June 19, 2021 02:48 (IST)
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Won't write about India due to lack of knowledge or confidence: Jeffrey Archer

English novelist and former British politician, Jeffrey Archer, had his book Turn a Blind Eye launched in India at a virtual event of Kitab organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement. In an exclusive conversation with Vidya Gajapathi Raju, Archer spoke about his new book and more. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh tracks the event

Assam cancels class 10 and 12 examinations

Guwahati/UNI: In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the Assam government on Friday said it has decided to cancel the class 10 and 12 board examinations.

ITC Hotels in Kolkata gear up for Father’s Day celebration; offer home delivery and dine out options

Kolkata/IBNS: ITC Royal Bengal and ITC Sonar, part of ITC Hotels, have come up with a specially curated menu on the occasion of Father’s Day.

Hospitality industry struggles as pandemic pauses business travel 

The hospitality industries in USA and India have experienced declines throughout 2020 while a devastating second wave in India crashed hopes of an early recovery. The industry relies on business travel for a significant portion of their revenue, but the pandemic sent business travellers home to meet online. Morgan Smith, Isabella Ledonne and Maddy Ryley from USA and Vanshika Lohia, Bala Singh and Pratibha Singh from India report on the crisis  

CBSE Class 12 board exams results by July 31; assessment to be based on past three years of performance

New Delhi/IBNS: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has told the Supreme Court the class 12 students will be marked in the final exams according to their performances in class 11 and class 10 result, according to media reports.

A sumptuous spread from Paprika Gourmet for Father's Day

Kolkata/IBNS: Paprika Gourmet, an artisan catering service, is letting you celebrate Father's Day for a period of five days up to June 20, with a special menu, which includes a variety of cuisines served as platters, sharing bowls and desserts.

Exclusive men's fashion wear and accessories from Sasya for Father's Day shopping

Kolkata/IBNS: With Father’s Day just a few days away, planning something grand for your father is the best way to tell him how much you love and care for him.

On Pride Month, Senco Gold and Diamonds signs sprinter Dutee Chand as the new face of the brand

Mumbai: Senco Gold & Diamonds, one of India’s largest jewellery retail chain, has signed the internationally acclaimed Indian sprinter and current national champion in the women's 100m event, Dutee Chand, as the company’s new brand ambassador. With the world celebrating Pride Month the signing is significant for the LGBTQ community as the athelete has come out as a lesbian and spoke about being in a same-sex relationship.

Enjoy Room Service by Polo Floatel bistro menu while you wait for the hotel to start operations

Kolkata/IBNS: Moored on the Hooghly River bank of Kolkata, the floating hotel, or Floatel, has been quite a landmark, since its opening in 2007.

You can order JWMarriott Kolkata’s special Father’s Day spread for home delivery

Kolkata/IBNS: JW Marriott Kolkata has come up with a range of special desserts geared towards Father’s Day (June 20).

Senior Citizens get help against alleged infodemic in India

Mumbai/IBNS: BOOM Live, a fact-checking initiative, announced the launch of senior citizen workshops towards coronavirus awareness and five short informational films to highlight pandemic appropriate behavior.

Married and dating

Shackled to unhappy marriages or insipid sex life, many educated women in India are opting to explore new relationships with help of dating Apps. Ritusmita Biswas reports on the trend of women shedding inhibition and swiping right on Tinder, Bumble et al. 

US embassy to start giving student visa interview slots from today: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: Don Heflin, the Minister Counselor for Consular Affair at US embassy has said that the mission in India is working actively to accommodate as many Indian student visa applicants as possible in July and August, and ensuring their legitimate travels is its top priority, said a media report.

Webinar on ‘Rhodes Scholarship’ held for law students in Kashmir University

Srinagar: The Internship and Placement (IP) Cell, School of Law, Kashmir University, Saturday organised a webinar on the ‘Rhodes Scholarship'.

JW Marriott Kolkata ready to deliver its pan Asian spread to your doorstep; also check out their Jamai Sashti options

Kolkata/IBNS: Vintage Asia from JW Marriott Kolkata is ready to bring their sumptuous spread to your doorstep through their in-house food delivery programme Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels.