Kolkata: Café Ekante will come up with mouth watering delicacies on June 8 and 9 keeping up with the traditions of Jamai Shashti, a day to treat the son-in-laws with delicious Bengali food cooked with love and care.The special buffet lunch and dinner at the restaurant will have green salad, pyara kasundi and dahi vada with the main course veg items including sukto, bhaja mog dal, bhaja maslar aloo dam, echor kalia and doi potol. The main course for non-veg dishes will have katla korma, pabda macher jhal, Kanchalanka murgi and kochi pathar jhol. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaCafé Ekante in New Town is a popular destination for foodies. The name of the restaurant was given by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation maintains it. The staffs of Café Ekante have been given special training to offer hospitality to the guests. The guests, who come in the evening for dinner, can enjoy the world cup cricket matches on big television screens along with the food. The restaurant is offering special dishes to celebrate the world cup cricket under the banner “Crick- eat”. The waiters have put on the jerseys of the participating teams to boost the spirits of sports enthusiasts. The welcome drink such as aam pora pudina shorbat is offered to the guests. They can also treat on begun bhaja, misti kumro bhaja, potol bhaja, aloo pyizkoli bhaja and jhur jhur aloo bhaja. There is shak bhaja of various types that include kochu shak chingri diya and posto badam diya lal shak bhaja. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThere will be ghee bhat, mochar pulao and luchi. The chutney will be of anaras, aam and khejur aamsatta. The desserts will include rosogolla, gulab jamun, ice cream, payesh and freshly cut fruits such as mango, jackfruits, lychee, watermelon and pineapple. The popularity of café Ekante has reached such heights that on Saturdays and Sundays prior booking is required. It is a constant struggle for HIDCO to keep the restaurant upgraded. The quality of food is excellent and the best cooking medium is used. The restaurant is decorated tastefully and lights that are soothing to the eyes have been installed to enhance the ambience.
A Perth company looking to develop base metals and gold opportunities in Uganda says that country is now making ground in improving its infrastructure to a level more compatible with developing mining operations for export projects and to attracting resources investment. Addressing the first day in Perth last week of the Paydirt 2015 Africa Down Under Conference, Sipa Resources Director, Ms Lynda Burnett, said the infrastructure gains were important as new mineral belts were being confirmed in Uganda, including the company’s interest in the Kitgum Pader Belt in the country’s north.The Belt is comparable in size and style to the Fraser Range Belt in Western Australia, home to the world class Nova-Bollinger nickel-copper deposit.“What we are seeing is improvements in key infrastructure important for mining and this is now includes new hydro stations under construction, a new Chinese funded railway and similar Chinese backed road upgrades along the key corridor of Gulu to Sedan,” Burnett said.The infrastructure upgrades come as the Australian explorer builds on its two nickel sulphide discoveries, Akelikongo and Akelikongo West which contain wide zones of disseminated sulphides of 0.24-0.5% Ni and one to four metre wide zones of massive nickel sulphides grading 1-2% Ni.It raised A$6 million in June in an oversubscribed placement and share purchase plan and now holds full title to its mineral district which stretches more than 100 km.As a result, Burnett says the company will now push ahead on three fronts – to drill and extend Akelikongo looking for high grade zones, rotary drill at least five new priority nickel sulphide soil targets and diamond drill test at least one of those to discover multiple mineralised systems.“Our primary objective is to gain a better understanding of the mineral system through 3D geometric modelling so we can then determine where the higher grade nickel and copper has been deposited.”Most of the new work is scheduled to be completed by June next year.Sipa is now fully focussed on its projects in Uganda where it holds over 6,500 km2 of exploration tenements. At the Kitgum-Pader base metals and gold project in central northern two standout targets are being delineated. There is the Akelikongo intrusive hosted nickel copper system and surrounding district and the Pamwa Broken Hill type, zinc-lead-silver system and surrounding base metal anomalies.