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Friday, April 22, 2011

Fifty constituencies in second phase of election in West Bengal

Kolkata, 22 April : Fifty constituencies will go to polls tomorrow in the second phase of Assembly polls in three districts of West Bengal in which over 93.33 lakh voters would cast ballots to elect representatives from among 293 aspirants.
The three districts where election would be held are Murshidabad having 22 seats, Birbhum-11 and Nadia-17. In all 11,531 polling stations have been set up.
Tight security arrangements have been made in all three districts to ensure free, fair and peaceful election.
Police sources said about 4800 security personnel including central para-military personnel have been deployed in the three districts.
Defying the party's warning, four rebel Congress candidates backed by party MP Adhir Chowdhury are contesting as independents in Murshidabad district and an equal number of dissidents are in the fray in Nadia. All of them have been suspended by the party.

Govt to introduce multimedia classroom in schools, colleges
Dhaka, 22 April : Bangladesh government has decided to introduce multimedia classrooms in schools and colleges in the country from June next with a view to ensuring quality education.
“We are going to take initiative to set up modern technology based multimedia classroom in country’s 20,500 schools, colleges and madrasas from next June,” said Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid at the inaugural session of an orientation workshop in the capital on Thursday.
The orientation workshop on ‘Multimedia Classroom Set up and the Role of the Heads of Educational Institutions’ was organized at the auditorium of the Dhaka Teachers’ Training College in the morning.
Chaired by national project director, Access to Information (A2I) Programme of Prime Minister’s Office Nazrul Islam Khan, the workshop was addressed, among others, by Education secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury and director general of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Directorate Prof Noman Ur Rashid.
Nahid said the government will set up multimedia classroom in all educational institutions gradually.

There is an obsession for "fair skin" : Nayanika Chatterjee
PTI, Kolkata, 21 April : She has been ruling the ramp for many years but despite her success as a supermodel Nayanika Chatterjee feels that fair skin is still a priority in showbiz.
The dusky, doe-eyed beauty has not been part of many TV commercials but Chatterjee says the scene is changing.
"It has something to do with the fetish for fair skins. Look at the ads for fairness creams, featured earlier or now. There used to be a preference for fair complexioned models when I started," Chatterjee told PTI.
"Though these days girls with unconventional looks can also be seen in commercials with the change in product and audience profile, still there is generally this obsession for fair girls," she said.
Chatterjee, called the Naomi Campbell of Indian Modelling world because of her looks, now wants to attach herself to meaningful roles in Bollywood and Bengali cinema.