In Search of Date Juice
With the mercury level falling gradually, it is the time to enjoy the date juice. Many farmers almost across the district have started to begin their day in the dawn by collecting the juice from the date palm trees. The yammi juice is the basic ingredient to make jaggery, Nadia is one of the highest jaggery producing district. The Krishnaganj block, chapra block shares the most of the date jaggery production. In the picture above, a farmer in his early morning venture in search of date juice in Shimurali near Chakdaha. Picture by DEBASISH MUKHERJEE
HP Gas Tanker Kills 3 On NH 34 Near In Jagulia
3 persons died when a LPG tanker of Hindustan Petroleum Gas lost control and crashed into a tea stall on NH-34 near Jagulia on Thursday morning. The accident caused a major traffic snarl on around 85-km stretch of NH-34 between Barasat to Krishnanagar for about five hours.The accident took place at around 6.30 in the morning when a Hindustan Petroleum LPG tanker, which coming through the Kampa road, lost control while trying to take a sharp left turn towards Krishnanagar on NH-34 and crashed into a road side tea stall killing three persons on the spot. Photograph by DEBASISH MUKHERJEE.
Special Story: Fulia Boy Won Best Science Model Award
By NfN NETWORK
Fulia, Sept. 15: 18 years old Rurdrarup Das of Fulia Township in Nadia has dreams unlimited! The class-twelve boy with a creative mind has a dream do a scientific research on the Mermaids of the fairy tales and find out their existence in the real world. In his endeavor scientific research works, which he began at the age of 14, Rudrarup, son of a poor night-guard of a local market in Fulia, has already earned accolades by making the models in support of his research findings.
The State Youth Services department on last week added another feather to his crown, when it had chosen Rudrarup as winner of the state level Science model competition (higher secondary level) that was held at the Kshudiram Anusilan Kendra on the occasion of State Science Fair.
Rurdrarup, who is a student of Fulia Sikshaniketan won a cash award of Rs 35,000 being the winner for his model on agriculture development titled – “Ti Plasmid : A Blessing Tool”.
SPECIAL STORY: BCKV Makes Adoption Of Tree Mandatory For 1st Year Students
Mohonpur, Sept. 22: The Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswabidyalaya (BCKV) in a bid to develop an emotional bonding and an understanding about trees and plants among the students, have come up with a unique programme to have all its first years B Sc and B Tech students to adopt a plant each mandatorily since the beginning of their four years’ course period.
The programme, which began from September this year, was conceived after teachers of different faculties had experienced a sheer lack of understanding and knowledge about common trees and plants among a large section students, who did not opt for agriculture as their natural choice.