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Prana Nithya Menon

Nithya Menen is clearly every director's dream in the South Indian film industry. She has left all the filmmakers she had worked with in awe of her talent.

Sonarika Bhadoria, Pritvi Vallabh

Sonarika Bhadoria, who made her mark with Devon Ke Dev-Mahadev, says she does not want to do daily soaps. The actor is currently seen portraying the role of Mrinal in Prithvi Vallabh.

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Directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B Jordan, Black Panther is also breaking records worldwide. Its weekend opening projection now stands at 235 million dollars, making it the third-highest four-day collection ever.

Technology

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Language app Babbel has raised profits in the US market, putting it closer to its competitor, Silicon Valley-based Duolingo.

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Accenture's latest artificial intelligence system will help other organisations build stable AI systems, through its 'Teach and Test' methodology.

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Samsung has started mass producing the PM1643 solid state drive (SSD) with 30.72 terabyte (TB) storage space, touted as the world's largest capacity Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSD.

Kolkata News

After successful trial in Kolkata: Mamata government to roll out Rs 21 fish meal scheme across state
After successful trial in Kolkata: Mamata government to roll out Rs 21 fish meal scheme across state

The Tamil Nadu government had in 2013 launched a similar scheme called ‘Amma Unavagam’ (amma canteens), under which select outlets across the state served a piece of idli for Re 1, a plate of sambar rice for Rs 5 and a plate of curd rice for Rs 3.

Giant replica of moon unveiled in Kolkata’s Victoria Memorial
Giant replica of moon unveiled in Kolkata’s Victoria Memorial

A touring artwork, the 3-D installation of the moon has been made using imagery from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, one of the exhibition organizers said.

PNB fraud case started during demonetisation, alleges Mamata
PNB fraud case started during demonetisation, alleges Mamata

Alleging that key officials were changed in some banks during demonetisation, the CM also demanded probe into the people who replaced them and those involved in effecting the transfers or removals.

Kolkata: Student killed after cab rams into divider
Kolkata: Student killed after cab rams into divider

The accident occurred at around 7 am near the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass when students from the Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, were on their way for an examination.

Visva-Bharati VC: University Council to approach President, PM
Visva-Bharati VC: University Council to approach President, PM

After Vice-Chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta was dismissed from the central university in February 2016, Professor Swapan Kumar Dutta had become the acting V-C. Professor Sabujkali Sen had assumed charge on February 3 after his retirement

Daspur extortion case: Third cop arrested, Bharati Ghosh’s husband gets interim bail
Daspur extortion case: Third cop arrested, Bharati Ghosh’s husband gets interim bail

Arrest made in connection with a compliant lodged by gold trader Chandan Majhi

Three held for ‘running illegal arms racket’ at Baruipur
Three held for ‘running illegal arms racket’ at Baruipur

The three revealed that a factory in Domjur was being used to assemble arms supplied from Munger.

Local train rammed into workers, 10 hurt: DYFI
Local train rammed into workers, 10 hurt: DYFI

The DYFI leadership lodged a complaint against the Eastern Railways at the local police station, and have called for a rally on Saturday from Bagha Jatin to Dhakuria to protest the incident.

‘Scared… but looking forward to promised jobs, new names’
‘Scared… but looking forward to promised jobs, new names’

Ali, who claimed to be a resident of Silchar in Assam, said it was a conscious decision to convert and relocate after facing ostracism for marrying a Hindu.

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao vs Kanyashree: Centre seeks overall development, state provides limited financial aid, says K N Tripathi
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao vs Kanyashree: Centre seeks overall development, state provides limited financial aid, says K N Tripathi

The Governor’s comments come in wake of recent tension between him and the Trinamool Congress, which had accused him of flouting the Constitution.

Ten get life sentences in 2014 Krishnanagar murder case
Ten get life sentences in 2014 Krishnanagar murder case

Convicts were found guilty under sections including murder and attempt to murder

Seven SFI members hurt in clash with police during march to Raj Bhavan
Seven SFI members hurt in clash with police during march to Raj Bhavan

About 5,000 SFI members took out the rally from Sealdah, but were stopped by the police at Rani Rashmoni Avenue. A scuffle ensued there between the SFI workers and policemen, leaving seven SFI activists injured.

Enteric outbreak: Bacteria in packaged drinking water, says Mayor
Enteric outbreak: Bacteria in packaged drinking water, says Mayor

While claiming that tests conducted earlier this week on 144 water samples at Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine have proved that packaged water contains bacteria, Chatterjee said efforts are on to find the exact cause of the enteric outbreak.

IIT Kharagpur law school starts cell to extend legal help
IIT Kharagpur law school starts cell to extend legal help

The cell will also provide assistance on cyber issues, in the protection of indigenous crafts, and other areas where its expertise in intellectual property rights will be needed.

Man held for ‘uploading’ obscene pictures of ex-girlfriend
Man held for ‘uploading’ obscene pictures of ex-girlfriend

“The accused had some personal pictures of the victim on his mobile and had saved some videos from their chat. In order to take revenge, he made two fake profiles and uploaded her private pictures on it,” said DC (DD) K Sabri Rajkumar.

Bidhannagar mayor extorted me, says trader
Bidhannagar mayor extorted me, says trader

When contacted, Dutta, who is in Tripura, said, “I do not know this person. If he is sure that I have taken money from him, then I will tell him to lodge a complaint against me and prove his allegations.”

‘Mayor must resign’: BJYM protests ‘typhoid outbreak’
‘Mayor must resign’: BJYM protests ‘typhoid outbreak’

Calling on the KMC to issue a clarification on how the situation had come about within 72 hours, BJYM leaders threatened to launch bigger movements.

Bengal govt amends ‘diarrhoea’ figures from 51, says 1,100 people affected till date
Bengal govt amends ‘diarrhoea’ figures from 51, says 1,100 people affected till date

42 people hospitalised on Tuesday, some patients released, says official

‘Misappropriation of Rs 45 lakh’: CID arrests West Midnapore S-I
‘Misappropriation of Rs 45 lakh’: CID arrests West Midnapore S-I

At the time of the incident, Shri Pyne was OC of Kharagpur (Local) police station. The arrest was made observing all legal formalities. He will be produced before court tomorrow: Nishat Parvez DIG (CID Operations)

Mamata Banerjee meets surrendered Maoists, tells them not to ‘listen or talk’ to former cops
Mamata Banerjee meets surrendered Maoists, tells them not to ‘listen or talk’ to former cops

Around 355 surrendered Maoists were given appointment letters as special home guards in Jangalmahal

Mamata Banerjee pulls up SP: ‘Why are frequent murders taking place’
Mamata Banerjee pulls up SP: ‘Why are frequent murders taking place’

Expressing displeasure at the increasing number of road accidents, Mamata said her government will not allow any violence after a mishap.

Mohan Bhagwat meant RSS workers arrive first during calamity, Army takes time: Ghosh
Mohan Bhagwat meant RSS workers arrive first during calamity, Army takes time: Ghosh

“His statement only meant that during any calamity, RSS workers arrive first, but the Army takes some time to reach,” Ghosh told mediapersons in Kolkata.

State BJP plans second ‘minority conference’ on February 11
State BJP plans second ‘minority conference’ on February 11

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta will address the gathering, sources said, adding prominent faces from minority communities such as Kazi Masum Akhtar, headmaster of Talpukur Aara High madrasa, will attend the seminar.

Govt: Water clean, 51 cases of ‘diarrhoea-like’ symptoms
Govt: Water clean, 51 cases of ‘diarrhoea-like’ symptoms

Official sources said wards 101, 102, 107, 108, 109 and 110 of the KMC were hit, with 102 — comprising Jadavpur, Ramkrishna Pally, Chittaranjan Colony, Central Park, Kajipara, Baghajatin and other areas — being among the worst affected.

Over five kg gold seized at NSC Bose airport
Over five kg gold seized at NSC Bose airport

The 60-year-old man on wheelchair was intercepted by Customs officials who recovered eight gold bars weighing 5.35 kg from him last night.

Kolkata book fair ends: Rs 16 lakh in sales till Saturday, 17 lakh footfall, says organiser
Kolkata book fair ends: Rs 16 lakh in sales till Saturday, 17 lakh footfall, says organiser

Tridib Chatterjee, general secretary of the Publishers and Booksellers Guild, said, “Last year, the book fair witnessed footfall of about 20 lakh people. This year, so far, it has witnessed footfall of about 17 lakh people till 4 pm today. The figure is likely to go up. “

Couple in viral ‘love jihad’ list gets death threats in Kolkata, files complaint
Couple in viral ‘love jihad’ list gets death threats in Kolkata, files complaint

The couple began receiving death threats and were harassed on social media after the list went viral. “A complaint has been received. We are looking into the matter,” said a senior police officer. 

Battling financial problems, CPI(M) rents out office building for Rs 15,000 per month
Battling financial problems, CPI(M) rents out office building for Rs 15,000 per month

“We have decided to lease out the office and we will get Rs 15,000 on a monthly basis,” CPI(M) committee secretary Narayan Chandra Ghosh said adding that it was “getting tough to maintain the office, pay electricity bills and salary to party whole-timers.”

West Bengal: Four held with pangolin scales in Jalpaiguri
West Bengal: Four held with pangolin scales in Jalpaiguri

“They smuggle elephant tusks and tiger nails and skin among others… Pangolin scales are used to make traditional Chinese medicine,” said the official.

Seven die in accident at Nadia in West Bengal
Seven die in accident at Nadia in West Bengal

“The truck was on way to Karimpur from Krishnanagar. Around 8 pm, it hit the Toto… the impact of the collision was such that five people died on spot. Two others were declared dead on arrival at the hospital,” said a police officer.

School staffer held for student’s ‘sexual abuse’ in Kolkata
School staffer held for student’s ‘sexual abuse’ in Kolkata

The accused, Malay Kumar Barua, was booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act-2012 after the minor girl’s parents lodged a complaint at Rabindra Sarobar police station on Thursday.

Class 9 student sexually abused at Kolkata school, staffer held
Class 9 student sexually abused at Kolkata school, staffer held

The incident surfaced a day after a teacher of a prominent private English-medium school was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a Class-2 girl.

Dance teacher held for molesting Class II student in Kolkata
Dance teacher held for molesting Class II student in Kolkata

The teacher was detained amid a violent protest by parents outside the school, which left two police officers injured and charged under the provisions of IPC and the POCSO Act.

Kolkata: Male teachers should not teach in girls’ schools, say parents
Kolkata: Male teachers should not teach in girls’ schools, say parents

A police officer said that any complaint of sexual harassment of children, or even the apprehension of it, must be immediately conveyed to the police, who have to inform a court within a day.

Extortion case: Two cops posted in West Midnapore when Bharati was SP, arrested
Extortion case: Two cops posted in West Midnapore when Bharati was SP, arrested

“While Pal was officer in-charge of Ghatal police station, De the circle inspector of the area at the time of the incident. They will be produced in court on Saturday,” CID (Operations) DIG Nishat Parvez said.

Kolkata: Class 2 student alleges sexual abuse, teacher arrested
Kolkata: Class 2 student alleges sexual abuse, teacher arrested

Expressing his outrage over the matter, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said if the charge against the accused teacher is found to be true, he should not be allowed to teach again.