A comment from someone who had been staying in Japan for a year indicated that in Japan, Cherry Blossoms are called Sakura.
Here are few pics of Sakura that I took yesterday very near Rabindra Tirtha. Yesterday was Dol. Are Sakuras the equivalent of Palas in Bengal? Who knows?
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Sale of brochures for shop / stall allotment in three markets in New Town started today. All brochures were sold off in the morning itself. Reprints have been ordered.
For more details, see http://www.nkdamar.org/Downloads/allotement%20of%20stalls%20and%20shops.pdf