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Kolkata: Govt Accelerates Joka Bus Terminus Expansion in Sync with Metro Extension to Majerhat

Last Updated: November 28, 2023, 12:45 ISTKolkata: Govt Accelerates Joka Bus Terminus Expansion in Sync with Metro Extension to Majerhat. (PTI)Bengal's Joka bus terminus undergoes major expansion to meet rising demand, aligning with Metro extension. The Bengal government is gearing up to amplify the Joka bus terminus, aligning with the imminent extension of the Joka-Esplanade Metro to Majerhat station.This strategic move aligns with the imminent extension of the Metro to Majerhat station, prompting an expected surge in…

Kolkata: Uber To Introduce Bus Shuttle Service, Signs MoU in Bengal Global Business Summit

Kolkata: Uber To Introduce Bus Shuttle Service, Signs MoU in Bengal Global Business Summit. (Image: News18)Uber's partnership with West Bengal brings Uber Shuttle to Kolkata, transforming commutes with pre-bookable seats, live tracking, and cashless payments.Uber, India’s leading ridesharing app, has partnered with the Transport Department of the Government of West Bengal during the Bengal Global Business Summit.The strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marks the inception of Uber Shuttle, a cutting-edge bus…

Gaganyaan Mission Test Flight highlights: Test flight module touches down in Bay of Bengal | Watch

Gaganyaan Mission Test Flight highlights: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully executed the Test Flight Abort Mission, for the Gaganyaan mission on Saturday after the first test flight was aborted at 8:45 am due to a problem in the engine ignition.ISRO Chief S Somanth said the planned lift off the TV-D1 rocket could not happen following an anomaly that will be analysed. He said that the engine ignition of the TV-D1 rocket did not happen over time.The space agency then said that the errors have been…

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After Mocha in the Bay of Bengal, Biporjoy— the second storm of the 2023 North Indian Ocean cyclone season is here. This time the cyclone has hit the western side of the Indian mainland. It transformed into a cyclonic storm on June 6, and is expected to hit the Kutch coast. It has existed as a cyclone over the Arabian Sea for the past few days, making it one of the long- lasting cyclones to impact India. What cyclone Biporjoy meansThe cyclone Biporjoy derives its name from the Bengali name recommended by Bangladesh means…

West Bengal Govt to Introduce 100 New Air-Conditioned Buses to Ease Commuting in Kolkata

Last Updated: May 02, 2023, 14:35 ISTKolkata to get 100 more buses this summer (Photo: WBTC)The routes of these buses have been selected based on high demand, including Sealdah, Howrah Station, Ultadanga, Sector Five, Ruby, Jadavpur, and DharmatalaGiving a major relief to commuters, the West Bengal State Department will be adding 100 air-conditioned (AC) buses onto the roads of Kolkata. The buses will start operating in the state capital this summer, giving relief to passengers amidst the rising mercury. The buses have…

Review: Beloved Rongomala by Shaheen Akhtar, translated by Shabnam Nadiya

Chowdhury Lorai (Chowdhury’s Battle) is a Bengali folk ballad, about a zamindar’s battle with neighbouring kingdoms in the 18th century. The ruins of Chowdhury’s palace still stand in south Bengal; there’s also a lake named after his mistress Rongomala, who was assassinated amidst family feuds. Shaheen Akhtar, a Bangladeshi writer, came across several versions of the story when she was researching representations of women in Bengali literature. She turned local legend around Rongomala into an expansive and exciting…

150 Years On, Bengal Govt Says They Will Not Discard Trams

Last Updated: February 25, 2023, 13:12 ISTThe theme of this year's Tramjatra is Heritage, Clean Air and Green Mobility. (Photo: Facebook/Tramjatra)For five days, colourful trams will travel across the city displaying artworks, including paintings and posters with sustainable development goal themes.The tramways carnival is back in Kolkata after a gap of four years, marking 150 years of the only operational tram system in the country.Since 1996, ‘Tramjatra’, a global collaboration of tram enthusiasts, artists,…

Commercial number plates mandatory for app-bikes in West Bengal

The West Bengal Transport Department announced that commercial number plates will be mandatory for app-bikes in the state.The private motorcycles and scooters giving such app-bike services will have to apply separately for registration with the state transport department and get number plates for that purpose. The decision to enable the state transport department to generate additional revenue from this sector, was taken at a meeting of the state Transport Minister Snehasis Chakraborty with representatives of different…

Review: Bollywood, Tollywood and Beyond – Literary Essays on Indian Films

Film studies has widened the scope of writing on film and has also broadened the readership, taking it beyond the exclusive domain of film scholars and academics who teach film theory. Pushed along by the need to express their passion for cinema, academics from different fields and non-academics too are stepping into this field of specialized writing. Somdatta Mandal, who retired as chairperson of the department of English at Viswa Bharati, Santi Niketan, is the author of Reflections, Refractions and Rejections: Three…