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Comicstaan winner Nishant Suri

Nishant Suri was announced as the winner of Amazon Prime Video's Comicstaan on Friday. He took home the prize money of Rs 10 lakh.

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Helicopter Eela revolves around a mother who is trying to hold on to her son as he enters a new phase of his life. Starring Kajol and Riddhi Sen, this Pradeep Sarkar directorial has been co-produced by Ajay Devgn. Its music has been composed by Amit Trivedi.

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Vivek Dahiya, who is currently receiving a positive feedback for his work in the show Qayamat Ki Raat says he is also keen on trying his hand in regional cinema.

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Kolkata News

Bharati Ghosh speaks out in audio clip: ‘CID harassing to prevent  me from joining any party’
Bharati Ghosh speaks out in audio clip: ‘CID harassing to prevent me from joining any party’

Ghosh, in a WhatsApp voice note, had said, “I have heard CID has initiated a case against me. I want CBI, Enforcement Directorate to investigate and find out if my properties are appropriate or disappropriate.”

Farhan Akthar as Milkha Singh in textbook, govt points to pvt publisher
Farhan Akthar as Milkha Singh in textbook, govt points to pvt publisher

Later in a tweet, Derek O’Brien replied the education minister told him that the book was not for a goverment schools neither it is published by the government.

Kerala floods: Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 10 crore for Kerala flood relief
Kerala floods: Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 10 crore for Kerala flood relief

The South Eastern Railway will run two trains on Sunday to bring back people who have been stranded in Kerala following the flood. 

West bengal BJP to hold condolence meet for Vajpayee, Mamata invited
West bengal BJP to hold condolence meet for Vajpayee, Mamata invited

As part of the BJP’s programme to immerse Vajpayee’s ashes in various rivers across the country, the ‘asthi kalash’ will be brought to Kolkata on August 21 and will be taken to Gangasagar where it will be immersed.

Heroin worth Rs 40 lakh seized, four arrested in Kolkata
Heroin worth Rs 40 lakh seized, four arrested in Kolkata

The accused were identified as Anwar Hossain(32), Taslim Sheikh (19), Jahir Sheikh (26) and Rakibul Islam (24), police sources said.

Kolkata: Two-year-old dies 10 days after she was ‘pushed’ into hot water tub
Kolkata: Two-year-old dies 10 days after she was ‘pushed’ into hot water tub

The girl’s mother claimed she saw the accused — Rajkumari Shaw — throwing her daughter into the hot water tub.

‘Disproportionate assets’ case: CID files another case against Bharati Ghosh
‘Disproportionate assets’ case: CID files another case against Bharati Ghosh

Responding to the development, Ghosh, in a WhatsApp voice note, said, “I have heard CID has initiated a case against me… I want CBI , Enforcement Directorate to investigate and find out if my properties are appropriate or disappropriate.”

Kolkata: Her organs donated, brain-dead teen gives new lease of life to five
Kolkata: Her organs donated, brain-dead teen gives new lease of life to five

The Kolkata traffic police played a key role in the transplant of the liver. A Green Corridor facilitated by the police ensured that the donated liver reached Apollo Gleneagles in less than 10 minutes after it was retrieved from the donor.

TMC’s Kalyan Banerjee hurt in car accident
TMC’s Kalyan Banerjee hurt in car accident

Banerjee was admitted to Belle Vue Hospital as he complained of chest pain and sustained minor injuries.

Kolkata: Indian flag ‘not taken down before sunset’, school headmaster booked
Kolkata: Indian flag ‘not taken down before sunset’, school headmaster booked

The case was lodged against Abdul Rahman Ali, headmaster of Sijram Junior High School under the Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act section 2 (a gross affront or indignity offered the Indian national flag).

In border village, residents tense over Assam-Bengal NRC tussle
In border village, residents tense over Assam-Bengal NRC tussle

Choto Pokalagi has not had electricity since Independence. Due to its position on the border, villagers say its electrification will require the West Bengal and Assam governments to work in co-ordination.

Puja Pandal in Kolkata’s Salt Lake will have a strong Chinese flavour this year
Puja Pandal in Kolkata’s Salt Lake will have a strong Chinese flavour this year

Chinese Consulate Kolkata collaborates with BJ Block Sarodtsav Committee to showcase culture of Yunnan Province during this year’s Durga puja.

West Bengal: Left groups plan 24-day march to protest policies of state, Centre
West Bengal: Left groups plan 24-day march to protest policies of state, Centre

The “Adhikar Yatra” will start from Cooch Behar in north Bengal on September 10 and continue till October 3 with an aim to touch 78,000 polling booths across 126 blocks and 127 cities.

Rotten meat case in Kolkata: CID submits chargesheet, names 12
Rotten meat case in Kolkata: CID submits chargesheet, names 12

CID officials have removed the names of two people who were earlier arrested in connection with the case. They prayed before the court to discharge Pradip Roy and Samsul Abedin as there was no evidence against them.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: World has lost one of its greatest politicians, says Bengal governor
Atal Bihari Vajpayee: World has lost one of its greatest politicians, says Bengal governor

“… Shri Vajpayee had unique quality of taking people with him. He never compromised with his principles and wanted India to be a strong and prosperous country,” read the statement.

Mamata in Delhi to pay last respects to former PM Vajpayee
Mamata in Delhi to pay last respects to former PM Vajpayee

Remembering Vajpayee’s visit to her Kalighat home to meet her mother Gayatri Devi in 2000, along with his family, Mamata said, “He had come to my residence and I am grateful to him for that. Both families share a very cordial relationship.”

When Vajpayee became a fan of Umrao Jaan and kheer in Kolkata
When Vajpayee became a fan of Umrao Jaan and kheer in Kolkata

While Beriwala House had hosted numerous leaders such as L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and others, the family was of the opinion that no one was quite like the former PM.

West Bengal: Narkeldanga youth shot in leg, bombs hurled; FIR lodged
West Bengal: Narkeldanga youth shot in leg, bombs hurled; FIR lodged

The incident has triggered anger among residents, who demanded a permanent police picket in the area.

Seeking to curb illegal slaughter of cows, central committee to visit Bengal
Seeking to curb illegal slaughter of cows, central committee to visit Bengal

Members of the National Inspection Committee have already met officials, including the Chief Secretaries of Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa, to stop the transportation of cattle across the border to Bengal.

To tackle water crisis, Rs 750 crore proposal sent to govt: Gorkhaland Territorial Administration
To tackle water crisis, Rs 750 crore proposal sent to govt: Gorkhaland Territorial Administration

One of the projects envisaged in the DPR is the Srikhola project, in which water is to be tapped from the Srikhola river, which lies at a higher altitude than Darjeeling town.

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