Calcutta, June 18: Eminent scientist Amal Roy Chowdhury died today following a cardiac arrest. He was 82 and is survived by two sons and two daughters.
Roy Chowdhury suffered the cardiac arrest at the State Bankís Gariahat branch, said son-in-law Subrata Sen. The physicist was rushed to a Ballygunge nursing home where he was declared dead. He was cremated at Keoratola. A paper Roy Chowdhury prepared while a physics lecturer at Asutosh College was later recognised as a milestone in relativity and cosmology.
Siliguri: Narayan Pal, 15, was crushed under the debris of a boundary wall that collapsed on Friday night on the Eastern Bypass at Kaankatamore. Palís mother and neighbours were injured and admitted to the Siliguri subdivisional hospital.
Midnapore (West): At least nine children, aged between one month and eight years, have died of meningitis and jaundice in the district in the last four days.
New Delhi (UNI): The Haryana Union of Journalists will provide free homoeopathic aid to all journalists in the state. The unionís president, Mr K.B. Pandit, said on Thursday that newsmen had made the arrangement with the Homoeopathic Education and Medical Society of Haryana.
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.
Chandigarh (PTI): The Chandigarh district administration will observe an ymposia, seminars, painting competitions and cultural items will be organised.
Jammu (PTI): The Centre has sanctioned Rs 14.50 crore for ithereignthd cvnmgt in thryuiemprovement of the Jammu-Srinagar Na0 crore for ithereignthd .