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Kolkata Celebs comes together to mark the first Savvy Honours in Kolkata

Designer Duo Dev and Nil along with Vaishali Dalmiya hand over certificate to Rittika Kanoria


‘Savvy Honours’ stepped into Kolkata gifting the City of Joy a memorable evening where fashion and felicitation blended together in a unique way.  

Organised by the Pouplar Women’s magazine ‘Savvy’, the event saw the glamorous presence of a number of city celebs including actress Rituparna Sengupta, Koel Mallick, director Srijit Mukherjee, singer Usha Uthup, actress Rachana Banerjee, designer duo Dev and Nil, singer Anik Dhar actor Ferodous Ahmed, actor Arjun Chakrabarty, designer Sarbari Dutta, and others.


Sir Surendranath Banerjea: Making of India’s first ‘national’ leader

This 1869-batch ICS officer could have evolved into a seasoned civil servant. 

Apprenticeship - the most power vehicle for Skill India

Apprenticeship training is one of the most efficient way to develop skilled manpower for industry by using training facilities available in the establishments without putting any extra burden on exchequer to set up training infrastructure.

Liberating a new India through skill development

Over the last 70 years of India’s independence, the definition of freedom has constantly evolved for our country. From making ourselves free from the “British Raj” to a more economic liberated India, we have continuously made a headway in the journey of progress and growth.

Modi Government Committed to Comprehensive Development and Empowerment of Minorities

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi-led NDA Government is committed to the inclusive growth of minorities following the principle of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”, and has continuously increased the Plan Budget of the Ministry of Minority Affairs

Social Security for All

 P. Srinivasa Rao, an agricultural labourer, lived in Ullipalem village of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh. Being a poor daily wage labourer and having no fixed assets in his name, he could barely manage two square meals for his family. Srinivasa never thought of opening a bank account till he was convinced by Saptgiri Gramin Bank about the benefits of having an account with them. Finally, he opened his bank account in March 2015.  With some persuasion from the bank, he also opted for the Union Government’s Life Insurance Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna (PMJJBY) and paid the premium amount of Rs. 330 in July 2015. Suddenly, in August 2015, he got a massive heart attack and died leaving behind his wife and two small kids. His wife knew about the insurance cover her husband had taken under PMJJBY.

Screening of Peace Haven

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Screening of Peace Haven 
(Starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Poran Bandyopadhyay, and Arun Mukherjee) to be screened on Sep 3, Sat at 2 PM at AMC Rio (9811 Washingtonian Ctr, Gaithersburg, MD 20878). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with award winning director of the film, Suman Ghosh.

Diverse religions not to worry about the popularity of ‘Pokémon GO’

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Despite the fact that Pokemon Go is universally adored, there is no denying that the game has raised a few alarms and concerns. If you happen to be a Pokemon fan and trying to catch the next Pokemon round the bend, here is some good news, brought to you by Rajan Zed. 

Cardiff Museum to exhibit Durga statues made by students

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The Durga Puja countdown has begun! The colourful and rich festival which honours the Hindu warrior goddess is a global event. Rajan Zed shares an interesting article on the making of the Durga idols in Cardiff



Sheikh Hasina – Brave daughter of a brave father and why India needs her

Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh has been impaired by a spate of political violence and terrorism in the recent times. The ’Daughter of Democracy', PM Sheikh Hasina, remains steadfast in such trying times. How has her father's vision influenced her personal and political growth in consolidating India-Bangladesh relationship? Trace the background and current impact with Nirendra Narayan Dev.

BOLLYMIXNYC'S GRAND OPENING THIS SATURDAY - BOLLYWOOD FUNK'S 9TH ANNIVERSARY MEGA BASH

LESS THAN 5 DAYS TO GO, LIMITED TICKETS LEFT | BOLLYMIXNYC'S GRAND OPENING THIS SATURDAY - BOLLYWOOD FUNK'S 9TH ANNIVERSARY MEGA BASH

LESS THAN 5 DAYS TO GO, LIMITED TICKETS LEFT | BOLLYMIXNYC'S GRAND OPENING THIS SATURDAY - BOLLYWOOD FUNK'S 9TH ANNIVERSARY MEGA BASH


ADB To Help Malaysia’s Melaka State Install Energy Efficient Road Lights

ADB To Help Malaysia’s Melaka State Install Energy Efficient Road Lights

At the signing, left to right, CIMT's Balamurugan Ratha Krishnan, CEO, Melaka Green Technology Corporation, Datuk Hj.Kamarudin Bin Md Shah, Chief Minister, State Melaka, Datuk Seri Ir. Haji Idris  Haron, ADB President Takehiko Nakao, ADB OPPP Head  Ryuchi Kaga, and ADB Independent Evaluation Department Director General Vinod Thomas.

Dhaka terror strike: A season of melancholy and the Lost Travelers

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Aawazon ke baazaron mein khamoshi pehchaane kaun!! 

.......Sadiyon sadiyon vahi tamasha, Rasta rasta lambi khoj !! 

Lekin jab hum mil jaate hain, Kho jaata hai jaane kaun!!  

 

Woh mera aaena hai aur main uss ki parrchhai hun. 

Mere hi ghar mein rehta hai, mujh jaisa hi jaane kaun !

 

It is the season of melancholy in India, in Bangladesh and perhaps also rest of South East Asia. The line from the above song quoted tries to lay emphasise on the "lost individual".

"Perhaps, like me there is another individual looking like me in the mirror..." 



Sadhguru Live Facebook Event and UN Talk Webstream

Sadhguru LIVE on Facebook

June 16 - On the occasion of International Day of Yoga, you are invited to join Sadhguru LIVE for two special web events - a live webstream of Sadhguru's talk at the United Nations (Jun 20) and a live Facebook video session (Jun 21).

Land Rover Discovery Tows Three Luxury Train Carriages

Land Rover Discovery Pulls Train

Land Rover stopped people in their tracks today as the Discovery Sport SUV towed three luxury train carriages weighing more than 100 tonnes along a railway track in a demonstration of towing capability. Watch a video.