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Sunday, December 15, 2019

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poonam dhillon on me too movement

Poonam Dhillon stated that now married female actors find work easily, but it wasn't so in her time.

Kundali Bhagya

Reality show Dance Plus 5 and Bigg Boss 13 managed to climb up the TRP chart, while The Kapil Sharma Show and Indian Idol are still lagging behind.

shivin and jennifer Beyhadh 2

Shivin Narang saved Jennifer Winget from falling off a building during an outdoor shoot at a construction site during their first shoot for Beyahdh 2.

Technology

Google RCS, Google, Google RCS Verified Messages, Google RCS Real time spam protection

Google RCS's new features include 'Verified SMS' and 'Real-time spam protection'. Both the features have been turned on inside of the app by default and cannot be turned off by the user.

Realme 3 Pro, Realme U1, Realme 1, Realme, ColorOS 6, December 2019 Android security update

The December Security Patch update for Realme 3 Pro, Realme U1 and Realme 1 does not include any changes for core Android.

Apple AirPods, Apple, Apple AirPods Pro

AirPods could soon account for $4 billion in quarterly revenue for Apple based on the current trends and popularity of the device.

Kolkata News

Bengal rocked by protests, CM Banerjee warns against vandalism
Bengal rocked by protests, CM Banerjee warns against vandalism

Protests and sporadic vandalism continued for the second day in several parts of the state. Agitators blocked Kona Expressway and National Highway 6 in Howrah at different places.

‘No justification’: Anglo-Indians in Kolkata criticise passage of Constitution Amendment Bill in Parliament
‘No justification’: Anglo-Indians in Kolkata criticise passage of Constitution Amendment Bill in Parliament

In Kolkata’s Bow Barracks, where the Anglo-Indian community has predominantly lived since the First World War, the move to remove provisions for the nomination of Anglo-Indians to Lok Sabha and certain state Assemblies comes as no surprise.

Bengal will be ‘first state’ to implement Citizenship Act, Mamata can’t stop it: Dilip Ghosh
Bengal will be ‘first state’ to implement Citizenship Act, Mamata can’t stop it: Dilip Ghosh

“Earlier she had opposed the abrogation of Article 370, demonetisation, but that didn’t stop the Union government from implementing it. In this case too, the new Citizenship Act would be implemented in the state,” Ghosh said.

Citizenship Act: Mamata calls for mass protest, says relations with Bangladesh hit
Citizenship Act: Mamata calls for mass protest, says relations with Bangladesh hit

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha Monday, while Rajya Sabha cleared it Wednesday. It became law after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent Thursday.

In Bengal govt-Governor standoff, one pending Bill hangs on ‘optical illusion’
In Bengal govt-Governor standoff, one pending Bill hangs on ‘optical illusion’

The West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill was passed by the Assembly on August 30, just over a month after Dhankhar took over as Governor. The Bill contained provision for death penalty, unlike the draft that had life term as the severest punishment.

BJP can’t bulldoze states to implement amended Citizenship Act: Mamata Banerjee
BJP can’t bulldoze states to implement amended Citizenship Act: Mamata Banerjee

“We will never allow NRC exercise and Citizenship Act in Bengal. We will not implement the amended Act, even though it has been passed in Parliament. The BJP can’t just bulldoze the states to implement it,” Mamata Banerjee said.

Streetwise Kolkata: Backpacker haven Sudder Street was named after a court
Streetwise Kolkata: Backpacker haven Sudder Street was named after a court

Long before the lane acquired its present name, it was called Ford Street and then Speke Street. Sudder Street is known for its touts, and even shadier elements, who work in tandem to lure foreigner backpackers seeking out the neighbourhood’s cheap hotels.

Bengal Business Conclave: Industrialists scared, many have to pay CBI tax, says Mamata
Bengal Business Conclave: Industrialists scared, many have to pay CBI tax, says Mamata

Stressing on her government’s focus on rural and medium and small scale business, the CM on Thursday said that her government would start procuring materials meant for relief aid from weaver’s cooperative society.

If Mamata doesn’t implement Citizenship Bill in Bengal, Centre will: BJP
If Mamata doesn’t implement Citizenship Bill in Bengal, Centre will: BJP

The BJP leader also said that communities like Matuas, Rajbanshis, Namshudra in Bengal need not worry “as all of them would get citizenship they can live in this country with self-respect”.

Scuffle in Kolkata as all protest rallies against Citizenship Bill head to BJP office
Scuffle in Kolkata as all protest rallies against Citizenship Bill head to BJP office

In Kolkata, a scuffle broke out between BJP and Congress workers in Central Avenue as a Congress rally protesting against the CAB and rise of dengue cases in the city was passing by the BJP office where they were celebrating the passage of the Bill.

Kolkata: Beheaded body of elderly woman found in Gariahat
Kolkata: Beheaded body of elderly woman found in Gariahat

“She has been brutally murdered with a sharp weapon. The body has 25 stab wounds in abdomen and legs. The impact of stabbing was such that even some of her organs had come out,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Murlidhar Sharma.

Bengal Business Conclave: Country’s economy on a downslide but Bengal performing well, says Mamata
Bengal Business Conclave: Country’s economy on a downslide but Bengal performing well, says Mamata

The two-day conclave is being attended by delegates from 28 countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, UK, Poland, US, Australia, Thailand, Russia, Italy and China among others.

Mamata misleading people on CAB, wants to turn Bengal into Pakistan: BJP
Mamata misleading people on CAB, wants to turn Bengal into Pakistan: BJP

“Mamata Banerjee has a problem with the NRC and CAB because she fears losing her vote bank of infiltrators from Bangladesh,” BJP general secretary Rahul Sinha said.

Bengal finance minister: Centre’s GST dues piling up, hurting infra projects
Bengal finance minister: Centre’s GST dues piling up, hurting infra projects

“Three months of GST revenue, that is Rs 2,200 crore, is Bengal’s due. If the Centre will not pay this month’s dues, it will jump to 3,000 crore. I will raise this issue for Bengal at the GST Council,” Amit Mitra said.

West Bengal Assembly adjourned sine-die due to ‘lack of business’
West Bengal Assembly adjourned sine-die due to ‘lack of business’

The Left Front and Congress boycotted the meeting, accusing the ruling TMC of not attaching enough importance to the opposition.

Muslim outfits want Trinamool Congress to do more than just walk out of Parliament
Muslim outfits want Trinamool Congress to do more than just walk out of Parliament

All India Muslim Personal Law Board member Maulana Abu Talib Rahmani said, “This is not the fight between Hindus and Muslims. Our Country is at stake. So we have to fight this together.”

Soaring prices of onion: Mamata Banerjee visits market for price check, blames Centre for spike
Soaring prices of onion: Mamata Banerjee visits market for price check, blames Centre for spike

“Didi we buy onion for Rs 120 per kilogram from wholesale market and sell it for Rs 140/kg. What can we do? It’s (onion) not in India,” a vegetable seller told the Chief Minister.

Repair Chitpur, R G Kar flyovers before bringing down Tallah bridge: Experts
Repair Chitpur, R G Kar flyovers before bringing down Tallah bridge: Experts

As a result, KMDA sources said, it would take at least a month before the “very critical” Tallah bridge is dismantled. According to sources, dismantling of Tallah bridge would not begin before mid January next year.

Kolkata: Subsidised onions at ration shops for Rs 59/kg from today
Kolkata: Subsidised onions at ration shops for Rs 59/kg from today

Government officials said some self-help groups have been identified as kadya sathis. Apart from Sufal Bangla retail outlets, 935 ration shops and 405 khadya sathis have been identified across the city for selling subsidised onions.

Gatidhara Scheme: Govt scheme to tackle joblessness gives slowing auto industry a boost
Gatidhara Scheme: Govt scheme to tackle joblessness gives slowing auto industry a boost

According to Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA), the scheme — Gatidhara — not only helped jobless youth to earn, but also prevented the auto industry in Bengal from contracting.

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