Cruise enthusiasts will soon be able to sail in luxury from Kolkata to Dhaka and relish the sights of the celebrated Sundarbans mangrove forests, courtesy a river cruise service between India and Bangladesh, an official said.
"The guidelines are being finalised by the Director General of Shipping and it will commence soon," Arvind Kumar, assistant director of Inland Waterways Authority of India, told IANS.
The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) is looking after the part in the neighbouring country while IWAI is monitoring the Indian part. Currently only cargo vessels are allowed across the border via waterways.
"It will be a 14-day cruise through the Indian and Bangladesh part of Sundarbans. It is likely to begin end of the year,a said Lt Col. (Retd) SR Banerjee, consultant of Vivada Cruises.
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Beleaguered tycoon Vijaya Mallya resigned as chairman of Bayer CropScience Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of the German pharma major Bayer AG, the company said on Tuesday.
"We regretfully accept the voluntary resignation of Vijay Mallya as our director and chairman with effect from June 30, 2016," Bayer CropScience said in a statement.
A new chairman will be appointed at its next board meeting, it added.
Thanking Mallya for his valuable service, the pharma arm and its promoter (Bayer AG) said it had grown into a market leader during his tenure since March 2004.
"We are grateful to Mallya for his professionalism, dedication and loyalty," the statement added.
As a global enterprise with core competencies in life sciences fields of health care and agriculture, Bayer's products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life.
In fiscal 2015, the global firm employed about 117,000 people and had sales of euro 46 billion.