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The Streaming Video Market Is So Messed Up It’s Scary

December 15, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: tdruvkbqd.

first_imgTags:#Fanhattan#Streaming video 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Fanhattan just put up a somewhat amazing post on its corporate blog describing how hard it is to find specific movies or TV shows on various streaming video services. Sure, this is why Fanhattan exists – it’s an app that lets you scan a bunch of streaming sites to find what you want. But I had no idea how crazy things are in the world of streaming content.To make a point, Fanhattan looks at horror movies (“screaming media,” nyuk nyuk) that you might want to watch on Halloween. There’s lots of stuff online, but it’s scattered all over the place.Fanhattan reckons there are 2,300 horror movies that can be streamed right now. However: “About 71% of the horror movies currently available are exclusive to a single digital media source and more than 22% can be accessed on only two sources.” Of the 100 top Halloween movies curated by Fanhattan this year, about 65% are available from just one source, and about 25% are available from only two sources.  4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Worse yet, even specific horror franchises get split up and spread across different streaming platforms, so if you want  to watch an entire series you need to deal with a bunch of different services. Says Fanhattan: “Hostel is available for rent on Amazon Prime and purchase on iTunes. But Hostel: Part II is only available on iTunes right now. Hostel: Part III is available with a Netflix subscription and for sale on iTunes.”But wait, it gets even worse, because all of this is changing all the time, as content providers keep moving stuff around. So a movie might show up on one service this week but be gone next week. That’s why Fanhattan exists. The app pulls together content from 16 video distribution services. “Our aim is to simplify what has become strikingly complex – finding what’s on,” a spokesperson says.Someday maybe Hollywood and its streaming partners will get their act together. Until then, Fanhattan has a market opportunity.Images courtesy of Shutterstock and Fanhattan. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts dan lyonslast_img read more

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DaVinci Resolve Being Weird? This Is Probably Why

December 12, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.

first_imgIf you don’t know how to use them, DaVinci Resolve’s Auto Select controls can trip up your workflow. Here’s everything you need to know about this highly useful (but sometimes tricky) tool.Whenever you jump headfirst into new software, there’s always that one feature that keeps tripping you up, and it usually takes a bit of time to figure out what is going wrong. In DaVinci Resolve that feature is the Auto Select control.It might be one of the most important functions on the timeline because it will directly cause edits on the various tracks on your timeline to perform differently. The Auto Select is a multipurpose control that can increase the efficiency of an edit. What does it do? Its function is to allow editors to specify which tracks will undergo changes during an edit to multiple tracks.For example, in the screenshot below, I want to make an insert edit with the video and audio from the source monitor. I want the media to land in V1 and A1, so I have selected those tracks. I want the current media on those tracks to ripple forward, and I also need the score on A3 to remain as it is, and for the clip in V2 to continue the fade out.However, when I do so, the insert edit has affected all of the tracks with clips that extend through the marked area. It’s separated the video on V2, along with the score on A3, even though I was only inserting it to tracks V1 and A1. This is because the Auto Select is on for all tracks (it’s on by default). Now, let’s deactivate the Auto Select by turning off the Auto Select button on the track tools.Here, I’ve turned Auto Select off on tracks V2 and A3, and now when I insert edit, something a little different happens.Both the video and audio from the two deactivated tracks have been omitted from the process.We can see from this very simple edit that the Auto Select controls can be ideal for editing multiple tracks — or cause headaches if you only want to affect one track.An obvious question is Why not just lock the track? When you lock a track, you completely remove the ability to perform any edit on the track or the individual clips. There may be some circumstances when this is the better tool to use — perhaps locking down a score to remain in place. But this is precisely the point of Auto Select: you are not disabling edits, you’re just removing the track from a multi-track operation — and there are plenty of operations that will respond differently depending on the state of Auto Select:CuttingRipple cuttingCopyingDeleting clipsDeleting gapsSelecting edit pointsSelecting clipsMarking clipsMatch framePasting clipsPaste insertInsert editRipple overwrite editFinding gapsUsing the Selection Follows Playhead function.Further, you can also manually override the Auto Select function by manually clicking on a clip on a track that doesn’t have Auto Select active — an operation that isn’t possible with a locked track.If you’re an editor who loves to keep your hands on the keyboard as much as possible, you’ll be happy to know that you can manage up to eight video and eight audio tracks with shortcuts. You can turn each video track’s Auto Select on and off with keyboard shortcuts F1 through to F8, and audio tracks Ctrl+shift+F1 through to F8 (Option+CMD if you’re using a mac).Last year, when I was undergoing training on Resolve 12.5, the course leader said that Auto Select is one of those edit functions that you have to try and perform to understand how it works, and I want to echo those words. As with the Slip and Slide trim edits, Auto Select controls can be a little confusing when you’re simply reading about them. But once you open Resolve and perform a few multi-track edits with the Auto Select, you’ll see how beneficial the control is. If you’re here solely because your timeline has been playing up and you’re not sure why, well, now you have an answer.Lewis McGregor is a certified BlackMagic Design DaVinci Resolve Trainer.last_img read more

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U.S. qualifies for U-20 World Cup with win over Costa Rica

November 19, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: yzhnxslpc.

first_imgThe United States qualified for the 2019 U-20 World Cup by defeating Costa Rica 4-0 on Friday in the Concacaf U-20 Championship. The U.S. took the lead 15 minutes in when Frieburg midfielder Alex Mendez ripped a left-footed drive from distance past the Ticos goalkeeper. WHAT. A. RIP. 😱Alex Mendez fires from 30 yards away to give the 🇺🇸 a 1-0 lead vs. 🇨🇷! — U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) November 17, 2018 Just five minutes later, LA Galaxy academy product Ulysses Llanez doubled the lead with a low strike to the near post. Just Uly doing Uly things! 🤷🏽‍♂️Ulysses Llanez scores his 7th (!) goal of #CU20 to double the 🇺🇸’s lead! — U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) November 17, 2018 Unfortunately for Tab Ramos’ side, Lllanez was forced off with an injury shortly after scoring his team’s second goal, and his seventh of the tournament so far.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! In the second half, Juan Pablo Torres and Ayo Akinola added insurance goals for the USA, who cruised to an easy win. One more for insurance.Ayo Akinola takes flight for the 4-0 advantage against Costa Rica at #CU20 ! — U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) November 17, 2018 The U.S will face Honduras on Monday night, with a win or draw sending the team to the Concacaf U-20 final on Wednesday to defend its title.More importantly though, Friday’s win means the U.S. will be at the 2019 U-20 World Cup, which will be hosted by Poland between May 23 and June 15 of next year.last_img read more

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The Pacers Are Better Than the Heat At Least When It Comes

September 30, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on The Pacers Are Better Than the Heat At Least When It Comes | Filed in: ekyaaglzf.

The Indiana Pacers held on to Game 5 by a fingernail clipping, defeating the Miami Heat 93-90 and forcing the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals back to Miami for a Game 6. After the Pacers’ Game 4 loss, spearheaded by potent small-ball lineups from the Heat, the onus was on Indiana to make an adjustment. Indiana coach Frank Vogel’s adjustment was mostly to refuse to adjust: He didn’t do anything new; he just did more of what’s been working.This is the third consecutive year that the Pacers and Heat have met in the playoffs, and — although Lance Stephenson has taken over for Danny Granger the past two seasons for Indiana — a consistent pattern has emerged: Indiana’s starters can more than hold their own against the Heat, but things rapidly fall apart when the Pacers go to their bench.Indiana Pacers’ Point Differential vs. Miami HeatIn Game 5, Vogel essentially eliminated Rasual Butler and Ian Mahinmi from the Pacers’ rotation, instead playing his starters for 31 minutes. As a group, that’s the most minutes they’ve played in this series, and it’s more minutes than they played in Games 3 and 4 combined.The point differential numbers in the table above shows how even a few extra minutes from the Pacers’ starters can make a huge difference. To put those per 100 possession numbers in context, the San Antonio Spurs led the NBA this season with a per 100 possession point differential of +8.1. The worst mark in the league, belonging to the Philadelphia 76ers, was -10.7.There were extenuating circumstances last night. The Pacers’ Paul George poured in 31 second-half points, many of which came on difficult shots. According to the NBA’s SportVU Player Tracking Box Score, he made 10 of 18 contested shots in Game 5, or 55.6 percent. He had made just 32 percent of his contested shots in the series over the first four games. The Heat’s LeBron James also picked up five fouls in just over 23 minutes, about five times his normal foul rate. He sat for almost the entire second and third quarters, and the Pacers’ starters were just even with the Heat while he was on the floor.The Pacers’ starters aren’t going to outplay the Heat in every stint on the floor or overwhelm every small lineup Miami coach Erik Spoelstra dreams up. But Indiana’s starting five is orders of magnitude more effective than any other lineup the Pacers have. read more

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A FiveThirtyEight Crash Course In Basketball Stats

September 30, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on A FiveThirtyEight Crash Course In Basketball Stats | Filed in: lprxfsblu.

Hot Takedown More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Dec. 29, 2015), we bring you the latest edition of “Stat School.” Last time, Statman, aka Neil Paine, talked to us about NFL running back stats. This week, he brings us basketball 101. Neil guides us through three hoop-centric stats: points per game, true shooting percentage and usage rate.Stat one: Points per gameA player’s average number of points scored per game played.Stat two: True shooting percentageA statistic used to gauge scoring efficiency that takes into consideration a player’s shot attempts (including field goals and free throws) and points scored. The result is the average points the player scored when he ended a possession by shooting.Stat three: Usage percentageA metric that estimates the percentage of a team’s possessions that a player “uses” while he is in the game. As players “use” more possessions, their overall efficiency tends to drop.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Listen to Statman and you just might be able to eke out a statistical advantage in your holiday pick up games. read more

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BAHAMAS Environmental Health Hosted Expert Mission Towards Mosquito Control

September 17, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on BAHAMAS Environmental Health Hosted Expert Mission Towards Mosquito Control | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 22, 2018 – Nassau – The Department of Environmental Health in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hosted an Expert Mission recently towards The Bahamas’ implementing the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), an old technique that is safe and cost effective in the integrated vector (mosquito) control programme.SIT has been successfully applied as an agricultural control tool to various insect species including med flies, codling moth Cydia pomonella (L.), onion maggot Delia antiqua (Meigen) and some species of tsetse flies Glossina spp as means of sustaining crops, decreasing financial inputs and increasing economic benefits.Most recently this technology has transitioned to the area of mosquito control.  SIT is thought to be an effective mechanism in mitigating the transmission of vector borne diseases such as Dengue Fever, Chickungunya and most recently the ZIKA virus known to be transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, in The Bahamas.It is expected that if effectively introduced there would be a drastic decrease of overall populations and the risk of the spread of the mentioned mosquito diseases.The five-day seminar, January 15-19, 2018 delivered by Dr. Clelia Oliva, PhD, of the IAEA, consisted of three major topics including an overview of SIT, the intricacies of Aedes rearing, together with design setup and maintenance of an insectary, as well as field surveillance including site selection and establishment.The innovative tool is not a standalone fix for control, but must be practiced with the community’s role in keeping their properties free from water holding containers that breed mosquitoes – which encourages the drill — to tip over, turn down and throw away breeding sites.Release: BISPhoto captions: Header: Lecture session by Dr. C. Oliva of IAEAInsert: Conducting sites selection Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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App Development Strategies for Small to MediumSized Publishers

September 14, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on App Development Strategies for Small to MediumSized Publishers | Filed in: nexmcumgj.

first_imgRacer X Illustrated publisher Filter Publications, on the other hand, wanted a simpler format for its Racer X iPhone app and went with AppMakr software. President Bryan Stealey says he mostly built the app himself, with a little help from a developer, and the service at the time was free. For its widely successful gaming app Mad Skills Motocross, however, Stealey says its partnership with Swedish developer Turborilla, which owns the game and pays a revenue-based fee to Filter in exchange for branding, was essential. “There are partnerships to be made,” he says. “Developers don’t seem to innately be great marketers. They know how to make something that people want to use, but don’t necessarily know how to get it out there.” The game has hit a worldwide rank of number two for paid iPhone apps in the App Store and has reached number one in the racing category, exposing the Racer X logo to millions of people.Tailoring a Strategy The key, says Pedzwater, is to know what best fits your audience and tailor a strategy to that. Spin, for example, has focused only on the iPad for now. “When we made the investment, iPad apps were brand new territory, but we took an approach that said this is where we see our audience going, and we can be successful here. Looking back now and seeing how it has shifted our company in a digital direction and benefited the brand overall, it’s well worth it.” Music magazine Spin partnered with Bottle Rocket Apps for its highly successful Spin Play app, named to the top five in Apple’s Newsstand Rewind for 2011. Brand creative director Devin Pedzwater, who led its development, attributes this to it being more than just a replication of the magazine. “We looked at software options we could have used to build the app ourselves, but we decided to go with Bottle Rocket because they took a different approach, and we wanted that.” Pedzwater agrees: “We set out pretty early and had a long track to think about it. We started with Bottle Rocket on the basics, sketching it out with pencil and paper, until we reached a decision on what we wanted. We ended up with something unique, so that time spent was well worth it.” He warns, though, not to underestimate the time it takes for data conversion, as cleaning up web and content feeds was an unexpected time drain leading up to launch. The Road AheadWhile the trajectory of all this change is hard to foresee, it’s important to be in position to handle them. Pedzwater says his Spin has reworked its entire workflow around digital, without diminishing print. “It actually makes print stronger,” he says. “I think we’ll continue to keep pushing to make this its own product, separate from what a traditional magazine can do. It’s fun to see how far we can push that, and it makes us better able to take advantage of what print does really well.” Boccia makes a similar point: “You gain momentum when you’re on three or four devices, but trying to cover all of them isn’t possible. You have to ask how many users you’ll bring in from each device, and is it worth it?” He emphasizes the advantage of waiting: “I’ve learned not to be first to the market because typically there’s going to be a bleeding edge. You’re going to get hurt. It’s probably better to wait a couple months to let things settle.”center_img Keeping pace with the dramatic changes on the smartphone and tablet front is no small feat for any publisher, but doing so presents a particular challenge for smaller companies without a safety net of funds for experimentation with platforms that are at once in their infancy and yet increasingly seen as essential. For many, the first question is: do we create the apps ourselves, or partner with vendors? For its iPhone apps, Wells Publishing, a b-to-b media company serving the insurance industry, spent a one-time fee of $4,000 with an outside developer in early 2010 but decided before long to build them in-house. “When you use a vendor, you lose a lot of that control,” says Wells’ VP of design Guy Boccia. Apps for the iPad, though, have been another story. At first, Boccia says his team considered building them in house but soon saw the continuous changes and updates and lack of specifications were too great a challenge. “We realized we were better off buying a product that will give us a guarantee so we wouldn’t have to worry about changing what we built and training every two weeks.” After working with three different vendors within two years, Boccia says he feels the changes have slowed down enough, and his team has learned enough, to bring development in-house. While Boccia has faced greater challenges with developing apps for iPad than the iPhone—and though the iPhone apps have so far yielded a healthier return on investment—he sees real opportunity with the tablet platform, especially in 2013. Average users spend sixteen minutes on his company’s iPad apps versus two minutes on those of the iPhone. “Engagement will become a much more important metric going forward, versus number of downloads,” says Boccia. “Advertisers are still shy about the iPad, but there’s a story to tell, a definite market for it. Sales people just haven’t figured out how to tell it yet.” For this reason, he says, developing a focus on analytics is essential.More on this topic How One Small Publisher Cracked the App Store Top 25 How Smaller Publishers Are Scoring With Apps AARP Goes Mobile Digital Edition Briefs | 9.28.11 Bonnier’s Islands Extends Print with Four Apps Hearst Launches Mobile App ‘Think Tank’Just In BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the MovePowered bylast_img read more

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Americana Tour Blueprint Provides Musicians Valuable Booking Routing Resource

September 12, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Americana Tour Blueprint Provides Musicians Valuable Booking Routing Resource | Filed in: fofabvlic.

first_imgTo commemorate the launch of the new tool, the organization is walking the walk, presenting the inaugural 2019 tour featuring Caitlin Canty and Oshima Brothers, the first artists to use the new resource to book their tour, which kicks off Jan. 4 at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall.Americana is inherently a live performance-oriented music genre, known for the use of acoustic instruments, vocal harmonies and road-themed lyrical content. For a style so steeped in tradition, this innovative new tool promises to support roots musicians and free up more of their time to do what they should be doing, making music. See you on tour!Willie Nelson To Be Honored With 2019 Producers & Engineers Wing Award Read more Inside The New Americana Tour Blueprint americana-tour-blueprint-provides-musicians-valuable-booking-routing-resource Facebook The new online tool from the Americana Music Association gives artist members info for roots music-friendly opportunities in over 100 marketsNate HertweckGRAMMYs Nov 1, 2018 – 2:10 pm Touring is tough. For all the joy and rewards of playing your music in a new town each night, there are so many risks and challenges, starting with booking. Now, thanks to the Americana Music Association, a new tool called Americana Tour Blueprint makes routing a tour easier by connecting artists with venues in cities with a roots music-friendly support network of radio stations, retailers, and local press. Email Americana Tour Blueprint Provides Musicians Valuable Booking & Routing Resource NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jan 28, 2018 – 5:36 pm Watch: Jason Isbell Wins Best Americana Album The brand new online tool, which was conceived two years ago, allows members of the organization not only to map out a tour route based on information about over 100 markets on the circuit, but to request a booking at the 20 or so venues that have agreed to receive pitches from Americana Music Association artists.The locations covered by the blueprint stretches through the area roughly surrounding the Interstate 95 corridor, including northeaster cities like Boston and New York all the way down to Miami. There’s also a path through Interstate 65 that leads through markets like Atlanta, Asheville, N.C. and more. The organization hopes this project will go a long way toward fostering the artists of today and tomorrow in the genre it champions.”As an artist advocacy group, our mission is to support the authentic voice of American roots music,” says Americana Music Association Executive Director Jed Hilly. “But as a trade association, we are mindful of working with the industry to not only support legends but also to work for the next generation of rising stars.” Twitter News last_img read more

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Infosys decision to hire 10000 Americans seen as yielding to pressure tactics

September 5, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Infosys decision to hire 10000 Americans seen as yielding to pressure tactics | Filed in: zzqgqddue.

first_imgInfosys CEO Vishal Sikka announces the third quarter (October-December) results of fiscal 2016-17 in Bengaluru, on Jan 13, 2017.IANSIndian IT software services company Infosys is being seen as yielding to US President Donald Trump administration’s arm-twisting tactics on jobs for Americans in America as Bengaluru-based Infosys led by CEO Vishal Sikka said it will be creating 10,000 Americans in the next two years.”We’re glad to see companies like Infosys see opportunity in the American economy again,” Ninio Fetalvo, a White House spokesman, told the Washington Post in a statement.The newspaper’s headline “Under fire from Trump for stealing American jobs, this outsourcing firm says it will create 10,000 new jobs in US” suggested that the company reacted in response to the protectionist stance of the Trump administration.In addition to hiring Americans, the company had also announced setting up of four technological and innovation hubs in the country. The first such hub will open in Indiana in August 2017.”In helping our clients improve their businesses and pursue new kinds of opportunities, we are really excited to bring innovation and education in a fundamental and massive way to American workers,” Sikka had said in a statement.”New advances in technology – artificial intelligence, in particular – are radically transforming our world, and it is within our reach to learn these new technologies and to be the innovators and entrepreneurs who bring solutions based on these technologies to our clients in all industries,” he added.Indian IT companies such as Infosys, TCS and Wipro are facing allegations of snatching jobs from Americans by deploying Indians in the country, using H-1B visas.Infosys had over 2 lakh employees as of March 31, 2017; the nationality-wise break-up was not available.At around 1.10 pm on Wednesday, Infosys shares were trading 1.65 percent higher at Rs 936 apiece. The BSE Sensex was down 12 points to 29,909. Top index losers were Lupin, ICICI Bank and Tata Steel.TCS was up 2.05 percent at Rs 2,339 and Wipro was 0.49 higher at Rs 497. Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S., April 18, 2017.Reuterslast_img read more

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DhakaKolkata Maitree Express now airconditioned

September 3, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on DhakaKolkata Maitree Express now airconditioned | Filed in: zzqgqddue.

first_imgThe fully-airconditioned and upgraded Dhaka-Kolkata Maitree Express was inaugurated in the Bangladesh capital on Friday, the first day of the Bangla New Year.The Indian High Commission in Dhaka said they are working to boost comfort for passengers and have planned to speed up customs and immigration clearance this year.“This will attend to a long-standing grievance of passengers travelling on the Maitree Express, who have to get down, both at Darshana and Gede, during the journey,” Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Friday.The journey time will come down to about six hours from nine hours now.Alongwith Bangladesh Railways Minister Mazibul Hoque, Shringla inaugurated the Dhaka-Kolkata Maitree Express.The Maitree train was launched on Pahela Baishakh in 2008 with once-a-week service. With its increased popularity, it now runs four days a week, bdnews24 reported.A total of 456 passengers will now be able to travel in the air-conditioned coaches, with four being first-class.The coaches have been manufactured in India, using the latest technology and have been procured by the government of Bangladesh under the first Line of Credit rolled out in 2O11.In 2015-16 (April to March), 98,322 passengers used the Maitree Express service. The number of passengers grew 17 per cent year-on-year to 115,061 in 2016-17.On April 8, Bangladesh and India flagged off the trial run of the Khulna-Kolkata Express during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India, and also formally inaugurated the fourth railway link between the two countries.“We hope to start the regular service on the Khulna-Kolkata route this year,” Shringla said.He said India-Bangladesh relations have scaled “new heights”. “We hope that this good relationship will continue.”last_img read more

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