Global IITians meet
- PDP, BJP seal alliance to form government in Jammu & Kashmir
- RK Pachauri, accused of sexual harassment, quits UN climate change panel
- Centre's land bill is anti-farmer, says Kejriwal at Anna protest rally
- SpiceJet launches low-fare offer for Holi; one lakh seats on the block
- BJP defends Bhagwat, claims Mother Teresa admitted she was not a social worker
US envoy feels 'the CHANGE' in Kolkata
At the Pan IIT Alumni Global Conference held in Kolkata on Friday, US envoy to India Nancy Powell (extreme right) said the city has shown a remarkable growth and progress. " From Kolkata in the 90s to today, growth and progress are evident. Rajarhat, Salt Lake City, expansion of infrastructure — all signify change and transformation in the City of Joy."
Cm Asks IIT grads to invest in Bengal
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said Bengal has such talent that it has scored everywhere — "from NASA (National Aeronautics Space Administration) to bhasha (language)". Calling IIT graduates "goldmines of the state and country", Mamata presented a rosy picture of the state. Mamata said her government had achieved many milestones despite a financial crunch created by the previous Left regime. The CM laid emphasis on the entertainment industry and said her government wanted close coordination between Hollywood, Bollywood and Tollywood. She said the state government had planned to set up film cities in Uttarpara, Sabujdwip (both at Hooghly) and Siliguri.
Governor says job growth must
Governor M K Narayanan stressed on food security and employment generation issues in the country. "Food security is a crucial issue. Employment generation is a matter of concern. However, we need to step up the pace."