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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
“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)