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Note to donors: no used clothes, please

Mission Kerala gained momentum in Calcutta on Monday even as organisations engaged in collecting relief materials struggled to convince donors turning up with bundles of used clothes that these would be more a burden than a help.
Subhajoy Roy Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Governor glare on hire & fire

Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has asked the higher education department to "take appropriate action" in the case of a microbiology teacher who was served a termination letter by Kalyani University within two days of his joining the department because his appointment was ostensibly the result of a clerical "mistake".
Subhankar Chowdhiry Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Engineers in employment rut

Four out of every 10 engineers who graduate in India each year don't find jobs because of a yawning gap between what they learn and what industry demands, a serial entrepreneur on Monday told an audience of educators, marketers and administrators.
Debraj Mitra Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Police offer to transport relief by air

City police chief Rajeev Kumar on Monday offered help to transport relief materials to Kerala after several Malayalee organisations said they were facing challenges in despatching items donated by Calcuttans.
Our Bureau Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

3rd round of CU admission

Colleges under state universities can begin the third round of admission to undergraduate courses to fill vacant seats, education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Monday.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

JU probe into marks mismatch

Jadavpur University will start an inquiry to find out what caused "variation between the marks initially awarded to the admission test scripts in history and the marks awarded to the same scripts" after a re-evaluation.
Subhankar Chowdhury Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Work on to ease VIP-Jessore Road traffic load

VIP Road near airport's Gate No. 1 is getting widened to reduce traffic snarls and congestion at its crossing with Jessore Road.
Snehal Sengupta Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Extension job to end by Aug: PWD

Work on a new lane along the existing airport slip road that leads to Jessore Road from VIP Road and widening of Gate No. 2.5 by at least 5m started on Monday.
Snehal Sengupta Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Flavours & cultures waft in words like 'green breeze'

Every Bengali knows that the spring hilsa is intolerant of every spice except turmeric, that the smaller catfish is glorious with slices of the green banana and just a dash of ginger and the yellow cumin, and the pabta fish needs no heady spices if dressed with the coriander leaf - an aromatic product of the soil which smells like a "green breeze" blowing over grassy meadows, as a Verlaine or Jibanananda Das would have said, writes Buddhadeva Bose (1908-1974) in his essay titled Bengali Gastronomy.
Chandrima S. Bhattacharya Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Australian mission warns of visa scam

The Australian high commission on Monday warned against a visa scam after receiving complaints from about 50 people who alleged they had been duped of lakhs of rupees.
A Staff Reporter Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

'Tortured' woman found hanging

A 25-year-old woman who was allegedly often tortured by her husband and in-laws for being a bad cook was found hanging in their house in Sonarpur, on the southern fringe, on Sunday evening.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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