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West Bengal observing Lakshmi Puja today

Kolkata: Days after West Bengal witnessed Durga Puja celebration despite fear over COVID-19, a spirit of festivity returned to the state on Wednesday as people worshipped Goddess of Wealth and prosperity-Lakshmi.

Studying Abroad: GoToUniversity reflects on post-pandemic concerns and choices

In a candid chat with IBNS Correspondent Nitin Waghela, senior education consultant for GoToUniversity Varun Iyer addressed the concerns of parents and students regarding education abroad, especially in the post-pandemic scenario.

CBSE term 1 board exam for Class 10 and 12 to start from Nov 30

New Delhi/IBNS: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)'s first term of Class 10 and Class 12 board exams will take place in Nov-Dec, 2021.

J&K: Handwara student tops JEE, four others qualify

Srinagar/IBNS: The 17-year-old Owais Ahmad Lone, belonging to the Magam area of Handwara town in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, became the JEE topper in Jammu & Kashmir.

Vaishali Kala Kendra and Trinayan collective celebrate Navratri through 'Ek Prayas'

Kolkata/IBNS: Vaishali Kala Kendra, promoter of Odissi dance/music, and Trinayan collective, a New Jersey and New York-based art and culture organisation, hosted an online event- 'Ek Prayaas' - to celebrate Navratri.

Toronto’s first barir pujo marks their fifth year celebration

Toronto: The Chakrabarti family of Greater Toronto Area (Brampton) started celebrating Durga Puja five years back to revive the lost traditions of the family and since then, earned the title of the first overseas family Durga Puja celebrations in Canada. 

From Jakarta and Mauritius to Toronto, Bengalis celebrate Durga Puja with gaiety

Jakarta/Port Louis/Toronto: Durga Puja is a great occasion for Bengali diaspora across the world to pull up their socks and celebrate the homecoming of the mother goddess by organising pujas and cultural events. IBNS brings you some glimpses from different parts of the world. 

Vijaya Dashami: Bengal bids adieu to Goddess Durga, five-day festival ends

Kolkata:  At the end of the five-day mega festival that witnessed the entire Bengal wallow in a frenetic celebration, despite COVID-19 fears, people bid adieu to Goddess Durga on Friday, the Vijay Dashami day, wishing she returns the next year bringing in happiness.

Mridul Agarwal tops JEE-Advanced; 41k students successful overall

New Delhi/IBNS: Mridul Agarwal is the all-India topper of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Advanced from the IIT Delhi zone this year, scoring 348 out of 360 marks.

Experts share roadmaps for today's PR at XIM University' annual media conclave

Bhubaneswar/IBNS: Human touch, human values, storytelling and use of technology are setting new directions for the PR professional, according to expert speakers at the recently concluded media conclave by IlluminatiX, the Media and PR Cell of XIM University, Bhubaneswar.

CBSE board exams for classes 10 & 12 to be held offline in November

New Delhi/UNI: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Thursday that it will conduct the Board Exams for classes 10 and 12 in two terms, where term one will be held in offline mode starting in the month of November.

Central University of Kashmir holds 26th meeting of executive council

Ganderbal/IBNS: The 26th meeting of the Executive Council of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) was held at Green Campus of the varsity under the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mehrajud Din Mir.

ITC Hotels master chefs in Kolkata hand-craft chocolate Durga

Kolkata: It is not just Kumartuli clay artists' colony in Kolkata where Maa Durga is given its divine powerful shape every year. The mother goddess is welcomed by even the creative master chefs in their own way. 

The Spring Goddess

The autumn festival of Durga puja sometimes seems like a monsoon festival these days. Is global warming induced climate change going to play a spoilsport for this most important festival for Bengalis and many others in the land too, Ranjita Biswas wonders  

Shell launches next phase of DriveSafeIndia program covering one lakh drivers by March 2022

New Delhi/IBNS: Shell’s #DriveSafeIndia Program, launched in February 2019, has screened more than 2.6 lakh drivers and has been able to address vision issues of approx.1.75 lakh by providing them free pairs of spectacles.