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Bring on the period talk

A group of young men and women are trying to debunk myths and taboos around menstruation by initiating open discussions in cafes, screening films at homes and talking about phobias and experiences.
Jhinuk Mazumdar Jun 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Plastic curbs for CBSE schools

Bottles, wrappers, bags and other items made of plastic may soon be shunned in schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Jhinuk Mazumdar Jun 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Salute to Everest climbers

Satyabrata Dam may be hailed as the first Bengali to set foot on Mount Everest in 2004 and Basanta Singha Roy and Debashis Biswas the first Bengali civilians to achieve the feat in 2010.
Sudeshna Banerjee Jun 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Solar plan for water body

A mega floating solar power plant may be set up on Bikramgarh Jheel, off Prince Anwar Shah Road, if approved by the state government.
Jayanta Basu Jun 04, 2018 00:00 IST

JU tweaks tech syllabus for nod

Jadavpur University has dropped a subject from the proposed syllabus for the first-year engineering students to resolve a difference among the departments that came in the way of the implementation of the curriculum.
Subhankar Chowdhury Jun 04, 2018 00:00 IST

JU panel on admission deadlock meets today

A committee that has been set up to resolve the admission stalemate in the postgraduate course in journalism and mass communication will meet on Monday to discuss ways to arrive at a solution.
Subhankar Chowdhury Jun 04, 2018 00:00 IST

College entry list

Calcutta University has posted on its website a list mentioning the number of students each college can admit in each department in the 2018-19 academic year.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Birds rescued from illegal sale

Sixty-five parakeets and three hill mynas were seized from an autorickshaw on its way to Galiff Street, where the birds would have been sold, on Sunday.
Subhajoy Roy Jun 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Wife murdered over suspicion

A man allegedly killed his wife on Saturday evening over a suspicion that she had an affair.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Recipe for accidents

A 30-minute drive on National Highway 6, which covered the stretch where a Ferrari California T crashed on Sunday morning, revealed the challenges of negotiating the corridor. Metro lists the problems
Rith Basu Jun 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Revenue hope in Dhapa overhaul

The 100ft-high mound of garbage at Dhapa is undergoing a Rs 48-crore makeover, following which the Calcutta Municipal Corporation plans to turn it into a revenue-generating facility.
Subhajoy Roy Jun 03, 2018 00:00 IST

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