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WBCSC State Eligibility Test (SET) for Assistant Professors, Librarians recruitment

WBCSC State Eligibility Test (SET) for Assistant Professors, Librarians recruitment
West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC) to hold eighteenth State Eligibility Test (SET) for the recruitment posts of Assistant Professors and Librarians in Universities and Colleges.
Post name: Assistant Professors and Librarians 
Vacancy in subjects:  English, Bengali, Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, Commerce, Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Education, Chemical Sciences, Geography, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Library & Information Science, Physical Education, Electronic Science, Computer Science & Applications and Home Science.

Required qualification:  Master's Degree in a relevant subject with at least 55% Marks (50% Marks in respect of SC/ST/PH/VH Candidates) or an equivalent grade preceded by at least a Second Class 3-year Bachelor's degree from an Indian University /institution recognized by UGC or an equivalent degree from a Foreign University. Candidates pursuing Post Graduate courses are also eligible to appear at SET subject to the condition that they must obtain their Post Graduate degree with 55% or 50% marks, whichever is applicable, within two years from the date of holding of the SET.

Date of Examination Date: Sunday 14/12/2014
Exam Centers:   Test Centres are likely to be at Kolkata, South 24 Pgs (Diamond Harbour), Howrah, North 24 Pgs, Krishnanagar, Burdwan, Rampurhat, Purba Medinipore, Paschim Medinipore, Baharampur, Purulia, Malda, Siliguri, and Coochbehar.

How to apply: Apply online before 11/10/2014
Find official advertisement here:  

Indian Air Force Recruitment Rally for West Bengal Sikkim

Indian Air Force Recruitment Rally  for West Bengal Sikkim
Indian Air Force holding a Recruitment Rally  for West Bengal and Sikkim for the post of Group ‘X’ (Technical) Trades And Group ‘X’(Education Instructor) Trade  from 08 November to 16 November 2014

Post details:

1. Group ‘X’ (Technical) Trades 
Qualification: i). Passed Intermediate/ 10+2/ Equivalent Examination with Mathematics, Physics and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English. Or 
ii). Passed Three year Diploma Course in Engineering (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Automobile/ Computer Science/ Instrumentation Technology/ Information Technology) from a Government recognised Polytechnic Institute with 50% marks in overall aggregate, and 50% marks in English in Diploma Course or in Intermediate/Matriculation if English is not a subject in Diploma Course. 

2. Group ‘X’ (Education Instructor) Trade 
 Qualification: i). Graduate in Arts, Commerce or Science with B.Ed. degree or two year teaching experience in a Government Recognised School/ College, with minimum 50% marks in aggregate in Graduation as well as B.Ed. Or 
ii). Passed MA English/ M.Sc. in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science/ MCA with B.Ed. degree or two year teaching experience in a Government recognised School/ College.
Find official advertisement details here at http://indianairforce.nic.in/pdf/Barrackpore_WB_Rally_Nov14.pdf

Binny sharma to write to Mamata & Mukul regarding rape allegation

Binny Sharma, the hill Trinamul leader from Naxalbari
Siliguri, Sept. 29: Binny Sharma, the hill Trinamul leader from Naxalbari accused of raping a minor, today said he would write to party chairperson Mamata Banerjee, Mukul Roy and Gautam Deb naming party leaders from the plains who, he alleged, had framed him in the case.
Sharma told a news conference this afternoon: “Let me reiterate that some leaders from the plains have connived to falsely implicate me in this case. There are four-five such leaders who have done this out of jealousy and desperation. I will send separate letters to Mamata Banerjee, Mukul Roy (the party general secretary)and Gautam Deb (Trinamul district chief) soon, mentioning their names and how they have tried to malign my public image.”
He said his wife Vishika would also write “to the chief minister, seeking justice as a common citizen of the state as her husband has been baselessly charged with a serious crime”.
Sharma, who is the general secretary of Trinamul hill committee, said he was consulting lawyers and may file a writ petition in Calcutta High Court.
“I want the police to investigate thoroughly and being a law-abiding citizen, I will cooperate with the investigators with all possible information. The question of proving my innocence is definitely important but I also want all these people, who have conspired against me, to be exposed through the investigation. If required, I might even file a writ petition urging for a complete investigation,” the Trinamul leader said.
Sharma also questioned the integrity of the leaders, whom he declined to name.
“These people are so adamant that they are acting against the party’s interests. By framing me in this false case, they are helping parties in the Opposition with issues ahead of the civic and rural elections. Their act, I feel, is a move against the interests of the party,” he said.
“I would prefer not to name these people immediately but would like to say that they are from the plains.”
Last Saturday, the Naxalbari police station received a complaint forwarded by the Darjeeling chief judicial magistrate’s court.
In the complaint, a 16-year-old girl had alleged that she had been in a relationship with Sharma for the past two years and that he had promised marriage.
Police have not said anything on the progress of the case. District Trinamul leaders, both in the plains and the hills, are tightlipped. 

Source: The Telegraph

SS Ahluwalia inaugurates Durga Puja at Darjeeling Nripendra Narayan Bengali Hindu Hall

SS Ahluwalia inaugurates Durga Puja at Darjeeling Nripendra Narayan Bengali Hindu Hall
Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) senior leader and Darjeeling MP SS Ahluwalia inaugurated Durga Puja at Darjeeling Nripendra Narayan Bengali Hindu Hall, Chandmari. During the occasion he also released Souvenir (book) Utsav. Darjeeling denizens, distinguished guests and GJMM leaders were present on the occasion.

Source: DarjeelingTimes Facebook

Opposition parties in Siliguri demands immediate arrest of Gautam Deb

Opposition parties in Siliguri demands immediate arrest of Gautam Deb
Opposition parties in Siliguri today demanded the immediate arrest of North Bengal Development Department minister Gautam Deb for allegedly roughing up two residents of Ramghat under Ward 5 of the Siliguri Municipal Corporation on Sunday during the foundation laying stone ceremony of a new electric crematorium.
Thousands of CPM and Congress supporters took out protest rallies across town calling for Deb’s immediate arrest. They also gheraoed the Siliguri police station and accused the police of failing to arrest the minister even after the two victims lodged an FIR. The supporters demanded the police officers present to take serious steps against Deb who is being accused of ill-treating Ramghat residents Mahananda Mondol and Subash Roy. The duo had on Sunday lodged a written complaint against the minister at the Siliguri police station, but said the officer on duty refused to give the GD number.
Congress leader Sudhin Bhowmik said the law should be equal for everyone and the police should take immediate action against the NBDD minister. CPM leader Jay Chakraborty said, “The minister should think twice before taking such rash steps against the public. Being a minister he should not act in such a manner. If the police do not take necessary action, we will launch a strong movement.”
Meanwhile, BJP Darjeeling district president Ratindranath Bose today visited Ramghat and listened to the residents’ grievances. He addressed the media at the Siliguri Journalists’ Club later in the evening. He said Deb should start his development works by taking the locals into confidence and not by hurting their sentiments. If the residents are not happy with the project, it should not be forced upon them, Bose added.

Source: EOI

GTA initiatives to check the spread of Scrub Typhus

GTA Sabha member Yogendra Rai (right) along with experts on Scrub Typhus
Better late than never, they say. The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), led by its member from Kurseong, Mr Yogendra Rai, has started taking initiatives to check the spread of Scrub Typhus, a disease that has killed several people in the Kurseong sub-division since it first appeared in 2004.
As the disease rears its ugly head again, the latest victim was Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha youth leader in Kurseong, Bishal Khambu Rai, who died in a Siliguri nursing home last Thursday, while at least four patients are currently undergoing treatment in Kurseong hospital for suspected scrub typhus.
A person is infected with the scrub typhus when an infected mite, which generally lives on the body of rats and shrews, stings a person. These mites are predominantly present in areas where rats are present in large numbers. Humans get stung by these mites accidentally when they are exposed to mite infected areas called ‘mite islands.’
Symptoms of the disease are fever with severe headache and a black scar called eschar where the person has been bitten.
Addressing a press conference here yesterday, Mr Rai, along with experts and medical officers of Kurseong hospital, said they will be spreading awareness on the disease among the masses in the Hills. According to an expert on the disease, Dr AK Barui, the treatment for Scrub Typhus is very easy if detected at an early stage.
He said the disease cannot be diagnosed through simple blood tests or any other method, and that the diagnosis is a long process. “Its treatment is based on symptoms like fever with severe headache and the black scar where the mite has bitten the person,” he said.
He said that in the early stages, a simple and inexpensive Azithromycin can cure person of scrub typhus.
However, despite the several measures being taken by health officials, the local political leadership and the administration in the plains are yet to take the matter seriously.
It is learnt that Scrub Typhus was reported for the first time in West Bengal in the Kurseong Sub-Divisional Hospital in 2004. Blood samples had then been sent to the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases in New Delhi for tests. Since then, laboratory facilities for diagnosing scrub typhus have been commissioned at the Kurseong hospital.
In 2005-2006, a study was conducted to find the geographical areas affected by scrub typhus, including in Pahilagaon and Duptin areas of Mirik and Ambootia, Makaibari, Mahanadi, Rinchingtong, Latpanchar and Sittong areas of Kurseong block. However, there were no reports of any outbreak during that period and hence no reason for immediate concern, too.
So far, hundreds of cases have been diagnosed and treated for the disease since the first case. As treatment is readily available, deaths due to this disease are low. However, doctors advise people to report it at an early stage. Studies have found that having houses near bushes like bamboo groves, stacking piles of wood in the backyard of the house, rearing domestic animals near the house and working in the fields without protective clothing for long hours expose humans to the risk of the disease. Having separate work clothes and changing clothes before going to sleep were found to be protective. Further, having a wash or bath after daily work was also found to help.
Experts at the Kurseong hospital recommend measures to control the rat population in and around households and place of work.
These include proper storage of food in households and proper disposal of waste. Treatment for the infection is simple and available in all public health centres and hospitals, doctors here said.
It is also learnt that Dr Barui, the former medical officer at the Kurseong hospital, had played an important role in diagnosing and controlling the outbreak of scrub typus when in first surfaced in early 2000.
He went to many places across the country and discussed the matter with several medical and research experts, while several teams from various parts of the country also visited Kurseong and investigated the outbreak.
However, despite all this, humans continue to die of the bite, while experts say this could be because of the lack of awareness among the masses.(sns)

Nepali music album Timro Samjhana launched in Kalimpong

Nepali music album Timro Samjhana launched in Kalimpong
Nepali music album " Timro Samjhana " by Prakash Chhetri launched today in Kalimpong. Singer Prakash Chhetri , Resident of Bong Busty Kalimpong and a Teachar by profession who is teacging at a school in Rhenock Sikkim.Kazi Singh, was the chief guest while the program was presided by Madhusudhan lama .All together 7 songs have been included in the album . All the songs and words are sung and written by Prakash himself who later said express that the album will be liked by all.

Report by Mukesh Sharma

16-year old girl files rape complaint against Binny Sharma

Binny Sharma, the Darjeeling Hill Trinamul Congress general secretary and spokesperson
16-year old girl files rape complaint against Binny Sharma - Police today said they have so far failed to trace the 16-year-old girl who filed a rape complaint against Binny Sharma, the Darjeeling Hill Trinamul Congress general secretary and spokesperson.
“Police have not been able to trace the girl so far, but investigations into the matter are still on,” said
Darjeeling superintendent of police Akhilesh
The girl hailing from Naxalbari in Darjeeling district had lodged the complaint at the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court in Darjeeling, while the court has forwarded the complaint to the Naxalbari Police station. Meanwhile in Kurseong, the Hill TMC Kurseong sub-divisional convenor, Kundan Mangrati, said they held a meeting at their party office in Kurseong and discussed the matter at length.
According to him, they condemned the incident and also passed a resolution that Mr Sharma must be punished as per the laws of the land if he is found
guilty. “The Hill TMC will never interfere in such incidents and protect anti-social elements, and not only Binny Sharma, but any leader of the party, if proven guilty, must be suspended from the party. We demand free and fair investigations
into the matter,” Mr Mangrati said. (sns)