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Durgapur, 19th Nov 2010
Satarupa Das, a first-year student of Durgapur's National Power Training Institute, slit her left wrist on Monday after being allegedly beaten up by three seniors.
The three seniors have been asked to vacate the hostel, the disciplinary action coming after Satarupa's father complained to the institute's authorities that she had been ragged.
On November 15, final-year BTech students Debalina Haldar, Subhoshree Das and Arpita De had handed Satarupa, 20, a "very tough" questionnaire on power engineering at the hostel. "When she failed to answer some of them, the trio abused her and beat her up with a plastic ruler," said M. Arunachalam, the principal director of the institute.
"The next morning, Satarupa was found in her hostel room with her left wrist slit. We took her to a nursing home," Arunachalam said. A doctor at the nursing home said Satarupa had a deep cut on her wrist. "Some veins and arteries were severely damaged. She was discharged on Wednesday after surgery," the doctor said.
The girl's father, Samir Das, lodged a complaint of ragging with the institute's authorities last evening. Das owns a hosiery shop in Calcutta. "We have received the complaint by the girl's father. We are looking into it. We have asked the three accused students to vacate the hostel," Arunachalam said.
Asked why the institute had not yet lodged a police complaint, he said: "Our anti-ragging committee has started an inquiry."

Durgapur, 3rd Nov 2010
Durgapur Heroes beat Durgapur town club by 2 goals in the NHIT football tournament. Madhu Ghosh and Sudip Maitra are the scorers.

Durgapur, 2nd Nov2010
Durgapur Steel Plant Diploma Engineers Association celebrated Bijaya Sammalani this saturday.

Durgapur, 25th October 2010
Marconi DurgaUtsab Bijaya Sammilani Program A Night with Sreya Ghosal and Debojit was very successfull. All the artist Debojit, Sreya performed to their best. Durgapur hasn't witnessed such a great show in an open stage program free of cost to the visitors. The program started at about 7.30 p.m. and Sreya ghosal performed for about 2.30 hours. She sang her best numbers to the audience delight. The light and sound for the program was quite impressive for such a program. Durgapurians thanks Sreya Ghosal, Debojit and the organisers- Marconi DurgaUtsab commitee for such a nice Program.

Durgapur, 23rd October 2010
A Night with Sreya Ghosal and Debojit. Marconi Durgapuja commitee is going to organise a Bombay Night with Sreya Ghosal, Debojit and others. The program will start at 6.30 p.m. 24th October. The program is free to all the visitors as it is part of the Bijaya Sammilani Celebration of Marconi DurgoUtsab.

Durgapur, 20th October
The RLI (River Lift Irrigation) was started in Jamua Gram, Durgapur by ADDA but presently the project was stopped due to lack of maintenance. The villagers along with local MLA has requested ADDA to restart the project so that many villagers of the area get the benifit of the project. After reopening of the project the villagers will themselves maintain it.
By the help of RLI project, pump houses were built and huge amount of water from kunur river was pumped out for irrigation of nearly 2000 bighas of land.

Durgapur, 16th October
3 persons died in the court more 2 No. National Highway in Durgapur. According to police Kartick RajaK, Rama Rajak and Pradip Shaw died on the accident. The first two persons were from Kamalpur and the third from Dhandabag. The three were riding a scooter on their way to Asansol and bus from opposite side hit them, to which they all died on the spot.

Durgapur, 11th October
Bengali film Star Deb, Subhoshree and Kanchan visit Marconi DurgoUtsab in Durgapur on 11th October 2010. They were given a huge welcome in Durgapur. Deb, Subhoshree and Kanchan all performed on stage with huge applaud from the crowd. A massive crowd of Deb's fan were there in marconi, Durgapur as a result traffic came to a halt. The police, administration and the club members provide adequate steps to control the crowd as well as traffic movement. Deb presented the Keys of the Car to the Women who won the Marconi Puja Bumper Lottery 2010.
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Durgapur, 9th October
SBI Home loan/Car loan/Gold Loan mela 2010 is going on in Hotel City Residency, City Centre, Durgapur-16 from 8th to 9th October.

Durgapur, 8th October
Soon Durgapur Museum is going to open in Tagore House by Durgapur Steel Plant. The project was conceptualised by centenary celebration Society for Industrialisation. The Museum will contain various art work related to Durgapur, old pictures of the making of Durgapur, rare pictures of Durgapur and historical important information related to Durgapur.

Durgapur, 5th October
An engineer working with a Telecom service provider, who went missing last Thursday was rescued by the police from Chandannagore in Hooghly district early Tuesday.
Souvik Bhadra (35), a resident of Durgapur near here, who is working with the Airtel office at Salt Lake was returning home in Durgapur on a motorbike when he was abducted at Shaktigarh, around 45 km from his home on Thursday night.
Though no ransom was demanded, the police said around Rs 35,000 had been withdrawn from Souvik's two bank accounts through ATMs in Hooghly district on Friday.
Souvik said, "During my journey home, I took a halt at Saktigarh at around 9:10 PM for a cup of tea when a van and a motorbike blocked my way. Six people then pushed me inside the van. After initially taking me to an area in the Budbud police station area in Burdwan district they locked me in a room at Devipur at Chandannagore from where I was rescued."
A team, led by Chandannagore OC Sukhomoy Chakraborty, found Souvik at Devipur Notun Para in the Hooghly district, Roychowdhury said. A suspect, identified as Surojit Singh has been arrested from Balia district in UP in connection with the abduction, the OC said. (Source The Times of India)

Durgapur, 4th October
Education will no longer be confined to classrooms with Dispur planning to send students to places of educational interest every year.
Science and technology minister Himanta Biswa Sarma flagged off a special train, Bijnan Jyoti Jatra, at Guwahati railway station here this afternoon.
The special train, which is part of the maiden initiative to provide scientific exposure, is taking over 500 students to Calcutta and Durgapur.
"Various competitions will be held during the course of the event and based on the results of these competitions, 20 to 25 students will selected to tour foreign countries," said Sarma.
In Calcutta, the students are scheduled to visit places of scientific interest like Science City, Nicco Park, Jadu Ghar (also known as Indian Museum), Birla Planetarium, Indian Botanical Garden as well as historical landmarks like Victoria Memorial and Mother House.
The students will also be taken to the Durgapur Steel Plant and Durgapur Barrage. (Source The Telegraph)

Durgapur, 3rd October
The father of the Sector V techie who went missing yesterday on the way to his parents' home in Durgapur said his son had called him last night to say he was "fine and safe" and asked him not to "worry".
Srikumar Bhadra, father of Shouvik, 32, said: "I received a call from my son on our landline number around 9 last night. He told me he was safe and asked me not to worry. But he sounded a bit nervous."
Shouvik, an employee of Nokia Siemens Networks, was going to his parents' home in Durgapur's Bidhannagar on his motorbike last night. Srikumar said his son was scheduled to visit Sikkim on his bike with a colleague on Friday.
Srikumar said Shouvik had filed for divorce from his wife Payel, whom he had married in January 2004. (Source The Telegraph)

Durgapur, 3rd October
Workers belonging to CPM's labour wing Citu vandalized an office and stopped work at ONGC's Shale gas project at Ichhapur in Burdwan's Andal on Friday evening, demanding that 24 contractual employees be taken back for work.
The disruption and union violence came just days after state commerce and industries minister Nirupam Sen claimed that the `120-crore project would usher in a "new era of industrialization".
An ONGC team met DM Onkar Singh Meena and additional SP Subhankar Sinha Sarkar on Saturday evening. It was decided that work would resume on Sunday under police protection. The administration has requested ONGC to take back the contractual workers. "It is a labour dispute and needs to be settled through negotiation," said Meena.

Durgapur, 2nd October
The forest officials of the Burdwan Muchipara region in West Bengal's Burdwan district rescued an eight-feet long python from a residential colony.
"This python was found in the premises of PCBL Company. The people there caught it and handed it over to the forest officials. The officials then brought it to their custody and took care of it. This is a python and we will release him in the nearby forest, " said Kumar Bimal, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO).
The DFO also said that the python might have come from the nearby forest and would be released after giving it some medication.

Durgapur, 1st October
It was developed by the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) in Durgapur, West Bengal, a unit of the CSIR, and promoted as a green rickshaw because it emits no gases that can contribute to global warming.
Despite high-voltage publicity, the soleckshaw has not caught on. "Till now no soleckshaws have been sold in the market on a commercial basis by (our) licensees," Amit Banerjee, head of the manufacturing technology group at CMERI, said.
Around 30 soleckshaws fabricated at CMERI for demonstration were initially deployed in Delhi (at Chandni Chowk), Kolkata, Durgapur, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Dhanbad and Ahmedabad, said Himadri Maiti, senior adviser in the CSIR.
He said the CSIR's plans to deploy at least 1,000 soleckshaws in the Commonwealth Games village in Delhi was abandoned as the Games Organising Committee, after initially agreeing to our proposal, "backed out on the plea of security issues".
And the CSIR's proposal to operate at least 10 soleckshaws for postal delivery under a pilot project in Rajashtan's Ajmer district is still pending with the postal department, he said.

Durgapur, 30th September
Bengali Film Star Deb and Subhosree to visit Durgapur, Marconi Durgapuja. They are expected to visit in 11th Oct 2010, the opening ceremony of Marconi Durgapuja. Marconi Dakshin Pally Durgapuja this year is celebrating its 50th (Golden Jubliee) Year.

Durgapur, 29th September
Coal Thief killed in Cop Clash A coal thief, Purna Bauri was killed and a police officer, Tapas Ghosh was seriously injured during a clash in Burdwan's Jamuria this morning.

Durgapur, 27th September
NABARD and SAIL organised ASHA /SABLA MELA from 24th Sep to 3rd October, Venue: chitralaya Rath Mela Maidan. West Bengal Goverment has full co-operation for this fair. This type of Fair is organised for the first time in Burdwan district. Various SHG( Self Help Group), Handlooms, cottege industries etc from different regions of West Bengal visited the fair, to display there products for selling. The fair is well organised and a neat and clean environment is given to the visitors. We are thankfull to the organisers for giving Durgapur such a nice and well organised event. Soon pictures of this mela will be displayed. Asha Sabla Mela Pics

Durgapur, 26th September
Industrial Trade Fair is going on in Durgapur. Durgapur known for its industries has organised the largest trade fair this year. According to recent news MAMC and Fertilizer palnt is re-opening in Durgapur. So this year The Industrial Trade Fair has huge importance. The venue for this fair is Gandhi More Maidan, and entry tickets are free of cost. Visit the stall to get the view of various latest industrial products for our daily use like fly ash floor tiles, solar items, etc. Trade fair Pics

Durgapur, 22nd September
Simplex Infrastructures Limited, an Indian infrastructure construction company was awarded the Design and Build Contract for Durgapur Airport by Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL). Changi Airports International (CAI), the international arm of CAG, has a 26% stake in BAPL. The contract involves development of a 2,800 metre long runway along with a passenger terminal building capable of handling one million passengers annually. The Durgapur Aerotropolis is India’s first aerotropolis project and its first privately owned merchant airport. The aerotropolis involves the setting up of an industrial park, a logistics hub and a township around the privately owned greenfield airport. The project is CAI’s first investment in an Indian greenfield airport city project.

Durgapur, 21st September
Steel Authority of India (SAIL) is likely to set up an iron nugget plant with Japan's Kobe Steel at its unit in Durgapur, the Alloy Steel Plant.
The plant will use low-grade iron ore to produce highly pure iron nuggets, which is used as feedstock in electric arc furnaces.The first module will be 500,000 tonnes,"SAIL Chairman C S Verma said, while adding the location was likely to be Alloy Steel Plant.
If the project materialises in Bengal, it would imply additional investment from SAIL. As part of its corporate plan, which is aimed at doubling capacity, Bengal accounts for almost two-fifths of SAIL's Rs 53,000-crore investment. "The idea is to bring in new technology," steel minister Virbhadra Singh said.

Durgapur, 20th September
Two Major Nationalised sick industries in Durgapur to begin it's production. After eight years of lock out talks are being on to open the fertilizer plant in Durgapur. MAMC is already being transferred to new management body and it will begin production around May 2011. After re-opening of the two major Nationalised industries, Durgapur will get a fresh lease of life for industries. It will set the path for growth of more industries in Durgapur and also will improve the image of Durgapur as a major industrial city of India.
In 7th September BIFR has given its positive report for the re-opening of the Fertilizer Plant. First of all National fertilizer corporation will get proposal from the govt. for the re-opening of the plant. If that does not work out then the plant will be re-opened by public-private partnership and for which open tenders will be floated.

Durgapur, 19th September
A minor was missing from the Durgapur Sub-Divisional Hospital. The hospital authorities are investing the matter themselves and has reported the matter to the New township police station. Geeta Kumari about 9 yrs was admitted to the hospital in 23rd January, who was brought wounded from the Andal Rail Hospital, She was mentally disbalanced. Her address and relatives were not known to the hospital authorities. She has given different address at different times. The police has not found any leads about her in those address. The matter is under investigation.

Durgapur, 18th September
The construction of the proposed aerotropolis project at Andal near Durgapur is expected to start from October. The contract for the construction of the aerotropolis project was awarded to Simplex Infrastructure on Thursday.
Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL) is constructing the Andal airport in which Changi Airports International (CAI) has 26% stake.
Ardhendu Sen, chief secretary with whom Liong also discussed the project, said the construction was expected to start next week. Earlier, due to objection from Coal India over some coal blocks getting affected, the site map of aerotropolis had to be realigned.
The airport will be developed over 300 hectare, while the supporting industrial and social infrastructure will be developed over 600 hectare.

Durgapur, 17th September
Mrinal Banerjee Memorial Speech will be organised in the Srijoni Hall by P.C. Roy Institute of Enterpreneurship Development and West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation.

Durgapur, 17th September
National Seva Pracalpa Camp will be organised by Durgapur Govt. High School.

Durgapur, 13th September
A bootik Exhibition is going to be opened in Bidhan Bhaban form 13th Sep to 14th Sep. It will be opened to the viewers at 11.am today.

Durgapur, 13th September
The Mother Teresa Express Leaves Durgapur for Bolpur. In the saturday morning the Mother Teresa Express train reaches Durgapur platform No 1. After two days of exhibition on Mother Teresa in which school children to people of various sections of Durgapur reaches the train, it left for its journey to Bolpur.

Durgapur, 13th September
In the GBFC organised Ashoke Ghosh and Chapa Prabha Datta Basu Memorial Football tournament Amra Kajan Boys Club becomes champion. In the final they defeated Sukumar Smriti Samiti by 5-4 goals in tiebreker.

Durgapur, 07th September
The nationwide strike by trade unions against price rise paralysed the business and government establishments in Durgapur. Normal life was badly hit in Durgapur, West Bengal due to the strike, which virtually took the shape of a 'Bangla Bandh' Most parts of Durgapur wore a deserted look with offices, shops, bazars, commercial establishments and educational institutions closed and state and private buses off the roads. Schools and colleges went without classes as students and teachers could not reach the institutions for lack public transport. Police said no untoward incident has been reported from anywhere. Trade union leaders claimed the response to the strike was spontaneous and total.

Durgapur, 4th September
10th National Democratic youth Federation sammalan will be organised by Durgapur-1 Zonal Commitee on 5th of September 2010 at Late Mrinal Banerjee Mancha (B.T.R. Bhaban).

Durgapur, 3rd September Auto Expo 2010 The biggest Auto expo of South bengal is going to be organised by Fabulous Management Services Pvt. Ltd. from 10th Sep to 13th Sep at Gandhi more mela maidan, City Centre, Durgapur-16.

Durgapur, 1st September On 12th August 2010 Durgapur Abosar An N.G.O. for the cause of Humanity is going to launch a website www.durgapurabosar.co.in and will also provide Educational assistance to the poorer and meritious students. Durgapur Abosar will also facilitate teachers fro their works.

Durgapur, 28th August Amra Kajan Boys Club has organised various cultural and social activities in the memory of founder member Late Prasanta Majumder. In the morning Sit and Draw competition and Rabindra Najrul evening will be celebrated. Voluntary Blood Donation camp has also been organised.

Durgapur, 26th August Goverment has decided to annex land in the coalfields area of Raniganj and Asansol where landslide is taking heavy toll in the lives and property of the villagers residing there. The rehabilitation of the residents of these villages will be provided by State Goverment and ECL. The Asansol Durgapur Development Authority will monitor the whole project and the central Goverment will financed the whole project. The centre Goverment has sanctioned 2691 crores for the project which will take about 10 years to complete. The villagers of these areas are hopefull that they will lead a proper life of safety and wellness after the project is completed.

Durgapur, 25th August A gang of 30 cleaned shops in Panagarh market, near Durgapur, out of cash, ornaments, electronic goods and other valuables in a two-hour raid at a spot only 300 metres from the local police station.
Traders, who discovered the heist when they came to open their shop this morning. The gang struck between 12 am to 2 pm based on the accounts of pavement dwellers. The traders observed a bandh today and demanded that the culprits be caught within 48 hours.
Durgapur additional police superintended S.S.Sarkar said "the gang might have come from Jharkhand but may have some local contact.

Durgapur, 24th August Asansol Born Arjun Atwal became the first Indian golfer to win a PGA tour event. He entered the records book by winning the Wyndham Championship, in Greensboro on Sunday.

Durgapur, 24th August The Officers choice and Anandalok "Salam Bengal" award was organised in Srijoni Hall in Durgapur. In the occassion Lopamudra, Poroma and Rupankar presented there songs. Fashion Designer Agnimitra Pal was also present on the occassion. Tusharbaran Ray of Budrwan Ausgram, got the prize for his contribution in the field of education, singer-poet Ganesh Chandra Bhattacharya of Bankura district, Srichandrapur village was awarded for his songs of health consciousnes - awareness. In the sports field Deeprina Bhattacharya of Hooghly district got the award for his contribution in Athelitcs. Hooghly district, Singur's Binoy kr. Modak got the award for his contribution in the field of self employment generation. He has left his goverment job to help the unemployed youth's in the field of self employment.

Durgapur, 24th August Few workers of a ferro Alloy factory in Durgapur has raised the demand for wage rise. They have demonstrated in front of the factory and stopped work. They have not allowed the authorites to enter the factory and hence work was hampered. The CITU worker union was against the demonstration and has said that due to some motive some workers was misled to perform this demonstration.

Durgapur, 24th August Axis Cup football tournament was organised by Durgapur Modern Boys club. In the opening match Volly club won the match by defeating Ganesh Smriti club by 4-3 goals.

Durgapur, 18th August On Tuesday morning in Laudoha village under Laudoha PS in Durgapur two persons were injured when a gang of criminals fired at them. Among the two persons Joydev Mondol has been shifted to The Mission hospital with bullet injuries and Topu Mondol has been admitted to Durgapur SD hospital. Both are said to be in critical condition.
Around 9.30 am, eight armed men stormed into the house of local Trinamool Congressleader Arjun Mondal. As Arjun was not at home at the time, they shot his brother Joydeb Mondal, who was playing a game of cards at the time. The bullet hit him in his abdomen, but he ran and took shelter in a neighbour's house.
The goons gave chase but the Mondals' neighbour, Topu Mondal, stopped them at the door. They also fired at her and the bullet hit her on the thigh. Sinchan Roy Choudhury, circle inspector of police (B) of Durgapur, said a case has been registered. So far, nobody has been arrested.

Durgapur, 17th August Hinduja Global Solutions - the BPO arm of the Hinduja group -today opened its second centre in Durgapur. The company, which had set up its first centre in Durgapur three years back, has 1,700 employees there. The second unit, which will be about 1km away from the first site, is spread over 8,500 square feet and has 220 seats. The capacity can be scaled up to meet future demands, the company said in a statement. "Durgapur has provided us multiple advantages in terms of access to good talent, cost arbitrage and considerably lower levels of attrition. This new centre will enable us to take care of increased domestic demands. I am sure both the centres will witness continued growth and sustained excellence," CEO Partha De Sarkar said. The new unit is the 30th global delivery centre of the company, which serves over 80 clients through its facilities in India, the US, the UK, Canada, Mauritius and the Philippines. The unit is aimed at meeting the company's price-volume commitments. It will primarily cater to customers in the telecom segment. Hinduja Global is among the first movers in the domestic BPO space

Durgapur, 16th August Durgapur Abosar An NGO for the cause of Humanity has organised a free medical camp in 14th August. Many specialized doctors and medical persons attented the camp. Many persons got medical assistance and proper health guidance from this camp. Onco Surgeon Dr. Vikash K. Agarwal has given a nice presentation on ill effects of Tobacco usage.

Durgapur, 15th August Independence day celebration in Durgapur is going on with pride and honour. Soon pictures and videos of the celebrations will be available.

Durgapur, 14th August The owners of Pool Car of schools has at last decided to follow the rules as decided by the automobile authorities.

Durgapur, 14th August The residents of Muchipara - Shibpur area in Durgapur has demonstrated and deposited a letter to the S.D.O. Durgapur to immediately stop the illegal Trekers running in those areas. They also demanded for more mini buses in those areas.

Durgapur, 13th August SEMINAR WITH DR PARIMAL BANERJEE World renowned Homoeopath Dr Parimal Banerjee will address an august gathering on 22nd August 2010 at Sramik Mongal Kendra, Coke-oven colony, Durgapur from 2P.M. to 4.30 P.M. All institutionally qualified homoeopathic doctors are cordially invited to listen Dr Banerjee’s year long experiences, his techniques of selecting specific medicines in specific potencies in specific disease conditions considering specific symptom complex. To accommodate all homoeopaths a token money of Rs.40/(Rupees forty only) has been fixed as Registration fee. All Participants will be provided with a Souvenir containing Dr Banerjee’s lecture. Last date of Registration is 18/8/2008. For details contact Dr P.K.Bhattacheryay, Cell ; 094341 98583; E mail : pkb54@rediffmail.com
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Durgapur, 3nd August Queens Baton or the Common Wealth Torch has reached Durgapur this morning. It has first reached the Sahid Bhagat Singh Stadium, city centre. From there it will travel to Nehru Stadium of the DSPSA. We hope all Durgapurians will visit Nehru Stadium to view the torch and make the ceremony a grand success.

Durgapur, 2nd August Due to a huge explosion at a factory in the Raturia-Angadpur Industrial Estate in Durgapur, Seventeen workers were injured. Five of the workers were critically injured. Molten metal fell on the workers after the explosion. Senior officials of Amit Metaliks Limited, including MD Amit Singh, allegedly fled the plant site after the accident even as work came to a standstill. A huge police force was posted in the factory, where the situation was tense but under control. The exact cause of the blast was still to be ascertained. Suken Bauri, an employee, said a ladle carrying molten metal of the induction furnace to the casting plant blew up around 9.15 am. "I heard a loud cracking noise and rushed to see what had happened. We were horrified to see the workers lying on the ground burnt, bleeding profusely and clothes torn apart.
Five of those injured were released after giving first-aid while 10 others were admitted to The Mission Hospital. The remaining two victims were taken to Vivekananda Hospital. The condition of five of those receiving treatment at The Mission Hospital was said to be very critical. The workers attributed the accident to poor maintenance and negligence on the part of the plant management. Durgapur SDO Mrinal Kanti Rano said he had sent the factory inspector to the plant and was waiting for his report for further action. We have started a probe but nobody has been arrested so far," he said. No one from the plant management was, however, available for comment.

Durgapur, 2nd August 2010 Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd the country’s first company to commercially produce gas from a coal bed methane block plans to enter a city gas distribution network through Great Eastern Energy City Gas Pvt Ltd, its sister concern. Mr Prashant Modi president & CEO of said that “Our sister concern will bid for the city gas network in the Asansol Durgapur region in West Bengal, for which bids have been invited by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board. If they win, we will supply gas to them from our Raniganj CBM block and it will be a forward integration for us.” Mr Modi said the company would restrict its bid to Asansol Durgapur, close to GEECL’s CBM block in Raniganj. The company had won the block in 2001. He added that “We have invested INR 800 crore in the Raniganj block and will invest another INR 2,000 crore in drilling more wells and ramping up production. The block is currently producing 0.1 million standard cubic metres a day and it is expected to reach 3 mscmd by 2015.” The company is supplying this gas to commercial entities in Asansol, Durgapur and adjoining cities. It has signed a franchise agreement with Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum Corporation to set up CNG dispensing stations at their existing outlets in the region. The price of CBM gas, unlike gas produced from blocks under the New Exploration Licensing Policy, is market driven. The Board recently invited bids for eight cities in four states. The last date is December 3. (Sourced from BS)

Durgapur, 28th July Two maruti Van carrying school students has crased with each other in Durgapur 54 ft area. The incident occured in tuesday in about 2.30 p.m. Three little students and a lady teacher got injured in the incident. Police has seized both the vechile but the drivers of both the cars has fled from the scene. These days mostly unfit vechiles are used to ferry students to the schools. The local transport authorities has given assurance that the vechiles would be screened to know if they are abiding by all the vehicular norms.

Durgapur, 28th July In the Jamuria area four gaurds got injuried while trying to stop theft of coal. Two persons has been admited to ECL Regional Hospital in Satgram.

Durgapur, 27th July As reported by us that a fan has slipped over a patient in Durgapur S.D. Hospital, the authorities has decided to setup 100 new fans in the hospital.

Durgapur, 27th July In the Nimai Adhikary Football Tournament quarter final ASPSA has defeated Ranapratap Agrani Sangha. During the prescribed time the match ended in a draw. In the tie breaker ASPSA prevailed over Ranapratap Agrani Sangha by 6 to 5 goals. On the other quater final Amra Kajan Boys club defeated Durgapur Heroes by by 2- 1 goals.

Durgapur, 27th July The police of the coke oven thana has arrested 8 anti socials elements from the karanga Para in Durgapur. These anti socials has beaten a gaurd of a private factory and tried to stole various equipments of the factory.

Durgapur, 27th July Rupam Bhattacharya was recently arrested in connection to Santanu murder case. He was arrested from city centre in Durgapur. He was one of the prime accused in the Santanu murder case. Santanu was one of the prime agent in the cheat fund scam which last year surfaced in Durgapur.

Durgapur, 26th July Durgapur Abosar has celebrated Rabindra Utsav in 25th july 2010 at 6. p.m. Poetry, Dance, Songs and discussions on Rabindra nath Tagore was performed by various artists from child to people of older section. It was a joy to witness such a grand programme.

Durgapur, 22nd July A recent spurt in theft, snatching and dacoities in Durgapur city has given the administration a major headache. Going out of station to relatives home, to attend marriage party and leaving the home locked or emty is no longer safe in Durgapur. Your house could be break in and you could end up losing your valuables. When you are withdrawing a large sum of money from bank or ATM you could face the snatchers or dacoity. Men and women are both facing the incidents of chain snatching. Someone who has gone to market and parked his bike nearby and after returning have seen his bike has been stolen. Some shop owners who has locked his shop and returned home contented, in the morning next day has faced break in in the shop with shutters cutout. Now these are daily matters of Durgaur city. Recently in 19th may the Mayor of Durgapur, Mr Rathindra Mohan Roy's house was also looted. Mayor was busy with election and he and his family was away using this situation the thives looted his house and took many valuables with them. We hope the administration should look into the matter urgently and make our Durgapur safe and secure city as it was known earlier.

Durgapur, 21st July A football Tournament was organised on the occassion of 7th foundation Day of Mohan Bagan SAIL football academy. Former Indian football team member I.M. Vijayan was present on the occasion.

Durgapur, 21st July In the Nimai Adhikary Football Tournament Amra Kajan Boys club became Champion. They defeated DSPSA by a solitary goal in the final.

Durgapur, 20th July

A patient from the Saithia rail accident brought in Durgapur Mission Hospital.

Durgapur, 20th July Mohan Bagan SAIL Football Academy is going to celebrate its seventh foundation day at 9 a.m.

Durgapur, 20th July Plantation day will be celebrated with plantation of seedlings and environment awareness programme by Saptam Ashray Welfare Society at South City Centre in 3 p.m.

Durgapur, 20th July The end of Forestry week will be organised by forest Division of Burdwan and Durgapur in B.B.College. by Saptam Ashray Welfare Society at South City Centre in 3 p.m.

Durgapur, 19th July Durgapur Modern winner In the Dabur Red Paste TTIS Shootout Inter School five a side football tournament, Junor Division, Durgapur Modern High School became champion. In the Heroes club ground where the final is held they beat Doon school by 4- 0 Score. In the senior division, Durgapur Project High became champion by beating Asansol St. Joseph High School by 5-0 Score.

Durgapur, 19th July In the accident in Raturia, Angadpur ferro manganese steel plant in Durgapur one more worker dies. The name name of the deceased is Binod Shaw. Three more workers are still under treatment and there condition is said to be serious.

Durgapur, 18th July Looting Spree in Durgapur Over a dozen armed goons went on a looting spree in three houses in the Sukanta Pally area close to the steel township in the wee hours and decamped with cash, ornaments and Valuables worth of around Rs 2 Lakh. As the residents of the houses were away to attend their respective family functions the goons entered the house without and resistance. The residents of Durgapur are recently facing an increasing number of theft in houses, chain snatching, dacoities these days. Even the Mayor (Durgapur) house was raided by the thiefs and still the case is going on.

Durgapur, 17th July Mrintyunjoy Gudui a retired employee of Durgapur Project Limited has donated fifty thousand rupees to his village school. He is not a member of any commitee of the school, he only wants the development of the school and he has engaged himself for the development of the school. The school which was once a primary school has now been promoted to Madhyamik level. We all the residents of Durgapur should be proud to show gratitude to such a person. durgapurcity.co.in our website is also proud to project such a person for his noble cause.

Durgapur, 17th July In a Ferro Manganese Alloy Plant in Durgapur, Raturia, Angadpur area a temporary worker dies in an accident. The worker name Bachu Das died on the spot and four others were critically injured. The incident occured at 10a.m when these workers were working in a site in the plant, suddenly a pot filled with molten iron slipped from the gear box and fell into the ground. Bechu Das was in the crane and he died immediately due to the impact of heat of the molten iron. Binod Sahu, Munna Gupta, Sardar Ansari and Sukhen Paswan were critically injured. The citu and Intuc union both protested for the incident and stated that the companies authorities were responsible for the matter. They also demanded full compensation for the deceased and injured workers.

Durgapur, 16th July KIC Metaliks Ltd has announced that the Mini Blast Furnace at Company's Durgapur Plant has been shutdown w.e.f. July 12, 2010, for a period of about 40 days for repair / religning of the furnace.
During this period there will be no Pig Iron production at the Durgapur Plant of the Company.

Durgapur, 15th July At about 11.15 am today, some employees working in the cast house area of Blast Furnace no. 2 reported feeling of discomfort of breathing and drowsiness. Immediately, these people were taken to the plant medical unit where the doctors provided first aid and later they were shifted to DSP Main Hospital for further medical care.
Out of total 25 persons affected, including contract labour, 10 persons have been released and remaining persons are being attended for treatment and kept under observation at DSP Main Hospital. All are out of danger
Preliminary investigation has revealed that there was some leakage of BF gas from scrubber area of gas cleaning plant of BF-2. This was promptly detected and rectified immediately. Plant operations are continuing as normal.
Unconfirmed reports suggested that the gas was methane. A committee headed by a General Manager of the plant has been constituted to enquire into the matter.

Durgapur, 14th July RathJatra was celebrated in Durgapur with great pomp and splendor. Mr. P.K.Bajaj M.D.(D.S.P.) was the chief guest on the occassion. To get the pictures click here

Durgapur, 13th July Due to interruption in supply of CNG gas in Durgapur the auto's that run in CNG gas has faced huge problem. About 100 Autos run in CNG gas in Durgapur but there is only one pump to supply the CNG gas. On sunday due to very low supply of CNG gas the autos got stand still and the travellers also faced huge problem for it. The authorities are looking into the matter so that such problem does not arrive in the future.

Durgapur, 13th July A running fan fell down on a patient in Durgapur SD Hospital. The patient is pregnant but luckily she and her expected child escaped from serious injury. She got minor injury on her face. This incident has created a serious question about the security of the patients.

Durgapur, 12th July Durgapur is getting one more State Bank learning centre(SBLC). This is the fourth in the state and second in Durgapur. According to the Chief General Manager of Bengal circle of SBI, Durgapur is very important city for commerce and business and keeping in mind this reason the bank has thought to open the learning centre in Durgapur.

Durgapur, 12th July The BSNL landline and mobile service has failed in the city Centre and its adjoning areas on monday afternoon. As a result of this the customers of BSNL face various problems. According to the customers BSNL landline and mobile service is not working properly for some days.

Durgapur, 11th July World Population day was celebrated in DSP, main hospital on Sunday. various school students participated in the ceremony and performed in debates, Poster, drawing, slogan etc.

Kid Detained for Dad late, Durgapur, July 10
Tanmoy Das a nursery student of Aurobindo Vidyamandir, was detained for 1 hour as his father has arrived 10 minutes late to pick him up, as authorities claiminng they are abiding by their rule.
According to the rule the authorities detain students for an hour if their gaurdians fail to arrive within 5 minutes after the classes are over.
Tanmoy's father Goutam Das said he arrived 10 minutes late but it was not his child's fault so why they detain his son for an hour in an empty classroom. His son has taken only a glass of milk and two biscuits before going to school and he had only a bar of chocolate for tiffin. He told the Principal that Tanmoy has not eaten for a long time and pleaded to release him but all pleas has gone to deaf ears. Tanmoy's father Goutam Das has lodged a police complaint against the principal, Rezaul Kabir the officer in charge of Durgapur police station has said that the police are looking into the matter.

Durgapur, 9th July In the basket ball tournament organised by Durgapur Subdivisional Sports Association on thursday Netaji Bhaban has beaten Bibek Sangha by 60-22 points and DSPSA has beaten Tansen AC by 69-43 points.

Bypoll Election in Durgapur (WB), July 8, (PTI)
Coming as a morale booster of sorts for the Left, ruling CPI-M today won the Durgapur-1 Assembly seat in a by-election defeating Trinamool Congress-backed Congress candidate by a margin of 8,817 votes. However, the party, which has been winning from the constituency since 1977, won by a substantially reduced margin. In the 2006 Assembly election, it had defeated its nearest rival by a margin of 40,972 votes.
While Archana Bhattacharya of CPI-M polled 53,513 votes, Bangshibadan Karmakar of the Congress secured 44,696 votes. BJP's Kaushik Roychowdury got 4,243 votes and RJD's Sunil Yadav came a poor fourth getting 1,735 votes, according to the returning officer and Burdwan district magistrate Omkar Singh Meena.
The polling was held on the day of the 'Bharat Bandh' on July 5.

75% votes polled in Durgapur (WB), 6th July 2010
Though Durgapur was out of Bharat Bandh 0n 5th July but still the transport service failed. Bearing all the troubles people of Durgapur polled 75% votes in the bypoll.

The first Ingot of DSP Durgapur (WB), 5th July 2010
First Ingot Of DSP click to get full view The first ingot produced by Durgapur Steel Plant in 24th April 1964 was installed inside Durgapur steel Plant. It was installed for the visitors to the plant as a landmark achivement of DSP.

Manas and Mukul Visit Durgapur(WB), 2rd July 2010
The state congress president Manas Bhuyia and Mukul Roy of Trinamul Congress visit Durgapur in 2nd July 2010. They attended a meeting held jointly by Trinumal congress and Congress(I) to bolster the changes of Bangshi Badan Karmakar of Congress(I) their mutual candidate for the bypoll to be held in 5th July in Durgapur.

The NHAI to construct 9 flyover, 2rd July 2010
To reduce accidents in National Highway, the National Highway Authority of India is to construct 9 flyover from Muchipara in Durgapur to Barakar. The tender of this project will be given in the current month. The flyover worked once started will take about 3- 4 years.

Doctor Bidhan Chandra Roy's Statue was planted in Durgapur (WB), 1st July 2010
Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy After 40 years the statue of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy was re-installed in Durgapur on 1st July 2010, which was Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy's 128th Birth Day. The Day was celebrated through out India as Doctor's Day in respect of the great Doctor and leader he was. The statue was installed by Surojit Ray of Bidhannagar residential association in the entrance of Bidhannagar, Durgapur. The statue was made by Prabhat Bagdhi of Shantiniketan.

Mysterious death of a youth in Durgapur A dead body of a youth has been recovered from a pond in Kandeshwar. According to information his name is Pradip Mondal age 32 years. According to his family members their son have been murdered. Pradip has gone to his in laws house for JAMI SHASTI in Karitpur Village in Durgapur but he has never home from there. In monday morning residents of Belaghata Village (Pradips Village) has seen the body of Pradip lying in the pond. Police has recovered the body and a thorough investigation is going on.

The SAIL chairman Chandra Shekhar Verma visted ISCO for overseeing the work of here. He has visited the various sites and surveyed the projects being undertaken.

The employees of the Hindustan Cables are now hopefull of revival After Burn Standard and MAMC now the employees of the Rupnarayanpur, Hindustan Cables are hopeful that they would also get some packages of revial which will change their fortune. For the last eight years many rounds of talks have been held for the revival of the factory but still now no concrete steps for the reopening of the factory has been taken. In the recent concluding BIFR meeting held on 22nd June the issue has been discussed in length.

In the just completed Senior State Ranking Badminton Tournament in Durgapur Sourav Chatterjee become champion of the mens and Amrita Mukherjee became champion of the womens. In the Mens Doubles Arup Baidya and Sourav Chatterjee became Champion.

Court approves sale of MAMC properties to consortium The Calcutta High Court on Friday approved the sale of the closed facility of the Durgapur-based Mining and Allied Machineries Corporation (MAMC) to a consortium of BEML, Coal India Ltd (CIL) and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) for a total sum of Rs 100 crore. The sale was approved through open bidding. According to a CIL official, following the order, the consortium has deposited Rs 18.75 crore with the court as earnest money. The balance Rs 81.25 crore will be deposited with the official liquidator within a month.The consortium will soon form a joint venture with the mining machinery major BEML being the majority (48 per cent) stakeholder. CIL and DVC will hold 26 per cent each. BEML is expected to take he lead in manufacturing underground mining machinery and material handling equipment at Durgapur, which will find a ready use in thermal power major DVC and the coal major CIL. According to the official, hte sale will include plant and machinery of MAMC at Durgapur (excluding the 193 acre land at the factory premises) in West Bengal; MAMC assembly facility at Nagpur in Maharashtra; the service centre at Dhanbad in Jharkhand and guest houses and offices in Kolkata and Delhi. The 193-acre land at the factory premises at Durgapur is currently in the possession of Assansol Durgapur Development Authority (ADDA). The latter has agreed to assign the factory land to the winner consortium. Moreover, in a recent communication to the Union ministry of Heavy Industries, the Government of West Bengal promised all help to ensure availability of factory land and reopening of the facility by the consortium,” the CIL official said.

Upa Nirbachan at Durgapur 1 Due to the sudden death of Hon'ble Minister Sri Mrinal Bannerjee who was elected from Durgapur 1, the Election will take place at Durgapur-1 divisional Upa-Nirvachan On 5th July 2010. The counting of votes for Durgapur 1 upa Nirbachan will take place in 8th July 2010 and the results will be declared in 8th July itself.

Carrer Chetana Fair, Durgapur Carrer Chetana Fair just concluded from 21st May to 23 May in Srijoni, Durgapur. Many Educational Institutes to Carrer counsellor visited the fair. Among them Pailan group, The Indian Airforce, Adamas, IIAS, NIS Academy and many more took active part in the fair. The Live band Competation was a huge success. Many students and parents visited the fair and drop there resumes for Job and carrerer news.Click on them to Enlarge Education and Job Fair In Srijoni Education and Job Fair In Srijoni Education and Job Fair In Srijoni Education and Job Fair In Srijoni

Miss and Mrs Shilpanchal 2010 Durgapur Horizon Creating Carrers an institute of Fashion Designing in Durgapur has organized a competition Miss and Mrs Shilpanchal 2010 on April 29, 2010 at Hotel Citi Residenci, Durgapur. Horizon is an educational institute with the aim to bring new, innovative and creative courses in this part of Bengal. Ms Agnimitra Paul one of the leading designers of the country will be present as the Chief Guest and celebrity judge. Top models Samita, Ishika, Subhonita, Dipanjan, Sunny and Madhivilata Mitra (Sananda - Tilotama) were present in the program. Here is few Pictures of the Program Click on them to Enlarge
Agnimitra Paul Opening Horizon Institute Agnimitra Paul Addressing Media The Contestants The Prize Distribution The Contest

10th and 11th May 2010 Durgapur Career and Education Fair is being organised by Faboulous Management Group Durgapur at City Residency Hotel, Durgapur. The entry fee for the program is free any any students studying in Class IX- XII to Graduation and further can visit the fair to get free councilling for their Career oppurtunities.
Various Educational Institutes, Consultancy and Management Institutes from Durgapur, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bangaluru, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarkhand visited the Fair.
Few Among Them Are : 1. Alpine Institute of Aeronautics and Institute of Management Technology - from Dehradun (Uttarkhand) www.alpineddn.com Ph: - 09412057630/ 9412054604
2. Jain Group of Colleges- Gudi Guda Ka Naka Road, Chirwai, Lashkar, Gwalior- 474001 (M.P.) www.jaincollege.net Ph: 91-751- 2405121, 2405122, 2405123
3. DSMS- Group of Institution, Dr. Zakir Hussain Avenue, Bidhannagar, Durgapur- 6, West Bengal, Ph:- 0343- 2532213/4/5, 2537756 www.dsmsindia.com www.dsmsindia.org
4. Future Human Development Ltd. , (BigBazar- Pantaloons Group) Courses in MBA- Retail and MBA- Entrepreneurship, BBA- Retail and Entrepreneurship
Communication : Evershine Mall, 2nd Floor, Malad, Mumbai-400064. Contact in Kolkata: Sanjeev Ganguly- 9051086009

5. DESMS Management Institute Durgapur :Satyajit Sarani City Centre, www.desms.org
6. Swami Vivekananda Institute of Modern Science affiliated to WBUT , www.svist.org

9th May 2010 Durgapur Durgapur Nagar Nigam 1 No. Borough Comitee - 25 Vidyasagar Avenue, Durgapur-5 is celebrating Tagore Birthday and Gitanjali's 100 Years from 19th May and 20th May 2010. All are welcome in the program to make it a success.
The celebration date and Venue:
25th Baishak 9th May
B-Zone : Each and every ward.
A-Zone : Ashis Market to Rabindra Bhaban
( 5.30 Morning)
19th May : Morning 7.30 Min - Bhasa Sahid Smarak (B-Zone) - garlanding of Statue.
19th may : Evening 4.00 P.M. - Verses of Poems of Tagore by famous Durgapur Poets. To be continued on 20th May with various competition, Arts and distribution of prizes. Competition
Sit and Draw , Verses of Poems, Rabindra Sangeet, Dance on Rabindra Sangeet, Instant Verse - Speech, Speech delivary About the views of Rabindranath Tagore on Fasicism

8th May 2010 Durgapur Three NIT students has created a short length documentry film which has been sent to Cann Film Festival. This film will be seen in the short film corner of Cann Film Festival. The fourth year student Harshabardhan Singh and Afsal Khan of NIT has great passion for photography and film. They both single handedly created a short film which was to be seen in Cann Film festival. The story line of the film was of Prof. Subrata Chaudhury. We wish them all the best and good luck from the people of Durgapur.

5th May 2010 Durgapur A task force was setup in Asansol to stop illegal mining and supply of Coal from Asansol and adjoining Areas.

3rd May 2010 Durgapur Priyanka a student of 11th standard in durgapur commited suicide. She was in love with Sushabon Sen. After primary investigation Sushabon and his family members was convicted of abeting the cause of suicide by coke oven Police.

3rd May 2010 Durgapur The Barrage Repair work of D.V.C. not done Durgapur Fertilizer Plants water source work also was stopped due to this the whole of Bidhannagar area was facing water scarcity from April. The S.D. Hospital and other four hospital in the area was in acute sortage of water. The Durgapur Municipal Corporation is maintaining the water supply temporary for the affected.

3rd May 2010 Durgapur Mrinal Banerjee Memorial All India Sub Jr. Cricket Tournament
Suiri DSACCC became the Champion by beating the Home Team Durgapur Cricket Club

24th April 2010 Durgapur Mrinal Banerjee Memorial All India Sub Jr. (95 PTS.) Cricket Tournamnet
Durgapur cricket club is going to organise "Mrinal Bannerjee Memorial All India Invitational (U-13) (95 Pts.) Cricket Tournament". from 24th April 2010 to 2nd May 2010. 16 teams are going to participate in the Tournament and there shall be 2 matches daily. All residents of Durgapur are hereby requested to please come forward and make the tournament a successful one.
Durgapur Cricket Club, Shivaji Road, A-Zone- Durgapur -713204

16 th April 2010 Durgapur Miss and Mrs Shilpanchal 2010
Horizon Creating Carrers an institute of Durgapur is organizing a competition Miss and Mrs Shilpanchal 2010 on April 29, 2010 at Hotel Citi Residenci, Durgapur. Horizon is an educational institute with the aim to bring new, innovative and creative courses in this part of Bengal. Ms Agnimitra Paul one of the leading designers of the country will be present as the Chief Guest and celebrity judge. Top models Samita, Ishika, Subhonita, Dipanjan, Sunny and Madhivilata Mitra (Sananda - Tilotama) will be present in the program.

10th April 2010 Durgapur 256th Birthday Celebration of Dr. S.Hanemann and 200th Year of Organon of Medicine in Homoeopathy celebrated by Burdwan District Homoeopathic Co-ordination Comitee, HMAI Under the auspicies of
THE HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF INDIA
West Bengal State Branch on 10th April 2010 Venue:- Srijoni Auditorium., City Centre, Durgapur-713216. For Details Click Here

9th April 2010 Durgapur: 3 gangmen die after train runs them over Three railway gangmen in the Eastern Railway’s Asansol Division, were killed after a train ran over them on Friday. The incident took place between Durgapur and Waria stations.
The three have been identified as Biswaranjan (29), Baliramlal (54) and Jagadeshwar Yadav (30). The driver of 3151 Up Jammu Tawi Express spotted the bodies lying by the tracks and called the railway control about 3 p.m. to inform them of the deaths. Train services were disrupted for some time on the route.

Durgapur 8th April 2010 Fire broke out in The Star Caterer and Decorater Godwan near B-Zone Boys School, Durgapur-5. Some people may have lit the fire to clear the grass but the fire son spread the neighbouring area and got out of control. Local residents soon came in to rescue and called the fire. The West Bengal fire reaches the spot with two fire enginees and doused the fire. The B-Zone police I/C also reached the spot, but the fire by the time has engulfed the entire bamboo godwan of Star caterer and affected some part of its Godwan. Eight ricksaw van got totaly damaged in the fire.

Durgapur 26th March 2010 The army base in Panagarh went up in flames in the early morning. The fire broke out in the ammunition depot where huge amount of explosives were stored.
The nearby villagers woke up by the sound of explosives and saw light of fire works. Many residents of Panagarh and budbud villages, fled their homes in fear. The army's crisis management team, started the fire fight and the blaze was in control for about two hours. Around 4.30 hrs it was completely doused. Four fire enginees arrived from Durgapur and joined the fire fight when the army was already controlling the fire.
There was no loss of lives, and no one was injured. An army team is assessing the cause of the fire and extent of damage.

26th March 2010 Seminar on Enterpreneuship Development : by Micheal Madhusudhan College Durgapur, UGC recognised at 10 p.m. All delegates are welcome

26th March 2010 Durgapur, Agrani Parisad Becomes Champion on the gully cricket organised in Durgapur Alloy Steel Stadium.

14th March 2010 Durgapur Mother Teresa Academy a C.B.S.E. English version School opens in Durgapur. Admission Going on from Nursery to class VII . Address for communication: City Centre, sail Co-operative Complex, Near Bulk Supply Bus Stop, Durgapur- 713216. Ph- 0343-6455743, 9932912308, 9232856360, Visiting Hours- 8.am to 12.00 Noon

11th March 2010 Durgapur Amma in West Bengal Her Holiness sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi(AMMA) Will be visiting Durgapur on 18th March 2010 and Kolkata on 20th -21st March, 2010. At Durgapur, Amma will be given a Public Reception at Gandhi More Maidan, City Centre, followed by Pravachan, Bhajans, Dhyan and Darshan.
The Math has setup a new building for the Higher Secondary Section of Amrita Vidyalayam at Durgapur where over 1300 Students are enrolled. For Details Contact Ph:- 0343-2533560

8th March 2010 Durgapur As per the latest report by Hindu, the Govt owned telecom service provider BSNL announced the launch of Broadband Internet service and the speed may reach upto 16 MBPS and 24 MBPS by using High Speed Digital Subscriber Loop (VDSL) technology. The monthly rental cost for 16 MBPS line is Rs 4999 and that of 24 mbps line is Rs 9999. However, 24 mbps line will be available to the customers who are 500 mt from the exchange and 16 mbps line will be available to the users within 1 km from the exchange. The services have been rolled out on a commercial basis in Agra, Ambala, Jalandhar, Jaipur, Dehradoon, Shimla, Lucknow, Ranchi, Durgapur, Haldia and Patna and in Jammu as a soft-launch, a company statement said.

Durgapur, March 3: A Madhyamik examinee was killed today and her sister, who was also taking the test, injured when the motorcycle on which they were riding pillion collided with an oil tanker on NH2 at Asansol’s Jamuria. Rupali, 17, and Sabita, 16, were returning home after appearing for the history exam on their brother Vivek’s bike. Police said Vivek was speaking on his phone and did not notice the tanker coming from the opposite direction. Rupali was thrown off the bike after the accident and was crushed under the wheels of the tanker. Sabita and Vivek are in hospital. The three did not have their helmets on at the time of the accident.

23rd Feb 2010 :Durgapur The state youth affairs department has decided to select candidates for the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute of Darjeeling in Siliguri, Durgapur and Calcutta from this year. Earlier, it used to be held only in Calcutta. The selection will be held in Durgapur on March 9.

Feb23 :The 11-day-long strike by contractors' workers at Durgapur Steel Plant was called off last night. The strike was in support of the demand for regularisation of about 1,100 B-listed and slag-bank workers out of a total of 3,062 contractors' workers deployed in the plant. The management, it is learnt, has agreed to absorb on permanent roll 60 of the 1,100 workers immediately while the absorption of the remaining 1,040 will be considered in phases by December 2010. The 1,040 workers will also get a pay hike of Rs 300 a month. The agreement was thrashed out at the intervention by the State Labour Department. The strikers had blocked the gates of the plant, disrupting vehicle movement. As a result, inside the plant, there was a huge pile-up of finished goods generally evacuated by road. The inward movement of certain items into the plant too were affected. However, the rail movement remained unaffected. Following the withdrawal of the strike, truck movement is slowly becoming normal and it is felt that the pile-up will be cleared in the next two to three days.

20th Feb 2010 :New English version school in Durgapur. A new english version school is being opened in Durgapur by Usha Martin Education and Solutions Limited. Now the school will open in a flat in Bengal Ambuja, later on a new campus will be build up. They are employing new and most modern technique in the field of teaching.

19th Feb 2010:Industrial Trade Fair has been organised in DMC Tathya Kendra, Durgapur. Many small scale Industires and Enterprises has participated in the fair. The Fair has attracted many visitors wh are themselves some enterpreneur or buisness persons. The fiar is running from 18th of February to 25th February.

8th Feb 2010:In a daring act of dacoity, five armed goons raided the Banachity branch of a nationalised bank and decamped with cash worth Rs 41 lakh, making it the third such incident in the past seven years. No one has been arrested till reports last came in.
According to police, three criminals, brandishing revolvers entered the Banachity branch of Oriental Bank of Commerce around 2.05 pm and locked up customers in two rooms. After snatching keys of the safe from the manager, they took the cell phones from the customers and the bank employees. Some bank employees who tried to raise their voices, were beaten up. While two goons waited outside, the third person opened the safe and looted cash worth Rs 41 lakh.

Doctor Arun Chodhrury native of Durgapupur has achieved a major breakthrough in cancer research. For more details click here PDF reader required.

3rd Feb 2010: West Bengal Power minister Mrinal Banerjee lost the long battle with cancer. The 72-year-old leader passed away at 12.55 pm today, doctors said.His leadership talent at Durgapur Steel Plant, took him to West Bengal politics. He was an electrical engineer by profession at Durgapur Steel plant. He was elected to state assembly from the Durgapur-II assembly constituency.

Repuplic Day was celebrated through out Durgapur with great privilege and honor. The Nehru Stadium of Durgapur Steel Plant(DSP) was the centre of attraction of the Republic Day celebration. Various Schools, organisations, voluntary organisations took part in the occassion and presented there own shows. The CISF, Durgapur flew unmanned aeroplane remotly rounding the stadium and it was the center of attraction.

20 Jan 2010 Saraswati Puja "the goddess of Education" was organsied throughout Durgapur with great honour. Each and every schools of Durgapur has organised the Saraswati puja. Each and every colony, streets, para organised there own puja.

17th Jan 2010: Veteran communist and former chief minister Jyoti Basu passed away on Sunday 17th Jan. at 11.47 am. Many important leaders from Durgapur pay there tribute to Basu.

New Year 2010 was celebrated in Durgapur with great pomp and splendor. People of Durgapur celebrated the new year like a festival. All the shopping malls, parks well decorated with colourfull lights. People throng outside in cinema halls, shopping malls, Restaurants, Bars to party whole night.