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Truant doctors

Behrampore, May 14: The district chief medical officer of health, Murshidabad, Satchidananda Sarkar, issued showcause notices to three doctors of Kandi Hospital, about 235 km from Calcutta, today for being absent.

The disciplinary action came minutes after the director of health services, Prabhakar Chatterjee, found the trio absent from duty during a surprise visit to the hospital this morning. Chatterjee examined 20-25 patients waiting at the hospital.

Power law

Calcutta: The state government is contemplating stringent laws to check power pilferage, which has been causing a revenue loss of Rs 400-500 crore annually for the West Bengal State Electricity Board, according to power minister Mrinal Banerjee. The utility could bring down tariff if this is recovered, the minister said.

Heat kills one

Bolpur: The body of a man suspected to have died because of the heat wave was discovered by residents of Trisulapatty Bolpur municipality area, 195 km from Calcutta, on Saturday afternoon. Subdivisional police officer Rabindranath Sarkar said Kalosona Hazra (42) of Bergram village under Bolpur police station lay dead near a rice mill. “Some burnt spots were seen on the belly,” Sarkar said.

Free aid

New Delhi (UNI): The Haryana Union of Journalists will provide free homoeopathic aid to all journalists in the state. The union’s president, Mr K.B. Pandit, said on Thursday that newsmen had made the arrangement with the Homoeopathic Education and Medical Society of Haryana.

Zanskar ban

Jammu (PTI): Zanskar in Ladakh will soon be opened to visitors, with the Buddhist Youth Association lifting the seven-month bthe decision in the hope that their demands would be met soon.

AIDS week

Chandigarh (PTI): The Chandigarh district administration will observe an ymposia, seminars, painting competitions and cultural items will be organised.

Srinagar way

Jammu (PTI): The Centre has sanctioned Rs 14.50 crore for ithereignthd cvnmgt in thryuiemprovement of the Jammu-Srinagar Na0 crore for ithereignthd .


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