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Bangla woman sent back after years

A Bangladeshi woman was sent home on Friday after she recalled her name and address following treatment at a mental hospital. Jamila Khatun, 23, was found wandering on the streets by residents of Gobra. She was admitted to Pavlov Mental Institution on June 29, 2000, when it was found that she was mentally unstable. She underwent treatment at the institute for a year before a non-governmental organisation took her under its wings. Khatun regained her mental balance and recalled her name and address. All official formalities for sending her home in Akhbulot village, under Gogha police station, in Jessore district, were completed on Thursday. Khatoon was taken to the Petrapole border and handed over to Bangladesh Rifles personnel in the presence of her maternal uncle.

Scooter skid kills two

Two men on a scooter were killed on Friday afternoon when a container-trailer hit the two-wheeler on Karl Marx Sarani, near Sikh Lines, in the West Port police station area. The trailer rammed into the scooter from behind around 3.30 pm. The road being slippery, the scooter-rider lost control of the vehicle and skidded underneath the wheels of the heavy vehicle, police said. The pillion-rider, Mohammad Akthar, 40, a resident of Fatehpur Village Road, was crushed to death on the spot,while the other scooter-rider, Mohammad Hanif, 45, a resident of Iron Gate Road, was admitted to SSKM Hospital with injuries. Police said both the vehicles were impounded but the trailer driver managed to flee.

College clash

Trouble broke out at Kidderpore College on Friday morning when a group of students clashed with local residents. A BA Pass course examination was in progress in the college around 10.05 am when local residents started an argument with a group of students for allegedly misbehaving with some women. Police said college property was damaged in the clash that ensued. Residents were enraged with some male students who were “misbehaving with local girls.” Principal Samsur Alam intervened and negotiated a truce between the two groups. He later sent a letter reporting the incident to Watgunge police station.

Mission milestone

Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan’s 73rd foundation day will be celebrated on Saturday at the inaugural function of the XVIII Annual Scientific Conference of its Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences. Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee will preside as chief guest and release the conference souvenir. Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will attend another programme celebrating the golden jubilee of Ramakrishna Mission Shilpamandira on the institute grounds on Saturday evening.

Aurobindo verse

Calcutta High Court on Friday quashed the decision of the chief judicial magistrate (CJM), Alipore, to frame charges against the members of Sree Aurobindo Trust for allegedly tampering with Sabitri, a poem written by Aurobindo, during publication of a new edition. The CJM had decided to frame charges on the basis of allegations levelled by Aurobindo’s nephew Anil Ghosh. Ghosh claimed that the trust had tampered with at least 2,000 sections of the original version of Sabitri.

Injured in mishap

A 22-year-old woman was seriously injured when she was hit by a private car on Jatin Bagchi Road, behind Vivekananda Park, around 3.40 pm on Friday. Police said the incident occurred when Sreyoshi Basu, a resident of Hatibagan Road, Garia, was crossing the road. She was rushed to Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan with serious head injuries. The vehicle was impounded by officers of Lake police station.

Body found

The body of a 45-year-old man was found at Garfa, in the Jagachha police station area, on Friday afternoon. According to the police, the unidentified man was a victim of a car accident. The body was sent for postmortem.

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To Bhalo-basha for organising free counselling to drug addicts during a rehabilitation programme on Sree Sangha club premises on July 17

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