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Kolkata: It was a rather emotional moment when India’s first transgender college principal sashayed down the ramp cuddling a visibly-happy street child in a unique fashion show here.

Dressed in a red and gold brocade saree, educationist Manabi Badopadhyay from West Bengal, was the cynosure of all eyes, despite the presence of many other celebrities. Manabi made headlines recently, for taking charge of the Krishnagar Women’s College in Nadia district, becoming India’s first transgender to do so.

Previously, an associate professor in Bengali at Vivekananda Satobarshiki Mahavidyalaya, Bandopadhyay has also been roped in by the West Bengal government, as the vice chairperson of the state’s transgender development board, on a new policy for the third gender in the state.

Projecting dynamism, Bandopadhyay made heads turn at the fashion show for street children where celebrities walked with the underprivileged on Saturday night.

Clutching the girl child, her expressions reflected the pain and anguish for the kids, who do not have a chance to enjoy their childhood.

Bandopadhyay was born Somnath, in a traditional middle class Bengali family in Naihati, in the outskirts of Kolkata. Convinced that she was a woman trapped in a man’s body, Bandopadhyay underwent a sex change operation a decade ago.

Described as an able administrator by her peers, Bandopadhyay was a participant in the Bengali version of the hit reality TV show “Bigg Boss” in 2013. She has an adopted son named Debashish. (IANS)

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itel Launches First Dual Camera Smartphone in India

itel "A62" is powered by 3000mAh battery and is equipped with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB

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The smartphone is equipped with a 5MP selfie camera with flash and 13.0MP+VGA dual rear-camera. (IANS)

China-based Transsion Holdings’ itel Mobile on Tuesday launched its first dual rear camera smartphone “A62” in India for Rs 7,499.

The latest addition to the company’s line-up of 4G smartphones comes with face unlock, fingerprint sensor, bike mode and dual rear camera set-up.

The smartphone is equipped with a 5MP selfie camera with flash and 13.0MP+VGA dual rear-camera.

“Camera on a phone has seen maximum innovations and improvements. With this insight, we have launched our first dual rear camera smartphone — ‘A62’, with full screen and multiple value added features,” Goldee Patnaik, Head of Marketing, itel Business Unit, said in a statement.

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The device has a an 8.1-mm body with a full laminated body and thin bezels.

Running on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo OS, the smartphone powered by 1.3 GHz processor, a 5.65-inch HD+ IPS full view display with 18:9 aspect ratio.

itel “A62” is powered by 3000mAh battery and is equipped with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB. (IANS)

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