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TMC unveils manifesto for 2024 Lok Sabha polls

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders Derek O’Brien, Chandrima Bhattacharya and former West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra unveiled the manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. (Images: AITC Media Cell)

Glimpses from Kolkata's mega Durga Puja Carnival 2023

Like every year, Kolkata bid adieu to some of the famous and revered Durga Puja idols across the city with much pomp and merry through the mega carnival organised by the Bengal government on Friday. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the event as several popular puja organisers displayed their tableau showcasing the idols and cultural performances at the Red Road in presence of hundreds of spectators. Several celebrities from the Tollywood film industry like Prosenjit Chatterjee, Dev and Rituparna Sengupta were also in attendance at the grand carnival.

Actors Abir Chatterjee, Sohini Sarkar join Asian Paints’ tribute to Bengal's heritage ahead of Durga Puja

In a tribute to the vibrant culture and people of West Bengal, Asian Paints, which has been an inseparable part of Kolkata's vibrant Durga Puja celebrations through its initiative-Sharad Shamman, launched a special heritage-inspired festive pack for their luxury interior paint, Royale Glitz in presence of actors Abir Chatterjee and Sohini Sarkar. Additionally, the company has orchestrated a magnificent transformation of Kolkata's iconic tram from Tollygunge to Ballygunge into a living canvas, celebrating Kolkata tram’s 150th year.(Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

C V Anand Bose inaugurates Odisha Festival in Kolkata

West Bengal Governor C V Anand Bose inaugurated the Odisha Festival in Kolkata recently.

Filmmaker Sudipto Sen, actor Adah Sharma speak on The Kerala Story in Kolkata

Within 24 hours after the Supreme Court put a stay on the West Bengal government's ban on The Kerala Story, filmmaker Sudipto Sen and actor Adah Sharma flew down to the city to speak on the film, which courted controversy over its content and factual claims. (Photography: Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Dhaka, Kolkata unite for Iconic Star Fashion and Business Awards 2023

Top film personalities from Bangladesh and West Bengal united at Kolkata's Kala Mandir last week for the Iconic Star Fashion and Business Awards 2023 that aimed to show gratitude and appreciation to those who have achieved it in different sectors of life like media, entertainment, fashion, and business. Bangladesh actors Chanchal Chowdhury, Ferdous Ahmed,Tasnia Farin, Ziaul Roshan, Apu Biswas, Kolkata film stars Abir Chatterjee, Rudranil Ghosh, Trina Saha, Devlina Kumar, singer Iman Chakraborty attended the gala award show held last Friday. (Photography: Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Bengal Guv CV Ananda Bose flags off next leg of MP girl Asha Malvya's journey from Kolkata

KOLKATA, APR 7 (UNI):- West Bengal Governor Dr C V Ananda Bose flagged off the next leg of journey of Asha Malvya, a 24-old girl from Madhya Pradesh, from Raj Bhavan, in context to safety of women and women empowerment on Friday.(Imagecredit;UNI) 

Ram Navami violence: BJP-backed trade union activists protest Bengal govt's failure to maintain law and order

KOLKATA, APR 4 ( UNI):- Activists of Bhartiya Janta Mazdoor Trade Union Council taking out a rally in protest against the alleged failure of law and order situation in the State, in Kolkata on Tuesday.(Imagecredit:UNI)

Mamata Banerjee holds dharna against Centre in Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday began 31-hour long sit-in protest or dharna against the Centre on a range of issues including the alleged delay in releasing central funds, hike in prices of LPG cylinders, using probe agencies for political vendetta at Red Road in Kolkata. She will continue the dharna till 7 pm on Thursday. (Photography: Avishek Mitra/IBNS) 

Prez Droupadi Murmu visits Netaji Bhawan in Kolkata

KOLKATA, MAR 27 (UNI):- President Droupadi Murmu visits Netaji Bhawan, in West Bengal on Monday.

Kolkata's iconic trams mark 150th anniversary of service

KOLKATA, FEB 24 (UNI):- Trams, which started rolling in Kolkata streets in 1873 and intertwined with city life for so long, is celebrating its 150 years of journey in Kolkata on Friday.(Image credit:UNI)

Moments from 28th Kolkata International Film Festival

India Blooms lensman Avishek Mitra brings some candid moments from West Bengal film centre Nandan, which was the epicentre of the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), which went on from Dec 15 to 22. 

Mithun Chakraborty attends BJP meeting in Bengal's Purulia

Caption: Mithun Chakraborty attends a meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal's Purulia and later has lunch at a party leader's house.

BJP protests against Mamata govt, Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim over Dengue

The West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members protested against the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal and Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim over the increase in cases of Dengue in Kolkata. The protest was held near Hakim's residence at Chetla in south Kolkata. (Image Credit: Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Left Front rallies in protest against Mamata govt over SSC job issue

Left Front leaders including veteran politician Biman Bose held a rally in downtown Kolkata on Friday demanding recruitment of legitimate School Service Commission (SSC) candidates by the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal. (Image Credit: Avishek Mitra/IBNS)