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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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Tiger Kills Fisherman in Sundarbans

Diamond Harbour: A fisherman has been killed by a Royal Bengal Tiger at Benifeli forest in the Sundarbans in South 24-Parganas district. Deceased Kanai Ghosh (45) was a resident of Gurguria village at Kultali. He went to Benifeli mangrove forest on Sunday to catch crab. There were four more fishermen...
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Public Visit to Navy Warships

Kolkata: Indian Navy will allow a section of the general public to visit its warships that will be berthed at Khidderpore Dock in Kolkata during 4-5 December. The move is part of Navy Week celebrations. According to an official statement, on those two days, school children, government employees, fishermen, and...
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Bandh Call In Barak Valley

Silchar: A 12-hour shutdown has been called for in Barak Valley in Assam on 22 November, Thursday, demanding the revival of the Centre-owned Cachar Paper Mill at Panchgram and Nagaon Paper Mill at Jagiroad. Hindustan Paper Corporation Paper Mills Revival Action Committee has called for the bandh. It will take...
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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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