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Nitasha Biswas: India Crowns its First Transqueen from Kolkata

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  • Nitasha Biswas was crowned The first Transqueen India
  • She was presented the crown by Miss Transsexual Australia 2017 Laeticia Phylliscia Raveena
  • Nitasha will represent India at Miss International Queen in Thailand in 2018

New Delhi, August 31, 2017: The first Transqueen India, Nitasha Biswas, was crowned in Gurgaon on Sunday. The transwoman is presently studying Business Management in Kolkata.

Manipur’s Loiloi Haorongbam stood as the first runner-up, whereas Ragasiya from Tamil Nadu stood as the second runner-up in the beauty pageant.

The 26-year-old was presented the crown by Miss Transsexual Australia 2017 Laeticia Phylliscia Raveena.

Among 1500 trans women who had applied for the contest in India, 16 were shortlisted for the final show.

Nitasha said, “My journey was not easy. I feel very privileged to be where I am today and knowing so much of struggles and hardships that I’ve gone through”, mentioned Daily Bhaskar.

Also Read: Manipur’s Transgender model Bishesh Huirem all set to represent India at 2016 Miss International Queen

“This is a very big responsibility and I would like to focus on transgender women rather than focusing on rights. I never wanted rights. I always wanted to empower our system and our community because that’s what is needed, Natasha was quoted by a leading English daily saying.”

She says many transwomen have to face umpteen hurdles owing rejection of society and lack of family support. Some of them also become a victim of molestation and pain.

“They are getting into sex work. So, it is the time that every sector of the society needs to come out and help this community for its betterment”, Biswas adds,

In March 2018, Biswas is likely to represent India at Miss International Queen in Thailand, whereas the first runner-up will compete for the title, Miss Transsexual Australia.


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Petrol Prices On The Reverse Trend For The Last 13 Days: Prices Fall

Both in Delhi and Kolkata, diesel prices in the fortnight have declined

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Petrol Prices On The Reverse Trend For The Last 13 Days: Prices Falls
Petrol Prices On The Reverse Trend For The Last 13 Days: Prices Falls, flickr

Domestic petrol prices, which had hit record levels for 16 consecutive days in May, have been on the reverse trend for the last 13 days, including Monday, but the relief for consumers has been slow in coming.

The pace of decline has been less than half the rate of surge.

Percentage-wise, since May 30, when prices started to take a downturn, petrol prices have slipped 2.35 per cent in Delhi, compared to the 5.5 per cent in the previous 16 days.

In absolute terms, prices have gone down by Rs 1.85 a litre since May 30, compared to the increase of Rs 3.8 per litre in the during May 14-29. On Monday, fuel was sold at Rs 76.58 per litre in the national capital, down 20 paise from Sunday’s level, the IndianOil Corp’s website showed.

In Mumbai, where petrol prices were the highest in the country last month, the decline has been much slow at Rs 1.23 per litre so far, against the rise of Rs 3.76 a litre during May 14-29.

On Monday, petrol price in Mumbai was Rs 84.41 per litre against Rs 84.61 on Sunday. Similarly, in Kolkata and Chennai, the fuel was sold at Rs 79.25 and Rs 79.48 respectively.

In Kolkata and Chennai too, the decline has been Rs 1.81 and Rs 1.65 per litre in the last 13 days, around 50 per cent of the previous rate of increase.

In tandem with petrol prices, diesel too has seen a decline, but of only around 2 per cent in all the major cities including Delhi, compared to over 5 per cent rise in the previous fortnight.

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Petrol station, flickr

Both in Delhi and Kolkata, diesel prices in the last 13 days have declined by Rs 1.36, and in Mumbai and Kolkata, the fall was of Rs 1.44 and Rs 1.45 per litre respectively.

Also read: Petrol price slashes by 32 paise and diesel price by 85 paise

On Monday, prices of the fuel in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai were at Rs 67.95, Rs 70.50, Rs 72.35 and Rs 71.73 per litre, respectively. (IANS)

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