October 24, 2020 15:01 (IST)
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Durga Puja 2020: Special food and staycation offers from ITC Royal Bengal & ITC Sonar

Kolkata/IBNS: ITC Royal Bengal & ITC Sonar has launched what they call Bhadralok-er Bhuribhoj & Staycation (October 22 to 26) for this Durga Puja in keeping with ITC Hotels' ethos of Responsible Luxury, which pays tribute to the heritage and intrinsic flavour of the region.

Durga Puja 2020: Puja Mahabhoj & Maha Utsav 2020 at JW Marriott Kolkata

Kolkata/IBNS: JW Marriott Kolkata has laid out its Durga Puja special spread across three venues – the Grand Ballroom, JW Kitchen and Vintage Asia – to offer a grand spread to its patrons.

Octogenarian journalist Mark Tully laments sensationalism of TV news channels, prefers radio

Kolkata/IBNS: Octogenarian journalist Mark Tully has recently lamented the present day's sensational journalism and falling standards of television news, expressing his eagerness to turn on to radio again.

Mi India launches Trinayan; uses technology to bring Durga Puja live to users

Kolkata: Smartphone manufacturer Mi India on Saturday announced a unique initiative to bring alive the festivities around Durga Puja.

Odisha boy Soyeb Aftab scores record 100 pct in NEET

Jaipur/IBNS: 18-year-old Soyeb Aftab from Odisha not only topped the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) but also scored a perfect 720 out of 720 marks.

Dia Mirza, Sonu Sood to co-host UN's campaign Bharat Ke Mahaveer

New Delhi/IBNS: Indian actors Dia Mirza and Sonu Sood will co-host Bharat Ke Mahaveer, a campaign which will celebrate Indians who have shown extraordinary kindness - extending a helping hand to the vulnerable amid Covid-19 pandemic.

Unique magnetic water treatment tech brings accolades to students of Sona College

Salem: Recognizing the importance of water in agriculture, a group of students has developed farm-friendly system that reduces water usage and minimizes dependency on fertilizer.

Feminism to me means each of us has the freedom of choice: Mallika Sarabhai

Indian classical dancer-actor-activist Mallika Sarabhai, who uses her art forms in bringing social change, was the guest at Ek Mulakat Vishesh organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation in association with Shree Cement. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts of her virtual interaction with Sunita Shekhawat in October

Kolkata cinema halls set to reopen amid Covid-19 threat

Kolkata/IBNS: The cinema halls in Kolkata are all set to reopen after seven months of closure due to Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.

Schools in Punjab to reopen from Monday for classes 9-12

Chandigarh/IBNS: Schools in Punjab outside containment zones will reopen from Monday for classes 9-12, the state government said on Thursday.

Renowned poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri dies

Palakkad/UNI: Jnanpith laureate Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, popularly known as Akkitham, the renowned poet of simplicity in Malayalam literature, passed away due to old age-related ailments at a private hospital in Thrissur on Thursday.

Calcutta HC asks private schools to give concession in schools fees up to 20 per cent

Kolkata/UNI: Calcutta High Court on Tuesday asked private schools across the state to give concession in school fees and not take non-academic fees for the academic year of 2019-2020.

Jammu and Kashmir: Pulwama admin organises training session on JK-IGRAMS

Srinagar: In a significant step towards making the existing grievance redress mechanism more robust and efficient, District Development Commissioner (DDC) Pulwama Monday chaired a training session cum meeting regarding Jammu & Kashmir Integrated Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (JK-IGRAMS).

Jammu and Kashmir: Research methodology workshop concludes at CUK

Srinagar: The two-week workshop on Research Methodology organized by the School of Social Sciences, Central University of Kashmir (CUK), concluded at Green Campus here on Monday.

For authors, pandemic unleashed a plethora of topics & ideas: Author Sabarna Roy

Critically acclaimed and bestselling author of six literary works published between 2010 and 2020, Sabarna Roy, opened up about his new novel 'Etchings of First Quarter of 2020' during an interview. An author of a technical book, which was published in 2019 and has been translated into 8 major European languages, Roy also opened up about the pandemic situation. Excerpts from the interview: