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Metro Gate Closure

Kolkata: Gate No 1 of Shyambazar Metro station will remain closed for eight days from 2 March for renovation. Metro Railway has asked passengers to use the other gates at the station for entry/exit. Gate No 1 will reopen on 10 March.
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Dum Dum Metro Gate Closure

Kolkata: Passengers will not be able to make entry/exit through the north-end gate of UP platform at Dum Dum Metro station from 11 pm of 23 February to 12 noon of 25 February. This is to facilitate work for the installation of an escalator from the ground floor to the...
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Bengal Aid for Pulwama Martyrs

Kolkata: West Bengal government will provide an aid Rs 5-lakh each to the family of Bablu Santra of Howrah and Sudip Biswas of Nadia, the two CRPF jawans martyred in the Pulwama terror attack. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced this to reporters on Wednesday 20 February. She said that the...
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Army Job Exam Result

Kolkata: Results of the Common Entrance Exam (CEE) for recruitment in Indian Army, held at Army Recruiting Office in Barrackpore and Siliguri on 27 January, have been announced. In a statement, the authorities today said that the results can be views on Indian Army website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in and on IVRS telephone...
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Media Conference at Visva-Bharati

Bolpur: An international conference on media and communication in sustainable development kicked off at Visva-Bharati university in Santiniketan on Monday 11 February. The three-day event is being organised by Indian chapter of the Asian Congress for Media & Communication and, hosted by Visva-Bharati’s Centre for Journalism & Mass Communication. Media academics...
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ECI Full Bench in Kolkata

Kolkata: The full bench of the Election Commission of India (ECI) led by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora is on a two-day tour of Kolkata. The visit is aimed at taking stock of the preparations in Bengal for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the country due in the month...
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4G Arrives in A&N Islands After 6-yrs

Kolkata: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Tuesday got its first 4G mobile telephone service after a gap of over six years since 4G was introduced in India in 2012. Private telecom player Airtel today announced the launch of its 4G services in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is the first...
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New Boss at Ordinance Factory Board

Kolkata: Saurabh Kumar has taken over as the new director general of Ordnance Factories and chairman of the Kolkata-headquartered Ordinance Factory Board (OFB). Kumar has succeeded PK Shrivastava on his superannuation from service on Sunday. The new OFB chairman is a 1982 batch IOFS officer and an M-Tech in mechanical...
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Fewer Metro on New Year

Kolkata: There will be fewer numbers of Metro trains on the New Year Day, 1 January. Instead of 300 trains that are operated on a weekday, on 1 January, Tuesday, Metro Railway will press into service 250 trains. There will be, however, no change in the start and closure of...
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KTM New Bike in Kolkata

Kolkata: Sports motorcycle brand, KTM, today launched its 125 Duke ABS bike in Kolkata. It comes with 14.5 Ps power, upside down front suspension, and other features. The bike’s ex-showroom price in Kolkata is Rs 118,227.

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