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GoAir Kolkata Offer

Kolkata: Private airline, GoAir, has announced a special offer for flyers from Kolkata on advance ticket booking. Under the offer, Kolkata flyers can book flights to 23 destinations in the country with the one-way fare starting from Rs 1,320. To avail the offer, tickets shall have to be bought until 8...
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Masked Hypertension

Kolkata: Study conducted by a private hospital group has revealed that a sizeable number of Bengal’s population is suffering from masked hypertension. India Heart Study, conducted between April 2018 and June 2019, examined 862 people from Bengal who are not on any type of medication for hypertension. The results show that...
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Eastern Naval Chief in Kolkata

Kolkata: Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, commander-in-chief of Eastern Naval Command headquartered at Vishakhapatnam, is on a two-day maiden visit of Kolkata since he assumed office in May. Accompanied by wife, he arrived in the city yesterday 16 June. Vice Admiral Jain has reviewed the coastal security and the status...
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Unreserved Ticket Hitch

Kolkata: The unreserved ticketing system (UTS) over Eastern Railway jurisdiction is likely to be affected from midnight to morning on Sunday 2 June. This is because railway engineers will initiate a routine update of the UTS from 12.05 am – 6 am on 2 June. Tickets for local trains and...
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Re-Poll in Two Booths

Kolkata: Election Commission of India has ordered re-polling in two booths in Hooghly and North 24-Parganas district where voting took place on 6 May. The two booths are ~ 110 Laskarpur Netaji Prathamik Vidyalaya at Tarakeswar in Arambagh Lok Sabha segment and 116 Kanchrapara Udbodhoni Madyamik Vidyalaya at Bijpur in...
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BJP Candidate Injured

Barasat: BJP Bongaon Lok Sabha seat candidate Santanu Thakur has been injured in a road accident at Hanspur at Gaighata in North 24-Parganas district. Thakur’s car banged onto a Central force vehicle when he was heading to Kalyani for an election meeting. He has suffered minor injury in the head and...
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Midnight Metro for IPL

Kolkata: Metro Railway will run special midnight trains for cricket fans attending the IPL T-20 cricket match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 28 April. One pair of additional trains (1UP+1DN) will start towards Dum Dum and Kavi Subhash stations right at 12 midnight from Esplanade Metro station. Ticket counters...
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Train Kills Girl in Dooars

Siliguri: A teenage girl was mowed dead by a passenger train at Matelli in Jalpaiguri district. Priyanka Mahalai was a resident of Matelli’s Kilkot tea garden. Today 16 April early afternoon she was returning home after bathing in Murti river. It was then that a Siliguri-Alipurduar passenger train knocked her dead...
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New CJ at Calcutta HC

Kolkata: Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan took over as the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court today 4 April. He was sworn into office by Governor KN Tripathi. On assuming office, justice Radhakrishnan said that he is proud to be part of the Court High of a state which is known...
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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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