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High court seeks report on water

Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the chief engineer, Public Health Engineering (PHE), to be present in court on August 1 and file a report on the condition of drinking water supplied in public places like hospitals, railway stations, schools, colleges and government establishments of the city. The court also directed the city civic authorities to file a report, stating the steps taken to carry out an earlier directive of the court asking them to monitor the drinking water supply system in public places. The court, in September last year, had directed the Calcutta Municipal Corporation to make arrangements for testing samples of the water supplied to public places. The court passed the order on the basis of a petition filed by environment activist Subhas Dutta, who collected water samples from different parts of the city and had them tested at a reputed laboratory. Results of the tests showed that the drinking water supplied to most of the public places were not fit for human consumption. Dutta had filed these reports before the green bench presided over by Chief Justice A.K. Mathur.

Part II results on Tuesday

The results of BA, B.Sc Part II honours and B.Com (general) examinations of Calcutta University will be announced on July 29, officials in the university’s examination department said on Friday. More than 50,000 students had appeared for the examinations, held between April and May this year.

Hotel bid

Singapore-based NRI Prasun Mukherjee on Friday met chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and expressed his interest in taking over the ailing Great Eastern Hotel. Mukherjee will bid when the government calls for the next tender. The businessman said running the hotel profitably was “possible”.

Job fraud

Chandrashekhar Sarkar, 45, was arrested from Uttarpara, in Hooghly district, on Friday evening, for allegedly cheating people by claiming to be personal assistant to state small scale industries minister Bansagopal Chowdhury. Asit Chatterjee, a resident of Cossipore, had complained to the police that Sarkar had promised his son a job for Rs 50,000. Chatterjee, a teacher, claimed Sarkar had also taken over his house at Sinthee in north Calcutta, saying it would be convenient for him to travel from there to his office at Salt Lake, Purta Bhavan.

Snatcher held

A youth was arrested in Jorabagan on Friday while fleeing after snatching money from an employee of a firm. According to police, when Subrata Ghosh came to deposit Rs 5,000, three youths snatched the bag containing the money. Residents chased and caught one of the culprits, Dipak Tiwari. The money was recovered.

Hospital MoU

The government on Friday signed an MoU on the first private medical college in the state which will come up on the 62-acre campus of the K.S. Ray Tuberculosis Hospital in Jadavpur. Health secretary Asim Barman signed the MoU with California-based doctor K.P. Chowdhury, who runs a trust in his own name.

Drowned in Digha

Pradip Modak, 40, a resident of Bansdroni in Regent Park, drowned in the sea at Digha while bathing on Friday afternoon. He had gone to Digha in the morning and put up at a guest house along with two friends. After interrogating his friends, the police found that Modak was drunk at the time.

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