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Veteran Bengali actor Santu Mukhopadhyay passes away

Veteran Bengali actor Santu Mukhopadhyay recently passed away of cardiac arrest at Kolkata. He was known for his roles in Bengali films such as ‘Sansar Simante’ and ‘Bhalobasa Bhalobasa’. The actor has performed in several memorable films and his acting career spanned a period of over four decades. He was born in 1951 in Kolkata ..

Department of Post introduces free digital parcel locker service in Kolkata

The Department of Posts has introduced a free digital parcel locker service for the first time in India in Kolkata in the New Town and Nabadiganta IT Post Offices. Under the service, customers collect their consignment from specified post offices at their convenience. People who cannot receive the parcel during the working hours can collect ..

SpiceJet launches freighter services to assist shrimp farmers

Leading Indian aircraft carrier SpiceJet launched freighter services from Chennai and Vishakhapatnam to Surat and Kolkata, to assist the transportation of shrimp seeds. The air cargo arm of SpiceJet called SpiceXpress, will use the Boeing 737 freighter with a 21-tonne carrying capacity will be used in the transportation. This is the first such effort in ..

India’s first Underwater Metro to be launched by March 2022

The country’s first underwater metro project, the East-West project of the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation, passing through Kolkata’s iconic Hooghly river is set to be launched by March 2022. Connecting the twin cities Kolkata and Howrah, the 16.6 km route with six stations on the way is having its terminal stations at Salt Lake sector ..

Eminent Classical Singer Sunanda Patnaik passes away

The 85-year old Veteran Indian classical singer of Gwalior Gharana, Sunanda Patnaik passed away on Sunday, 19th January 2020 at a private hospital in Kolkata following an illness. The singer was referred to as ‘Guruma’ by others in the music field in reverence. Known for her melodious voice, she is the recipient of various awards ..

Kolkata International Children Film Festival began on 19th January

The 9th edition of the ‘Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival’ is being conducted in Kolkata from January 19 to 26, 2020. The event is being organized by the Shishu Kishore Akademi, which is an institution under the aegis of the Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal. First organized in 2001, the film ..

Vigyan Samagam in New Delhi from 21st January

The multi-venue mega science exhibition’s New Delhi edition, Vigyan Samagam will commence on 21st January 2020 at the National Science Centre (NSC) at Pragati Maidan and will run-up to the 20th of March 2020. The first of its kind exhibition was started in collaboration of the Department of Science and Technology and the Department of ..

India and Bangladesh ink key agreements in I&B sector

For further deepening of engagements between India and Bangladesh, At the Information and Broadcasting Minister’s meet 2020 both countries have signed key agreements in the field of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) in New Delhi on Tuesday, 14th January 2020. A co-production agreement was signed between the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar and ..