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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Harvey Weinstein me too

The entertainment industry has been doing things a certain way for decades, and not every aspect of it has been quick to change. Even as Harvey Weinstein was found guilty Monday of two felony sex crimes, Hollywood largely remains a man’s world.

Al Pacino Hunters

Hunters, which features veteran actor Al Pacino and Logan Lerman in the lead, is about a group of Nazi hunters who track down and kill several SS soldiers hiding out in the United States.

Gautham Vasudev Menon age

As Gautham Vasudev Menon turns a year older, we chat with him over a steaming hot cuppa green tea.

Technology

iQOO 3 first impressions

iQOO 3 has 48MP quad-camera setup at the back and includes a Super AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate. We spent some time with iQOO 3 and here’s our first impressions of the 5G phone.

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Reliance Jio vs Vodafone-Idea vs Bharti Airtel: Jio recently launched Rs 49 and Rs 69 plans. Here is a comparison of other similar plans with Vodafone and Airtel.

Samsung Galaxy M31 launched in India

The new Galaxy M31 sticks to the same formula, a phone that leans heavily on display quality, battery life and, oh yes, the affordable price tag. But this time, Samsung has also made emphasis on the camera -- and the results are just amazing.

Kolkata News

With its ‘Delhi model’, AAP begins outreach drive in West Bengal
With its ‘Delhi model’, AAP begins outreach drive in West Bengal

The nation-building drive will continue till March 23 and the party’s state unit is planning to expand its organisation before taking a call on its participation in civic elections.

5 rhinos dead in 4 days: Bengal forest dept starts anthrax vaccination in Jalpaiguri
5 rhinos dead in 4 days: Bengal forest dept starts anthrax vaccination in Jalpaiguri

Drones are being used and forest guards mounted on trained elephants have been patrolling the jungle to check for sick or dead animals.

East-West Metro Project: ‘Tunnelling work from today, but it will take 10 more months’
East-West Metro Project: ‘Tunnelling work from today, but it will take 10 more months’

“The biggest challenge is that many buildings in the area are in poor condition. Our concern is the safety of the people,” Endicott, a geotechnical expert, said, adding that they will “super cautious” this time and will not repeat any of the previous incidents.

Police delaying nod to Amit Shah’s Kolkata rally: BJP
Police delaying nod to Amit Shah’s Kolkata rally: BJP

If the rally is allowed, it will be Amit Shah’s second visit to West Bengal after assuming the office of Union Home Minister.

Topi-wearing people at Rajghat doing exactly what Bapu was against for: Visva-Bharati V-C
Topi-wearing people at Rajghat doing exactly what Bapu was against for: Visva-Bharati V-C

The Vice-Chancellor also said that the central university was being treated as “goose that lays the golden egg”, but it is now facing a financial crisis.

Krishna Bose, academician and former TMC MP, dies at 89
Krishna Bose, academician and former TMC MP, dies at 89

“She was suffering from age-related ailments. She suffered her second stroke a few days back and was admitted to the ICU,” Krishna Bose’s son Sumantra Bose said.

Kolkata: Double-decker buses set to make comeback, this time with open roof
Kolkata: Double-decker buses set to make comeback, this time with open roof

The bus bodies have been designed in-house by transport department and two of these are being readied for service, West Bengal Transport secretary N S Nigam said.

Set aside differences, fight against divisive forces: Mamata Banerjee
Set aside differences, fight against divisive forces: Mamata Banerjee

In an apparent attack on the BJP, the Trinamool Congress chief, who has been leading the protest against the new citizenship law (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens, urged people to fight against the “divisive forces”.

No more khatta-mitha, milestone change in my ties with Mamata govt: Governor
No more khatta-mitha, milestone change in my ties with Mamata govt: Governor

The Governor also said that he was happy that talks with the state government over several issues of concern have begun and several key functionaries of the government met him over the past few days to brief him on the initiatives being taken for the state.

Streetwise Kolkata: Watgunge, where Colonel Henry Watson built a dock and a fortune
Streetwise Kolkata: Watgunge, where Colonel Henry Watson built a dock and a fortune

While Khidderpore is distinct for having somehow withstood rapid modern construction seen elsewhere in the city, primarily due to the vast swathes of land under the control of the Kolkata Port Trust, Watgunge has not been similarly fortunate.

JU students polls: Left bodies retain control, ABVP grabs second spot in engg faculty
JU students polls: Left bodies retain control, ABVP grabs second spot in engg faculty

The Trinamool Chatra Parishad, students’ wing of the ruling TMC, not only failed to open an account in any of the faculties but was relegated to the distant fourth spot. position.

BJP tells poll body to defer civic elections in Bengal
BJP tells poll body to defer civic elections in Bengal

This comes amid reports that the Trinamool Congress government in the state has suggested the WBSEC to hold the elections to Howrah and Kolkata municipal corporations on April 12.

Watch: Tension at Kolkata’s CMRI hospital after husband of deceased woman ‘slaps’ doctor
Watch: Tension at Kolkata’s CMRI hospital after husband of deceased woman ‘slaps’ doctor

A relative of the woman, while talking to TV channels, said, “We will not seek any compensation, but take the legal route… We will also approach the West Bengal Medical Council,” she added.

Gheraoed for 6 days, Presidency University dean leaves campus as students sleep
Gheraoed for 6 days, Presidency University dean leaves campus as students sleep

The superintendent and assistant superintendent of the two hostels had offered to step down citing inability to work in the wake of protests but their resignations have not been accepted yet, a Presidency official said.

Trinamool’s mistreatment responsible for Tapas Paul’s death, Mamata politicising it: BJP
Trinamool’s mistreatment responsible for Tapas Paul’s death, Mamata politicising it: BJP

BJP leader Babul Supriyo said since Tapas Paul got involved in a scam, Mamata Banerjee and her party maintained a distance from him.

Centre’s vendetta politics killed Tapas Paul, 3 more TMC leaders died of it: Mamata
Centre’s vendetta politics killed Tapas Paul, 3 more TMC leaders died of it: Mamata

Mamata Banerjee also alleged that another TMC leader Sultan Ahmed had died of cardiac arrest as he was under stress after being named as an accused in the Narada tapes scandal of 2016. Ahmed, a former Union minister, had died in 2017.

West Bengal: Civic poll notification likely by mid-March
West Bengal: Civic poll notification likely by mid-March

At a meeting with the officials of district administration, the WBSEC directed them to complete all preparatory work for the civic polls.

Bengal: Student held for making TikTok video of question paper during board exam
Bengal: Student held for making TikTok video of question paper during board exam

West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) sources said the examination of the accused has been cancelled and he has been expelled.

Hold Howrah, Kolkata civic polls on April 12: West Bengal to election panel
Hold Howrah, Kolkata civic polls on April 12: West Bengal to election panel

The government has preferred to hold elections in over 100 other civic bodies either on April 26 or 27.

With promises of abuse-free campus & women security, Jadavpur University set to vote today
With promises of abuse-free campus & women security, Jadavpur University set to vote today

After a gap of three years, the university will go to polls on Wednesday. As many as 13 posts of students’ union and 600 posts of class representatives – spread across arts, science and engineering streams – are up for grabs.

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