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Patient death sparks scuffle

The death of Meena Dutta, 45, at MR Bangur Hospital sparked trouble between the hospital authorities and the patient’s kin on Saturday night. Dutta was admitted to the hospital last Wednesday for a gall bladder operation. On Saturday evening, her condition took a turn for the worse half an hour after the surgery. She died around 11.30 pm. A little after midnight, Dutta’s family found a police team in front of the operating theatre. Soon after, Dutta was declared dead. Her family alleged that the authorities had deliberately delayed informing them of her death. An altercation started between the family and the hospital staff, which soon snowballed into a scuffle. Later, the family left with Dutta’s body.

Voters’ list on display

Voters can check their names on the draft roll at local polling premises from Monday. Polling booths, stations and premises will remain open from Monday to December 31, except for Sundays and Christmas, said chief electoral officer Basudeb Banerjee on Sunday.

Waterworks plan

Trinamul Congress leader Mamata Banerjee unveiled a Rs 15-crore project to convert the Dahighat pumping station into a waterworks with five-million- gallons-a-day capacity.

Beauty drive

Mayor Subrata Mukherjee has directed councillors of Calcutta Municipal Corporation to find vacant plots in their wards and prepare proposals for their beautification.

Residents’ plea

New Alipore residents met borough chairman Arup Biswas on Sunday to discuss the problems caused by trucks plying there for the Taratala flyover.

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TO Lions Club of Calcutta Sanjeevani for donating blankets to the under-privileged in the Dhapa area


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