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Kolkata: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Saturday that his department has signed initial agreements with 20 states to jointly develop a company that will aim at boosting railway infrastructure.

“We have signed MoUs with 20 states. Under the agreement, there will be a company jointly owned by the centre and the states. It will develop infrastructure and look into issues which the states think are important,” he told media persons on the sidelines of an official function.

Prabhu said that the move is in sync with the centre’s policy to empower the states.

He added that the railways will collaborate with West Bengal for development of infrastructure in the state.

The railway minister said that he will meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the issue after she returns from Bangladesh.

“I have spoken to her this morning and will meet her once she returns from Bangladesh,” he said.

The issue of the stalled metro project in Kolkata is also likely to be discussed in the upcoming meeting. (IANS)

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Filmmaker-actor-singer Farhan Akhtar pointed out a “glaring error” made in a West Bengal school book and urged the West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee to rectify it.

Farhan, who played the title role in the Indian track and field legend Milkha Singh’s biopic “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, pointed out that a Bengali school textbook carried his image instead of the athlete.

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“To the Minister of School Education, West Bengal. There is a glaring error with the image used in one of the school text books to depict Milkha Singhji. Could you please request the publisher to recall and replace this book? Sincerely,” Farhan tweeted on Sunday.

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