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The City Diary

District raids yield Salt Lake loot

lActing on a tip-off, police conducted raids in various pockets of South 24-Parganas on Thursday. Gold ornaments, VCRs and VCPs were recovered during the raids. These ornaments were recently stolen from different blocks in Salt Lake City. Three persons have been arrested in this connection, police said. More raids will be carried out.

Engine failure stalls Rajdhani

The Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express was held up at Dankuni station due to engine failure for over two hours soon after it left Howrah station on Thursday afternoon. Describing this as a ‘rare case’, an Eastern Railway spokesperson said the driver reported a technical fault in the engine to the control room at Howrah as the train had nearly reached Dankuni, about 25 km away. Another engine was rushed from the Howrah locomotive shed for the onward journey of the train. The engine, maintained at the Ghaziabad shed, would be brought back to Howrah for a thorough overhaul, he added.

Man run over

A 60-year-old man was run over by a Howrah Municipal Corporation lorry near Belilious Road, in the Bantra police station area, on Thursday. The body could not be identified. The driver of the killer lorry escaped but the vehicle was impounded. Residents blocked the road for about half an hour, protesting reckless driving in the area.

Against violence

Jeevika Development Society, an NGO which works for socio-economic development among women in South 24-Parganas, is observing the international fortnight protesting violence against women. The members of the micro credit groups of Jeevika and Alor Disha will perform forum theatre and cultural programmes on the theme in Bishnupur and Maheshtala during the fortnight. They will also submit a deputation to the Bishnupur police station on December 4 against violence on women and illicit liquor trade.

Heroin haul

About 70 gm of heroin, worth Rs 50,000, was recovered when police, acting on a tip-off, raided a den at New Alipore on Thursday. Two drug-peddlers have been arrested so far in this connection. They are currently being interrogated. More arrests are likely to follow, said the police.

Poll list protest

The Baranagar unit of the Pradesh Congress Committee staged a demonstration on Thursday near the municipality office, protesting an alleged fraud in the electoral list. Congress workers complained that names of their party sympathisers were being struck off the lists. They demanded that new electoral lists be drawn up immediately.


The 112th birth anniversary of Annada Thakur, founder saint of the Dakshineswar Ramakrishna Sangha, Adyapith, is currently being celebrated and will conclude on December 1.

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O juvenile diabetes foundation for organising a diabetes and eye check-up camp at Salt Lake
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