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Ezra Miller did not mince words when he talked about the critics of his upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald.

Johnny Depp joines Robert Pattinson and Mark Rylance in Waiting for the Barbarians.

Johnny Depp’s recent films have been commercial in nature, so his role in Waiting for the Barbarians will be a change. He was last seen in Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express. His next is Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald.

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Actor Surekha Sikri says there are days when she ponders about how things would have turned out if she entered the industry at present.

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Kolkata: Dakshineshwar skywalk to be opened on November 5
Kolkata: Dakshineshwar skywalk to be opened on November 5

“Work is complete and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the skywalk on November 5, ahead of Kali Puja,” state Urban Development Minister Hakim said.

Jalpaiguri rape case: Two arrested, victim’s condition stable
Jalpaiguri rape case: Two arrested, victim’s condition stable

“The two have been arrested under IPC sections 376 (rape) and 34 (common intention),” Jalpaiguri SP Amitava Maity told The Indian Express. Police sources said one of the accused allegedly raped the woman and the other was present at the spot.

Kolkata: Eight arrested for attacking police over clash involving loudspeaker
Kolkata: Eight arrested for attacking police over clash involving loudspeaker

“They became violent and suddenly attacked the police officials with lathi and iron rods. The attack left two officers and a few civic volunteers injured. The members, who were drunk, also damaged a police vehicle,” police said.

Birbhum: Body of BJP worker found hanging
Birbhum: Body of BJP worker found hanging

A senior district police official on condition of anonymity said, “Prima facie, it looks like a case of suicide. We have received a complaint and are looking into it.”

Kolkata: Block president succumbs to injuries, blame game begins
Kolkata: Block president succumbs to injuries, blame game begins

TMC’s Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal said, “It was a pre-planned murder. The BJP hatched a conspiracy to kill our block president. Law will take its course, but our party will not keep quiet.”

BJP, TMC workers’ killing in West Bengal triggers fresh face-off between parties
BJP, TMC workers’ killing in West Bengal triggers fresh face-off between parties

The body of BJP worker Tapas Bagdi was found hanging from a tree in Dwaraka village of Birbhum district, while TMC block president Dipak Ghosh was shot dead in the Khayrasole area of the same district on Sunday night.

Traditional vs theme-based: TMC leaders quibble over whose Durga Puja was better
Traditional vs theme-based: TMC leaders quibble over whose Durga Puja was better

TMC leader Sujit Bose, who organises the popular theme-based Durga Puja at Sreebhumi, said, “Everyone has the right to decide what is right for them.”

Pandal spreads message of inclusivity, acceptance
Pandal spreads message of inclusivity, acceptance

The Baro Bagan Cultural Association in Behala has used “transcendence” as its theme. It is the brainchild of artist Upasana Chatterjee, a third-year student at Government College of Art and Craft.

SFI plans push for LGBTQ rights across campuses
SFI plans push for LGBTQ rights across campuses

“There are so many instances in which members of the community were harassed. There are even instances where family members of students have hired criminals to act against couples,” said Apratim.

With mantras in Braille, textured facade of Durga, a special pandal in south Kolkata
With mantras in Braille, textured facade of Durga, a special pandal in south Kolkata

The installation, designed by artist Pintu Sikhdar, allows visitors to discover through touch what many experience visually when they see an idol.

Kolkata: Nagerbazar blast toll rises to three
Kolkata: Nagerbazar blast toll rises to three

The man, identified as Sharat Sethi — a washerman — was sitting at a nearby tea stall when the low-intensity blast occurred. Sethi died at R G Kar Medical College and Hospital on Sunday night, the official said.

‘Anandadhara scheme’ has been successful in empowering rural women in Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee
‘Anandadhara scheme’ has been successful in empowering rural women in Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee

“Today is International Day of Rural Women. Our govt is working for the empowerment of rural women through self-help groups. The scheme Anandadhara has been very successful in this regard,” Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle.

Chhota Bheem to Pather Panchali: Kolkata residents turn electric boxes into canvases
Chhota Bheem to Pather Panchali: Kolkata residents turn electric boxes into canvases

Joining the bandwagon is Deputy Commissioner of South East Division Kalyan Mukhopadhyay. Outside his office, the senior police officer has painted two such boxes. “It was a tough day at work one day,” said Mukhopadhyay.

At Kolkata pandal, a message against child labour
At Kolkata pandal, a message against child labour

The pandal has been divided into several areas. At the entrance, a giant structure portraying Gansha’s head is installed. Inside his head, paintings have been placed to portray his emotions.

Hardaha, the only camp in West Bengal: Fearing crackdown, detention, Rohingya families start leaving
Hardaha, the only camp in West Bengal: Fearing crackdown, detention, Rohingya families start leaving

According to Gazi, the Rohingya panicked following a recent advisory by the Centre to the state governments to identify Rohingya and collect their biometrics. The recent developments in Assam, where seven Rohingya were sent back to Myanmar, has added to the fear, said Gazi.

Funds for Pandals: SC refuses to stay govt plan to give Rs 10,000
Funds for Pandals: SC refuses to stay govt plan to give Rs 10,000

A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta, however, issued notice to the state government indicating that it will examine the issue. Initially, the bench sought to know how the state proposed to distribute the amount.

Security tightened for Durga Puja in Kolkata: 13,000 police force, 74 CCTV cameras
Security tightened for Durga Puja in Kolkata: 13,000 police force, 74 CCTV cameras

Officials said that a total of 74 CCTV cameras have been installed to keep a tab on the movement of the crowd in the city. Besides, 24 Heavy Radio Flying Squads will be roaming around the city and 46 watch towers have been built to keep an eye on the crowd.

Kolkata: State, central BJP leaders hold meet to discuss future activities
Kolkata: State, central BJP leaders hold meet to discuss future activities

State party president Dilip Ghosh said discussions were held on the party’s proposed rath yatras in December.

As cyclone Titli looms, idol-makers, pandal decorators work overtime
As cyclone Titli looms, idol-makers, pandal decorators work overtime

The weather department has predicted ‘heavy to very heavy showers’ till Saturday.

Kolkata: Left Front leaders meet chief electoral officer, demand security for booth agents
Kolkata: Left Front leaders meet chief electoral officer, demand security for booth agents

They also urged the Election Commission to provide security to booth-level agents of opposition parties during the special summary revision to ensure that a “genuine” voters’ list is created.

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