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avrodh, avrodh review

Avrodh is a retelling, sans any jingoistic and provocative dialogues or scenes, of how the government and armed forces worked tirelessly to avenge the killing of 19 soldiers at an Army base camp in Uri.

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Vidya Balan owns the material that she is given, course-correcting every time she tends to slip into being mannered. The supporting cast is fine.

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The songwriters released the video days after raising concerns about lack of credits for their work on various music streaming platforms.

Technology

Reno4 Pro launch, OPPO, fast charging

OPPO Reno4 Pro also promises a host of other features that will take the market by storm. With its 3D Borderless Sense Screen that curves 55.9 degrees and sleek design, the Reno4 Pro is going to turn heads.

The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google faced an onslaught of questions posed by a 15-member panel of democratic and republican lawmakers at the historic hearing on Capitol Hill.

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OnePlus 8T can be one of the first devices to run Android 11 out-of-the-box. Android 11 is expected to surface in the third quarter of 2020 which can be in September as well. 

Kolkata News

BJP calls TMC ‘communal’ for lockdown on Ram temple bhoomi pujan day
BJP calls TMC ‘communal’ for lockdown on Ram temple bhoomi pujan day

The state government had on Tuesday announced seven dates in August when a complete lockdown across the state will be enforced. The list of dates included August 5.

Body of Bengal BJP man found hanging in betel vineyard, party blames TMC
Body of Bengal BJP man found hanging in betel vineyard, party blames TMC

A relative of Das said, “He was called for a meeting by local TMC leaders in the morning. Since then, he was missing.” His family tried look for him but failed.

As Covid cases surge, a slow and steady increase in Bengal’s fatality numbers
As Covid cases surge, a slow and steady increase in Bengal’s fatality numbers

In July, the average number of deaths in the fourth week doubled in comparison to the first. However, experts said in July, due to an increase in caseload, the death figures shot up.

Bengal governor takes exception to Mamata’s accusations, says he has stakes in governance
Bengal governor takes exception to Mamata’s accusations, says he has stakes in governance

During an online programme where the prime minister inaugurated new COVID-19 testing facilities in West Bengal, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, Banerjee alleged that “a few people holding constitutional posts” are disturbing the state government regularly, apparently hinting at Dhankhar.

‘Some in constitutional posts disturbing state’ Day after Mamata’s dig, Dhankhar says ‘stunned, shocked at observation’
‘Some in constitutional posts disturbing state’ Day after Mamata’s dig, Dhankhar says ‘stunned, shocked at observation’

In a letter to Banerjee, the Governor said, “I am stunned and shocked, as are many, at your observation yesterday.”

Covid-19 toll up to 1,449 Record recovery rate evens out surge in new infection
Covid-19 toll up to 1,449 Record recovery rate evens out surge in new infection

The current upswing in the discharge rate has occurred despite the state adding over 2,000 cases every day since July 18.

West Bengal Lockdown: Biweekly lockdown extended till August 31, says CM Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Lockdown: Biweekly lockdown extended till August 31, says CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Lockdown Guidelines & Rules: However, exceptions have been made for religious festivals and national holidays such as Bakri Eid, Rakhshabandhan, and Independence Day.

Kolkata: Coronavirus patient’s body left unattended at Behala home for 15 hours
Kolkata: Coronavirus patient’s body left unattended at Behala home for 15 hours

The body was disposed only after the intervention of local MLA and State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee.

Governor decries VCs’ ‘defiant stance’, asks them to help students
Governor decries VCs’ ‘defiant stance’, asks them to help students

Earlier this month, Dhankhar had said the education system in the state was “politically caged”.

‘Some in constitutional posts not cooperating’: CM’s dig at Dhankhar
‘Some in constitutional posts not cooperating’: CM’s dig at Dhankhar

“I never saw the PM not cooperating, but some people in constitutional positions are continuously disturbing the state, and are not cooperating,” CM said.

Bengal cases cross 60,000: In a first, patients discharged exceed number of new cases
Bengal cases cross 60,000: In a first, patients discharged exceed number of new cases

According to the government, 3,528 people are still in government quarantine and 34,912 people are in home isolation. There are 1,403 people in safe homes.

Mamata to PM: Clear dues to help Bengal contain pandemic
Mamata to PM: Clear dues to help Bengal contain pandemic

“If we utilise all the money from the state disaster relief fund for post-cyclone restoration work, how are we supposed to fight the pandemic? When floods will come in the state, what will we do then? There is a need for a separate fund to fight the pandemic. I request you to look into it,” Banerjee told Modi.

Men between 16 & 45 yrs most affected in Bengal since Unlock started, shows survey
Men between 16 & 45 yrs most affected in Bengal since Unlock started, shows survey

More than 75 per cent of the cases were from Kolkata; its adjoining districts North 24 Parganas, Howrah and South 24 Parganas; and Hooghly.

N-24 Parganas: Man dies after being ‘left unattended’ at Bongaon hospital
N-24 Parganas: Man dies after being ‘left unattended’ at Bongaon hospital

According to his wife, Alpana Dutta, he was kept at a ward reportedly for Covid-19 patients. However, as his condition deteriorated he was referred to a hospital in Kolkata.

‘Shoja Banglay Bolchi’: Trinamool launches video campaign to highlight govt feats, ‘Centre’s role in eroding federalism’
‘Shoja Banglay Bolchi’: Trinamool launches video campaign to highlight govt feats, ‘Centre’s role in eroding federalism’

The campaign, Shoja Banglay Bolchi (speaking in straightforward Bengali), will be a video series that will be shared on social media platforms for three days a week.

Covid-19 growth rate slows: Recovery rate rises, high positivity ratio a concern
Covid-19 growth rate slows: Recovery rate rises, high positivity ratio a concern

However, the test-positivity rate was a high 7.29 per cent, remaining a concern for the health authorities in the state.

Bengal: Gap between fresh Covid cases, recovery widens; hospital bed capacity increases marginally
Bengal: Gap between fresh Covid cases, recovery widens; hospital bed capacity increases marginally

While the gap between new positive cases and discharged patients hovered over 700 per day, the state government in an entire month only managed to increase 899 dedicated Covid beds in hospitals across the state, according to the data released by the state government in the health bulletins.

Kolkata: Ambulance driver demands Rs 9,200 from COVID-19 patients for 6-km journey to hospital
Kolkata: Ambulance driver demands Rs 9,200 from COVID-19 patients for 6-km journey to hospital

After the intervention of doctors, the driver settled for Rs 2,000, the father of the boys said.

Covid-19 toll up to 1,332: On day of record deaths, infection relapse reported in North Bengal
Covid-19 toll up to 1,332: On day of record deaths, infection relapse reported in North Bengal

The Officer on Special Duty for the region, Sushanta Roy, said a health worker in Jalpaiguri had contracted Covid-19 for the second time.

Bengal’s bi-weekly lockdown: Streets deserted, flights suspended
Bengal’s bi-weekly lockdown: Streets deserted, flights suspended

Kolkata police said that till noon, 204 people were arrested for violation of lockdown, 182 booked for not wearing a mask and 20 faced action for spitting in public.

BJP calls for rollback of ‘inflated’ power bills, protests outside offices of CESC
BJP calls for rollback of ‘inflated’ power bills, protests outside offices of CESC

State BJP Mahila Morcha president Agnimitra Paul led the protest in Ballygunge, while state BJP vice-president Joy Prakash Majumdar took part in the demonstration in Shyambazar.

Bengal: Will know if any TMC leader makes contact with rival parties, warns CM
Bengal: Will know if any TMC leader makes contact with rival parties, warns CM

Sources said veteran and unpopular leaders, including sitting MLAs, will not be fielded in the Assembly election on the account of corruption allegations.

No flights to and from Kolkata airport today and July 29: AAI
No flights to and from Kolkata airport today and July 29: AAI

The Mamata Banerjee government had decided to impose total lockdown across the state earlier this week to check the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases in the past few weeks. This week, the comprehensive lockdown, as part of the new strategy, was imposed for the first time on Thursday.

West Bengal: Uptick in recovery rate even as cases rise, toll nears 1,300
West Bengal: Uptick in recovery rate even as cases rise, toll nears 1,300

Though recoveries have been over 1,000 a day since July 18, the infection growth and rise in fatalities have not stemmed. On Friday, the toll neared 1,300, rising to 1,290 following 35 new deaths.

Renowned danseuse Amala Shankar passes away in Kolkata
Renowned danseuse Amala Shankar passes away in Kolkata

The centenarian, who had been active even in her early 90s, was awarded Banga Vibhushan by the Bengal government in 2011 for her contributions in the field of art.

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