High-tech rake for Rajdhani The second Linke Hofmann Bosch (LHB) rake, built with state-of-the-art German technology, was attached to the Howrah Rajdhani Express on Wednesday. Eastern Railway officials said the rake would be used every third day. The first LHB rake was introduced on February 3. According to the railway officials, the rakes will provide passengers more amenities, additional berths and greater comfort. wo additional airconditioned coaches and an extra pantry car will be attached to the Sealdah Rajdhani Express from March 1.
Teachers on fast fall ill Four teachers employed on contract at Higher Secondary schools were taken to Bidhannagar State General Hospital after falling ill during their fast-unto-death demanding confirmation of their jobs. alyan Sarkar, joint convenor of an association of teachers working on contract, said several rounds of discussion had been held on the issue with the secretary of the school education department, but to no avail.
Mishap death Bidhanchandra Dutta, 60, was killed after being run over by a private bus on BT Road, near Sinthee, on Wednesday morning. He was a resident of Baranagar.
Body found A body was found lying on the pavement near gate no. 4 of Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday morning. The man could not be identified. The police said he was a pavement-dweller.
Murder Nurislam Nashkar, 50, was killed at his Joynagar home, in South 24-Parganas, on Wednesday morning after being hit on the head with a stone allegedly thrown by his nephew Yusuf Nashkar. Police said a property dispute led to the murder. Yusuf has been arrested.
Bandh A 12-hour bandh was observed in Sonarpur on Wednesday to protest the murder of a Congress worker. The party workers also blocked trains.
Exam bar Police announced on Wednesday that no photocopying outlet, located within 100 m of an examination centre, would be allowed to stay open during Madhyamik, to be held from March 24. A police escort will guard the question papers while they are transported from the board office to the examination centres.
Kiosk installed A touch-screen information kiosk has been installed in the panchayat and rural development department at Jessop Building, on NS Road. The kiosk will be inaugurated by Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi. Health minister Surjya Kanta Mishra and minister-in-charge of the IT department Manab Mukherjee will be present at the launch on February 25.
Balcony collapse A portion of a balcony of a two-storeyed house on Prinsep Street collapsed on Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured in the accident. The civic officials visited the spot and initiated a probe into the collapse.
Clinic launch A speciality geriatric clinic was opened at South Howrah State General Hospital on Tuesday by deputy health minister Pratyush Mukherjee. hief medical officer of health S. Saha said specialists in medicine, psychiatry, surgery and ophthalmology will attend the clinic on Mondays and Saturdays, between 1 pm and 4 pm.
Special trains To meet the Shivaratri rush, the Eastern Railway will run a pair of special trains between Howrah and Tarakeshwar on February 26 and February 27. The Tarakeshwar-bound train will leave at 11.05 am and the return train at 2.30 pm.
To Lions Club of Calcutta Adarsh for distributing stationery among underprivileged children