India  /  Published 03.08.20

Right to education? Yes, atop 150-ft tank

However, the tank balcony poses a challenge that the leafy trees don’t: the scorching sun in Sambalpur where, with the monsoon playing hide and seek, temperatures are nudging 40 degrees. &ldquo...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Calcutta  /  Published 27.07.20

JU teachers suggest split in entry criteria

Teachers of Jadavpur University’s science faculty have suggested separate criteria for admission to undergraduate courses for students from the Bengal board and those from the CBSE board and the...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Jadavpur

Health  /  Published 17.03.20

'Social distancing worked for me'

Infections and deaths from the new coronavirus continue to spread worldwide, and the World Health Organization has officially declared the outbreak a pandemic. Many people are starting to talk about s...
By Jen Gunter/The New York Times News Service in

People  /  Published 14.03.20

A man who has everything to hide

There is a misconception that it was the Muslims who dominated the tanning industry, he says. It is difficult to tell his age from either appearance or agility, but from time to time Tapan Nandi scrat...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.03.20

Darjeeling teacher John West dies at 80

John West, 80, who showed that academics of small towns could leave a mark in the country’s education system, breathed his last at his home in Darjeeling early on Wednesday morning.“John suffered ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

North East  /  Published 07.01.20

IITG in list of ‘top 50 young universities’

The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, has featured in the “Top 50 young universities in chemistry” in 2019, according to Nature Index, a science journal. IIT Guwahati is ranked 20th in the...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

Education  /  Published 16.12.19

Shivani Manchanda answers your career queries

I have chosen to study biology and chemistry in Class XII. I am thinking about taking up pharmacy after the Class XII board examinations. What are the career prospects for a graduate in pharmacy (BPh...
By Shivani Manchanda in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.12.19

Nobel ‘dad’ for groom

A 77-year-old Scottish Nobel laureate flew down from Chicago to Calcutta to play the role of the groom’s father for one of his students from Northwestern University on Wednesday.Sir James Fraser Sto...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

World  /  Published 09.10.19

Nobel Prize in Chemistry for development of lithium-ion batteries

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.The Nobel Committee said: “Lithium-ion...
By AP in Stockholm

India  /  Published 15.06.19

The road not given to the graduate in chemistry

Look at the picture of this man, look at it carefully and imagine what or who he could be. Doesn’t strain the imagination, or does it? A farmer. Right, but there might be more. A horticulturist. Rig...
By Sankarshan Thakur in


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