 Oct
India

Calcutta University to hold open book exam for final year UG and PG students from 1 to 18 Oct

Examinees will have to upload their answers in PDF format and send them via email or WhatsApp to their respective colleges with 24 hours

Anwar Chitrakar, a folk artist from Bengal, captures vignettes of locked down lives through traditional art
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Anwar Chitrakar, a folk artist from Bengal, captures vignettes of locked down lives through traditional art

Anwar Chitrakar talks about his latest online lockdown-inspired exhibition 'Tales of our Times', and his personal journey with the folk art tradition.

Journeying along the Ganga, in photos: The past, present and future of India's holiest river
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Journeying along the Ganga, in photos: The past, present and future of India's holiest river

For more than 1,700 miles, stretching from the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, the Ganga flows across the plains like a timeline of India's past, nourishing an extraordinary wealth of life.

West Bengal extends ban on flights to Kolkata from six cities till 31 August amid rising COVID-19 cases
India

West Bengal extends ban on flights to Kolkata from six cities till 31 August amid rising COVID-19 cases

The temporary restriction on the arrival of flights to Kolkata airport from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad was to expire on 15 August

Reporter has fundamental right to publish news that may not be palatable to administration: Calcutta HC
India

Reporter has fundamental right to publish news that may not be palatable to administration: Calcutta HC

The Calcutta High Court made the observation while allowing an anticipatory bail plea moved by an ETV reporter whose story on bribery among police officials earned him an FIR.

Somen Mitra passes away at 78: West Bengal Congress chief and former Lok Sabha MP suffered cardiac arrest
India

Somen Mitra passes away at 78: West Bengal Congress chief and former Lok Sabha MP suffered cardiac arrest

Mitra was among the most firebrand Congress leaders of the 1960s and 1970s and played a crucial role in the fight against the Naxals in Kolkata

How Amala Shankar witnessed the evolution of modern Indian dance and shaped it with her enthusiasm for life
Arts & Culture

How Amala Shankar witnessed the evolution of modern Indian dance and shaped it with her enthusiasm for life

The dance troupe led by Amala Shankar and her husband Uday Shankar was the central force of the cultural movement that introduced new dimensions in Indian dance and choreography

IIM Calcutta to become India's first 'net zero' campus by achieving high energy efficiency
India

IIM Calcutta to become India's first 'net zero' campus by achieving high energy efficiency

A campus is described as 'net zero' when the building becomes highly energy efficient and is entirely powered by on-site and/or off-site renewal energy sources.

Renowned danseuse Amala Shankar passes away at 101 in Kolkata
Entertainment

Renowned danseuse Amala Shankar passes away at 101 in Kolkata

Amala Shankar's first performance was staged in Belgium in 1931.

As imperial figures across the world are brought to a reckoning, a look at statues and their relevance in colonial India
Arts & Culture

As imperial figures across the world are brought to a reckoning, a look at statues and their relevance in colonial India

It is perhaps the inherent show of power that statues signify which makes them contentious. Statues are commissioned by authorities, erected to celebrate those who enjoyed authority, and more importantly, they are markers in public spaces.

West Bengal sets up first plasma bank; 12 recovered COVID-19 patients make donations
India

West Bengal sets up first plasma bank; 12 recovered COVID-19 patients make donations

Kolkata Medical College and Hospital will be the nodal centre in the state for collection of plasma. Before West Bengal, a plasma bank had been recently set up at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi.

Three BSF personnel injured in attack by Bangladeshi smugglers along West Bengal border
India

Three BSF personnel injured in attack by Bangladeshi smugglers along West Bengal border

The incident occurred near the BSF's Bansghata post in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal during the intervening night of 3 to 4 July.

West Bengal policeman shoots himself dead with service rifle at Writers' Building in Kolkata
India

West Bengal policeman shoots himself dead with service rifle at Writers' Building in Kolkata

A Kolkata Police constable allegedly shot himself dead using his service rifle at the iconic Writers' Building in Kolkata on Friday, West Bengal police officials said.

Commuters in Kolkata, adjoining areas breathe sigh of relief as private buses resume normal services
India

Commuters in Kolkata, adjoining areas breathe sigh of relief as private buses resume normal services

Mamata Banerjee had on Tuesday threatened to take action under the Disaster Management Act if the buses continue to stay off the roads.

As COVID-19 brings uncertainty, stress for teachers, it's time we foster mechanisms that support them
India

As COVID-19 brings uncertainty, stress for teachers, it's time we foster mechanisms that support them

With the changing face of educational systems and processes, it is important to acknowledge the systemic and structural underpinnings of teacher and educator stress that are very unique to this time period.

Over 14% Kolkata residents have COVID-19 antibodies, finds ICMR survey; city far from developing herd immunity, say doctors
India

Over 14% Kolkata residents have COVID-19 antibodies, finds ICMR survey; city far from developing herd immunity, say doctors

According to senior doctors, the survey indicated that the transmission is high in Kolkata, which is far from developing herd immunity or antibodies to combat COVID-19.