Kolkata: Soon, Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) will construct a state-of-the-art library.A high-level meeting to discuss the matter was held on Thursday afternoon. Debashis Sen, chairman HIDCO, chaired the meeting. Senior officials of HIDCO were present along with Professor Dhubajyoti Chatterjee, Vice-Chancellor of Amity University, Professor Arun Kumar Chakraborty, director general national Library, Anuradha Biswas, stakeholder and Porinita Hati, architect and Neena Desai director C-DAC. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe proposed library will come up on the third and fourth floors of Nazrul Tirtha. It will be a state-of-the-art library with all modern facilities. Like all modern libraries, there will be cubicles for research scholars, which they can hire and carry on with their work. There will be some rooms. There will be both text and reference books of all the subjects. There will be a children’s section. Books will also be available online. Books on career counselling and foreign language will be kept at the library. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedA smart card will be given to the members. There will be a drop box where members can drop their books when the library remains closed or they are moving out of the city.Steps will be taken to stop damage of books and their theft. It is often found that important pages are torn or the members haven’t returned priceless books.New Town is coming up as a major health education hub in Bengal along with country’s biggest urban park and other state of the art facilities. It is a green city where creation of the state of the art library has always been felt. Even in Swapno Bhor, the only senior citizen’s park in the state, there is a library. At Nazrul Tirtha, an archive on Kazi Nazrul Islam has been set up. The residents as well as those who stay outside Rajarhat and research scholars can be a member of the library.
“In Aden, the raids began at around 10:00 pm (1900 GMT) on Thursday and were the most violent since the start of ‘Operation Decisive Storm’,” a resident of the southern city told AFP.The air strikes lasted well into the night, said other residents of Aden, especially the municipal headquarters of Dar Saad at the city’s northern entrance.They were carried out a few hours after Huthi Shiite rebels and renegade army soldiers loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived at the building, according to the residents. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepenCoalition aircraft also targeted other positions, including a stadium in the centre of the city and checkpoints manned by the rebel forces. There was no way to immediately verify the reports.”Extremely violent” air raids also targeted Ataq, the capital of Shabwa province east of Aden which was seized by Saleh’s forces on Thursday, an official said. Strikes were launched against a missile base near the town and an arms depot at a base in Morra, to the west of Ataq, said another official.Rebel positions were been targeted around the city of Lahj, north of Aden, according to residents.The Saudi-led coalition launched the air strikes against the Huthi Shiite rebels on March 26 in support of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after they seized the capital and forced him to flee to Aden and later Riyadh.
Media mogul Simon Cowell has suggested that popular boy-band One Direction should take a break.Cowell, 55, who has been the band’s longtime mentor, said it is the perfect time for the band to take ‘some time off’ and try other things, reported Billboard.“In terms of the band, they’ve got enough hits now they can take some time off and do some other stuff they want to do,” he said.Cowell, who will be seen judging The X Factor with Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Verscin, said the band can get back together after their break. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Then I hope they’ll have a little bit of time apart and want to get back together again. It’s a fun job, but it’s absolutely their decision.” One Direction signed with Cowell’s record label Syco Records after forming and finishing third on the UK’s The X Factor in 2010.Earlier, One Direction’s Harry Styles said the group was working on their forthcoming album.