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Twist in Belghoria case

Calcutta, Sept. 3: Stung by the showcause notices served on them for not registering the complaint of a 40-year-old woman, three policemen of Belghoria police station today arrested six youths who allegedly raped her.

However, police found on interrogating them that she had made a false charge as her son failed to pay a hefty amount he had borrowed from them. A medical examination confirmed she was not raped, said an official. Asked if the showcause notices would be withdrawn, he replied in the negative.

Nirupam for UK

Calcutta: Industry minister Nirupam Sen will leave for the UK on September 12 on an invitation from the British government to attend the Thames festival. The theme of the festival is “link with India, particularly Calcutta and West Bengal”. Sen said he will use the trip — his first as industry minister — to explore possibilities of British investment in Bengal and meet prominent industrialists of Indian origin, like Swraj Paul.

State poll chief

Calcutta: Industry secretary Sabyasachi Sen will officiate as the state’s chief electoral officer as CEO S.. Haque has sought relief from the post on health grounds. Haque said the name of the new CEO will be announced soon by the Election Commission.

Student killed

Krishnagar: Samed Mian, 12, a student of class VIII, was crushed to death on Wednesday morning when two buses were racing against each other at Nagarukhra near Jagulia. He was going to school.


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