Kolkata book fair opens

British Author Anita Anand launches a book with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during the39th International Kolkata Book Fair in Kolkata on Tuesday.  

The 39th International Kolkata Book Fair was inaugurated here on Tuesday by British journalist and TV news presenter Anita Anand and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Lauding Indian authors and their popularity among the British audiences, Ms. Anand said Bengal had an “unshakeable foundation of literature”. Great Britain is the theme country of the Fair this year.

‘Wi-fi enabled’

Kolkata will become India’s first fully Wi-Fi enabled metro city in the next two or three months, Ms. Banerjee said at the inauguration.

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