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Two bodies found near Garia station

lBodies of two men were found lying on the railway tracks on Monday morning near Garia railway station, on the Sealdah south section. One of the deceased was identified as Shasthi Ghosh, 65, while the other is yet to be identified. The railway police have initiated an inquiry to find out whether the two had been run over or murdered.

Man jumps to death in river

An unidentified man committed suicide by jumping from a launch in the middle of river Hooghly on Monday evening. Police said the man in his mid-30s had boarded the Howrah-bound launch from Babughat. Witnesses told the police that he walked to the edge when the launch reached the middle of the river and jumped.

Man dies

The body of a 42-year-old rickshaw-puller was found near railway gate no. 2 in the Lake police station area early on Monday. The deceased was identified as Dulal Mandal. According to police, Mandal died of a heart attack. He was an alcoholic and had been suffering for some time.

Memorial meet

The Presidency College Alumni Association will organise a centenary memorial meet for Professor Amulyadhan Mukhopadhyay. The meet, featuring Prof. Arun Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Prof. Jayati Gupta, Prof. Jibendu Roy, Prof. Tarunkanti Roy and Dr Pratap Chandra Chunder, will be held on December 14 at 3 pm.

Land on lease

After a legal battle for about 10 years, the Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) has decided to take back possession of a five-acre plot of land at Noapara, in Baranagar, on Tuesday. The plot had been leased out to a paper mill. According to officer-on-special duty to the mayor Shaktibrata Ghosh, the land was given to the mill on a 30-year lease which expired in 1991. The CMC plans to sell the plot, adjacent to the Metro Rail carshed.

Fire in market

A fire broke out in a shop on AJC Bose Road, near the Mullickbazar market, on Monday evening. Eight fire-tenders were pressed into service. The fire fighters took an hour to control the flames. Officials said an electrical short-circuit might have caused the blaze.

Crackdown protest

The South Asian People United Against Communalism & Fundamentalism has protested the Bangladesh government’s “crackdown on intellectuals and writers like Shahriyar Kabir”. A spokesperson said on Monday the “unconstitutional arrests” were an attempt to shift focus from the Mymensingh cinema blasts.

Book launch

Portrait of a patriot, a selection of speeches by Pandit Lakshmi Kanta Maitra in the probationary Parliament of pre-Independence India, was released at a function by former Union minister Pratap Chandra Chunder. Minister for Parliamentary affairs Prabodh Sinha and Justice Bhagabati Prasad Banerjee were present.

Thumbs Up

O swadesh basu hospital and angikar for organising an inter-ocular implantation programme for the underprivileged
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