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Durgapur, the Steel City of Bengal became honoured by the visit of Nobel Prize winning scientist Dr. Johann Deisenhofer. This Nobel Laureate came to the Steel City to inaugurate a science exhibition at Hem Sheela Model School and attend a seminar on Structural Biology at CMERI. This famous scientist came to Durgapur at the behest of Dr. Rabindra Nath Roy, the founder of Hem Sheela Model School and Professor of Drury University.
Durgapurians, do not miss to watch the spectacular cosmic firework today at night. Keep your eyes glued to the sky towards Gemini constellation and witness the meteor shower which will peak on 13th December night (i.e today )and will continue till wee hours of 14th December.
School bus of Manisha International of Durgapur collided with SBSTC bus in the morning when it was travelling fast to reach school in time carrying students. Conditions of six students are serious.
Three girls of National Power Training Institute (NPTI) at Durgapur have been arrested from its Durgapur campus on Wednesday, 08th December for charges of ragging a first year student of the same institute.
KFC – the most popular brand of fried chicken has opened its outlet at Durgapur. The KFC restaurant is at Junction Mall in City Centre and is all set to tantalize the taste buds of Durgapurians.
A class IX boy of DIV school, Ankit Ghosh goes missing from morning 27/11/2010. No ransom call has been received by the parent. Police is investigating wheather it is a matter of flying away from home.
A major fire broke out at the Shyam Complex in Benachity Bazar on the afternoon of 26/11/2010. Though two garment shops were completed gutted in the fire but considering the crowded location of the complex, losses are not major.
Wheel and Axle plant of Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) has successfully produced wheels for EMU trains for the first time. Earlier this wheels were imported from foreign countries. In the next one year DSP has set a self target of supplying 10,000 wheels to the Indian Rail.
Visiting the Handicraft and Handloom fair inaugurated at Durgapur by State Small and cottage Industry Minister Mr Manab Mukherjee on 09th November is a unique experience as one can see artisians and craftsmen at work making real artifacts.
Durgapur being a city of mixed culture celebrated the dual festival of Diwali and Kalipuja with same pomp and enjoyment. There has been a great deal of enthusiasm among the people regarding this dual festivity. In this year’s puja one new trend has been noticed, which needs special mention.