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India 'closely monitoring' situation in Afghanistan, calls for 'immediate ceasefire' | Kashmir has seen real democracy, empowerment post scrapping of Article 370: S Jaishankar | West Bengal mulling over reopening of schools, colleges shut due to COVID-19 | Tokyo Olympics: Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins wrestling silver after losing to Russian Zavur Uguev | Tokyo Olympics: India defeat Germany 5-4 to win bronze in men’s hockey

My book on Vivekananda a summary of how he helped me to deal with questions: Journalist-author Anshul Chaturvedi

Journalist-author Anshul Chaturvedi's book on Swami Vivekananda, titled The Vivekananda Handbook for Everyday Living, was officially launched on Jun 28 this year. Days after it was launched, Chaturvedi spoke about the book in a candid conversation at The Write Circle Special, organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings some excerpts 

Looking anew at urban planning

As temperatures rise and global warming is a ‘hot’ topic, literally, cities need to implement adaptive strategies that are responsive to local circumstances to mitigate the climate crisis, writes Steve Fox

HDFC Bank launches 'Covid Crisis Support Scholarship'

Mumbai/UNI: HDFC Bank on Tuesday launched the 'Covid Crisis Support Scholarship' for students who have been impacted by Covid19; the scholarship is part of Parivartan, HDFC Bank’s umbrella for social responsibility.

West Bengal declares Madhyamik results: 79 students secure 1st position, 100% pass percentage recorded

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) on Tuesday morning announced the results of Madhyamik (Class 10 board) examination 2021 with a record 100% pass percentage for the first time ever.

TV Ads So Good We Watched Them Over and Over Again

Advertisements and commercials are everywhere. Billboards on the sides of buildings, posters on bus stops, commercials that interrupt television shows, the banners you see on websites, and the flyers that get shoved through your door are just some of the many examples. 

JW Marriott Kolkata has both dine-in and home-delivery brunch options for Eid al-Adha this year

Kolkata/IBNS: JW Marriott Kolkata has curated special brunch menus, one for dine-in at their JW Kitchen outlet and the other for home delivery, for Eid al-Adha celebrations this year.

Celebrate Eid at home with the ‘Ruhaniyat' edition from ITC Royal Bengal and ITC Sonar

Kolkata/IBNS: Those who want to celebrate the Eid festivities from the safety of their homes, the specially curated Ruhaniyat menu from ITC Hotels is a big help as it curates some of the best dishes from their Gourmet Couch collection and from the Biryani and Pulao collection.

1.86 lakh students attend community classes at 4842 locations in Kashmir

Srinagar: The initiative of holding community classes by the School Education Department has gained momentum as over 1,86,677 students from government and private schools have attended the community classes at 4842 locations across Kashmir.

Kolkata shares some ice cream love with the US

Kolkata/IBNS: We may not have a dedicated ‘ice cream day’ in India like the United States (US) does but we can always draw inspiration from the idea.

Jammu and Kashmir administration improving education infrastructure in Kulgam

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has started upgrading educational infrastructure in the union territory to improve education system in Kulgam.

Elon Musk lauds ISRO's Gaganyaan Engine Test success

Bengaluru/IBNS: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has congratulated ISRO on its successful third long duration "hot-test" of Vikas engine, a critical element of India's ambitious Gaganyaan mission that aims to carry Indians to space and back to Earth.

Kolkata's first 24x7 online grocery store '24 Ghanta' opens in Rajarhat

Kolkata/IBNS: 24 GHANTA – Round the clock,  Kolkata's first 24-hour online grocery shop, opened in Rajarhat offering over 8000 products and boasting of almost 400 brands.

Shiksha.com’s Engineering Admission Outlook Report 2021 reveals preference for MET and KIITEE increased by 15 pc in 2020

New Delhi/IBNS: InfoEdge (India) Ltd.’s Shiksha.com, an online platform for college selection in India, has rolled out its annual Engineering Admission Outlook Report 2021.

NEET Postgraduate to be held on Sept 11

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre has announced the date for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate, or NEET PG 2021.

AICTE increases choice of subjects to pursue Engineering and Technology courses

New Delhi/IBNS: From the academic year 2021, All India Council for Technical Education or AICTE has brought about changes in the approval process that facilitates entry through a wider array of choice of subjects for students to pursue courses in Engineering and Technology.