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Student strike threat looms over varsity

Students of Jadavpur University’s engineering and technology faculty on Wednesday threatened to boycott classes for an indefinite period from Thursday, protesting the authorities’ refusal to meet their demand for introducing a system of holding supplementary exams after every semester. They said they would begin the class boycott programme as a continuation of their movement which rocked the campus on Tuesday. They started the agitation on Monday with the gheraoing of vice-chancellor Ashok Nath Basu and other officials and teachers of the university. The campus was peaceful on Wednesday as the institution was closed for Viswakarma puja.

Court admits Saha case

Calcutta High Court on Wednesday admitted for hearing a case filed by US-based doctor Kunal Saha, demanding interim cancellation of licences of two city doctors, found responsible for the death of his wife Anuradha by the trial court. The respondents were directed to file affidavits. The court, however, declined to pass any interim order on the basis of the petition. Saha, in his petition, contended that the trial court, in its judgment, had held that Anuradha died due to rash and negligent treatment by doctors Sukumar Mukherjee and Baidyanath Halder. The trial court also sentenced the doctors to two months’ rigorous imprisonment, he pointed out. Saha’s lawyer Pijush Dutta submitted before the court that according to Medical Council rules, the licences of the doctors, who were found guilty by the court, should be cancelled. He told the court that the West Bengal Medical Council had not cancelled the licences of the doctors yet.

Trains rescheduled

On account of immersion of Viswakarma idols, four Circular Railway trains will terminate at and originate from Tallah. One Prinsep Ghat-Barrackpore local (BC 27 Up) will remain cancelled and another Barasat-Prinsep Ghat local (CT 442 Down) will be diverted to Sealdah on September 18 and 19.

Housewife kills self

A 20-year-old housewife, Sushmita Chakraborty, committed suicide at her residence in Maheshtala on Tuesday night. Police arrested Sushmita’s father-in-law and mother-in-law on charges of torturing her. Sushmita’s relatives lodged a complaint with the Maheshtala police station, alleging that she was compelled to commit suicide after failing to bear regular torture by her in-laws.

Miscreants held

Police arrested two miscreants near Nalban Boating Complex in Salt Lake on Tuesday night and recovered two revolvers and ammunition from them. Working on a tip-off that a gang of criminals had gathered near a deserted spot beside the boating complex, a team from South Bidhannagar police station raided the area and arrested the kingpins of the gang, Manoj Dalui and Sanjay Makal. Four persons, however, fled on a two-wheeler.

Job racket bust

Ashish Roy, a senior BSNL official, was arrested at Narayanpur, near Dum Dum airport, on Tuesday night on charges of forging appointment letters and duping youths by promising them jobs. An unaccounted sum of Rs 2 lakh was also recovered from him. Roy used to run the job racket through a tea-stall owner outside his Barasat office, said police. It came to light after a few youths from Hasnabad lodged police complaints.

Heritage run

Eastern Railway will run a Heritage Special train with a steam engine between Howrah and Bandel on a commercial basis. According to an official notice, the first such train with 100 passengers will run on September 21, leaving Howrah at 9 am and reaching Bandel at 10.30 am. After sight-seeing at nearby spots, the train will leave Bandel at 3 pm to arrive at Howrah at 4.30 pm. The package will cost Rs 325.

Rail show

An exhibition of handicrafts and accessories, organised by the wives of railway employees, was opened on Wednesday at Rail Minar on Judges Court Road.

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