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Hands that paint KKR colours

Subarna Halder struggled to draw a straight line in school. On Wednesday, the 21-year-old painted more than 30 faces in KKR colours outside the Eden Gardens.
Debraj Mitra May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Tweak in counting reverses JEE figures

Figures released on Wednesday showed that Bengal board students had trumped their CBSE rivals in the state JEE, a reversal of last year's pattern that can be attributed to a change in the method of calculating the success rates.
Subhankar Chowdhury May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

11-year-old rescues turtle

An 11-year-old boy passionate about wildlife saw a turtle being sold at a market near Howrah's Sankrail, bought it with his father's money and handed it over to the forest department.
Subhajoy Roy May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Hope for trafficked girl's kin arrives by post

A van driver, a headmaster and an NGO in a village in Canning, South 24-Parganas, teamed up with Mumbai police to rescue a Class X student from a brothel in Kamathipura earlier this month.
Chandreyee Ghose May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

JEE to be held on April 21 next year

The state joint entrance board is likely to hold the entrance test for admission to engineering colleges and pharmacy institutes on April 21 next year.
Our Special Correspondent May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Tejashwinis impress cops with mean moves

Several of the 150-odd women who participated in a five-day self-defence camp surprised police officers at a demonstration of their skills on Wednesday, the last day of the workshop.
Our Bureau May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Mullick Bazar fire sparks panic

A fire broke out on the top floor of a four-storey building in Mullick Bazar on Wednesday afternoon, forcing panicked residents to evacuate an adjacent building.
Our Special Correspondent May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

JU shortlisted for Rs 100cr grant

Jadavpur University is the only university in Bengal eligible to receive a Rs 100-crore grant from the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) that the Centre has allocated for varsities with a NAAC score of 3.51 and above.
Mita mukherjee May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Patient off support drugs

Dilchand Singh's new heart, donated by a brain-dead patient of Bangalore, is functioning on its own.
Our Special Correspondent May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Clouds to give way to discomfort

Calcuttans on Wednesday woke up to rumbling thunder and rain in some parts as tall clouds formed over the city.
Our Cpecial Correspondent May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Labourer buried under stadium wall

A 25-year-old man died after a portion of a wall at Salt Lake stadium collapsed on him near gate number 1 on Wednesday afternoon.
A Staff Reporter May 24, 2018 00:00 IST

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