Father killed for pocket money A 34-year-old jobless man, denied ‘pocket money’, murdered his father at Tangra late on Saturday night. The 65-year-old victim's head was smashed with a brick. Srikrishna Rana succumbed to his injuries at Nilratan Sirkar Medical College and Hospital. Balia Rana, the son, has been booked for murder, police said. He is known in his neighbourhood as an eccentric person, suffering from depression. “Besides, he married thrice but all his wives left him,” said an official of Tangra police station. Balia’s parents are part-time workers at a local charitable organisation.
Truckers call off strike The Federation of West Bengal Truck-Owners’ Association withdrew its strike after three days on the intervention of state transport minister Subhas Chakraborty. The minister assured the association members that he would sit with them on January 16 to settle their demands.
Natore donation A cheque for Rs 10 lakh was handed over to Sujit Basu, vice-chancellor of Visva-Bharati, in Calcutta on Sunday by Shubasree Bagchi, daughter of the late Maharaja Jogendranath Roy of Natore. The donation was made on behalf of her younger sister, Jayashree Devi of Natore, who died on June 25, 1999. The money will go for the construction of a stage in memory of her grandfather, late Maharaja Jagadinendranath Ray of Natore, and for a library in the name of her elder brother Jayanta Nath Roy.
Mishap fury Traffic came to standstill at Shyambazar around Sunday noon after a private bus knocked down an unidentified man, aged about 50 years. The bus was impounded. Residents of the area were prevented by the police from setting up a roadblock.
Thumbs Up O PUNJABEE BRADREE for setting up a special shelter camp for Ganga Sagar pilgrims on the Maidan. The camp will remain open till January 16