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The City Diary

Girl dies in fall from immersion trailer

lShampa Hazra, a resident of Rani Shankari Lane in Bhowanipore, was killed on Wednesday night when she fell off an immersion trailer on Kingsway. Police said the 20-year-old girl had come to Babughat with members of the Ekdalia Evergreen Club for the bhashan. Shampa was taken to SSKM Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The trailer was impounded.

Five hurt in bus collision

Five persons were injured when two private buses collided on the Sealdah flyover on Thursday. Police said the accident occurred when the buses were trying to overtake each other. The injured were taken to NRS Medical College and Hospital.

Man drowns

Nemai Sengupta, 55, drowned in the Hooghly on Wednesday night during the immersion of the Durga idol by members of the Nabarun Sangha Club. Sengupta’s body was recovered on Thursday.

Puja spirit

The city civic authorities have decided not to take action against the community pujas organised without its permission. According to mayor Subrata Mukherjee, since the police had allowed these organisers to hold the pujas, the civic body would not penalise them.

Building complaint

Residents of Muktaram Babu Street, in north Calcutta, submitted a letter to municipal commissioner Debasis Som on Thursday complaining about a promoter who had violated a land-ceiling order. Sources said the civic body had, however, sanctioned the construction plan on the particular premises without a clearance from the land-ceiling authorities.

Held for dacoity

Nikhil Sarkar, a clerk in a Howrah court, was picked up from Kalna in connection with a dacoity in a Barrackpore shop in September 2002. The car which had allegedly been used in the crime was also impounded.

Cylinder fire

A house on Umesh Datta Lane, near Minerva theatre in north Calcutta, caught fire after a gas cylinder started leaking on Thursday. No casualty has been reported.

Pandal fee hike

Fire services minister Pratim Chatterjee on Thursday announced revised charges for obtaining a no-objection certificate from the fire department for erecting a pandal or any temporary structure. Chatterjee said: “The revised charges will help the fire department generate revenue.” A structure covering an area not exceeding 250 sq ft will be charged Rs 250, while one covering more than 250 sq ft will be charged Rs 500. A structure covering more than 500 sq ft will be charged Rs 1,000. For commercial pandals hosting jatra, circus or fairs covering up to 2,500 sq ft, the organisers will have to pay Rs 2,500.

Thumbs Up

O ibp and shri shikshayatan college for organising a puja parikrama for the inmates of Nabanir, an old-age home in Chetla
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