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Updated on OCT 26, 2020

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Up comming Events of PBCA & BPT

Due to Govornment restrictions most of the Programes were cancelled. However DURGA PUJA was held on Oct 24th virtually & next scheduled virtual program is LAKSHMI PUJA on Oct 30th. Please visit the website using the link below & know more about it. Also KALI PUJA is scheduled on NOV 14th/2020. For more please visit their website. Thanks

NABC 2020(Now 2021) (North American Bengali Conference or Banga Sammelan) will celebrate 40th anniversary in 2020; which happens to be the 50th anniversary (golden) of Cultural Association of Bengal. Organized by Cultural Association of Bengal at Westgate Resort & Casino, Las Vegas. NABC 2021 will go to another orbit. It will not just be a three-day conference but a yearlong digital experience on social media and website where you will get to interact/read video and audio messages / digital images from artists/sponsors and NABC team. This journey will end with a glittering show in Vegas now re-schduled from July 02-July 4th 2021 due to Corona virus pandemic & ofcourse if everything comes to normal. What better place to celebrate with the stars of Bengal than the dazzling Las Vegas? Please visit NABC website, a treasure trove of pertinent information: www.nabc2020.org Do register to take advantage of choice of the hotel. Be there for a memorable Banga Sammelan in the City of Lights, where NABC will create an oasis of Bangaliana in the heart of the desert. See you in Vegas!

News on Sports & Entertainment

England Test skipper Joe Root considers Virat Kohli as the “most complete player”

“Nepotism not exclusive to film industry”

Sports

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England Test skipper Joe Root considers Virat Kohli as the “most complete player” across all formats, saying he has an all-round game and his ability to chase down totals in white-ball cricket is “extraordinary”. Root also called countryman Jos Buttler as the “most complete white-ball batsman” in the world currently. It has been widely accepted that Kohli, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, Australia’s Steve Smith and Root are currently the leading batsmen in world Test cricket. “Virat is probably the most complete player out of the three of them across formats. His ability to chase things down in the limited-overs format and to pace it as well as he does as often as he does and be not out at the end is extraordinary,” Root was quoted as saying by ‘ESPNCricinfo’. “He’s got a very good all-round game but you wouldn’t say he’s weaker against spin or pace.” Kohli followed up his disastrous 2014 tour of England by producing 894 runs across the three formats against the home team in 2018.

Entertainment

After web series ‘Pataal Lok’, actress Swastika Mukherjee was recently seen playing a key role in late Sushant Singh Rajput starrer ‘Dil Bechara’, which released last week. Amid the heated up debate of nepotism in Bollywood in the wake of Sushant’s suicide, Swastika in an exclusive interview with Souvik Ghosh opens up about nepotism debate, Sushant’s suicide, her bonding with onscreen daughter Sanjana Sanghi and much more. People are now lauding ‘Dil Bechara’ after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. But a section of netizens had taken jibes at ‘Dil Bechara’ when the film was announced. How do you see this? Is it hypocrisy on the part of a section of audience? I think speaking anything on this matter is like opening up to a lot of abuse or trolls. We will be hit irrespective of our reactions. So primarily I do not know what is the right thing to do. Secondly, depending on my personal experiences and what is going on around, I feel ‘regret is bigger than gratitude’. I felt regret gives us more solace than having gratitude for people when they are alive.

News Articles

(a) Police stations to take responsibility of delivering food at every doorstep: Mamata Banerjee, (b) RPF personnel extend helping hand to stranded passengers at Howrah Railway station,(c) Never thought would see my city like this: Sourav Ganguly,(d) Janata Curfew: Bengal virtually in lockdown ,(e) Kolkata's Indian Coffee House to remain closed, (f) CBI arrests Director of ponzi company in Bengal

From war on black money to dealing with Pakistan:How has the Modi govt fared so far? The BJP-led NDA completed three years at the Centre. BJP came to power after a high-octane election campaign where every single aspect of the previous UPA govt was questioned. The UPA, after 10 years in power, was attacked for its so-called ‘jobless growth’, mocked over its Pakistan policy and attacked for several corruption scandals.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that India's high growth rate in recent years did not lead to a matching increase in formal sector jobs and labour market participation has declined. The IMF's report on its annual consultations with India released in Washington said that while India has lifted millions out of poverty as one of the world's fastest-growing economies, "recent labour market data suggests that unemployment is high while labour force participation has decreased."

President approves 30% cuts in salaries of MPs for one year.President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday approved the ordinance amending the Salary, Allowances & Pension of MP Act, 1954 reducing allowances and pension by 30% w.e.f. 1st April, 2020 for a year.