Monthly Archives: January 2017

AAP launches Punjab like campaign against BJP and Amit Shah in Gujarat

GANDHINAGAR: Aam Adami Party (AAP) Gujarat launched state-wide two months long Gujarat Azadi Andolan (drive) against Gujarat BJP and BJP’s national president Amit Shah starting from 30th January-Gandhi Nirvan din across the state covering 43,000 polling booths in 182 assembly constituency. AAP‘s around 100 workers were detained by the state Police while they were protesting against Amit Shah in …

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'Dirty dozen' play havoc with Kolkata health

KOLKATA: The practice of sweepers setting to light refuse swept up from streets during winter mornings could be the reason why an increasing number of men are losing their libido or acting weird. A scientist in Kolkata has found endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) that cause sexual problems and supress male characteristics in the city’s air. Calcutta University’s professor …

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IIT experts’ help to make commute pleasant in Sec V

KOLKATA: Commuters within Sector V can soon cycle their way around as the authorities plan to develop a dedicated cycle track along the Salt LakeBypass, which connects the IT hub with EM Bypass. Besides, Sector V may get diet roads, an urban landscape concept in which the width of certain roads are narrowed down to accommodate parallel …

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AC Metro rakes to get 8 extra emergency exits for fast rescue

KOLKATA: Next time the Metrogets stuck inside the tunnel, passengers may not have to make a mad rush to reach the emergency exits at the two extreme ends. The new AC rakes will now have eight more emergency exits in four coaches in the middle, to which people will be guided with …

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Kolkata wants Budget push for ‘on-track’ projects

KOLKATA: If all goes according to plan, the existing Metro Railway network will get extended to Dakshineswar and the airport by June, 2018. That is also the deadline for Phase-I of the East-West Metro corridor and the stretches between Joka and Majerhat and Kavi Subhash and Hemendra Mukherjee. On Wednesday, when Union finance minister Arun Jaitley …

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Techies look at ‘bright side’ of Trump’s ban

KOLKATA: Software exportersat Sector V don’t seem to be rattled by the Donald Trump-era visa curbs. On the contrary, they are apparently counting on a rejuvenated outsourcing and a greater flow of work to India, and Bengal, if a void is created after some immigrants leave the US. “The consequences of Trump’s action against …

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IIT-Kharagpur and State Bank of India develop a customised portal for intellectual property

KOLKATA: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and State Bank of India are collaborating to develop a customized portal for launching ‘Intellectual Property Development as a service’ (IPDaas) for Intellectual Property Rights generation. Mr. Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, Deputy Managing Director and CIO of SBI launched this project today at IIT-Kharagpur. A symbolic submission of a patentable …

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Muller, Sundaram speed to Tour of Goa c’ship

PANAJI: Richard Mueller of Carmona and Sundaram Narayanan of Panjim emerged winners at the Cycling Goa’s Tour of Goa cycle race in the masters and open categories respectively, on Sunday. Sundaram Narayanan won the Open category with a timing of 16 minutes 38 seconds, followed by Knerav Kodolikar of Manovikas …

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International experts get together to solve the problem of solutions

PANJIM: Environmental Geotechnics (EG), is an engineering philosophy which facilitates incorporation of the influence of environmental effects, eitherman-made or natural, on conventional geotechnical engineering practices. One such brain-storming international session was held at Goa, which was sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Governnment of India and was organised …

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