EC seeks report from Bengal about ‘sting operation’ on BJP leader

March 29 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday sought a detailed report, within 24 hours, from the West Bengal home secretary on a specific complaint from BJP leader Rahul Sinha on police having been used to carry out a sting operation on him, a poll panel official said on Tuesday. “BJP’s Rahul Sinha today (Tuesday) gave a presentation before us and on the basis of that, the Commission has asked for a detailed factual report from the home secretary within 24 hours,” said additional chief electoral officer Dibyendu Sarkar. He…

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EC seeks report from Bengal home secretary over attempted bribery to BJP leader

Election commission has asked for report from Bengal home secretary over the matter of attempted bribery to BJP leader Rahul Sinha by two policemen.   BJP’s former state President Rahul Sinha had alleged that two policemen had gone to bribe him on Monday. He is unhappy as the two policemen were not arrested by Kolkata Police. Sinha lodged a complaint with the chief electoral officer (CEO) on Tuesday, urging a probe by the CBI in the matter of attempting to bribe him.   Sinha has also demanded that Kolkata Police…

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EC strengthens force multipliers for Bengal’s first phase polls

March 29 (IANS) To keep a close watch on the polling process in the first phase of the West Bengal assembly elections, the Election Commission on Tuesday said it has put in place multiple monitoring mechanisms like like webcasting and video cameras in the polling booths. “Apart from deploying central forces, the commission has arranged force multipliers in the polling stations and sensitive areas of the 18 assembly constituencies for the first phase of the election to monitor the poll process,” additional chief electoral officer Dibyendu Sarkar said. Balloting for…

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‘One ticket-two finals’ leaves fans in two minds

Kolkata: Vedika Motwani is not fretting over a ticket for the final match. The diehard Virat Kohli is one of the lucky few to have got hold of one. Instead, she is worried because if she enters the stadium to watch the women’s final, she won’t be able to step outside the stadium for a break before going in to catch the all-important men’s final. This means that she will be cooped up inside the stadium for over nine hours. According to an International Cricket Council directive, a single ticket…

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Down with lung trouble, youth turns hospital into exam centre

Kolkata: A knock on his left chest was all Diganta Chakraborty could feel while taking his ISC examination on March 11. He kept writing his paper. But once home, the pain and breathlessness almost knocked him out. His guardians felt something was not right and rushed him to hospital. All his dreams seemed coming crashing down but the fighter that the Class XII student of DPS New Town is, Digant turned his hospital chamber into an examination hall. He is now preparing for his IIT entrance test. He even hopes…

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SRFTI keeps tryst with National Awards

Kolkata: A lot has changed over one year at the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute (SRFTI). The institute has a new director. The former dean of students has sought voluntary retirement. Three professors have been on suspension following sexual harassment complaints. But one factor has remained constant. Like last year, two SRFTI students – Christo Tomy and Moumita Roy – have yet again bagged National Awards in the non-feature film category for their diploma films. “They have made the institute proud. This award will motivate other students as well,”…

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Kids ‘hack’ space tech to save Earth

Kolkata: Imagine tackling day-to-day environmental challenges in Kolkata by putting to use technologies that are already in place at the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting the Earth. That’s exactly what schoolkids from Bengal and California have done to tackle environmental issues and sustainability challenges in Kolkata and Oakland.   From cleaning up the air by replacing fuels in cars with hydrogen produced from air to filtering the highly toxic chromium ions in the tannery waste, Indian and American students have collaborated to churn out six demonstrable projects that will be…

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Ticket bouncer in T20 slog over

Kolkata: Will a ‘Gayle’ storm smash India’s T20 dreams on Thursday? Or will Kohli dance all the way to the dressing room once again? Speculations over the India-West Indies semifinals have slowly started dominating cricket addas across the globe but Kolkata, as always, is a step ahead. Keeping in mind Kohli’s red-hot form, cricket fans in the city have already started scrambling for tickets of the finals at Eden Gardens. And it seems a crisis – just as it was in the India-Pakistan match – is imminent this time as…

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Pond fill-up row in mayor backyard

Kolkata: Attempts to fill a pond to build multi-storey structures may stir controversy in mayor Sovan Chatterjee’s constituency with residents of Charaktola of ward 121 alleging that a 17-cottah pond had partially been converted into a construction site. The residents claimed several complaints with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) had done nothing to stop the filling work as water was being pumped out of the pond, popularly known as Shantibabur Pukur. Promoters pointed out that they had all the necessary clearances. The owners had earlier tried to sell the pond…

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Uranium Corporation of India Limited Recruitment 2016 for Apprenticeship Training || Last date apply before 15 days of Publication

Uranium Corporation of India Limited has announced recruitment news for the post of Apprenticeship Training. Applicants interested in this job may apply on or before 15 days from the date of Publication. Detailed job description given below: Name: Uranium Corporation of India Limited Post: Apprenticeship Training Numbers of vacancies: 59 vacancies     Location: Jharkhand Salary / Wages: Salary of Rs. 4004/- per month Trade Wise Vacancies:  One year Training Machinist/ Turner: 03 Posts Fitter: 15 Posts Welder (Gas & Electric): 05 Posts Electrician: 15 Posts Auto Electrician: 02 Posts…

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