Durgapur has taken the challenge of hosting this year’s West Bengal Youth and Sports Festival which will run for six days. The festival has been inaugurated on 25th January by the West Bengal Sports Minister, Mr. Kanti Ganguly at the presence of eminent sports personalities at the Bhagat Singh Stadium of Durgapur. 2500 partcicipants are likely to attend the festival from 19 different districts of West Bengal.
Durgapur Big Bazaar saw a huge rush of crowd from early morning. Big Bazaar, the largest retail marketing chain has announced a nationwide five-day discounted shopping carnival from Jan 22 to 26 on the eve of India’s Republic Day. The entire city of Durgapur seems to have made Big Bazaar their destination.
Com. Prakash Karat – CPI(M) General Secretary visited the Steel Town of Durgapur to be present in the seminar organized by HSEU to mark its 50th year of formation. Com. Karat paid salute to the long history of struggle of the workers of Durgapur and explained the various loop holes of Neo-liberal capitalism.
Sourav Ganguly – the most successful captain of Indian Cricket and the highest run scorer for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in last year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) being humiliated by KKR management and owner Shahraukh Khan is something against which every Durgapurians must raise their voice. This is something which is beyond the limit of toleration and being a citizen of a sensitive city, we must protest in whatever ways we can.
People of the Steel City of Durgapur has been made aware of the needs and various aspects of Road Safety by the Automobile Association of Eastern India’s Durgapur Chapter through a road show at the five-road crossing near Prantika, Durgapur. For a fast growing city like Durgapur, this will definitely bring down the number of road accidents occurring at various places in Durgapur.