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Darvit School reopens on 3 conditions

Siliguri: Darvit High School at Islampur in North Dinajpur, which was lying shut ever since two youths died of bullet injuries on 21 September following a police-student clash, reopened on Saturday. The agitating villagers handed over the keys to Islampur SDO on the condition that the suspended headmaster and assistant...
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Minibus kills woman in Kolkata

Kolkata: A middle-aged woman was run over by minibus near National Medical College and Hospital at Park Circus in Kolkata today morning. Eyewitnesses said that the woman was crossing over the road even as the traffic signal was green for vehicles. An Airport-Jadavpur route minibus was passing through the area...
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Elephant found dead in Kalimpong

Siliguri: A wild elephant has been found dead at Burikhola under Neora forest range in Kalimpong district. Forest guards spotted the dead elephant during a routine patrol today morning. It was a sub-adult male elephant aged around six years. Forest vets are conducting a post-mortem of the carcass to ascertain...
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Metro trains for India-West Indies T20

Kolkata: Metro Railway will operate a pair of additional trains on 4 November for the benefit of the spectators of India -West Indies T-20 match at the Eden Gardens. The additional trains will be operated well after the scheduled closure of Metro Railway service. Both the trains will start from...
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Bangladesh Book Fair in Kolkata

Kolkata: Bangladesh Book Fair will be held from 2-11 November at Mohor Kunja near Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. This is the 8th edition of the Bangladesh Book Fair in Kolkata and is being organised by the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in association with three other organisations. Tausif Hasan, the deputy high...
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Fewer Metro on Gandhi Jayanti

Kolkata: Metro Railway will operate fewer trains tomorrow due to Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. Tomorrow 200 trains will hit the tracks instead of the 300 trains that are operated on a weekday. This is because, tomorrow being a national holiday, all government offices in the city will remain closed. The timings...
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MCCI gets new president

Kolkata: Realtor Vishal Jhajharia has been elected the new president of the Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI). He has succeeded Ramesh Agarwal and will be holding the chair for the year 2018-19. MCCI is a leading business chamber in Kolkata.
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Myanmar Army chief visits Kolkata

Kolkata: Soe Win, the commander-in-chief of Myanmar Army, who is also the deputy commander-in-chief of Myanmar defence services, visited Indian Army’s eastern command headquarters in Kolkata on Thursday (20 September). Soe came leading a nine-member delegation and discussed with lieutenant general Abhay Krishna, GOC-in-C of eastern command various security-related challenges...
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Metro staff win bronze at Asiad

Kolkata: Two employees of the Metro Railway have won a bronze medal in contract bridge event at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta. Sumit Mukherjee and Debabrata Majumder were part of the six-member debut Indian team to the men’s bridge event.
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Metro gate reopens

Kolkata: Metro Railway has reopened a gate Mahatma Gandhi Road station that it had kept shut for the last few years to reduce the workload on staff. The gate No 3 that opens on Central Avenue towards College Street / Kalabagan is situated along the Down Line (New Garia bound)...

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