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Body fished out of Sarobar waters

Police recovered the body of a 60-year-old man from Rabindra Sarobar on Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Himadri Dutta, a resident of Kalighat. Local residents first noticed the body floating in the water and called in the cops. According to police, Dutta had been missing since Saturday and had drowned in the Sarobar waters.

Doordarshan fire doused

A fire broke out at Doordarshan Bhavan on Sunday, but no casualty was reported. Several fire engines were pressed into action and firemen fought for over an hour to bring the blaze at Golf Green under control. Preliminary investigations suggest a short circuit might have caused the fire.

Injured in mishap

Traffic flow along the EM Bypass was disrupted on Sunday evening after two persons on a motorcycle were injured when a bus hit the two-wheeler near Salt Lake stadium.

Trinamul protest

A group of Trinamul Congress supporters blocked Howrah Bridge for over half-an-hour on Sunday to protest incidents of violence that marked the run-up to the panchayat elections. The blockade was lifted around 5.30 pm after the intervention of senior officers from the North Port police station.

Medicine supply

The oncology wing of Medical College and Hospital Calcutta recently received free medicines worth over Rs 30,000 from cancer survivors. The supply comes at a time when the oncology wing of the department is facing an acute shortage of medicines. The medicines will be distributed among needy patients, said Subir Gangopadhyay, head of the department of the hospitalís radiotherapy unit.

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