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Anglo-Indian school meet in November

The Association of Teachers of Anglo-Indian Schools has decided to organise a seminar at Assembly of God Church School next month to discuss the role of teachers in prominent English-medium schools in implementing the revised curriculum of different boards. Announcing this on Thursday, Dilip Bhattacharya, general secretary of the association, said senior officials of all major educational boards operating in Bengal will participate in the vital meeting slated for November. The state-controlled West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, the West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education, the Delhi-based Central Board of Secondary Education and Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations will attend the November meeting.

Two hurt in office melee

Trouble broke out in the office of a sugar-mill factory in the Mercantile Building in front of the city police headquarters, on Lalbazar Street, on Thursday. Two persons were injured in the melee and one of them was hospitalised. The owner of the firm, Ahmed Ali, alleged that an employee, Mahipal, and a security guard, Azam Ali, along with 15 associates had forcibly entered the office and grabbed some cash kept in the locker. “On Wednesday night, Azam forced the cashier to open the office so that he could spend the night there. I came to the office on learning that he was raising a ruckus about puja bonus. When I refused, he brought in the men and took away the money,” claimed Ahmed Ali. But preliminary investigation hinted at a management-labour dispute.

Held for murder

Three persons have been detained in connection with the murder of Archideb Bhattacharjee on Kalyani Expressway, at Barrackpore. Police said the youth whose beheaded body had been found on Tuesday, on the northern fringes of the city, was associated with the real-estate business.

Goon arrested

Mukaddesh, the criminal who had masterminded the Rs-9 lakh loot from Ichhamati Milk Marketing Federation of Barasat, was arrested in Barasat on Wednesday night. Police said a pipegun, several bullets and some bombs were recovered from him.

IA flights

Indian Airlines (IA) has rescheduled flight IC 263 operating on the Calcutta-Delhi sector for four days — October 3, 4, 6 and 7. On these days, the flight will leave Calcutta at 8 am instead of 7 am. According to an IA spokesperson, the change in timing was effected to allow for rehearsals for Air Force Day. The airport will remain closed on the four days, between 8 am and 10 am, in the run-up to the October 8 celebrations.

Welfare award

Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission of Barrackpore has been picked for the National Award 2002 for child welfare activities and the services it rendered in the field development and welfare of children. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh and a citation, according to a spokesperson for the Union human resource department.

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TO Prayash,Jadavpur, for taking underprivileged children on a tour of various puja pandals on Saptami


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