North East  /  Published 04.06.19

Peace, harmony, compassion awarded on Id

The Burah Jame Masjid Peace Award, 2019, was presented to 10 persons who have contributed to peace and harmony in Assam and brought positive changes in society, in the run-up to Id.The second edition ...
By Ali Fauz Hassan in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.18

‘Rancho’ in town, bats for natural resources

Hearing a group of students in the arid Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir chant “we grow rice in monsoon rain”, a young man was stunned. What would these children, belonging to a region that gets...
By Urmi Mukherjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.10.18

Students nominated for award

The four Class XII students who had rescued their teacher from being assaulted by some parents at Dhakuria station on Tuesday morning and took blows themselves have been nominated for a bravery award ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 12.02.20

Braveheart with heart of gold

Caroline Malsawmtluangi, an 11-year-old from Aizawl, who got the national bravery award for saving a minor girl from being abducted, shared half of the cash award received with the rescued minor.She w...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

India  /  Published 09.09.19

Ravish Kumar receives 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award

The Indian media is in a state of 'crisis,' which is not accidental or random but systemic and structural, Indian journalist Ravish Kumar said in Manila on Monday as he received the prestigious 2019 R...
By PTI in Manila

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

I took up economics because I had known people who also didn’t have any specific interest, like me, studying the subject

2011 What was the trigger for the book Poor Economics (co-authored with fellow MIT professor Esther Duflo)?Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee: We have been doing this work for 15-odd years…. At some point you...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 12.10.19

Khasi film excels at Busan fest

Meghalaya filmmaker Pradip Kurbah’s Khasi language film, Iewduh, has become the first Indian movie to bag the Kim Ji-seok Award at the 24th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in Korea.“I’m...
By Abdul Gani in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.19

Darjeeling bravery award for saviour Tiger

The St. Bernards, Huskies and Dobermans, which had certificates to prove their great “bloodline”, on Sunday stood aside for Tiger.The four-and-half-old mixed-breed dog was handed a bravery award a...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Sports  /  Published 20.08.19

Paul happy for Gurpreet

Subrata Paul, India’s most-capped goalkeeper, is pleased that Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has bagged the Arjuna Award.At the same time, Paul believes there are other goalkeepers in the country who are “...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 15.07.19

Purabi Bormudoi dies at 69

Eminent Assamese novelist Purabi Bormudoi passed away at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Monday morning because of age-related ailments. She was 69. The author, who had been wheelchair-...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati


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