August 09, 2020 19:30 (IST)
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Cattle smuggle on rise along Indo-Bangladesh border, three smugglers held with 44 cattle heads | Govt transferred Rs. 17,100 crores directly to 8.5 crore farmers' bank accounts: PM Modi | India records biggest single-day spike of 64,399 new COVID-19 cases | Massive fire breaks out at Andhra Pradesh COVID-19 facility, 7 dead, many feared trapped | Covid-19: West Bengal registers 2,949 new cases, toll crosses 2,000-mark

40 million children miss out on early education in critical pre-school year due to COVID-19: UNICEF

Dhaka: At least 40 million children worldwide have missed out on early childhood education in their critical pre-school year as COVID-19 shuttered childcare and early education facilities, according to a new research brief published today by UNICEF.

Amala Shankar: Living life to the lees

She was 94 when I last met her in her apartment in Ballygunge. Though a bit frail , she had been suffering from fever a few days ago Amala Shankar told me, she was as gracious as ever and was ready for a chat. What was striking was how simple she was, with no air despite being so famous in her heyday as a danseuse and choreographer and carried on her legacy till late into life.

Mahindra University outlines a new paradigm for higher education in India

New Delhi: The Mahindra Group on Friday launched Mahindra University (MU), which is focussed on offering a world-class, futuristic education in India. Its mission is to develop multi-skilled leaders, capable of reflection as well as innovation, and ones who are ethical and empathetic.

Stress is a wasted emotion, unforgiveness destroys health: Lifestyle coach-author Luke Coutinho

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, people across the world are stressed and anxious about their future. But lifestyle coach-author Luke Coutinho has some unique way to get rid of the emotion which he calls a "wasted" one. As a guest at Kitaab, an initiative of Prabha Khaitan Foundation in association with Ehsaas Women, Luke launched his book 'The Magic Immunity Pill : Lifestyle'- which is co-authored by Indian actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra- and spoke about stress, health and wellness. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpt of the interaction

Kolkata-based poet Sonnet Mondal echoes global voices with 'Verses in Times of Corona'

Kolkata: As we edge towards the fifth month of lockdown with the pandemic, our lives have been flung in a constant mood of work and lockdown with industries opening and being  subjected to periodic closures with health  and safety concerns.

Lakshyam operates dedicated helpline for victims of domestic violence

New Delhi/IBNS: Lakshyam, a non-government organization (NGO) working for destitute and suppressed communities, set up a helpline number after the countrywide pandemic-related lockdown was implemented, so that victims of domestic violence could seek immediate help at times of distress.

The Loneliness of Hira Barua: Tales of human suffering and resilience from Assam

Stories of people caught in socio-political conflicts on the background of the turbulent years in the Brahmaputra Valley are at the heart of the newly published book The Loneliness of Hira Barua by Pan Macmillan.

Zobet, Kolkata’s newest gastropub, offers dine in and cloud kitchen services

Kolkata/IBNS: Tucked into the fourth floor of the Fort Knox building on Kolkata’s popular Camac Street is Zobet, one of the newest gastropubs in the city.

Hafeez Contractor to draw up master plan for the makeover of IIM-C campus in Joka

Kolkata/IBNS: Did you know that India’s first management institute is ready to give itself a nature-friendly makeover ahead of its Diamond Jubilee celebrations and has roped in Padma Bhushan architect Hafeez Contractor for the job?

We are determined to overcome the pandemic challenges: Vibrant Brampton architect Ricky Bajaj

This year’s annual event of Vibrant Brampton heritage festival from July 21 to Sep 3, to be presented by Arts & Culture Initiative of South Asia (ACISA), would present performances of more than 100 artists in a digital format, owing to the current COVID-19 pandemic. In an email interview to Asha Bajaj of Canadian-Media, ACISA co-founder and president  Ricky Bajaj talks about the mission, vision, challenges during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Excerpts:

Tips for Painting the Interiors of Your Home

Paint is one of the first things which people notice when they look at a building. As much as the external appearance of a building is important, the interiors of a building are equally important. When you incorporate the tips suggested to paint the interiors of your home, then it will turn out to look very gorgeous.

COVID-19: UPSC gears up to conduct personaltiy tests for Civil Services Examination 2019

New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission was in the midst of conducting the Personality Tests (PTs)/Interviews for 2,304 candidates for the Civil Services Examination, 2019 (CSE-2019) when the Government of India decided to impose a lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Important Things to Keep in Mind before Mounting a TV on the Wall

The best way to set your TV up is to mount it on the wall. Getting a TV installed on the wall is the safest option to keep it out of reach of children and pets. Specifically, it helps you save a lot of space and provides you a comfortable viewing. But definitely, by now you might be wondering; what is the best way to mount the TV on the wall and at what height should I mount my TV? 

Rajasthan MP Princess Diya Kumari appreciates student empowerment and skilling programmes by BSDU

Jaipur/IBNS: Member of Parliament, Princess Diya Kumari appreciated the efforts of the Bhartiya Skill Development University (BDSU) towards empowering students, during her visit to the institute’s campus.

Ohho Express launches online delivery service in Kolkata

Kolkata/UNI: Ohho Express launched their first online delivery with a range of products across Kolkata.