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Widow sets herself on fire in apartment

Mukti Ghosh, 55, committed suicide on Sunday morning in her CIT building apartment on VIP Road in the Phoolbagan police station area by setting herself on fire. She had doused herself with kerosene. Police said she had been suffering from depression. Her husband had died five years ago.

Pay revision for police

The fourth pay commission recommendations have already been implemented for sergeants and sub-inspectors, chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee announced at the Calcutta Police Association’s annual meet on Sunday. The same was not true for constables though, he admitted. “That has got mired in some finance department red tape but I will ensure that things get moving,” he assured.

Interview chaos

Tension prevailed at the Geological Survey of India office in Salt Lake for the second successive day after more than 3,000 candidates and their guardians held a demonstration. The candidates had turned up on Sunday for an interview for the recruitment of Group C and D staff, only to find it had been cancelled.

Dismissed cop held

Howrah police on Saturday night arrested Swapan Dey, a dismissed constable, and his associate Gopal Mondal in front of Howrah station for extorting a taxi driver.

Man shot at

Shyamal Roy, a 40-year-old CPM activist, was shot in his arm in the Habra market area on Sunday, police said.

Bus in ditch

Around 40 people were injured at Baidyanathpur in the Bagnan police station area in Howrah on Sunday afternoon when a bus on the Howrah-Gadiara route overturned and fell into a ditch.

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