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Santa comes to town

Santa comes to town

first_imgWinters have set in Delhi and celebrations have begun. It is time to feel the warmth of love and celebration in the air. In a bid to boost tourism in the city, Delhi Tourism will be organizing Winter Carnival and mark the celebration on the season. The festival will be from December 20 to 31 at Dilli Haat INA. The occasion of Christmas spreads joy and laughter and this celebration would heartily bid farewell to 2014 and welcome the new year in great enthusiasm. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’An exhibition of ACASH under the Ministry of Textiles-Development Commissioner for Handlooms, which had started on December 16 will be continuing till December 31 at the same venue and it is be an additional attraction for masses.  This taana-baana exhibition by ACASH includes  sareers and suits of exclusive variety. The exhibition would include attire from places like Kantha, Patola, Chanderi, Banaras, North East, Kangivaram and Gujarat. Shawls from J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat would be a fashionable attraction for visitors.A unique Christmas bazaar would be the main attraction and Santa Claus would be moving around the venue distributing candies to charm the little ones. Delhi Bible Fellowship would conduct singing of carols, while people dressed as clowns would be entertaining the visitors.last_img read more

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CID nabs drug peddler with 500 gm heroin at Raghunathganj

CID nabs drug peddler with 500 gm heroin at Raghunathganj

first_imgKolkata: CID officers nabbed a drug peddler, identified as Mohammad Nurshed Ali alias Bishu, with 500grams of heroin on Wednesday at Raghunathganj. According to the investigators, he was being used as a carrier. However, the main culprit behind the operation is yet to be located. Sources informed that the CID officials in North Bengal had been receiving inputs regarding drug peddling since the last few days. Upon probing the matter, investigators came to know that someone was trying to smuggle heroin through Raghunathganj. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeOn Wednesday, investigators received a tip about Ali. Without wasting any time, CID officials raided Saidapur Bazar at Raghunathganj in the morning and apprehended Ali red-handed. A packet full of heroin weighing about 500 grams was recovered from him. Ali was brought to the Raghunathganj police station immediately. Later, a specific case was initiated against Ali at the police station under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.last_img read more

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Amid festive rush nonagenarian Durga shows a picture of abject neglect

Amid festive rush nonagenarian Durga shows a picture of abject neglect

first_imgKolkata: While the people of Bengal are preparing to worship Maa Durga, a 90-year-old mother has been left alone by her children in Burdwan. According to locals, Durgarani Nag, a resident of Galsi in Burdwan, had been living without sufficient food and proper garments for almost a year.Durgarani’s neighbours alleged that her younger son Asutosh had left the house beside Galsi station without paying the electricity bill for quite a long period. He bought a new house near Galsi Market. Since then, he has not tried to know how she was spending her days. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSources informed that Durgarani’s husband Sudhir Kumar Nag passed away a few years ago. Their elder son Jivan Kumar stays out of Bengal for his profession. Her second son Bipadtaran works at a shop. As his earning is not enough, he is not capable of taking Durgarani’s responsibilities. Her next son Asutosh, who promised to look after her but does not, is a headmaster of a school in Galsi and her daughter Dipali is an Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) staff. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBipadtaran alleged that his younger brother promised to take care of Durgarani and managed to transfer the properties in his name. However, he left home without even paying the pending electricity bill of Rs 16,000. As a result, the electricity department cut the connection. On noticing mother’s condition, Bipadtaran informed the local Kurkuba Panchayat about the problem. Upon getting the information when Uppradhan Sona Bagdi and Panchayat Samiti member Shaikh Sabiruddin went to meet Durga, her daughter prevented them from entering the house. Facing obstruction both Bagdi and Sabiruddin had to go back. Later it was decided that the District Magistrate and local police will be informed. In the meantime, Bipadtaran was asked to look after his mother as the Panchayat will help him to do so. Locals alleged that a huge portion of land, which was once owned by Durgarani, is now in the grip of Asutosh. Despite knowing his mother’s plight, Asutosh did not even bother to turn up and do something for her. “We are going to worship Durga in a few days. It is very unfortunate that here a Durga is facing such a pathetic life,” said a neighbour of Durgarani.last_img read more

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IIT KGP hosts IndoGerman workshop on intelligent mobility

IIT KGP hosts IndoGerman workshop on intelligent mobility

first_imgKolkata: In an effort to give direction to the emerging intelligent transport mobility scene in India, IIT Kharagpur and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) from Germany have organised a two-day workshop at IIT KGP. The workshop which began Monday, is being held in the background of the newly-established Indo-German Collaborative Research Center on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and supported by the Indo-German Science and Technology Center (IGSTC) besides the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), an IIT KGP statement said Tuesday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Various transportation experts from Indian and German academia and industry such as TUM, IIT KGP, TU Berlin, TU Chemnitz, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Patna, ISI Kolkata, TH Ingolstadt, Siemens, Bosch, Infineon, Intel, TCS, Ola Cabs, — policy makers and law enforcement agencies are participating in the workshop. The discussion on the emerging intelligent mobility landscape in India included interaction among the participants on intelligent solutions for transportation integration, technologies for electric vehicles and batteries and systems and software challenges in next generation vehicular technologies. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed “Future transportation solutions in India must be developed with a holistic view of the wide milieu of options available in Indian cities and integrated end-to-end solutions will make public transport in India more reliable and comfortable and reduce the dependence on private vehicles Prof. Samarjit Chakraborty of TU Munich was quoted as saying in the statement. The collaborative research Center of IIT KGP and TUM is located within the IIT KGP campus. The IIT KGP statement pointed out that mobility landscape in India is undergoing a rapid transformation with the existing modalities of transportation facing unique challenges and 200 million new electric vehicles expected to hit the roads by 2030. “The focus of innovation today is in intelligent software for safety, driver assistance, comfort and entertainment. Combining the software and AI expertise of India with the manufacturing leadership of Germany can bring about transformational benefits to both countries,” the Dean of Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy, at IIT KGP, Prof Pallab Sengupta was quoted as saying in the statement.last_img read more

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