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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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Forward Bloc ex-min joins Trinamool

Kolkata: After Paresh Adhikary last week, now another former minister of the Left Front from Forward Bloc has switched over to Trinamool. Murtaza Hussain, who was the disaster management minister during Left rule, joined the Trinamool at the latter’s headquarters in Kolkata today. Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee formally inducted...
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NCC Bengal team wins national event

Kolkata: West Bengal & Sikkim directorate of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) has become the champion in the national level shooting event organised by the NCC at Chandigarh. The championship, which kicked off on 7 August, concluded today. In all, 17 teams representing all NCC directorates in the country participated....
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Fewer Metro trains tomorrow

Kolkata: Metro Railway will operate fewer trains tomorrow on the occasion of Independence Day. According to an official statement, tomorrow only 148 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 public and private...
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LAVA new smartphones

Kolkata: Indian mobile phone brand LAVA today launched two entry-level smartphones in Kolkata with an eye on first-time buyers. Named ‘Z61,’ the handset comes in two configurations ~ 1GB RAM and 2GB RAM with 16 GB storage. “Powered with 8MP autofocus rear camera, 5MP front camera, and automatic SMS translation facility...
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BJP dist prez held for abetment of suicide

Malda: Police have arrested BJP’s South Dinajpur district president Subhendu Sarkar for abetting the suicide of a woman BJP leader. On being produced in court today, Sarkar has been remanded in three days jail custody. The former vice-president of BJP South Dinajpur district Mahila Morcha, Mausumi Majumdar (45), hanged herself...
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Visva-Bharati forms panel

Bolpur: Visva-Bharati has constituted an advisory council for educational innovations under its academic council. The council has 13 members that include the vice-chancellor, pro-vice-chancellor, three teachers nominated by the President of India in his capacity as the visitor, and four teachers nominated by the vice-chancellor. The three nominated by the President...
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OFB gets new chairman

Kolkata: P K Shrivastava has taken over as the new director general of Ordnance Factories and Chairman of the Kolkata headquartered Ordnance Factories Board (OFB). Apart from playing several crucial roles in ordinance factory sector, Shrivastava is also the author of 'Total Equality Management'.

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