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The City Diary

Court reminder on let-out rules

Justice Soumitra Sen of Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed the Calcutta Municipal Corporation to “follow strictly” the rules for letting out houses for hosting marriages or other ceremonies. According to the civic rules, a building in the middle of a neighbourhood, or near a hospital, a place of worship or an educational institute cannot be let out for such ceremonies. he authorities also need to take into account the population density of the area in which the building is located and whether there is adequate parking space in the vicinity. The owner of the building is required to submit a registration fee before letting out the premises.

Arrest order

The division bench of Chief Justice V.S. Sirpurkar and Justice Nadira Patheriya on Thursday directed police to arrest Ramnath Pandey, a Beleghata resident, and produce him before the court at the earliest. andey and others had moved a PIL in May against a few Hindusthan Petroleum Corporation officers, alleging that the company was supplying adulterated fuel to consumers. Pandey was the first petitioner. hen the court took up the matter, the second petitioner submitted that he had not authorised Pandey to move the case. The court passed an order asking Pandey to appear before it. But Pandey did not obey the order.

Official injured

T.K. Barman, principal secretary, jails, was injured when the scooter he was riding was hit by a car on EM Bypass on Thursday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for injuries in the elbows and ankles. The driver fled with his vehicle.

Chhat security

At least 200 police pickets will be set up across the city and special forces deployed on October 28 and 29 for Chhat puja. Traffic along certain thoroughfares — including SN Bannerjee Road, Rani Rashmoni Avenue and Strand Road — will be restricted, police said on Thursday.

Custody

Sumitra Barman, 7, was handed over to the protective custody of Mahestala police station on Thursday, after she was found loitering in Sarengabad. Police are trying to contact her parents.

Infantry Day

Infantry Day will be observed on Friday at Vijay Smarak on Red Road. GOC-in-C (Eastern Command) Lt-Gen. Arvind Sharma and other senior officers are scheduled to attend the programme.

Biodiversity fair

Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will inaugurate a fair on biodiversity at the Rabindra Sadan complex on Friday.

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