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No discussions on JU vice-chancellor's resignation: Tripathi

Kolkata |Thursday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST

West Bengal Governor K. N. Tripathi on Thursday said Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das, who has expressed his desire to resign, has not discussed the matter with him.

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Morality rate 3 times higher in Indians with diabetes compared to Indians without diabetes: Study

Kolkata | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST

Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) has published yet another breakthrough study report focusing solely on the morality rates among Indians with and without diabetes. A brainchild of Dr. R M An

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Tronx Motors launches India's First Smart Crossover Electric Bike: TRONX ONE

Kolkata | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST

Tronx Motors, a Smartron company, on Wedbesday announced the launch of India's 1st smart crossover electric bike, TRONX ONE. Tronx Motors, earlier known as Volta Motors, was founded with a vision to r

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Shatrughan Sinha urges MCI to end animal use in teaching PG students

Kolkata | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST

After being contacted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, distinguished Member of Parliament and former Health Minister Shatrughan Sinha sent a letter to Medical Council of In

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No external agencies to be involved in admission tests: JU

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2018 5:15:05 PM IST

A day after its decision to reintroduce admission tests in six undergraduate courses, the Jadavpur University on Wednesday said the admission will be conducted by the varsity itself and no external ag

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Funds crunch, lack of teachers' training affect Bengal's govt-run schools: Report

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2018 2:45:06 PM IST

Shortage of funds, lack of teachers' training, feeble academic planning and inadequate functioning are the key challenges faced by the primary education system in West Bengal, says a report of the Pra

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Fragile X syndrome caused by a "fragile" site at end of long arm of X-chromosome.

Kolkata | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST

Fragile X syndrome is caused by a "fragile" site at the end of the long arm of the X-chromosome. It is a genetic disorder that manifests itself through a complex range of behavioural and cognitiv

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Mango Festivals in districts from next year

Kolkata Jul 11 | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST

The mango festivals organised by the West Bengal Government this year have drawn huge crowds. Buoyed by their success, the Government has decided to organise such mango fests in the districts as wel

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Packaging house in Barasat to help exporters

Kolkata | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST

To keep vegetables, fruits and foodgrains fresh and export-worthy, the West Bengal Government is building a packaging house of international standards in Barasat. This infrastructural facility would b

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VFS opening new training centres

Kolkata | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST

Village Financial Services (VFS) is opening training centres in Kolkata, Siliguri and Tripura. Indian micro-finance industry has witnessed extraordinarily high annual growth of about 45 per cent in

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Mobile phones can deter diabetes by providing simple tips

Kolkata | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST

Information and communications technology, or ICTs, especially the mobile phone, are changing expectations pertaining to access to health information. Mobile phones can support diabetes prevention by

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World Population day observed on July 11 to raise awareness of global population issues

Kolkata | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST

World Population day observed on July 11 every year seeking to raise awareness of global population issues was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in

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