India  /  Published 03.12.20

‘Impure’ honey with a China hand

The Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment on Wednesday said its tests had found 77 per cent of honey samples sourced from big and small branded companies in India “adulterated with addi...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.12.20

Central funds for IIEST hostel

The Union education ministry has sanctioned Rs 129 crore for the IIEST to build a 10-storey hostel, addressing a long-standing grievance of the Shibpur tech school that has been missing out on many br...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Howrah

Calcutta  /  Published 25.11.20

IIEST gets Rs 1 crore from octogenarians

Two octogenarians did not think about their health and stepped out of their homes amidst the pandemic to reach IIEST Shibpur on Tuesday evening and hand over cheques of Rs 50 lakh each to the institut...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Howrah

Calcutta  /  Published 24.11.20

IIEST head appeals to Centre for hostel funds

The IIEST director has appealed to the Union education ministry for immediate sanction of funds for building hostels on the Shibpur campus, where the authorities struggle to accommodate students. Par...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Howrah

Calcutta  /  Published 21.11.20

Call for fresh IISER probe

A couple of former and present students at IISER Kolkata have termed the investigation that led to the suspension of two research scholars “kangaroo court-like proceedings”. The scholars ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


Books  /  Published 20.11.20

The politics of science and science fiction

What follows is a long-winded socio-cultural explication of “Nehruvian science” — the framework gradually expands to include Syed Ahmed Khan, Bankim Chatterjee, Rajendralal Mitra, Ma...
By Deeptanil Ray

Calcutta  /  Published 19.11.20

Rs 50 lakh donation, a first for IIEST

A young man who could not study engineering because of financial constraints wanted to do something so that an engineering student did not have to quit studies for want of money. On his death, he lef...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Howrah

Calcutta  /  Published 18.11.20

Stick for ‘Covid posers’ in IISER

Two research scholars at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata have been suspended allegedly because they raised questions about the institute’s handling of Covi...
By Subhankar Chowdhury, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.11.20

Bihar boy dies of suicide

A final-year student of computer science at a private engineering college in south Calcutta was found hanging in his rented apartment at Garfa on Monday afternoon, police said. Utkarsh Raj, 23, from ...
By Our Bureau in Garfa

India  /  Published 10.11.20

Covid vaccine bid at room temperature

Indian scientists have developed a candidate vaccine against the coronavirus disease that remains active after long-term storage at room temperature, raising hopes for novel vaccines that would not ne...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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