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Attendance register leash on teachers

lAfter introducing a code of conduct for teachers of state-aided colleges, the state government for the first time has promulgated an order, making it mandatory for teachers of colleges controlled directly by the government to sign attendance registers on a regular basis. In the proposed registers, teachers will not just be required to note down the time of their arrival and departure, but will also have to mention the number of classes taken by them. The system of signing attendance registers for teachers of government-controlled colleges like Presidency, Maulana Azad, Brabourne and Bethune has never been in practice ever since the inception of the institutions. The All Bengal State Government College Teachers’ Association, an organisation of teachers of government colleges affiliated to an anti-Left lobby, on Thursday submitted a memorandum to the government demanding withdrawal of the order.

Airport visitor entry banned

The airport authorities banned entry of visitors at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport from Thursday afternoon till further notice. Airport officers said the restriction was for security reasons.

Drainage pumps

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation has decided to set up high-power pumps to drain water in Kankurgachhi and Ultadanga. Sources said similar pumps will be installed at Jamir Lane and other areas of Ballygunge in south Calcutta.

CU questions

Calcutta University on Thursday decided to provide a list of nearly 150 questions to students at the time of admission to major undergraduate courses. The system will be introduced from the current academic session. The questions will cover the entire syllabus of a particular course which the student opts to study. The decision was taken at the university’s undergraduate council meeting on Thursday. The system was introduced to check private tuition and discourage the tendency of making selective preparations.

Held for fraud

Indrajit Chatterjee was arrested in Kasba for allegedly cheating the New Alipore branch of Bank of Maharashtra of nearly Rs 2 crore. CBI sources said Chatterjee was absconding for quite a long time. Chatterjee was running a business in Kasba.

JU conference

The Second Grundtvig International Conference on education and development is being organised at Jadav-pur University (JU) on January 17 and 18. The works of Grundtvig and Tagore will be discussed with regard to people’s enlightenment and national development. The conference is being organised by the department of continuing adult education and extension, JU, and the Centre for Grundtvig Studies of the University of Aarhus, Denmark.


There was tension at the intersection of AJC Bose Road and Circus Avenue on Thursday evening when two gangs hurled bombs at each other. A pedestrian received splinter injuries. He was admitted to National Medical College and Hospital. The Karaya police could not make any arrests.

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O ramraja nabin sangha eye bank & seva kendra for opening an early cancer detection centre and a mobile medical unit in Howrah
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