Entertainment

Tubelight box office: This time around Tubelight has been released during Ramzan, two days ahead of Eid. This could leave a huge dent in Tubelight's weekend box office collections. Tubelight which is set in the backdrop of 1962 Sino-Indian war has got the widest release ever for a Hindi movie.

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Kaala: On the sets of superstar Rajinikanth's film, a work was electrocuted when he stepped on a wire. Even as co-workers rushed him to the hospital, the man lost his life. Police officials have started their investigation on the scene.

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Salman Khan says that anyone could have essayed the role of Laxman Bisht, the name of the character in his latest release Tubelight, be it Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan or Hrithik Roshan. He also shares how he felt Sohail was fit for playing his brother on screen.

Technology

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Apple is struggling to embed Touch ID into iPhone 8 display, according to multiple reports. Now analysts at Cowen & Co. claim that iPhone 8 shipments could get delayed as Apple hasn't finalised on its Touch ID plans in iPhone 8 yet, as per a memo obtained by CNET. 

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Facebook is no longer just about "connecting the world." Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg has written a new mission statement: to "give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.'' Facebook said it aims to have 1 billion people involved in "meaningful groups."

WhatsApp, WhatsApp news, Facebook, Snapchat, Discover

WhatsApp has emerged as the top social platform for sharing news, which is starting to rival Facebook. According to Digital News Report 2017, which conducted the research in 30 countries and five continents, the use of WhatsApp for news has "jumped significantly" in the last year.

Kolkata News

CBI, ED summon TMC leader Iqbal Ahmed in Narada probe
CBI, ED summon TMC leader Iqbal Ahmed in Narada probe

According to sources, Ahmad has responded to ED saying he will not be able to attend on health grounds, and is likely give CBI the same response.

‘Oil mafia member’ held at Kolkata railway station
‘Oil mafia member’ held at Kolkata railway station

Jaiswal, a resident of Behala in south Kolkata, had been evading arrest since the “kingpin” of the racket was held last month.

Centre criticised us for not implementing its schemes, now it is awarding us: West Bengal Minister
Centre criticised us for not implementing its schemes, now it is awarding us: West Bengal Minister

On Monday, West Bengal had received five state-level awards, as well as two more for “outstanding performance” in two districts.

Man held for ‘raping, killing’ minor girl in Kolkata
Man held for ‘raping, killing’ minor girl in Kolkata

The accused allegedly joined the search party after locking his house.

BJP-backed group denied permission to hold yoga event in Swasthya Bhawan ground
BJP-backed group denied permission to hold yoga event in Swasthya Bhawan ground

Members of Sarkari Karmachari Parishad now plan to stage a protest at Swasthya Bhawan today.

International Yoga Day 2017: In WB, state-run schools won’t observe Yoga Day today
International Yoga Day 2017: In WB, state-run schools won’t observe Yoga Day today

Schools affiliated with Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will observe celebrations but state-run schools will give it a miss.

ED summons TMC’s Iqbal Ahmed as part of Narada probe
ED summons TMC’s Iqbal Ahmed as part of Narada probe

The ED is looking into a “sting operation” conducted by Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel, where a number of TMC leaders — including MPs and ministers — were allegedly seen accepting money for favours. Samuel had claimed Ahmed had arranged various meetings with Trinamool leaders, and had taken money for doing so.

Businessman held for diverting food grains to private godown
Businessman held for diverting food grains to private godown

Pradip Agarwal is considered to be the kingpin of the racket. He had been on the run for over six months, said the official. A court on Monday remanded him to 14 days’ police custody, said a senior official of the agency.

One killed, three hurt in ‘Trinamool-BJP clash’
One killed, three hurt in ‘Trinamool-BJP clash’

Police sources said Mondal and several other TMC workers tried to chase away the rival group, resulting in a violent clash involving gunfire. As per sources, bombs were also hurled.

Action will be taken against those who take donations  in party’s name, says Partha Chatterjee
Action will be taken against those who take donations in party’s name, says Partha Chatterjee

The TMC observes July 21 as ‘Shahid Diwas’ (Martyr’s Day) to remember 13 people who had died in police firing in the city in 1993. Every, the party organises a rally in front of Victoria House in Esplanade. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is the key speaker at these rallies.

Clash in Hooghly over ‘support’ for Pakistan’s team after Indo-Pak cricket finals
Clash in Hooghly over ‘support’ for Pakistan’s team after Indo-Pak cricket finals

“It is sad that people are fighting over a sport. It’s our country and we must support India. I have heard that at least ten people from both the groups were injured in the clash. However, police did a good job and things were brought under control,” BJP Hooghly president Bhaskar Bhattacharya said.

Police relax ban on rallies at Kolkata’s protest  hub in College Square
Police relax ban on rallies at Kolkata’s protest hub in College Square

Earlier, the state government had banned political activities at College Square, following complaints from Calcutta University students that noise generated from meetings and rallies disturbed their studies.

Bhangar agitation: Nine granted bail, first in case
Bhangar agitation: Nine granted bail, first in case

While the Baruipur court granted bail to 11 of the accused, the magistrate rescinded bail to two – Kushal Debnath and Sankar Das, after the government counsel pointed out that another case had been filed against them in the Calcutta High Court.

GJM MLAs meet Governor, Accuse govt of acting like dictator
GJM MLAs meet Governor, Accuse govt of acting like dictator

The MLAs accused the state government of acting like a dictator and turning a political movement into a law and order issue.

Jan Andolan Party joins stir, its chief writes to Amit Shah
Jan Andolan Party joins stir, its chief writes to Amit Shah

Former Gorkha Janmukti Morcha spokesperson Harka Bahadur Chhetri staged a protest asking the BJP government at the Centre to fulfil its election promise of creating a separate Gorkhaland.

Narada case: TMC MLA Iqbal Ahmed appears before CBI
Narada case: TMC MLA Iqbal Ahmed appears before CBI

Samuel had claimed that Ahmed had introduced him to the Trinamool leaders and also taken money from him for doing so. The CBI is probing the matter on the directive of the Calcutta High Court and has booked 12 Trinamool leaders, including MPs and ministers, and the IPS officer.

West Bengal cops question Narada CEO for 8 hours over ‘extortion’ call to ex-MP
West Bengal cops question Narada CEO for 8 hours over ‘extortion’ call to ex-MP

Police had summoned Samuel after an FIR in connection with the alleged extortion call to a former Bihar MP was registered at Muchipara police station.

Withdraw false cases against Bhangar villagers: Congress

Led by state Congress President Adhir Chowdhury, party workers also demanded restoration of law and order in the area.

New rules on cattle trade: Muslim-Dalit group demands withdrawal of Centre’s notification
New rules on cattle trade: Muslim-Dalit group demands withdrawal of Centre’s notification

The agitators under the aegis of ‘Shanti O Sampriti Mancha’, a common platform for Muslims and Dalits, also asked people to be aware of the “divisive politics” pursued by the BJP and RSS to “create division between the two communities.”

Govt appoints new GTA secretary, Gurung says protest will continue
Govt appoints new GTA secretary, Gurung says protest will continue

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi in Raj Bhavan and the government appointed C Murugan as the new secretary of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in the backdrop of the ongoing unrest in Darjeeling hills.

BJP claims attack on its workers; TMC, police deny
BJP claims attack on its workers; TMC, police deny

BJP workers alleged that Trinamool activists prevented them from filing their nomination, allegedly using arms and sticks to create an atmosphere of terror outside the co-operative society, to deter BJP workers from visiting it.

Centre must waive farm loans, not leave it to states: Mamata Banerjee
Centre must waive farm loans, not leave it to states: Mamata Banerjee

With the Trinamool Congress joining the bandwagon, the Opposition parties’ demand for loan waiver for farmers is likely to get a boost.

Congress instigating violence in Madhya Pradesh: Radha Mohan Singh
Congress instigating violence in Madhya Pradesh: Radha Mohan Singh

The Union minister was in the city to take part in ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas Sammelan’ which was organised by Airport Authority of India at Nazrul Mancha.

Mamata felicitates toppers of state, central board exams
Mamata felicitates toppers of state, central board exams

About 137 students were felicitated by the state government, and each received a certificate, a laptop, books, a flower bouquet and sweets.

Kolkata boy tops JEE Advanced in eastern region
Kolkata boy tops JEE Advanced in eastern region

Pramanik, who was also the state topper in CBSE Class 12 examination this year, has achieved an all India rank of 38 in the JEE-Advanced.

GJM’s strike: State’s warning to its employees; Attendance mandatory, absentees to be showcaused
GJM’s strike: State’s warning to its employees; Attendance mandatory, absentees to be showcaused

“All Heads of Offices/Controlling Authority concerned will issue show-cause notice to the employee(s) posted within that area who will remain absent on these days asking him/her to explain why action would not be taken against him-her for such unauthorised absence.”

Tea gardens to go on strike over wages
Tea gardens to go on strike over wages

State govt declared strike ‘illegal’, said Opposition is ‘provoking’ tea workers

Big budget earmarked for Bengal: Suresh Prabhu
Big budget earmarked for Bengal: Suresh Prabhu

At a function held at Howrah station, he dedicated to the people the Keshabpur-Mahishadal doubling project with electrification and also extended platforms of 16 suburban stations on the Santragachi-Amta section.

TMC MLA skips appearance before CBI, cites ‘ill health’
TMC MLA skips appearance before CBI, cites ‘ill health’

The MLA had on Friday confirmed he would be appearing at the CBI headquarters in South Kolkata’s Nizam Palace.

Lack of food safety officers in West Bengald, only 42 out of 180 slots filled: FSSAI
Lack of food safety officers in West Bengald, only 42 out of 180 slots filled: FSSAI

At an interactive session organised by the Bharat Chamber of Commerce, Pawan Kumar Agarwal, chief executive officer, FSSAI said there is a shortage of food analysts and safety officers in several states including West Bengal.

Narada sting case: Trinamool MLA Iqbal Ahmed summoned by CBI
Narada sting case: Trinamool MLA Iqbal Ahmed summoned by CBI

This is the first time a Trinamool leader has been summoned by the agency in the case, in which 12 ruling party leaders and an IPS officer are accused. They were caught on stealth video while receiving cash from a journalist who was posing as a businessman.

West Bengal Opposition reacts: Kashmir-like policy in Darjeeling, divisive politics, Mamata Banerjee in turf war
West Bengal Opposition reacts: Kashmir-like policy in Darjeeling, divisive politics, Mamata Banerjee in turf war

Maintaining that just like in Kashmir, the problems of Darjeeling hills will not be solved with the use of Army or force, the CPM asked the state government to solve the sensitive issue with a cautious approach.

Mamata Banerjee announces secretariat for hills
Mamata Banerjee announces secretariat for hills

The new building will be named ‘Tenzing Norgay Bhaban’, after the legendary mountaineer, she added. Work to set up the new secretariat will begin in six months. The next Cabinet meeting at Darjeeling will be held at the the new secretariat, said Mamata.

CPM councillor in Kasba alleges bomb attack by TMC ‘goons’
CPM councillor in Kasba alleges bomb attack by TMC ‘goons’

The councillor ward 91 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation claimed that the “goons” have been terrorising locals since June 5 and repeated complaints to the police had yielded no result.

Nabanna violence: Postmortem conducted on CPM worker’s body
Nabanna violence: Postmortem conducted on CPM worker’s body

The family of the deceased, Salil Basu (60), and the CPM leadership had alleged that he died after he was hit on head by policemen on May 22. Basu’s family has been demanding a postmortem since his death on June 4.

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha reiterates Gorkhaland demand
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha reiterates Gorkhaland demand

The chief minister had launched a blistering attack against GJM for spreading “lies” about her government, and had said her government would conduct a “special audit of the funds” received by Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in the last five years.